Package Duration: 10 nights Cruise & Stay
Package Starts: 18th April 2023 – at Athens hotel
Cruise Starts: 21st April 2023 – from Marina Zea, Pireaus, Athens
Cruise Ends: 28th April 2023 – in Istanbul, Turkey
Package Ends: 28th April 2023 – in Istanbul, Turkey
SAVE UP TO $335 per person with your included complimentary Athens three night hotel stay!
GREEK GODS & ANZAC LEGENDS Cruise & Stay package prices include:
– FREE* 3 night pre-cruise hotel stay in Athens at the Hera Hotel (or similar) with breakfast (upgrade to a Junior Suite with views from an extra $225 per person twin share)
– Morning 3 hour tour of Athens visiting the Varvakios Market, Acropolis and Parthenon with transport and light breakfast
– One way transfer from Athens hotel to port at Pireaus
– 7 night small ship cruise aboard Harmony V by Variety Cruises in double or twin cabins with private facilities and individual air conditioning
– Half Board for meals onboard: Shipboard buffet breakfast and one meal daily plus a welcome cocktail, a local theme evening, fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captain`s Dinner
– Beverages: filter coffee, tea and drinking water
– Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability)
– English speaking cruise escort
– Full day tour to experience the ANZAC legend on the Gallipoli Peninsula
– Port taxes of EUR 370 pp
Special Validity Dates
|18 Apr 2023||Make your own way to Athens hotel, check in for a 3 night stay|
|19 Apr 2023||3 hour morning tour with breakfast of Athens|
|20 Apr 2023||Athens at leisure|
|21 Apr 2023||Transfer to port, embark Harmony V ship|
|21 Apr 2023||
Athens (Marina Zea), Greece
|22 Apr 2023||
|22 Apr 2023||
|23 Apr 2023||
|24 Apr 2023||
Bozcaada (Tenedos), Turkey
|25 Apr 2023||
Canakkale (Kepez), Turkey
|26 Apr 2023||
Canakkale (Kepez), Turkey
|27 Apr 2023||
Gökçeadais (Imbros), Turkey
|28 Apr 2023||
|28 Apr 2023||Holiday ends in Turkey.|
7 Night Cruise sailing from Athens to Istanbul aboard Harmony V.
Experience a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unravelling the Treasures of the Aegean Sea and of Turkey. Delos, Mykonos, Patmos and Santorini the white pearls of the Aegean Sea. The Greco Roman cities of Ephesus, Pergamon and Troy nestled on the Turkish Coast. All waiting to be discovered. 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.
DAY 1 – ATHENS – MARINA ZEA
Embarkation 3- 4 pm – Sailing at 4.30pm to Cape Sounio.
DAY 2 – DELOS/ MYKONOS
Early morning arrival in Delos, once the capital of Greece and the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis . On our optional guided Delos walking tour, you will visit the archaeological ruins of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, unearthed here in the 19th century. Delos is a true open-air museum with many ancient monuments and buildings that are remarkably intact. After our 2 hour walking tour we rejoin the ship for a swim before our deck BBQ lunch. After lunch we sail to Mykonos.
Arrival in Mykonos early afternoon. Time for visiting Mykonos town, reaching one of its famous beaches. After dinner there will be more time to enjoy Mykonos nightlife. Overnight in port and early morning sailing to Chios.
DAY 3 – CHIOS
The reputed birthplace of Homer, the island of C hi os is known for its beautiful landscapes, historic sites and old villages. The island is also home to the Adamantios Korais Library. Korais, an 18th-century Greek scholar, corresponded extensively with Thomas Jefferson, and a good portion of the correspondence is housed in the beautiful library, which we will visit in the morning. Continue to the 11th century church of Nea Moni, one of the most important Byzantine monuments in Greece, re nowned for its architecture and mosaics. In the afternoon, visit the old villages of Mesta and Pyrgi.
DAY 4- BOZCAADA/ CANAKKALE
Arriving early morning to the Turkish island of Bozcaada which is also known as Tenedos, is one of the truly hidden gems of the Northeastern Aegean Sea! With rolling vineyards, breathtaking beaches and secluded coves dotting the coast it ’s an ideal s top as we make our way to Istanbul. Take your time wonder through the city taking in the monuments, charming Greek homes, boutique shops and sample traditional Greek/Turkish delicacies at one of the many Island Tavernas of the city center. In the afternoon uncover ancient Greek mythology and the history of the Trojan War during this optional guided day trip to Troy. During a walking tour, learn about the famous archaeological site of Troy and see a replica statue of the Trojan Horse. Then, delve into the interesting era’s of Troy and discover how this settlement transformed over time.
DAY 5 – CANAKKALE
Arrive in Canakkale, gateway to the ancient city of Troy, The day starts before the sunrise as we make our way to Anzac Cove for the Dawn Service. Meet back at your ship for an afternoon of “two up” with your fellow travellers. Dinner on board and overnight in port.
DAY 6 – CANAKKALE
Full day tour to experience the ANZAC legend with an enthralling excursion to the Gallipoli Peninsula. Enjoy a full day today on the Gallipoli Peninsula hosted by our Historians and local expert guides . Vis it Kabatepe War Museum, Beach Cemetery (John Simpson’s Grave), ANZAC Cove, Ari Burnu (First ANZAC landing place), Lone Pine Cemetery (Australian memorial), Johnston’s Jolly (Walk in the ANZAC trenches).
DAY 7 – GOKCEADA
Early morning sailing to nearby beautiful Gokceada Island, also known as Imbros – just off the coast of Gallipoli and Turkey’s largest island. We will visit original airfields us ed by the Australian Intelligence, and some of the small villages as we explore this delightful island. In addition, Gokceada is proud of their organic produce that is made locally on the island, and you will gain insight into their traditional methods of production as you visit an organic winery. Throughout the day, our team of historical experts will provide interpretation of the planning and preparation for the landings that took place 100 years earlier.
DAY 8 – ISTANBUL
Arrival in port early morning- Disembarkation 8 to 9.30 am
Imagine a place far from home that feels just like home, where the borders are delineated by the golden shores of the sea; and home is wherever the anchors drop. Imagine 179 feet of comfort, beauty, and safety classified by the latest International “Safety of Life at Sea” (SOLAS) standards. Imagine your floating home on board the sleek, contemporary state of the art Mega Yacht that sails the seas under the name HARMONY V, waving her Greek flag through the wind. Discover the world by sea at 10 knots per hour, in her un-rushed pace, one island or seashore at a time. Harmony V loves to seduce her select 49 guests with her sleek lines and ample deck space redefining what yachting was meant to be. A spacious lounge with ample space, dining areas decorated with warm colors, large windows offering pristine views of all destinations, shaded areas and outdoor bar and loungers are just some of the elements that define her essence. 360° views of unobstructed ocean are your eyes’ canvas painted with ocean blue and deep green mountains. Mingle with likeminded travelers in` our public areas, enjoy a moment to yourself in our ample deck space, or retreat to your cabin-sanctuary all offering windows or portholes connecting you with Mother Nature’s wonders. Harmony V’s experienced crew of 18 is trained with hospitality at heart to pamper her guests and guarantee the ultimate home away from home experience.
Ship Profile & Stats
- Length: 55 m
- Maiden Voyage: 2009
- Refurbished: 2017
- Passenger Capacity (dbl): 49
- Mini Safe
- CD & DVD player
- Central Music
- Telephone for Internal Use
- External Dining Area
- Mini Spa
- Sun Deck
- Dining Area
- Swimming Platform
- Internet and Email
- Sports Equipment – Kayak, Snorkel, Windsurf
- Indoor & Outdoor Lounge
- Indoor & Outdoor Restaurant
- Mini Library
- Snorkeling Equipment
- Board Games
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The Category B cabins are located on the Main Deck offering large windows, an en suite bathroom with shower and elegant Corian finishing on walls and floors. The cabins are equipped with flat screen TV sets, DVD players, mini fridges, hairdryers, individually controlled A/C and safe deposit boxes.
The category C cabins are located on the main deck offering large windows, an en suite bathroom with shower and elegant Corian finishing on walls and floors. The cabins are equipped with flat screen TV sets, DVD players, mini fridges, hairdryers, individually controlled A/C and safe deposit boxes.
The Category P cabins are located on the Upper Deck offering a sofa, large windows, an en suite bathroom with shower and elegant Corian finishing on walls and floors. The cabins are equipped with flat screen TV sets, DVD players, mini fridges, hairdryers, individually controlled A/C and safe deposit boxes.
The Category A cabins are located on the Upper Deck offering large windows, an en suite bathroom with shower and elegant Corian finishing on walls and floors. The cabins are equipped with flat screen TV sets, DVD players, mini fridges, hairdryers, individually controlled A/C and safe deposit boxes.
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