Venice to Athens (Piraeus)

Venice to Athens (Piraeus)

Sep 22, 2021 to Oct 2, 2021

10 Days

SeaDream I

12134

Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Sep 22, 2021 Venice,
Italy
2 PM - 4 PM
(Embarkation)
Late Evening
Sep 23, 2021 Piran,
Slovenia
Morning Evening
Sep 24, 2021 Mali Losinj,
Croatia
Morning Evening
Sep 25, 2021 Trogir,
Croatia
Morning Overnight
Sep 26, 2021 Dubrovnik,
Croatia
Morning Overnight
Sep 27, 2021 Dubrovnik,
Croatia
Afternoon
Sep 28, 2021 Corfu,
Greece
Afternoon Overnight
Sep 29, 2021 Corfu,
Greece
Evening
Sep 30, 2021 Zakynthos,
Greece
Morning Afternoon
Oct 01, 2021 Gythio,
Greece
Morning Evening
Oct 02, 2021 Athens (Piraeus),
Greece
Morning 8 AM - 10 AM
(Disembarkation)

Ports

  • Venice

    Venice has been known as the "Queen of the Adriatic", "City of Water", "City of Masks", "City of Bridges", "The Floating City", and "City of Canals". Luigi Barzini, writing in The New York Times, described it as "undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man". Venice has also been described by the Times Online as being one of Europe's most romantic cities. Founded in the 5th century, the city stretches across 118 small islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic. In 1987 Venice and its Lagoon was inscribed as a UNESCO Heritage site. SeaDream typically docks at the San Basilio pier after navigating by the famous St. Mark’s Square down the grand canal. With its yacht stature, SeaDream vessels are amongst the very few commercial vessels that can navigate this famous waterway. SeaDream does offer Land Adventures when overnighting. You can also contact our destination specialists should you need a private arrangement, transfer or hotel recommendation.

  • Piran

    Piran may be the most beautiful of Slovenia's coastal towns. It is perched on a tiny piece of land jutting into the sea. It has the feeling of being more like an Italian coastal town, without all the tourists. Piran was part of the Venetian empire from the late 13th century to the end of the 18th century and also had some influence from Austria-Hungary Empire.

  • Mali Losinj

    Mali Losinj, the stunning gem of Losinj Island is not a destination worth missing. Centered at the crest of a picturesque natural harbor and contoured by Mediterranean townhouses, this charming town is worth visiting multiple times. Taking a coastal walk around the town will reveal 19th-century sea-captain homes and a historic quarter that breeds serenity and beauty.

  • Trogir

    UNESCO awarded Trogir is considered to be one of the oldest and most exciting villages along the Adriatic Coast. This town is located on a small island that lies between the mainland and Ciovo and sports some impressive medieval walls and a collection of Romanesque and Renaissance architecture. Kindly check the Land Adventures tab to see the wonderful options in store for you.

  • Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik (Pearl of the Adriatic) is one of the most prominent destinations in the Adriatic Sea. It lies in the region of Dalmatia and was awarded World Unesco Heritage status in 1979. The population is approximately 43,000 and is considered to be among the 10 best medieval walled cities in the world. SeaDream anchors off the walled city as a port of call and tenders directly to the town gate. If you check the land adventures here, you will find that there are many different excursions to consider in this incredible town. Dubrovnik is also an embarkation point on select voyages. On these occasions, the yacht is docked at the cruise terminal.

  • Corfu

    Corfu is the second largest Greek island in the Ionian Sea and considered to be the greenest. The municipality includes the island Corfu and the smaller islands of Ereikoussa, Mathraki and Othonoi. Its Greek name, Kerkyra or Korkyra, is related to two powerful water symbols: Poseidon, god of the sea, and Asopos, an important Greek mainland river. In 2007, the island's old town was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. SeaDream docks at the cruise port and offers guests an assortment of varied Land Adventures. A shuttle bus will be arranged to the old town, and the mountain bikes will be available for independent exploration. Perhaps the most popular attraction on the island other than the impressive old town is the Achillion Palace the summer palace of Austria’s Empress Elizabeth. It truly is worth exploring.

  • Zakynthos

    Islands. The island-municipality is named after the son of a legendary Arcadian chief and a son of Zeus, Dardanus. The Venetians nicknamed the island “the flower of the East”, and it possesses many beautiful beaches and rich vegetation with agricultural products such as citrus fruit, olive oil, grapes and currants. It is known for being mentioned in Greek Mythology as the island where Dardanus’s son Zakynthos first inhabited. Zakynthos is also referred to its Venetian name “Zante”. As expected of any part of Greece, the culture and history of Zakynthos is rich and extensive, dating back to the Paleolithic Age (Old Stone Age). Oldest mentions of the island date back to the Mycenaean period, and ancient Greek poet Homer included Zakynthos in his famous works, the Odyssey and the Iliad. Zakynthos was the first established independent democracy in Greece for 650 years prior to several invasions that led to Byzantine rule. The Kingdom of Sicily and the Ottoman Turks attempted to rule Zakynthos, however it was the Venetian Republic that maintained authority, despite subsequent Ottoman raid attempts and little peace experienced internally, as the existence of classes led to the first social revolt in modern history, The Rebellion of the Popolari. The French were awarded Zakynthos when the Venetian Republic was disbanded in 1797 as per the Treaty of Campoformio. That is, until the Russo-Turkish fleet invaded the island in 1798 and the Septinsular Republic was formed under the Ottoman empire. The Septinsular Republic was eventually ceded to Napoleon’s First French Empire, however the Treaty of Paris resulted in the gradual shift of rule to the British after the Greek War of Independence. Around 1848, radicals gave rise to varied Ionian efforts to unite with the Kingdom of Greece, which would be granted in 1864 as Britain sought to stabilize rule for George I. The World Wars would take a toll on Zakynthos, with emigration and starvation reducing the population in the First War, and joint efforts from Nazi Germany and Mussolini’s Italy would result in Italian rule. When fascism fell in Italy, Germans took the Ionian Islands for one year. Most interesting was Mayor Karrer and Bishop Chrysostomos of Nazi Germany, who refused orders and protected the Jewish community in Zakynthos, which resulted in the survival of all Jews on the island. The two would receive honors and be commemorated with statues in the town’s synagogue. Unfortunately, Zakynthos became subject to major earthquakes in 1953, and a few subsequent ones which caused great destruction, leaving only 3 important buildings: the church of St. Nicholas, St. Dionysios Cathedral, and the National Bank building. Tourism truly thrives as there are many beautiful splendors in Zakynthos. The island is well known scuba diving in surrounding caves and for Navagio Beach, which name comes from a famous shipwreck in 1980. Tourists enjoy Porto Limnionas Beach, Blue Caves, Keri Caves, Turtle Island, Banana Beach, and the endangered Loggerhead Sea Turtle habitat, the Zakynthos Marine Park in the Bay of Laganas. Zakynthos is additionally interesting because the cuisine isn’t typically Greek: Rich, thicker sauces accompany dishes that incorporate more poultry and meat than other Greek cuisine. There is also a rich wine culture on the island; Comoutos Winery is one of the oldest running wineries, established in 1638, and the island’s most famous wine, Verdea, is one of the only two wines in Greece under the PGI Category. Guests are urged to explore the Venetian castle on Bochali Hill, to get a panoramic view of Zakynthos Town.

  • Gythio

    The port of Gythio in the southern Peloponessos has lots of good fish restaurants, some great ouzeries and is within easy driving distance of the Mani, Mystras, and much of the south-eastern coast of the Peloponessos. It was here that the powerful city-state of Sparta had its port and it is speculated that the Trojan ships were anchored here when Prince Paris spirited the beautiful Helen away to Troy. The town has some very pleasant old buildings built in the last two centuries. It is a pleasure to wander through with the neo-classical houses, shops and spectacular old apartment buildings, hugging the side of Mount Koumaros all the way down to the sea. It makes you feel like you are in the type of Greek port that disappeared with the introduction of mass tourism into the country.

  • Athens (Piraeus)

    Piraeus, roughly translating to “the place over the passage”, is an important Greek port located within the Athens agglomeration, in the Attica Basin. It is 12 kilometers from the municipality of Athens, considered the fourth largest and is the third most populous amongst all the municipalities of Greece. Now a peninsula, Piraeus, originally a rocky island, was developed in early 5th Century B.C. when it was initially designated as Athens’ import and transit trade port. It is the largest marine-based shipping center of Greece, one of the largest ports in Europe, and considered the second largest passenger port in the world. Inhabited since the 26th Century, it wasn’t until the 6th Century B.C. that Piraeus began catching attention. The land of Piraeus was essentially impassable, flooded by the sea most of the year until centuries passed and the flooding ceased. By the 5th Century B.C. it became a navy base for the Athenian fleet for the natural harbors and the strategic potential they carried. Athenian general and politician Themistocles fortified Piraeus’ three harbors Kantharos, Zea and Munichia, created ship houses and completed his walls in 471 B.C., which led to the port becoming a great military and commercial harbor. There are many archaeological sites, points of interest and entertainment available in Piraeus. Most famous for its tavernas and cuisine, several popular events take place in Piraeus, such as the Ecocinema International Film Festival, the Maritime Festival, the Piraeus Rock Wave Festival and the Three Kings’ Way Festival. There are also many theaters, including the Municipal Theater, the open air Veakeio Theater, and the Menandreio Theater. Museums in Piraeus include the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus, the Merchant Shipping History Institute Exhibition, the Panos Aravantinos Decor Museum, the Georgios Averof Museum Ship and the Museum of Electric Railways. Be sure to catch the panoramic views available from the hill of Kastella, overlooking Athens and the Saronic Gulf!


Suites & Staterooms

*Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees: $610 per guest


Single Supplement for this voyage is 200% for Yacht Club Deck 2,3 and 4. For Commodore, Admiral and Owners Suite, a 200% single supplement rate applies.


Please Note: Fares are capacity controlled and may change without notice. The fares are per person based on double occupancy. Single and third person rates are also available. SeaDream Yacht Club strongly recommends that all guests purchase travel insurance.


Yachting Land Adventures & Activities

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  • Piran - Slovenian E-Biking & Local Treats

    Description

    Explore the Slovenian coastal countryside and beside the seaside while pedaling, or gliding, along on your e-bike. In a small group, with a professional guide and technical support, you will cycle toward the Salt Fields at Secovlje admiring the checkerboard landscape. On the way to the Salt fields you will join part of the Parenzana Trail - The Trail of Health and Friendship. The whole length of this famous trail runs along the former narrow-gauge Parenzana Railway Line, which operated between 1902 and 1935. The route formerly connected Trieste, Italy with Portorož, Slovenia and Porec, Croatia. You will cycle one part of it, through one of the tunnels, until reaching Salt Fields at Strunjan, a protected nature reserve.

    Along the biking trail you will pause to sample a variety of local delicacies. Behold the incredible views of the Slovenian coast, pausing for a hilltop picnic of local specialties. Continue to the town of roses: Portorož for a tasting of Chocolate with Fleur de Sel at a Sea salt shop. This Yachting Land Adventure is an excellent experience and welcomes all guests to spend a day learning about the nature and historical traditions of Slovenia.

    Notes

    Must be able to ride a bike with gears. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

    Duration

    4.5 hour(s)

    Price

    189 (USD)

  • Mali Losinj - Losinj Historical Stroll & Fragrant Garden

    Description

    Stroll by the Losinj historical sites and see the world famous APOXIOMEN sculpture in its hometown. Then enjoy a tasting of local products at the Losinj's Fragrant Garden.

    Depart the pier and walk along the promenade with your guide sharing the historical insights of this small town's history. The fresh air and Mediterranean climate made this city famous as a natural healing place for many types of pulmonary disorders. Visit the Kvarner Palace where the famous bronze statue of an athlete, Apoxiomen, is displayed. Taken from the sea bed near the island of Lošinj on 27 April 1999, this is the only large bronze statue found to date on the eastern coast of the Adriatic. The Lošinj statue is the most perfect and best-preserved out of eight known in the world. The statue has been touring famous museums (the Louvre, Paul Getty, and British Museum etc.) where its classical beauty and high quality of workmanship testify to its artistry.

    Continue walking toward the Lošinj’s Fragrant Garden for a guided walk through all the scents and fragrances of their rich garden. Afterward you will enjoy sampling their home made products like jams, liquor, cheese, olive oil and tea made of naturally nourished herbs from their garden. Enriched with Lošinj’s scents you will stroll back to the pier and rejoin your yacht.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    69 (USD)

  • Mali Losinj - Speedboat Adventure

    Description

    Spend a memorable time in a speed boat exploring the Adriatic Sea, with beautiful coves and secluded beaches of the Croatian island Mali Losinj, plus enjoy a traditional lunch of local favorites at a family ranch.

    Disembark the yacht and meet the guide, who will walk you down the promenade to your speedboat and introduce you to the skipper. This adventure begins with a panoramic boat tour of the entire island of Lošinj and includes a stop at one of the most beautiful locations for swimming or snorkeling. The location is determined on the day based on the weather, sea conditions and where you decide is the best location to stop.

    Visit uninhabited islands with beautiful hidden coves and see the location where the ancient statue of Apoxyomenos was found. Discover one of the most beautiful sandy beaches on the Adriatic, and the islet and small town of Ilovik where you have 45 minutes to enjoy the beach, have a coffee, browse the shops or get a snack during your free time. Next stop will be for lunch at a family ranch and restaurant where they make some of the best-baked goods on the island. They also raise their own lambs and catch local fish to prepare a traditional meal using the unique iron bell method.

    During the tour, the knowledgeable guide will explain the rich history and heritage of the island and you will hear colorful stories about culture, history, protected species and plants of Mali Losinj Island.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    5 hour(s)

    Price

    269 (USD)

  • Trogir - Trogir & Ancient Salona

    Description

    Trogir, a Croatian UNESCO World Heritage Site, is situated on a small island squeezed in between the mainland and the larger island of Ciovo. This Yachting Land Adventure visits both Trogir and Salona - the largest Roman excavation center in Croatia.

    Travel by comfortable coach to discover the ancient ruins of Salona, where time has stopped in Solin, an ancient Roman site. At the time of its greatest prosperity (3rd and 4th century), Salona had nearly 40,000 inhabitants. Archaeologists have excavated the remains of Roman temples, amphitheaters, early Christian churches, burial grounds and baths. After touring through the ancient site of Salona you will travel back toward the charming town of Trogir driving along the Kastela Riviera.

    Trogir, a Croatian UNESCO World Heritage Site, is connected to the mainland by a bridge. Except for some green parks, the entire island is occupied by distinctive stone-houses, palaces, churches, monasteries, towers, walls etc. The streets are narrow, and they provide a feeling of how life might have been in the past. You will visit the main attraction in Trogir - the Cathedral of St. Lawrence. This 13th century building is probably the finest example of sacral architecture in Croatia. The unusual construction with three naves and three semicircular apses dominates the whole town. The main portal carved by the local artist “Radovan” in the 13th century is world famous. Other fine buildings that will be viewed are the Town Loggia, the Town Hall, the Cipiko Palace, etc. before returning to the yacht.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    149 (USD)

  • Dubrovnik - Dubrovnik ATV Safari Adventure

    Description

    Dubrovnik and its surroundings have a diverse environment and this Yachting Land Adventure is a fabulous way to explore nature and see the local countryside while on an ATV Safari. You and a friend will climb aboard an ATV and escape the crowded city streets to discover the local countryside and villages, seeing untouched nature and fields with breathtaking views, plus sample some homemade Croatian cuisine. After a short transfer, you will arrive at the starting point and head off road on an ATV adventure that will take you to the top of the hill Srdj for a scenic viewpoint and photo opportunity. Some of the best photos of Dubrovnik can be taken including its surrounding areas and the crystal-clear Adriatic Sea.

    After relishing the spectacular panorama, have a lovely snack in the old village of Bosanka. Then reboard the ATV and continue the adventure. A short transfer returns you back to your SeaDream yacht with a mind full of unforgettable memories.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published onboard. Guests will self-drive the ATV off-road and need to have a valid drivers license during the Safari Adventure. Drivers must be a minimum of 18 year. Passengers must be a minimum of 12 years. This price is for 1 ATV with either 1 or two riders.

    Duration

    4.25 hour(s)

    Price

    459 (USD)

  • Dubrovnik - Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik

    Description

    Discover the Dubrovnik Old Town which is so stunningly striking that it seems to have leapt directly from the pages of George R. R Martin’s addictive series – the Game of Thrones novels. It is no coincidence that Dubrovnik was also a capital city in its own right – of the now extinct Republic of Ragusa. On this tour, you will be taken through all the parts of the Old City where some of the most memorable scenes from the Game of Thrones cultural phenomenon were filmed, including: The Pile Gate where King Joffrey was faced with a citizens’ riot and pelted with dung. The Lovrijenac fort where the unsuccessful attack on King's Landing, known as the Battle of Blackwater, took place. The seemingly endless fortified walls will be seen from Lovrijenac fortress where Tyrion Lannister and Varys took a stroll. During your guided walking tour of the Old Town you will pause for a special Game of Thrones inspired cocktail created for SeaDream guests called a "White Walker Punch"!

    All of the filming locations and commentary from your local guide will be accompanied by large, A4-sized photos that show the screen-shot from the appropriate episode and what took place. Of course, the people of Dubrovnik are also fiercely proud of their own fascinating history which your guide will also inform you about, alongside the Game of Thrones commentary.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    3.5 hour(s)

    Price

    119 (USD)

  • Corfu - Corfu and Private Greek Cooking Lesson

    Description

    This special Yachting Land Adventure combines visits to the best sites on the island with lunch and a relaxing pool-garden party “Greek style” at an exclusive mansion.

    Start with a visit to the historic center of Old Corfu Town. Leave the coach by the main square “Esplanade” and set off on a short guided walking tour of the pedestrianized Old Town. Meander through narrow cobblestone streets and visit the Church of Corfu's Patron Saint Spyridon with its priceless collection of icons and offerings.

    Then ride by coach to the beautiful Kommeno Bay, one of the most exclusive residential areas on the island. Here, on the top of the hill, step into the luxurious “Villa of the Roses”, whose name derives from the numerous varieties of rosebushes that adorn its lush garden.

    This is the setting for a private Greek cooking lesson. A local professional chef awaits in the spacious kitchen of the villa to share the secrets of a traditional Greek recipe. Follow along with this authentic hands-on cooking lesson session step by step and then have the chance to taste and enjoy the tasty creations. Local drinks and samples of local products will be also available, served at the villas garden terraces.

    Notes

    It is recommended that guests wear flat, comfortable shoes.

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure time will be announced on board

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    239 (USD)

  • Corfu - Corfu Sea Kayaking Adventure

    Description

    This kayaking adventure is ideal for amateurs who would like a new way to experience Corfu town and its surroundings. Begin near the Historic Fortress of Corfu, at the Nautical Club of Corfu, where instructions and equipment are assigned and you embark with tandem kayaks. Enjoy rowing through the picturesque Garitsa Bay with its windmills and head toward the Mon Repos Palace, an area which is a favorite of locals for its beautiful gardens. At Kardaki beach, below Mon Repos Palace, stop for a small break before rowing back to the Nautical Club of Corfu.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure time will be announced on board.

    This Yachting Land Adventure has very limited capacity. Book in advance to avoid disappointment.

    Duration

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    189 (USD)

  • Corfu - The Achilleion & UNESCO Awarded Old Town

    Description

    This Land Adventure is an opportunity to experience Corfu’s most beautiful and renowned landmark, the Achilleion Palace and includes a stop in Old Corfu Town with some free time.

    Driving through the beautiful countryside and passing by lemon and olive trees you reach the charming village of Gastouri where the Achilleion Palace stands with magnificent views of the Ionian Sea. The villa dates from the 19th century when the Empress of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Elizabeth, better known as Sissy, decided on this spot as a place of retreat. The superb gardens that she created, are decorated with marvelous works of sculpture including the famous 'Achilles Wounded'.

    Returning to Corfu Town, leave the coach in the main Esplanade square for a beautiful walk through the picturesque streets of the Old Town. Pass by historical sites such as the Residence of the British High Commissioner, the Venetian quarters of Cambiello and Corfu´s Historical Center, the Town Hall. Visit the Church of St. Spyridon, Patron Saint of Corfu. After the visit, either board the coach to return to your SeaDream yacht or remain in the town to further explore independently and return on your own.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure time will be announced on board.

    Please wear flat and comfortable walking shoes. There are some steps and some walking required at the palace as well as in the gardens.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    129 (USD)

  • Zakynthos - Caretta-Caretta (Sea Turtle) Cruise

    Description

    Cruise from Zakynthos Island in the area where the famous Caretta-Caretta turtles live and visit where they lay their eggs in the sand. On this Yachting Land Adventure, you have the chance to admire the beautiful seascapes of the island from the sea. Board your coach from Zakynthos port for a 30-minute drive to the Agios Sostis pier. Here you will board the local boat to start your short cruise around the island of Zakynthos. Also, this cruise will visit the island of Marathonisi with gorgeous beaches and crystal-clear water. Marathonisi is also the island where the famous sea turtles Caretta Caretta go to lay their eggs in the sand. After visiting Marathonisi, the boat will head to the caves of Keri for a swim stop. Please note that the tour sequence and content of this Adventure may change, because it is weather dependent upon the conditions of the day. After the cruise you will reboard the coach for the return journey to Zakynthos town.

    Notes

    Be sure to bring your towel, swimming suit, a sun hat and wear non-slip shoes. A Seadream Box Lunch will be enjoyed onboard at your leisure. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    135 (USD)

  • Zakynthos - Panoramic Zakynthos, Winery & Olive Press

    Description

    Explore Zakynthos on this panoramic drive of an island rich in beauty as well as in culture and tradition. On this tour you have the opportunity to admire the beautiful landmarks and gain an insight into the island’s culture. Departing the port by comfortable motorcoach you pass by St Dennis Cathedral (Patron saint of the island) and continue north to the area of Katastari where a photo stop will be made for a panoramic view of the salt flats of Alykes.

    Conintuing on your panoramic drive you can admire the beautiful landscapes of the island. The first stop will be at the scenic Grampsas Winery Estate where you will get acquainted with the vineyard and the Zakynthos wine world. You will walk through the cellar to see where the wines age and mature; plus enjoy a tasting of some of their fine wines with snacks.

    Following the winery visit you continue down the road for a visit of a modern olive oil press mill. The Aristaion Mill is a traditional family business located in Lithakia Zakynthos. Their history began in 1850 with a traditional animal movement press, part of which survives still today. They later changed to metal and then hydraulic presses. As technology evolved, in 2008 they upgraded once again to new technology with eco-drive for processing the olives. A guided tour will explain to you step-by-step the production process. Learn about the production of olive oil from the wooden press in the 18th century to the modern centrifuge machines, and two modes of today. At the end of the visit you will enjoy a tasting of olive oil with homemade bread and local olives. An olive oil soap will be given to you as a gift before you depart the olive oil press. Then reboard your coach for the return journey back to Zakynthos town.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    3.5 hour(s)

    Price

    135 (USD)

  • Gythio - Medieval Monemvasia with Liotrivi Estate Visit and Lunch

    Description

    Spend a wonderful day in the Medieval town of Monemvasia and relax in the serene environment of “Liotrivi” Estate while enjoying a delicious Greek lunch and wines.

    Monemvasia, often referred as the “Gibraltar of Greece”, is undoubtedly unique with its fortified medieval town built on a reddish-brown rock and surrounded by the blue sea. Board the coach for a 75-minute trip through the scenic countryside until you arrive at the one and only gate of the city (Monemvasia means Moni=sole, Emvasia = entrance). The enchanting stone-built mansions, the picturesque lanes and the numerous Byzantine churches create an environment of superb beauty.

    Monemvasia is split in two, the lower town and the upper town. Walking on the main alley and admiring the wonderful architecture of the houses on your left and right hand, you will end up at the square of Elkomenos. The square is dominated by the church of Elkomenos on the left, a mosque converted into a museum on the right and an ancient Turkish cannon in the center.

    After the informational walking tour, you board the coach outside the entrance of Monemvasia medieval town for a short drive to the traditional “Yiannis Ritsos” estate named Liotrivi. This was the family home of the great Greek poet Yiannis Ritsos and where he spent his summers. Take a guided tour around the house which includes an olive press Museum and a cellar-wine tasting area. Enjoy tasting the Monemvasian wines together with a traditional 3-course lunch of home-made treats. Afterward board your coach for the return drive to Gythion.

    Notes

    There are numerous steep, sometimes uneven paths and stairs to negotiate on this tour; good walking shoes are recommended.

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    6 hour(s)

    Price

    199 (USD)

  • Gythio - Mystras - Last Byzantine Stronghold

    Description

    Travel to the north to the village of Sparta, where on the lower slopes of Mount Taygetos, stands the ruined city of Mystras. Once one of the most powerful of city-states, Sparta is today an unimposing modern town. The original Spartans lived an austere existence in barracks and cared little for buildings, monuments and the other "soft" trappings favored by their rivals; consequently scarcely a trace remains of their city to testify to its former might.

    The location of the ancient city of Mystras, on the steep slopes of the mountain made it very difficult for enemies to assult the city walls, which was primarily why William II in 1249 erected the citadel at this location. The territory which is today Greece, had fallen into the hands of the Latin knights of the Fourth Crusade after they decided to conquer Constantinople in 1205. The city had two entrances - the Monovasia Gate and the Nauplion Gate - both connected by a road, which in effect divided the city into two parts, the northern, which served as quarters for the palace and noble officials, and the southern, which housed the townspeople. Enter the Upper Town of Mystra, arguably the most exciting and dramatic site in the entire Peloponnese, through the heavily fortified Nauplion Gate and the multi-storied complex of the Despots Palace. It is a glorious medieval town with mansions, churches, monasteries and palaces lining its steep, narrow streets. The city flourished for 200 years before falling to the Turks.

    Enjoy time to wander through the delightful narrow lanes of this once invincible fortress and experience the spirit of Mystra, which seems to magically unfold about you. As your exploration of the "last Byzantine stronghold" concludes, reboard your coach for the return drive to Gythion.

    Notes

    There are numerous steep paths and stairs to negotiate on this tour; good walking shoes are recommended. Ladies are requested to have their shoulders covered; shorts must be knee length. Those who find the climb to the summit too strenuous will still be able to fully enjoy and admire the art in the beautifully painted churches of Aghios Dimitrios, the Evangelistria, and the Pantanassa.

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    149 (USD)

Prices are per person, in USD. Duration is in hours.


Testimonials

... we were again thrilled and enjoyed the same high as was the case in both previous sails. Peter & Liz CulnaneBrisbane, Australia
A wonderful honeymoon trip with SeaDream. It was an unforgettable experience for us and we recommend your company to all our friends. Thank you very much! Mr & Mrs OVirgin Islands