Days 1 & 2 - Athens
Day 3 - Epidaurus
Day 4 - Nafplion
Day 5 - Mycenae/Monemvassia
Day 6 - Gythion (Mani Peninsula)
Day 7 - Pylos
Day 8 - Katakolon/Olympia
Day 9 - Itea/Delphi/Corinth Canal
Day 10 - Return Flight

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Ancient Greece of the Olympics - 2024

Sail on a small ship, full circle around the Peloponnese, from Athens to ancient Epidaurus, old-world Nafplion, medieval Monemvasia, Olympian relics of Gods and games, and the Delphic Oracle

Embark on a voyage of discovery aboard the elegant, intimate, and spacious, yacht MS Galileo, sailing from the magnificent monuments of Athens. Accompanied on the cruise by a knowledgeable lecturer, this is a journey through myths, legends and history; set across a landscape of coasts and mountains; and played out in the astonishing acoustics of Epidaurus amphitheatre, Nafplion’s trio of fortresses, the castle-crowned town of Monemvasia, and the caves and beguiling villages of the Mani Peninsula.

Key Features

Cruise and Cultural Tour
Small Ship Sailing
5 UNESCO Heritage Sites
Excursions Included
On Board Lecturer
Historic Vessel

Special Event

On Board Lecturer

Eugenia Alexiou was born in Athens. She studied Archaeology and Art History in the National University of Athens and hold a Master on Byzantine Art. Her real ‘passion’ is  Prehistoric Aegean civilization since she participated in the excavations on Santorini island, one of the most important sites of Bronze Age and amongst the greatest excavations in Greece.

Day 1 Fly to Athens for two nights at the 4-star Amalia Hotel Athens.

Day 2 Visit the Acropolis, viewing the Parthenon, Erectheum, theatre of Herod Atticus and the new Acropolis Museum. (B)

Day 3 Morning free, perhaps visit the National Archaeological Museum. Transfer to the MS Galileo for seven nights. Cruise to Epidaurus. (B, D)

Day 4 Visit ancient (Palaia) Epidaurus, reputedly the birthplace of Apollo’s son Asclepius, famed for its ancient theatre. Sail to Nafplion, a treasure of Venetian charm and Ottoman seductiveness. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Walking tour through the narrow network of streets of Nafplion. Travel to Mycenae, which Homer called ‘rich in gold,’ visit the Lion’s Gate, Palace, Agamemnon Tomb and museum. Sail to Monemvassia and on to Gythion. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Visit the Mani Peninsula, a region of underground lakes and rivers. Explore Cape Tenaro, the Diros caves with its spectacular stalactites and stalagmites and Areopolis. Overnight sailing to Pylos. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Visit Pylos, a large bay on the west coast. Occupied since the Bronze Age, the site is dominated by Nestor’s palace, the best preserved existing Mycenaean palace from the Bronze Age. Visit the superb archaeological museum in Hora. Overnight sailing to Katakolon. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Travel to Olympia. Revered as the birthplace of the Olympic games, the greatest Pan-Hellenic sanctuary for the worship of Zeus. Visit the ancient stadium, temples of Zeus and Hera and museum of History of the Olympic Games. Sail for Itea in the Gulf of Corinth. (B, L, D)

Day 9 Visit of Delphi, the premier site for the worship of the god Apollo and its museum. Cross the Corinth Canal and sail to Marina Zea, Athens, for overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 10 Return flight. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner


Excursions are on foot and partly over uneven ground with some inclines. 
The programme may be altered due to navigational factors with locks, water levels or congestion at certain sites.


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per person in a twin room/Category C cabin
British Airways from Heathrow

Date Price
March 27 £3495
April 10 £3295
October 23 £3345
October 30 £3395
No Single Supplement

(limited dates/availability)

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

(limited availability)

Mar 27, Apr 10 & Oct 30

Single supplement £1045

Cabin Upgrades

Cat. B cabin (twin/double) £595
Cat. B (double for sole use) £1395

Cat. A cabin (twin/double) £1295
Cat. A (double for sole use) £1890

Flight Options

British Airways Club Europe - On request

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Arrival or departure transfer add £45

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, all port charges, 2 nights’ hotel and 7-night cruise, transfers, breakfast daily, 6 lunches and 7 dinners, cruise director, local expert guides and representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

A hotel tax is payable locally upon check-in, currently €3 per room per night.

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