Athens (Piraeus) to Athens (Piraeus)

Athens (Piraeus) to Athens (Piraeus)

Aug 31, 2019 to Sep 7, 2019

7 Days

SeaDream II

21935

Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Aug 31, 2019 Athens (Piraeus),
Greece
2 PM - 4 PM
(Embarkation)
Evening
Sep 01, 2019 Hydra,
Greece
Morning Late Evening
Sep 02, 2019 Sifnos Island,
Greece
Morning Late Evening
Sep 03, 2019 Santorini,
Greece
Morning Evening
Sep 04, 2019 Patmos,
Greece
Morning Late Evening
Sep 05, 2019 Agia Anna (Naxos),
Greece
Morning Late Evening
Sep 06, 2019 Mykonos,
Greece
Morning Evening
Sep 07, 2019 Athens (Piraeus),
Greece
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.

  • Sifnos Island

    This Greek Isle's history dates back before the year 4000 BC. The island has a rich history of silver and lead mining and was one of the first places where currency minting occurred in Greece. Today, the island is frequented for its beaches, churches, festivals, food, and of course, classic Greek isle architecture.

  • Santorini

    Santorini, officially named Thira, is the southernmost Greek island that is within the Cyclades archipelago, in the southern Aegean Sea. Part of the regional unit Thira, the municipality of Santorini is comprised of the island Santorini, Therasia, and other uninhabited islands of Christiana, Palaia Kameni, Aspronisi, and Nea Kameni. The geological history of Santorini is quite complex due to the area’s volcanism and is currently a water-filled caldera: a rectangular lagoon that is surrounded by three steep cliffs. The name Santorini is a contraction of the name Santa Irini, which is based on an ancient cathedral found in the island’s village of Perissa. This name was given by the Latin Empire in the 13th Century. During the Ottoman Empire, Santorini was called “Santurin” or “Santoron”, and in early times, it was named Kalliste, Strongyle, and Thera. Santorini is the site of the Minoan Eruption (also known as the Thera Eruption), one of the largest eruptions ever in recorded history. The origins of Plato’s story of Atlantis is believed to have a connection to this eruption that destroyed the early settlements on what was formerly a single island. The descriptions found of Plato’s Atlantis strongly resembles Thera, and with seismological, archaeological, and volcanological evidence, these claims are further supported. There is also speculation that the eruption is related to the Exodus of the Israelites, as well as causing the plagues described in the Bible in ancient Egypt. The economy is sustained by two principal industries: tourism and agriculture, and has recently been voted as one of the world’s most beautiful islands in various outlets such as the Traveler’s Choice Awards in 2015. The wine industry in Santorini is becoming more relevant as well, made up of Assyrtiko, Athiri and Aidani grape varieties, which is best exemplified in Vinsanto (“holy wine”) which contains all three Aegean varietals. Although Santorini is highly arid, it’s unique ecology and climate allows it to grow unique and prized produce, such as cherry tomatoes, Lathyrus clymenum (a legume), and capers. Thus, tourists indulge in local specialties such as Brantada, Fava, and the traditional dish Santorinio Sfougato.

  • Patmos

    Patmos is in the South Aegean Islands, particularly a member of the Dodecanese Islands of Greece. It is north of Leros and is most known for its connection to John the Apostle from the Book of Revelations; therefore Christian pilgrims frequent this destination. In mythology, Patmos was named “Letois”, which is another named for the goddess Diana, Leto’s daughter. Since ancient authors seldom mention Patmos in early text, information on early inhabitants is limited. It is widely believed the original people of Patmos were the Carians from Asia Minor, as discovered by the earliest archaeological findings date back to the Bronze and Mycenaean periods. The mountain in the country of Caria was named Latmos, which is where historians believe the name Patmos is derived from. Dorians also colonized in Patmos, and over time, Ionians followed suit. The primary port in Patmos is Skala, which was one of the most important sea ports in the Mediterranean around the 16th century. Early Christian basilicas were constructed in the name of John of Patmos, however between the 7th and 9th century when Saracen attacks were still problematic, the Grand Royal Basilica was destroyed. A monastery began construction in 1101 when Christodoulos assumed authority over Patmos. The population began expanding as immigrants from the fall of Constantinople and Candia to place in the 15th and 17th centuries, respectively. The island was under the Ottoman rule for years and was interrupted by Venice during the Candian War, Russia during the Orlov Revolt, and Greece during their War of Independence. During the Italo-Turkish War, Italy occupied Patmos until 1943, when Nazi Germany held power over the island until 1945. Since Patmos rejoined in 1948, it has become the tranquil and frequented destination it is now. Tourists visit the Monastery of St. John, Chora, the Cave of Apocalypse, Psili Ammos Beach and other beautiful points of interest in “Europe’s most idyllic place to live,” as named by Forbes in 2009.

  • Agia Anna (Naxos)

    Close to Naxos, Agia Anna Beach features several beautiful sandy beaches, hotels, bars and cafes.  Many visit this beach town for the swimming, sunbathing, and romantic atmosphere.

  • Mykonos

    Mykonos is one of the most visited Greek Islands. It is part of the Cyclades group and lies between Tinos, Syros, Paros and Naxos. The island spans an area of 85.5 square kilometers (33.0 sq mi) and rises to an elevation of 341 meters (1,119 feet) at its highest point. Mykonos is so incredibly beautiful; it is not surprising that it has become one of the most desired destinations in the world. When you also add the cosmopolitan lifestyle, the sophisticated nightlife and the historical treasures of the nearby Unesco Awarded Delos you’ll have the recipe for an unforgettable holiday. SeaDream usually anchors just of the famous windmills and tenders directly to the old town. Guests have a few organized options including the Sacred Island of Delos. Others may simply want to explore the island’s incredible beaches, boutiques, clubs and churches independently.


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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  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Santorini - Cycladic Cuisine - "Hands-On" Greek Cooking

    Description

    Learn about Greek’s rich gastronomical culture from a Greek chef who also shares the heritage of Santorini Island. This Yachting Land Adventure begins at with a tender to the small port of Skala and a cable car up to the town of Fira to meet the local guide. Walk through the narrow cobblestone streets to board a mini-bus for a drive to the village of Megalochori, one of the traditional settlements of the island.

    Walk through the cobblestone streets and admire the impressive mansions before reaching a charming restaurant located within one of its old traditional mansions. Enjoy a glass of Santorini wine and some local snacks with the owner, who is a well-known chef. The chef and his team provide a brief introduction to Cycladic island cuisine and particularly to the local products of Santorini such as capers, fava (small yellow peas), cherry tomatoes and local cheeses.

    As this is an interactive "hands on" cooking class, you put on your apron and get ready to mix the ingredients to prepare an entire Greek menu consisting of the appetizers, salad, a main course and dessert. Then sit back in the beautiful and relaxing veranda and enjoy a tasty Greek meal accompanied by delicious Santorini wine.

    Take home a recipe booklet of the dishes prepared today and keep the apron to use at a BBQ back home!
    Following a memorable experience, board the coach for Fira town to either explore further or return via cable car to catch the tender back to the SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    Flat 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 onboard. The four-hour duration is approximate.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    209 (USD)

  • Santorini - Akrotiri Archaeological Site & Oia Village

    Description

    On this land adventure the picturesque village of Oia and one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Mediterranean: Akrotiri Archaeological site. Could Akrotiri be the lost city of Atlantis?

    One of the reasons Santorini has attracted the world’s attention is the excavation at Akrotiri, which reclaimed a whole prehistoric Minoan city from the volcanic ash. The prehistoric site of Akrotiri is on the south-western tip of the island and was discovered in 1967 by Professor Spyros Marinatos. The city was buried by the Theran volcanic eruption in the middle of the second millennium BC.

    Over the years, excavations have brought into light a remarkably well-preserved site with two and three-story homes decorated with marvelous wall paintings and frescoes, an advanced drainage system and many interesting objects, artwork, pottery and furniture which give a picture of a society which was very well organized and at the peak of prosperity. This was interrupted suddenly by the eruption of the volcano, which buried the entire city. An ambitious modern bio-climatic roof top structure protects this important archaeological settlement where excavation works are still in progress.

    After exploring the excavations with a guide, ride to the northeast part of the island and its most picturesque town, Oia. Built high up on the ridge of red rocks, it offers breathtaking views of the blue Aegean. Take a stroll around the narrow streets with the old beautiful houses and the tiny picturesque shops. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the caldera cliff and wander in the narrow streets for shopping or a cup of coffee during your free time in the village.

    The guide visit ends in the town of Fira. Wander along the edge of the caldera for amazing views or wander through narrow streets with the various shops. When ready, take a cable car or walk along the path down to the small port of Skala Fira for tenders back to the SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    The site may be closed on Mondays although SeaDream generally can get exemptions. Kindly double check with the Club Director on board. 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 onboard.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    149 (USD)

  • Patmos - The Book of Revelations - Monastery of St. John & Patmian House

    Description

    Patmos is often called the Jerusalem of the Aegean, the sacred island where St. John wrote the Book of Revelations in the Bible. Depart from the pier today for a short scenic ride to Chora and the UNESCO-listed Monastery of St. John the Theologian, built high on an ancient acropolis. The monastery's massive 15th-century walls and 17th-century battlements loom over the town belying an intimate and peaceful interior of arches, inlaid pebble stone floors, and whitewashed buildings. The charming chapel of Christodoulos is profusely decorated with frescoes and the old treasury, now a museum, displays a breathtaking collection of jeweled chalices, crowns, crucifixes, vestments and old manuscripts.

    Travel on to the Grotto of St. John where the saint heard the voice of God and wrote his revelations. It was here, the most sacred spot on the island, where St. John the Theologian spent 16 months in exile, and this simple cave is now a chapel and place of pilgrimage. Both the Cave and the Monastery have been UNESCO listed in 1999. The iconostases built into the cave depict St. John's visions and the spots where the saint slept, wrote, and heard "a great voice, as of a trumpet."

    Back in Chora you'll visit one of the traditional Patmian houses, the house of the Simantiris family. The magnificence of Patmian home interiors is stunning. Entering the thick wooden entrance door is like stepping into another dimension, with Venetian style furniture, handicrafts and multi-colored mosaic ceilings dating from the 18th century. After your visit, drive through the town of Chora on the way back to SeaDream in Patmos.

    Notes

    Proper (modest) dress code is required for the monastery and the Grotto. Gentlemen must be in long trousers and ladies must wear skirts or long trousers. Sandals or similar open footwear is allowed. This land adventure includes some uphill walking as well as steps in the upper town of Chora, the local home and at the Grotto. Therefore, flat 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 onboard.

    Duration

    3.5 hours hour(s)

    Price

    129 (USD)

  • Mykonos - Tastes and Vineyards

    Description

    Enjoy a short ride to the town of Mykonos for a guided walk through the labyrinthine alleys. Start with a taste of freshly made sesame buns (koulouri) and taste the local sweet “ amygdaloto” and the local drink “soumada”. Passing by the popular areas of “the three wells” and “Matoyinanni” where all the famous shops are located you reach the most photographed church of the island, Paraportiani. Pass by the open air fish and vegetable markets selling fresh local products. Then enjoy a ride to the unusual Asimomitis winery and vineyards. You will be welcomed by the owner, Mr Asimomitis, the unique man who believes that by playing classical music to his wines increases the flavor and character of the wines. Sample three different kinds of wine (red, white and sweet ) together with fresh homemade local products and bread. Under the sounds of classical music, learn about the vineyard and the grapes grown here.

    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 announced onboard.

    Duration

    3.5 hour(s)

    Price

    149 (USD)

  • Sifnos Island - Greek Resort Retreat

    Description

    Spend a memorable half day at the luxurious Eiles Resort in the picturesque Vathi Bay. Elies (pronounced EL – YES) is the Greek word for olive trees. This resort sits majestically perched over the sea near an ancient olive grove. Travel today to this Greek oasis and have full access to their exclusive facilities and beautiful sandy beach complete with comfortable sun beds. Also enjoy refreshments of Greek delicacies while taking in the relaxing atmosphere of this elegant Greek Beach resort.

    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 departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    179 (USD)

  • Agia Anna (Naxos) - Walking Trails of Naxos

    Description

    Ride to the village of Flerio, to begin exploring on foot. This area is known for its spring waters and the half-finished, giant, 6th century BC statues of Kouroi in the quarries. From Flerio, the trail initially goes uphill on a wide footpath towards Potamia. Along the route you will be able to see threshing floors and lime furnaces in good condition.

    A marble paved pathway leads to Ano (“Upper”) Potamia, where the water continuous to flow from an ancient fountain. Potamia’s three settlements (Upper, Middle and Lower), with their impressively preserved traditional architectural profile, adorn the valley which is dotted with watermills, historic chapels and tower houses, threshing floors and olive presses.

    At Ano Potamia, stop at a small traditional restaurant for light lunch.
    Continuing on, the trail forks, with one leg going slightly uphill to Messi (“Middle”) Potamia, crossing the settlement and rejoining the second leg alongside the stream at the shady Platanaki position,with a traditional, stone-built laundry facility. At Lierado position, a downhill detour leads to Kokkos tower, rising above the gully. After reaching Kato (“Lower”) Potamia, the route winds through fruit orchards and rejoins the stream. Finally, visit the church of Agios Mamas before returning to the main road and for the coach drive back to the pier 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.

    Yachting Land Adventures have a maximum capacity, please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment.

    Duration

    3.5 hour(s)

    Price

    109 (USD)

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


Testimonials

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