7-day Classical Greece cruise

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Aegean islands, Crete and Continental Greece  (Eastern Peloponnese) from Athens-Marina Zea
on board the mega yacht "Variety Voyager".

Enjoy a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unravelling the wonders of the Classical Greece. 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.

7-day cruise to the Greek islands itinerary


Year 2023

DayPorts / Cruise Program
Fri.Marina Zea, Piraeus (Athens)
Embarkation 14:00-15:00.
Depart via Cape Sounion to Kea.
Kea (Tzia)
Time at leisure to explore Kea’s tiny port Korrisia after dinner. Departure in the early hours for Delos. Overnight at sea.
Sat.Delos (anchorage)
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.
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.
Mon.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.
Late morning swim stop and afternoon arrival to 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.
Wed.Monemvasia (Malvasia)
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.
Optional tour to Mycenae, the powerful walled palace of Agamemnon, the Homeric Achaean king.
Early afternoon departure for the island of Hydra. Time at leisure to explore its picturesque port town. Late evening departure for Athens.
Fri.Marina Zea, Piraeus (Athens)
After midnight arrival - overnight.
Disembarkation after breakfast.
Variety Cruises reserves the right at its sole option and discretion and that of the Captain of the ship, without liability for damages or refund of any kind, to alter or deviate from the ship's advertised or ordinary itinerary or route, either this is caused by weather conditions reaching Beaufort 6-7, Force Majeure, assisting other ships in distress, saving of life at sea or other extraordinary conditions.
Such does not entitle passengers for any claims or refunds.
Variety Cruises will, however, ensure that passengers access their port or disembarkation on time for their outwards flights.

Information on "Marina Zeas" on the map of Piraeus port.

7-day cruise sailling dates & ships

  • Year 2023

    • Cruise departures operated by the ‘Variety Voyager’ mega yacht cruise vessel

      • May 5, 12, 26
      • June 9, 16, 23, 30
      • July 7, 14, 21, 28
      • August 4, 11, 18, 25
      • September 1, 8, 22

Pre- & post-cruise package

Year 2022

 With rates starting from EUR190 per person, you get

  • two overnights, in double room, in a centrally located hotel in Athens including breakfast
  • both ways private transfers between Athens and the cruise port.

 Why to take this package deal?

  • Athens, the city closest to the cruise port, is more than just the place your cruise begins and ends; it's an exciting and world renowned destination worth exploring!
  • If you have to take an overnight flight or a long haul flight, you may find the extra day useful to recover from the jet lag; otherwise, the first day or two of your cruise may be an absolute waste.
  • It serves as a "safety-cushion" in case of flight delays or other unforeseen circumstances.
  • It includes pre-arranged transfers from your hotel to the pier and back.
    No hassle, no carrying around heavy luggage in public means of transportation and absolute safety in the CoVid-19 era!

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Comments and ratings about the 7-day Classical Greece cruise:

It is important to know that only clients of Dolphin Hellas may have their comments and ratings here and only for the services they received by our travel agency; this means that these are real testimonials by real travellers.

Travelled in June, 2017

(Rating: 5/5)

rating of 5 out of 5 Tsitsos
Fantastic trip! My husband and I would not consider ourselves the type who do cruises. Therefore we chose this one based on the small size of the ship. We honeymooned on the islands so wanted to return for our wedding anniversary. The ship was in excellent shape, the food fantastic, the crew exceptional and the excursions a must! I think the itineraries were not overly taxing physically. We spent plenty of time in port for those who didn't want to go with the tours but I would strongly suggest going to the archaeological sites. They are some of the best in the Med.

Overall about Variety Cruises:
The crew were extremely professional, attentive and genuine in their care of all the passengers. No one went to bed unhappy or hungry! The ship was in excellent shape and the rooms were spacious for the size of the ship. We don't consider ourselves cruise type people but I would definitely cruise with Variety Cruises again.

  - E. Christofides - Ohio, USA