Secluded Southern Italy & Greece

Secluded Southern Italy & Greece

Valletta to Athens (Piraeus)

Sep 16, 2024 to Sep 24, 2024

8 Days

SeaDream II

22436

As you journey from Valletta to the breathtaking landscapes of Malta, explore the best of the idyllic Greek Islands, with a dramatic transit through Nero’s Corinth Canal. Explore rural Gozo Island, defined by its Neolithic Ggantija Temple ruins, rural hiking paths, beaches, and scuba-diving sites. Sail to Sicily’s Taormina, your path to Mt. Etna, and charming fishing villages and remote coastal towns that few have ever called on, like Taranto, Italy and Fiskardo, Kefalonia. Encounter Pylos, Greece, boasting perhaps the best-preserved palatial center of the Mycenaean civilization, and Itea, built in the backdrop of the Crissaean Gulf.

Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Sep 16, 2024 Valletta,
Malta
2 PM - 4 PM
(Embarkation)
Overnight
Sep 17, 2024 Valletta,
Malta
Early Morning
Sep 17, 2024 Mgarr Harbour, Gozo,
Malta
Morning Evening
Sep 18, 2024 Taormina (Etna) Sicily,
Italy
Morning Evening
Sep 19, 2024 Sailing the Gulf of Squillace,
Italy
Morning Afternoon
Sep 20, 2024 Taranto,
Italy
Morning Afternoon
Sep 21, 2024 Fiskardo, Kefalonia,
Greece
Afternoon Evening
Sep 22, 2024 Pylos, Navarino Bay,
Greece
Morning Afternoon
Sep 23, 2024 Itea (Delphi),
Greece
Morning Afternoon
Sep 23, 2024 Corinth Canal (Transit),
Greece
Evening Evening
Sep 24, 2024 Athens (Piraeus),
Greece
Morning 8 AM - 10 AM
(Disembarkation)

Ports

  • Valletta
    Valletta

    Established in the 1500s by the Knights of St. John, this fortified city on a hilly peninsula soars between two of the finest natural harbors in the Mediterranean. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Valletta is defined by its sites of historical significance, with architecture dating back to the 16th century. Valletta is a pleasant and charming city to stroll, with little vehicle traffic and lots of stories to be discovered around every corner.

  • Mgarr Harbour, Gozo
    Mgarr Harbour, Gozo

    Part of the Maltese three-island archipelago, at just 26 square miles Gozo basks in the Mediterranean off the coast of Sicily. Visit Mgarr Harbor, with its quiet marina and hilltop church. Crystal-clear water, beautiful beaches, and walks in the countryside define this idyllic spot, and all roads lead to the Citadel in Rabat (Victoria), a fortified town that dates to 1500 BC.

  • Taormina (Etna) Sicily
    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!

  • Sailing the Gulf of Squillace
    Sailing the Gulf of Squillace

  • Taranto
    Taranto

    A coastal city in southern Italy’s Puglia region, Taranto sits between the Mar Grande (“Big Sea”) and Mar Piccolo (“Little Sea”) bodies of water. Its heritage dates to the Spartans, who founded it in the eighth century BC. Taranto is often called the capital of the ancient Magna Grecia, a group of ancient Greek cities along the coast of southern Italy. Taranto’s Old Town is perhaps the area’s best-kept secret, complete with Greek ruins and a labyrinth of narrow streets, home to the 15th-century Aragonesa Castle, the Spartan Museum of Taranto, and the San Cataldo Basilica, the oldest Apulian cathedral, built by the Byzantines in the second half of the tenth century. The National Archaeological Museum of Taranto-Marta is home to a collection of artifacts that date from prehistory to the Middle Ages.

  • Fiskardo, Kefalonia
    Fiskardo, Kefalonia

    Fiskardo is a village located about 54 km north of Argostoli and a district of the city of Erisos.The coast around Fiskardo is mainly rocky with numerous pebble-beached coves. There are numerous viewpoints in the area around the village that offer panoramic views of the Ionian Sea including Daskalio island, Ithaca, northwestern Aetolia-Acarnania and the island of Lefkada.

  • Pylos, Navarino Bay
    Pylos, Navarino Bay

    Nestled in the Ionian Sea’s Bay of Navarino, Pylos is home to one of the best-preserved Mycenaean palaces in Greece, known as the great Palace of Nestor described in the Homeric poems.

  • Itea (Delphi)
    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.

  • Corinth Canal (Transit)
    Corinth Canal (Transit)

    So narrow! So dramatic! You'll understand why SeaDream says "expect the unexpected" as your yacht transits the Corinth Canal. The canal was first completed in 1893, despite previous attempts from ancient times; the first plans being from 602BC. The Roman Emporer Nero actually started construction in 67AD, making the first cut himself with a golden pick. The canal we transit is 6.3 kilometres (3.9 mi) in length. Before the canal, ships sailing between the Aegean and the Adriatic had to circumnavigate the Peloponnese Peninsula adding about 185 nautical miles to their voyage.

  • Athens (Piraeus)
    Athens (Piraeus)

    Piraeus, roughly translating to “the place over the passage”, is an important Greek port located within the Athens agglomeration, in the Attica Basin. It is 12 kilometers from the municipality of Athens, considered the fourth largest and is the third most populous amongst all the municipalities of Greece. Now a peninsula, Piraeus, originally a rocky island, was developed in early 5th Century B.C. when it was initially designated as Athens’ import and transit trade port. It is the largest marine-based shipping center of Greece, one of the largest ports in Europe, and considered the second largest passenger port in the world. Inhabited since the 26th Century, it wasn’t until the 6th Century B.C. that Piraeus began catching attention. The land of Piraeus was essentially impassable, flooded by the sea most of the year until centuries passed and the flooding ceased. By the 5th Century B.C. it became a navy base for the Athenian fleet for the natural harbors and the strategic potential they carried. Athenian general and politician Themistocles fortified Piraeus’ three harbors Kantharos, Zea and Munichia, created ship houses and completed his walls in 471 B.C., which led to the port becoming a great military and commercial harbor. There are many archaeological sites, points of interest and entertainment available in Piraeus. Most famous for its tavernas and cuisine, several popular events take place in Piraeus, such as the Ecocinema International Film Festival, the Maritime Festival, the Piraeus Rock Wave Festival and the Three Kings’ Way Festival. There are also many theaters, including the Municipal Theater, the open air Veakeio Theater, and the Menandreio Theater. Museums in Piraeus include the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus, the Merchant Shipping History Institute Exhibition, the Panos Aravantinos Decor Museum, the Georgios Averof Museum Ship and the Museum of Electric Railways. Be sure to catch the panoramic views available from the hill of Kastella, overlooking Athens and the Saronic Gulf!


Suites & Staterooms

*Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees: $488 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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  • Valletta - Transfers / Private Arrangements / Pre and Post Stays / Accommodations - Valletta, Malta

    Description

    Our Destination Specialists “Very Valletta ” can assist with making your pre-arranged transfers, hotels accommodations and any other personalized pre or post cruise arrangements for your SeaDream cruise embarking or disembarking from Valletta, Malta.

    If you have any questions, please contact Very Valletta directly:
    Email: Experiential@veryvalletta.com
    Phone: +356 2248 5424 / +356 9939 1565

    Notes

    Very Valletta is your personal travel and lifestyle experts in and around Valletta. Redefining the typical Valletta experience by presenting you to our unique and authentic view of the city, only insiders know about.

    Duration

    N/A hour(s)

    Price

    (USD)

  • Mgarr Harbour, Gozo - The Best of Gozo

    Description

    Discover the essence of Gozo on this intricate weave of heritage, history and religion that makes up the DNA of this tiny island population.

    This Yachting Land Adventure starts with a drive to the Ggantija Megalithic Temples in Xaghra, which are one of the most important archaeological sites in the Maltese islands and on the Unesco World Heritage list. The well-preserved site consists of two temples dating back to between 3600 and 3200 years before Christ. Considered as one of the oldest free-standing monuments in the world preceding Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids, they represent a phenomenal culture. Enter from the newly constructed interpretation center that helps put a context to this mysterious civilization. From here, you walk with your guide to explore the site via an external pathway that provides visitors with unique views of the natural landscape that surround Ggantija.

    Next, proceed to Ta’Pinu Basilica, an important Pilgrimage centre. The origins of this church date back to 1883, when a peasant woman claimed to have heard the voice of the Virgin Mary talking to her in the chapel, which later became a basilica. Then re-board the coach for a panoramic drive outside of town where you will have a photo stop at the mushroomless Fungus rock and view the Inland Sea at Dwejra – a unique natural sea pool with an 80 metre long tunnel through the cliffs that leads to the Mediterranean ocean.

    Continue the tour to the Citadel of Victoria, a historic fortress dating back to 1500BC. It dominates the capital’s skyline and within its walls lies a fine 17th century Baroque cathedral. Take a brief walking tour that includes inside the citadel and around the impressive fortifications of the recently-restored city, afterwards you will enjoy some free time to browse the shops or relax at a local café. Reflect on the discoveries of the beautiful island of Gozo as you return by coach to your waiting yacht.

    Notes

    Please wear comfortable clothes, shoes and a hat. There is a steep uphill walk to visit the Citadel. Modest attire is required to enter the Ta’Pinu Basilica. Knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered. The tour sequence may vary to avoid congestion at the sights or along the route. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    109 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Mgarr Harbour, Gozo - Victoria on Your Own

    Description

    Travel by coach to Victoria, the capital of Gozo Island, and explore the city on your own with its medieval Citadel and fortified walls.

    This excursion is a transfer service only (no guide) to the heartbeat of the island and its capital, Victoria. You will have approximately 2 ½ hours to explore on your own. A coach will pick you up from the pier side and drop you off at a central location in Victoria. You will be provided with a map of the town and advised of your pick-up time and meeting spot for the return journey.

    This is one of the best ways to appreciate the warmth, beauty, feel, sound, and scent of the capital. By walking at your own pace among the back streets and alleyways, you will find that all routes seem to lead to St George's Square, It-Tokk or Savina Square. Here you will find artisan shops that line the route, with artists hard at work making intricate pieces of jewellery or art.

    A visit to Victoria would not be complete without a visit to the Citadel. Be sure to plan your time to see this historic fortress dating back to 1500 BC dominates the capital's skyline. Within its walls lies a fine 17th-century Baroque cathedral designed by the architect of the Cathedral of Mdina in Malta. This church stands on the site of a Roman temple to the god Juno. The impressive fortifications of the recently restored city, which has submitted an application to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

    Duration

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    79 (USD)

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

    Description

    Board 4x4 vans for a portion of the ascent to one of the greatest European Volcanos - Mt. Etna. Admire the unique volcanic scenery and at the base of the crater where a alpine guide will escort you to the 2,800 meter level for magnificent views of the volcanic craters of Etna!

    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 hiking shoes, as some of the uphill walking will be on loosed volcanic shingle. Participants must be in good physical condition due to the high altitude. Also, it is important to bring a warm jacket, as the wind on top of the mountain can be strong and cold. Jackets and hiking shoes/socks can be rented at the tram stations. There is a restaurant at the crater base and time available where guests can purchase their own snacks independently or a box lunch may be provided depending upon the departure time.

    Duration

    5.5 hour(s)

    Price

    289.00 (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

    If Benanti Winery in Viagrande is not available at the time of your stop in Taormina; another winery in Linguaglossa will be visited instead. 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

    199 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Taranto - Matera's Wonders and Passion

    Description

    Embark on an extraordinary expedition to Matera, Italy, where time stands still amidst the enchanting Sassi di Matera, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and revered as the globe's third oldest city. Depart from the pier, traversing the picturesque Apulian countryside on a leisurely 75-minute drive towards Matera's historic heart. Lose yourself in the intricate network of narrow streets and staircases, each corner unveiling tales of ancient civilizations etched into the rugged cliffs.

    Discover Matera's unparalleled legacy, spanning over 10,000 years of human history. Matera is one of the oldest, still inhabited cities in the world: a magical place that preserves evidence of human settlements since the Paleolithic (Old Stone Age) period in its natural caves carved into the rock. Marvel at the resilient spirit of its inhabitants who have dwelled within the rocky confines for millennia, crafting homes from the very stone that surrounds them.

    Step into the cinematic realm of Matera, a favored backdrop for numerous acclaimed films, including "The Passion of Christ," "Wonder Woman," and James Bond "No Time to Die," where the timeless landscape seamlessly blends with the narrative of legends.

    After a journey through time, savor the flavors of the region with a delectable lunch featuring local specialties, before embarking on the return drive to Taranto. Depart enriched by the profound experience of Matera, where history, culture, and cinematic allure converge to create an unforgettable voyage through the annals of time.

    Notes

    This Yachting Land Adventure deadline must be booked 7 days prior to arrival in the port to confirm its operation during your voyage. Please book on the Seadream.com website, early to avoid disappointment. Cancellations after the deadline are non-refundable.

    Guests should dress conservatively. Ladies must cover their knees and shoulders, while gentlemen must wear pants. As this excursion involves extensive walking and stair climbing, it is recommended that guests wear flat, comfortable shoes.

    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

    7 hour(s)

    Price

    359 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Taranto - The Fairytale Village of Alberobello

    Description

    Discover Alberobello's captivating trulli village with your own private guide. Explore the Old Town's myriad trulli, visit the stunning Trullo Church of Saint Anthony, and enjoy free time to wander the village's charming streets and vibrant artisan culture.

    From the pier, embark on a scenic 60-minute drive to Alberobello's iconic trulli village with your expert guide, starting at Terrazzino Belvedere. Here, you'll be greeted by the sight of over 400 Trulli, each with its own unique story to tell. Traverse through the historic Old Town, where 1,030 trulli stand as a testament to the village's rich heritage, with many still serving as private residences. Your guided walking tour reaches its pinnacle at the majestic Trullo Church of Saint Anthony, an architectural marvel adorned with a facade featuring three wings, a rose window, and two round windows. Marvel at the impressive cone-shaped roof soaring 64 feet into the sky.

    Following the guided tour, indulge in free time to wander the narrow streets of Alberobello at your own pace. Discover hidden gems tucked away in artisan workshops, where skilled craftsmen showcase their talents. As the excursion draws to a close, return to your awaiting SeaDream yacht in Taranto, reminiscing on the captivating beauty and cultural richness of Alberobello's trulli village.

    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. Please wear comfortable, modest attire and shoes. Respectful clothing is required for religious sites. Guides won't speak inside churches; you'll get an introduction outside. On Sundays and holidays, groups can't enter during services, but you can visit independently.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    189 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Fiskardo, Kefalonia - Best of Cephalonia

    Description

    Revel in the highlights of Cephalonia such as the amazing Melissani Lake and the remarkable cave of Drogarati, while enjoying scenic views and a Greek lunch in a Greek village.

    Cephalonia Island is famous for its unique geological phenomena such as caves and underground lakes.
    Starting from Fiskardo, you take the main road and head south to the small village Karavomylos where the mysterious, 40,000-year-old, under-ground lake of Melissani is located. After an earthquake, the ceiling of the cave fell in, creating what may be one of the most impressive sights you have ever seen. Boats will wait for you at the shore to take you around the blue-green waters of the lake and the boatmen will amuse you as they will compare the stalactites to various animals in a humorous way.
    After visiting the lake, you will travel to the close by Drogarati Cave. The Cave was Discovered 300 years ago when a part of the cavern was destroyed by an earthquake. It descends to a depth of 200 feet and features an impressive interior of stalactites and stalagmites. Reaching the cavern’s interior by a spiral staircase, you will stand awestruck at the scene that greets you, accentuated by carefully placed, concealed lighting. A second chamber, called the Chamber of Exaltation, boasts superb acoustics and hosts concerts for many people.

    Heading north, you pass by the area of Myrtos Bay where there is a photo stop and glimpse of the most beautiful and unique beach in Greece. Next stop is at the tiny picturesque village of Assos, built on the neck of an enchanting peninsula. Admire the tiny houses roofed with red tiles and the Venetian fortress crowing the hilltop of the village. Here you can stroll the picturesque little streets and browse the shops during free time, after enjoying a delicious Greek style lunch at a village restaurant before heading back to the SeaDream Yacht in Fiskardo

    Notes

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

    Duration

    7 hour(s)

    Price

    179 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Fiskardo, Kefalonia - Fiskardo Coastal Boat Adventure

    Description

    Have you always dreamed of commanding your own vessel along the coastline of a Greek Island? Well, now is your chance to do just that, and with a friend where you can enjoy a light picnic in your own small private motorboat while cruising off the Fiskardo coastline.

    An instructor will meet you pier side and escort you to a smaller nearby pier to be assigned your private boat. The instructor makes sure everyone is comfortable onboard before departing independently to explore. On this Greek coastline adventure, you will encounter the caves, coastline, and beautiful beaches of Fiskardo at your own pace while enjoying a delightful tapas style picnic of tasty treats onboard. Beaches on this part of Kefalonia are of the pebbly variety - they are not sandy. The boats are ideal for maneuvering into the sheltered bays for swimming where the sea is usually calm. Whether basking on the beach or exploring the depths, rest assured that you'll find crystal-clear cool water surrounding you.

    This is a fantastic opportunity to explore the northern tip of Kefalonia and the Errisos peninsula, with its alluring and varied coastline. Your boat is well equipped take you places that cannot be reached by local roads on this fun Yachting Land Adventure.

    Notes

    The price of this tour is per boat (based on 2 guests per boat) and only 1 guest needs to purchase a ticket. These boats are easy to drive, and no previous boating experience is required. The experienced staff will provide the necessary instructions on boat handling, a map and any advice needed before you depart on your adventure. Please book your boat early as they are limited, and you would not want to miss out.

    Wear a hat and sunscreen. If you plan to swim, wear your swimming suit and bring a towel from the yacht. One guest per boat should carry with him/her a mobile phone with a valid number to be in contact with the boat instructor in case of any assistance needed during the sailing time. Operation is subject to weather & sea conditions.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    459 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Fiskardo, Kefalonia - Fiskardo Coastal Boat Adventure "ADDITIONAL SPACE"

    Description

    **Due to the popularity of this Yachting Land Adventure, additional space for prebooking has been added on this voyage.**

    Have you always dreamed of commanding your own vessel along the coastline of a Greek Island? Well, now is your chance to do just that, and with a friend where you can enjoy a light picnic in your own small private motorboat while cruising off the Fiskardo coastline.

    An instructor will meet you pier side and escort you to a smaller nearby pier to be assigned your private boat. The instructor makes sure everyone is comfortable onboard before departing independently to explore. On this Greek coastline adventure, you will encounter the caves, coastline, and beautiful beaches of Fiskardo at your own pace while enjoying a delightful tapas style picnic of tasty treats onboard. Beaches on this part of Kefalonia are of the pebbly variety - they are not sandy. The boats are ideal for maneuvering into the sheltered bays for swimming where the sea is usually calm. Whether basking on the beach or exploring the depths, rest assured that you'll find crystal-clear cool water surrounding you.

    This is a fantastic opportunity to explore the northern tip of Kefalonia and the Errisos peninsula, with its alluring and varied coastline. Your boat is well equipped take you places that cannot be reached by local roads on this fun Yachting Land Adventure.

    Notes

    The price of this tour is per boat (based on 2 guests per boat) and only 1 guest needs to purchase a ticket. These boats are easy to drive, and no previous boating experience is required. The experienced staff will provide the necessary instructions on boat handling, a map and any advice needed before you depart on your adventure. Please book your boat early as they are limited, and you would not want to miss out.

    Wear a hat and sunscreen. If you plan to swim, wear your swimming suit and bring a towel from the yacht. One guest per boat should carry with him/her a mobile phone with a valid number to be in contact with the boat instructor in case of any assistance needed during the sailing time. Operation is subject to weather & sea conditions.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    459 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Pylos, Navarino Bay - Nestor’s Palace and Methoni Fortress

    Description

    Visit the Ancient Palace of King Nestor and enjoy a stroll around the impressive ruins of Methoni Castle.

    The tour begins with a visit of the ruins of King Nestor's Palace. Here you will be able to admire the room where the queen took her bath as well as the remains of what must have been a magnificent throne room with a huge hearth in its middle. Since the majority of the roofs and walls were constructed out of wood and stone, today only the stone remains. Even so, the palace remains an impressive example of ancient Greek antiquity.

    After visiting Nestor’s Palace, proceed by coach to the Methoni village. Methoni has been identified as the city Pedasus, that Homer mentions under the name "ampeloessa" (of vine leaves), as the last of the seven "evnaiomena ptoliethra", that Agamemnon offers Achilles in order to subdue his rage. Along with the rest of Messenia, the town gained its independence from the Spartans in 369 BC. During the 4th century BC, Methoni was elaborately fortified and continued to remain autonomous well into the Imperial Roman era, when it enjoyed the favor of some emperors. During the Byzantine years it continued to remain a remarkable harbor and one of the most important cities of the Peloponnese, seat of a bishopric. Nowadays the walls of the fortress, even though in ruins, continue to be impressive. The castle of Methoni occupies the entire area of the cape and the southwestern coast to the small islet that has also been fortified with an octagonal tower and is protected by the sea on three sides. A deep moat separates the castle from the land and access was by a wooden bridge. The Venetians built on the ancient battlements and added on and repaired it during both periods that they occupied the castle. After a guided tour, you depart Methoni for your return drive back to the pier and your SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

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

    Duration

    3.5 hour(s)

    Price

    179 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Pylos, Navarino Bay - Pilos Countryside by E-Bike

    Description

    E-Bike through Pylos countryside and view its beautiful landmarks.

    Board your private minibus for a short drive to Gialova, a seaside village where the e-bike shop is located. Your e-bike instructor will assist you in selecting a e-bike and provide a brief commentary; then the biking excursion begins.

    As you pedal or cruise along, you will see the beautiful wetlands located between the settlement of Gialova and the bay of Voidokilia. This famous bay covers over 6,000 acres of land, with a lagoon that is the southernmost stop for migratory birds of the Balkans travelling to and from Africa. Continuing, you will arrive at perhaps the most amazing beach of Peloponnese, Voidokilia beach. This beautiful natural beach will be a stop to take a quick swim. Enjoy the sandy beach and its turquoise water, with a bay that is shaped like the Greek alphabet letter Omega “Ω”.

    This excursion also bikes by Romanos Ancient Tombs, also known as “tholoi”, two Bronze Age burial structures (17th - 13th century BC) characterized by the superposition of successively smaller rings of hewn stones. Be sure to bring your camera for photo stops of great images before returning to Gialova village for your return drive to Pylos pier and the SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    If you prefer, you can select a regular bicycle at the bike shop. Please bring a towel from the yacht and wear your swimsuit under your clothes as there are no changing facilities where you have the opportunity to swim. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

    Duration

    2.5 hour(s)

    Price

    149 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Itea (Delphi) - Incredible – UNESCO Awarded Delphi

    Description

    Discover Delphi, considered by ancient Greeks to be the center of the world, and visit its well-preserved ruins including the Sanctuary of Apollo. Also explore the museum containing sculptures and artifacts excavated from the Oracle and among its treasures a unique Bronze Charioteer.

    Travel from Itea in your air-conditioned motor coach for approximately 45 minutes to reach the impressive site of Delphi. Situated on the slopes of Mt. Parnassus, at a height of 700 meters, you can understand why Delphi was once believed to be the centre of earth. The guided tour starts at the Sanctuary of Apollo, as you 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 washed 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 Bronze Charioteer. After visiting the site and the museum you will board your coach for your return drive to the pier.

    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

    129 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • 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

    **22 August 2022 on SeaDream II: the space is limited!
    Please check onboard with the Activity Manger if you wish to participate and they will advise on availability.**

    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

    219 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • 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

    Duration

    N/A hour(s)

    Price

    (USD)

  • Athens (Piraeus) - Transfers / Private Arrangements / Pre and Post Stays / Accommodations - Piraeus (Athens), Greece

    Description

    Our Destination Specialists “STAT S.A.” can assist with making your pre-arranged transfers, hotels accommodations and any other personalized pre or post cruise arrangements for your SeaDream cruise embarking or disembarking from Piraeus (Athens), Greece.

    If you have any questions, please contact STAT S.A. directly:
    Email: g.gonis@stathellas.gr (or) d.tatanis@stathellas.gr
    Cell phone: +30 6977 90 1956 (or) +30 6983136972

    Address:
    STAT S.A.
    35-39 , Akti Miaouli
    Piraeus, GREECE 18535

    Notes

    Duration

    N/A hour(s)

    Price

    (USD)

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


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