This new itinerary is an epic journey that takes you across the mesmerising Corinth Canal to the Peloponnese and 5 out of the 19 UNESCO World Heritage sites found in Greece. A historical cruise that features carefully curated tours guided by our resident archaeologist.
Steeped in awe-inspiring ancient civilization, filled with history, wisdom, myths and passions, the Peloponnese is a captivating destination. A mythical land of Gods and heroes and unsurpassed natural beauty, littered with ancient monuments, monasteries, Byzantine cities, Ottoman, Frankish and Venetian fortresses.
Discover Delphi were the Oracle’s prophecies linger through the centuries, Ancient Olympia where the Olympic Games were born, the awe-inspiring Byzantine settlement of Mystras, the magnificent medieval city of Monemvasia, majestic Mycenae and Epidaurus and the enchanting island of Hydra voted by UNESCO “Best preserved island of the Mediterranean.
This is the stuff of legends, filled with lifetime experiences that will stay with you forever.
Combine journeys for a fully immersive experience of Greece.
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Cruise dates: March 30, April 6, 13
Saturday – Saturday
We are happy to assist you with land arrangements, accommodations, and transfers in Athens.
IMPORTANT: Please note itineraries are subject to change depending on weather conditions, difficulties at docking or unforeseen circumstances. This decision will be solely made by the captain based on the safety of the passengers, the crew and the ship.
Relaxing & Fun:
Swimming, snorkeling and water toys (weather permitting), leisurely discovery walks, board games, jacuzzi
Hiking trails, hiking up the “Rock” of Monemvasia,water sport and scuba diving (weather permitting)
Wellness & Fitness:
Group wellness sessions, spa treatments, gym
Greek dances, komboloi workshop, Greek cooking demonstration
5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, significant archaeological ruins, Byzantine churches, monasteries, museums, medieval towns and villages
Archaeology seminars with our resident archaeologist, photography walk
Spectacular coastline, indigenous flora & fauna, Corinth canal
*Please note activities may vary depending on itinerary changes due to weather conditions.
Embarkation at Lavrion between 14:00-15:00. Enjoy our signature cocktail during your smooth check-in. Welcome cocktails and dinner are followed by the lifetime experience of crossing the impressively narrow and. beautiful Corinth Canal. Overnight at sea.
Early morning arrival at Itea, the perfect base for exploring Delphi or the enchanting seaside town of Galaxidi, with our optional tours. The ancient sanctuary of Delphi, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is known as the “navel of the world” from where the Oracle Pythia gave her prophecies. The romantic and tranquil town of Galaxidi has a rich maritime history and was once one of Greece’s wealthiest ports and shipyards. Beautiful neoclassical architecture and pebble covered courtyard are immaculately preserved to this day. Dinner onboard. Overnight at sea to Katakolon.
Morning arrival at Katakolon port, our base for exploring Ancient Olympia, another UNESCO World Heritage site of major importance as it is the birthplace of the Olympic Games. To this day the Olympic flame is lit from the rays of the sun at the Temple of Hera and passed on by a High Priestess. Late afternoon we set sail for Gytheion. Dinner onboard and overnight at sea.
Wake up at the “Land of the Gods”, Gytheio. Gytheio is the site of ancient Cranae, a tiny island where according to legend Paris of Troy and Helen of Sparta spent their first night together before departing for Troy, thus igniting the Trojan War. Explore this relaxing and romantic place or join and optional tour to the stunning fortified settlement of Mystras, yet another UNESCO World Heritage site in our journey. Sitting proudly on mount Taygetos, Mystras served as the capital of the Byzantine settlement of Morea during the 14th and 15th centuries. Lunch on board. In the evening enjoy dinner at one of the many traditional fish tavernas in Gytheion. Overnight at port.
In the morning enjoy a swim stop (weather permitting) at the tiny and magical beach of Elafonissos, featuring sand hills and turquoise tropical waters, a NATURA protected habitat. Lunch onboard the Elysium. In the afternoon we arrive at the immaculately preserved medieval town of Monemvasia, meaning “the only entrance”. Explore its fairytale beauty and walk its narrow, pebbled alleys. Enjoy a romantic dinner with local cuisine and wine before returning to Elysium for our overnight sail to Nafplion.
After breakfast set out to explore Nafplion and the surrounding area. Take a guided tour to the Ancient City of Mycenae and the ancient sanctuary of Asclepius in Epidaurus, both UNESCO World Heritage sites of great historical significance. Upon return, visit the many museums in Nafplion: the Archaeological Museum, the War Museum, former site of the first Military School in Greece or the Komboloi Museum where you may also participate in a workshop to create your own. Enjoy a romantic evening at one of the most elegant cities in Greece. Overnight at port.
Early in the morning we set sail to the Saronic island of Hydra. Enjoy a leisurely walk at one of the most cosmopolitan and equally romantic destinations in Greece. Hydra is an architectural reserve, free of motor vehicles, and summer home to many international celebrities. It has recently been named by UNESCO “The best preserved island in the Mediterranean”. Farewell dinner onboard en route to Lavrion port.
Disembarkation at Lavrion port after breakfast, until 10:00.