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!
Enchanting Greece, Sicily & Malta
Athens (Piraeus) to Valletta
Aug 3, 2024 to Aug 11, 2024
As you journey from ancient Athens to the breathtaking landscapes of Malta, explore the best of the idyllic Greek Islands, with a dramatic transit through Nero’s Corinth Canal. Call on the whitewashed Greek isle of Santorini, an idyllic respite in the Aegean Sea’s Cyclades. Discover the charming harbor town of Hydra; historic Itea, your gateway to the UNESCO-awarded archeological site of Delphi; and the quaint fishing village of Fiskardo, Kefalonia. Sail to Sicily’s Taormina, your path to Mt. Etna, and Gozo Island, defined by its green hills, turquoise-fringed pools, limestone cliffs, and ancient historical spots. Before disembarking, spend an evening in Valletta, the crossroads of the Mediterranean.
|Date||Ports of Call||Arrive||Depart|
|Aug 03, 2024||Athens (Piraeus),
2 PM - 4 PM
|Aug 04, 2024||Santorini,
|Aug 05, 2024||Hydra,
|Aug 06, 2024||Corinth Canal (Transit),
|Aug 06, 2024||Itea (Delphi),
|Aug 07, 2024||Fiskardo, Kefalonia,
|Aug 08, 2024||At Sea|
|Aug 09, 2024||Taormina (Etna) Sicily,
|Aug 10, 2024||Mgarr Harbour, Gozo,
|Aug 10, 2024||Valletta,
|Aug 11, 2024||Valletta,
8 AM - 10 AM
Suites & Staterooms
From: $ 17,399*
From: $ 15,899*
Commodore Suite Deck 3
From: $ 14,399*
Commodore Suite Deck 2
From: $ 13,599*
Yacht Club Stateroom Deck 4
From: $ 7,399*
Yacht Club Stateroom Deck 3
From: $ 7,199*
Yacht Club Stateroom Deck 2
From: $ 6,799*
*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.
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