|Date||Port Click to Expand||Arrival||Departure|
| ||Sep 13 – Sat||Athens – Greece||Morning||Evening|
|Individual arrival in Athens ~ embarkation on SeaDream II. |
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!
| ||Sep 14 – Sun||Hydra – Greece||Morning||Evening|
|Hydra is a beautiful island located in the Saronic group of Greek islands, near the eastern foot of the Peloponnese. A fashionable destination among artists during the 60s, Hydra still maintains a cosmopolitan character. Its picturesque capital is full of red-tiled houses and stone-paved narrow alleys. A unique characteristic to this island is that motor vehicles are by law not allowed on the island (with the exception of garbage trucks!); water taxis, donkeys, and bicycles provide for transportation on the island. Although most people choose to simply walk everywhere. Hydra is full of many bays and natural harbors, and has a strong maritime culture. The island is also a popular yachting destination and home to the international Kamini Yacht Club.|
| ||Sep 15 – Mon||Galaxidi – Greece||Mid-Day||Evening|
|The maritime history in Galaxidi comes to life on every step you will take through the wide roads or on the waterfront: you will inevitably observe reminders of this past such as an old anchor, the painted mermaids at the tavernas, or the traditional caique boats sitting quietly on the crystal clear waters. You can of course learn more about Galaxidi’s ties to the sea by visiting the Naval and Archaeological museum, which features a rich collection of old paintings of naval themes, catalogues of the Galaxidi ships, old charts and naval instruments, wood carved decorations of old ships, caiques and much more. Of course, you should not forget that a big part of your experience is eating in one of the famous waterfront tavernas of Galaxidi. Fresh mussels, fried calamari, and fresh fish are among the more attractive selections on the menu, your stop in Galaxidi is an ideal chance to enjoy some of the finest and tastiest seafood our country has to offer.|
| ||Sep 16 – Tue||Kefalonia (Fiskardo) – Greece||Morning||Mid-Day|
|We are working on providing a description of this particular port of call - please check back later.|
| ||Sep 17 – Wed||Taormina – Italy||Morning||Afternoon|
|Taormina is a small town on the east coast of the island of Sicily in Italy. Perched on a cliff overlooking the Ionian Sea, it has long been a popular tourist destination well-known for its clear salt-water beaches. Taormina has remnants of its Greek and Roman habitation, a fine medieval quarter and castle ruins, as well as modern shops and restaurants. Within its eternal stone walls, old Taormina has fascinating archaeological monuments and medieval homes. Stroll the narrow streets and indulge in the incredible views of the coast. Let yourself become enchanted; after all it is in romantic Taormina that the self-exiled D.H. Lawrence was inspired to write ‘Lady Chatterly's Lover’, one of the most passionate love stories of its era.|
| ||Sep 18 – Thu||Amalfi – Italy||Morning||Morning|
|The Amalfi coast is a stretch of coastline and a collection of enchanting and picturesque villages along the coast to the South East of Naples. Starting from the resort town of Sorrento, the road takes visitors to Positano, an amphitheatric village frequented by the rich and famous. Afterwards pass by captivating Praiano on your way to Amalfi, which is the largest of the coastal towns. The best views of the Sorrentine Peninsula can be seen from Ravello, home to many outstanding villas and palazzi. In 1997, the Amalfi Coast was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a cultural landscape.|
| ||Sep 19 – Fri||Capri– Italy||Morning||Evening|
|Located on the south side of the Gulf of Naples, the island of Capri has been a holiday destination since the times of the Roman Republic. The majestic views from the towns of Capri and Anacapri, the colorful and quaint fishing villages as well as the genuine Italian feel this island exudes have attracted visitors from Italy and around the world, making Capri a very popular holiday retreat.|
| ||Sep 20 – Sat||Civitavecchia (Rome) – Italy||Morning||Evening|
|Arrival Rome ~ individual departure. |
Civitavecchia, is the modern port of Rome located 80 km north-west of the city. Meaning ‘ancient town’ in Italian, this port town was built over the pre-existing Etruscan settlement and is the gate-way to Rome by sea.
If True Greece has arranged for your post-cruise experience meet your private driver upon arrival who will transfer you to your luxury hotel in Rome. Then enjoy a True Greece guided tour of Rome or as it is also known, the ‘Eternal City’.
Together with your local guide, explore the incredible city that grew to rule a vast empire and became the center of the Christian World. See the Senate and the Basilica of Constantine, ancient ruins including temples, basilicas, and Reggia. Walk the Via Sacra to the Arch of Tito and enjoy the Colosseum; head to the Basilica of St. Peter to see the Holy Chains of St. Peter and the Moses carved by Michelangelo! It is here that artists and architects flocked during the Renaissance and Baroque periods and this is evident at every turn. It is truly remarkable to see the generations of a city right before your eyes, as Rome is a city with an uninterrupted history.