Between Peloponnese & the Floating City: Athens – Venice

Between Peloponnese & the Floating City: Athens – Venice

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Hydra: a true individual
Fishing boats and luxury yachts, galleries and donkeydrawn carts – on Hydra the past meets modern art, rustic charm and effortless style in a way that is truly unique. The entire small island, with its traditional merchants’ and captains’ houses, is listed as a heritage site. As cars are forbidden there, this little gem has a timeless feel that has been perfectly preserved.

Butrint: a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Visible from the island of Corfu, the ruined city of Butrint lies protected on a peninsula. Butrint is a kaleidoscope of Mediterranean history; as one of the trade centres of the ancient world, the city attracted numerous conquerors and travellers throughout the millennia. Excavations have unearthed theatres, temples and baths from the Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Venetian and Ottoman periods. Consequently in 1992 UNESCO declared Butrint a World Heritage Site.

The Florence of the South: Lecce
Lecce, situated on the heel of the Italian boot in the ruggedly romantic Apulia region, is considered one of the most beautiful towns in southern Italy. Thanks to a special form of tuff stone, the town evolved into a splendid baroque city with its richly decorated facades gleaming in white and gold. In Otranto there is no better way to see out the day than with a stroll through the lively old town.

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Between Peloponnese & the Floating City: Athens – Venice
Vessel Type: Tall Ship (Sailing) Length: 109 metres Passenger Capacity: 64 Built / refurbished: 1931 / 2011 Sea Cloud is a ship with a soul, imbued by the original owners, Marjorie Merriweather Post and her husband E.F. Hutton in the 1930’s. The ship has played host to royalty, known service in wartime, and sailed the world over. She is a vessel of incomparable grace that harks back to the golden age of ship travel. Once you’ve been on Sea Cloud under full sail, you’ll begin your own love affair. Welcome aboard a legend Sea Cloud accommodates 58 guests in 28 outside cabins including two original owner’s suites that still feature original marble baths and fireplaces. At 360 feet she is an expansive ship with extensive public spaces on the top deck, where we luxuriate in deck chairs and watch the crew of 18 go aloft in the web of riggings to hand-set her 30 sails. Her dining room is hung with marine oil paintings of the period and accommodates all guests at once for a single seating. We’ll gather in the lounge each evening for Recap. Life aboard is a uniquely pleasing mix of elegance and informality—a return to the golden age of sailing in shorts and deck shoes. You’ll find all shipboard services impeccable.  Discover the romance of tall ship sailingExperience something many people don’t know exists in the 21st century—the romance of life under square sails. Discover the thrill of standing on deck as Sea Cloud gently glides through the water, her crew aloft in the riggings, running out and reefing sails. Settle in to your favorite areas on the top deck and bask in the incomparable experience of traveling aboard the finest tall ship to ever sail the seas. Lose yourself in an adventure that, in this day and age, is almost unimaginable. Please note deck and suite plans are indicative only and may vary slightly.


Day 1 - Day 1 Athens (Piraeus)/Greece
Day 2 - Day 2 Hydra/Greece
Day 3 - Day 3 Elafonisos/Greece
Day 4 - Day 4 Zakynthos/Greece
Day 5 - Day 5 Saranda/Albania
Day 6 - Day 6 Otranto/Italy
Day 7 - Day 7 Otranto/Italy
Day 8 - Day 8 Dubrovnik/Croatia
Day 9 - Day 9 At sea
Day 10 - Day 10 Rovinj/Croatia
Day 11 - Day 11 Venice/Italy
Day 12 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

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    • Hydra: a true individual
    • Butrint: a UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • The Florence of the South: Lecce
    • A lecturer accompanies the trip