Athens (Piraeus) to Civitavecchia (Rome)

Athens (Piraeus) to Civitavecchia (Rome)

Jul 27, 2021 to Aug 7, 2021

11 Days

SeaDream II

22127

Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Jul 27, 2021 Athens (Piraeus),
Greece
2 PM - 4 PM
(Embarkation)
Evening
Jul 28, 2021 Kusadasi (Ephesus),
Turkey
Morning Late Evening
Jul 29, 2021 Mykonos,
Greece
Morning Evening
Jul 30, 2021 Agios Nikolaos, Crete,
Greece
Morning Evening
Jul 31, 2021 Neapolis,
Greece
Morning Evening
Aug 01, 2021 Zakynthos,
Greece
Morning Late Evening
Aug 02, 2021 At Sea,
Aug 03, 2021 Syracuse, Sicily,
Italy
Morning Late Evening
Aug 04, 2021 Taormina (Etna) Sicily,
Italy
Morning Afternoon
Aug 05, 2021 Amalfi,
Italy
Morning Overnight
Aug 06, 2021 Amalfi,
Italy
Early Morning
Aug 06, 2021 Capri,
Italy
Morning Afternoon
Aug 07, 2021 Civitavecchia (Rome),
Italy
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!

  • Kusadasi (Ephesus)

    Kusadasi is a resort town on Turkey's Aegean coast and the center of the seaside district of the same name in Aydin Province. Some visitors simply want to go shopping at the grand bazaar and see a carpet demonstration. Hopefully you have practiced your negotiating skills for these authentic copies, original reproductions as well as the real deal. Others will make time to see the Wonders of Ephesus. This comprehensive SeaDream Land Adventure includes a guided tour of the stunning archaeological site of Ephesus including the recently excavated Terrace Houses, but also adds a visit to the House of the Virgin Mary. For any traveler arriving to this region, it simply can’t be missed!

  • 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.

  • Agios Nikolaos, Crete

    Tucked away in eastern Crete’s Gulf of Mirabello, the laid-back town of Agios Nikolaos grew up around a picturesque saltwater lake connected to the sea by a narrow channel. Steeped in myth, the lake is said to be bottomless as well as the legendary bathing spot of the goddesses Athena and Artemis. These days, you’ll find terrific tavernas serving freshly caught seafood lining the stone path that encircles the lake. Snug beaches such as Kitroplatiea and Amnos break up the town’s waterfront, providing marvelous views across the glittering gulf. A few minutes up the road, the chic resort village of Elounda boasts a marina where colorful fishing boats bob in the waves. From here, cross a narrow spit of land to reach the Spinalonga Peninsula, a nearly uninhabited wilderness rimmed by numerous hidden, unspoiled beaches. Just off the peninsula’s northern shore, Spinalonga Island is protected by a commanding 16th-century Venetian fortress, an unexpected reminder that even this quiet corner of the world was not immune to the imperial ambitions of centuries past.

  • Neapolis

    A small quiet village with extraordinary beaches, Neapolis has a unique identity that is well suited for a relaxing getaway. This hidden destination often goes under the radar, offering a serene escape to all who visit. The old city was built on two hills, providing a great view of its surroundings. Sightseeing opportunities include visiting the Aghia Triada church and admiring the picturesque architecture of this seaside town.

  • 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.

  • At Sea

  • Syracuse, Sicily

    Syracuse, (Siracusa) is a historic city in southern Italy. The city is famous for its rich Greek history, culture, amphitheaters, architecture, and as the birthplace of Archimedes. This 2,700 year-old city played a key role in ancient times, when it was one of the major powers of the Mediterranean world. It was once described by Cicero as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." Syracuse is located in the south-east corner of the island of Sicily, right by the Gulf of Syracuse next to the Ionian Sea. SeaDream has created two very attractive land adventures that can be viewed by clicking on the Land Adventures tab. One of them includes the Unesco awarded Baroque city of Noto. The other includes a very interesting visit to the Catacombs of San Giovanni as well as a hands on visit to an active wine farm belonging to Baron Pietro Beneventano del Bosco. Here you will sample typical homemade Sicilian specialties as well as the tasting of four wines; a white, a red, a rose and a dessert wine.

  • Taormina (Etna) Sicily

    SeaDream yachts anchor in the bay of Giardini Naxos and offer fantastic views of recently awarded UNESCO Natural Site of Mt. Etna (2013) as well as Taormina perched on the cliffside. Shuttle bus service has been arranged to transport guests from Giardini Naxos to the entrance gate of Taormina town. For the SeaDream active guests, office led hikes and bike rides could also transport you to Taormina town or continue up to Castelmola which provides amazing views of the surrounding areas. Perhaps the “must do” adventure here would be to ascend Mt. Etna with your fellow SeaDreamers. Kindly check the Land Adventure tab for the specifics. Other options include an incredible and authentic feast at the Godfather Villa. This “SeaDream Exclusive” Land Adventure requires a high minimum to operate, but it’s worth every penny! As we are anchored and if conditions allow, we will offer water sports both in the morning and in the afternoon. Multo Bene!

  • Amalfi

    Amalfi is a picturesque town in the province of Salerno, in the Campania region of Italy. With its incredible views, it is the central town that makes up the very famous and UNESCO awarded Amalfi Coast (Costiera Amalfitana). Amalfi sports some impressive medieval architecture including; its cathedral of Sant'Andrea (St. Andrew), the church tower, the convent of the Cappuccini, founded by the Amalfitan Cardinal Pietro Capuano. They richly represent the artistic movement prevailing in Southern Italy. From Amalfi, we have created two exciting land adventures for you. One to Scenic Ravello and the other to Fascinating Pompeii. You may also choose to play from the yacht’s marina (Permission and conditions pending) or go on a very scenic hike with one of the officers.

  • Capri

    Capri may very well be the most popular island on the planet. It is a beautiful Italian island in the Tyrrhenian Sea just off the Sorrentine Peninsula, on the south side of the Bay of Naples. Capri town is the island’s main population center. The island has two harbors, Marina Piccola and Marina Grande (the main port of the island). The separate village of Anacapri is located high on the hills to the west. From there, visitors can continue up to the highest point Mt. Solero. Besides some simply amazing shopping boutiques, the island has so much to offer including the famous Grotta Azzurra, Villa Jovis, Giardini di Augusto, Certosa di San Giacomo, Villa San Michele di Axel Munthe and the uniquely shaped Faraglioni rocks. SeaDream has put together most of the sights into one adventure called “Discovering the Island of Love” Kindly check the Land Adventures tab for more information. There’s also some great hikes available on the island, check with the activities team on board for details.

  • Civitavecchia (Rome)

    Civitavecchia is a major port located in Rome, primarily utilized for maritime transportation of goods, as well as a fishing port. The commune’s name means “ancient town” and is one of the “Motorways of the Sea” in the Mediterranean, functioning as one of the main links between the mainland of Italy and Sardinia. The ancient name of the port was “Centumcellae,” first mentioned in a letter written by Pliny the Younger in 107 A.D., although scholars debate on whether the name was about the number of rooms of the Trajan Villa, or the number of natural creeks on the coast. Civitavecchia is a part of the Lazio Territory, an area which was confirmed to have social groups since pre-historic times, and the modern town was built over a pre-existing settlement of the Etruscan people in 107-108 B.C.E. (who debated to have founded Rome). In the beginning of the 2nd century, the harbor and town of Centumcellae were simultaneously developed by Emperor Trajan in the territory of Aquae Tauri. As the town became more popular for ships traveling westbound, the Thermal Baths were constructed on the hill of Ficoncella. Centumcellae flourished in the Imperial Age, and by 538 A.D., it had become a Byzantine stronghold. In 728 A.D., it became a member of the Papal States. The Saracens raided Centumcellae many times in the 9th century, prompting Pope Leo VII to have a newer and more secure settlement built by 854. The town, then known as Civita Vetula, was under the rule of several lords, and the Popes temporarily lost control during the French Rule in 1798-1815. In 1870 it entered the Kingdom of Italy. Civitavecchia was severely damaged during WWII, destroying many of the ancient monuments including Forte Michelangelo, which would be rebuilt in the 1950’s. Popular points of interest include the Forte Michelangelo, Terme Taurine, and Cattedrale di San Francesco. There is a wealth of Roman and Vatican architecture and tourists are encouraged to visit many of the museums and take the cultural tours available in this important sea port.


Suites & Staterooms

*Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees: $671 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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  • Amalfi - Ravello with Aperitif at Hotel Caruso

    Description

    Perched on a 350 foot high cliff overlooking the Gulf of Naples, is the small scenic village of Ravello. Travel by coach up the mountain on this Yachting Land Adventure to discover Ravello's charms and visit Villa Rufolo the garden that inspired Richard Wagner. Some free time is offered in this lovely village where you can independently explore its shops and ornate cathedral, founded in 1086, which contains two medieval pulpits, Roman sarcophagi & paintings by southern Renaissance artist Andrea da Salerno. A welcome aperitif at the famous Orient Express Hotel Caruso of Ravello is enjoyed before driving back to Amalfi. Upon arrival in Amalfi, your guide will take you on a tour of the main center including a visit of the cathedral and its cloister before returning to the ship.

    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.

    Guests must be able to walk approximately a half mile during approximately one hour, over various surfaces of cobblestone streets with more than one hundred steps up and steep inclines. Comfortable clothing and walking shoes are recommended. To visit the Cathedral and Cloister in Amalfi, conservative attire with no exposed shoulders or knees is recommended. Short pants, tank tops and revealing clothing are not acceptable. Dense traffic congestion can be anticipated and may affect the duration of the excursion. Tour order may vary, but the mentioned sites will be included regardless.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    159 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Amalfi - Augmented Reality visit to Pompeii

    Description

    Travel from Amalfi, through mountain roads toward Pompeii while also admiring Mount Vesuvius, the still-active volcano located about 15 miles southeast of Naples and the cause of death for Pompeii.

    A flourishing civilization, buried for 1,700 years, Pompeii is possibly the most famous excavation site in the world. It has been brought to life again through the new technology of augmented reality. Now you can see how the citizens of the greatest empire the world has ever known actually lived and loved, worked and played, ate and drank and died.

    Special headsets will be provided in order to show Pompeii as it once was - you are immersed in a 3D world of ancient Pompeii where history comes to life right before your eyes!  At each point of interest, you will put on your headset and experience at the same time how that site used to be 2,000 years ago and how it is now.

    Entering Pompeii by the Sea Gate we are soon in the Agorà, surrounded by temples, porticoes and law courts. 20,000 people lived in this provincial town, of whom 2,000 perished in the horrifying eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 79. Twenty feet of ashes and pumice stone covered Pompeii, and much of this has been removed during the last 200 years to reveal all the details of everyday life: the steppingstones are there to help you across the street in the rainy season. The mosaic floors and the brilliant frescoes which so delighted the Pompeians shine forth in all their undiminished glory. Explore the baths and theatres, the wrestling ground and the luxurious villas with their gardens, even plaster casts of the locals at the moment of asphyxiation are there for our inspection.

    At the conclusion of your experience, enjoy a soft drink and a taste of pizza before you will reboard your transportation for the drive back to Amalfi and your 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. This Yachting Land Adventure requires extensive walking over uneven surfaces; not suitable for guests with walking disabilities or guests who use a wheelchair. Wear comfortable walking shoes; bring a hat and sunscreen.

    Due to security reasons, no backpacks and big bags are allowed inside the Pompeii excavations

    Duration

    6 hour(s)

    Price

    219 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Capri - Capri from the Sea

    Description

    Capri’s rugged coastland is honeycombed with grottoes, gorges and surrounded by rocky formations. This is an opportunity to explore the island of Capri in an authentic wooden boat. From the see you will spot the gardens of ancient Roman villas such as Tarantine Myrtle, Acanthus and Sarsaparilla. Citrus and olive trees, as well as vines and vegetables are widely cultivated here. There are approximately 850 species of Mediterranean plants to be found on the Capri.

    As you cruise around the island, view the Tiberious Villa. During the last ten years of his reign, the Emperor Tiberius is said to have ruled from this villa. Pass the entrance of the blue grotto as well as the main beaches of Capri located at “Marina Piccola” and the “Bianca Grotto. During the cruise, a stop is made for a swim in the beautiful bay of Capri’s azure waters. Upon arrival at the pier, you can return to the yacht by tender, or remain to independently explore Capri on your own.

    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. Guests need to be able to embark/disembark vessels that sit low in the water

    Duration

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    109 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Capri - Discovering The Island of Love

    Description

    This Yachting Land Adventure has it all! In love or not, we recommend that you sign up early for this annual favorite! Begin your discovery of "The Island of Love" by stepping from your SeaDream yacht into a motor launch to explore the island's dramatic eastern coastline. See the famous Faraglioni Rocks, cruise into a coral cave, and explore the rugged vistas of Capri's tiny coves. As you step back ashore, head next to the high village of Anacapri in high style via your waiting convertible touring car (Specifically made for the island of Capri – It’s a Caprisian Convertible!). Once in Anacapri, board a chairlift that takes you skimming over vineyards to the top of Mt. Solaro and its magnificent vistas. After some free time to wander in Anacapri, hop back in your car to wind down to Capri town, before either returning to the yacht, or wandering through the shops and restaurants on your own. This is an excellent overview of one of the most visited islands in the world – enjoy every moment!

    Notes

    This adventure involves climbing in and out of a motor launch. At the conclusion of your visit, your local guide will provide you with tickets for the funicular allowing you to return to the pier at Marina Grande at your leisure. 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 times are published onboard.

    Duration

    5 hour(s)

    Price

    199 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Mykonos - A Relaxing Day at the Beach

    Description

    Mykonos is known for its golden sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. Take the opportunity to enjoy some time in one of the famous beaches of the island, the sandy beach of Elia where necessary changing facilities, beach chairs and umbrellas are available. The beach of Elia is fully organized offering also a wide choice of water sports facilities.

    Notes

    Sunscreen and hats 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. Final departure time will be announced on board.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    85 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Mykonos - Luxury Yachting in Mykonos

    Description

    Enjoy the feeling of “Jet Set” cruising with a newly built luxury motor yacht.

    Discover some of the island’s most renowned beaches, relax, swim and explore Mykonos from a spectacular point of view! Weather permitting, the yacht can visit Delos Island or the isolated beautiful beaches of Rhenia Island.

    Enjoy creating your own itinerary and enjoy a variety of drinks and snacks while on board.

    After an enjoyable and relaxing day, continue exploring Mykonos town's narrow streets or return directly to your ship.

    Notes

    Sunscreen, swim suits, hats and comfortable walking shoes 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. Final departure time will be announced on board.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    489 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • 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)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Taormina (Etna) Sicily - Viagrande & Benanti Winery

    Description

    Enjoy the unique scenery of the greatest European volcano and enjoy a visit plus wine tasting at one of the best known vineyards in the region. The excursion begins with a brief drive through the town of Naxos, founded by Greek colonizers in 8th century BC.

    Ride along the flanks of Mt Etna and continue to the village of Viagrande, situated on a hill on the slopes of Mount Etna. Viagrande is famous for being mentioned in the first novel (“Nedda”) of the Sicilian writer Giovanni Verga.

    This village is also known for its vineyards and especially for its gastronomic traditions. The tour continues to the Benanti Winery Monte Serra estate for a sample of several the winery's finest vintages, paired with tastings of local cheese, sun-dried and fresh tomatoes, green and black olives, salami and bruschetta. The winery visit also includes the vineyard and the historical oak barrel room.

    From Benati Winery, ride back down to Naxos pier where the SeaDream yacht awaits.

    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.

    Duration

    4.5 hour(s)

    Price

    189 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Taormina (Etna) Sicily - Ascent of Mt. Etna

    Description

    Board 4x4 vans for an ascent of the greatest European Volcano - Mt. Etna. Admire the unique volcanic scenery and at the base of the crater an alpine guide will escort you to the peak of the craters edge for a magnificent view!

    Depart from the port for a dramatic drive via air-conditioned motor coach to the slopes of Europe's largest active volcano. The road winds its way through small villages, lemon groves, orchards, vineyards, chestnut and pinewoods. Gradually encounter the hardened lava fields scattered with volcanic cones. Enjoy the view from the Silvestri Craters located at an altitude of 6200 feet and surrounded by hardened lava flow. Appreciate this eerie, unique scenery and travel to the next level by cable car.

    Finally, board 4x4 vans for the drive to the base of the crater, to meet Alpine guides who lead the twenty-minute walk up as close as possible to the crater's edge. Then it's back down, winding through the fields and villages for a return to Taormina 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.

    Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, as some of the uphill walking will be on loosed volcanic shingle.

    Also, it is important to bring a warm jacket, as the wind on top of the mountain can be strong and cold.

    Duration

    5.5 hour(s)

    Price

    255 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • 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)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • 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)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Agios Nikolaos, Crete - Knossos Palace

    Description

    Leave Aghios Nikolaos behind to travel west by motorcoach across the rugged island of Crete to Knossos, the ancient capital of the great King Minos. The Palace of Knossos and labyrinth were supposedly built to confine the mythological Minotaur, a monster born out of the unnatural union between King Minos' queen and a bull. The king is said to have fed his enemies to the Minotaur. It was also in the labyrinth of Knossos that Daedalus and Icarus were confined, the later of whom flew too close to the sun in his attempt to escape. Originally constructed around 1900 BC, the palace was destroyed by an earthquake 200 years later, and was then reconstructed on a grander scale. A final catastrophe occurred around 1500-1450 BC with the eruption of the volcano in Santorini. Despite this blow, habitation continued for another 50 years until a fire swept throughout the city.

    Upon reaching the outskirts of Heraklion, visit the renowned archaeological site of Knossos. The guided tour takes includes the fantastic ruins of the ancient palace complex, once the administrative and religious center of the entire region. The Palace of Knossos was excavated and partially reconstructed earlier in the last century by the great archaeologist, Sir Arthur Evans. The restoration work is controversial - it has been criticized for its modernity, yet its nearly complete state allows the visitor to better understand the complexity of the original labyrinth. Visit the living quarters and reception rooms of the king and queen, the store rooms, potters workshops, and the theater. After the visit, board again the coach for the return drive to the pier.

    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 on board.

    Hats, sunscreen and good walking shoes recommended.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    159 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Agios Nikolaos, Crete - Spinalonga Island Exploration

    Description

    Depart from Agios Nicolaos port via coach for the beautiful village of Plaka, where a small boat to the island of Spinalonga awaits. The island is located at the entrance of the bay of Elounda, Crete. A former Italian fortress controls the entrance to the bay - one of the last to fall to the Ottoman invaders. The island later became a leper colony for the first half of the 20th century. Today the island is unoccupied and it is one of the main tourist attractions in the area.

    Continuing the tour with a glass of raki and Greek snacks at a local tavern in Plaka village. Following the snacks & raki, re-board the coach for a drive to Agios Nicolaos village for free time to stroll around the picturesque village or return to the ship.

    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.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    169 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Neapolis - A Day at the Amazing Island of Elafonissos

    Description

    This is a Yachting Land Adventure to one of the most beautiful islands in Greece: Elafonissos. Enjoy a wonderful natural environment and superb beaches and away from mainstream tourism and crowds.

    Enjoy a short drive to the small port of Pounta for a local boat ride of 30 minutes to reach the island.

    Elafonisos is known for its beaches, including Simos Beach with its emerald waters and its fine white sand. Relax and enjoy the sea and the sun before riding to Elafonissos little town for free time to stroll along the small promenade and to lunch independently.

    Seafood lovers may enjoy tasting fresh specialties cooked in the Greek way at a seaside restaurant.

    After the time in town, take a transfer to catch the boat back to Neapolis pier on the mainland.

    Notes

    Swimsuits, sunscreen, hats 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 on board.

    Lunch is not included.

    Duration

    6 hour(s)

    Price

    215 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Neapolis - The Hidden Medieval Town of Monemvasia

    Description

    Monemvasia, often referred as the “ Gibraltar of Greece”, is undoubtedly unique with its fortified medieval town built on a reddish-brown rock and surrounded by the blue sea. To reach here, take a coach for a scenic drive to reach the only entry-way to the town. Monemvasia means Moni=sole, Emvasia = entrance.

    The old stone mansions, picturesque lanes and the numerous Byzantine churches create an environment of superb beauty. Monemvasia consists of the lower town and the upper town. Walk on the main alley and admire the wonderful architecture of the houses to reach the main square of Elkomenos. The square is dominated by the church of Elkomenos on the left, a mosque converted into a museum on the right and an old Turkish cannon in the center.

    Following the walking tour take the opportunity to relax at a local cafe and enjoy wonderful views of the surroundings and the sea.

    Then return for the drive back to Neapolis pier.

    Notes

    Hats, sunscreen 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 on board.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    179 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure

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


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