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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 $4,890 PP
  • 12 Nights
  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Signature
  • 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.

Our Flexi - Promise

  • Low Deposit

    Book your trip with us and pay a reduced deposit with the rest 90 days before your departure

  • Full Flexibility

    We will not charge you any admin fees to change your travel dates due to Covid-19 travel restrictions in place within 30 days of your departure.

  • ATOL & ABTOT Protected

    Your trip with us is fully financially protected by our travel insurers. Peace of mind guaranteed.

  • Low Cancellation Fees

    Should you wish to cancel outright, we will apply a 10% cancellation fee for all new bookings.

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
      • Kythnos

        • OPTIONAL Excursion in Serifos
    • Days 9-10
      • Athens

        • Private panoramic tour of Athens
        • Private taste of Athens tour
    • 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 Serifos & Kythnos

        Kythnos, Greece

        Having sailed overnight, we’ll arrive at Serifos about mid-morning. You can choose to join the optional tour that will bring you to marvel at the whitewashed buildings lining the town’s atmospheric streets and alleyways. Time will be provided to grab lunch independently at one of the seaside eateries along picturesque Livadakia Beach or one of the traditional tavernas in the center of town. Our next departure takes us to Kythnos with its exotic beaches and traditional villages, with arrival in the mid-afternoon, enjoying the last swim stop of the trip on route. This evening the farewell dinner will be hosted on board.

        • Optional Excursions Visit the Island of Serifos
        • Meals Included Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

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

        Athens, Greece

        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. It’s not over yet as the six-hour Private 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.

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

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

        Greek Food

        Start the day with the Private Taste of Athens Tour, a four-hour excursion 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, and pop into the central food market before transferring to Athens International Airport to catch your flight to Dubrovnik, taking a private transfer to your four-star hotel.

        • Included Excursions Private Taste of Athens Tour
        • 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 Extra

          • 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

          Price based in double occupancy in a double or twin room. 70% single person supplement

          Departure Dates

          Please select your year of departure.

          2023

          • May

            May 05, 2023May 12, 2023May 26, 2023
          • Jun

            Jun 02, 2023Jun 16, 2023Jun 23, 2023
          • Jul

            Jul 07, 2023Jul 14, 2023Jul 28, 2023
          • Aug

            Aug 04, 2023Aug 18, 2023Aug 25, 2023
          • Sep

            Sep 01, 2022Sep 08, 2023Sep 15, 2023Sep 22, 2023

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