7 day cruise + 3 nights in Athens       -         17 passengers (on a ship for 24)         

Cruise the Greek Islands on a Private Motor-Sailer

AUGUST 19 - 30, 2015

$ 4888 per person in double occupancy

 $ 5688 single occupancy


Included in the price:

3 nights in Athens, 7 nights cruise, 6 dinners with wine and/or beer, 7 lunches, 10 breakfasts, tenders, port taxes, VAT, Entrance fees to sites, transportation to sites, private guides, pick-up at airport, reference books and maps, Accident/ medical insurance.


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DAY ONE:

- Fly to Athens (Air fare not included)

DAY TWO:

- Arrive Athens, transfer to hotel

- Leisure time

- Dinner with group (1).

DAY THREE:

- Transfer to yacht

- Sail to Kea with lunch on board

- Kea is a small, rocky and very picturesque island with                beautiful  beaches and clear waters. This will be your first             taste of the Aegean islands, so enjoy the scenery and then             choose from one of the many fisherman’s taverns for a             dinner of fresh fish, Greek salad and fried calamari.

DAY FOUR:

  - Sail to Mykonos with lunch on board

  - See for yourselves why this charming island has been the             destination of the rich and famous for so long.  

  Its cluster of beautiful white homes set against the deep blue   of the sky and the sea is a sight you will never forget.

  - Dinner at your leisure on Mykonos


DAY FIVE:

- Sail to Delos

- For approximately 1,000 years beginning in the 9th century BC, Delos served as the cultural and religious center for the entire Aegean region. Today, it is an uninhabited island that is used solely for its archaeological and historical value.

- Sail to Paros with lunch on board.

- On Paros, we will visit the monastery of "Panagia Ekatontapiliani", which means “with one hundred gates.” Only 99 have been found thus far. Try To locate the 100th. If you’re a winner, all of your vacations with us next year will be free.

- Paros is a very scenic island with some superb spots to take a refreshing swim.

- Dinner in Paros at your leisure    


DAY SIX:

- Sail to Naxos with lunch on board and stop for a swim.

- Sail to Ios

- Dinner at your leisure in Ios.  


DAY SEVEN:

- Sail to Santorini with lunch on board

- Perched high above its harbor, Santorini is a popular destination for its extraordinary vistas.

- Sail to Folegandros

- With steep cliffs and a large cave, Folegandros is an island with a very varied landscape. The capital of the island, Chora, is built at the edge of a 200-metre high cliff with beautiful panoramas of the surrounding area.

- The port of Folegandros is in the small town of Karavostasis

where we will have dinner at one of my favorite restaurants.


DAY EIGHT:

- Sail to Sifnos with lunch on board and a visit to the island

- Sifnos is best known for its honey. Greece has a very dry climate, so the honey here has a concentrated exotic taste and smell to it.

- Dinner in Sifnos at your leisure


DAY NINE:

- Sail to Kythnos with lunch on board

- Dinner in Kythnos


DAY TEN:

-Sail to Athens.

-Tour of Athens with the group

-Dinner at your leisure


DAY ELEVEN:

- Visit The Great Theater of Epidaurus

In a canyon, in 340 BC, Argos architect Polykleitos the Younger, built, according to Pausanias, the theatre of Epidaurus. Of all the surviving ancient theatres, Epidaurus is the most beautiful and best preserved. Its original purpose was to entertain the patients of Asklipieio. With a capacity of 13,000 spectators, it was divided into two parts: 21 rows of seats for citizens and 34 rows for priests and rulers. The superb acoustics of the theater make it a must-see and -hear destination.

- Visit to Mycanae.

- Dinner with the group in the Athens.


DAY TWELVE 07/13:

           - Depart Athens.

The 148-foot yacht is a motorsailer, so it moves like a powerboat through the water.  It doesn’t heel (lean over) like a sailboat.  The sails are just for steadying the boat in case of rough weather. She’s 14 years old and one of the sturdiest wooden ships of its kind in the Mediterranean.  The Captain, has hosted our groups many times in the past and is an experienced, gracious and hospitable skipper.


Maria, the Captain’s wife, is a great cook, so we have breakfast and lunch on board every day. She shops for fresh produce and fish daily when we stop in port, so our meals are truly extraordinary. We have dinner in the port towns we visit to give you the opportunity to explore the islands and taste the local cuisine.

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The ship sleeps 30 people easily, but the group is limited to 17 participants. It allows us to come ashore together and find a restaurant that will accommodate the entire group. With so few passengers aboard a ship designed for almost twice as many people, we each have more space to ourselves, and there are plenty of private,quiet corners where you can read or relax.


ITINERARY

dependant on weather conditions and captain’s discretion.

If that picture doesn’t make you want to come on the next cruise

in the Cyclades, probably nothing will.

Hi Jean

Just wanted to extend this thank you note on Martha and I's behalf.

The Greek Island tour was a fabulous experience; the food, the wine,

the scenery, the history and the group were simply amazing...

 We had wonderful and unforgettable time!

Hope we can join you again in the near future.Best Regards,

Luis Victoria,Miami, FL. (Greek Cyclades-July 2014)

The ship is configured with:


- 8 cabins with 1 double bed      and 1 single bed.

- 3 cabins with 2 twin beds

- No bunk beds!

- Each cabin has a private      bathroom and AC.

Hey Jean!

Thank you so much for the awesome trip and also all the great laughs. You brought a lot of joy to us and this was the best vacation of our time.

John & Margerita Dodd, Fernandina Beach, Florida

(Greek Cyclades-July 2014)

We enjoy a peaceful breakfast, we cruise, find a remote beach for a swim, have lunch, learn something, visit a small village, eat dinner at a local restaurant, dance, and go to sleep…and then we do it all over again the next day!

Again, I want to thank you for the most incredible Greek Tour I recently had the pleasure of being part off and wouldn't hesitate to participate again in the future. Keep me posted.

Regards,

Mariel Rubin,Tampa, FL (Greek Cyclades-July 2014)   

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