We are pleased to announce the first new Wine Cruise in Greece. This journey takes us to many of the Greek wine hotspots including Nemea, Santorini, Samos and Tinos Wine and the making of it is central to this voyage, but as we follow its trail we’ll also discover the limestone crags and wild mountains of the Peloponnese, the breathtaking views of Santorini, and the quieter villages of the Cyclades and Eastern Aegean islands We’ll meet leading winemakers, taste at top wineries, and enjoy dinners paired with a specially chosen selection of wines each exploring the superb native grape varieties of Greece’s many diverse regions.
Tim Clarke – wine ambassador
This carefully curated itinerary was designed by wine expert and wine tourism guru, Tim Clarke. Tim accompanies the cruise as our on-board wine guide and expert. With his wife Lynette Arblaster, he cofounded Arblaster & Clarke Wine Tours, which they ran together for nearly 30 years. He has also been engaged in winemaking himself, on the island of Samos. We’re sure you’ll find his enthusiasm for Greece and its wines infectious. We know we do. On this specialty cruise, expect Tim to cover the wine scene from the classical age through to the modern era, and to give you an exceptional insight into the country.
Friday, Athens – Athens
Hosted by Tim Clarke, wine ambassador
|2023 Cruise Dates|
September 1 – September 8, 2023
Limited places available
Welcome drink, tasting Ionian Sea’s wines.
Begin as you mean to go on with a welcome glass of sparkling wine while you meet your crew and fellow passengers. Evening sail to Hydra and dinner served with wines from the Ionian Sea. Overnight at Hydra.
Gaia winery, SEMELI winery lunch
After a morning arrival into Nafplio, we’ll visit the ancient site of Mycenae. Then on to Nemea – the leading red wine appellation in Southern Greece – to visit the pioneering, top-quality estate, Gaia. Our next visit is also our lunch stop; at Semeli where we’ll taste their range of fine wines from Nemea and Mantineia. Enjoy some free time in Nafplio, one of the most attractive towns in mainland Greece, before we sail south along the coast of Arcadia, letting the anchor down for a swim stop as soon as possible. Dinner on board, paired with select wines from the Peloponnese.
Monemvasia winery, Dinner with TSIMBIDIS FAMILY
Monemvasia’s wealth came from its Malvasia (also known as Malmsey), so it’s safe to say wine meant a lot to the mediaeval town. Visit the vineyards with Monemvasia Winery who are re-establishing the island`s wine fame. Lunch ashore with freetime in the afternoon; exploration of the old town and taking a dip in the cooling waters are recommended. Tonight’s dinner is on board where we welcome the Tsimbidis family of Monemvasia Winery to dine with us.
Swim stop, Imery winery, Crete’s best wines.
Swimming at the beaches of Milos is almost unbeatable. Almost, but not quite: dropping anchor at sea nearby and diving deck to water wins every time. Spend your morning this way before drying off to explore the island, enjoying locally produced food and wines in a village taverna. Learn about the island`s grape history, and about the recent Imerys investment in its vineyards. At this evening’s dinner your wine host, Tim Clarke, presents some of the best wines from nearby Crete.
Argyros winery, tasting some of Santorini’s wines
Santorini is rightfully known as one of the top spots for white wine in Greece, and has local grape varieties of extraordinary quality. We’ll visit the top winery, Argyros, with century-old vines. Setting sail in the afternoon, we’ll enjoy wines from the Santorini grapes as we cruise through the Cyclades to the Eastern Aegean islands.
Vakakis winery, Platanos winery lunch, Chios-Ikaria wines.
This morning we’ll moor in the sleepy fishing village of Ormos before heading inland to visit the inspiring Vakakis winery. Then on to Platanos, its steep vineyard terraces seeded with White Muscat. Over an idyllic lunch we’ll taste a range of Samian wines. Our afternoon sail takes us to the Fourni Isles, rarely visited by tourists and an ideal spot for swimming thanks to its largely untouched beaches. Dinner tonight is paired with wines from Chios and Ikaria, both prized wines in ancient times.
Volacus winery, Andros lunch with Greek wines
Tinos is a holy island, said to be home to more than 700 churches. It’s also another wine hotspot, known for its Assyrtiko grape; one with extraordinary quality when grown in soils rich with volcanic ash, such as those on Tinos. In the morning we’ll visit emerging star winery, Volacus, before we set sail and moor near Andros for lunch, swimming, and a tasting of Greek wines from international grape varieties. In the afternoon we make a short sail across to Karystos on Evvia island.
Wine tasting at Kokotos Estate
8 a.m. Breakfast and disembarkation. For those not arranging their own onward transport this morning, we offer an optional tour of Athens including wine tasting and lunch at Kokotos Estate, followed by a transfer to Athens Airport. The Optional Excursion on the final day arrives at Athens Airport in time for flights after 18.00.
In many cases the journeys between ports are reasonably short so the ship will be in harbour or at a mooring for part or much of the night, though there will be some sailing at night. Wine visits are subject to confirmation and subject to change in the event of regulations changing, or in the event of weather conditions disrupting the cruise itinerary. Details such as swim stops, will be entirely at the captain’s discretion.
Note: Itineraries can be changed at the discretion of the Cruise operator or the vessel`s captain in case of:
Such itinerary changes do not entitle pasengers to refunds but the Cruise Operator guarantees that passengers are disembarked at the advertised port of disembarkation on time for flights after midday.
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Harmony G is a masterpiece of modern engineering, captivating the hearts of its carefully chosen 44 passengers with its sleek design and expansive deck spaces, redefining the essence of luxury yachting. Step into a spacious lounge adorned with tasteful furnishings, complemented by warm hues, and adorned with large windows that offer breathtaking views of the surrounding beauty. Whether you are lounging in shaded areas, sipping drinks at the outdoor bar, or reclining on comfortable loungers, every element of Harmony G is crafted to enhance your experience.
Immerse yourself in the panoramic vistas that stretch across 360 degrees of unobstructed ocean, like an artist’s canvas painted with hues of deep blue and lush green mountains. Engage with fellow travelers in our inviting public areas, share stories and create lasting memories. Should you desire solitude, find solace in the generous deck spaces or retreat to your private cabin on the upper or main deck. Every cabin features windows or portholes that connect you intimately with the wonders of nature.
Let Harmony G seduce you with its unrivaled charm, providing an idyllic sanctuary as you explore the world’s treasures on the high seas.
|CABIN CATEGORIES||Cabin||Euro rates||USD rates|
|C Main deck||Double bed cabins||€4350.00||$4890.00|
|B Main deck||Double or Twin bed cabins||€4890.00||$5490.00|
|A Upper deck||Double or Twin bed cabins||€5290.00||$5990.00|
|P Upper deck||Double or Twin bed cabins||€5950.00||$6790.00|
|Single supplement||in CAT C and CAT B cabins||+ 50%|
|Single supplement||in CAT A and CAT P cabins||+ 75%|
|3rd person discount||Valid for CAT C||– 30%|
|Port charges||per person||€340.00||$390.00|
Cruise fares are per person and week and include:
Not included in the 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, use of the on board Wi-Fi (available at a charge), expenditures incurred ashore, and anything not mentioned in the cruise programme.