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Peloponnesus cruise
Unexplored spaciousness

24 Juni 2023 - 1 Juli 2023
8 days/7 nights

16 September 2023 - 23 September 2023
8 days/7 nights

The place where Paris and Elena were first coupled together attracts poetic souls and gives wide flight for imagination. The kingdom of Nestor, legendary Sparta and Mistras revive history. And you will definitely remember the Gibraltar of the East.

 

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Piräus / Athen

Day 1 Piräus / Athen

Ten kilometres southwest of central Athens, Piraeus is dazzling in its scale, its seemingly endless quays filled with ferries, ships and hydrofoils. While technically its own city, it melds into the Athens sprawl, with close to half a million people living in the greater area.

The most attractive quarter lies east around Zea Marina and Mikrolimano harbours. The latter is lined with cafes, restaurants and bars often filled with people who've disembarked from their yachts for the day.

Arrival:
Departure: 20:00

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Monemvasia

Day 2 Monemvasia

Medieval city on a rock

Monemvasia is a Medieval Castle Town, exclusively carved on a huge rock looking as if it came down from a fairy tale. The island is linked to the mainland by a short causeway 200m in length.

Go back in time wondering in paved narrow streets, viewing the elegant stone mansions and the Byzantine churches, such as the church of Agia Sofia and Christ Elkomenos. Do not also miss the breathtaking sea view from the top of the Castle during your Monemvasia holidays. 

Try Greek Malvasia wine. In 12-15th centuries this wine ruled the Europe. The name "Malvasia" comes from Italian word "Malvasia" for Monemvasia; because it was a trading center.

Arrival: 11:00
Departure: 20:00

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Pylos

Day 3 Pylos

Mirriad of beaches across a vast bay, lagoon with flamingos, waterfalls, caves, castles, tombs, kayaking and diving, golf center and natural resorts - entwine activities into a hit pack in Pylos. 

Pylos is built amphitheatrically in the bay of Navarino, where the historic battle took place, and is defined by the Isle Sfaktiria. In Pylos there are many historical and natural attractions. Among them, Paleokastro, Niokastro,the cave of Nestor, the lagoon of Gialova, the bay of ​​Voidokilia - one of the most spectacular beaches and bays of Greece. the impressive ancient trees that dominate the Square of Trion Navarchon, downtown, combined with the breathtaking views of Sfaktiria Island create a separate idyllic atmosphere.

Very few towns in Greece gather this many myths.  Hercules, Odyssey, Jason. Trojan War, Argonauts, and Odyssey. Zeus, Athena, Poseidon, and Hades. According to Homer, Pylos was the kingdom of Nestor.

 

Arrival: 12:00
Departure: 22:00

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Katakolo

Day 4 Katakolo

Port for the homeland of Olympic Games

Katakolo is a gateway for the archaeological site of Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Adjacent to the port is the sunken ancient city and port of Pheia. 

The small city itself is picturesque and offers a variety of restaurants, coffee shops, and shops. And the view to the traditional lighthouse.

Be sure to visit reconstructed interactive exhibits-replicas of the ancient greek inventions in Museum of Ancient Greek Technology.

A short distance from the port of Katakolo, there are many diverse beaches, mostly sandy.

Arrival: 08:00
Departure: 22:00

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Kefalonia (Sami)

Day 5 Kefalonia (Sami)

Kefalonia, the largest Ionian island

Kefalonia is the island of sailors and mountain climbers, Greeks and Venetians, winemakers and travelers. Here stands Enom – the tallest mountain of Ionic islands (1628 m), covered with unique pine trees. Those willing to make a pilgrim tour may get into the Saint Gerasim monastery. There you will find an ancient sycamore tree still standing, said to have been planted by the saint himself. His cave-cell is located under the building of the monastery. Then we shall go for Andrew the First-Called Apostle monastery, the museum with miracle-making icons of Stephano Tsagarol, the Monastery of Saint Crucifixion in Pessado and the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary with benches. It is also possible to pop into the local winery, where six kinds of Kefalonian wine are being made out of Robola grape.

Another excursion will go to the famous Drogarati cave with stalactites, stalagmites and unusual acoustics, due to which Maria Kallas and Luchano Povarotti took the floor there once. Then the observation ground above the famous beach Mirtos awaits us, followed by a lunch in the picturesque nearby village of Agia Efimia. Our trip will end with the visit to the underground lake Melissani; the cave that once stood over it was destroyed during an earthquake. Now the lake is exposed to the sun, which creates beautiful light show on the water with colors ranging from sky-blue to intense dark-blue.

Arrival: 08:00
Departure: 20:00

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Itea

Day 6 Itea

Located in the Fokida region of Central Greece, Itea is a small waterfront town located in close proximity to the archeological site of Delphi. Featuring a relatively new port that hosts a number of vessels, Itea’s view of waters and imposing mountains in the horizon make for a pleasant stroll or coffee by the sea. 

Arrival: 09:00
Departure: 22:00

7.1
Kanal von Korinth

Day 7.1 Kanal von Korinth

The Corinth Canal is a canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnesian peninsula from the Greek mainland, thus effectively making the former an island. The canal is 6.3 kilometers (3.9 miles) in length and was built between 1881 and 1893.

The Corinth Canal, though only completed in the late 19th century, was an idea and dream that’s dates back over 2000 thousand years. It saves the 700-kilometers (430 mi) journey around the Peloponnese! The strip of land that connects the Peloponnese and mainland Greece is called the “Isthmus”. At its narrowest point, it is only 4 miles wide, and in ancient times, one could see from one side to the other.

Arrival: 08:00
Departure: 09:00

7.2
Ägina

Day 7.2 Ägina

Aegina offers finest pistachios in the world, olive groves and some of the most significant monasteries and temples of Greece

Glorious historical past left Aegina with many ancient monuments open for sightseeing. The most impressive archaeological site of the island is the Ancient Temple of Athena Aphaia, dating back to the 6th century BC. It forms in fact an equilateral triangle with the Parthenon and the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, the so-called “holy triangle” of the antiquity. 

Other important sites are the Temple of Apollo and the Temple of Ellanios Zeus.

Aegina is a food lover’s paradise- from pistachios being ubiquitous to the freshest seafood.

Arrival: 13:00
Departure: next day 06:00

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Piräus / Athen

Day 8 Piräus / Athen

Ten kilometres southwest of central Athens, Piraeus is dazzling in its scale, its seemingly endless quays filled with ferries, ships and hydrofoils. While technically its own city, it melds into the Athens sprawl, with close to half a million people living in the greater area.

The most attractive quarter lies east around Zea Marina and Mikrolimano harbours. The latter is lined with cafes, restaurants and bars often filled with people who've disembarked from their yachts for the day.

Arrival: 08:00
Departure:

* Please note  the quoted timing (arrival /departure time to/from the islands) is indicative and may slightly change due to weather conditions and especially for the sake of better provisioning of all the activities and benefits of the cruise.

 

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