GREECE - 2018
MAY 2018 | 8-day cruises
Fridays - From Athens to Athens, Greece
Enjoy a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unravelling the wonders of the Classical Greece. Athens and the Acropolis at sunset. The beautiful Cyclades, Kea, Santorini, Mykonos and the neighboring UNESCO-protected archaeological isle of Delos. Crete, the largest and southern most Greek island. The crystal blue waters of the island of Kythira, a hidden gem of the Aegean sea. The Peloponese with Monemvassia and Nafplion historical treasures. Hydra, an off-the-beaten track island with her picturesque harbour. Each day you will discover a new port of call, a hidden cove with crystal blue waters to cool you, a glimpse of ancient history to amaze you and rich cultural diversity to intrigue you.
The elegant Motor Yacht Callisto recently joined the VARIETY CRUISES fleet and is true to her name: Elegant, classic. She was fully refit / rebuilt in 2000 and was thoroughly renovated in in 2015-16. This classy Motor Yacht has performed several Atlantic Ocean crossings, and has also sailed along the most interesting coastal sites of Europe, North and West Africa. The M/Y Callisto is of the “boutique” category of cruiser, and offers the highest standard of accommodation, comfort and safety. The yacht’s public areas are cozy and generous, decorated with rich fabrics, handsome woodwork, gleaming brass, antiques and fine works of art. During the day, life on board centres around the indoor and outdoor areas including the Upper deck Indoor and Outdoor lounge/bar and dining areas as well as the cosy Library located on the Sun Deck. The lounge/bar and dining room on the Upper deck are connected by the gallery, displaying exquisite art and adding to the overall feeling of elegance and style. In the evening you can relax in the ship’s lounge, enjoy a drink overlooking the stars or relax with a book in the library with its wraparound windows. The spacious lounge and bar area on the Upper Deck is surrounded by large picture windows and opens onto the Outdoor Dining area. The yacht features a broad Sun Deck for sunbathing and the swimming platform on Callisto’s stern enables you to swim off the ship when in sheltered bays. Service on board is provided by your Captain, the Cruise Coordinator and your experienced Marine and Hotel crew members.
CLASSICAL GREECE CRUISES 2018 ON
THE M/Y CALLISTO FRIDAY DEPARTURES ·
7-NIGHTS/8-DAYS · FROM ATHENS TO ATHENS, GREECE
Day 1 - Friday
MARINA ZEA, PIREAUS-HYDRA
2:00-3:00 pm embarkation in Marina Zea. Arrival at Hydra after Welcome Dinner. Time at leisure to explore Hydra’s picturesque port and enjoy the island’s nightlife. Overnight at port.
Day 2 - Saturday
Early morning departure and arrival at Nafplion. Optional tour to Mycenae, the powerful walled palace of Agamemnon, the Homeric Achaen king. The old quarter of Nafplion is charming, with narrow streets and characteristic period architecture. Impressive medieval fortifications can be seen in the port and crowning the hills above. Early morning departure and overnight at sea to Monemvassia
Day 3 - Sunday
Early morning arrival at Monemvassia, a remarkable medieval fortified town. Explore the uniquely preserved Byzantine and Venetian architecture and experience the beauty of the natural setting. We depart for Kythira Island, a quaint beauty with crystal waters. Early afternoon arrival & time for a swim in the bay. Evening at leisure to visit the picturesque main town of Chora. Overnight at sea to Rethymnon, Crete.
Day 4 - Monday
Morning arrival at Crete's famous and lively port of Rethymnon.
Today you will have the opportunity to discover the exceptionally
preserved palace of King Minoas, by going on an optional tour
to the ancient city of Knossos near Heraklion. Overnight at sea
to Santorini Island.
Day 5 - Tuesday
Early morning arrival in the popular island of Santorini (anchorage at Fira). Experience the stunning natural scenery of the volcanic caldera. Optional tour to archaeological sites and typical villages with unique views over the Aegean Sea. Overnight at sea to Delos & Mykonos.
Day 6 - Wednesday
Morning arrival in Delos Island. Optional 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..
Day 7 - Thursday
Early morning departure for Kea Island. Time at leisure to explore Kea’s tiny port, Korrisia after dinner. Depart via Cape Sounion. Overnight at sea.
Day 8 - Friday
MARINA ZEA, PIRAEUS
Departure in the early hours for Marina Zea, Piraeus. Arrival
and disembarkation after breakfast at 9am
be changed at the discretion of Variety Cruises and of the Vessel's
Captain in case of adverse weather conditions - winds of 6/7 beaufort
or more depending on the vessel- on 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 Variety Cruises guarantees that passengers
are disembarked at the advertised port of disembarkation on time
for their flights.
8-DAY CRUISES aboard the Motor Yacht Harmony G
FRIDAY DEPARTURES FROM ATHENS-MARINA ZEA
RATES - USD
DATES & RATES
Marina Zea- Athens
May 11, 18, 25
||Rates per person in DBL/TWIN
A/ Cruise fares are per person and week and include
-- Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private
SH/WC & air conditioning.
-- Half-board: Buffet breakfast and one meal daily, including
a Welcome Cocktail, a Greek night Evening, fun BBQ, weather
permitting) and Captain's Dinner.
-- Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free
-- Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to
-- English-Speaking Cruise Escort.
-- Beverages (except those mentioned above).
-- Shore excursions on the islands or other land
-- Crew tips.
-- Passenger personal expenses
-- Wi-Fi (available at charge)
25% deposit is required 7 days from confirmation.
75% Balance of payment no less than 60 days prior to day
Up to 120 days from embarkation € 100-cancellation
119 to 90 days from embarkation 15% of the cruise fare
89 to 60 days from embarkation 25% of the cruise fare
59 to 30 days from embarkation 50% of the cruise fare
29 to 00 days from embarkation 100% of the cruise fare
Cancellations must be confirmed by VARIETY CRUISES in
writing in all cases.
There may be a charge for amendments of cruise date or
decreasing pax number received less than 60 days prior
to sailing. Amendments must be confirmed by VARIETY CRUISES
NOT INCLUDED IN CRUISE FARE
Such personal expenses as drinks (other than included
in the rate), laundry, spa-where applicable-, boutique
items and gratuities, (gratuities are optional but as
a rule, satisfied clients are expected to give to the
captain, at the end of the cruise, approximately Euro
10.00-12.00 p/p p/day for distribution among all crew
members) medical expenses, port taxes, shore excursions
(shore excursions are proposed and arranged on board by
the tour leaders), use of the on board Wi-Fi (available
at a charge), expenditures incurred ashore, and anything
not mentioned in cruise program.