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14 Days - The Pearls of the Aegean Islands by Private Motor Yacht
Athens -Pireaus - Mykonos - Kusadasi - Patmos - Rhodes - Heraklion - Santorini

 

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Take a cruise with a delightful, intimate Motor Yacht, fully air-conditioned that offers 10 - 20 outside cabins all with private shower/WC for the best in personal cruising. Informality is the order of the day - in dress, in what you choose to do, in spirit and in style. The alternative to huge cruiseliners and tiresome ferrying between the islands, with only 20 - 40 passengers becomes your floating home and classroom in Greece. Join us to discover the cradle of Western Civilization at a very affordable price.

Day 1: Wed . Departure from the USA .

Day 2: Thu. ATHENS . Arrival to Athens International Airport , transfer to your hotel PHILIPPOS (or similar)and overnight.

Day 3: Fri . Start 7-days-cruise by private yacht. Transfer to Pireaus to embark yacht around 2 pm. PIRAEUS-KYTHNOS. Overnight.

Day 4: Sat . Sailing KYTHNOS-PAROS. Visiting this lovely island .. with sandy beaches and marble quarries.

Day 5: Su. PAROS-SANTORINI the volcanic island, said to be the lost Atlantis.

Day 6: Mo. SANTORINI - NAXOS. the largest and most fertile island.

Day 7: Tu. NAXOS - MYKONOS Jet set island with the most picturesque harbour.

Day 8: We. MYKONOS-SYROS. The capital of the Cyclades with Venetian influence.

Day 9: Thu. SYROS-PIRAEUS

Alternative itinerary ( in case of stormy weather in the Aegean Sea )

Day 3. Piraeus - Poros

Day 4: Poros - Dokos - Hydra

Day 5: Hydra - Monemvasia

Day 6: Monemvasia - Leonidion

Day 7 : Leonidion - Nafplion

Day 8: Nafplion - Ermioni

Day 9: Ermioni - Aegina - Piraeus

Day 10: Piraeus

Itinerary Continued:

Day 10: Fri. PIREAUS Disembarkation at 8 am. Morning or noon. Private transfer to airport for flight to Heraklion . CRETE . Pick up your rental car. See Heraklion arch.Museum , the Knossos Palace.Overnight in the hotel LATO, Heraklion.

Day 11: Sat. CRETE . Drive via Gortys , Agia Triada and Phaestos and Rethymnon to Chania.Stay overnight in the Porto Veneziano in the old Venetian port of Chania.

Day 12: Sun. CRETE . Chania . Visit the picturesque Market Place built during the Ottoman era ,the small arch.museum with Minoan unique findings, drive to Akrotiri for scenic view of the bay and the city and to visit the Tomb of the Crete 's greatest modern statesman E,Venizelos . If time is at hand visit nearby monasteries. like Agia Triada or/and visit the Allied and the German 2 nd War cemeteries Leave the car at the Chania airport to fly back to Athens .Transfer to your hotel in Athens.Hotel Philippos or similar near the Acropolis.

Day 13: Mo. ATHENS Day free for scheduled guided visit of Acropolis and a tour of the city included. 8.30- 12.30 Visit on your own the National Arch.Museum . with unique arch.treasures. Overnight.

Day 14: Tue . ATHENS At leisure, for visit to the National Museum and other museums, shopping, etc. Optional one day tour to Delphi . For app. 85 euro/person.

Day 15: Wed. ATHENS Transfer to airport for departure for USA. The cruise itinerary is subject to the prevailing weather.

 

RATE $ 2,595 per person plus $ 265 per person for flight tickets to and from Crete and port taxes $ 135 incl. the two extra overnights.

Includes:

  • Seven (7) nights accommodation aboard the Motor Yacht H and B in 2 berths cabins all with private facilities and air-condition. outside on main deck.
  • Daily breakfast buffet
  • Six (6) lunches or dinners aboard
  • Captain's dinner, welcome drink, cruising
  • Cruise escort
  • Accommodations in Athens 4 nights & Crete 2 nights in Superior Tourist Class hotel in double room, A/C with private facilities and daily breakfast
  • Air tickets Athens- Heraklion - Chania - Athens incl. taxes.
  • All transfers upon arrival and departure in Athens ( but not in Crete )
  • Tour of Athens and the Acropolis incl.guide , bus and admission fees.

*Port taxes $ 65 p.person to be added , Single supplement upon request.

*Airfares to Greece from the US as well as the cost of the rental car in Crete are not included .

Car rental cost : 1 Group C1 car, with air conditioning (Fiat Punto or similar) Total 150 .00 Euros or $ 210 payable by major credit card or cash at start of
rental. Highseason suppl July-Sept. on request.

Includes: delivery and return as above, unlimited kilometres, all taxes ,
full insurance (incl. full CDW , PAI and theft).

*Rates for 2015/16 are based on the current exchange rate of the Euro to the Dollar (1 Euro = $1.20) and are subject to change due to currency fluctuations

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