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Eastern Mediterranean: Round-trip Piraeus

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Sea Cloud
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Discover the charm of the Cyclades and the ancient treasures of the Peloponnese on this excluisve 8-day cruise aboard the Sea Cloud. Sail through the Mediterranean and delight yourself with all the picture-perfect sceneries this region has to offer. Break through the magic of Mykonos, well-known for its sugar cube houses with blue window frames, narrow winding streets lined with flowers, windmills, and small churches. This incredible island is full of glamour, elegant restaurants, quaint taverns, and sophisticated cafés, perfect for whiling away the hours, and the promenade offers visitors a spectacular view of a romantic sunset. Scout around Hydra, the island where the past meets modern art, a perfect mix of fishing boats, luxury yachts, galleries, and donkey-drawn carts.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Piraeus, Greece | Embark
Day 2 : Mykonos
Day 3 : Agia Anna, Naxos
Day 4 : Karavostasis, Folegandros
Day 5 : Monemvasia, Peloponnese
Day 6 : Nauplion, Peloponnese
Day 7 : Hydra
Day 8 : Piraeus, Greece | Disembark

Highlights

  • Take a relaxing stroll and enjoy the beauty of famous Mykonos Island
  • Sail along imposing cliffs, spectacular beaches & idyllic fishing villages
  • Explore Mycenae, one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece
  • Visit Hydra, a unique island with its rustic charm and effortless style

Ship

Sea Cloud

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

A romantic view from the cliffs of Santorini Acropolis Santorini view Door to beach in Santorini Olive trees line ancient stone walls

Day 1 Piraeus, Greece | Embark

"A ship will come...", declared the singer Melina Mercouri to the port of Piraeus. Later, as Greek Minister for Culture, she made Athens the first European Capital of Culture in 1985. The city is considered the birthplace of Europe, of philosophy, and of democracy, and is the embodiment of the Olympic ideal. World famous and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987, its landmark is the magnificent Parthenon temple, lying high up on the Acropolis in all its glory. At the foot of the Acropolis hill is the Plaka, the oldest quarter of Athens, and the world's most modern archaeological museum, the new Acropolis Museum, has been here since 2009. Board the Sea Cloud and attend dinner as the ship sets sail.

Day 2 Mykonos

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Mykonos, with its houses like sugar cubes with blue shutters, balconies adorned with flowers, blue-domed churches and windmills, is perhaps the most famous of the Cyclades Islands and seems to have sprung out of a picture book. We have to thank Aristoteles Onassis and his international jet-set friends for rediscovering the island in the mid-1950s and developing it into a favorite destination fpr the rich and famous. In Mykonos town you can happily lose yourself in the labyrinth of white-washed lanes. Fishing boats bob up and down in the port. Upmarket restaurants, rustic tavernas, and classy bars and clubs invite you to stay a while. From the promenade you have a spectacular view over the sea.

Day 3 Agia Anna, Naxos

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the south of Naxos lies the idyllic fishing village of Agia Anna, with its secluded tavernas and beach bars on the small promenade. On both sides, lovely bays and beaches entice you to swim in the crystal-clear water. The huge Venetian castle in the island's capital, only a few kilometers away, once protected the city from attackers. Nowadays it offers you a stunning view over the whole island in all its glory. Even the gods loved the island. The German opera "Ariadne auf Naxos" was based on the myth of Dionysus and the Cretan king's daughter.

Day 4 Karavostasis, Folegandros

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Imposing cliffs, spectacular beaches, and plenty of traditional Cycladic lifestyle - the island of Folegandros is almost untouched by large streams of tourists and can only be reached via the tiny port of Karavostasis. Chora, the largest village on the island and not far from the port, is perched spectacularly on a steep rocky slope 300 meters (985 feet) high and offers a fantastic view over the island and the sea. The church of Panagia is set even further up on the rocks and towers over the little town with its snowy-white cottages like sugar cubes, its beautiful castle, and its narrow lanes.

Day 5 Monemvasia, Peloponnese

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The little town of Monemvasia nestles closely against a rock that lies just off the coast. This impregnable fortress was an important trading center in Byzantine times. Today it is a retreat for wealthy Athenians who spend their weekends here. Behind its walls you can discover the beautifully restored lower town, where you simply want to drift along the tranquil narrow lanes. This picturesque little town on a rock transports you back in time to the romantic Middle Ages, when it was exceptionally modern and lively.

Day 6 Nauplion, Peloponnese

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The old town of Nauplion has a picturesque peninsula setting and three Venetian fortresses guard the pretty town. In ancient times, the excavation site of Mycenae, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was one of the most important towns in Greece. Its legendary king, Agamemnon, has a large role in Homer's Iliad. The palace grounds were surrounded by a cyclopean stone wall. Now you can only gain entrance through the famous Lion Gate. In Epidaurus, also protected by UNESCO, the impressive 14,000-seat theater is one of the most important buildings in this archaeological site.

Day 7 Hydra

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In Hydra's small northern capital which shares the same name as the island, houses crowd the slope up to the castle ruins above the harbor entrance like a cubist painting. The whole town is listed as a historic monument and there are no cars, only fishing boats and donkey carts. This 'bare rock in the sea' (almost all trees were chopped down and used to build ships) once produced proud sailors and admirals. The thunder of the cannons had long ceased when Sophia Loren came to the island and made it famous with the film 'Boy on a Dolphin'. Canadian singer Leonard Cohen was also one of many artists who lived on Hydra during the sixties. Nowadays, wealthy Athenians come to relax on the island, which lies just 40 miles from the capital in the Saronic Gulf, and where property prices are the highest in Greece and luxury yachts roll gently in the harbor. Cruise Cape Sounion this day.

Day 8 Piraeus, Greece | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Arrive back at Piraeus, and disembark after breakfast for your continued independent journeys.

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Promenade Deck. Panorama window, two single beds, one chair, one nightstand, closet, dressing table, safe, A/C, private bath with shower.
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Captain's and Lido Deck. Panorama window, two single beds, one chair, one nightstand, closet, dressing table, safe, A/C, private bath with shower.
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Captain's and Lido Deck. Corner panorama window, king size bed with two separate mattresses, one chair, one nightstand, closet, dressing table, safe, A/C, private bath with shower.
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Main Deck. Portholes, double bed, one chair, table, two nightstands, dressing table with mirror, walk-in closet, safe, A/C, private bath with shower or tub.
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Main Deck. Portholes, two single beds or king bed with two separate mattresses, one or two chairs, nightstand, decorative marble fireplace, walk-in closet, safe, A/C, private bath with shower or tub.
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Main Deck. Portholes, large double bed, two armchairs, antique nightstands, table or antique secretary, decorative marble fireplace, desk, walk-in closet, safe, A/C, private bath with tub and portholes.

Notes

Please note: Shore excursions are NOT included in this cruise-only rate. Contact us for details.

Rates Include:
  • Beautifully appointed cabin in selected category
  • Welcoming bottle of champagne in your cabin
  • All meals (six per day) from early-bird breakfast to the exquisite 4-course dinner menu with choice of main course
  • 5-course gala dinner during the cruise
  • Welcome and farewell cocktail with champagne
  • Selected wines and beers thoughtfully chosen to complement lunch and dinner
  • All soft drinks and juices throughout the cruise
  • All alcohol-free coffee and tea specialties
  • Bottled water on the excursions
  • Fresh fruit basket in your cabin, replenished daily
  • E-mails can be sent free of charge from the on-board laptop
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Travel documents with detailed destination information
  • All port fees
  • The use of snorkeling and waterskiing equipment is free of charge
Rates Exclude:
  • Tips
  • Excess luggage (allowance is up to 40 kg per passenger)
  • Additional meals and beverages (so far as not expressly included)
  • Other personal expenses
  • Transfers 

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  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
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