Enjoy 2-nights in Athens. Visit the ancient Mediterranean metropolis highly recognized for its unique place in history. Spend your time at leisure or take advantage of the many optional excursions. Perhaps a one-day cruise around nearby islands, or take a tour of the city including the Acropolis and the Panathenaikon Stadium, the place of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Don’t forget to visit the Plaka (old city) to wander the cobblestone streets, peruse in the shops or dine in one of the many traditional Greek Tavernas.
Launched in October 2008, the M/Y Harmony V is among the most luxurious vessels available for travel excursions to the Greek Islands. At 56 meters long, with 25 cabins, this ship is setting a new bar for private cruising on the Greek Islands. This ship offers the luxury of a small private luxury yacht with the resources and amenities of a larger cruise ship including a spacious lounge and bar area with large windows and a large swimming platform on the stern. In addition, this ship offers among the most splendid itineraries available for visiting the Greek Islands via the water. After departing from Cape Sounion, the first stop will be in Kea, where you can explore the tiny port of Korrisia. The next morning you will arrive in Delos, the birthplace of Apollo and his sister goddess Artemis. Take an optional tour of this fascinating island, considered sacred for it’s possession of unique archaeological remains. Delos was once the capital of the Cycladic Island region and functioned as a central banking treasury for the region. After Delos you will visit Mykonos, known for its whitewashed houses, picturesque windmills and cosmopolitan lifestyle. Then you will sail to Santorini, the volcano island and one of the most unforgettable places in the world. Walk the narrow streets of Fira or visit the beautiful village of Oia, perched high on the rim of the caldera offering panoramic views of breathtaking beauty. Next you will visit Crete, the largest of the Greek Islands. Upon arrival in Heraklion, the capital, you may take an optional excursion to the Palace of King Minos at Knossos, the center of the ancient Minoan Civilization. Also while on Crete, visit the lively town of Rethymnon and take an optional tour to the medieval old town and the small Venetian harbor. The next stop will be one of two mainland sights, the medieval fortified town of Monemvassia. There will be time to explore the uniquely Byzantine and Venetian architecture and experience the beauty of the natural setting. After Monemvassia you will head to Nafplion, where you can take an optional tour to Mycenae. In the afternoon the last stop on the cruise will be Spetses, where you will be free to explore a preserved harbor town where the architecture will offer a blend of aristocracy and natural settings.