Enjoy a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery while you unravel the wonders of classical Greece! Visit the beautiful islands of the Cyclades: Kea, Santorini and Mykonos along with Crete and the neighbouring UNESCO-protected archaeological isle of Delos.
The crystal blue waters of Kythira and the historical treasures of the Peloponnese will wow you with an array of attractions. Each day you will discover a new port of call, a hidden cove with tranquil waters, a glimpse of ancient history to amaze you, and rich cultural diversity to intrigue you.
Highlights Include: • The beautiful Cyclades, Kea, Santorini, Mykonos • UNESCO-protected archaeological isle of Delos • Crete, the largest and southern most Greek island • The crystal blue waters of the island of Kythira, a hidden gem of the Aegean sea • Hydra, an off-the-beaten track island with her picturesque harbor
Your Ship: The 25 cabins of the M/Y Harmony V are located on the Main deck (9 cabins) and on the Upper Deck (16 cabins). All cabins are premium, contemporary, and decorated with soft colour furnishings. All 16 cabins on the Upper Deck offer flexible bedding configuration, which can be set to offer either two twin beds or a double bed. All cabins offer large windows and en suite bathrooms with shower and elegant Corian finishing on walls and floors. The cabins are equipped with flat screen TV sets, DVD players, mini fridge, hairdryers, individually controlled A/C and safe deposit boxes.
During the day, life on board centres around the Bar Lounge and Dining Room at the Main Deck, with meals also served "al fresco" style depending on the weather and ship location. The ship accommodates all guests at one single seating and provides a high standard of cuisine with some local flavour. The classy dining room is surrounded by large windows providing beautiful views of the ports of call. The Sun Deck is the ideal place to bask under the sun, read a good book or just gaze at the scenery.
Day 1: Athens, Kea Embarkation at Marina Zea in Athens, between 2-3 pm. Enjoy a welcome drink and meet your crew and fellow passengers. Depart via Cape Sounion to Kea. Time at leisure to explore Kea's tiny port, Coressia after dinner. Departure in the early hours for Delos. Overnight at sea.
Day 2: Delos > Mykonos Optional morning tour to the unique archaeological site of Delos, antiquity's most sacred island. On to the port of Mykonos, with a swim stop on the way. Free afternoon and evening to enjoy the island's cosmopolitan lifestyle. Overnight in Mykonos.
Day 3: Santorini Noon arrival in Santorini (anchorage at Fira). Experience the stunning natural drama of the volcanic caldera. Optional tour to archaeological sites and typical villages with unique views over the Aegean Sea. Overnight sailing to Crete.
Day 4: Rethymnon Crete Morning arrival at Crete's famous and lively port of Rethymnon. Optional tour to the ancient city of Knossos near Heraklion. Late departure for Kythira. Overnight at sea.
Day 5: Kythira Late morning swim stop and afternoon arrival to Kythira, a less known island gem now fast becoming a favorite among visitors to Greece. Evening at leisure to visit the picturesque main town of Chora and experience the subdued charms of this peaceful island. Overnight in Kythira.
Day 6: Monemvasia > Nafplion Early morning sailing to Monemvasia. Discover a remarkable medieval fortified town, with time at leisure to explore the uniquely preserved Byzantine and Venetian architecture and experience the beauty of the natural setting. Depart for Nafplion in the early afternoon, with a swim stop on the way. Evening arrival at Nafplion. The old quarter is charming, with narrow streets and characteristic period architecture. Also, impressive medieval fortifications can be seen in the port and crowning the hills above. Overnight in Nafplion.
Day 7: Nafplion > Hydra > Marina Zea > Athens Optional tour to Mycenae, the powerful walled palace of Agamemnon, the Homeric Achaean king. Early afternoon departure for the island of Hydra. Time at leisure to explore this picturesque port town. Captain's Farewell Dinner. After midnight arrival at Marina Zea, Athens.
Day 8: Marina Zea-Athens Disembarkation at 9 am after breakfast.
• Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning • Buffet breakfast and one meal daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a Greek night Evening, fun BBQ (weather permitting), and Captain's Dinner • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability) • English-Speaking Cruise Escort
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July 16, 23, 30 2022
Apr 22, 29
Aug 6, 13, 20, 27
Sep 3, 10, 17, 24
Oct 1, 8, 15, 22
July 16, 23, 30
Apr 22, 29
Booking conditions Itineraries can be changed at the discretion of Variety Cruises and of the Vessel's Captain in case of adverse weather conditions - winds of 6/7 beaufort or more depending on the vessel- on port authorities not allowing a vessel to leave port or in case of other extraordinary conditions. Such itinerary changes do not entitle automatically passengers to any refunds but Variety Cruises guarantees that passengers are disembarked at the advertised port of disembarkation on time for their flights.
Itineraries can be changed at the discretion of Variety Cruises and of the Vessel's Captain in case of adverse weather conditions - winds of 6/7 beaufort or more depending on the vessel- on port authorities not allowing a vessel to leave port or in case of other extraordinary conditions. Such itinerary changes do not entitle automatically passengers to any refunds but Variety Cruises guarantees that passengers are disembarked at the advertised port of disembarkation on time for their flights.
Book by 31 Jan 2022 to save 10% on sailings Apr/May 2022
Book and deposit by 31 Jan 2022 to save 10% off sailings in April and May 2022. Offer is subject to availability and may not be combined with any other. Savings do not apply to Port Charges. Enquire as to further terms and conditions.