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Sea Cloud Cruises Athens to Venice: October 1 – October 9, 2014

Athens – Pylos – Kefalonia – Sarande – Dubrovnik – Rovinj – Venice

Cruise Company: Sea Cloud Cruises
Ship Name: Sea Cloud
Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights
Travel Dates: 01 Oct 2014 - 09 Oct 2014
Cruise Code: SC-1435


  Date Port Click to Expand Arrival Departure
 
Oct 1 – Wed Athens – Greece   17:00
Individual arrival in Athens ~ embarkation on  Sea Cloud.

If True Greece has arranged for your pre-cruise experience at a luxury Athens hotel, before meeting your private car transfer to board your cruise at the port of Piraeus, enjoy a True Greece guided tour of Athens and the Acropolis.

Together with your local True Greece guide, the highlights tour will expose you to this diverse city - birth place of modern democracy and cradle of western civilization. Follow your True Greece guide up the steps once taken by ancients like Socrates, Pericles and Plato, and gaze at the ‘sacred’ Acropolis, home to the magnificent and architecturally unique Parthenon. Allow your True Greece guide to bring the city of Athens and this exceptional experience to life, with a wealth of historical and cultural information. As part of your tour, you will also have the opportunity to visit significant and historically important sites, such as the Parliament Building, the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, the Columns of Olympian Zeus, and the Presidential Mansion.

Following your tour, board your cruise ship at Athens’ main port of Piraeus - Greece's largest port and gateway to the Mediterranean since 482 BC! We wish you an exceptional cruise experience!
 
Oct 2 – Thu At Sea
 
 
Oct 3 – Fri Pylos – Greece 08:00 14:00
Pylos is a modest, yet pretty coastal town that offers its visitors old town charm, pleasant narrow streets for a leisurely stroll, and a harbor full of cafes and traditional tavernas – just perfect for a panoramic view of the Bay of Navarino.
 
Oct 4 – Sat Kefalonia (Argostoli) – Greece 08:00 13:00
Located in the center of southern Kefalonia, Argostoli has been this beautiful island’s capital since 1757. With a population of approximately 14,000, Argostoli is a busy modern and cosmopolitan town; it is the island’s main port and main commercial center.

Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the coastal promenade and then venture into town to explore and see the Kefalonian way of life. Head to Plateia Valianou, the central square, which is full of restaurants, cafes and bars. If you’d like to do some shopping, the pedestrian street ‘Lithostroto’ is Argostoli’s main commercial street and offers many shops to browse. During your walk along Lithostroto, be sure to admire the beautiful church of Saint Spyridon and the clock tower of Campana Square.

If you are interested in learning more about the history of Kefalonia, the Archaeological Museum is home to interesting archaeological artefacts from the Mycenaean, Hellenistic and Roman periods. Additionally, you may like to visit Korgialenios History and Folklore Museum which is housed on the ground floor of the Korgialenian Library; it consists of a reconstruction of a traditional 19th century Kefalonian house and houses a rich collection of the island’s photographs.

If heading to a beach sounds more like what you have in mind, the closest beach resort is ‘Sami’, and is just a few kilometres from town. Sami is a very popular beach area that offers wonderful beaches, traditional tavernas, and of course lively summer bars..
 
Oct 5  – Sun Sarande – Albania 08:00 13:00
We are working on providing a description of this particular port of call - please check back later.
 
Oct 6 – Mon Dubrovnik – Croatia 17:00 23:59
A Croatian seaport city on the Adriatic coast, Dubrovnik is one of the most prominent destinations on the Adriatic. The Republic of Ragusa, as Dubrovnik was called in the Middle Ages, joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1979; it was a Maritime Republic (together with Amalfi, Pisa, Genoa, Venice and other Italian cities), and became the only eastern Adriatic city-state to rival Venice. The city has always been based on maritime trade, and it achieved and prospered a high level of development, particularly during the 15th and 16th centuries.
Dubrovnik offers its visitors many incredible old buildings, such as the Arboretum Trsteno, the oldest arboretum in the world, which dates back to before 1492. Also, the third oldest European pharmacy is located in the city, which dates back to 1317 (still in operation today)! In Dubrovnik’s bay there is a 72-hectare wooded island of Lokrum, where according to legend, Richard the Lionheart was cast ashore after being shipwrecked in 1192 - this island includes a fortress, botanical garden, monastery and naturist beach. Some excellent beaches to consider while in Dubrovnik are Banje, Dubrovnik's main public beach, home to the East-West Beach Club, or Copacabana Beach, a stony beach on the Lapad peninsula, named after the popular beach in Rio de Janeiro.
 
Oct 7 – Tue At Sea    
 
 
Oct 8 – Wed Rovinj - Croatia 14:00 23:00
We are working on providing a description of this particular port of call - please check back later.
 
Oct 9 – Thu Venice – Italy 08:00  
Arrival Venice ~ individual departure.

If True Greece has arranged for your post-cruise experience, upon arrival at the cruise terminal meet your private driver who will transfer you to your luxury hotel in Venice.

 

Cruises are subject to availability. Itineraries and times are subject to change. Click on ports for detailed information.



Since each individual’s accommodation preferences differ and cruise fares constantly change based on availability, to learn more about this cruise please contact a True Greece Concierge to begin planning a cruise trip customized to your needs.


The below True Greece Private Guided Tours and Activities are available at an additional cost. For more information, please contact a True Greece Concierge


Athens

  • True Greece Acropolis & Athens City Tour

    Meaning “peak of the city” in Greek, the Ancient Acropolis stands proudly above the city of Athens; birth place of modern democracy and the cradle of western civilization. Follow your True Greece guide up the steps once taken by ancients like Socrates, Pericles and Plato, and gaze at the “sacred” Acropolis, home to the magnificent and architecturally unique Parthenon. Allow your True Greece guide to bring the city of Athens and this exceptional experience to life, with a wealth of historical and cultural information. Visit significant and historically important sites, such as the Parliament Building, the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, the Columns of Olympian Zeus, and the Presidential Mansion.


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