OF THE CYCLADES- 2019
ABOARD THE 25-CABIN MOTOR SAILER GALILEO
APRIL -OCTOBER 2019 | 8-day cruises
Fridays - From Athens to Athens, Greece
A cruise voyage unraveling the authentic, whitewashed islands of the Cyclades. Discover much-loved or unknown gems with rich history, incomparable light, translucent water, heavenly beaches, white & blue buildings. Highlights include:
Santorini · Mykonos · Folegandros · Poliegos · Delos · Paros · Syros · Kythnos · Poros
The best of the Aegean Islands
8 days cruises from Athens - Marina Zea
on board the 49 passenger MotorSailer GALILEO
are back from our wonderful adventure. We were gone a total
of 15 days and the last week was on the boat. It could not
have been better!! We had such a great time. The crew and
staff were friendly and helpful and the room was excellent.
We got very lucky and the rest of the guests were fun and
easy to get to know. We highly recommend it.
The Greek Isles are breathtakingly beautiful!!
A big thanks to you for helping us. ...Terri...6/15/09
· Santorini with her famous sunsets, sugarcube
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.
· Folegandros, a truly authentic, off-the-beaten
track island, with her famous Venetian castle.
· Syros, the classy capital of the Cyclades.
· Paros, a fairytale with charming fishing
Experience a harmonious balance between conventional cruising
and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery,
unravelling the wonders of the Aegean Islands. 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 51 meter M/S Galileo is a classic steel hull motor sailer,
with spacious and well appointed interiors renovated in 2007.
The Galileo is always sailing under motors. Sails are occasionally
used when weather and route allow.
Life on Board
At the main deck, a lounge area with an American bar leads
into a warm and elegant dining room finished with wood and
leather. Guests on Galileo enjoy the most, a shaded outdoor
deck area with an outdoor bar and the ship's sun deck equipped
with sun beds and deckchairs.
The M/S Galileo's 25 outside guest cabins are located on the
Lower and the Upper Deck all with large windows or portholes.
Elegantly decorated, they have either twin or queen sized
beds and bathrooms with showers en suite. All cabins are fully
air-conditioned and offer storage space and radio music controls.
JEWELS OF THE CYCLADES- Cruise Itinerary
8 day cruises- Fridays-from Athens - Marina Zea
on board the 49 passenger Motorsailer Galileo
Day 1 - FRIDAY
MARINA ZEA - POROS
Embarkation between 2-3 pm. Enjoy a welcome drink and meet your
crew and fellow passengers. Sail for Poros for a short 3 hours
visit, before set sail to Poliegos. Overnight at sea.
Day 2 - SATURDAY
POLIEGOS - FOLEGANDROS
Morning arrival in Poliegos, a very small island known for its amazing beaches. Morning swim stop followed by a BBQ on deck. Afternoon sailing to Folegandros, one of the most amazing and less known islands in the Aegean Sea. Walk the amazing Upper city, and have the possibility to taste delicacies at traditional Greek tavernas. Overnight in Folegandros.
Day 3 - SUNDAY
Early in the morning depart for Santorini. Morning arrival at Santorini (occasionally at anchor) to explore its unique capital Fira. Optional Excursion to Akrotiti excavations and a tour of the villages including the small beautiful village of Oia known for its breathtaking view over the caldera. Overnight in Santorini.
Day 4 - MONDAY
In the morning you will enjoy a swim stop in an enchanting bay of Antiparos. Early noon arrival in Paros. Visit Parikia and the quaint village of Naoussa. Time to have a fun night and show us your dancing skills during our famous Greek night. Overnight in Paros.
Day 5 - TUESDAY
Optional morning tour to the unique archaeological site of Delos, antiquity’s most sacred island. Later on, we stop at one of Mykonos beautiful bays for swimming off the ship before sailing into the port of Mykonos. The island of the jet setters is yours to explore and the night is young. Overnight in Mykonos..
Day 6 - WEDNESDAY
After a morning swim we will arrive in Syros, the capital of the Cycladic islands where you can enjoy one of its beautiful sandy beaches or walk through town and enjoy the unique architecture of the buildings. Overnight in Syros.
Day 7 - THURSDAY
KYTHNOS-MARINA ZEA, ATHENS
In the morning we will arrive in Kythnos where you will enjoy a swim in Kolones bay and will then set sail for Marina Zea where we will arrive in the late afternoon via Cape Sounion, the temple of Poseidon. Overnight in Marina Zea.
Day 8 - FRIDAY
MARINA ZEA- DISEMBARKATION
Disembarkation after breakfast.
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.
of the Cyclades Cruise - 2018
On board the MotorSailer GALILEO
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SATURDAY DEPARTURES FROM ATHENS-MARINA ZEA
RATES - USD
DATES & RATES
Marina Zea- Athens
Rates per person in DBL/TWIN
Lower Deck, Twin or double beds
Lower Deck, Twin beds
Upper Deck, Twin or double beds
60% for Cat C and B Cabins and 75% for Cat A Cabins
3rd Person discount
in Act A
Children 7-10 years old discount in triple cabin w/2 adults in Cat A
Children 11-16 years old discount in triple cabin w/2 adults in Cat A
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 1 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 all day.
-- Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject
-- 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.