Athens (Piraeus) to Venice

Athens (Piraeus) to Venice

Sep 21, 2019 to Sep 28, 2019

7 Days

SeaDream II

21938

Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Sep 21, 2019 Athens (Piraeus),
Greece
2 PM - 4 PM
(Embarkation)
Evening
Sep 22, 2019 Corinth Canal (Transit),
Greece
Morning Morning
Sep 22, 2019 Itea (Delphi),
Greece
Afternoon Evening
Sep 23, 2019 Parga,
Greece
Morning Afternoon
Sep 24, 2019 Dubrovnik, Old Town Afternoon Overnight
Sep 25, 2019 Dubrovnik, Old Town Late Evening
Sep 26, 2019 Hvar,
Croatia
Morning Evening
Sep 27, 2019 Rovinj,
Croatia
Afternoon Evening
Sep 27, 2019 Venice,
Italy
Late Evening Overnight
Sep 28, 2019 Venice,
Italy
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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dubrovnik, Old Town

  • Hvar

    Hvar is a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea. The island of Hvar is somewhat unusual as it is blessed with a large fertile coastal plain and fresh water springs. Its hillsides are covered in pine forests, with vineyards, olive groves, fruit orchards and lavender fields in the agricultural areas. The climate is characterized by mild winters and warm summers with many hours of sunshine. Guests have an option to kayak down the coastline on one of our land adventures or take an independent hike up to the fortress to have some incredible views of the picturesque harbor. You also have an option to bike across the island to Starigrad and meet up with the other guests on the land adventure called “The best of Both Worlds".

  • Rovinj

    Rovinj is a popular tourist resort in Croatia situated on the north Adriatic Sea. It is situated on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula and remains as one of the last true fishing ports. SeaDream has arranged some unique land adventure options including; Porec, a Touch of History, Culture & The Family Tradition of Wine Making, and the very popular Searching For Truffles in the Countryside. SeaDream is scheduled to anchor to offer water sports activities from the marina (Permission and conditions pending).

  • Venice

    Venice has been known as the "Queen of the Adriatic", "City of Water", "City of Masks", "City of Bridges", "The Floating City", and "City of Canals". Luigi Barzini, writing in The New York Times, described it as "undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man". Venice has also been described by the Times Online as being one of Europe's most romantic cities. Founded in the 5th century, the city stretches across 118 small islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic. In 1987 Venice and its Lagoon was inscribed as a UNESCO Heritage site. SeaDream typically docks at the San Basilio pier after navigating by the famous St. Mark’s Square down the grand canal. With its yacht stature, SeaDream vessels are amongst the very few commercial vessels that can navigate this famous waterway. SeaDream does offer Land Adventures when overnighting. You can also contact our destination specialists should you need a private arrangement, transfer or hotel recommendation.


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

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  • Athens (Piraeus) - Athens & Acropolis

    Description

    Athens is renowned as one of the greatest cities of the ancient world and the birthplace of western civilization. For first-time visitors this excursion is an ideal introduction to this city's splendid highlights.
    During your drive through the city, you will pass some of the most important sites of Athens such as Constitution Square, the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, the Temple of Zeus and the Olympic Stadium.
    Acropolis, one of the most photographed and recognizable hills in the entire world, dates from the 5th century B.C., when Athens set the tone for civilization in Europe. On the sacred rock of the Acropolis the monuments date from the prehistoric period to the end of antiquity. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you will walk up the uneven footpath leading to the summit. Sights include the Propylaea, the Temple of Apteros Niki, the Erectheum and the architectural triumph of the Parthenon. Tour ends close to the drop-off point (Melina statue ) of the dhuttle bus. Return at the port on your own by the shuttle.

    Notes

    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

    3,5 hour(s)

    Price

    79 (USD)

  • Itea (Delphi) - Incredible – UNESCO Awarded Delphi

    Description

    For sheer grandeur of natural beauty combined with ancient ruins, there are few spots to rival UNESCO-listed Delphi. Your guides are waiting just for you so we hope to see you on your way to the Oracle... In antiquity, Delphi was one of the world's most important religious centers. The Sanctuary of Apollo attracted a host of pilgrims who came to consult the Oracle. Even now an aura of mystery surrounds these sites, exposed on a rocky slope. An approximate 40-minute motor coach drive through the region offers a fast overview of the local flora before arriving at Delphi. 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 according to legend marked the center of the world, and the magnificent bronze Charioteer, one of the finest pieces surviving from the 5th century BC. A fantastic journey back in time and a huge visual treat await our SeaDream guests.

    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

    125 (USD)

  • 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

    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

    199 (USD)

  • Hvar - Sailing Hvar Archipelago

    Description

    Experience the precious hidden corners of Hvar on this half-day Yachting Land Adventure during a sailing and snorkeling excursion. The Island of Hvar boasts a mild climate and lush subtropical vegetation. On this tour you will visit the most beautiful parts of the island and see places rarely visited by tourists. Even some of the locals don't know of these gems - all completely inaccessible by regular tourism.
    Sail from Hvar town to Pakleni Islands archipelago, a labyrinth of islands, stopping in several bays for swimming and snorkeling while letting the weather and winds guide you. Depending on the strength of the wind and general weather conditions, sail for approximately 30 to 45 minutes before reaching your first stop in one of the secluded bays surrounding the islands.
    Slip into the clear water to enjoy swimming or snorkeling before sailing on to your next stop at Palmizana Bay. Lunch will be served in a restaurant on Palmizana island and will include cold buffet dishes consisting of different local island specialties of fish and vegetables. Hvar is renowned for its beautiful valleys and picturesque bays but also for the indulgent lifestyle it has to offer. This tour is the best possible way for you to discover Hvar’s hidden corners.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate and this Yachting Land Adventures has limited capacity. Please pre-book this program as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Final departure times will be published onboard. We suggest that you wear your swim suit and a cover up.

    Duration

    5 hour(s)

    Price

    219 (USD)

  • Rovinj - RIB boat Sea Adventure

    Description

    The natural landscape of the Rovinj archipelago and the coastline are part of the “Landscapes of Outstanding Value” and you should see it in order to appreciate the designation. This Yachting Land Adventure takes you on a fun and exciting rib boat adventure to explore the indented coast, Holm Oak, Alpine and Bruce pine forests with the distinct agricultural spaces that amaze and capture your attention with their beauty. The protected area stretches from St. John’s Cape to Barbariga and encompasses all twenty Rovinj islands and islets. You will have an opportunity to swim along this coastal area during the scenic cruise.

    Next cruise along the Lim fjord which is one of the most picturesque natural sites in Istria and represents a sunken canyon valley in karst. It is one of the most beautiful fjords outside Norway offering many hidden spots to those who come to visit. The water in the fjord is less transparent and salty than the open sea because of the many springs and the fluctuating temperature of the water. The water also contains a large amount of plankton and oxygen; therefore, providing many resources for the abundant flora and fauna. The area is a natural hatching site for many fish species, including its most famous oysters that have even impressed the famous celebrity chef, Anthony Bourdain. You too will stop along the cruise to sample some of the splendid oysters, as well as enjoy swimming in the fjord cool waters.

    The best way to visit Rovinj Archipelago and Lim Fjord is by boat; therefore, join this adventure and see these beauties from a different perspective while trying the tasty oysters of the region.

    Notes

    Please wear your swimsuit under regular clothing or cover-up and bring a towel if you plan to swim. 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. This adventure is not suitable for pregnant ladies nor for anyone with back and neck problems as the ride can be bumpy. Swimming location and operation is subject to weather, wind and sea conditions.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    189 (USD)

  • Rovinj - Istria Truffle Story

    Description

    An exclusive SeaDream experience awaits a small group of our guests today. Your land adventure will start off by going first to the medieval town of Motovun. This captivating hilltop town is one of the characteristic symbols of the Istrian interior. The Romanesque-Gothic bell tower with a crenulated crown from the 13th century, standing next to the Parish Church of St. Stephen from the 17th century, dominates the town's historic core. In the central square is the Romanesque Municipal Palace, the largest secular building in Istria of that period surrounded by many other historic buildings. You will enjoy a walk of the town including a refreshment and some free time for exploring this beautiful town before continuing your trip.

    Few areas of the world offer an authentic search for the "culinary gold" known as truffles, and most truffle farmers are extremely cautious of "trespassers" to protect their valuable crop. The best period to search for the coveted white truffles is between October to December. During January to September, black truffles can also be found, which are slightly lower quality than white truffles. You and your fellow lucky SeaDreamers will travel toward the Istria Peninsula Hinterland to the village of Paladini where you will meet with the Karlic Family (A grandfather, mother, grandchildren and dogs) at their Farm. The truffle business of the Karlić family from Paladini near Buzet was established last century by Mr Ivan Rašpolić, in 1966. Back then Motovun forest was quite bigger than today. Both white and black truffles found in that area were considered to be among the best quality truffles in Istria. However, one of the richest truffle fields now lies at the bottom of the Butoniga lake. At the Farm, your host – the Karlic Family - will introduce you to the truffles and their history in Istra, along with their family. You will taste delicious products made of truffles all prepared by the family, including Istrian cheese with truffles, sausages with truffles, truffle pate, honey with truffles, olive oil with truffles. The highlight of the tasting is a live interactive presentation of making a famous Istrian “fritaja” scrambled eggs with truffles, and you have the opportunity to join in cooking the fritaja. After tasting, your hosts will take you on a truffle hunt in their own woods where they grow and harvest their black truffles. The truffles grow underground and are therefore invisible. However, their strong smell and uniquely trained dogs recognize the smell very well. After your truffle experience, head back to Rovinj and your SeaDream yacht. A lovely experience and a day that will be remembered!

    Notes

    While every effort is made by the guides to locate truffles (they are invisible!), SeaDream cannot guarantee that they will be found. In an effort to make this Yachting Land Adventure a genuine truffle hunt, we have advised the guides not to 'plant' truffles in the hope that you will enjoy the authenticity of the experience and thrill of the hunt. Please wear flat comfortable walking shoes and remember that you will be walking through forest and other natural surroundings where the path can be muddy. Should it be a hot & sunny day during your visit, please bring protection from the sun and extra water, which is available, complimentary, at the gangway. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. Final departures times will be published onboard and the itinerary sequence may vary.

    Duration

    5.45 hour(s)

    Price

    209 (USD)

  • 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).

    Notes

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  • 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)

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


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