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Saronic Gems

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Gemaya
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Discover the Saronic Islands of Greece on this 8-day journey aboard the Gemaya, a group of charming islands with pristine beaches, and experience Greek beauty and rich cultural history. Setting sail from Lavrion, your adventure begins with a visit to Epidaurus, renowned for its ancient theater and archaeological wonders. Find yourself drawn to the idyllic island of Poros, with its charming harbor, winding streets, and panoramic views of the Saronic Gulf. Stop in Porto Cheli, a hidden gem known for its secluded coves, crystal-clear waters, and unspoiled natural beauty. Discover the charm of Spetses, an island known for its elegant mansions, vibrant nightlife, and scenic landscapes. Finally, your voyage culminates with a visit to Hydra, a timeless island where the past and present converge in perfect harmony.
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Highlights
  • See ancient temples and archeological ruins in Epidaurus and Aegina
  • Explore Poros by night, or relax and enjoy its beautiful beaches
  • Enjoy swimming in the pristine azure waters of Porto Cheli
  • Visit the archeological and war museum in Nafplion
  • Take a romantic walk around the charming island of Spetses
  • Discover Hydra, known as “Best preserved island of the Mediterranean."
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Day 1: Embark in Lavrion Port | Cape Sounion

Embarkation at Lavrion port is between 14:00 and 15:00. Enjoy a welcome drink upon check-in and embarkation. Today, sail along the Athenian Riviera and drop anchor at an inviting spot for your first refreshing dip in the Aegean waters and your welcome dinner. Stay overnight at Anchor.

Day 2: Epidaurus | Aegina

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
A journey through the history of Greece begins with the morning arrival at Palaia Epidavros. An optional excursion to the Ancient Theatre, located on the southeast end of the Sanctuary dedicated to the ancient Greek god of medicine, Asclepius will be available. In the afternoon, you will set sail for Aegina. Enjoy a walk in Aegina Town, the center of the island, boasting elegant Neoclassical buildings, narrow alleys, and a bustling seafront promenade. Aegina is also an island with a glorious historical past. The most impressive archaeological site on the island is the Ancient Temple of Athena Aphaia, dating back to the 6th century BC. When the night falls, set out to discover restaurants and lounge bars on this lovely island.

Day 3: Poros

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
You will arrive on the quiet island of Poros in the morning, ideal for relaxing in the sunshine and enjoying its beautiful beaches. Enjoy your lunch on board. The ship will dock in the afternoon, allowing you to experience many activities and options on the unique island of Poros. Visit the town and meet the friendly locals, or make your way to the Clock Tower, the symbol of the island and a historical attraction. While ashore, you can also explore the Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi of Kalavria or the Archeological Museum. In the evening, explore Poros by night, and choose from the many tavernas and restaurants it has to offer, almost all located by the sea.

Day 4: Porto Cheli

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Enjoy a refreshing swim stop in the morning before sailing for the small and cosmopolitan Porto Cheli, home to many impressive villas of the Greek elite. This place is ideal for total relaxation and swimming in the calm, azure waters. Enjoy hiking the area, or just bask in the sun and return to the Gemaya for a delicious lunch on board. In the evening, relax with dinner a cocktail under the stars at one of the many lovely cafes and bars in Porto Cheli. Overnight at port tonight.

Day 5: Nafplion

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Early in the morning, sail to the magical town of Nafplion. Take an optional guided tour to the Ancient City of Mycenae and, upon your return, visit the many museums of Nafplion: the Archaeological Museum, the War Museum, the former site of the first Military School of Greece, or the Komboloi Museum, showcasing an impressive collection of worry beads. Travel into the history of Greek komboloi and participate in an optional workshop to make your own. Enjoy a romantic evening in one of the most elegant Greek cities.
 

Day 6: Spetses

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Early afternoon departure for the elegant island of Spetses. On the way to the port, stop at the stunning Zogeria Beach for a swim. Enjoy your lunch while on board. Take a romantic walk around the island, and when the sun sets, discover its glamorous nightlife. On the island, there are a lot of discos, bouzouki clubs, and bars. Since cars are prohibited on Spetses Island, you can still enjoy its beauty by taking a romantic horseback ride. Spend the night at port.

Day 7: Hydra

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
Arriving early in the morning for a swim stop at the rocky island of Dokos, a small Greek island in the Argo-Saronic Gulf. Dokos is part of the municipality of Hydra and is inhabited only by a few Orthodox monks and perennial sheepherders.

Early afternoon arrival at Hydra, voted by UNESCO as the “Best Preserved Island of the Mediterranean.” Enjoy a leisurely walk at one of the most cosmopolitan and equally romantic destinations in Greece. Hydra is an architectural reserve free of motor vehicles and, in the summer, home to many international celebrities. You will begin your journey back to Athens in the late afternoon, stopping at Cape Sounion for your farewell dinner beneath the enchanting "Temple of Poseidon." Perched at the edge of the cliff, the ancient sanctuary is one of the most important monuments of the golden age of Athens. 

Day 8: Lavrion Port | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembarkation at Lavrion port after breakfast, before 10:00.

Ship/Hotel

Gemaya

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Aura Owner's Suite
A double bed with a built-in sofa that can accommodate 1-3 guests. Room Size: 27 sqm
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Alma Master Suite
A double bed that can accommodate 1-2 guests. Room Size: 20 sqm
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Bliss Junior Suite
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Pure Executive Cabin A
Twin beds that can accommodate 1-2 guests. Room Size: 16 sqm
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Luna Executive Cabin B
A double bed that can accommodate 1-2 guests. Room Size: 14 sqm
Included
  • 7 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Room service offered without surcharge
  • Occasional themed seminars by visiting masters
  • Buffet breakfast, half-board, open bar, port taxes, airport or hotel transfers
  • Use of water toys, sea bob, sea scooter, SuP, kayak, fishing equipment, sanitized snorkeling equipment, and water sports equipment
  • Wi-fi access
  • Two complimentary 12-minute waterski or wakeboard sessions per cabin
  • Accommodation with private bath, individually controlled A/C, snuggly all-season duvet, pillow menu, flat screen TV, minibar, personal safe, wi-fi access, hair dryer, telephone for internal use, lavish bath products, bathrobes & slippers, beach towels & beach bags
Excluded
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Medical services
  • Optional shore excursions or additional land arrangements
  • Water skiing & scuba diving
  • Laundry and dry-cleaning services
  • Crew gratuities at passenger discretion
  • Gift shop purchases
  • Massage treatments

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