Greece, Italy & Malta

Greece, Italy & Malta

Valletta to Athens (Piraeus)

May 12, 2023 to May 23, 2023

11 Days

SeaDream I

12320A

Discover the best of Greece, Italy, and Malta on a journey of epic proportions. Your voyage begins with two consecutive overnights in UNESCO-Awarded Valletta, the famed fortified city perched on a hilly peninsula between two of the most breathtaking harbors in the Mediterranean. Explore rural Gozo Island, defined by its Neolithic Ggantija Temple ruins, rural hiking paths, beaches, and scuba-diving sites. Sail to Sicily’s Taormina, your path to Mt. Etna, and charming fishing villages and remote coastal towns that few have ever called on, like Otranto, Italy and Fiskardo, Kefalonia. Explire the Greek island resort of Zakynthos, nestled in the Ionian Sea; picturesque Pilos, on the southwest side of the Peloponnese peninsula; the romantic medieval fortress-city of Monemvasia, carved on the slopes of a rock; and mystical Nafplion, the Venetians’ “Naples of the East” and the first capital of Greece, before disembarking in ancient Athens.

Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
May 12, 2023 Valletta,
Malta
2 PM - 4 PM
(Embarkation)
Overnight
May 13, 2023 Valletta,
Malta
Overnight
May 14, 2023 Valletta,
Malta
Early Morning
May 14, 2023 Mgarr Harbour, Gozo,
Malta
Morning Evening
May 15, 2023 Taormina (Etna) Sicily,
Italy
Morning Afternoon
May 16, 2023 Otranto,
Italy
Afternoon Evening
May 17, 2023 Sarande (Butrint), Albania,
Albania
Morning Evening
May 18, 2023 Fiskardo, Kefalonia,
Greece
Morning Evening
May 19, 2023 Zakynthos,
Greece
Morning Evening
May 20, 2023 Pilos, Navarino Bay,
Greece
Morning Evening
May 21, 2023 Monemvasia,
Greece
Morning Evening
May 22, 2023 Nafplion,
Greece
Morning Evening
May 23, 2023 Athens (Piraeus),
Greece
Morning 8 AM - 10 AM
(Disembarkation)

Ports

  • Valletta

    Valletta, The Fortress City, is Malta's capital city: a living, working city, the administrative and commercial heart of the Islands. Valletta is named after its founder, the respected Grand Master of the Order of St. John, Jean Parisot de la Valette. The magnificent fortress city grew on the arid rock of Mount Sceberras peninsula, which rises steeply from two deep harbours, Marsamxett and Grand Harbour. Ottoman forces numbering 40,000 laid siege to the island from May to September 1565, without success. The heavily outnumbered army of 700 knights and around 8000 Maltese regular troops took refuge in the fortified town on the Grand Harbour. Started in 1566, the city of Valletta was completed, with its impressive bastions, forts, and cathedral, in the astonishingly short time of 15 years. The city is busy by day, yet retains a timeless atmosphere. The grid of narrow streets boasts some of Europe's finest art works, churches and palaces. Walking around Valletta you'll come across an intriguing historical site around every corner: votive statues, niches, fountains and coats of arms high up on parapets. Narrow side streets are full of tiny quaint shops and cafes, while Valletta's main streets are lined with larger international branded shops for fashion, music, jewelry and much more.

  • Mgarr Harbour, Gozo

  • Taormina (Etna) Sicily

    SeaDream yachts anchor in the bay of Giardini Naxos and offer fantastic views of recently awarded UNESCO Natural Site of Mt. Etna (2013) as well as Taormina perched on the cliffside. Shuttle bus service has been arranged to transport guests from Giardini Naxos to the entrance gate of Taormina town. For the SeaDream active guests, office led hikes and bike rides could also transport you to Taormina town or continue up to Castelmola which provides amazing views of the surrounding areas. Perhaps the “must do” adventure here would be to ascend Mt. Etna with your fellow SeaDreamers. Kindly check the Land Adventure tab for the specifics. Other options include an incredible and authentic feast at the Godfather Villa. This “SeaDream Exclusive” Land Adventure requires a high minimum to operate, but it’s worth every penny! As we are anchored and if conditions allow, we will offer water sports both in the morning and in the afternoon. Multo Bene!

  • Otranto

    The easternmost town on the Italian mainland, Otranto enchants with its medieval architecture and relaxed beachfront atmosphere. As you approach the modest façade of the town’s 11th-century cathedral, admire the delicately carved rose window, a preview of the wonders found within, which include an extraordinary mosaic floor known as the Tree of Life. The imposing Castello Aragonese invites exploration both along the ramparts and in the dry moat, a perfect vantage point from which to admire the fort’s massive cylindrical towers. Sun-lovers flock to the town’s beaches, which wrap around a protected cove lapped by gentle waves. While roaming the Old Town’s warren of narrow streets and cozy squares, you’ll discover enticing shops and eateries housed in age-old stone buildings. Later in the day, both residents and visitors congregate on the seaside promenade for their passeggiata, a typical Italian stroll that affords marvelous views of the sparkling sea. Stop at one of Otranto’s many excellent restaurants for a taste of orecchiette, which amusingly means small ear in Italian and is a popular regional pasta often served with savory ricotta.

  • Sarande (Butrint), Albania

    This attractively situated port and the seaside town lies in the very south of Albania, close to the border with Greece. The Greek island of Corfu can be clearly seen across the channel. The town is built back from a small beach with a pleasant palm-fringed esplanade. Located close by are not one, but two different UNESCO World Heritage sites! The first is the ancient city of Butrint which is now a national park where the remains of 3,000 years of occupation are piled on top of one another. The other site is the town of Gjirokastra, where the old town is a rare example of a well-preserved Ottoman town.

  • Fiskardo, Kefalonia

    Fiskardo is a village located about 54 km north of Argostoli and a district of the city of Erisos.The coast around Fiskardo is mainly rocky with numerous pebble-beached coves. There are numerous viewpoints in the area around the village that offer panoramic views of the Ionian Sea including Daskalio island, Ithaca, northwestern Aetolia-Acarnania and the island of Lefkada.

  • Zakynthos

    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.

  • Pilos, Navarino Bay

  • Monemvasia

    Monemvasia is on the southeastern coast of the Peloponnese archipelago. The town is a part of the municipality of Laconia, and draws its name from the Greek terms “mone” and “emvasia”, meaning “single entrance”. Within the last few decades, the medieval buildings were restored, GR-86 was built to connect to the mainland, and tourism had begun to flourish. It's known for its hidden Byzantine fortress town, bearing Venetian, Frankish, Ottoman and, of course, Byzantine influence. Its nickname is “The Rock”, and “the Gibraltar of the East”. 8,000 years ago, in ancient Cape Minoa, Monemvasia was a port of call for travelers between Greece, the Cyclades, and Crete. It is believed that the rock was a Minoan trading post in its antiquity, and helped join the Mycenaean and Minoan cultures. Monemvasia was joined with the Peloponnese mainland until 375 AD when a massive earthquake compromised the region’s geomorphology. Historical towns such as Asopos, Vies, Epidaurus Limera and Plythra were either partly or completely submerged as a result of the earthquake. Earliest Laconian settlers were Greek refugees escaping the Arab and Visigoth invasions in 583 AD. From the 10th century AD on, the town became a core maritime and trade port. The town’s geographic positioning made it a strategic stronghold for the Byzantine military operations - so much so that it ultimately became the last Byzantine stronghold to fall to Greece and the first liberated fortress in the Peloponnese for Greece which led to success during the ongoing fight against the Turks in 1821. Over the centuries, there were many battles between the Venetians, Byzantines, Franks, Turks, as well as the Pope, as they realized the geopolitical importance of Monemvasia. Its recent resurgence in importance was born from its increase in tourist interest. Tourists visit the Monemvasia Fortress, as well as the Christos Elkomenos Church, and archeological site of Epidavros Limera. Climb to the church of Hagia Sophia to catch a glimpse of the most magnificent views of the town and the Myrtoan Sea.

  • Nafplion

    Nafplion is a seaport town in the Peloponnese region of Greece that expands up the hillsides near the north end of the Argolic Gulf. The town was the capital of the First Hellenic Republic, from the start of the Greek Revolution in 1821 until 1834. This is simply one of the most beautiful towns in the area of Argolis (in eastern Peloponnese) as well as one of the most romantic cities all over Greece. SeaDream has the option to anchor allowing water sports or to dock in the heart of town offering amazing access. Some guests will climb nearly 1000 steps to the fortress. Others may want to participate in the wine tasting adventure or to Visit Mycenae.

  • 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: $671 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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  • Valletta - Kayaking & Maltese Cuisine

    Description

    Discover the caves and coastline of Malta on this great kayak adventure that includes a tasting of traditional Maltese cuisine at the end.

    Embark on a beautiful kayaking session, enjoying different landscapes including Ras il-Pellegrin. See 2 unique caves, spectacular rock formations, sandy beaches and much more. Following your kayaking adventure, refresh yourself with a sampling of delectable Maltese food before returning to the yacht.

    Notes

    The order of the tour may vary. Recommended you bring swimwear, towel, comfortable shoes, change of clothes, water and sunscreen. The operation of this Yachting Land Adventure is subject to weather and sea conditions.

    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

    299 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Valletta - Malta's Capitals

    Description

    Take the scenic route to Malta's historic capital, the Mdina which is located on a hill with stunning views over the island. It is one of Europe’s finest examples of an ancient, walled city with a mix of medieval and baroque architecture.

    Stroll through the city's narrow streets and let your guide introduce you to the Mdina's 4000 years of history and provide an orientation to the town itself. From the bastions, enjoy the sweeping views stretching all the way to the coast. Take advantage of some free time to independently visit either St. Paul’s Cathedral, Palazzo Falson or another historic site pointed out by your guide. There is also the option of souvenir shopping or just enjoying a hot beverage and cake at one of the several cafés.

    Next, continue to Valletta – the present-day capital. Walk past the Auberge de Castille - today the office of the Prime Minister - to your stop at the Barrakka Gardens, perched high above the Grand Harbour. The gardens provide a shady retreat from the bustle of the city, and the balcony has one of the best views in Malta. Visit the monumental St John's Co-Cathedral, and the Magisterial Palace. Enjoy a walking tour past landmarks like the new Renzo Piano Parliament building and Our Lady of Victories Church. You will also enjoy some Maltese nibbles served in a lovely square. There is some free time to enjoy Valletta at your own pace before heading back to the ship.

    Notes

    St John's Co-Cathedral is closed on Saturday afternoons, Sundays and public holidays. When visiting these days a visit to the National Museum of Archaeology will substitute. Modest attire is required to enter the Cathedral; knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered. Shorts are not allowed. Wear comfortable walking shoes; bring a sun hat. 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

    199 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Valletta - Transfers / Private Arrangements / Pre and Post Stays / Accommodations - Valletta, Malta

    Description

    Our Destination Specialists “Very Valletta ” can assist with making your pre-arranged transfers, hotels accommodations and any other personalized pre or post cruise arrangements for your SeaDream cruise embarking or disembarking from Valletta, Malta.

    If you have any questions, please contact Very Valletta directly:
    Email: vv@veryvalletta.com
    Phone: +356 2248 5424 / +356 9939 1565

    Notes

    Very Valletta is your personal travel and lifestyle experts in and around Valletta. Redefining the typical Valletta experience by presenting you to our unique and authentic view of the city, only insiders know about.

    Duration

    N/A hour(s)

    Price

    (USD)

  • Mgarr Harbour, Gozo - Maltese Cooking Experience

    Description

    Come to a typical Maltese Farmhouse for a gastronomic Gozitan cooking experience and lunch; providing you an authentic "farm to fork" experience.

    Local, fresh, seasonal, and simple are the four pillars of Gozitan cuisine. Drive to Il-Wileg Farmhouse where you are welcomed by the patron and chef for a cooking demonstration. Here you will have the opportunity to taste, using a mix of Mediterranean cuisine and genuine seasonal ingredients the restaurant sources directly from local growers and suppliers. Enjoy a delightful lunch together sampling the local gastronomy of Gozo and Maltese wines. Where in his kitchen, the Chef will capture the essence of Gozitan cuisine giving you an authentic "farm to fork" experience.

    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

    3.5 hour(s)

    Price

    259 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Mgarr Harbour, Gozo - The Best of Gozo

    Description

    Discover the essence of Gozo on this intricate weave of heritage, history and religion that makes up the DNA of this tiny island population. This Yachting Land Adventure starts with a drive to the Ggantija Megalithic temples in Xaghra, which are one of the most important archaeological sites in the Maltese islands and on the Unesco World Heritage list. The well-preserved site consists of two temples dating back to between 3600 and 3200 before Christ. Considered as one of the oldest free-standing monuments in the world preceding Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids, they represent a phenomenal culture. Enter from the newly constructed interpretation center that helps put a context to this mysterious civilization. From here walk with your guide to explore the site via an external pathway that provides visitors with unique views of the natural landscape that surround Ggantija.

    Next proceed to Victoria, Gozo’s capital city. This town is still called Rabat by the locals, here you can see the Arab and British influence interwoven so well that to the locals it appears the norm. Take a brief walking tour and also enjoy some free time to visit the Citadel or relax at a local café. Then re-board the coach for a panoramic drive outside of town where you will have a photo stop at the mushroomless Fungus rock and the inland sea, seen in Dwejra, followed by a stop at Ta’Pinu Basilica, a centre of Pilgrimage. The origins of this church date back to 1883, when a peasant woman claimed to have heard the voice of the virgin Mary talking to her in the chapel, later becoming a basilica. Reflect on the discoveries of the beautiful island of Gozo as you return by coach to your waiting yacht.

    Notes

    Please wear comfortable clothes, shoes and a hat. Modest attire is required to enter the Ta’Pinu Basilica. Knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered. 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

    109 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Taormina (Etna) Sicily - Ascent of Mt. Etna

    Description

    Board 4x4 vans for a portion of the ascent to one of the greatest European Volcanos - Mt. Etna. Admire the unique volcanic scenery and at the base of the crater where a alpine guide will escort you to the 2,800 meter level for magnificent views of the volcanic craters of Etna!

    Depart from the port for a dramatic drive via air-conditioned motor coach to the slopes of Europe's largest active volcano. The road winds its way through small villages, lemon groves, orchards, vineyards, chestnut and pinewoods. Gradually encounter the hardened lava fields scattered with volcanic cones. Enjoy the view from the Silvestri Craters located at an altitude of 6200 feet and surrounded by hardened lava flow. Appreciate this eerie, unique scenery and travel to the next level by cable car. Finally, board 4x4 vans for the drive to the base of the crater, to meet Alpine guides who lead the twenty-minute walk up as close as possible to the crater's edge. Then it's back down, winding through the fields and villages for a return to Taormina and the SeaDream 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 departure time will be announced on board.

    Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, as some of the uphill walking will be on loosed volcanic shingle.

    Also, it is important to bring a warm jacket, as the wind on top of the mountain can be strong and cold. There is a restaurant at the crater base and time available where guests can purchase their own snacks independently or a box lunch may be provided depending upon the departure time.

    Duration

    5.5 hour(s)

    Price

    265 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Taormina (Etna) Sicily - Viagrande & Benanti Winery

    Description

    Enjoy the unique scenery of the greatest European volcano and enjoy a visit plus wine tasting at one of the best known vineyards in the region.

    The excursion begins with a brief drive through the town of Naxos, founded by Greek colonizers in 8th century BC. Ride along the flanks of Mt Etna and continue to the village of Viagrande, situated on a hill on the slopes of Mount Etna. Viagrande is famous for being mentioned in the first novel (“Nedda”) of the Sicilian writer Giovanni Verga.

    This village is also known for its vineyards and especially for its gastronomic traditions. The tour continues to the Benanti Winery Monte Serra estate for a sample of several the winery's finest vintages, paired with tastings of local cheese, sun-dried and fresh tomatoes, green and black olives, salami and bruschetta. The winery visit also includes the vineyard and the historical oak barrel room.

    From Benati Winery, ride back down to Naxos pier where the SeaDream yacht awaits.

    Notes

    If Benanti Winery in Viagrande is not available at the time of your stop in Taormina; another winery in Linguaglossa will be visited instead. 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

    4.5 hour(s)

    Price

    199 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Otranto - Italy's Eastern Door - Otranto

    Description

    Experience a fascinating guided walking tour at the Easternmost point of Italy's "boot". While exploring Otranto you visit the inside of the mysterious Skull Cathedral and pay your respects to the Martyrs of Otranto.

    Otranto was one of ancient Rome’s leading ports for its trade with Asia Minor and Greece. Under the Byzantines it was an important toehold of the Eastern Empire in Italy. In 1070 it fell under the Normans. Turks attacked and destroyed the city in 1480.

    The Cathedral which rises at the top of the small town, was built to be one of the most outstanding churches in Apulia. Its crypt was erected in 1088, and the Church was completed maybe a century later. Those were years of full splendor for the small town. Inside the Cathedral you will admire the magnificent mosaic floor, which is one of the largest in Europe and created by Priest Pantaleone between 1163 and 1165. When the attacking Ottomans mercilessly sacked all of Otranto and knocked down the walls of the cathedral, they left this floor intact. See the Chapel of “Beati Martiri” and the crypt; housing the mortal remains of the 800 “martyrs” murdered in 1480. These martyrs were beatified in 1771 and then canonized by Pope Francis in May 2013.

    Continue walking, as your guide shares stories about the rich history of the Aragonese Castle. This imposing fortress of Otranto has a pentagonal plan, surrounded by a large moat, and punctuated by four towers, three circular and one with the tip directed toward the sea. On the fifth side, opens the drawbridge. Dating back to the IX-XI centuries, you will be awestruck at the beauty within and learn the history. Afterwards you will pause for a moment to enjoy a local favorite pastry, or cool gelato, before returning to the yacht.

    Notes

    There are stairs to negotiate on this tour; good walking shoes are recommended. As you will be visiting a cathedral, modest dress is requested; please do not wear shoulder less tops or short shorts, as you might be refused entry.

    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

    89 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Otranto - Otranto Coastal Drive & Wine Tasting

    Description

    This spectacular coastal drive of the Apulia region shows you many of the highlights with photo stops and includes a visit of an ancient family-run winery with a tasting of it’s wine and local specialties at the conclusion.

    The coastal road from Otranto is one of the most spectacular panoramic routes of Apulia. Discover “the heal of the boot” scenery, enjoying landscapes of breathtaking beauty and admire the charming towns and villages on the coast. Pass Santa Cesarea Terme with its bizarre “Villa Sticchi” in Arabic style. See the picturesque small town of Castro Marina and Porto Miggiano with its crystal-clear sea water and beautiful bay (photo-stops only, no visits).

    After the panoramic coastal tour, head to the small village of Scorrano for a visit of the "Azienda Agraria Duca Carlo Guarini", a farming enterprise which is still today run by the descendants of the noble family of the Guarinis. This family originally came from Normandy and settled in Salento in the 11th century A.D. Here you will visit the wine-cellar and the underground-oil mill of the 15th century literally dug out of the stone. At the end of the tour you will enjoy a wine tasting and typical Apulian products 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)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Sarande (Butrint), Albania - Butrint National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Description

    One of the original founders of the Butrint National Park, Mr. Auron Tare, is your expert guide that will lead you on the discovery of this ancient city. Butrint is a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE site possessing over 3,000 years of astonishing history revealed to you by a renowned historian, journalist, and cultural heritage expert at Albania’s most magical archaeological site in the country.

    Your panoramic drive will take you to the World Heritage Site of Butrint which is located on the Ksamil Peninsula. Along the way Mr. Tare will share the local history and culture of Albania and its citizens. The area of Butrint has been the site of pre-Greek civilizations, a Roman City, a Byzantine Port and has even fallen under the influence of the Normans, Venetians, and the Ottomans. The present archaeological site is a collection of ruins representing each period in the city’s development.

    The rich history of Butrint has left important vestiges across the territory of the park. The principal architectural monuments in the park includes a Graeco Roman theatre, Dionysus altar, Nymphaeum, Thermae, Gymnasium, Forum, Aqueduct, the temples of Minerva and Asclepius, the Lion Gate and a Baptistery. The Theatre of Butrint is among the best-preserved ancient theater in Albania. The theatre was built in the 3rd century BC, possibly on the walls of an older and smaller theatre.

    The Castle of Ali Pasha Tepelena lies opposite the entrance of Butrint. It is named after the Albanian ruler Ali Pasha of Ioannina, who ruled over the Pashalik of Yanina. Another major attraction seen is the Lion Gate at one of the six entrances to the city from the 4th century BC. The inscription shows a lion, that is about to eat a bull. The lion symbolizes the inhabitants of the city and the bull as their enemies. The gate has a very narrow passage to allow as few people as possible to enter at the same time.

    There is time to browse the museum which was restored within the last 10 years and a major attraction of the site. Inside you’ll find several artifacts discovered at the site among them the Busts of the Imperial Family and other statues. After your time at Butrint a brief stop will be made for a refreshment on the way back to your yacht waiting at the port.

    Notes

    This Land Adventure requires walking over uneven surfaces and cobblestones. Wear cool clothing for hot weather and comfortable shoes (no sandals), don't forget to take a hat or umbrella for shade from the direct sun in places. 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

    179 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Sarande (Butrint), Albania - Sarande History & Castle Views

    Description

    Promenade along the stunning waterfront with your expert guide in ancient history, learning about Sarande’s important Roman history along with a visit of a 4th century synagogue. The excursion ends with a cool refreshment and magnificent view overlooking the port at the Lekursi Castle.

    Meet your expert guide pier side, where you will start the walking tour at the entrance to the promenade. A brief history of Sarande is provided before you find yourself being taken mentally back in time by your guide - to the Roman times, when Sarande was first mentioned by Cicero. There is a legend you will learn that links this city to the temple of Machismos, the father of Enneas from Troyan fame.

    After a short walk you will arrive at the ruins of what has been determined to be a 4th century synagogue. From the surviving ruins your guide will decipher the clues that this was a large Jewish merchant’s home that included a synagogue.

    Continue along the beautiful boulevard at the old port hearing many stories including the time when Nikita Khrushchev, from the Soviet Union, landed during his visit to Albania. Afterwards, you will be transported to the top of the mountain where the Lekurski Castle is perched over the harbor. Take in the spectacular views over the port with your Seadream yacht and the Corfu straights seen in the distance. Enjoy a cool drink at the castle, plus some time on your own before returning to the yacht back in the port.

    Notes

    The walking portion of this tour is approximately 1 mile. Please wear comfortable walking shoes (no sandals), layered clothing, hats, sunscreen and bring a bottle of water to keep hydrated. 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

    69 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Fiskardo, Kefalonia - Best of Cephalonia

    Description

    Revel in the highlights of Cephalonia such as the amazing Melissani Lake and the remarkable cave of Drogarati, while enjoying scenic views and a Greek lunch in a Greek village.

    Cephalonia Island is famous for its unique geological phenomena such as caves and underground lakes.
    Starting from Fiskardo, you take the main road and head south to the small village Karavomylos where the mysterious, 40,000-year-old, under-ground lake of Melissani is located. After an earthquake, the ceiling of the cave fell in, creating what may be one of the most impressive sights you have ever seen. Boats will wait for you at the shore to take you around the blue-green waters of the lake and the boatmen will amuse you as they will compare the stalactites to various animals in a humorous way.
    After visiting the lake, you will travel to the close by Drogarati Cave. The Cave was Discovered 300 years ago when a part of the cavern was destroyed by an earthquake. It descends to a depth of 200 feet and features an impressive interior of stalactites and stalagmites. Reaching the cavern’s interior by a spiral staircase, you will stand awestruck at the scene that greets you, accentuated by carefully placed, concealed lighting. A second chamber, called the Chamber of Exaltation, boasts superb acoustics and hosts concerts for many people.

    Heading north, you pass by the area of Myrtos Bay where there is a photo stop and glimpse of the most beautiful and unique beach in Greece. Next stop is at the tiny picturesque village of Assos, built on the neck of an enchanting peninsula. Admire the tiny houses roofed with red tiles and the Venetian fortress crowing the hilltop of the village. Here you can stroll the picturesque little streets and browse the shops during free time, after enjoying a delicious Greek style lunch at a village restaurant before heading back to the SeaDream Yacht in Fiskardo

    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

    7 hour(s)

    Price

    179 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Fiskardo, Kefalonia - Fiskardo Coastal Boat Adventure

    Description

    Have you always dreamed of commanding your own vessel along the coastline of a Greek Island? Well, now is your chance to do just that, and with a friend where you can enjoy a light picnic in your own small private motorboat while cruising off the Fiskardo coastline.

    An instructor will meet you pier side and escort you to a smaller nearby pier to be assigned your private boat. The instructor makes sure everyone is comfortable onboard before departing independently to explore. On this Greek coastline adventure, you will encounter the caves, coastline, and beautiful beaches of Fiskardo at your own pace while enjoying a delightful tapas style picnic of tasty treats onboard. Beaches on this part of Kefalonia are of the pebbly variety - they are not sandy. The boats are ideal for maneuvering into the sheltered bays for swimming where the sea is usually calm. Whether basking on the beach or exploring the depths, rest assured that you'll find crystal-clear cool water surrounding you.

    This is a fantastic opportunity to explore the northern tip of Kefalonia and the Errisos peninsula, with its alluring and varied coastline. Your boat is well equipped take you places that cannot be reached by local roads on this fun Yachting Land Adventure.

    Notes

    The price of this tour is per boat (based on 2 guests per boat) and only 1 guest needs to purchase a ticket. These boats are easy to drive, and no previous boating experience is required. The experienced staff will provide the necessary instructions on boat handling, a map and any advice needed before you depart on your adventure. Please book your boat early as they are limited, and you would not want to miss out.

    Wear a hat and sunscreen. If you plan to swim, wear your swimming suit and bring a towel from the yacht. One guest per boat should carry with him/her a mobile phone with a valid number to be in contact with the boat instructor in case of any assistance needed during the sailing time. Operation is subject to weather & sea conditions.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    459 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • 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)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • 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)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Pilos, Navarino Bay - Nestor’s Palace and Methoni Fortress

    Description

    Visit the Ancient Palace of King Nestor and enjoy a stroll around the impressive ruins of Methoni Castle.

    The tour begins with a visit of the ruins of King Nestor's Palace. Here you will be able to admire the room where the queen took her bath as well as the remains of what must have been a magnificent throne room with a huge hearth in its middle. Since the majority of the roofs and walls were constructed out of wood and stone, today only the stone remains. Even so, the palace remains an impressive example of ancient Greek antiquity.

    After visiting Nestor’s Palace, proceed by coach to the Methoni village. Methoni has been identified as the city Pedasus, that Homer mentions under the name "ampeloessa" (of vine leaves), as the last of the seven "evnaiomena ptoliethra", that Agamemnon offers Achilles in order to subdue his rage. Along with the rest of Messenia, the town gained its independence from the Spartans in 369 BC. During the 4th century BC, Methoni was elaborately fortified and continued to remain autonomous well into the Imperial Roman era, when it enjoyed the favor of some emperors. During the Byzantine years it continued to remain a remarkable harbor and one of the most important cities of the Peloponnese, seat of a bishopric. Nowadays the walls of the fortress, even though in ruins, continue to be impressive. The castle of Methoni occupies the entire area of the cape and the southwestern coast to the small islet that has also been fortified with an octagonal tower and is protected by the sea on three sides. A deep moat separates the castle from the land and access was by a wooden bridge. The Venetians built on the ancient battlements and added on and repaired it during both periods that they occupied the castle. After a guided tour, you depart Methoni for your return drive back to the pier and your SeaDream 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

    3.5 hour(s)

    Price

    179 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Pilos, Navarino Bay - Pilos Countryside by E-Bike

    Description

    E-Bike through Pylos countryside and view its beautiful landmarks.

    Board your private minibus for a short drive to Gialova, a seaside village where the e-bike shop is located. Your e-bike instructor will assist you in selecting a e-bike and provide a brief commentary; then the biking excursion begins.

    As you pedal or cruise along, you will see the beautiful wetlands located between the settlement of Gialova and the bay of Voidokilia. This famous bay covers over 6,000 acres of land, with a lagoon that is the southernmost stop for migratory birds of the Balkans travelling to and from Africa. Continuing, you will arrive at perhaps the most amazing beach of Peloponnese, Voidokilia beach. This beautiful natural beach will be a stop to take a quick swim. Enjoy the sandy beach and its turquoise water, with a bay that is shaped like the Greek alphabet letter Omega “Ω”.

    This excursion also bikes by Romanos Ancient Tombs, also known as “tholoi”, two Bronze Age burial structures (17th - 13th century BC) characterized by the superposition of successively smaller rings of hewn stones. Be sure to bring your camera for photo stops of great images before returning to Gialova village for your return drive to Pylos pier and the SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    If you prefer, you can select a regular bicycle at the bike shop. Please bring a towel from the yacht and wear your swimsuit under your clothes as there are no changing facilities where you have the opportunity to swim. 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

    2.5 hour(s)

    Price

    149 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Monemvasia - Monemvasia Stroll & Traditional House Visit

    Description

    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 shuttle bus with your guide from the tender point, to start this exploration by entering the one and only gate of the city (Monemvasia means Moni=sole, Emvasia = entrance). The ancient 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 down the main alley, admire the wonderful architecture of the houses on your left and right, when you eventually end up at the square of Elkomenos. This square is dominated by the church of Elkomenos on the left, a mosque converted into a museum on the right and a Turkish cannon in the center.

    During the stroll in the upper town; admire the octagonal church of Agia Sofia, built by the Emperor Andronicus in the 12th century AD. This is one of the most beautiful places of worship in Greece, offering unique views of the walled city and the sea.

    After your stroll, board the coach outside the entrance of Monemvasia medieval town for a short drive to the traditional “Olive Press” house. This was the family house where the great Greek poet Yiannis Ritsos spent his summers. A guided visit to the house includes an olive press Museum and a cellar with a tasting area. Taste the olive oil and the Monemvasian wines together with fresh home made bread and hand-made local products such as olives, oregano and feta cheese. You will then return to Monemvasia to board the tender back to your SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    Comfortable 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 on board.

    Duration

    3.5 hour(s)

    Price

    199 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Monemvasia - Trekking Bali Gorge and Talanta Village Visit

    Description

    The Laconian countryside is waiting to reveal its secrets to unsuspecting visitors and well-informed nature lovers alike on this guided journey around Talanta Village.

    The Laconian countryside is waiting to reveal its secrets to unsuspecting visitors and well-informed nature lovers alike on this guided journey around Talanta Village.

    From the pier you will board a private vehicle for the 30-minute drive to Talanta Village. Start the adventure by trekking down the cobbled path with the watermills. Among the ruins of 12 watermills, on water's way to the sea, you will stop at the restored third watermill. Every Saturday the villagers, and other locals and visitors, insist on gathering here to carry out the tradition of graining their wheat. This watermill is the starting point for the walk in nature, seeing images that take you back to the beginning of the last century.

    Proceed down the Bali gorge on a relatively easy route between plane trees, olive trees and running waters, where the guide will introduce you to the local flora, eventually returning to the watermill on a circular path. Enjoy a picnic style break with freshly squeezed orange juice, local snacks and fresh fruit. The natural landscape that surrounds the Watermill is wonderful, calm, and serene and makes the visitor feel at peace within the natural setting. There will be free time for taking photos and relaxing. At the end of the experience, rejoin your private vehicle for the return drive to your yacht at the pier.

    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

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    209 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Nafplion - Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus and Nafplion Town

    Description

    Epidaurus is known for its stunning ancient theater and for being one of the most important sanctuaries in the ancient world, Epidaurus was dedicated to the God of Medicine, Asklepios. The world famous Theater of Epidaurus, built in the 4th century BC, and is a marvel of harmony and acoustics and the best preserved ancient theater in Greece. It is built in limestone and seats 12.000 spectators.

    After the guided visit to Epidaurus, return to Nauplion for a guided walk through the most important highlights of the picturesque Old Town. Architecture includes
    Byzantine, Venetian, and Turkish periods as well as some neo-classical buildings from the time that Nafplion was the capital of a newly independent modern Greek nation.

    Finish the walking exploration tour with handmade Baklava or loukoumades (Greek deep-fried pastry with local honey) and Greek coffee at one of the pastry shops in “Syntagma” (Constitution) central square.

    Notes

    Hats, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes are highly 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. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final departures times will be published on board.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    155 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Nafplion - Mycenae & Wine Tasting

    Description

    Enjoy a scenic drive through Nafplion and past the ancient sites of Tiryns and Argos to reach to the ruins of Mycenae. The first in-depth excavations were carried out by the German archaeologist Heinrich Schlieman in 1876 who was obsessed with finding the grave of King Agamemnon. His diligent work exposed the famous Lions Gate, the entrance to the city which contains the shaft burial graves of some ancient nobles. A short distance away is the Beehive Tomb, named after the shape of its roof.

    Continue the journey for the opportunity to visit a local winery, to taste a variety of local wines. Upon arrival at the winery, the winery’s sommelier presents
    the underground cellars plus a brief introduction about wine-making at the site. Enjoy receiving a bottle of wine as “memento” prior to boarding the motor coach for the drive back to Nafplion port and the SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    Guests are requested to wear comfortable shoes and light clothes. Sunglasses, sunscreen and hats 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. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Tour sequence can vary and the final departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    3.5 hour(s)

    Price

    159 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Athens (Piraeus) - IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ATHENS (PIRAEUS) LAND ADVENTURES

    Description

    Important note regarding YLA availability Pre/Post Voyage: If this port is the embarkation port on your itinerary, this Yachting Land Adventure will not be available pre-voyage. If it is the debarkation port, please inquire when onboard as to the availability of the tour post-voyage.

    Notes

    Duration

    N/A hour(s)

    Price

    N/A (USD)

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Testimonials

This was our 3rd voyage with SeaDream – and we think the best one. We'll be back. Mr & Mrs Halvor StenstadvoldOslo, Norway
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