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Perian

Hi I’m Perian. I’m originally from Toronto and now live in Italy. I frequently visit Greece throughout the season in search of new off the beaten track experiences and charming boutique properties for my clients.

Perian

Greece Specialist

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Overview

  • from $5,115 PP
  • 12 Nights
  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • May - Sept
  • Port of Lavrio
  • Port of Lavrio

Highlights

This 13-day trip offers a mix of island-hopping and land tours, revealing the delights of Athens, multiple Greek islands, and the magnificent medieval city of Dubrovnik. You’ll start in the Greek capital embarking on an 8-day cruise from the port of Lavrio, enjoying a wide range of facilities and a comfortable en-suite cabin. Private transfers and several private tours are included along with the chance to join optional excursions.

Discover two of the most popular destinations in the Mediterranean on a 13-day tour that includes eight days and seven nights of cruising, visiting a mix of the top Greek Islands and lesser-known treasures before jetting off to Croatia. It all begins in the Greek capital before hopping on an elegant yacht-ship for an island-hopping tour, traveling in a spacious en-suite cabin while enjoying high-end facilities like a rooftop Jacuzzi and spa. Afterward, explore Athens’ Acropolis hill, topped by the Parthenon, overlooking the city since the 5th century BC. Conclude in medieval Dubrovnik with two intriguing tours featuring its enchanting sights and mouthwatering flavors.

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At a Glance

  • Days 1-2
    • Athens

      • Enjoy a welcome dinner on-board the ship
  • Day 3
    • Mykonos

      • OPTIONAL Delos Island Tour
  • Day 4
    • Naxos

      • OPTIONAL Naxos Traditional Villages Tour
  • Day 5
    • Koufonisia

    • Day 6
      • Santorini

        • OPTIONAL Excursion to Akrotiri & Oia
    • Day 7
      • Kimolos

        • OPTIONAL Excursion to Sarakiniko Beach/Geological Mining Museum in Milos
    • Day 8
      • Sifnos

      • Days 9-10
        • Athens

          • Private taste of Athens tour
          • Private panoramic tour of Athens
      • Days 11-13
        • Dubrovnik

          • Flight to Dubrovnik from Athens
          • Private tour of Dubrovnik
          • Small group half-day oyster & wine tour
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        Day by Day Itinerary

        Day 1 Arrival into Athens

        Athens, Greece

        Your adventure begins upon arrival at the birthplace of western civilization. You’ll be welcomed by your private driver at Athens International Airport, taking a transfer to your 4-star hotel in the city. The remainder of the day is yours to rest, relax, or explore. Just a short walk will bring you to many enticing cafes where you can unwind with a glass of wine or fuel up with strong Greek coffee. As your hotel has a rooftop restaurant, you might want to return for dinner with a breathtaking view of the Acropolis. If you time it right, a glorious sunset can be part of the backdrop.

          Day 2 Embarkation, Port of Lavrio to Cape Sounion

          Cape Sounion, Greece

          Your cruise departs today so you’ll want to be ready to meet your private driver who will pick you up at your hotel in Athens and bring you to your ship in the port of Lavrio. Check-in is between 2 and 3 pm, with departure to Cape Sounion at 4 pm. Enjoy your first swim stop near its iconic Temple of Poseidon which sits atop the headland overlooking the sapphire waters of the sea. Afterward, you’ll have time to refresh before joining us at the welcome dinner on board. We’ll sail toward the island of Mykonos as you sleep.

          • Optional Excursions N/A
          • Meals Included Welcome Dinner

          Day 3 Cape Sounion to Mykonos

          Mykonos, Greece

          After cruising overnight, we’ll arrive early at our next destination, UNESCO-listed Delos Island, one of the country’s most significant archaeological sites. You can choose to join an optional excursion to learn about the remarkable ruins that it includes, such as temples, a theater, statues, mosaics, and well-preserved Venetian and Byzantine architecture. We’ll continue toward Mykonos from there, enjoying a swim stop in the sapphire waters en route. Upon arrival, enjoy time on your own to explore, perhaps browsing the upscale shops or spending time on a beautiful beach before sitting down to dinner in one of Mykonos Town’s many outstanding restaurants.

          • Optional Excursions Guided Tour of Delos
          • Meals Included Breakfast & Lunch

          Day 4 Mykonos to Naxos

          Naxos, Greece

          As Mykonos fades away, we make our way to Naxos with a swim stop followed by lunch on the ship. Upon arrival in the mid-afternoon to the island known for its gorgeous white sandy beaches and farm-to-table cuisine, you can take an optional excursion that visits traditional mountain villages. Filled with charm, Apiranthos is a favorite, built amphitheatrically into a mountain, providing a journey back to medieval times while boasting spectacular surrounding scenery. Stroll the narrow streets paved with marble and lined with unique architecture that’s retained much of its Venetian elements. Back in Naxos Town, dinner is at your leisure.

          • Optional Excursions Traditional Naxos Villages & Apiranthos
          • Meals Included Breakfast & Lunch

          Day 5 Naxos to Koufonisia

          Schinoussa, Greece

          Sailing on to Koufonisia, a morning swim stop will be enjoyed at Schinoussa, which lies just south of Naxos. It boasts calm and clear, strikingly blue waters and unspoiled landscapes with its population including just a few hundred inhabitants. Arriving at Koufonisia in the mid-afternoon, the island is renowned for its friendly, hospitable locals, exotic beaches, and mouthwatering cuisine. You’ll have the evening at your leisure, perhaps spending time on one of the glorious stretches of beach before dining in one of the many outstanding eateries. Here the dishes often feature fresh fish or seafood alongside local ingredients.

          • Optional Excursions N/A
          • Meals Included Breakfast & Lunch

          Day 6 Koufonisia to Santorini. Overnight to Milos

          Santorini, Greece

          As we make our way to Santorini, we’ll stop at Magganari Beach. Located on the south coast of Ios Island, it’s known for its calm shallow water, ideal for your next refreshing dip. Back on board, enjoy lunch before our arrival in Santorini at 2 pm. An optional tour is available that features two popular destinations, the Akrotiri archaeological site which is similar to Pompeii, an ancient settlement that was left well-preserved by volcanic ash. Look forward to an excellent glimpse of life in 1600 BC before continuing to Oia village to enjoy dinner with a view independently – departure for Milos is at 11 pm.

          • Optional Excursions Guided Tour of Akrotiri & Oia
          • Meals Included Breakfast & Lunch

          Day 7 Milos to Kimolos

          Milos, Greece

          While the island of Milos is known as the place where the Venus de Milo sculpture was discovered, the highlight here is Sarakiniko Beach. It has an otherworldly appearance, made up of smooth, white volcanic rock that’s edged by surreal blue waters that provide a jaw-dropping contrast. Take an optional tour to visit it and the Geological Mining Museum where you can learn about Milos’ mining history via exhibits and artifacts. You’ll have time for an independent lunch before reboarding by 4 pm for our departure to Kimolos. Dinner will be served on board, followed by a free evening to explore the tranquil island.

          • Optional Excursions Guided Tour of Milos
          • Meals Included Breakfast & Dinner

          Day 8 Kimolos to Sifnos

          Church of the Seven Martyrs, Sifnos

          After sailing overnight, we’ll reach Sifnos mid-morning where you will have the rest of the day to spend as you wish. Explore the island’s Capital, Apollonia with its enticing streets and alleyways lined with picturesque whitewashed buildings, hike one of the many “Sifnos Trails”, or take an optional excursion to the Island’s medieval castle and the church of the Seven Martyrs. Lunch will be enjoyed on your own, at one of the traditional taverns in the town center, or perhaps you’ll opt for a cooking experience with the Island’s locals. One of the highlights of your cruise will be enjoyed this evening, so you’ll want to prepare for the Captain’s Dinner which includes a multicourse feast, live entertainment, and plenty of fun.

          • Meals Included Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

          Day 9 Disembarkation from the Port of Lavrio. Taste of Athens Tour

          Greek Food

          This morning we arrive early to where your cruise began, back to the port of Lavrio. One last breakfast will be served on board and once your bags are packed and ready with disembarkation at 10 am. Enjoy a private Taste of Athens Tour this afternoon that brings the opportunity to learn about daily life in the city while delving into its many culinary delights, including tastings along the way. Your guide will provide insight into the time-honored cooking methods and culinary traditions while you visit skilled artisans who’ve been perfecting their recipes for decades. You’ll visit specialty food stores that course the highest quality products from throughout Greece.

          • Included Excursions Private Taste of Athens Tour
          • Meals Included Breakfast

          Day 10 Panoramic Tour of Athens. Fly to Dubrovnik, Croatia

          Athens, Greece

          Start the day with the six-hour Pprivate Panoramic Tour of Athens will take you to see the highlights of the city with a focus on Acropolis hill, including remarkable monuments like the Parthenon. Enter the New Acropolis Museum to view treasures uncovered from the hill and then take the panoramic drive portion of your tour, viewing sites like the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Presidential Palace. Later on transfer to Athens International Airport to catch your flight to Dubrovnik, taking a private transfer to your four-star hotel.

          • Included Excursions Private Panoramic Tour of Athens
          • Meals Included Breakfast

          Day 11 Dubrovnik City Tour

          Dubrovnik Croatia

          This morning, discover the secrets behind Old City Dubrovnik from your professional guide who can offer all sorts of intriguing insight and historical anecdotes while walking the streets that are paved with marble. You’ll see the 1438 Onofrio’s Fountain that supplied drinking water to the city for nearly six centuries, the magnificent Rector’s Palace, the Franciscan Monastery that houses one of the oldest still active pharmacies in Europe, and more. Afterward, perhaps stroll atop the walls that encircle the historic center, enjoying views of the sea and nearby islands on one side and red-tiled roofs on the other. Then, find an enticing spot to dine.

          • Included Excursions Private Dubrovnik City Tour
          • Meals Included Breakfast

          Day 12 Half-Day Oyster & Wine Tour

          Oyster & Wine Tour, Croatia

          On your final full day, you’ll enjoy more tasty local flavors on a small group tour. The excursion will take you to the Peljesac Peninsula renowned for its oysters and wine. Head to medieval Ston, known for its long, 14th-century defensive walls, second in length only to the Great Wall of China. Next, a short drive brings you a boat where you’ll hop in for a ride to an oyster farm for a tasting of the delicacy fresh from the sea. It will be complemented by Dalmatian wine that you can sip while learning about the history of oyster harvesting here.

          • Included Excursions Small Group Half-Day Oyster & Wine Tour
          • Meals Included Breakfast

          Day 13 Departure

          Dubrovnik

          After nearly two weeks of exploring the best of Greece and enjoying a visit to magnificent Dubrovnik, it’s time for your adventure to come to an end. You’ll be met by your private driver for a transfer from your hotel to Dubrovnik’s Airport where you can catch your flight home or head out on further travels. While goodbyes are never easy, we wish you a safe journey with memories of a lifetime made and hope to see you on another unforgettable trip.

            • Windmills in Mykonos

              Want to extend your trip?

              If you are looking to extend your stay in Greece or equally visit another European destination on your trip, then please speak to our travel experts as we can create you a bespoke itinerary to suit your needs.

            Your Cruise Ship

            Elysium Ship Image

            Elysium

            While she might look like an ordinary vessel from a distance, the Elysium is sure to impress from the moment you step on board. Designed to provide an intimate experience with personalized individual attention, she hosts up to just four dozen guests and has a wealth of modern amenities.

            What’s Included

            • Private arrival & departure transfers
            • Professional, English-speaking crew
            • 1-to-2 Crew-to-client ratio
            • Spacious air-conditioned, en-suite cabins
            • Luxury cabin amenities
            • Daily buffet breakfasts & 7 lunches
            • Special dinners: welcome dinner & farewell dinner/Greek-style BBQ
            • Filtered water available throughout the trip
            • Complimentary tea & coffee station 24/7
            • Room service with no additional charge
            • Yoga & Pilates session led by an expert wellness coach
            • Free Wi-Fi throughout the vessel
            • On board gym
            • Free use of water sports gear, including snorkel equipment
            • 2 private tours in Athens
            • 1 private tour & 1 shared tour in Dubrovnik
            • Flight between Athens & Dubrovnik

            What's Not Included

            • Arrival flight into Athens & departure flight from Dubrovnik
            • Gratuities for the crew
            • Water ski & scuba diving (available on request)
            • Laundry service (available on request)
            • Spa treatments at the Gemaya Spa
            • Any meals or beverages not listed above
            • Optional daily shore excursions
            • Port taxes of €245 per person
            • We strongly advise all guests purchase comprehensive travel insurance
            • Price based in double occupancy in a double or twin room. 70% single person supplement

            Departure Dates

            2023

            • May

              May 05May 12-Sold OutMay 26-Sold Out
            • Jun

              Jun 02-Sold OutJun 09-Sold OutJun 16Jun 23-Sold Out
            • Jul

              Jul 07-Sold OutJul 14 Jul 28
            • Aug

              Aug 04 Aug 18-Sold OutAug 25-Sold Out
            • Sep

              Sep 01-Sold OutSep 08-Sold OutSep 15-Sold OutSep 22-Sold Out

            2024

            • May

              May 03-Sold OutMay 10-Sold OutMay 17-Sold OutMay 24-Sold OutMay 31-Sold Out
            • Jun

              Jun 07-Sold OutJun 14Jun 21Jun 19
            • Jul

              Jul 05-Sold OutJul 12Jul 19
            • Aug

              Aug 09Aug 18-Sold OutAug 25-Sold OutAug 30
            • Sep

              Sep 06Sep 13Sep 20-Sold OutSep 27-Sold Out

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