Experience the magic of Classical Greece on a cruise that visits the most famous and popular Greek islands, including Mykonos, Santorini and Crete, with departures from Athens almost every week between May and October.
On a boutique cruise, you will be pampered and spoilt by a highly professional crew, because unlike the mega-ship cruises, these cruises are intimate, friendly, professionally served and of very high quality. With the ratio of guests to crew at almost two to one, you will want for nothing at any moment. The number of guests on board means you can make new friends and get to know almost everyone during your time on board.
These smaller boutique ships can access ports that the bigger ships cannot and the itinerary means you can see and do more in a week as you will really feel intimate with the Greek islands.
Friday – Friday, Athens – Athens
2023 Sailing dates from Marina Zeas
2:00-3:00 pm | Embarkation in Marina Zea.
Enjoy a welcome drink and meet your crew and fellow passengers. 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.
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.
Early morning sailing and 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.
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.
Late morning swim stop and afternoon arrival at 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.
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 in Nafplion.
Optional tour to Mycenae, the powerful walled palace of Agamemnon, the Homeric Achaean king. Early afternoon departure for the islands of Hydra. Time at leisure to explore this picturesque port town.
Overnight in port.
Departure in the early hours for Marina Zea. Arrival and disembarkation after breakfast. If you haven`t already, now is the time to explore some of the special sites in Athens, including the Parthenon / Acropolis, Acropolis museum, as well as the popular shopping disctricts of Plaka and Monastiraki.
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.
The spacious lounge with the classy seating, the American bar and the joining dining room, boast large windows providing beautiful views of the ports of call.
External Dining Area
The External Dining Area where meals are served “al fresco”, is located on the Sun Deck being the ideal place to bask under the sun, read a good book or just gaze at the scenery.
The classy Dining Room offers large windows providing for the most beautiful views of all destinations the ship cruises to, while accommodating all guests at one single seating and provides a high standard of cuisine, always with some local flavours.
MAIN DECK – 1 DOUBLE BED.
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.
MAIN DECK – 2 LOWER BEDS OR 1 DOUBLE BED.
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.
UPPER DECK – 2 LOWER BEDS OR 1 DOUBLE BED.
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.
UPPER DECK – 2 LOWER BEDS OR 1 DOUBLE BED.
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.
|CABIN CATEGORIES||Cabin||Euro rates||USD rates|
|C Main deck||Double bed cabins||€2700.00||$3190.00|
|B Main deck||Double or Twin bed cabins||€3350.00||$3990.00|
|A Upper deck||Double or Twin bed cabins||€3850.00||$4590.00|
|P Upper deck||Double or Twin bed cabins||€4200.00||$4990.00|
|Single supplement||in C, B, A||60%|
|Single supplement||in P||75%|
|3rd person discount||Valid for CAT A||30%|
|Port charges||per person||€310||$370.00|
USD prices for USA, JAPAN AND MEXICO countries. Euro prices for rest of the world.
Children policy/Family offer
Cruise fares are per person and week and include
NOT INCLUDED 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 13-15 per person per 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.
Variety Cruises is one of the leading yacht cruise lines worldwide, operating a fleet of 11 fully owned vessels offering travelers the ultimate Boutique Yacht Cruise experience. With capacities ranging from 5 to 36 cabins, Variety Cruises’ upscale yachts and experiential cruise itineraries embrace each destination by visiting much-loved and unfrequented ports of call in a private, intimate and relaxed environment.
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Some of Variety Cruises’ industry nomination highlights:
With more than 400 bed capacity on board 11 vessels, Variety Cruises is the largest Mega Yachts operator in the Mediterranean and one of the top 3 worldwide in the Small Ship market.
“We had a wonderful time on the cruise, it was everything we had hoped, the boat was beautiful, the crew great and travelling companions very easy to get along with. We could not fault it at all and are recommending it to all friends and will probably look at doing another cruise at a later date.”
Kim and Marg