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Unexplored Greek Islands

8 Night Itinerary from  £2,994

Unexplored Greek Islands Tour

Enjoy a day in Athens and a 7-night cruise exploring the most authentic Cycladic and Dodecanese Islands of Greece

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Tour Route

Travel Highlights

  • Spend 1-night in Athens including a city tour of the major historical sights
  • Enjoy a 7-night cruise on the first class M/Y Callisto
  • Enjoy a welcome dinner under the ancient Greek Temple at Poseidon
  • Discover authentic village life in Ikaria Island
  • Explore two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Grotto and Monastery of St. John and medieval Chora
  • Enjoy a hike or marvel at the beautiful Esperidon fjord
  • Included excursion with locals on Amorgos, learning how to make the island's famous "Psimeni Raki"
  • Visit the impressive monastery of Chozoviotissa built in 1088
  • Relax on idyllic beaches and remote swim stops from your private yacht

This itinerary can be tailored to your preferences by our specialist advisors, who can provide a guaranteed price based on your choice of route, duration, flights, hotels, transport and excursions.

Tour Itinerary

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Athens - 2 Nights

Day 1 - Fly to Athens

Day 2 - Athens city tour and embark your ship

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Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Athens

Depart from the UK on your choice of flight options. On arrival, you will be met by our guide and taken on a PRIVATE TRANSFER to your chosen ship. Get settled in your cabin before attending a welcome reception followed by dinner this evening.

A voyage through history dedicated to the Golden Age of Greek civilisation and beyond. You will meet  your guest lecturer, Eugenia Alexiou. Eugenia has a Master’s degree in Byzantine Art, is an expert historian and, as a graduate of the Athens’ Tour Guide Academy, is the perfect tutor through all the classical sites and sights we visit. This journey to off-the-beaten track locales in the Peloponnese peninsula is a masterclass on the journey through classical antiquity and the Roman conquest, ending with the transition to the Christian empire of Byzantium. Transit the amazing engineering feat that is the Corinth Canal, cut though solid rock in the 1880’s to join the Gulf of Corinth with the Aegean Sea.


Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Athens city tour and Cape Sounion

This morning, your guide will meet you at your hotel and take you on a tour of Athens, visiting the Acropolis and Parthenon, the Roman temple of Olympian Zeus and the Greek parliament. In the afternoon, transfer to Marina Zea and embark your ship.

Our first stop is the nearby Cape Sounion, where we will enjoy our sunset cocktails and welcome dinner al fresco under the ancient Greek temple of Poseidon. Overnight at sea to the island of Ikaria.

M/Y Callisto

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Ikaria Island - 1 Night

Day 3 - Ikaria Island

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Thursday, 21 October 2021

Ikaria Island

In the morning, we stop for a refreshing swim at the Seychelles beach of Ikaria island, accessible best by yacht. Enjoy the translucent blue waters and bright white pebbles covering the sea bottom. BBQ lunch on board and our ship docks in Ikaria's quaint port. Ikaria is an island-phenomenon unlike anywhere else in Greece or the world. People here live much longer than the population on other islands and on the mainland. In fact, people here live on average 10 years longer than those in the rest of Europe and America.

Join our tour discovering authentic villages that march to a different drummer, enjoy a hike in wild landscapes followed by a dip in one of the eight natural thermal springs. Or join a cooking class in a family’s country home, kitchen and garden in an ancient village for a personalised experience cooking and learning about life and the secret to the inhabitants' famed longevity in Ikaria, the Blue Zone Greek island. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure, or at one of the village traditional fairs.

M/Y Callisto

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Nafplion to Mycenae - 1 Night

Day 4 - Patmos to Lipsi

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Friday, 22 October 2021

Patmos to Lipsi

Early morning sailing and arrival in Patmos, an island revelation with a touch of the divine. Surrender yourself to the mysticism and tranquility of the island of the Apocalypse. Morning discovery of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Grotto and Monastery of St. John and the historic centre of the medieval town of Chora, filled with grandeur and serenity. Patmos has been frequented by intellectuals, artists, royalty and discerning visitors from all over the world. Small and secluded yet spectacular all the same, it is the “Jerusalem of the Aegean”.

In the afternoon we sail to Lipsi island, a time capsule of authenticity in the Dodecanese. Lunch al fresco and swimstop in one of the glittering necklace of 24 islets await, protected by the Natura 2000 network making an ideal refugee for the shy Mediterranean Monk seal. Evening at leisure to enjoy the setting of the local harbour at sunset, and a seaside dinner with home-cooked traditional recipes made of local produce. Overnight in Lipsi.

M/Y Callisto

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Gythion - 1 Night

Day 5 - Kalymnos

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Saturday, 23 October 2021

Kalymnos

Early morning sailing to Kalymnos with a swimstop on the way. Kalymnos is a hidden gem island for those who crave simplicity and authenticity. Home of the famous sponge divers, this island in the Dodecanese is ideal for modern-day adventurers with 1,300 market hiking routes to be explored.

Join our tour to engage with the locals harvesting sponges and producing about 30,000 sponges annually, witness the numerous species of sponge and the various stages they go through before reaching the market. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy a hike or marvel at the Esperidon fjord, perhaps the most beautiful fjord in Greece. Overnight in Kalymnos quaint port.

M/Y Callisto

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Levitha Island to Amorgos - 1 Night

Day 6 - Pylos

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Sunday, 24 October 2021

Levitha Island to Amorgos

The ship sails towards the white and blue Cyclades. Enjoy a stop at Levitha island, inhabited by a family of four, raising animals. In the summer the family also runs a small but spotless restaurant for the visiting yachts. They grill to perfection fresh fish and meat. Enjoy a hike on one of the island's goat paths. On top of the island there is an abandoned World War II Italian outpost.

Midday sailing to Amorgos, the island of Luc Besson's "Big Blue". Mellowed with traditions, firewater and laid-back villages, Amorgos will make you forget the 20th century, never mind the 21st. Enjoy an afternoon with locals learning how to make the island's famous "Psimeni Raki",  a local homemade liquor with the flavour of honey and clove made since ancient times on Amorgos. Evening at leisure to enjoy the breathtaking medieval capital, situated 400m above sea level. Overnight in Amorgo's quaint port of Katapola.

M/Y Callisto

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Koufonissia to Iraklia - 1 Night

Day 7 - Koufonissia to Iraklia

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Monday, 25 October 2021

Koufonissia to Iraklia

Our early morning discovery will take us to the impressive monastery of Chozoviotissa built in 1088, inside the rocky cliffs of the mountain. We will visit monks’ cells which are open to visitors and contain important heirlooms and artifacts. We are offered a glass of Psimeni Raki and a local sweet while we enjoy magnificent views of the Aegean.

Return on board for a short sail to the Small Cyclades: enjoy a swim in Koufonissia, take out the ship's Kayaks and Paddle boards to explore sea caves only accessible by yachts. Afternoon scenic cruise around the nearby island of Schinoussa before we reach Iraklia, a tiny hidden island gem in the midst of the Aegean. Part of the Natura 2000 network of natural habitats, it enchants with the superb views offered by its mountainous footpaths, the variety of its coastline and its own, unique sights. There is no supermarket on the island, and deliveries come by ferry from the nearby island of Naxos. Evening at leisure to enjoy the true laid-back greek island life. Overnight in port. 

M/Y Callisto

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Serifos - 1 Night

Day 8 - Serifos

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Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Serifos

In the morning we reach Serifos, a quintessentially Cycladic island of brilliant light, clear water and steadfast traditions. Enjoy a swim in one the island's remote beaches accessible best by small ship. Barbecue lunch on board, followed by an afternoon stroll to explore the island's picture-perfect "Hora" castle-village. Join our tour to a local winery offering unobstructed views to the Aegean, or get creative in the island's ceramic studio where you can master the basics of pottery, and bring as gifts back home.

Farewell dinner reminiscing all the hidden gems of Greece. Midnight sailing back to Athens.

M/Y Callisto

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Fly back to the UK or extend your stay - 0 Nights

Day 9 - Fly back to the UK or extend your stay

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Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Fly back to the UK or extend your stay

Disembark after breakfast and fly back to the UK or extend your stay in Greece at a choice of hotels and resorts (please ask for details).

Price Guidelines

Season High Season
Travel Dates 30 June, 14 July and 4 August 2022
Room Arrangement First
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £2,994
Single Traveller - Own Room £4,350

Prices are a guideline and per person. Please request a quote for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Easter.


What's Included

  • 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • Return flights from the UK to Athens
  • 1-night stay in a 4* hotel in Athens on BB basis
  • Half-day city tour of Athens
  • All transfers
  • 7-night cruise on the M/Y Callisto   
  • Select Shore Excursions - Amorgos half-day walking tour & Patmos half-day tour
  • 7 Breakfasts – 6 Lunches – 2 Dinners: Buffet breakfast and 1 or 2 meals daily
  • Filter coffee, tea and mineral water all day
  • Welcome Sail-away Reception on Day 1,
  • Greek Night Theme Evening with traditional music and/or dancers onboard
  • BBQ Lunches (weather permitting)
  • Captain’s Dinner
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment
  • Beach Towels
  • Kayaks and Stand-Up Paddle Boards (subject to availability)
  • English-Speaking Local Cruise Manager
  • Complimentary Wine, Beer and Soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Local delicacies treats on board 
  • All port charges
  • Cabin supplements (twin share): B - £170pp; A - £995pp; P - £1200pp 

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