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Explore Classical Greece by Luxury Motor Yacht



8 Days

Prices Start from

£2,500 (ex. flights)

A short flight from the UK makes this eight-day cruise an ideal getaway for friends and family. From Athens visit nine destinations throughout the beautiful Cyclades. Every day is a new discovery, a hidden cove, a site of ancient history.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Archaeological Site, Delos, Greece 1

Classical Greece

From the UNESCO protected archaeological site of Delos to the stunning volcanic caldera in Santorini.

Minoan Palaces in Knossos, Heraklion, Greece 2

Crete's Minoan Palace

Visit the island of Crete and take a tour of the ancient Palace of Knossos, located just south of modern-day Heraklion.

Hydra Harbour, Hydra, Greece 3

Extraordinary Greece

Explore Hydra and Kea, islands that have been kept a secret from many tourists, with their picturesque harbours.

Mycenae, Greece 4

The Site of Mycenae

For anybody who has an interest in ancient Greek mythology, a visit to Mycenae is a must- it oozes history.

Why we like it

Take to the Aegean waters in an elegant and modern motor yacht and island-hop without needing to check out and carry bags every few days. The calm, clear waters of southern Greece are dotted with charming islands which have captivating archaeological features and distinct landscapes, combined with a rich cultural variety. Spend relaxed days exploring the area, stopping at islands or coastal ports from where tours can be arranged or experience the local lifestyle at your own leisure.

Explore our suggested itinerary

  • Day 1

    Athens - Kea

  • Day 2

    Kea - Delos - Mykonos

  • Day 3


  • Day 4


  • Day 5

    Rethymnon - Kythira

  • Day 6

    Monemvasia - Nafplion

  • Day 7

    Nafplion - Hydra

  • Day 8

    Hydra - Pireaus

Day 1

Athens - Kea

White washed houses, Kea, Greece

The low-slung villas are set into the steep hillside are made from local rust-coloured stone and this provides the perfect atmosphere for an evening walk through the narrow streets amongst the traditional, white villas.

Day 2

Kea - Delos - Mykonos

Archaeological Site, Delos, Greece

Delos is a small island in the Aegean Sea, situated just a few miles away from Mykonos. The island is host to many remains from the Archaic, the Classical and the Hellenistic periods.

Day 3


Window View, Santorini, Greece

Fira is the capital of Santorini, perched on the edge of a 260m high cliff which offers amazing panoramic views of the submerged volcano.

Day 4


Rethymnon Harbour, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece

Spend the afternoon and evening exploring the picturesque town, including the main town of Chora which is home to the beautiful Venetian castle.

Day 5

Rethymnon - Kythira

Kythira Port, The Harmony V, Kythira, Greece

Kythira is a rugged and mountainous island with valleys sweeping down into the sea, forming beautiful beaches.

Day 6

Monemvasia - Nafplion

Nafplion is home to interesting architecture with medieval castles, Ottoman fountains and Venetian buildings.

Day 7

Nafplion - Hydra

Hydra Harbour, Hydra, Greece

Wander through the quaint cobblestone streets or hike the island’s rural trails past olive groves and flocks of sheep.

Day 8

Hydra - Pireaus

Acropolis of Athens, Greece

The final destination of Marina Zea, Athens.

Our travel experts can tailor this itinerary to suit you.

Kythira Port, The Harmony V, Kythira, Greece
Kythira, Greece

On board Motor Yacht Harmony G

The yachts are intimate and small, with a maximum of 44 like-minded guests onboard. The Harmony G prides herself on her ample deck space and swimming platforms, not to mention both indoor and outdoor lounge and dining areas. Her experienced crew of 18 guests pride themselves on their hospitality. The yacht cruises through the Peloponnese which is home to historical treasures with the remarkable medieval fortressed towns of Monemvasia and Nafplion. Enjoy the cosmopolitan lifestyle of Mykonos. Marvel at the caldera of Santorini. Experience the lively port of Rethymnon and the picturesque port of Hydra, and the lesser-known gem of Kythira.

Hydra Harbour, Hydra, Greece
Hydra, Greece

The Donkeys of Hydra

Hydra has only two forms of transport; donkeys and boats. The law on Hydra prohibits cars, mopeds and bicycles so expect a peaceful and relaxed walk around this beautiful island. The island has a national historic monument status which protects the traditional architectural style.

Notice how the main town has been built amphitheatrically around the main harbour, with cobblestone streets winding along the coast. Stately mansions that were built in the eighteenth century in the Venetian style are surrounded by the islanders’ whitewashed homes. Wander through the quaint cobblestone streets or hike the island’s rural trails past olive groves and flocks of sheep.

Rethymnon Harbour, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
Rethymnon, Greece
Minoan Palaces in Knossos, Heraklion, Greece
Heraklion, Greece

Renaissance in Rethymnon

Rethymnon is situated on the North coast of Crete. The city has been described as “the best-preserved example of Renaissance domestic architecture found outside Italy.” Some 600 to 700 Venetian buildings, mostly houses, flank the narrow lanes.

The small port was of great strategic importance during the Venetian period, with the wall that was built in 1618 having been restored for today’s’ visitors. Interesting archaeological sites include the Rimondi fountain, which was built in 1626, situated in Platanos square and The Fortezza castle which was built in 1590 to protect the city.

The area is well known for the World Heritage Site of Knossos – the ancient Minoan palace and the surrounding city. The archaeological site of Knossos dates back to the Neolithic period.

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Island of Delos, Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos, Greece
Windmills at Sunset, Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos, Greece
Window View, Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos, Greece

Drop Anchor at Delos

Delos is a small island in the Aegean Sea, situated just a few miles away from Mykonos. The island is host to many remains from the Archaic, the Classical and the Hellenistic periods. The remains of a settlement that were found on top of Mt. Kinthos show that Delos has been inhabited since the 3rd millennium BC. There are four main areas of ancient ruins which make Delos a fascinating island to visit from the yacht, which will anchor at the bay before reaching Mykonos.

Mykonos provides a simple but stylish experience, with narrow marble streets and hidden churches amongst pretty white-washed houses. Along the lively waterfront, the Kazárma building can be found which was used as accommodation for the soldiers of Manto Mavrogenous, a heroine of the Greek revolution.




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Santorini, Greece
Santorini, Greece
Grace Hotel Santorini, Santorini, Greece
Grace Hotel Santorini, Santorini, Greece

Soak Up Santorini

You will never tire of the stunning caldera views as you approach Santorini from the water. The island is the supermodel of all the Greek Islands and can be instantly recognised around the world. For good reason. Soak up the atmosphere along the lively waterfront with fleets of fishing boats bobbing in the harbour.

The white-washed houses and blue-domed churches of the capital, Fira, are built into the cliff-side, which can be explored on foot through stepped streets. Come sundown, the island is a photographers paradise.

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We have been on trips all over the world and have chartered yachts many times. This was the best trip and experience we have ever enjoyed. The sights, the yacht, the crew, the food and beverage were top shelf all the time.

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