Voyage Overview

Athens (Piraeus) to Istanbul

09/07/2013 - 09/13/2013

6 Days

SeaDream I

Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Sep 07, 2013 Athens (Piraeus) Morning Evening
Sep 08, 2013 Skopelos Island Morning Morning
Sep 08, 2013 Skiathos Mid-day Late evening
Sep 09, 2013 Volos Morning Evening
Sep 10, 2013 Mount Athos - Scenic Navigation Early Morning Morning
Sep 10, 2013 Thassos Island Morning Evening
Sep 11, 2013 Kavala Mid-day Late evening
Sep 12, 2013 Kepez (Troy & Gallipoli) Morning Evening
Sep 13, 2013 Istanbul Morning Evening

Ports

  • Athens (Piraeus)

    Athens is the capital as well as the largest city in Greece. It is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years. The heritage of the classical era is still evident in the city, represented by a number of ancient monuments and works of art, the most famous of all being the Parthenon. Athens is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery. SeaDream will embark guests from the port of Piraeus. Should you desire a private arrangement, transfer, or other local service, please see the Land Adventures tab for our destination specialists information.

  • Skopelos Island

    Skopelos and Skiathos are part of the Sporades island group. Greener and less crowded than the Cyclades islands further south. The producers of the movie "Mama Mia" filmed the movie on these two islands. Weather permitting, we will sail by the headland with the wedding chapel shown in the movie.

  • Skiathos

    A green island with 65 beaches. The beach scenes in "Mama Mia" were filmed here. We anchor off the attractive Skiathos Town.

  • Volos

    Volos lies at the foot of Mt. Pelion with its forests and traditional villages. We dock on the bustling waterfront to offer our guests the opportunity to visit the incredible Monasteries of Meteora. You know the ones featured in the James Bond film "For Your Eyes Only". This is a “must do” opportunity. Meteora is one of the most imposing sights in mainland Greece. Giant rocks in bizarre shapes, ranging in height from 100 to 150 meters with monasteries built on top of these interesting 14th century formations. Volos itself is one of the largest and most attractive cities in Greece as well as one of the country’s most prominent ports.

  • Mount Athos - Scenic Navigation

    We sail by the southern tip of Mount Athos, which has been a Greek Orthodox spiritual center since 1054. Monasteries and chapels cling to the steep mountainsides.

  • Thassos Island

    Thassos is a Greek island in the northern Aegean Sea. It lies just off the coast of Thrace and geographically part of Macedonia. It is the 12th largest and northernmost Greek island. It is considered by many as one of the most beautiful cities in Macedonia. You may have heard it referred as the "Green Island of Greece", famous for its clean beaches, tasty wine and snow white marble which it exports to the whole world. A popular holiday destination for Greeks, but little known outside of the country. We are very hopeful to arrange a beach party on Thassos.in the not too distant future.

  • Kavala

    Kavala is a city in northern Greece and is the principal seaport of eastern Macedonia and the capital of the Kavala region. It is situated on the Bay of Kavala, across from the island of Thasos. The city is amphitheatrically built on the slopes of Mt. Symvolo and forms one of the most picturesque cities in Greece. SeaDream docks in this picturesque harbor with its brightly colored fishing caiques moored along the waterfront. Among the city's impressive landmarks are the old walls and the Byzantine castle towering above the harbor. Land Adventures will visit Philippi, established by Macedonian king Philip II, father of Alexander the Great.

  • Kepez (Troy & Gallipoli)

    Kepez is a seaside town in the Canakkale Province in Turkey. From Kepez SeaDream offers a unique Land Adventure to the ruins of the ancient city of Troy (Unesco Heritage Site). The movie starring Brad Pit although filmed in Malta has the actual Trojan Horse in Canakkale. Another “don’t miss” option would be to visit perhaps the most moving site in all of Turkey: Anzac Cove and the World War I battlefields of Gallipoli. We recommend that you make time and visit this hauntingly beautiful area where for more than nine months (1915-16) Allied and Turkish troops faced one another in one of the world's most tragic battles to gain control of this most important waterway " the Dardanelles.

  • Istanbul

    Istanbul historically known as Constantinople is the largest city in Turkey and 5th largest city proper in the world with a population of over 14 million, also making it the second largest metropolitan area in Europe by population. Istanbul was selected as a European Capital of Culture for 2010. Historic areas of the city were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985. Istanbul is a transcontinental city, straddling the Bosporus, one of the world's busiest waterways in northwestern Turkey. It is situated between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its commercial and historical center lies in Europe, while a third of its population lives in Asia. SeaDream calls to this wonderful destination both as an embarkation point and a destination offering several land adventures. Please check the Land Adventures tab for all of the possibilities as well as embarkation and transfer information.


Suites & Staterooms

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Owner's Suite

Book Today & Save Fare: $ 9,839

Brochure Fare: $ 19,750

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Admiral Suite

Book Today & Save Fare: $ 8,659

Brochure Fare: $ 19,000

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Commodore Suite Deck 3

Book Today & Save Fare: $ 7,919

Brochure Fare: $ 16,800

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Commodore Suite Deck 2

Book Today & Save Fare: $ 7,039

Brochure Fare: $ 15,800

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Yacht Club Deck 4 Stateroom

Book Today & Save Fare: $ 4,919

Brochure Fare: $ 8,900

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Yacht Club Deck 3 Stateroom

Book Today & Save Fare: $ 4,399

Brochure Fare: $ 8,400

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Yacht Club Deck 2 Stateroom

Book Today & Save Fare: $ 3,999

Brochure Fare: $ 7,900

Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees: $441 per guest

Please Note: Fares are capacity controlled and may change without notice. The fares are per person based on double occupancy. Single and third person rates are also available. SeaDream Yacht Club strongly recommends that all guests purchase travel insurance.


Yachting Land Adventures & Activities

  • Athens (Piraeus) - Embarkation information Piraeus (Athens), Greece

    Description

    The yacht is scheduled to be docked at Piraeus Main Port "Passenger Terminal" 10, Akti Miaouli Street, Piraeus. Passenger Terminal is located close to St. Nicolas church and behind Piraeus Port Authorities exhibition center. Port Agent Information Scandinavian Near East Agency S.A 35 - 39 Akti Miaouli P.O. Box 80010 - 80012 GR 185 – 10 Piraeus Greece Phone: (+30) 210 4586 300 Fax: (+30) 210 4292 086 E-Mail: info@sneal.gr Distance Airport to Port Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport to Piraeus Port, Distance = 25 Miles.

    Notes

    Embarkation Information We regret that in order to perform the necessary maintenance, the yacht cannot accept guests prior to the scheduled 2 pm embarkation time. Travel Documents All guests must be in possession of a valid passport, necessary visas and health documents as required by all countries visited. These travel documents are the responsibility of the individual guest.

    Duration

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    Price

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  • Athens (Piraeus) - The Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum

    Description

    This Land Adventure is perfect for first time visitors as you will get acquainted with the city’s most important highlights, the famous Acropolis site and the most impressive New Acropolis Museum. Athens is renowned as one of the greatest cities of the ancient world and the birthplace of western civilization. For first-time visitors this excursion is an ideal introduction to this city's splendid highlights. During your drive through the city, you will pass some of the most important sites of Athens such as Constitution Square, the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, the Temple of Zeus, the Royal Palace and the Olympic Stadium. Acropolis, one of the most photographed and recognizable hills in the entire world, dates from the 5th century B.C., when Athens set the tone for civilization in Europe. On the sacred rock of the Acropolis the monuments date from the prehistoric period to the end of antiquity. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you will walk up the uneven footpath leading to the summit. Sights include the Propylaea, the Temple of Apteros Niki, the Erectheum and the architectural triumph of the Parthenon. Following your visit to Acropolis you will walk aprx 200 mts to the New Acropolis Museum. The New Acropolis Museum which is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. The museum was built in order to house every artifact found on the rock and on its feet, covering a large period of time, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. The museum was founded in 2003 while the Organisation of the Museum was established in 2008. Finally, it opened to public on June 21, 2009. Nearly 4,000 objects are exhibited over an area of 14,000 square meters. Board your motorcoach for the drive back to Piraeus and your SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    5

    Price

    149 (USD)

  • Athens (Piraeus) - Mountain Biking on Hymettus

    Description

    Ride your mountain bike and follow the beautiful tracks on the slopes of Mount Hymettus while enjoying nature, fresh air and panoramic views of Athens city and its suburbs. Due to Greece being a mountainous country and offering ideal weather conditions, this mountain biking has become particularly popular among Greek people. There are many areas around Athens where mountain biking can take place. Specific trails can be found in Mount Hymettus where one can enjoy cycling in nature. Experienced mountain bike cyclists will guide you through beautiful tracks on the slopes of Mount Hymettus while from some parts you will be able to view Athens city from afar.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    3

    Price

    229 (USD)

  • Athens (Piraeus) - The Flavors of Athens

    Description

    Discover the secret places of Athens city and get familiar with the typical Greek flavors while enjoying a relaxing and fun walk in its colorful streets. Taking this Land Adventure, you will have the chance to discover places in Athens which are known only by the locals and also get familiar with typical Greek flavors during a relaxing and fun walk. Beginning your walk in the centre of Athens, your first stop will be one of the oldest a traditional pastry shop where you will taste “loukoumades” a traditional fried dough sweet with honey syrup and cinnamon. Continuing your walk you will stop at town’s oldest bakery to taste its cruller, wheel-shaped bread with sesame, a very common delicacy sold every morning outdoor by local vendors in all parts of Athens. The Central open-air Market of Athens will be your next visit where one can find local products of very good quality. Now it’s time to taste the famous Greek liquor “Ouzo” at a traditional liquor store with the typical Greek snacks known as “mezedes”. Your Adventure would not be complete without the chance to taste the most famous Greek snack “ Souvlaki” (gyros wrapped in pita bread) at the well known area of Monastiraki square. Full of flavors and images you will return to the pier and your SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    3.5

    Price

    199 (USD)

  • Athens (Piraeus) - Amazing aerial views of Athens

    Description

    Enjoy amazing aerial views of Athens and its landmarks. Departing Piraeus port you will pass by the Zea and Microlimano marinas, and after approximately 30 minutes driving, you will arrive at Agios Kosmas helipad where you will board your private helicopter. During the guided sightseeing tour you will have the opportunity to observe from the top the Historical Center of Athens, the Acropolis, the Lycabettus Hill and the Kallimarmaro Old Marble Stadium. After the approximately 30 minute flight you will be landed again at Agios Kosmas helipad where your private vehicle will wait you for your return to Piraeus and your SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Price is based on 6 articipants.

    Duration

    1.5

    Price

    699 (USD)

  • Istanbul - Embarkation Information – VISA – Istanbul, Turkey

    Description

    The yacht is scheduled to be docked at Istanbul Cruise Ship Port, Karakoy Pier or Salizpazari Pier. Port Agent Information: Inchcape Shipping Services Turkey Address : Rihtim Cad. Yuva sok. Osman balkan Is hani No1 kat 4 Karakoy 34425 Istanbul / Turkey Phone :+ 90 212 2491708 / Fax:+ 90 212 2513173 / Mr. Kadir Kaya - Managing Director Mobile : +90 530 8290331 / Email : Kadir.kaya@iss-shipping.com - Distance Airport to Port: Istanbul Airport to Istanbul Port, Distance = 13 Miles. Travel Documents: All guests must be in possession of a valid passport, necessary visas and health documents as required by all countries visited. These travel documents are the responsibility of the individual guest. VISA REQUIREMENTS: Visa requirements entering Turkey have recently changed. It is the sole responsibility of the guests to adhere to all required travel documentation. For all voyages embarking or finishing in a Turkish port of call, guests may need to obtain an e-visa. Please see “ https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/ ” for more information. In most cases, you can secure your e-visa in a few minutes on line.

    Notes

    Guests must keep the hard copy of the e-visa form in their possession as the imnspecting officer may ask to provide this documentation at the airport and/or seaport during immigration entrance and exit formalities.

    Duration

    N/A

    Price

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  • Istanbul - Hotel Options - Istanbul

    Description

    SeaDream's View: Located on the European shores of the Bosporus, the Hotel and Ottoman Palace right next to it offer an unbelievable panoramic setting and views. The hotel facilities and services are some of the finest in the world. 284 rooms+31 suites " Our favorites are the 36 Grand Deluxe View Rooms that offer stunning and expansive views of the Bosporus. Caution - you may not want you to leave your room. Don't forget to visit their web site for more information and photos. For convenient one-stop hotel and transfer bookings, please contact: "SeaSong" via e-mail: fedorko@seasong.com, telephone: +90 212 292 8555 or fax: +90 212 292 8561

    Notes

    Address: Ciragan Caddesi 32 Besiktas, 34349 Istanbul, Turkey Phone: +90 212 326 46 46 Fax: +90 212 259 66 87 Site: http://www.ciragan-palace.com/

    Duration

    Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul

    Price

    TBA (USD)

  • Istanbul - Transfers / Pre and Post / Accommodations / Private Arrangements

    Description

    Our Destination Specialists “SeaSong Tours” have prepared pre and post voyage options for your consideration. Please check http://www.seasong.com/prepost_istanbul.htm For more information. They are also happy to arrange your transfers, hotels and any personalized adventure for you. Please e-mail seasong@seasong.com or fedorko@seasong.com / Phone: (+90) 212 292 8555

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  • Kepez (Troy & Gallipoli) - Ancient Troy

    Description

    This Yachting Land Adventure explores one of the most famous ancient sites in the world: legendary Troy. The name Troy refers both to the remains of a Bronze Age fortress at Hisarlik Hill near the entrance of the Dardanelles, and the legendary city of King Priam that was destroyed by Acheans in the Trojan War. The hill is associated with the sagas of the Trojan War and its description by Homer (750 BC) in his two epic poems "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey." Archaeological digs have revealed nine cities and various ruins of the city walls, typical house foundations, a temple and a theater. There is also a symbolic "Wooden Horse" near the site. Next to the entrance of the site you can see a small museum, where samples of the pottery work and finds from the east gate of Troy V, Temple of Athena, the Roman Theater and senate building are on display. After a short break outside of the Troy, you will drive back to the Archaeological Museum of Canakkale City. The archaeological museum houses many objects distributed in 5 different halls; Canakkale ceramics from 17th century to 20th centuries showing the city as one of the most important cities of ceramic production during the Ottoman Empire. View chest of drawers from the 19th century used in the oldest mansions of Canakkale indicating the best samples of wooden workmanship of the era, tomb steles from Kyzikos in Mysia and ancient towns of Troas region, many findings from Troy, arts discovered in Can and Yenice tumulus dating from Hellenistic period, findings from the ruins of Dardanos tumulus from 6th and 2nd centuries BC, and sculptural and architectural findings from Assos (Behramkale) and Gulpinar (Apollon Smintheion Holy Area). At the end of the visits, return to Kepez Port to rejoin the yacht.

    Notes

    Please wear comfortable walking shoes. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Additional land adventures and/or updated information, pricing and departure times will be sent to our guests with their documents - issued approximately 30 days prior to embarkation. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    3

    Price

    139 (USD)

  • Kepez (Troy & Gallipoli) - The Battlefields of Gallipoli

    Description

    On this adventure you have the opportunity to pay a visit to perhaps the most moving site in all of Turkey: The Anzac Cove and the World War I battlefields of Gallipoli. We recommend that you make time and visit this hauntingly beautiful area where for more than nine months (1915-16) Allied and Turkish troops faced one another in one of the world's most tragic battles to gain control of this most important waterway the Dardanelles. In order to enhance your visit and understanding of the events we are bringing in some of the most knowledgeable guides all the way from Istanbul. Start your visit with anticipation as you cross from our pier on the Asian side to the European side of the Dardanelles by local ferry and come ashore where the ill-fated Allied landing was supposed to have been made. To honor the 500,000 soldiers who lost their lives at Gelibolu (Gallipoli), the peninsula was turned into the Gelibolu Historic National Park. The area includes memorial monuments, the Ariburnu Cliffs and Tuz Lake. The natural beauty of the green hills, sandy beaches and blue waters provides a fitting resting place to those who bravely fought and died in this historic battle of World War I. One of our favorite visits is to Chunuk Bair where you enjoy a special moment as you not only soak in the beautiful views of the peninsula but also look into the actual trenches where the soldiers watched out over the cliffs. Just close your eyes and try to image... Your fist visit will be the Ari Burnu Cemetery and North Beach on the Anzac Cove, the landing place of Australian & New Zealand army crops. Continue with a drive up to the Chunuk Bair, where you will visit the Lone Pine Australian Memorial and view the Johnston's Jolly Cemetery on route. You will see the trenches & tunnels of the battlefields and the New Zealand Memorial Monument on the top of the Chunuk Bair, which was one of the two targets that planned to capture on attack where Turkish defenders and soldiers of New Zealand & Britain fought closely. You will also have a panoramic view to Suvla Bay where there was a large and ideal location for the landing of additional troops during the war. Following this moving lesson of human history, re-board the local boat for the return to Kepez and SeaDream.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All tours in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the tours will be offered for all of the calls and departure times are subject to change. Additional tours and/or updated information, pricing and departure times will be sent to our guests with their documentation issued approximately 30 days prior to embarkation, under the "Yachting Land Adventures" tab.

    Duration

    5

    Price

    169 (USD)

  • Thassos Island - Thassos Walking Adventure

    Description

    This SeaDream walking adventure will give you the opportunity to visit 3 of the most important sites of Thassos town walking around its small picturesque streets. Thasos is an attractive island with beautiful beaches and an ideal landscape. It is perfect for a peaceful and relaxing holiday. Your land adventure of Thasos starts from Limenas, the capital of the island. After 10 minutes you will reach the Archaeological Museum of the island. It has been built near the ancient agora, on the small port, and displays various findings from Thasos such as potteries, statues & terracotta figurines. But the most impressive exhibit is the colossal kouros holding a ram offering from the Archaic era. Many other Artifacts date from the Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman era. Your next visit is the Ancient Agora; the Agora was the commercial and cultural center of the city where locals and foreigners met for business transactions and leisure. To the north of the agora, you will see the ruins of the ancient temple of Dionysos that dates back to the 4th Century B. C. Following the visits at the Museum & Agora you will then walk 70 flat steps to the Ancient Theatre of Thassos. The Ancient Theatre is built inside a natural cavity in the hill and leaning against the wall according to Hippocrates it must have been built here as early as the 5th century B.C. A whole pillar and various other sections of the forestage are saved to this day. Those years the theatre was used for theatrical and musical performances. Later in the Roman era, the orchestra pit and the edolia (rows of seats) were renovated. On several seats, one can still see inscribed names, which indicates that people used to reserve their seats. At the end of your visit, you will have free time to admire the great views of Thassos town before you start walking downhill to Thassos pier and your tender to SeaDream.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    3.15

    Price

    59 (USD)

  • Kavala - Kavala Panorama and Estate Wine

    Description

    Enjoy and relax at the Wine Art Estate tasting the various wines produced in its well known winery. With this SeaDream Land Adventure, you will enjoy and relax as you taste some unique wines at a beautiful estate. Board your motorcoach for a 60 minute drive to Mikrochori village, just outside of Drama town where you will visit the elegant modern winery of Wine Art Estate. During your drive you will pass by the archaeological site of Philippi where certain parts of the ancient site can be viewed from a distance. The first section of the establishment was built in 1998 and in 2007 an adjacent building was built on the other side of the road. The two sections of the winery are connected by an underground tunnel, which houses the cellars. With a covered area of 3000 m² (32,300 sq ft), both on and underground, it has a production capacity of 300.000 bottles. The Wine Art Estate is a member of the Wine Producers Association of the Northern Greece Vineyard (ΕΝΟΑΒΕ), and an active supporter of the Wine Roads of Northern Greece, a pioneering program of cultural oenotourism, developed by the wine-makers of Northern Greece. Your visit includes a guided overview of the production areas and underground cellars, and finishes in the brand new wine-tasting room, where you will taste 3 different locally produced wines. After your visit at the winery board your coach for your return way to the pier. On the way to Kavala you will pass by Agios Sillas Mountain where you will have a short photo stop to admire the panoramic views of Kavala city.

    Notes

    It is recommended that guests wear flat, comfortable shoes

    Duration

    3.5

    Price

    98 (USD)

  • Kavala - The Archeological Site of Philippi

    Description

    Visit Philippi site, the most important archaeological site of eastern Macedonia. From the pier you will meet your licensed guide and board your motorcoach for a 30 minute drive to Philippi which is the most important archaeological site of eastern Macedonia with characteristic monuments of the Hellenistic, Roman and Early Christian periods. The history of the site of Philippi begins in 360-359 B.C. when the colonists from Thasos founded the first city, called Krenides. In 356 B.C. the city was endangered by the Thacians and it turned to King Philip II for support. Philip had already foreseen the economic and strategic importance of the city, so he conquered it, he fortified it and he renamed it after himself (Philippi). After the battle of Philippi, in 42 B.C., the city became a Roman colony. A landmark in the history of Philippi was the year A.D 49 or 50, when Apostle Paul visited the city and established there the first Christian Church of Europe. This made Philippi a metropolis of Christianity. During the Byzantine period (A.D. 963-969) the walls of the city were reconstructed and at the same time the towers and the wall of the acropolis were built. The excavations on the site of Philippi began in 1914 by the French School of Archaeology at Athens. After the Second World War, excavations were resumed by the Greek Archaeological Service and the Archaeological Society. Nowadays, the archaeological exploitation of the site is carried out by the Archaeological Service, the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki and the French School of Archaeology at Athens. Most of the monuments in the archaeological site of Philippi have been restored. A project for the restoration and the preservation of the ancient theatre is now in progress in the frame of the European program of 1994 "Historical monuments and places of spectacle". After your visit, re-board your motorcoach and drive back to the Kavala pier and your SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    It is recommended that guests wear flat, comfortable shoes

    Duration

    2:45

    Price

    89 (USD)

  • Volos - The Spectacular Meteora Monasteries

    Description

    Meteora is one of the most imposing sights in mainland Greece. Giant rocks in bizarre shapes, ranging in height from 100 to 150 meters. You leave the port of Volos to head Northwest crossing the agricultural plain of Thessaly. Passing provincial towns such as Larissa, Trikala and Kalambaka, you reach the extraordinary "monasteries in the air" of the Meteora. Does anyone remember the James Bond movie that was filmed at Meteora? You guessed it was For Your Eyes Only directed by John Glen and starred Roger Moore. Once a monastic community with 24 monasteries, Meteora now consists of only five active ones. They were first built in the 14th century by monks who searched for a place where they could be isolated and pray undisturbed from the rest of the world. Until 1920 most of the Meteora monasteries could only be reached by getting into a net and hauled up by a rope. Fortunately, steps were cut afterwards to all of the monasteries. You and your fellow SeaDream guests will visit the Varlaam monastery, one of the earliest and most beautiful in the valley, and the majestic Monastery of the Transfiguration (or else the Great Meteora), which is the highest of all. In both monasteries you can admire superb icons, unique mosaics and frescoes, old manuscripts, exceptional domed roofs as well as breathtaking views of the other monasteries and the surrounding area. After your visit to the monasteries, you will proceed to a local restaurant at the area of Kalambaka for lunch. After lunch and via the same road, passing Trikala and Larrisa, you return to the port of Volos and your SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    9

    Price

    159 (USD)

  • Volos - Villages at the Home of Centaurs–Mount Pelion

    Description

    Mount Pelion was the place where the ancient Greek gods and heroes were entertained. The home of the Centaurs according to Greek mythology. Once you visit its picturesque villages, 24 in total, you can easily understand why this place was chosen by the gods. The villages are spread out along the slopes, among chestnut and apple trees and gurgling crystal waters and most of the villages have remained untouched over the centuries and the architecture of their homes is unique. After a 30 minute drive from the Volos port you will arrive at the colorful, fertile village of Portaria with its stone houses built on the mountainside. After Portaria is the picturesque village of Makrinitsa, perhaps the most beautiful village in Pelion and one of the prettiest in Greece. You may stroll around the traditional houses, the old churches and the little shops with local delicacies. Afterwards you can rest and have a cup of coffee in the most impressive central square, under the shade of the plane trees. Apart from the view offered from here, which is majestic, you may also admire the frescoes painted by the famous painter Theophilos in one of the cafes in the square. Filled with unrivalled images you shall return to the port of Volos and your SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    3

    Price

    109 (USD)

  • Skiathos - Exploring Skiathos Hidden Tracks

    Description

    Skiathos is the ideal island for hikers offering more than 20 hiking routes which can satisfy even the most demanding hiker. Board your coach for a 5km drive to reach Evangelistrias Monastery. Following a short visit of the 17th century Monastery follow your experienced hiking escort to a 7 kms hiking exploration through lush landscapes admiring wonderful sea views to Skopelos and Alonissos islands. You shall have time to rest and enjoy a small picnic with snacks and refreshments at the beautiful surroundings of St. Charalambos Monastery. At the end of your hiking exploration you will board your coach again for a short drive to the port.

    Notes

    Please wear flat and comfortable walking shoes. You may also want to take some extra water from the gangway for the hike. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    4

    Price

    89 (USD)

  • Skiathos - Beach Transfer to Koukounaries

    Description

    Departing from the pier, you will enjoy a short ride of approximately 15 minutes to the beach of Koukounaries. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, shaped like a horseshoe with golden sands surrounded by lofty and deep green pine trees. Behind the pine tree grove there is a lake, thus making the site one of rare beauty. Relax and enjoy the sea and the sun before you board your coach again for your return drive to the pier.

    Notes

    Please bring a SeaDream Towel from the gangway and a bottle of water along with your sunscreen and sunglasses. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    4

    Price

    69 (USD)

Prices are per person, in USD. Duration is in hours.


Testimonials

... we were again thrilled and enjoyed the same high as was the case in both previous sails. Peter & Liz CulnaneBrisbane, Australia
Excellent Chef – nice choices & variety. Mr & Mrs Joseph HoaglandBrussels, Belgium