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Hydra Island, Greece

Sicily & Greece via Nafplios

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Start your tall ship sailing expedition in the ancient city of Athens, the birthplace of democracy and epicenter of western civilization, a city for all eternity. Visit Syracuse, a city on the Ionian coast of Sicily that's known for its ancient ruins. It was once the largest city in the world, bigger than Athens and Corinth and as you can imagine it's steeped in history. Fall in love with the charm of Malta's sister island Gozo. It's green, rural, and calm and relies on fishing and agriculture as well as tourism. There are also knight's watchtowers, tiny chapels, and beautiful peaceful beaches to explore. Disembark in Valletta, a European Art City and a World Heritage City. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Piraeus, Greece | Embark
Day 2 : Nafplio, Greece
Day 3 : Monemvasia, Greece
Day 4 : Pilos, Greece
Day 5 : At Sea
Day 6 : Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Day 7 : Gozo, Malta
Day 8 : Valletta, Malta | Disembark

Highlights

  • Discover Gozo, one of the Mediterranean's top diving destinations
  • Visit Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, Sicily's greatest archaeological site
  • Explore the historic city of Pilos, Greece

Ship

Star Flyer

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Hydra Island, Greece Athens Acropolis Coast of Ortigia island at city of Syracuse Explore the colorful city of Valletta View of Valletta

Day 1 Piraeus, Greece | Embark

Walking in the shadow of the Acropolis in the Agora, you can almost hear the voices of Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle arguing about who was the greatest philosopher. Ancient Athens, the birthplace of democracy and epicenter of western civilization, is a city for all eternity.

Day 2 Nafplio, Greece

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Nafplio is a seaport town in the Peloponnese that is one of Greece’s prettiest and most romantic towns. Elegant Venetian houses, neoclassical mansions and interesting museums nestle beneath the towering Palamidi fortress. There are also plenty of quayside cafes to relax in and some lovely boutiques to keep the keen shoppers occupied. The town is an ideal base from which to explore many nearby ancient sites. it is a popular destination for locals from Athens so it is busy in peak season.

Day 3 Monemvasia, Greece

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
From the shore, it's a big rock sticking out into the sea. Then you pass over the causeway, and through an iron fortress gate, and suddenly, the town of Monemvasia is before you, a perfectly preserved Byzantine fortified port, once 60,000 strong, now home to just a few hundred. You can readily see why the name Monemvasia means single entrance! In the rocky hills above, ancient Byzantine ruins loom over the town, while below a maze of red-tiled roofs and twisting alleys hide tavernas and cafes and the home of revered Greek poet Yannis Ritsos.

Day 4 Pilos, Greece

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Homer's “Wise King Nestor” was very wise indeed to build his magnificent palace near Pilos, for the city's harbor of Navarino Bay and the land-locked lake that was the original harbor were a perfect refuge from storms – and invaders. It was at this site on October 20, 1827, with the help of Britain, Russia, and France, that modern Greece attained independence, defeating the Turkish navy in the Battle of Navarino Bay.

Day 5 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 6 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Syracuse is a city on the Ionian coast of Sicily that's known for its ancient ruins. It was once the largest city in the world, bigger than Athens and Corinth and as you can imagine it's steeped in history. Visit Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, one of Sicily's greatest archaeological sites. Relax in one of its stylish little cafes that surround its beautiful baroque piazzas before wandering down its medieval lanes towards the sparkling blue sea.

Day 7 Gozo, Malta

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The charm of Malta's sister island Gozo is immediately apparent. Steeped in myth, Gozo is thought to be the legendary Calypso isle of Homer's Odyssey. It's green, rural and calm, relying on fishing and agriculture as well as tourism. It is one of the Mediterranean's top diving destinations with an incredible range of shore and boat dives including reefs, caves, and wrecks. There are also knight's watchtowers, tiny chapels, and beautiful peaceful beaches to explore.

Day 8 Valletta, Malta | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Valletta is the tiny capital of the island of Malta. The walled city was established in the 1500s on a peninsula by the Knights of St. John, a Roman Catholic order. It has a rich historical past and is a European Art City and a World Heritage City. It has an abundance of museums, palaces, and grand churches to visit but be sure not to miss out on exploring one of its beautiful gardens. Disembark after breakfast and continue your independent trip back home. 

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Located on the Commodore Deck, this inside stateroom features upper/lower berths and a private bathroom with shower.
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Located on the Clipper & Commodore Decks, this inside/outside stateroom features two lower beds, double beds, or triple berths and a marble-lined bathroom with shower. In several cabins beds are raised 4' off the ground with a small ladder to bed.
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Located on the Commodore Deck, this outside stateroom features two lower beds, double bed, or triple berths and a marble-lined bathroom with shower.
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Category 3
Located on the Clipper & Commodore Decks, this outside stateroom features two lower beds, double bed, or triple berths, and a marble-lined bathroom with shower.
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Located on the Clipper Deck, this large outside stateroom features two lower beds, double bed, or triple berths and a marble-lined bathroom with shower.
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Located on the Main & Sun Decks, this deluxe outside deck stateroom features two lower beds that convert to a double bed, minibar, marble-lined bathroom with whirlpool bath, and cabin doors that open onto deck.
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Located on the Clipper Deck, this luxurious large outside stateroom features a double bed, sitting area, minibar, and private marble bath with whirlpool bath.

Notes

Single supplement: A single supplement fare is available at 150% of the published cruise fare for categories 2-6. It is available at 200% for category 1 cabins, Deluxe Suites, and Owner's Suites. Single space is capacity controlled and may not be available on all departures.

Included in cruise fare:
  • Accommodation
  • Full board meal plan with mineral water, tea and coffee served during meal times
Not included in cruise fare:
  • Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, and purchases from the gift shop
  • Shore excursions are not included but can be purchased onboard
  • Gratuity to staff
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Medical services, travel insurance or visas
  • All transfers to/from the boat from airports
  • International and domestic airfare
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