Enjoy an amazing 7 night cruise for two! A voyage through history dedicated to the Golden Age of Greek civilization and beyond, this cruise comes complete with a guest lecturer, Eugenia Alexiou - an expert historian and graduate of the Athens’ Tour Guide Academy. The journey to off-the-beaten track locales in the Peloponnese peninsula is a masterclass on classical antiquity and the Roman conquest, ending with the transition to the Christian empire of Byzantium. Experience a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery. Your cruise will depart and return to Marina Zea, Athens with stops at Nauplion, Monemvassia, Gytheio, Pylos, Olympia, Itea and Ancient Epidavros.
-Accommodation in double or twin Category B cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning
-Buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a welcome cocktail
-Optional visits to 4 UNESCO sites, Captain's Honor Night
-Corinth Canal Crossing
Variety Cruises is the 2016 USA Today Reader's Choice for "Best Boutique Cruise Line" worldwide. Flights, crew tips, shore excursions and other personal expenses are not included. Port taxes of roughly $295 per person is collected during the cruise.
From: Marina Zea, Athens To: Marina Zea, Athens.
Variety Cruises is one of the leading yacht cruise lines worldwide, operating a fleet of 11 fully owned vessels offering travelers the ultimate Yacht Cruise experience. With capacities ranging from 5 to 36 cabins, Variety Cruises’ upscale yachts and experiential cruise itineraries embrace each destination by visiting much-loved and unfrequented ports of call in a private, intimate and relaxed environment. Some of Variety Cruises’ industry nomination highlights:
- USA TODAY READER’S CHOICE AWARDS 2016: “Best Boutique Cruise Line” worldwide
- CruiseCritic.Com 2015: one of the top 15 small ship cruise lines and ” Best for Yacht Cruises” category
- Tourism Awards 2015: Gold Award in “Small Ship Cruising in Greece” category
- CruiseCritic.Com; the No1 small ship cruise line in the Scenic Nature category
- Conde Nast Traveler Greece; the best Small Ship Cruise Line in Greece
THE SHIP: The M/S Galileo, built with the most stringent safety regulations, was launched in 1992 and was fully rebuilt in 2007. The latest renovation works of the M/S Galileo took place between November 2015 and March 2016 and included significant upgrading of the guest accommodations as well as the indoor & outdoor public areas. The elegant Galileo has operated cruises in the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean. The Galileo is always sailing under motors. Sails are occasionally used when weather and route allow. Service on board is provided by your Captain, the Cruise Coordinator and your experienced Marine and Hotel crew members.
This cruise is only able to be taken during the months of March, April, October, and November. If a customer would like to sail during the summer months, he or she must select another cruise and pay the cost difference.