The Adriatic Sea & Greece

The Adriatic Sea & Greece

8 Days / 7 Nights

Price from$4,038

Discover the natural and historical treasures of the Adriatic, Dalmatian and Ionian Seas with a cruise around Croatia, Albania, Montenegro and Greece.

Embark on a voyage discovering the Adriatic and Ionian Seas from Athens to Dubrovnik or in reverse. Corfu, Ithaca, Kefalonia and Paxi: Greece's Ionian Islands. Saranda and the UNESCO Site of Butrint in Albania. Budva and world-famous Kotor in Montenegro. 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.

Highlights include: Explore the Palace of Diocletian in Split, visit the island of Rab just off the northern Croatian coast, discover Hvar with its pine forests, vineyards, fruit orchards and lavender fields, traverse the medieval jewels of Dubrovnik and Korcula, explore the Kornati Islands, Montenegro and the heritage of Saranda, Albania, and Paxos.

Your ship: The M/Y Callisto spans 50 metres with 17 finely appointed exterior cabins and state of the art twin stabilisers, allowing for safe and comfortable cruising. All cabins are beautifully furnished with wooden furniture and light fabrics, featuring marble-appointed en suite bathrooms with showers, individually controlled A/C, flat screen TV and safe boxes. The main deck cabins are equipped with windows, while the lower deck cabins feature portholes. The ship's public areas are cosy and generous, decorated with rich fabrics, handsome woodwork, gleaming brass, antiques and fine art.

During the day, life on board centres around the indoor and outdoor areas, including the upper deck's 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 as you stargaze or relax with a book in the library with its wraparound windows.

The Adriatic Sea & Greece map

Dubrovnik to Athens (itinerary also operates in reverse)

Day 1: Dubrovnik, Croatia > Kotor, Montenegro Embarkation is from 2.00 pm, with a departure at 4.00 pm towards Kotor. Enjoy a welcome drink and meet your crew and fellow passengers. Navigation in the Bay of Kotor, the deepest natural fjord in the Mediterranean. Welcome dinner and overnight in port.

Day 2: Kotor > Budva, Montenegro Join the optional morning excursion to the well-preserved, fortified medieval Old Town of Kotor. Lunch on board and sailing towards Budva. Afternoon arrival at the well-preserved medieval town of Budva. Enjoy an optional sightseeing excursion to Old Budva. Explore Budva's vast cultural heritage and Venetian architecture. Dinner and sailing to Saranda, Albania. Overnight at sea.

Day 3: Saranda, Albania > Corfu, Greece Early afternoon arrival to the charming town of Saranda, boasting the most attractive waterfront on the Albanian Riviera. Join the optional excursion to the nearby archaeological site of Butrint, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to the ship for dinner and sail towards Corfu, Greece. Late evening arrival at Corfu. Overnight in port.

Day 4: Corfu > Paxi, Greece Explore Corfu, the Grand Lady of the Ionian Islands and the greenest island in Greece. Optional excursion to explore Corfu's imperial past; the impressive historic centre declared a UNESCO World Heritage site and the Byzantine churches. Lunch on board and sailing to Paxi island, with a swim stop on the way. Evening arrival at Paxi, an off-the-beaten track island with fjord shaped beaches and port and covered with olive groves. Evening at leisure and overnight in port.

Day 5: Kefalonia, Greece Midday arrival in Sami port of Kefalonia. Lunch on board and afternoon optional excursion. The island is not only known for Captain Corelli's Mandolin, the 2001 film, but also because of its sheer beauty, its national park, and its stately towns. Early in the afternoon, we sail towards Ithaca. Overnight in port.

Day 6: Kefalonia > Ithaca, Greece Morning sailing to Ithaca. Enjoy a refreshing swim stop and a BBQ lunch on board. Early afternoon arrival at Ithaca port of Vathy. Built within this deep-water, fjord-like bay, the capital of the island maintains its charm and its traditional Ionian architecture. This island is the homeland of Homer's Odysseus. Afternoon at leisure to explore the island's quaint port and cobblestone streets. Return on board for dinner and sail towards the Corinthian Gulf. Overnight at sea.

Day 7: Corinth Canal Crossing > Aegina, Greece This morning we cross the Corinth Canal, one of the most important projects of modern Greece, which played a catalytic role for the Mediterranean trade. Enjoy a BBQ lunch and swim-stop on the way to Aegina island. Early afternoon arrival at Aegina, a charming island in the Saronic Gulf. Afternoon at leisure to explore the well-preserved columns of the Temple of Aphaia, an ancient temple predating the Parthenon, or to stroll through mediaeval Aegina and taste local freshly roasted pistachios. Late evening sailing to Athens. After midnight, arrive at Marina Zea, Athens.

Day 8: Athens, Greece Disembarkation after breakfast between 8.00 am and 9.00 am.

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- or 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 two meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a Greek 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

Cat C - Lower Deck

Cat B - Lower Deck

Cat A - Main Deck

Port Charges

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$4,038

$4,815

$6,204

$648

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$6,058

$7,223

$10,857

$648

Departs

2022 From Athens: 3 June, 1 Jul, 19 Aug
From Dubrovnik: 8 Jul

Booking conditions

• Swim stops in Croatia and Montenegro are subject to local authorities permission • 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 • Any such itinerary changes do not automatically entitle 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.

Book by 31 Jan 2022 to save 10% on select 2022 sailings!

Book and deposit by 31 Jan 2022 to save 10% on these 2022 sailings: From Athens: 3 Jun, 1 Jul, 19 Aug From Dubrovnik: 8 Jul Offer is subject to availability, and may not be combined with any other offer. Savings do not apply to port charges. Enquire as to further terms and conditions.

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