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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.

Inclusions
  • 7 night cruise roundtrip Athens aboard Harmony G (Variety Cruises)
  • Buffet breakfast and one meal daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a Greek night Evening, fun BBQ (weather permitting), and Captain’s Dinner
  • Coffee, tea and mineral water all day
  • Use of fishing and snorkeling equipment (Masks, Fins and Snorkels), and Beach Towels
  • Kayaks, Water Toys and Stand-Up Paddle Boards (subject to availability)
  • English-Speaking Local (Greek) Cruise Escort
  • Reduced rates! (price reflects discount)
July 26, 2024 Cruise Only
Oceanview with Portholes $1679
Oceanview $2079
Taxes & Fees $410
Rates are in USD. Per person based on double occupancy.

 

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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
Early morning sailing and 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 8:30 – 9am after breakfast

Go deeper with our sustainable small boat cruise adventures – since 1949.

Variety Cruises, is a 3rd generation family owned boutique cruise line, awarded as a pioneer of small ship cruises featuring a fleet of 8 boutique vessels, each SOLAS certified to accommodate around 50 guests. What began as a signature seven-day Greek adventure has since evolved into a global phenomenon, with the expansion of these immersive small-boat journeys across the world. The company’s philosophy centers on creating a sense of community at sea, where guests are welcomed as a part of a family at sea, offering a home-away-from-home experience on the water. Small boat cruises have been a part of our DNA since 1949, so let us take you by the hand and show you the world the Variety Cruises way.

Our secret recipe ingredients include:

  • A family business since 1949
  • Our rich history and experience
  • A variety of small boats to suit every style
  • Our diversity-driven team of experts and staff
  • Exclusive destination-driven partnerships
  • In-depth shore excursions and a’la carte options
  • Small boat benefits including swimming off the boat
  • Access to remote areas approachable only via small boats

Go deeper into the world on board our sustainable, immersive, destination-driven small ship adventures, with safety and comfort at heart. All while making friends with a handful of diverse guests, experts, and our family.
Welcome… to a better world at sea™.

Terms & Conditions

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking.  Errors or omissions may occur on the above information with no guarantee of being honoured. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes non-refundable $30 per adult Booking Management Fee. $50 per adult cancellation fee. Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287