best of the Aegean Islands and Continental Greece
8 day cruises from Athens - Marina Zea on the Megayacht
8 Day Classical Greece
Variety Cruises Experience
Enjoy a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private
yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unravelling
the wonders of the Classical Greece. 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.
Safety on the Harmony
The HARMONY V is a 183 ½ foot-wide elegant yacht was launched
in July 2009. The HARMONY V complies with EUROSOLAS safety regulations,
ISPS (International Ships Port Safety Code) ISM, (International
Safety Management), while its powerful engines, generators and
state of the art twin stabilizers will allow for safe and comfortable
Life on Board
The HARMONY V is a modern yacht with a sleek high-tech look very
similar to the private yachts to be found in the famous ports
of the world.
Life on board will centre around the Bar Lounge and Dining Room
at the Main Deck and at the Sun Deck Bar where meals are served
"al fresco" depending on the weather and the ship location.
The classy dining room and the adjoining cosy bar lounge are surrounded
by large windows providing beautiful views of the ports of call
It accommodates all guests in one single seating and provides
a high standard of cuisine, always with some local flavour. The
Sun Deck is the ideal place to bask under the sun, read a good
book or just gaze at the scenery.
The swimming platform on Harmony V stern will allow for easy access
to the ship and for a wide range of sea related activities. Service
on board is provided by your Captain, the Cruise Coordinator and
your experienced Marine and Hotel crew members. Service will be
attentive or unobtrusive according to your requirements and priority
is always given to the safety and comfort of passengers. Organised
excursions are available for most ports of call and can be pre-booked
or reserved 24 hours in advance.
The Cabins on Harmony
The 25 cabins of the HARMONY V are located on the Main deck (9
cabins) and on the Upper Deck (16 cabins). All cabins are premium
and contemporary, decorated with soft colour furnishings. Cabins
are comfortable and average size is 135 sq feet. All 16 cabins
on the Upper Deck offer flexible bedding configuration, which
can be set to offer either two twin beds or a double bed. The
9 cabins at the Main Deck consist of 6 double bedded cabins and
of 3 twin bedded cabins (no flexible bedding arrangement).
All cabins offer large windows and en suite bathrooms 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.
Classical Greece Cruise Itinerary
8 days cruise from Athens/Marina Zea
Day 1 - Friday
MARINA ZEA, PIRAEUS - KEA
2:00-3:00 pm embarkation in Marina Zea, Depart via Cape Sounion
to Kea. Time at leisure to explore Kea's tiny port, Korrisia after
dinner. Departure in the early hours for Delos. Overnight at sea.
Day 2 - Saturday
DELOS (anchorage) - MYKONOS
Optional morning 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 3 - Sunday
Noon arrival in Santorini (anchorage at Fira). Experience the
stunning natural drama of the volcanic caldera. Optional tour
to archaeological sites and typical villages with unique views
over the Aegean Sea. Overnight sailing to Crete.
Day 4 - Monday
Morning arrival at Crete's famous and lively port of Rethymnon.
Optional tour to the ancient city of Knossos near Heraklion. Late
departure for Kythira. Overnight at sea.
Day 5 - Tuesday
Late morning swim stop and afternoon arrival to Kythira, a less
known island gem now fast becoming a favourite among visitors
to Greece. Evening at leisure to visit the picturesque main town
of Chora and experience the subdued charms of this peaceful island.
Overnight in Kithyra.
Day 6 - Wednesday
MONEMVASSIA - NAFPLION
Early morning sailing to Monemvassia. Discover a remarkable medieval
fortified town, with time at leisure to explore the uniquely preserved
Byzantine and Venetian architecture and experience the beauty
of the natural setting. Depart for Nafplion in the early afternoon,
with a swim stop on the way. Evening arrival at Nafplion. The
old quarter is charming, with narrow streets and characteristic
period architecture. Also, impressive medieval fortifications
can be seen in the port and crowning the hills above. Overnight
Day 7 - Thursday
NAFPLION - HYDRA or SPETSES
Optional tour to Mycenae, the powerful walled palace of Agamemnon,
the Homeric Achaean king. Early afternoon departure for the islands
of Hydra or Spetses. Time at leisure to explore this picturesque
port town. Overnight in port.
Day 8 - Friday
MARINA ZEA, PIRAEUS
Departure in the early hours for Marina Zea, Piraeus. Arrival
and disembarkation after breakfast.
be changed at the discretion of Variety Cruises and of the Vessel's
Captain in case of adverse weather conditions - winds of 6/7 beaufort
or more depending on the vessel- on port authorities not allowing
a vessel to leave port or in case of other extraordinary conditions.
Such itinerary changes do not entitle automatically passengers
to any refunds but Variety Cruises guarantees that passengers
are disembarked at the advertised port of disembarkation on time
for their flights.
CLASSICAL GREECE 2015
- 8 DAYS CRUISES
Mega yacht Harmony V
FRIDAY DEPARTURES FROM ATHENS-MARINA ZEA
RATES - USD
DATES & RATES
Marina Zea- Athens
April 22, 29
May 6, 13, 20, 27
June 3, 10, 17, 24
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August 5, 12, 19, 26
September 2, 9, 23, 30
October 14, 21
Main Deck, Double bedded Cabins
Main Deck, Twin or Double bedded Cabins
Upper Deck, Double or Twin bedded cabins
Upper Deck, twin or Double bedded Cabins
Person Rates in Cat A
7-10 years old in triple cabin w/2 adults in Cat A
10-16 years old in triple cabin w/2 adults in Cat B
fares are per person and week and include
Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC
& air conditioning.
Half-board: Buffet breakfast and one main meal daily,
including a Welcome Cocktail, a local Theme Evening ,
fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captain's Dinner.
Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all
Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability).
English-Speaking Cruise Escort.
Beverages (except those mentioned above).
Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
Passenger personal expenses
Wi-Fi (available at charge)
HONEYMOON PACKAGE - DESCRIPTION
CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS
25 % reduction for the bride
Cabins with Double or King bed
Welcome Honeymooners treatment including a Complimentary
bottle of Champagne and a Fruit Basket;
A Candle Lit Dinner at our Special Honeymooners location
on board our ships or at a preferred restaurant;
10% discount for any wedding anniversary on board our
ships provided passengers have spent their honeymoon on
board a Variety Cruises ship.
Automatic access to our Variety Club membership;
"Our Memories" gift at disembarkation;
A free 1/2 hour massage for 2, if on board our Harmony
V, Variety Voyager and Seychelles program vessel.
1. Please ask the details for our "Wedding and Cruise
with friends and family" private charter for 40 to
offers: General conditions and restrictions
a/ The Honeymoon offer is valid only provided that the
couple is traveling within 6 months from their wedding
date (copy of marriage certificate required);
b/ The Package cannot be combined with any existing or
future SPECIAL OFFERS.
25% deposit is required 7 days from confirmation.
75% Balance of payment no less than 60 days prior to day
Up to 120 days from embarkation € 100-cancellation
119 to 90 days from embarkation 15% of the cruise fare
89 to 60 days from embarkation 25% of the cruise fare
59 to 30 days from embarkation 50% of the cruise fare
29 to 00 days from embarkation 100% of the cruise fare
Cancellations must be confirmed by VARIETY CRUISES in
writing in all cases.
There may be a charge for amendments of cruise date or
decreasing pax number received less than 60 days prior
to sailing. Amendments must be confirmed by VARIETY CRUISES
IN CRUISE FARE
Such personal expenses as drinks (other than included
in the rate), laundry, spa-where applicable-, boutique
items and gratuities, (gratuities are optional but as
a rule, satisfied clients are expected to give to the
captain, at the end of the cruise, approximately Euro
10.00-12.00 p/p p/day for distribution among all crew
members) medical expenses, port taxes, shore excursions
(shore excursions are proposed and arranged on board by
the tour leaders), use of the on board Wi-Fi (available
at a charge), expenditures incurred ashore, and anything
not mentioned in cruise program.