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Hi I’m Perian. I’m originally from Toronto and now live in Italy. I frequently visit Greece throughout the season in search of new off the beaten track experiences and charming boutique properties for my clients.

Perian

Greece Specialist

+1 844 381 5808
  • from $2,860 PP
  • 7 Nights
  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Small Cruise Ship
  • Lavrio
  • Lavrio

Ancient Greece Boutique Cruise

Explore the Peloponnese and Ionian Islands on this 7-night journey that will immerse you within ancient civilizations, centuries of history, and myths while enjoying idyllic beaches and surreal turquoise waters. Sail on a boutique cruise ship, overnighting in a spacious en-suite cabin while enjoying impressive facilities like a spa and a Jacuzzi for soaking among the spectacular scenery. Throughout your journey through this magnificent slice of Greece, discover everything from Mycenaean palaces and Byzantine cities to Venetian, Ottoman, and Frankish fortresses, along with one of the world’s most epic beaches, famous for its crumbling shipwreck set within a cove on pristine white sands.

Our Flexi - Promise

  • Low Deposits to Book

    Book your trip with us and pay a reduced deposit with the rest 90 days before your departure

  • Full Flexibility

    We will not charge you any admin fees to change your travel dates due to Covid-19 travel restrictions in place within 30 days of your departure.

  • ATOL & ABTOT Protected

    Your trip with us is fully financially protected by our travel insurers. Peace of mind guaranteed.

  • 24/7 Emergency Support

    We have an operations team on the ground in Athens ready to assist guests 24/7 with any emergency support.

At a Glance

Outoor eating on Cyclades Cruise
  • Discover the ancient Peloponnese coast on board a spacious 200ft yacht
  • Enjoy this intimate cruise experience with up to 48 like-minded guests
  • Visit a myriad of magnificent UNESCO listed sites and wonders
  • Visit off the beaten destinations such Monemvasia, Ithaca, Itea and Pavlopetri
  • Sample delicious local Greek cuisine both on board the yacht and at your leisure in local restaurants whilst on shore in the evenings
  • Explore ancient gems like the impressive Delphi and Olympia
  • Take refreshing swims off the boat and at impressive swim stops like Navagio/Shipwreck Beach
  • Relax on board the boats expansive sundeck and on board Jacuzzi
  • Enjoy ultimate relaxation at the boats on board Gemaya spa with a range of spa treatment options
 
  • Pink sand of Elafonisi Beach, Crete, Greece

    Want to extend your trip?

    If you are looking to extend your stay in Greece by adding some additional nights in Athens pre or post cruise or even adding on an additional country like Turkey, Italy or Croatia, please speak to our travel specialists. We can take the pain out of planning and include pre and post stays in your trip with us.

Your Itinerary

Day 1 Embarkation, Port of Lavrio to Hydra

Hydra panorama

Your journey begins with your arrival into Athens International Airport. Our driver will provide a private transfer to your vessel in the port of Lavrio with check-in between 2 and 3 pm. Enjoy our signature cocktail before taking time to settle into your cabin and explore the facilities onboard. As we make our way to tranquil Hydra, you might want to stand on deck, enjoying the view and fresh salty sea air. Anchoring at the romantic island that seems as if it was frozen in another time with no motorized vehicles allowed and transport by donkey, boat, or on foot, dinner will be served on the ship.

    Day 2 Monemvasia

    Monemvasia in Greece

    While our destination today is Monemvasia, as we sail toward the Peloponnese, you’ll enjoy your first swim stop in a sheltered bay with brilliant blue waters. Enjoy lunch on board as we continue to the walled castle town that was built right out of a massive rock rising from the sea. Once within the walls, stroll the enticing cobbled alleyways while gazing up at the historic mansions, now housing boutique hotels, shops, and restaurants. You’ll have the option to take a tour that visits Hagia Sofia, one of the oldest Byzantine churches in all of Greece, complete with a breathtaking Aegean view.

      Day 3 Pavlopetri - Snorkeling, Diving & NATURA Beach

      Pavlopetri sunkern settlement, Greece

      An early morning arrival brings us to the southern Laconia coast for a visit to one of the oldest submerged cities in the world. Pavlopetri. A UNESCO-listed site, it dates back to the Bronze Age and you may even be able to snorkel or dive here. Tiny Elafonisos island sits just across from it with picturesque sand dunes contrasted by vibrant turquoise waters. To reach it, leap into the sea and swim ashore or we can provide a ride via a tender. After spending time at this gorgeous NATURA-protected habitat, we’ll depart for our next destination with lunch and dinner served on board.

        Day 4 Katakolon to Ancient Olympia & Zakynthos

        Olympia, Greece

        Out at sea overnight, we’ll reach the port at Katakolon early this morning. It’s the perfect base for exploring ancient Olympia where the Olympic Games were birthed. The Temple of Hera is where the Olympic flame continues to be lit today using the rays of the sun. Take an optional tour to explore the archaeological site and museums before we continue our cruise to Zakynthos. On route, enjoy a swim stop at Vasilikos beach and perhaps a horse ride or explore the authentic villages in the area. Once at the main port, disembark to explore Zante Town with dinner served aboard this evening.

          Day 5 Navagio/Shipwreck Beach to Ithaca

          Kioni Village, Ithaca, Greece

          Enjoy one of our favorite destinations today, Navagio Beach, better known as Shipwreck Beach, an image that’s attracted worldwide attention with a shipwreck that sits on its pristine white sands framed by dramatic highs cliffs and surreal blue waters. You can leap right from the swimming platform of the ship to enjoy them, or we can bring you to get a closer look at the shipwreck with a visit to the soft sands. Lunch will be served on board as we depart for Ithaca, the mythical island of Odysseus. You’ll have time to explore on your own in a seaside bar or eatery.

            Day 6 Gidaki. Overnight to Itea

            Gidaki Beach, Greece

            Two excursions are available this morning for exploring Ithaca. You can choose to visit the Archaeological Collection of Stavros which features fascinating findings from the northern Ithaca and wider Stavros region. Or head to a mountain that’s home to the peaceful Kathara Monastery where its elevated position delivers an amazing view. In the afternoon, we’ll cruise on, venturing to Gidaki, a beach that’s edged by sparkling emerald waters and considered one of the most beautiful among the entire Ioanian archipelago. Dinner will be enjoyed on the ship, and we’ll cruise on toward Itea overnight while you’re sleeping.

              Day 7 Delphi & Galaxidi

              Delphi, Greece

              The final full day of the cruise visits Itea, our base for exploring the ancient sanctuary of Delphi that was dedicated to the God Apollo. Located at the base of Parnassus, you can take an optional excursion to discover the site and learn about its history as the most important oracle of ancient Greece. From here, continue to Galaxidi, an appealing port with a rich maritime history. It was one of the country’s wealthiest with its past revealed in the impeccably preserved neoclassical architecture. Back on board, sip a cocktail as we cross the impressive Corinth Canal, then get ready to join our farewell dinner.

                Day 8 Disembarkation from the Port of Lavrio

                Athens

                Arriving early at the port of Lavrio your trip is nearing its end. You’ll have time to enjoy one last breakfast on board and farewells to fellow passengers, many of whom are likely new friends. Perhaps exchange contact information before disembarkation which is by 10 am. You’ll be met by your driver who will provide a private transfer – you can take it to an onward hotel if you plan to spend more time in Athens, to the airport to catch your flight home or head elsewhere. With so many great destinations, our travel experts will be happy to create a bespoke addition to your itinerary.

                  The Yacht for This Journey

                  Elysium Yacht, Greece

                  Elysium Yacht

                  Cruise in style on Elysium, a graceful 200ft yacht that offers a unique and modern mega-yacht experience as one of just a few of its kind worldwide.

                  Refurbished in 2021, she sleeps up to just 50 passengers who can look forward to exceptional personalized service with accommodation in spacious, elegant cabins with high-end amenities like flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, pillow menus, spa robes and slippers.

                  This vessel offers plenty of ways to get active and relax too, with everything from a wellness deck for sunset yoga and a soothing Jacuzzi to snorkelling and water skiing while impressive dining is enjoyed inside and out.

                  What's Included

                  • Private transfers to and from the vessel
                  • Spacious en-suite and air-conditioned cabin with luxury amenities
                  • Excellent English-speaking crew with a crew to client ratio of 1 to 2
                  • Daily buffet breakfast
                  • Three course welcome dinner
                  • Greek style BBQ Farewell dinner
                  • Daily buffet lunch
                  • Filtered water throughout the cruise
                  • Complementary tea, coffee and biscuits
                  • Room service without charge
                  • Pilates & Yoga sessions with on board Wellness Coach
                  • Complementary Wi-Fi throughout
                  • Access to the on board gym
                  • Complementary use of snorkelling equipment and all water sports
                  • Multilingual Cruise Concierge
                  • Luggage handling and porterage
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Very intuitive travel app with our sought after Restaurant Guide
                  • Full financial trip protection for your guaranteed peace of mind

                  What's not Included

                  • Return flights to Greece
                  • Any meals or beverages not listed above
                  • Optional daily shore excursions
                  • Spa treatments at the Gemaya Spa
                  • Water ski & scuba diving (available on request)
                  • Laundry service (available on request)
                  • Gratuities for the crew
                  • Port taxes of $270 per person

                  Departure Dates

                  Please select your year of departure.

                  2023

                  • Apr

                    Apr 29, 2023
                  • May

                    May 20, 2023
                  • Jun

                    Jun 10, 2023
                  • Jul

                    Jul 01, 2023Jul 22, 2023
                  • Aug

                    Aug 12, 2023
                  • Sep

                    Sep 30, 2023

                  Speak to experienced Destinations Experts about designing this itinerary around your budget and trip preferences

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