Greek Isles & the Corinth Canal

Greek Isles & the Corinth Canal

Dubrovnik to Athens (Piraeus)

Jul 19, 2024 to Jul 27, 2024

8 Days

SeaDream I

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The Greek Islands come alive on a refreshing journey with a dramatic transit through Nero’s Corinth Canal. Your adventure begins with a call on the secluded walled city of Dubrovnik, on the cusp of the Dalmatian coast, and then to the winding streets and squares of limestone cliff-backdropped Kotor, Montenegro. Sail along the Bay of Vlorë, surrounded by the foothills of the Ceraunian Mountains along the Albanian Adriatic and Ionian Sea coasts, before calling on the fishing village of Fiskardo, on the Ionian island of Kefalonia, Greece. Time spent exploring the 4th-century Temple of Apollo ruins at Itea and the paradisical beaches of Mykonos and Hydra complete your itinerary.

Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Jul 19, 2024 Dubrovnik,
Croatia
2 PM - 4 PM
(Embarkation)
Evening
Jul 20, 2024 Kotor,
Montenegro
Morning Evening
Jul 21, 2024 Monopoli,
Italy
Morning Afternoon
Jul 22, 2024 Fiskardo, Kefalonia,
Greece
Afternoon Late Evening
Jul 23, 2024 Kioni, Ithica,
Greece
Morning Evening
Jul 24, 2024 Katakolon (Olympia),
Greece
Morning Evening
Jul 25, 2024 Itea (Delphi),
Greece
Morning Afternoon
Jul 25, 2024 Corinth Canal (Transit),
Greece
Evening Evening
Jul 26, 2024 Hydra,
Greece
Morning Evening
Jul 27, 2024 Athens (Piraeus),
Greece
Morning 8 AM - 10 AM
(Disembarkation)

Ports

  • Dubrovnik
    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.

  • Kotor
    Kotor

    Kotor is a coastal town in Montenegro. The old Mediterranean port of Kotor is surrounded by an impressive city wall built by the Republic of Venice and the Venetian influence remains dominant among the architectural influences. In 1979 the Bay of Kotor, City of Kotor and the surrounding territory have been listed in the UNESCO Heritage as a Cultural Site. SeaDream usually navigates close by the small islands of St. George and Our Lady of the Reef. The Bay of Kotor stretches 28 km and is one of the most indented parts of the Adriatic Sea. It is sometimes called the southern-most fjord in Europe (though it is actually a submerged river canyon called a ria). SeaDream typically docks steps away from the town. SeaDream has arranged a few different Yachting Land Adventures. One of them is a walking discovery and the other will show you the heritage and countryside of Montenegro. For the active guests, there’s incredible biking along the coast as well as a hike up to the fortress. On occasion, SeaDream may dock in the bay and tender directly to the town. We regret that watersports are not allowed in this protected area.

  • Monopoli
    Monopoli

    25 miles southeast of Bari, Monopoli is a small port town in the region of Apulia (Puglia). A flourishing seaside town, it was always exposed to the raids and attacks of Turkish pirates in the early days because of its location. It was originally populated by the ancient settlers known as the Egnazians. Their maritime tradition lives on in the city today. Local attractions included the scenic port, the beaches and the crypts. Guests may consider venturing out to Masseria Garrappa, Bari, golf at Masseria San Domenico – San Domenico Golf or the unesco awarded Alberobello giving incredible examples of the prehistoric technique of (mortarless) construction, The trulli are made of roughly worked limestone boulders collected from neighboring fields. They feature pyramidal, domed or conical roofs built up of corbelled limestone slabs.

  • Fiskardo, Kefalonia
    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.

  • Kioni, Ithica
    Kioni, Ithica

  • Katakolon (Olympia)
    Katakolon (Olympia)

    The rather sleepy port of Katakolon at the western edge of Greece's Peloponnese Peninsula is close to the archeological site of Olympia, where the ancient Olympic Games were held. The Games date back possibly further than 776 BC. In 394 AD, (after exactly 1170 years) emperor Theodosius I abolished them as they were then considered reminiscent of paganism. The town has a pleasant waterfront where you can find a seat at one of the seaside cafes and order a cool drink and some local mezes (Greek snacks).

  • Itea (Delphi)
    Itea (Delphi)

    Itea is a small town situated on the north coast of the Gulf of Corinth, 2 km west of Kirra, 8 km southwest of Delphi. The town has a nice beach along with some shops, cafes and restaurants. It allows the closest access to the incredible sight of Delphi which is within the top three archeological attractions in Greece and in 1987 was inscribed as a UNESCO Heritage Site. It is believed the Zeus wanted to find the center of the Earth so he sent two eagles flying from the eastern and western extremities and where they met was Delphi – becoming the “navel/center of the earth”. SeaDream has arranged the very best guides and vehicles from Athens to enhance this incredible visit further. Your guided visit highlights the ancient Sanctuary of Apollo, where Pythia, the celebrated Oracle dwelt, the Temple of Apollo, the Sacred Way, the amphitheater, the best-preserved stadium of Greece, and the Castalia Spring, where in ancient days the pilgrims had to wash before they were allowed to consult the Oracle. In the Delphi Museum, see such treasures as the Omphalos, which marked the center of the world, and the magnificent bronze Charioteer, one of the finest pieces surviving from the 5th century BC. After the museum, there will be free time to visit the village of Delphi. SeaDream has the option of docking along the small pier in Itea or anchoring off to provide water sports options. This is dependent on availability as well as a number of guests visiting the archeological site.

  • Corinth Canal (Transit)
    Corinth Canal (Transit)

    So narrow! So dramatic! You'll understand why SeaDream says "expect the unexpected" as your yacht transits the Corinth Canal. The canal was first completed in 1893, despite previous attempts from ancient times; the first plans being from 602BC. The Roman Emporer Nero actually started construction in 67AD, making the first cut himself with a golden pick. The canal we transit is 6.3 kilometres (3.9 mi) in length. Before the canal, ships sailing between the Aegean and the Adriatic had to circumnavigate the Peloponnese Peninsula adding about 185 nautical miles to their voyage.

  • Hydra
    Hydra

    There is one main town on Hydra, known simply as "Hydra port". It consists of a crescent-shaped harbor, around which is centered a strand of restaurants, shops, markets, and galleries that cater to tourists and locals (Hydriots). Steep stone streets lead up and outwards from the harbor area. The charm of Hydra town certainly lies in her rich history, beautiful port and waterfront unspoiled by motorized vehicles. The island offers a rugged charm and some spectacular scenes and makes the perfect place for some self-exploration.

  • Athens (Piraeus)
    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: $488 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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  • Kotor - Imperial Vineyards and Wine Tasting

    Description

    Discover the verdant beauty of Montenegro’s quiet countryside and submerse yourself in its culture while sampling robust local wines and delectable delicacies. This Yachting Land Adventure begins with a lovely ride along the Bay of Kotor. You’ll spy Lipci Rock before heading into the mountains with unparalleled, far-reaching views of the coastal islands and villages below. There will be a stop for photo moment above the bay.

    The intoxicating ride continues to the small picturesque village of Nudo for a visit of the Dabovic Winery. Here you are welcomed with drinks and local pastries. The Winery Dabovic (formerly known as the Imperial Vineyards) has been in existence for over a century and still has vine species from the time of Austria-Hungary. The award-winning wine produced here was delivered for the royal court in Vienna. The vineyard, owned and operated by the Dabovic family, is also completely organic. Taste and savor delicious wines, delicacies, and pastries. Besides wine; organic vegetables, honey, and dairy products are also made here. You are sure to enjoy a flavorful lunch of these fresh products before boarding the coach for the return to the yacht in Kotor.

    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

    5 hour(s)

    Price

    159 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Kotor - Kayaking in Kotor Bay

    Description

    Kayaking offers a unique perspective of the natural beauty of Boka Bay and is the perfect way to explore this region.
    Learn how to kayak on one of the most pristine bays of the Mediterranean. There is a short walk after departing the tender pier to the nearby beach where this adventure starts. A safety briefing and instruction on the skill of manouvering the kayak will be provided by the kayak guide.

    Now you are ready to set off paddeling along the coastline. Boka Bay is the southernmost fjord in Europe and visually looks as if the mountains have cracked and let the sea in.The thin coastline is protected from severe climate changes from the north thanks to the high mountains. Enjoy the scenery while glidding past small towns, villages, fishmen boats, beaches and greenery. You will arrive at a beach where the is time for swimming or relaxing before returning to the yacht.

    Notes

    Guests should be familiar with kayaking. Price is based on 2 guests per kayak. Be sure wear your swimming gear under your clothes, bring a towel, sunscreen, hat, change of clothes. 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

    89 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Kotor - Medieval Kotor Stroll & Tavern Tastings

    Description

    Get to know this UNESCO World Heritage site on a charming stroll through Medieval Kotor including tastings of the regional cuisine at a local tavern. A local guide will be waiting upon your arrival in Kotor to escort you on a private walking tour of this medieval town's highlights. Visit the magnificent Cathedral of St.Triphun, one of the oldest and most beautiful examples of Roman architecture. Constructed in 1166 on the remains of a 9th-century temple, the cathedral houses remnants of 13th-century frescos and a treasury with local and Venetian artwork from the 14th-20th centuries. Next, proceed to the 17th-century Grgurina Palace, which today houses the Naval Museum, a testament to the long maritime history of the town. Continue your informative walk pasing the ancient walls surrounding the town, which in some places reach a height of 60 feet. Enjoy strolling through the narrow streets lined with medieval houses, palaces and churches. At the end of the tour, your guide will escort you to local tavern for an opportunity to taste their famous Njegusi prosciutto and smoked cheese, as well as local red wine. After the tasting you can opt to stay on your own in town; or return to the yacht.

    Notes

    Please wear comfortable walking shoes. 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

    59 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Monopoli - Alberobello Trulli's & Apulian Treats

    Description

    Immerse yourself in a magical world with ancient stone houses and conical roofs, walking through the narrow alleyways of Alberobello on this full day excursion including a traditional Puglian farmhouse lunch.

    This UNESCO sites since 1996, Alberobello, is also the capital of the original conical dwellings known as a Trulli and considered among the most famous attractions in Apulia! Its historic districts with their cluster-like settlements of Trulli (originally built in the 1400’s) lie along the sides of two hills separated by the village main street. A panoramic view over the town centre displays the Trulli roofs looking like whimsical conical hats curiously placed on fairy-tale characters' heads!

    Depart by air conditioned coach from the pier for an approximately 30-minute scenic drive to arrive at Alberobello. Along the way admire scenes of green olive groves, golden wheat fields and blue skies that depict the colors of the Puglian countryside. Upon arrival you will enjoy a guided walking tour learning about Alberobello's original history. After the guided tour, you are free to enjoy a stroll through the village's narrow winding streets, browse the shops and boutiques, or simply relax, take in the local vibe or perhaps try a homemade Italian "gelato". A delicious lunch is also included at a nearby farmhouse before returning to your SeaDream yacht in Monopoli.

    Notes

    Casual clothing and flat comfortable shoes are recommended. Conservative attire is requested to visit religious sites, shorts and bare shoulders are not permitted. This excursion must be booked 7 days prior to arrival in the port to confirm its operation during your voyage. Please book on the Seadream.com website prior to embarkation to avoid disappointment. Cancellations after the deadline are non-refundable. 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

    6 hour(s)

    Price

    279 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Monopoli - Romantic Polignano and Volare’s Origin

    Description

    Discover Polignano, one of the most romantic places in Apulia and also the birthplace of Mr. Volare – Domenico Modugno.

    Upon arrival in Monopoli you will be met by the guide and travel by motor coach for approximately 30 minutes to arrive at Polignano a Mare. The walking tour begins at the square with a bronze statue dedicated to Domenico Modugno welcoming you with his open arms. Just a few steps and the first breathtaking view is of the marine caves. The sea has created hundreds of deep and high marine caves, whose tops have been paved and transformed into amazing terraces. The result is a very original seafront where you will enjoy panoramic views over the shore and the surrounding coastal villages.

    Follow the guide as you walk down to the bottom of the cliff and take a stroll through the ancient riverbed observing many people sunbathing during the Summer. The guide will next escort you to the town center, walking down winding little streets covered with flowers, observing the typical Mediterranean atmosphere of Polignano. It’s considered as one of the most romantic places in Apulia, built at the top of a natural spur and surrounded by marine caves.

    In addition, Polignanon was also home to Mr. Domenico Modugno who wrote his famous song NEL BLU DIPINTO DI BLU, known better to many as the VOLARE song. On this walking tour you will understand the reason why he wrote his song here and have free time to explore on your own. A refreshment stop is included at a famous local bar for a choice of either a cool “gelato” or "Caffè Speciale", a coffee drink made with milk cream and a little bit of liqueur – delicious. Following the free time, you’ll return by coach to the SeaDream yacht waiting for you in Monopoli.

    Notes

    Visitors are not allowed inside churches during services, weddings, etc. guests may have a chance to visit the church independently. There is limited seating at the popular local bar for refreshments. The tour sequence may vary. 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
  • 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
  • Katakolon (Olympia) - Ancient Olympia and the Archaeological Museum

    Description

    Visit the stunning Archaeological Museum of Olympia, one of the most important museums in Greece and the imposing site of Olympia where the Ancient Olympic Games took place and now where the Olympic Flame is lit.

    The small fishing village of Katakolon is the gateway to the mystical site of Ancient Olympia, some twenty-five miles to the east. This SeaDream Land Adventure will take you to the remarkable site of Olympia where the first Olympiad was held in 776 B.C. in honor of Olympian Zeus. Its setting could not be more idyllic: in the middle of a fertile valley with the rivers of Alphios and Kladhios flowing past. The site was a sanctuary even before the Stadium was built and the games took place in the sacred area called Altis. The most imposing monument in this area was the outstanding Temple of Zeus housing the gold-and-ivory statue of Zeus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The Temple of Hera, the Prytaneion, and the Philippeion were also monuments standing in the sacred grove. The famous Stadium, the largest of its day with a capacity of 45,000 spectators, is entered through a long, tunnel-like passage, constructed in the Roman times. Continue your exploration of this impressive site and visit the archaeological museum that is a 5-minute walk from the ruins. Among the great finds of the area that are displayed here are the Head of Hera and the superb statue of Hermes of Praxiteles. In addition you will be able to admire ornaments from the Temple of Zeus, the famous statue of Hermes created by Praxiteles and the helmet of Miltiades, the Athenian general during Athens' 'Gold Age'. At the end of this Yachting Land Adventure you will board the coach and return to the port of Katakolon and your SeaDream yacht.

    This program offers the most in depth option of the two options to Olympia. It does involve extensive walking on the uneven surfaces at the site and in the museum and includes 30 minutes free time in the village of Olympia.

    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 details will be announced onboard.

    Duration

    4.5 hour(s)

    Price

    99 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Katakolon (Olympia) - Panoramic Olympia & Traditional Farm Visit

    Description

    This scenic drive includes a stop at Olympia Village with a visit to a traditional Greek farm including tastings of Greek products and a warm welcome from the owner and his family.

    Depart from the pier on the National Road, passing by the town of Pyrgos and driving through the villages of Floka, Makrisa and Krestena. Your narrated panoramic drive continuous by crossing the Alpheus River which is the longest river of Peloponnisos. Continue on to Olympia village where you have free time to stroll around and browse through the various souvenir shops. After your free time at Olympia, re-board the coach for a short drive to Magna Grecia farm. This 30-acre family run property located in the countryside of the Katakolon region, welcomes you with a glass of “ouzo”. Relax in the serene environment of a stone mansion surrounded by olive trees and vineyards while tasting homemade products typical of the Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. Sample the olive oil and wine that are being produced by the farm owners, while listening to traditional Greek music. The owner and his family members will serve you and encourage you to dance with them the basic steps of Syrtaki dance. Afterward you board the coach for the return to Katakolon pier and your 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 departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    3.5 hour(s)

    Price

    119 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Itea (Delphi) - Incredible – UNESCO Awarded Delphi

    Description

    Discover Delphi, considered by ancient Greeks to be the center of the world, and visit its well-preserved ruins including the Sanctuary of Apollo. Also explore the museum containing sculptures and artifacts excavated from the Oracle and among its treasures a unique Bronze Charioteer.

    Travel from Itea in your air-conditioned motor coach for approximately 45 minutes to reach the impressive site of Delphi. Situated on the slopes of Mt. Parnassus, at a height of 700 meters, you can understand why Delphi was once believed to be the centre of earth. The guided tour starts at the Sanctuary of Apollo, as you follow the paved sacred way to reach the Doric Temple of Apollo. In its Adyton the High Priestess " Pythia " sat on a tripod and delivered the oracles. The Theatre and the Stadium were used for the main events of the Pythian Festival. To the right of the entrance to the Sanctuary is the Kastalian Fountain, where Pythia washed before speaking her prophecies.

    Across and below the road from the spring is the Marmaria or Sanctuary of Athena, with the conspicuous building of Tholos. Your visit continues to the Museum, containing a rare and exquisite collection of archaic sculpture including the world-famous Bronze Charioteer. After visiting the site and the museum you will board your coach for your return drive to the pier.

    Notes

    To appreciate this beautiful sanctuary of Apollo, it is necessary to walk up a gently sloped path known as the “Sacred Way”. Please wear flat and comfortable walking shoes. Sun screen and hats are recommended. Water bottles will be available at the gangway, please make sure you carry a bottle with you.

    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

    129 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Itea (Delphi) - Mountain Biking in Parnassos Wild Park

    Description

    Take a refreshing mountain bike ride within the National Park of Mount Parnassos. Start with a coach transfer to the archaeological site of Delphi. Just across from the Delphi Archaeological Museum, pick up a bike and start exploring together with a professional bike instructor. Follow a unique descending path that combines both alpine landscapes and forest areas. Stop for a picnic in the forest to taste local delicacies. At the end of the cycling, return via private vehicle to Itea pier and the SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    **22 August 2022 on SeaDream II: the space is limited!
    Please check onboard with the Activity Manger if you wish to participate and they will advise on availability.**

    Please wear comfortable clothing and good, closed toe shoes as well as sun screen. Guests should be in good physical condition in order to participate in this land adventure as it involves extensive biking on uneven terrain. Most of the biking is down hill. Several stops will be made along the way.

    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

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    219 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Corinth Canal (Transit) - Transiting The Corinth Canal

    Description

    So narrow! So dramatic! You'll understand why SeaDream says "expect the unexpected" as your yacht transits the Corinth Canal.

    The Corinth Canal was built in the late nineteenth century and created a new sea route by linking the Corinthian
    and Saronic Gulfs. Until that time, ships sailing between the Aegean and the Adriatic had had to circumnavigate the Peloponnese Peninsula adding about 185 nautical miles to their voyage. However, in antiquity the Greeks had devised a way of solving the problem of communications between the two seas. In the late seventh or early sixth century BC, the tyrants of Corinth constructed a paved road called the Diolkos, which led from Schinous on the Saronic Gulf to Poseidonia on the Gulf of Corinth. The Dioikos was 3-3.5 m. wide, and it was paved with blocks of limestone set in a deep layer of sand and gravel. Along this ran the olkos vehicle on which ships were borne overland from one side of the Isthmus to the other. Sections of the Diolkos can still be seen today; the deep parallel ruts in the road, 1.50 m. apart, are the marks left by the wheels of the olkos.

    The ancient Greeks had of course, considered the possibility of digging a canal through the Isthmus. The first to look into the matter was Periander, tyrant of Corinth, who drew up a plan for a canal in 602 BC. Subsequent planners included Demetrius Poliorcetes, Julius Caesar and Caligula. These plans were later adopted by Nero, who in 67 AD announced to the spectators at the Isthmian Games that he was going to join the two seas by digging a canal through the Isthmus; indeed, he went so far as to cut the first turf himself, with a golden pick, and to carry the first basket of earth on his back. But his plans came to nothing, as did those of Herodes Atticus, the Byzantines and the Venetians in later times.

    The canal we see today was built in 1882 -1893 by Greek and French engineers using the most advanced machinery of the day. General supervision of the enormous undertaking was in the hands of General Stepan Tupp, aide-de-camp to the King of Italy. The project was completed by the Greek Corinth Canal Company.

    The canal is 6,343 m. in length. It has a width of 24.60 m. at surface level and 21.30 m. at the seabed, and in some places its sides are 79 m. high. The canal is crossed by road and railway bridges, while communications between Central Greece and the Peloponnese are also served by two ferries in the form of submersible bridges, one at either end (Poseidonia and Isthmia).

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  • Hydra - Charming Hydra Stroll

    Description

    Discover the numerous beauties of Hydra on foot since no vehicles other than “donkeys” are allowed on this tiny island and enrich your photo collection with stunning pictures.

    The charm of Hydra town certainly lies in her rich history, beautiful port and waterfront unspoiled by motorized vehicles. However the island itself also offers a rugged charm and some spectacular scenes.

    Together with your guide start your walking exploration through the island's historical landmarks. The first stop will be the Hydra Museum Historical Archives where you may admire 19th century paintings of considerable artistic value as well as rich documental and photographic material detailing the long maritime tradition and history of the island.

    Continuing your stroll around the port you will visit the Church of the Dormitian, which houses splendid icons, chandeliers and other offerings from the wealthy seafarers of the island. It is even said one of the chandeliers was stolen from Louis XIV and given to the church. Enjoy a coffee or a refreshment together with Hydra's local sweet " amygdaloto" at a local coffee shop.

    Next, take the road uphill to reach Koudouriotis Mansion, one of the finest examples of the traditional 18th and 19th century architecture of Hydra. Built in 1780 by the ship owner Lazaros Koundouriotis, it now houses various items from the National Historical Museum of Athens, such as traditional costumes, jewellery, fine embroideries, pottery and wood-carvings. Enjoy a leisurely walk-through Hydra's little alleys and impressive stone houses before you return back to the yacht.

    Notes

    This tour sequence can vary to avoid congestion at the venues. 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. Departure time will be announced on board.

    Duration

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    159 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Hydra - Hydra Walking and Swimming

    Description

    Take a walk through the hidden paths of Hydra town and along the coastline which lead to the beautiful Vlychos beach and reward yourself with a refreshing swim in the clear blue sea.

    Walking in Hydra is the best way to explore its natural beauty. Walk with an experienced local guide from Hydra harbour along coast road passing Avlaki Bay, to the small fishing harbour, Kamini. Stop for photos and continue to Vlichos village and then along a coastal path to Vlychos beach for a swim in the crystal sea water. You will also enjoy a refreshment before returning to the pier by a local boat.

    Notes

    Please wear good walking shoes or sturdy sneakers (flip flops or sandals are not recommended), bring a swimming suit and a hat and sun screen, plus water shoes due to the rocky beach. Towels and water will be available at the gangway. This walk is approximately 2 kilometers (approximately 1.25).

    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. Departure time will be announced on board.

    Duration

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    95.00 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Athens (Piraeus) - Transfers / Private Arrangements / Pre and Post Stays / Accommodations - Piraeus (Athens), Greece

    Description

    Our Destination Specialists “STAT S.A.” 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 Piraeus (Athens), Greece.

    If you have any questions, please contact STAT S.A. directly:
    Email: g.gonis@stathellas.gr (or) d.tatanis@stathellas.gr
    Cell phone: +30 6977 90 1956 (or) +30 6983136972

    Address:
    STAT S.A.
    35-39 , Akti Miaouli
    Piraeus, GREECE 18535

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


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