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)

    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

    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)

    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 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

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

  • 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

  • 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 (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's Natural Beauty

    Description

    Hiking in Hydra is the best way to explore the natural beauty. Walk with an experienced hiking guide from Hydra harbour along coast road passing Avlaki Bay, to the small fishing harbour, Kamini. Stop for photos and continuing to Vlichos village and then along a coastal path to Plakes Vlyhou beach for a swim in the crystal sea water. Enjoy a small plate of meze and an ouzo before returning to the pier by local boat.

    Notes

    Please wear good hiking shoes or sturdy sneakers, bring a swimming suit and a hat and sun screen. Towels and water will be available at the gangway. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change.

    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

    2.5 hour(s)

    Price

    89 (USD)

  • Hydra - RIB Boat Adventure to Poros Island

    Description

    Departure from Hydra port. After aproximately 20 minutes you will arrive at Tsilivinia islets where you have the opportunity to swim in a breathtaking natural bay in sparkling blue waters which are unique in the area. After the stop for swimming the journey continues to Poros island . The town of Poros is built in the shape of an amphitheatre over two hills. In antiquity Poros consisted in fact of two islands, Sphería and Kalávria, but the last explosion of the Méthana volcano in 273 BC radically changed the morphology of the area. Sphería was cut off from Méthana, and in this way Póros took its present-day form. During your free time in town of Poros you may enjoy a cup of coffee or local delicacies in one of the coffee shops or small seafront restaurants. If you choose to stroll around do not miss the trademark of the island, the historic Clock tower. Follow a route through the narrow streets of the town that will lead you up to a hill, where you can relax and enjoy a panoramic view of the whole town. Departing Poros, enjoy the voyage back to Hydra along with fond memories of this much enjoyed, relaxing and very pleasant day out to this beautiful Saronic island.

    Notes

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

    Duration

    3,5 hour(s)

    Price

    499 (USD)

  • Parga - Amazing Acheron River Safari

    Description

    Ride to the beautiful village of Gliki, near 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. Following a ten- minute walk from the village, reach the river banks to start the exploration.
    The river is very shallow and it mostly flows peacefully through the spectacular Gliki gorge. As the gorge gets narrow the water level gradually rises, stop at a comfortable depth before enjoying a relaxing rafting descent on the sparkling waters of Acheron river, ideal even for beginners.

    Admire the unspoilt nature of the surrounding forest and the flowing willow trees and listen to the birds singing above your heads. Finish the exploration with a sip of wine and a bite of fresh Greek salad & tzatziki and bread at a riverside tavern before returning to the SeaDream 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

    159 (USD)

  • Parga - Paxoi & Antipaxoi Islands by Boat - Morning Departure

    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

    Paragaea Old olive 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 discuss the process and the secrets of olive oil making and correct use.

    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 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

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    155 (USD)

  • Parga - Paxoi & Antipaxoi Islands by Boat - Afternoon departure

    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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Zakynthos - Hiking in Zakynthos

    Description

    Zakynthos is the third largest island in the Ionian Sea. It is an island rich in beauty as well as in culture and tradition. This Yachting Land Adventure offers the chance to admire the beautiful landmarks and few of the isolated villages of the island. Enjoy the ride west to picturesque villages of Koiliomenos and Louha before reaching Giri village to start the hiking adventure.

    The hike will be primarily on a dirt road and the mountain landscape is mostly rocky. The highlight of the hike will be the amazing views over the entire Zakynthos island plains. When the visibility is good, it is even possible to see the island of Kefalonia and the mainland of Greece. At the end of the hiking adventure there is a local coffee shop for a soft drink and to use the restrooms before returning to Zakynthos port.

    Notes

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

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    119 (USD)

  • Zakynthos - Panoramic Zakynthos & Olive Press visit

    Description

    Zakynthos, the third in size island of the Ionian Sea, is an island rich in beauty as well as in culture and tradition. Taking this tour offers the chance to admire the beautiful landmarks and gain an insight into the island’s culture.
    Leaving the port, pass by St Dennis Cathedral (Patron saint of the island) and continue north to the area of Katastari where a stop will be made for a panoramic view of the salt flats of Alykes.
    Continue the panoramic drive and admire the beautiful landscapes of the island.
    The famous and well-photographed site of “Navagio” (shipwreck) will be the next stop. Enjoy the great views of the Navagio and take photos of the shipwreck on the beach. Then head to Zakynthos town where and stop at the hill of Bochali.
    The view of the sea and Zakynthos town from up there is simply breathtaking.

    Next, visit a modern olive oil press. Learn the history of olive pressing and the evolution of the techniques from older times to modern times. A guided tour will explain the production process of production of oil from the wooden press in the 18th century as the modern centrifuge machine of today. At the end of the visit taste olive oil with homemade bread and local olives. Then return to Zakynthos town where the SeaDream yacht awaits nearby.

    Notes

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

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    115 (USD)

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


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