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Classical Greece shows Greece at its best: the beautiful white-washed Cycladic Islands of Santorini and Mykonos, Crete - the largest and southern-most Greek Island, and the Peloponnese with Monemvassia and Nafplion and their historical treasures. Add to these destinations the less known and quaint islands of Kythira, where you are likely to see turtles swim inside the port, and Hydra, a summer destination for the Athenians. Board the Variety Voyager for a week-long round-trip cruise! 
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Highlights
  • Explore the beautiful Cyclades Islands: Santorini, Mykonos, and Delos
  • Discover the exceptionally preserved palace of King Minoas on Crete
  • Tour the old quarter of Nafplion & the medieval fortified town Monemvassia
  • Experience archaeological and historic sites on Delos, Santorini, and more!
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Day 1: Athens | Embark

Arrive this afternoon for embarkation in Marina Zea. 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, Korrisia 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 Tourlos in 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

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 lesser known island gem, that is 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: Monemvassia | Nafplion

Early morning sailing to Monemvassia. 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

Optional tour to Mycenae, the walled palace of Agamemnon, the Homeric Achaean king. Early afternoon departure for the islands of Hydra. Time at leisure to explore this picturesque port town. Overnight in port.

Day 8: Athens | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Departure in the early hours for Marina Zea, Piraeus. Arrival and disembarkation after breakfast.

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Variety Voyager

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Honeymooner's Package

Book now and enjoy 10% off on cruise fare. Honeymooners are eligible for a cabin upgrade (subject to availability) and a candle-lit dinner onboard or at a preferred restaurant, or a free 45-minute massage for two at the Jade Spas (M/Y Variety Voyager & M/Y Pegasos)

Family Specials

SINGLE parent with 1 or 2 children in the same cabin. The parent pays the Single cruise fare and the children cruise for FREE.

* COUPLE with 1 child sharing the same cabin. Child 5-10 years old: NO charges. Child 11-17 years old: 50% reduction.
* COUPLE with 2 or 3 children. Both cabins will be charged at a Single rate (single adult rate).
* Discounts which only apply to children 5-17 years old: 25% reduction on all optional excursions.

Combined Voyage

Enjoy a 5% combined voyage reduction + 5%-10% repeater discount on cruise fares, when you combine two or more consecutive voyages. These savings are combinable with Early Bird Offers.
 
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Special Cabin Pricing
Book by July 1, 2022, and enjoy 2 for 1 in double occupancy or no single supplement for solo travelers. Applicable to new bookings and subject to availability. Please call for more details.

Promo Code: SummerSails 2022
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Per person starting at
$2,990
Category C cabin aboard the Variety Voyager.
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Category C
Lower Deck, two twin beds or one double bed. Port hole windows, private bath facilities.
Category B cabin aboard the Variety Voyager.
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Category B
Lower/Main Deck, two twin beds or one double bed. Port hole windows (Lower) or windows (Main), private bath facilities.
Category A cabin aboard the Variety Voyager.
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Category A
Main Deck, two twin beds or one double bed. Double windows and private bath facilities.
Category P cabin aboard the Variety Voyager.
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Category P
Upper "Horizons" Deck, double windows, special amenities and private marble bath facilities.
Variety Voyager's Owner's Suite.
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Owners Suite (Double)
Upper "Horizons" Deck, double windows, special amenities, sofa, private marble bath facilities.

Notes

Please Note:
Third person reduction in Category A is 30%.

Cruise fares include:
• Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning
• Half-board: breakfast on a daily basis and one main meal per day. Main meal can be lunch or dinner according to the daily program. Includes a Welcome Cocktail, a Greek Night, fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.
• Regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water free all day.
• Use of fishing and snorkeling equipment (subject to availability)
• Multilingual Cruise Escort

Not included in cruise fare:
• Beverages (except those mentioned above)
• Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements
• Crew tips
• Passenger personal expenses
• Wi-Fi (available at charge)
• Port charges
Included
  • 7 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements
  • Wifi

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