Athens (Piraeus) to Dubrovnik

Athens (Piraeus) to Dubrovnik

Sep 15, 2018 to Sep 22, 2018

7 Days

SeaDream II

21836

Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Sep 15, 2018 Athens (Piraeus),
Greece
2 PM - 4 PM
(Embarkation)
Evening
Sep 16, 2018 Hydra,
Greece
Morning Late Evening
Sep 17, 2018 Corinth Canal (Transit),
Greece
Morning Morning
Sep 17, 2018 Galaxidi (Delphi),
Greece
Afternoon Late Evening
Sep 18, 2018 Zakynthos,
Greece
Morning Late Evening
Sep 19, 2018 Parga,
Greece
Morning Overnight
Sep 20, 2018 Parga,
Greece
Morning
Sep 20, 2018 At Sea
Sep 21, 2018 Kotor,
Montenegro
Morning Evening
Sep 22, 2018 Dubrovnik,
Croatia
Morning 8 AM - 10 AM
(Disembarkation)

Ports

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Galaxidi (Delphi)
    Galaxidi (Delphi)

    Galaxidi is a small village on the northern coast of the Corinth Golf lying west of Itea and 15 km southwest of Delphi. It allows excellent 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 further enhance this incredible visit. 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.

  • Zakynthos
    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.

  • Parga
    Parga

    Parga is a resort town located in the northwestern part of Preveza in Epirus. Parga lies on the Ionian coast between the cities of Preveza and Igoumenitsa. This resort town is particularly known for its scenic beauty. Active guests love the Acheron River Safari adventure. Others enjoy a stroll through the town and playing from the marina in the afternoon.

  • At Sea
    At Sea

  • 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.

  • 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.


Suites & Staterooms

*Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees: $427 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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  • 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

    89 (USD)

  • Galaxidi (Delphi) - Mountain Biking in Parnassos Wild Park

    Description

    Take a refreshing mountain bike ride within the National Park of Parnassos mountain. Board your private vehicle for a drive to Delphi site where just across Delphi Archaeological Museum you will pick up your bike to start your exploration together with your professional bike instructor. You will follow a unique descending path that combines both alpine landscapes and forest areas. You will also have the opportunity to stop for a picnic in the forest where you will taste local delicacies. At the end of your cycling you will be picked up by your private vehicle for your return drive to Itea pier and your SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    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 drinking stops will be made along the way. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. Please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    199 (USD)

  • Galaxidi (Delphi) - The Superb Site of Delphi

    Description

    Board your deluxe air conditioned motor coach at Galaxidi port and after a 1.5 hours drive, you will reach the imposing site of Delphi. Situated on the slopes of Mt. Parnassus at a height of 700 meters, one can realize why Delphi was once believed to be the "Center of the Earth". Beginning your guided tour from the Sanctuary of Apollo, you'll 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 bathed 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 Charioteer. After visiting the site and the museum you will return to Galaxidi pier.

    Notes

    To appreciate this beautiful sanctuary of Apollo, it is necessary to walk uphill a gently sloped path known as the “Sacred Way”. Please wear flat and comfortable walking shoes and perhaps a hat for extra sun protection. 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. Final departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    4.5 hour(s)

    Price

    129 (USD)

  • Parga - Amazing Acheron River Safari

    Description

    Get your feet wet wading into the clear waters of Acheron River while enjoying a rafting route through peaceful surroundings and amazing scenery.

    After a 5-minute walk through the Old city of Parga you board the coach for a drive to the beautiful Gliki village. This little village sits inland next to the picturesque Acheron River. Acheron was known as the mystical river Styx of Greek mythology believed to lead to the entrance of the underworld and Kingdom of Hades. A 10-minute walk from the village brings you to the banks of the river where the rafting begins. Here you can change into your swimming suit and don waterproof shoes, then wade into the clear waters. The river is very shallow in most of its part and flows peacefully through the spectacular Gliki Gorge. As the gorge gets narrower the water level gradually rises but you will be able to stop at the depth you feel most comfortable with.

    Enjoy a relaxing rafting descent in the sparkling waters of Acheron River, ideal even for beginners. As you glide through the tranquil waters, admire the unspoiled nature surrounding you. Observe the surrounding forest and the flowing willow trees while listening to the birds singing above your head. This safari concludes with a bit of wine and a bite of fresh Greek salad with tzatziki and bread at a river side tavern before your return to the yacht.

    Notes

    We recommend that you wear your swimsuit with a cover up. Bring water shoes as they are not provided on the excursion.

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    189 (USD)

  • Parga - Paxoi & Antipaxoi Islands by Boat

    Description

    Departure from Parga jetty. Keep watch for the possibility of spotting dolphins as the boat tours around the back of the island. After about 20 minutes, arrive at Antipaxoi for the chance to swim in a breathtaking natural bay in sparkling, turquoise blue waters which are unique in the Mediterranean Sea.
    The journey continues through Kamara and Ortholitho (Blue Caves)with another chance to swim (weather permitting).

    Enjoy viewing the dramatic and incredible formations of the cliff and contrasting emerald, crystal clear waters. Visit the capital of Paxoi, Gaios and stay for about one hour to enjoy the character of this idylic village harbor and charming winding, backstreets for a stroll or lunch. Departing Gaios enjoy the return to Parga along with fond memories of this much enjoyed, relaxing and very pleasant day out to these beautiful Ionian islands.

    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.

    Yachting Land Adventures have a maximum capacity. Book in advance to avoid disappointment.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    389 (USD)

  • Parga - The Tastes and Secrets of Olive Oil

    Description

    Learn the secrets of olive oil making and taste some delicious local specialties for lunch, with wines, at a historic Olive Oil Factory.

    Paragaea Old Olive Oil Factory museum is one of the best getaways in the Parga region since the long history of olive oil production has left a social and cultural mark in the area. Enjoy a short, guided walk to Paragea to meet the olive oil factory owners. Visit the museum and learn about the processing and secrets of olive oil making during your guide tour.

    Enjoy samples of different qualities of olive oil before the cooking presentation and a full course Greek meal accompanied by a variety of local wines.

    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

    155 (USD)

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


Testimonials

Everything from service to cuisine was first class. It is truly an experience we will never forget-we will return to take another voyage with you. Jerry & Catherine AbnerLebanon, Ohio
Another great trip with SeaDream. We so enjoyed the service & attention to detail. Fabulous food!! Wish we could take you home with us. Mr & Mrs Michael RollandBonita Springs, Florida