2023/24 - Classical Greece : Athens to Athens - Variety Voyager
Enjoy a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unraveling the wonders of Classical Greece. The beautiful Cyclades, Kea, Santorini, Mykonos and the neighboring 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. The Peloponnese with Monemvasia and Nafplion historical treasures.
Day By Day
Day 1 - Friday
ATHENS, MARINA ZEAS (PIRAEUS) - KEA
Join us - and your fellow explorers - at Marina Zea in Athens for a welcome drink. Today we start our adventure. First stop: Cape Sounion to visit the Temple of Poseidon. Next up, the short sail across to Kea for dinner and exploration before we set sail again, this time to Delos. Overnight at sea. The iconic windmills of Mykonos, Greece, with the colorful town in the background
Day 2 - Saturday
DELOS - MYKONOS
A day of contrasts: wake up in sacred Delos, the mythological birthplace of revered ancient Greek God, Apollo. The entire island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one that we are proud to have pioneered the road to tourism to. Then onto cosmopolitan Mykonos - stopping en route for your first chance to dive from boat to sea. In Mykonos, the afternoon, evening and night are yours. Overnight in Mykonos: join us back on board after a night of partying with the jetset. Variety Cruises' ship floating in front of the caldera in Santorini Island
Day 3 - Sunday
Relax with coffee and breakfast on deck this morning as we sail from Mykonos to Santorini. We know you'll fall in love with this picturesque, volcanic island. Yes, the famous blue-domes overlooking the caldera are here, but so are archaeological sites, traditional villages, and more. Let us show you Santorini's secrets on an optional tour.. Overnight sail to Crete. The ancient palace of Knossos, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete, Greece
Day 4 - Monday
The day is yours in Crete. We'll arrive early and leave late - how you spend the time in between is up to you. Perhaps you'll take a wine tour, an archaeological excursion, learn about Cretean mythology? Tell us what you want to see and do and we'll make it happen. Overnight at sea. Traditional white coloured church in greek islands
Day 5 - Tuesday
Ready. Steady. Jump! This morning is another chance to dive into those famous Aegean waters as we drop anchor on our way to Kythira. This lesser-known island is quickly gaining popularity; now is your chance for laid-back exploration. Ask our crew for restaurant recommendations in the main town of Chora. Overnight in Kythira. Aerial view of Monemvasia, a medieval fortress town on the coast of the Peloponnese, Greece
Day 6 - Wednesday
MONEMVASIA - NAFPLION
We'll depart early for the medieval, fortified town of Monemvasia. The stories here are endless, and come to life via the uniquely preserved Byzantine and Venetian architecture. In the early afternoon we'll depart for Nafplion, with a swim stop on the way. Here, explore the narrow streets of the old quarter at leisure. Overnight in Nafplion. A view of the ancient ruins of Mycenae in Greece
Day 7 - Thursday
NAFPLION - HYDRA - MARINA ZEA- ATHENS
A short drive inland from Nafplion is Mycenae: a cradle of Greek civilization and home to the mythological kingdom of Agamemnon. Join us for an optional tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Come afternoon, we set sail for small yet historical Hydra; an island that enchanted the likes of Chagall and Picasso. End the day with our signature Captain's Farewell Dinner as we sail back to Marina Zea. Zea Marina, a picturesque harbor on the Athens Riviera, Greece
Day 8 - Friday
ATHENS - MARINA ZEAS (PIRAEUS)
Breakfast on board before disembarkation. Though this adventure has come to an end, we hope to sea you on another soon!
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- Variety Cruises
- Offer valid through 9/1/2023
- 8 Days
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- Variety Voyager
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