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Ionian Odyssey Cruise

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Harmony G
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Embark on an 8-day Greek Islands cruise, charting a course from Athens to Corfu. Each day promises a blend of relaxation and exploration, from the enchanting Kefalonia to the historical Corfu Old Town. Dive into the natural beauty of Antipaxos and the captivating allure of Ithaca's Vathi. Explore the historic Messolonghi and Corfu's rich cultural tapestry. Delight in the crystal-clear waters of Agistri and the picturesque charm of Aegina. As the sun sets on the Saronic, enjoy a Captain's Farewell Dinner, culminating in an evening arrival at Marina Zeas. 
Cape Drastis at Corfu island in GreeceCape Drastis at Corfu island in GreeceExplore the rocky island of Corfu
Highlights
  • Witness Corinth Canal engineering feat connecting Saronic and Aegean
  • Visit Corfu's UNESCO Old Town, blending Venetian, French, and Greek influences
  • Enjoy small island of Agistri, known for its natural beauty and crystal-clear waters.
  • Explore Messolonghi's lagoon, renowned for biodiversity and birdwatching sanctuary.
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Activity Level: Variable
Activity options vary depending on destination and operator. Activity level is determined by the range and intensity of activities you choose to participate in. Discuss with your Trip Planner which options are best for you.
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Day 1: Marina Zea | Embark

  • 1 Dinner
Embark in Marina Zea in Athens, between 2-3 pm  Feel the excitement building as you receive a warm welcome with a refreshing drink, setting the tone for the maritime escapade ahead. Familiarize yourself with your floating home, and forge connections with fellow travelers and the friendly crew. The ship departs soon after embarkation when our Captain's welcome and the safety drill demonstration is over. As the sun paints the sky with hues of gold, indulge in a sumptuous Welcome Dinner on board. We are ready to navigate the legendary Corinth Canal and venture towards the enchanting destination of Kefalonia. Overnight at sea.

Day 2: Sami, Kefalonia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Awaken to the gentle lull of the sea as we anchor at a secluded bay near Sami, for a refreshing morning swim-stop. Immerse yourself in the crystalline waters, surrounded by the natural beauty that defines Kefalonia. Following lunch onboard, we make our way to Sami Port, a captivating locale renowned as the main setting for the movie "Captain Corelli’s Mandolin." Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure, exploring the surroundings of nearby Mellisani Cave or strolling around the serene Karavomilos Lake.

For those seeking further exploration, indulge in an optional excursion to uncover the island's hidden gems. Venture into the enchanting Drogarati cave, wander through the capital town of Argostoli, pay homage to the island's patron saint at the Monastery of Agios Gerasimos, and savor the flavors of renowned local wines at one of the island's prestigious wineries.

As the sun dips below the horizon, indulge in the freedom to choose your dining experience. Whether you opt for a charming local eatery or a seaside taverna, let the flavors of Kefalonia tantalize your taste buds. Overnight in Sami, Kefalonia.

Day 3: Antipaxos

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Early morning sails towards these enchanting islands, celebrated for their natural splendor, crystalline waters, and verdant landscapes. Our vessel arrives at Antipaxos, a gem nestled close to Paxos, renowned for its small size yet grandeur in stunning beaches and translucent turquoise waters. Immerse yourself in the beauty of a pristine beach, revel in a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear sea, and delight in an onboard BBQ.

In the afternoon, set sail for Gaios, the heart of Paxos and its main town and port. Gaios greets you with its picturesque charm and captivating allure. Wander through narrow lanes adorned with vibrant flowers, explore local boutiques, and absorb the island's unique atmosphere.

At sunset, Gaios transforms into a romantic haven. Enjoy the freedom of your evening, discovering the local cuisine at a charming taverna or experiencing the vibrant nightlife in Gaios. Whether you prefer a leisurely dinner under the stars or dancing the night away, Gaios caters to every whim.
Following midnight, we set sail towards Corfu.

Day 4: Corfu

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Your seafaring adventure reaches the enchanting island of Corfu, where history, architecture, and culture intertwine in a mesmerizing tapestry. As we dock near Corfu's cruise port, immerse yourself in the allure of the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Corfu, or Kerkyra, beckons with its unique blend of influences from the Venetians, French, British, and Greeks.

Enjoy a full day at your leisure to explore both the town and the island. Delve into the layers of Corfu's past, from ancient influences to more recent cultural amalgamations. The island's diverse architecture, beautiful landscapes, and vibrant culture await your discovery.

For those seeking a deeper dive into Corfu's splendors, join our optional morning excursion to Kanoni area. Marvel at the breathtaking view of Mouse Island and the Vlacherna Monastery. Explore the Mon Repo Palace with its museum and lush green garden. A guided walk through the Old Town unveils the Liston Promenade and Spianada Square, offering a glimpse into Corfu's rich heritage.

Return to the ship for a Greek Night celebration on board. Immerse yourself in the lively spirit of Greek culture through music, dance, and culinary delights.

Day 5: Ithaci | Vathi

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Wake up to the tranquility of Meganisi, a small and picturesque island gracing the Ionian Sea, situated off the eastern coast of the larger island of Lefkada. The day unfolds on Meganisi, presenting you with the delightful dilemma of deciding whether to plunge into the refreshing sea or savor a leisurely breakfast on the deck. Our suggestion? Why not indulge in both, making the most of the idyllic surroundings?

After a delicious BBQ lunch on board, our ship gracefully navigates towards Vathi, the capital and main port of Ithaca. Renowned for its connection to Homer's epic poem, the Odyssey, Ithaca stands as the famed homeland of Odysseus. Vathi welcomes you with a picturesque panorama, featuring colorful houses adorning the waterfront, traditional tavernas, and charming shops that imbue the town with a serene atmosphere.

Take a stroll along the waterfront, where the echo of ancient tales mingles with the gentle lapping of the sea. Choose one of the typical tavernas that line the waterfront for an evening of culinary delights. Whether you opt for fresh seafood or traditional Greek fare, Vathi promises a feast for the senses. As the night descends, let the captivating charm of Vathi cradle you in its embrace. Whether you choose to savor a moonlit moment on deck or explore the town's evening ambiance, the overnight stay in Vathi extends an invitation to immerse yourself in the tranquility of legendary Ithaca.

Day 6: Messolonghi

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Your seafaring adventure reaches the enchanting island of Corfu, where history, architecture, and culture intertwine in a mesmerizing tapestry. As we dock near Corfu's cruise port, immerse yourself in the allure of the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Corfu, or Kerkyra, beckons with its unique blend of influences from the Venetians, French, British, and Greeks.

Enjoy a full day at your leisure to explore both the town and the island. Delve into the layers of Corfu's past, from ancient influences to more recent cultural amalgamations. The island's diverse architecture, beautiful landscapes, and vibrant culture await your discovery.
For those seeking a deeper dive into Corfu's splendors, join our optional morning excursion to Kanoni area. Marvel at the breathtaking view of Mouse Island and the Vlacherna Monastery. Explore the Mon Repo Palace with its museum and lush green garden. A guided walk through the Old Town unveils the Liston Promenade and Spianada Square, offering a glimpse into Corfu's rich heritage.

Return to the ship for a Greek Night celebration on board. Immerse yourself in the lively spirit of Greek culture through music, dance, and culinary delights.

Day 7: Corinth Canal | Agistri | Aegina

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
As dawn graces the horizon, witness the awe-inspiring passage through the Corinth Canal, a testament to human ingenuity connecting the Saronic Gulf with the Aegean Sea. The morning unfolds with breathtaking views, marking the beginning of a day filled with exploration. Our maritime sojourn takes you to the small yet enchanting island of Agistri, known for its natural beauty and crystal-clear waters. Indulge in a final swim off the ship, savoring the embrace of the Saronic Gulf.

A healthy light lunch onboard sets the stage for our arrival at Aegina. Enjoy free time to explore the island and its charming town or opt for our optional excursion, unveiling the Monastery of Agios Nectarios, the ancient temple of Aphaia, and the picturesque Aegina town.

As the sun sets on the Saronic, relish a Captain's Farewell Dinner, a culinary celebration of the experiences shared and memories created throughout the cruise. Our voyage concludes with an evening arrival at Marina Zeas. The twinkling lights of Athens greet you, providing a fitting backdrop to reminisce about the days spent exploring the wonders of the Ionian islands.

Day 8: Marina Zeas | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Your final day aboard our cruise begins with breakfast. At 8:30 AM, the time comes to bid farewell to your floating home. Disembarkation is not a goodbye but a "see you later." Farewell, for now, with the hope that we'll have the pleasure of welcoming you back on one of our cruises soon.

Ship/Hotel

Harmony G

Harmony G
Harmony G
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Book now and save up to 50% and receive onboard credits per person when booking a minimum of 6-8 passengers in 3-4 double cabins (depending on the cruise program). A deposit of 35% is required upon confirmation. The balance is to be settled 60 days before sailing. This promotion is subject to availability and applies to select departures only. Valid for new bookings, not combinable with any existing or future offers, and capacity-controlled. Additional restrictions may apply. Please contact us for details.

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$2,890
Category C
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Category C
Lower deck cabins with one double bed or two twin beds. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV, CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).
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Category B (Twin)
Main deck cabins with two twin beds. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV, CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).
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Main deck cabins with two twin beds. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV, CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).
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Upper deck cabins with one double bed or two twin beds. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV, CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).

Notes

- Please note that fares do not include port charges and possible fuel surcharges. Contact us for details.
- Please note that shore excursions are offered at additional costs.
- Child Discount:
Children between the ages of 7-10 sharing a cabin with two paying adults receive a 50% discount. Children between the ages of 10-16 sharing a cabin with two paying adults receive a 35% discount. 
Included
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water free all day
  • Use of fishing and snorkeling equipment (subject to availability)
  • English-Speaking Cruise Escort.
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Port Fees
  • Wifi
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements
  • Beverages other than the ones mentioned in inclusions

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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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