ANTIQUITY TO BYZANTIUM CRUISE 2018
on board the 49 passenger MotorSailer GALILEO
Day 1: Friday - Marina Zea
(If time and weather conditions allow, it may be possible to cruise to the island of Aegina for a quick tour of the town after dinner, then nighttime departure for Epidaurus.)
Day 2: Saturday - Palaia Epidaurus (optional excursion)
Day 3: Sunday - Nafplion/Mycenae (optional excursion)
Day 4: Monday - Gythion (optional excursion)
Day 5: Tuesday - Pylos (optional excursion)
Day 5 continued....
The palace at Pylos belonged to Nestor and was discovered in 1939 by the American archaeologist Carl Blegen. Highlights include the well-preserved royal apartments and a bathtub that archaeologists have speculated belonged to the old king himself. The palace, with its central courtyard, was originally two stories high and richly decorated with frescoes. Following our visit to the remains of the palace, we will make the short trip to the town of Hora where a superb archaeological museum holds thousands of artifacts recovered from the site.
Day 6: Wednesday - Katakolon/Olympia (optional excursion)
Day 7: Thursday - Itea / Delphi (optional excursion)
Day 8: Friday - Marina Zea (disembarkation)
*Please note: Excursion package is not included in the cruise fare but can be requested, or you can opt to go on individual excursions at ticket price.
Note: Itineraries can be changed at the discretion of the Cruise Operator 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 the Cruise Operator guarantees that passengers are disembarked at the advertised port of disembarkation on time for their flights.
The 51 meter "Galileo" is a classic steel Motor Sailer, with spacious and well appointed interiors renovated in 2015. At the main deck, a lounge area with an American bar leads into a warm and elegant dining room finished with wood and leather. Guests on the Galileo enjoy the most a shaded outdoor deck area with an outdoor bar and the ship's sun deck. The M/S Galileo, built with the most stringent safety regulations, was launched in 1992 and rebuilt in 2007.
|The 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 Turquoise Coast of Turkey and the Greek Islands of Eastern Aegean. 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.
The cabins are located at the upper and main decks and are equipped with windows, while those at the lower deck come with portholes. All cabins are handsomely designed, finished with lustrous wood trims and warm fabrics. The fully equipped bathrooms are finished with marble. All cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone, hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, public address system and safe boxes.
2018 SAILING DATES
2018 CRUISE FARES PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
|Cabin||Category||Description of Cabins||Euro A||Euro B||USD A||USD B|
|C||Lower deck||Double / twin bed cabins||€1400||€1050||$1690||$1190|
|B||Lower deck||Twin bed cabins||€1800||€1390||$2090||$1590|
|A||Main or Upper deck||Twin or double bed cabins||€2200||€1790||$2590||$2090|
|3rd||3rd person rates||CAT A only||€1540||€1253||$1813||$1463|
|7-10 yrs||children sharing w/2 adults||CAT A only||€1100||€895||$1295||$1358.50|
|11-16 yrs||children sharing w/2 adult||CAt A only||€1430||€11634||$1683.50||$1358.50|
|Port charges||Per person||€235||$265|
*USD prices for USA and CANADA passport holders. Euro prices for rest of the world
1/ Cruise fares are per person and week and include
¢ Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning
¢ Full - board: American buffet breakfast and two main meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a Greek Night , fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captain's Dinner.
¢ Regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water free all day.
¢ Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability).
¢ Multilingual Cruise Escort.
¢ Beverages (except those mentioned above)
¢ Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements
¢ Crew tips
¢ Passenger personal expenses
|Odyssey Sailing is registered and bonded with the Greek National Tourist Organisation (GNTO - EOT) and is a member of the Hellenic Yacht Brokers Association (HYBA).||© Odyssey Sailing|
Antonopoulou 158D, Volos, 38221, Greece
Tel: +30 24280 94128 | Tel / fax: +30 24210 36676
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