Jewels of the Cyclades

Jewels of the Cyclades

8 Days / 7 Nights

Price from$3,981

Dazzling white villages, golden beaches and clear azure waters are just the beginning of what the jewels of Cyclades have to offer! Ancient Greek geographers gave this unique cluster of islands the name Cyclades because they saw that they formed a circle ('kyklos" in Greek) of sorts around the sacred island of Delos.

According to myth, the islands were the debris that remained after a battle between giants. In reality, they resulted from colossal geological events like earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Their colours are blue and white like the Greek flag. The islands come in all sizes with translucent water, heavenly beaches, lustrous white buildings and bare rock, each with its own distinct character. Explore this haven on an intimate Variety Cruise!

Your ship: During the day, life on board centres around the indoor lounge area and dining room, as well as the outdoor areas on the Main, Upper and Sun decks. The Captain will drop anchor at secluded bays and beautiful uninhabited islands where, weather permitting, guests enjoy swimming, snorkelling, kayaking.

The M/Y Galileo: Features 24 outside guest cabins located on Upper and Lower Decks, all with large portholes. Elegantly decorated, they have either twin or double sized beds and bathrooms with shower en suites. Category B cabins have a flexible bedding arrangement. All cabins are comfortably arranged and beautifully furnished with wooden furniture and light fabrics. They feature individually controlled A/C, offer storage space, and are fitted with flat screen TVs, mini fridge, telephone (for internal use), hairdryers, central music, public address system and safe boxes.

The M/S Panorama: Features 24 cabins located on 3 decks, finished with wooden furniture and light fabrics. Cabins on the Upper and Main decks are equipped with windows, while cabins on the lower deck have portholes. The fully equipped bathrooms are finished with marble or corian materials. All cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with flat screen TVs, telephones (for internal use), hairdryers, mini-fridges, central music, public address system and safe boxes.

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Day 1: Athens > Poros Embarkation at Marina Zea in Athens, between 2.00 pm and 3.00 pm. Enjoy a welcome drink and meet your crew and fellow passengers. Sail for Poros for a short 3 hours visit before setting sail to Poliegos. Overnight at sea.

Day 2: Poliegos > Folegandros Morning arrival in Poliegos, an uninhabited island known for its amazing beaches and turquoise waters. Morning swim stop followed by a BBQ on deck. Afternoon sailing to Folegandros, one of the most amazing and less known islands in the Aegean Sea. Walk the amazing Upper city, and have the possibility to taste delicacies at traditional Greek tavernas. Overnight in Folegandros.

Day 3: Santorini Early in the morning depart for Santorini. Morning arrival at Santorini (occasionally at anchor) to explore its unique capital Fira. Optional excursion to Akrotiti excavations and a tour of the villages including the small beautiful village of Oia known for its breathtaking view over the caldera. Overnight in Santorini.

Day 4: Antiparos > Paros In the morning you will enjoy a swim stop in an enchanting bay of Antiparos. Early noon arrival in Paros. Visit Parikia and the quaint village of Naoussa. Time to have a fun night and show off your dancing skills during the ship's famous Greek Night. Overnight in Paros.

Day 5: Delos > Mykonos Optional morning tour to the unique archaeological site of Delos, antiquity's most sacred island. Later on, stop at one of Mykonos beautiful bays for swimming off the ship before sailing into the port of Mykonos. The island of the jet setters is yours to explore and the night is young. Overnight in Mykonos.

Day 6: Syros After a morning swim arrive in Syros, the capital of the Cycladic islands, where you can enjoy one of its beautiful sandy beaches or walk through town and enjoy the unique architecture of the buildings. Overnight in Syros.

Day 7: Kythnos > Cape Sounion > Athens Arrive in Kythnos this morning, where you will enjoy a swim in Kolones bay and will then set sail for Marina Zea, arriving in the late afternoon via Cape Sounion, the temple of Poseidon. Captain's Farewell Dinner and overnight in Marina Zea.

Day 8: Athens Disembarkation at 9.00 am after breakfast.

NOTE: Itineraries can 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.

• Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private bathroom and air conditioning • Buffet breakfast and one meal daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a Greek night Evening, fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captain's Dinner • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability) • English-speaking Cruise Escort

Pricing (per person) $NZD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2022

22 April

Cat C - Lower Deck

Cat B - Lower Deck

Cat A - Upper Deck (Galileo), Main and Upper Deck (Panorama)

Port Charges

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29 Apr to 7 Oct (and all 2023)

Cat C - Lower Deck

Cat B - Lower Deck

Cat A - Upper Deck (Galileo), Main and Upper Deck (Panorama)

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$3,981

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$6,635

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$567

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Departs

2022 M/S Galileo Apr 22, 29
May 6, 13, 20, 27
Jun 3, 10, 24
Jul 1, 8 15, 22, 29
Aug 5, 12, 19, 26
Sep 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Oct 7, 14, 21, 28

2023 Weekly from 5 May to 20 Oct

Booking conditions

Itineraries can 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.

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Not included

• Drinks (unless mentioned) • Shore excursions or other land arrangements • Crew gratuities • Personal expenditure • Wi-Fi (available at charge) • Port charges of approximately EUR290

Honeymoon and Family Special Offers Available

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