Cruises & Cabin Charter/Boutique cruises

Classical Greece Cruise

... on board the 25 cabin mega yacht "Harmony V"

A cruise voyage unraveling the wonders of Classical Greece, through the Aegean Sea to the Peloponnese mainland
APRIL - OCTOBER | 8-day cruises
Fridays - From Athens to Athens, Greece
Sustainable tourism!

Highlights: 

  • Santorini with her famous sunsets, sugar cube villages and the historical site of Akrotiri
  • Mykonos, the queen of the Aegean and nearby Delos, Apollo`s sacred island, a breath-taking open air museum and UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Hydra, a truly authentic, unknown island.
  • Crete, the largest island in Greece.
  • Monemvasia, a “stone about to set sail”

CLASSICAL GREECE ITINERARY 2022

Temple of Poseidon, Cape Sounion

Day 1 ~ Friday

MARINA ZEA, ATHENS - KEA
2:00-3:00 pm 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.

Mykonos windmills

Day 2 ~ Saturday

DELOS (anchorage) - MYKONOS 
Optional morning tour to the unique archaeological site of Delos, antiquity’s most sacred island. On to the port of Mykonos, with a swim stop on the way. Free afternoon and evening to enjoy the island’s cosmopolitan lifestyle. Overnight in Mykonos.

Santorini island

Day 3 ~ Sunday

SANTORINI
Early morning sailing and 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.

Dolphin frescos, Knossos, Crete

Day 4 ~ Monday

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.

Kythira island

Day 5 ~ Tuesday

KYTHIRA
Late morning swim stop and afternoon arrival at Kythira, a less known island gem now fast becoming a favourite 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 Kithyra.

Monemvasia

Day 6 ~ Wednesday

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.

Hydra island

Day 7 ~ Thursday

HYDRA
Optional tour to Mycenae, the powerful 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.

Greece

Day 8 ~ Friday

MARINA ZEA, ATHENS
Departure in the early hours for Marina Zea. Arrival and disembarkation after breakfast.

Testimonials:

"We had a wonderful time on the cruise, it was everything we had hoped, the boat was beautiful, the crew great and travelling companions very easy to get along with. We could not fault it at all and are recommending it to all friends and will probably look at doing another cruise at a later date."

Kim and Marg


m/y Harmony V

  • 55m / 179 feet mega yacht
  • 25 guest cabins / 49 guests
  • classified by the latest International “Safety of Life at Sea” (SOLAS) standards
  • cruises at 10 knots per hour
  • spacious lounge with classy seating
  • American bar and classic dining room restaurant
  • large windows
  • deck bar and sun loungers
  • external dining area on the sun deck
  • 360° views from top deck
  • high standard of international and Greek cuisine
  • professional and experienced 16-18 member crew

Discover m/y Harmony V



2022
 Sailing Dates from Pireaus on m/y Harmony V (one week)

April 22* 29
May 6, 13, 20
June 3, 10, 17, 24
July 1, 08, 15, 22, 29
August 5, 12, 26
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
October 7, 14, 21, 28


2022 Cruise fares per person, per double occupancy 

CAT

Cabin

Euro rates

USD rates

C Main deck

Double bed cabins

€2500.00 $2990.00

B Main deck

Double or Twin bed cabins

€3050.00 $3690.00

A Upper deck

Double or Twin bed cabins

€3550.00 $4290.00

P Upper deck

Double or Twin bed cabins

€3900.00 $4690.00

Single supplement

 

60%

3rd person

Valid for CAT A

30%

Port charges

per person

€295 $360.00

USD prices for USA, JAPAN AND MEXICO countries. Euro prices for rest of the world.

* Value Dates Discount: -10%
for star-marked sailings

 Children policy/Family offer

  • SINGLE parent with 1 or max. 2 children in same cabin: The parent pays Single cruise fare & children cruise for FREE
  • COUPLE with 1 child sharing the same cabin:
    - No charge for the child up to 10 years old
    - 50% reduction for the child 11-17 years old
  • COUPLE with 2 or 3 (regardless of age) children: Both cabins will be charged at Single rate (single adult rate)
  • Discounts which only apply for the children (5-17 years old): 25% reduction on all optional excursions

Cruise fares are per person and week and include

  • Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning.
  • Half-board: American buffet breakfast and one main meal daily, including 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 snorkelling equipment (subject to availability).
  • English-speaking Cruise Escort.

Not included:

  • Beverages (except those mentioned above).
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
  • Crew tips.
  • Passenger personal expenses.
  • Wifi (available at charge)

Notes:

  • Swim Stops & Beach Barbeques are weather permitting.
  • Itineraries can be changed at the discretion of the cruise operator and of the Vessel`s Captain in case of adverse weather conditions - winds of 6/7 beaufort or more depending on the vessel- or port authorities not allowing a vessel to leave port or in case of other extraordinary conditions. Such itinerary changes do not entitle automatically passengers to any refunds but the cruise company guarantees that passengers are disembarked at the advertised port of disembarkation on time for their flights.
  • The Company reserves the right to substitute the vessel due to breakdown or mechanical failure.

 

The Variety Cruises passion remains unchanged since 1968: an alchemy that blends enriching oneself educationally and exploring the true identity of a destination, while enjoying the comforts and unique benefits of a small ship sailing the seas.

We look forward to welcoming you aboard one of our ships soon and discover the world the Variety Cruises way.

OVERVIEW

Variety Cruises is one of the leading yacht cruise lines worldwide, operating a fleet of 11 fully owned vessels offering travelers the ultimate Boutique Yacht Cruise experience. With capacities ranging from 5 to 36 cabins, Variety Cruises’ upscale yachts and experiential cruise itineraries embrace each destination by visiting much-loved and unfrequented ports of call in a private, intimate and relaxed environment.

THE VARIETY CRUISES DIFFERENCE

  • Private Yacht Cruise Experience, with up to 72 fellow passengers
  • Boutique-size yachts that dock right in the heart of destinations that large ships cannot reach
  • Carefully crafted itineraries focused on the destination
  • Ample leisure time in each port including overnights
  • Mediterranean fusion cuisine with a strong local influence depending on the destination
  • Personalized service on board provided by experienced and finely trained crew
  • Small group shore excursions – Immersion in the destination
  • Swim platforms allowing guests to enter the crystal clear waters on spot and swim or experience snorkeling, kayaking, SUP and more
  • Yacht Deck Barbecues & Private Events on board and ashore

AWARDS & ACCOLADES:

Some of Variety Cruises’ industry nomination highlights:

  • Tourism Awards 2019: Gold Award for “Responsible and Sustainable Tourism”
  • Cruise Critic Cruisers’ choice 2018: “Best Cruise Line in Eastern Mediterranean
  • Tourism Awards 2017: Gold Award in “Small Ship Cruising in Greece
  • USA TODAY Reader’s Choice Awards 2016: “World’s Best Boutique Cruise Line
  • CruiseCritic.Com 2015: In the top 15 Small Ship Cruise Lines and “Best in Yacht Cruises
  • CruiseCritic.Com: “Best Small Ship Cruise Line in the Scenic Nature

With more than 400 bed capacity on board 11 vessels, Variety Cruises is the largest Mega Yachts operator in the Mediterranean and one of the top 3 worldwide in the Small Ship market.

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