Classical Greece on the M/Y Callisto

Classical Greece on the M/Y Callisto

Enjoy a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unravelling the wonders of the Classical Greece. Athens and the Acropolis at sunset. The beautiful Cyclades, Kea, Santorini, Mykonos and the neighboring UNESCO-protected archaeological isle of Delos. Crete, the largest and southern most Greek island. The crystal blue waters of the island of Kythira, a hidden gem of the Aegean sea. The Peloponese with Monemvassia and Nafplion historical treasures. Hydra, an off-the-beaten track island with her picturesque harbour. Each day you will discover a new port of call, a hidden cove with crystal blue waters to cool you, a glimpse of ancient history to amaze you and rich cultural diversity to intrigue you.    

 

 


Cruise Facts

Category C:
From $ 2990 To $ 2990
Category B:
From $ 3490 To $ 3490
Category A:
From $ 3990 To $ 3990
Category P:
From $ 4490 To $ 4490
Port Charges: $ 315
Single Supplement: 60%
3rd Person Reduction in Cat. C & Cat. B cabins: 30%

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Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 – Friday MARINA ZEA, PIRAEUS - HYDRA

2:00-3:00 pm embarkation in Marina Zea. Arrival at Hydra after Welcome Dinner. Time at leisure to explore Hydra’s picturesque port and enjoy the island’s nightlife. Overnight at port.

Day 2 – Saturday HYDRA - NAFPLION

Early morning departure and arrival at Nafplion. Optional tour to Mycenae, the powerful walled palace of Agamemnon, the Homeric Achaen king. The old quarter of Nafplion is charming, with narrow streets and characteristic period architecture. Impressive medieval fortifications can be seen in the port and crowning the hills above. Early morning departure and overnight at sea to Monemvassia.

Day 3 - Sunday NAFPLION - MONEMVASSIA – KYTHIRA

Early morning arrival at Monemvassia, a remarkable medieval fortified town. Explore the uniquely preserved Byzantine and Venetian architecture and experience the beauty of the natural setting. We depart for Kythira Island, a quaint beauty with crystal waters. Early afternoon arrival & time for a swim in the bay. Evening at leisure to visit the picturesque main town of Chora. Overnight at sea to Rethymnon, Crete.

Day 4 - Monday KYTHIRA – RETHYMNON, CRETE

Morning arrival at Crete’s famous and lively port of Rethymnon. Today you will have the opportunity to discover the exceptionally preserved palace of King Minoas, by going on an optional tour to the ancient city of Knossos near Heraklion. Overnight at sea to Santorini Island.

Day 5 – Tuesday RETHYMNON - SANTORINI

Early morning arrival in the popular island of Santorini (anchorage at Fira). Experience the stunning natural scenery of the volcanic caldera. Optional tour to archaeological sites and typical villages with unique views over the Aegean Sea. Overnight at sea to Delos & Mykonos.

Day 6 - Wednesday SANTORINI – DELOS- MYKONOS

Morning arrival in Delos Island. Optional tour to the unique archaeological site of Delos, antiquity’s most sacred island. On to the port of Mykonos, with a swim stop on the way. Free afternoon and evening to enjoy the island’s cosmopolitan lifestyle. Overnight in Mykonos.

Day 7 – Thursday MYKONOS - KEA

Early morning departure for Kea Island. Time at leisure to explore Kea’s tiny port, Korrisia after dinner. Depart via Cape Sounion. Overnight at sea.

Day 8 – Friday MARINA ZEA, PIRAEUS

Arrival at Marina Zea and disembarkation after breakfast at 9:00.

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The elegant Motor Yacht Callisto recently joined the VARIETY CRUISES fleet and is true to her name: Elegant, classic. She was fully refit / rebuilt in 2000 and was thoroughly renovated in in 2015-16. This classy Motor Yacht has performed several Atlantic Ocean crossings, and has also sailed along the most interesting coastal sites of Europe, North and West Africa. The M/Y Callisto is of the “boutique” category of cruiser, and offers the highest standard of accommodation, comfort and safety. The yacht’s public areas are cozy and generous, decorated with rich fabrics, handsome woodwork, gleaming brass, antiques and fine works of art. During the day, life on board centres around the indoor and outdoor areas including the Upper deck Indoor and Outdoor lounge/bar and dining areas as well as the cosy Library located on the Sun Deck. The lounge/bar and dining room on the Upper deck are connected by the gallery, displaying exquisite art and adding to the overall feeling of elegance and style. In the evening you can relax in the ship’s lounge, enjoy a drink overlooking the stars or relax with a book in the library with its wraparound windows. The spacious lounge and bar area on the Upper Deck is surrounded by large picture windows and opens onto the Outdoor Dining area. The yacht features a broad Sun Deck for sunbathing and the swimming platform on Callisto’s stern enables you to swim off the ship when in sheltered bays. Service on board is provided by your Captain, the Cruise Coordinator and your experienced Marine and Hotel crew members. 

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04 May 18
11 May 18
18 May 18
25 May 18
$ 2990
$ 2990
$ 2990
$ 2990
$ 3490
$ 3490
$ 3490
$ 3490
$ 3990
$ 3990
$ 3990
$ 3990
$ 4490
$ 4490
$ 4490
$ 4490
$ 315
$ 315
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$ 315
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