Voyage Overview

Athens (Piraeus) to Athens (Piraeus)

07/11/2015 - 07/18/2015

7 Days

SeaDream II

Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Jul 11, 2015 Athens (Piraeus) 2 PM - 4 PM (Embarkation) Evening
Jul 12, 2015 Hydra Morning Evening
Jul 13, 2015 Santorini Morning Evening
Jul 14, 2015 Parikia, Paros Morning Evening
Jul 15, 2015 Patmos Morning Late evening
Jul 16, 2015 Kusadasi (Ephesus) Morning Evening
Jul 17, 2015 Mykonos Morning Evening
Jul 18, 2015 Athens (Piraeus) Morning 8 AM - 10 AM (Disembarkation)

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.

  • Hydra

    There is one main town on Hydra, known simply as "Hydra port". It consists of a crescent-shaped harbor, around which is centered a strand of restaurants, shops, markets, and galleries that cater to tourists and locals (Hydriots). Steep stone streets lead up and outwards from the harbor area. The charm of Hydra town certainly lies in her rich history, beautiful port and waterfront unspoiled by motorized vehicles. The island offers a rugged charm and some spectacular scenes, and makes the perfect place for some self-exploration.

  • Santorini

    Santorini also known as Thera is a volcanic island located in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km (120 mi) southeast from Greece's mainland. Santorini is essentially what remains of an enormous volcanic explosion, destroying the earliest settlements on what was formerly a single island, and leading to the creation of the current geological caldera.

  • Parikia, Paros

    Paros is an island of Greece in the central Aegean Cyclades group. With the popularity and sometimes overcrowding at Santorini and Mykonos, Paros offers a quieter, unspoiled Cyclades option. Historically, Paros was once known for its fine white marble, which gave rise to the term "Parian" to describe marble or china of similar qualities. Some consider Paros the most beautiful in this island group – you be the judge! It has beautiful beaches and charming villages. Most visitors make an effort to see the famous Church of Ekatontapyliani (Our lady of a Hundred Doors). This church is the holy place of Paros and is linked to the history and myths of Byzantium. Tradition and history state that the church began life in the reign of Constantine the Great (280 - 337 A.D.) or Justinian (527 - 565). After its restoration in 1959, this church, the brightest jewel in the crown of Orthodoxy in the Aegean, became the third most important Christian building in Greece, after the Panayia Akheiropoietos and St. Demetrios in Thessaloniki.

  • Patmos

    Patmos is a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea within the Dodecanese group of islands. It has a population of 3,000 and an area of 34 sq. km. This destination is recognized worldwide as The Jerusalem of the Aegean. This is a sacred island for it is believed to be the place where Saint John wrote the Book of Revelations. Patmos is an ideal destination for nature lovers thanks to its lace-like coastline, sheer cliffs, beautiful beaches and volcanic soil. It has been designated as a “Holy Island” by the Greek Parliament in 1981 as well as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. SeaDream has the option to anchor in the bay or dock in front of the old town. Most guests will participate in the land adventure to the cave of the apocalypse and the Monastery of St. John. Others may want to explore the village or follow the officers on a bike ride around the hilly island.

  • Kusadasi (Ephesus)

    Kusadasi is a resort town on Turkey's Aegean coast and the center of the seaside district of the same name in Aydin Province. Some visitors simply want to go shopping at the grand bazaar and see a carpet demonstration. Hopefully you have practiced your negotiating skills for these authentic copies, original reproductions as well as the real deal. Others will make time to see the Wonders of Ephesus. This comprehensive SeaDream Land Adventure includes a guided tour of the stunning archaeological site of Ephesus including the recently excavated Terrace Houses, but also adds a visit to the House of the Virgin Mary. For any traveler arriving to this region in Italy it simply can’t be missed!

  • Mykonos

    Mykonos is one of the most visited Greek Islands. It is part of the Cyclades group and lies between Tinos, Syros, Paros and Naxos. The island spans an area of 85.5 square kilometres (33.0 sq mi) and rises to an elevation of 341 metres (1,119 feet) at its highest point. Mykonos is so incredibly beautiful, it is not surprising that it has become one of the most desired destinations in the world. When you also add the cosmopolitan lifestyle, the sophisticated nightlife and the historic treasures of the nearby Unesco Awarded Delos you’ll have the recipe for an unforgettable holiday. SeaDream generally anchors just of the famous windmills and tenders directly to the old town. Guests have a few organized options including the Sacred Island of Delos, others may simply want to explore the island’s incredible beaches, boutiques, clubs and churches independently.


Suites & Staterooms

Owner's Suite

Book Today & Save Fare: $ 13,099*

Brochure Fare: $ 22,250

Admiral Suite

Book Today & Save Fare: $ 11,799*

Brochure Fare: $ 21,500

Commodore Suite Deck 3

Book Today & Save Fare: $ 10,899*

Brochure Fare: $ 18,800

Commodore Suite Deck 2

Book Today & Save Fare: $ 9,199*

Brochure Fare: $ 17,800

Yacht Club Deck 4 Stateroom

Book Today & Save Fare: $ 6,599*

Brochure Fare: $ 9,900

Yacht Club Deck 3 Stateroom

Book Today & Save Fare: $ 5,899*

Brochure Fare: $ 9,400

Yacht Club Deck 2 Stateroom

Book Today & Save Fare: $ 5,199*

Brochure Fare: $ 8,900

*Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees: $427 per guest


Single Supplement for this voyage is 200% for Yacht Club Deck 2,3 and 4. For Commodore, Admiral and Owners Suite, a 200% single supplement rate applies.


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

    N/A

    Price

    N/A (USD)

  • 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)

  • Hydra - Hydra Exploration

    Description

    The charm of Hydra town certainly lies in her rich history, beautiful port and waterfront unspoiled by motorized vehicles, but the island itself offers a rugged charm and some spectacular scenes. Your adventure begins as you mount a donkey to explore the island views. As your sure-footed steed carries you along the narrow winding streets, pause to look at the architecture of the ship owners’ homes that line your path. Your first stop will be the Koundouriotis Mansion, one of the finest examples of the traditional 18th and 19th century architecture of Hydra. Built in 1780 by the ship owner Lazaros Koundouriotis, it now houses various items from the National Historical Museum of Athens, such as traditional costumes, jewelry, fine embroideries, pottery and wood-carvings. Continue on your ride to reach at a high vantage point the Monastery of St. Constantine and enjoy the breathtaking views of the entire harbor area. Inside the Monastery, an interesting collection of frescoes awaits. Leave your donkeys and walk down the narrow streets while stopping to admire the picturesque little alleys and the impressive Hydra mansions, offering great photographic opportunities. Upon your return to the port, visit the Church of the Dormitian, which houses splendid icons, chandeliers and other offerings from the wealthy seafarers of the island. It is even said one of the chandeliers was stolen from Louis XIV and given to the church. After your exploration, you will have ample time to shop, have lunch on the waterfront or return to the yacht for water sports.

    Notes

    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

    2,5

    Price

    99 (USD)

  • Hydra - Bisti Beach Transfer

    Description

    From the port of Hydra you will board a water taxi to Bisti Bay and Saint George church. Bisti is a fantastic beach which is renowned for its turquoise waters and its unique natural scenery. It is surrounded by a pine tree forest. You will have plenty of time for swimming and relaxing before you board your water taxi again for the return trip to the port where you can either explore the charming town or if you choose to, take the tender back to your SeaDream yacht for lunch.

    Notes

    Please bring your swimming suit, towel, sun hat and sun lotion. 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

    3

    Price

    79 (USD)

  • Santorini - Cycladic Cuisine - "Hands-On" Greek Cooking

    Description

    A renowned Greek chef will introduce you to the gastronomical culture and heritage of Santorini Island and teach you how the experts prepare the exquisite Greek cuisine. Starting from the Old port you will take the cable car up to Fira town where you will be met by your local guide. Together you will walk along the narrow cobblestone streets before you board your mini-bus for a drive to one of the most beautiful traditional settlements of the island, the village of Megalochori. Arriving at the village you will take a walk through the stone cobbled streets of the village admiring its impressive mansions before you reach the charming restaurant located within one of these old traditional mansions. Upon arrival at the restaurant you will be greeted by the owner and well known Greek Chef while being offered a glass of Santorinian wine and taking a few bites of the unique Santorinian products. The chef and his team will be then give you a brief introduction to Cycladic island cuisine and particularly to the local products of Santorini like capers, fava (small yellow peas), cherry tomatoes and local cheeses. As this is an interactive "hands on" cooking class, you put on your apron and get ready to mix and mingle the ingredients in order to prepare an entire Greek menu consisting of the appetizers, the salad, the main course and the dessert. Once the dishes are prepared you will be able to sit back in the beautiful and relaxing veranda and enjoy a tasteful Greek meal you have just prepared accompanied by delicious Santorinian wine. As a souvenir of your class you will be given a recipe booklet of the dishes you have prepared and you get to keep your apron to use at your next barbeque back home! Following a memorable experience you will board your coach for your drive back to Fira town where you can either stay and explore on your own or make your way to the cable car and back to the yacht.

    Notes

    Flat and comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended. 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

    4.25

    Price

    189 (USD)

  • Santorini - Akrotiri Archaeological Site & Oia Village

    Description

    On this land adventure, you will have an incredible opportunity to visit one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean, Akrotiri Archaeological site and the picturesque village of Oia. Could Akrotiri really be the lost city of Atlantis? One of the reasons Santorini has attracted the world’s attention is the excavation at Akrotiri, which reclaimed a whole prehistoric Minoan city from the volcanic ash. The prehistoric site of Akrotiri is on the south-western tip of the island and was discovered in 1967 by Professor Spyros Marinatos as it was buried by the widespread Theran eruption in the middle of the second millennium BC. The excavations brought into light a remarkably well-preserved site with two and three-story homes decorated with marvelous wall paintings and frescoes, an advanced drainage system and many interesting objects, artworks, potteries and furniture which give a picture of a society which was very well organized and at the peak of prosperity. This was interrupted suddenly by the eruption of the volcano, which buried the entire city. An ambitious modern bio-climatic roof top structure protects this important archaeological settlement where excavation works are still in progress. Your SeaDream Land Adventure continues crossing the entire island and after a 30-minute drive, you will reach the northeast part of the island and its most picturesque town, Oia. Once a major fishing harbor, it is now the calmest place on the island. Built high up on the ridge of red rocks it offers breathtaking views of the blue Aegean. You leave your coaches for a stroll around the narrow streets with the old beautiful houses and the tiny picturesque shops. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the caldera cliff and wander in the narrow streets for shopping or a cup of coffee during your free time in the village. Returning to Fira town you can either take the cable car down to the port or wander around the narrow streets with the various shops and take a later cable car. For those SeaDream Active guests, you can also walk down the path back to Skala Fira (port). Now that the site has re-opened, we highly recommend you join us on this wonderful yachting land adventure.

    Notes

    The site may be closed on Mondays although SeaDream generally can get exemptions. Kindly double check with the Club Director on board. 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

    139 (USD)

  • Santorini - Oia Village & Venetsanos Winery

    Description

    Visit the most photographed villages in the world, Oia, walk through the cobblestone streets and the numerous artistic shops. Enjoy a visit to one of the island‘s famous wineries offering stunning views of the caldera and the Aegean sea. Board your local tender and after 15 minutes ride you reach the port of Athinios. Leaving the port of Athinios you head north to the most picturesque town of Oia. Once a major fishing harbour it is now the calmest place on the island. Built high up on the ridge of red rocks, offers breathtaking views of the blue Aegean. You leave your coaches for a stroll around the narrow streets with the old beautiful houses and the tiny picturesque shops. Continuing your tour, you will board your motor coaches for a visit to one of the well-known wineries of Santorini, Venetsanos winery. The Venetsanos family has a long tradition in wine production which is exported extensively to other countries. The winery was built in 1947 in an unconventional manner, constructed from above and moving downwards. Its superb location offers breathtaking views of the caldera and the volcanic islands. You will have a chance to taste three different wines, the white Santorini Asyrtiko, the red Mandilaria and the sweet dessert wine Vinsanto. Following your visit to the winery, you will return to Fira town where you can either take the cable car or wander around the narrow streets with the various shops and take a later cable car to the old port and board your tender back to your SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    We recommed that you wear comfortable walking shoes. 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. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    4

    Price

    129 (USD)

  • Santorini - Oia Village & Venetsanos Winery

    Description

    Visit the most photographed villages in the world, Oia, walk through the cobblestone streets and the numerous artistic shops. Enjoy a visit to one of the island‘s famous wineries offering stunning views of the caldera and the Aegean sea. Board your local tender and after 15 minutes ride you reach the port of Athinios. Leaving the port of Athinios you head north to the most picturesque town of Oia. Once a major fishing harbour it is now the calmest place on the island. Built high up on the ridge of red rocks, offers breathtaking views of the blue Aegean. You leave your coaches for a stroll around the narrow streets with the old beautiful houses and the tiny picturesque shops. Continuing your tour, you will board your motor coaches for a visit to one of the well-known wineries of Santorini, Venetsanos winery. The Venetsanos family has a long tradition in wine production which is exported extensively to other countries. The winery was built in 1947 in an unconventional manner, constructed from above and moving downwards. Its superb location offers breathtaking views of the caldera and the volcanic islands. You will have a chance to taste three different wines, the white Santorini Asyrtiko, the red Mandilaria and the sweet dessert wine Vinsanto. Following your visit to the winery, you will return to Fira town where you can either take the cable car or wander around the narrow streets with the various shops and take a later cable car to the old port and board your tender back to your SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    We recommed that you wear comfortable walking shoes. 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. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    4

    Price

    129 (USD)

  • Parikia, Paros - Paros Highlights with Wine Tasting

    Description

    You board your air-conditioned coach for a panoramic drive to the traditional village of Lefkes, a beautiful village built in an amphitheatrical style, up the main mountain with wonderful vistas all around. The town hall is especially nice being built with the famous Marble of Paros. Your next stop will be the traditional Moraitis Winery, located close to the beautiful picturesque fishing village of Naoussa, in the northern part of Paros. You can roam around the vineyards, take a stroll around the production areas where you may see old objects of the wine making art as well as visit the old winery basement where the famous red wines of Moraitis are still aged. You will finally have the chance to taste its wines together with some local Greek snacks. You will then continue to the village of Naoussa, considered to be one of the prettiest in Cyclades, which despite the development of tourism has managed to keep its authenticity, its character and its charm, with its whitewashed and flowered little houses and its tiny whitewashed churches and chapels, surrounded by labyrinth-like narrow, stone-paved streets. Your last stop will be in Parikia town, the famous Church of Ekatontapyliani (Our lady of a Hundred Doors). This church is the holy place of Paros and is linked to the history and myths of Byzantium. Tradition and history state that the church began life in the reign of Constantine the Great (280 - 337 A.D.) or Justinian (527 - 565). After its restoration in 1959, this church, the brightest jewel in the crown of Orthodoxy in the Aegean, became the third most important Christian building in Greece, after the Panayia Akheiropoietos and St. Demetrios in Thessaloniki.

    Notes

    Casual dressing and comfortable walking shoes. 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

    4.5

    Price

    89 (USD)

  • Parikia, Paros - Paros Trekking Exploration

    Description

    Explore Paros’ natural beauties and discover amazing hidden spots through the trekking paths of the island. You board your air-conditioned vehicle for a panoramic drive to the traditional village of Lefkes, a beautiful village built in an amfitheatrical style, once the capital of the island. You start your trekking exploration with a brief tour of the medieval part of the village before following a dirt track and old walled footpath to reach the heights of Pigados hamlet. Enjoy spectacular sea views along the way, before you reach the well preserved uninhabited 16th century Monastery of St Minas, beautifully located on the hillsides above the village of Marathi. After your visit at the Monastery, you continue downhill to reach the village of Marathi where the Ancient Marble Quarries are located. Here, from the classical times up until the 19th century, the prized lychnite marble was excavated to be used in masterpieces such as the Venus of Milos, the Hermes of Praxiteles and the Nike of Samothrace. Using headlamps, you will have the chance to explore the corridor between the two interconnecting entrances to the quarry, the galleries and its inscriptions. You will then follow a path which will lead you to your transportation vehicle, awaiting for your transfer back to Parikia port and your SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    Please note that this is a strenuous hike and everyone participating should be in good physical health. Comfortable clothing and trekking shoes are recommended. 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

    3.5

    Price

    99 (USD)

  • Patmos - The Book of Revelations - Monastery of St. John & Patmian House

    Description

    Patmos is often called the Jerusalem of the Aegean, the sacred island where St. John wrote the Book of Revelations in the Bible. To gain a better appreciation of the islands sites and history, we invite you to join us on our uniquely interesting land adventure visit to the monastery where the resident monks will provide you with a guided walk through their sanctuaries. Don't be afraid to ask questions; almost all of them are quite interesting and love to engage in conversations with you. The driving distances from the pier are quite short so much of this land adventure is spent exploring the upper town on foot. You also have the opportunity to step into a typical Patmian home. The local guides are also helpful to point you into the right directions for any independent afternoon explorations of the upper (Chora) or lower (Skala) town on your own. And bring your Euros and credit cards. There are some interesting shops just outside the monastery. Do not forget to take in the breathtaking views from the Upper Town. Depart from the pier today for a short scenic ride to Chora and the UNESCO listed Monastery of St. John the Theologian, built high on an ancient acropolis. The monastery's massive 15th-century walls and 17th-century battlements loom over the town belying an intimate and peaceful interior of arches, inlaid pebble stone floors, and whitewashed buildings. The charming chapel of Christodoulos is profusely decorated with frescoes and the old treasury, now a museum, displays a breathtaking collection of jeweled chalices, crowns, crucifixes, vestments and old manuscripts. Travel on to the Grotto of St. John where the saint heard the voice of God and wrote his revelations. It was here, the most sacred spot on the island, where St. John the Theologian spent 16 months in exile, and this simple cave is now a chapel and place of pilgrimage. Both the Cave and the Monastery have been UNESCO listed in 1999. The iconostases built into the cave depict St. John's visions and the spots where the saint slept, wrote, and heard "a great voice, as of a trumpet." Back in Chora you'll visit one of the traditional Patmian houses, the house of the Simantiris family. The magnificence of Patmian home interiors is stunning. Entering the thick wooden entrance door is like stepping into another dimension, with Venetian style furniture, handicrafts and multi-colored mosaic ceilings dating from the 18th century. After your visit, drive through the town of Chora on the way back to SeaDream in Skala.

    Notes

    Proper (modest) dress code is required for the monastery and the Grotto. Gentlemen must be in long trousers and ladies must wear skirts or a dress covering the knee and shoulders should be covered. Sandals or similar open footwear is allowed. This land adventure includes some uphill walking as well as steps in the upper town of Chora, the local home and at the Grotto. Therefore, flat and comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended. As long as you are reasonably fit we are sure that you can manage the walk and steps; a great way to exercise in some lovely surroundings! 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

    3.5

    Price

    89 (USD)

  • Patmos - Boat Exploration of Patmos Beaches and Islets

    Description

    Enjoy Patmos wonderful coast line onboard a traditional Greek caique. Leaving the pier, the captain of the caique will take you on a small trip along the beautiful Patmos coast line. Eventually, you will anchor at a small bay from one of the many islets surrounding Patmos. There you will be able to swim in the crystal clear waters, sunbath and try out your snorkelling abilities. Learn to distinguish an edible sea urchin form an inedible one and even taste it. Explore the small bay and its wild life and learn about the new designated sea life sanctuary while enjoying the tranquility of the surroundings. You will have the chance to visit also the surrounding islands of Tiganakia or Aspronissia (weather permitting) and enjoy a delicious lunch with Greek specialties on a secluded island.

    Notes

    We recommend that you wear your swimsuit with a cover up and bring a hat and sunscreen. 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

    6

    Price

    129 (USD)

  • Kusadasi (Ephesus) - Footsteps of Alexander - Three Ancient Cities

    Description

    Brimming with ancient history and magnificent classical architecture, this tour visits Priene, best known for its 4th-century Athena Temple bankrolled by Alexander the Great. A five-thousand spectator theater built in the 3rd century is next, along with a gymnasium and a stadium at Anatolia. Priene was one of the first cities in the world to have streets laid out at right angles. Then take a drive through the rolling hills and scenic farms until you reach the Ancient City of Miletus. Next visit will be Miletus, the oldest of the most powerful of the 12 Ionian cities of Asia Minor is where the world's first coins were minted and exact weights were first established. The main attraction is the theater, originally built in the 4th Century BC and enlarged to a capacity of 15,000 during the Roman period. Then journey back in time via the Sacred Way en route to Didyma.This ancient road was once flanked by lions, sphinxes and statues of priests. In Didyma you will see the Temple of Apollo " considered to be one of the great monuments of antiquity, built in 560 BC. It still remains overwhelming, both by it's enormity and intricacy and was the third largest structure of the Hellenistic world. In the space of a few hours you will have experienced three of the most stunning sites of the ancient Mediterranean cultures. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Didyma where you will be offered a buffet including many classic Mediterranean dishes served with unlimited local beverages. After a relaxing lunch we return to Kusadasi where you may enjoy a carpet demonstration and some time for shopping or return to the ship.

    Notes

    Please note: Wear comfortable, rubber soled shoes as there is a lot of walking and many steps inside the ancient cities. Wear a hat and sunscreen as it can get very warm here. Bring your camera. 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

    6.5

    Price

    129 (USD)

  • Kusadasi (Ephesus) - The Wonders of Ephesus & The House of the Virgin Mary

    Description

    This comprehensive SeaDream Land Adventure includes a guided tour of the stunning archaelogical site of Ephesus including the recently excavated Terrace Houses, but also adds a visit to the House of the Virgin Mary. Three popes have visited this important shrine, which is a pilgrimage site for visitors from all over the world. The House of the Virgin Mary is located on Mt. Pagus, and said to be where the Virgin Mary spent her final days. The site itself was discovered in part through the visions of an invalid nun in Germany who had never been out of her homeland. A tree-lined path leads to the ancient dwelling, tastefully restored in 1951. The tiny stone cottage exudes a calm and serenity befitting its original occupant. Below the house is the Fountain of Our Lady, where a sacred spring feeds three fonts, each bestowing a unique blessing on the visitor. Those not wishing to visit this site will be offered tea close by. The site of Ephesus gained importance from ancient time due to its well-placed port and its religious significance, which the locals were not above exploiting. After the Emperor Augustus proclaimed Ephesus the capital of the Asian Province in 27 BC, the city became one of the most important in the extended Roman Empire. Most of the buildings you will see date from that era when Ephesus had nearly one quarter million inhabitants. Begin at the Magnesia Gate, where your expert guide will take you on a leisurely downhill walk through the marble streets of the city, pausing to describe the significance of the sites along the way. View the Gymnasium, Odeon, Fountain of Trajan, Temple of Hadrian, Upper Agora, Town Hall, a Byzantine house, Roman baths, and the surprisingly efficient public toilets. One of the most imposing sites at Ephesus is the Library of Celsus. Finely decorated with columns and sculptures, the library was erected in 135 BC by a son in homage to his father. A short walk away is another significant structure, the amphitheater, which is known for its excellent acoustics. This is where St. Paul preached to the Ephesians, imploring them to give up their worship of Artemis and embrace the Christian faith. A highlight of your day will be entry to a newly opened and recently excavated portion of the historic site. The so-called Terrace Houses can be seen on the slopes behind Ephesus opposite the Temple of Hadrian. Those on the upper slopes are reached via steps and situated on the slopes of Bulbul Mountain with the roof of one house forming the terrace of the one above it. These houses were inhabited by wealthy Ephesians and are finely decorated with mosaics and frescoes. According to the evidence of the excavations, they were built in the period of Augustus and continued to be inhabited until the 7th century AD.

    Notes

    In order to avoid congestion, the sequence of sites visited may vary. Please bring sun protection and wear flat comfortable walking shoes, as there are stairs and uneven surfaces throughout the archaeological site. All guests will be issued with a state of the art listening aid called a "whisper". This will allow you to hear your guide very clearly. 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

    4.5

    Price

    89 (USD)

  • Kusadasi (Ephesus) - The Wonders of Ephesus & The Incredible Terrace Houses

    Description

    For ancient paganism as well as early Christianity, Ephesus was an important religious center, second only to Athens and later Jerusalem. Ephesus kept its important standing due to its well-placed port and its religious significance, which the locals were not above exploiting. After Emperor Augustus proclaimed Ephesus the capital of the Asian Province in 27 BC, the city became one of the most important in the extended Roman Empire. Most of the buildings you will see date from that era when Ephesus had nearly one quarter million inhabitants. Begin at the Magnesia Gate, where your expert and locally licensed guide will take you on a leisurely downhill walk through the marble streets of the city pausing to describe the significance of the sites along the way. View the Gymnasium, Odeon, Fountain of Trajan, Temple of Hadrian, Upper Agora, Town Hall, a Byzantine house, Roman baths and the surprisingly efficient public toilets. One of the most imposing sites at Ephesus is the Library of Celsus. Finely decorated with columns and sculptures, the library was erected in 135 BC by a son in homage to his father. A short walk away is another significant structure the amphitheater which is known for its excellent acoustics. They believe, this is where St. Paul preached to the Ephesians, imploring them to give up their worship of Artemis and embrace the Christian faith. A highlight of your day will be the entry to a newly opened portion of the historic site called the Terrace Houses. This incredible discovery can be seen on the slopes behind Ephesus opposite the Temple of Hadrian. Those on the upper slopes are reached via steps and situated on the slopes of Bulbul Mountain with the roof of one house forming the terrace of the one above it. These houses were inhabited by wealthy Ephesians and are finely decorated with mosaics and frescoes. According to the evidence of the excavations, they were built in the period of Augustus and continued to be inhabited until the 7th century AD. This is truly one of the best archeological sites on the planet and an absolute “must see” to anyone visiting Turkey!

    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

    3.5

    Price

    79 (USD)

  • Mykonos - Tastes and Vineyards

    Description

    From the SeaDream pier, board your coach for a 15-minute drive to Fabrika area located in Mykonos Town. Together with your guide start your walk through the labyrinth-like narrow streets where you will first stop at the Old Bakery of Gioras to taste a warm, fresh made “koulouri” (sesame bun). Passing by the popular areas of “the three wells” and “Matoyinanni” where all the famous shops are located you reach the most photographed church of the island, Paraportiani. This unique church which combines five churches in one will be opened exclusively for you to visit. Continuing your walk you will pass by the open air fish and vegetable markets selling fresh local products. Passing by the waterfront where many cafes and restaurants are located you will stop at a traditional pastry shop to taste the local sweet “amygdaloto” and the local drink “soumada”. After your walking orientation of Mykonos town, board your bus again for a drive to the unusual Asimomitis winery and vineyards. You will be welcomed by the owner, Mr. Asimomitis, the unique man who believes that by playing classical music to his wines increases the flavor and character of the wines, but you be the judge as you taste 3 different kinds of wine (red, white and sweet) together with fresh homemade local products and bread. Under the sounds of classical music, you will be given the insight of the vineyard and the grapes. Following your visit to the winery, you will return to the pier fulfilled with the tastes, smells and images of the real Mykonian life.

    Notes

    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. The price is subject to increase based on the rapidly rising exchange rate between the Euro to the US Dollar. 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

    3.5

    Price

    149 (USD)

  • Mykonos - Horse Riding at the Beach

    Description

    Mykonos is not only the town with the white houses and narrow streets, the windmills and the famous beaches. It offers many alternative options and one of these is the horse riding. Board your vehicle for a short drive from the pier to the horse farm. Starting from the stables you will have approximately two hours horse riding from the area of Maou through the Mykonian countryside to the unique and secluded beach of Fokos and back to the stables. You will pass by a lake trail and the water dam of Mykonos and also ride on the beach of Fokos. You will also have the chance to enjoy a light snack at the beach. After you return to stables you will board your mini bus for your drive back to the pier.

    Notes

    Notes Casual dressing and comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat are recommended. Guests must be 12 year and above to participate. 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

    3

    Price

    209 (USD)

  • Mykonos - Tragonissi Island Sail

    Description

    Explore Mykonos beautiful beaches and islets while relaxing on a traditional wooden boat. You will start by taking a scenic drive to Platys Gialos beach where we will embark onto traditional wooden boats (Caiques). The adventure begins by cruising past all the South Coast beaches. You head for the uninhabited island of Tragonissi, well known for its beautiful coastline and caves. Tragonissi is a small and rocky island just east of the island of Mykonos. The island is uninhabited and accessible only by private boat, because there are no ferries going its direction. Tragonissi is a popular destination for divers because of its sea caves; there are several chambers and tunnels in the caves creating unique landscapes. The area is the exclusive habitat of the yellow sea anemone. There is also on the island a beautiful small sandy beach that is surrounded by high cliffs. According to literature sources, on the shores of Mykonos and the surrounding islands there have been 12 caves recorded, according to the morphological characteristics, they are suitable shelters for the seals, as potentially suitable for breeding. If weather permits we will go into the cave where we will have plenty of time to explore and swim. Wine and a variety of snacks will be served on the Caique. After a day filled with adventure you will head back to Platys Gialos relaxing and taking in the sun.

    Notes

    Bring your swim suit, towel, sunscreen and sun hat. 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

    4.5

    Price

    129 (USD)

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


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