• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  5
  • Departs From: Piraes, Athens
  • Location: Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Availability: FRIDAYS, June - September (2021)
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Highlights

  • Exclusive Athens to Dubrovnik itinerary - experience the best of the Adriatic coastline!
  • Start in Athens
  • Relax in unhurried Paxos with its warm Greek hospitality
  • The Roman-Hellenistic heritage of Saranda, Albania
  • Picturesque Bay of Kotor, and Budva in Montenegro
  • Finish in the medieval treasure of Dubrovnik in Croatia
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8 days from Athens, Aegina, Vathy, Kefalonia, Paxi, Corfu, Saranda (Albania), Budva (Montenegro), Kotor and to Dubrovnik

The Adriatic and Greece Cruise! From Greece to Croatia, experience the Adriatic Odyssey on the Mega-yacht MY Callisto. Experience a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unravelling the wonders of the Ionian and of the Adriatic Sea. Discover the natural and historical treasures of Greece, Albania, Montenegro and Dubrovnik. Full-board meals included.

Deluxe Ship: MY Callisto

Itinerary


8 days from Athens, Aegina, Vathy, Kefalonia, Paxi, Corfu, Saranda (Albania), Budva (Montenegro), Kotor and to Dubrovnik

Open age cruise, though usually clients are more couples, mature solo travellers or small groups ranging from 35-65yrs. Double/twin cabins on Main and Lower Deck on DLX ships. Solo travellers must book a double/twin for solo use with a solo use supplement.

One of the few FULL-BOARD Cruises we offer.


SHIP INFO AND PHOTOS:
https://discovercroatia.com.au/ships/deluxe/callisto/

CRUISE FAQ: https://discovercroatia.com.au/before-your-cruise/



INCLUDED:
• Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning
• Full-board: Buffet breakfast and 2 meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a Greek night Evening, fun BBQ, (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner
• Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day
• Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability)
• English-speaking Cruise Escort


NOT INCLUDED:
• Beverages (except those mentioned in inclusions)
• Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements
• Crew tips
• Passenger personal expenses
• Satellite Wi-Fi (available for an extra charge)
• Port charges (obligatory: pre-payable 360 euros pp)

#OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS available as per program. Book and pay onboard.

Same cruise in the opposite direction: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/77/deluxe-cruise-dubrovnik-to-athens-on-my-callisto/

ITINERARY:

DAY 1 FRIDAY ATHENS - AEGINA - CORINTH CANAL CROSSING (D)
Embarkation between 14.00hrs and 15.00hrs. Departure at 15.30hrs sharp towards the Corinthian gulf and late afternoon crossing of the Corinth Canal. Enjoy a welcome drink and meet your crew and fellow passengers. Welcome dinner and overnight at sea towards the island of Kefalonia.

DAY 2 SATURDAY KEFALONIA - VATHY, ITHACA (B,L,D)
Early morning arrival in Sami port of Kefalonia. Morning optional excursion. The island is not only known for Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, the 2001 film, but also because of its sheer beauty, its National Park and its stately towns. Early in the afternoon, we sail towards Ithaca. Enjoy a refreshing swim stop and a BBQ lunch on board. Afternoon arrival at Ithaca port of Vathy. Built within this deep-water, fjord-like bay, the capital of the island maintains its charm and its traditional Ionian architecture. This island is the homeland of Homer’s Odysseus. Overnight in port.

DAY 3 SUNDAY VATHY - PAXI (B,L,D)
Early morning sailing to Antipaxi, the smallest of the Ionian Islands, for a refreshing swim stop. The island boasts a dense forest of mastic, pine, myrtle and cypress trees interspersed with grapevines. Midday arrival, swim stop and a BBQ lunch on board. Late afternoon arrival in nearby Paxi, an off-the-beaten track island with fjord-shaped beaches and port, covered with olive groves. Afternoon at leisure and overnight in port.

DAY 4 MONDAY PAXI - CORFU (B,L,D)
Early morning sailing to Corfu, the Grand Lady of the Ionian Islands and the greenest island in Greece. Optional excursion to explore Corfu’s imperial past; the impressive historic center, declared UNESCO World Heritage site and the byzantine churches, or optional scenic tour through the lush Corfiot countryside and old high hill villages. Overnight in port.

DAY 5 TUESDAY CORFU - SARANDA - BUDVA (B,L,D)
Early morning sailing and arrival to the charming town of Saranda, boasting the most attractive waterfront on the Albanian Riviera. Join the optional excursion to the nearby archaeological site of Butrint, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to the ship for lunch on board and a swim-stop on the way. Overnight at sea to Budva, Montenegro.

DAY 6 WEDNESDAY BUDVA - KOTOR (B,L,D)
Morning arrival at the well-preserved medieval town of Budva. After breakfast, enjoy an optional sightseeing excursion to Old Budva. Explore Budva’s vast cultural heritage and Venetian architecture. Late afternoon departure to Kotor, Montenegro. Navigation in the Bay of Kotor, the deepest natural fjord in the Mediterranean. Overnight in port.

DAY 7 THURSDAY KOTOR - DUBROVNIK (B,L,D)
Join the optional morning excursion to the well-preserved, fortified medieval Old Town in Kotor. Afternoon sailing and evening arrival to Dubrovnik, Croatia. Overnight in port.

DAY 8 FRIDAY DUBROVNIK Gruz Harbour - Departure (B)
Disembarkation at 9:00 am after breakfast.






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RESTRICTIONS: Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions. Guests are obliged to follow ship rules (found in written form on the ship) especially with regards to bringing drinks on board. In case of inappropriate behavior Captain reserves the right in requesting clients to disembark.

DISCLAIMER: Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian ports, ships are moored side by side, making it necessary for the clients to cross from one ship to another with gaps in between ships in order to get to the shore. In such cases clients need to take special care when crossing and do this at their own risk. Crew assistance will be given to those needing and requesting it. Cruise not recommended for clients in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.

BEDS: Many cruise ships now have ‘flex-beds’, which can be moved together to form a Double/Queen size bed with 2 single mattresses on a combined base, leaving a small separation between the mattresses. Even a traditional double/queen bed mattress might have separate bedding on each side, such as 2 single duvets, rather than one large one. If this is an issue for you, please let us know before booking. Thank you.

Inclusions

  • INCLUDED:
  • • Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning
  • • Full-board: Buffet breakfast and 2 meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a Greek night Evening, fun BBQ, (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner
  • • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day
  • • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability)
  • • English-speaking Cruise Escort

Exclusions

  • NOT INCLUDED:
  • • Beverages (except those mentioned in inclusions)
  • • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements
  • • Crew tips
  • • Passenger personal expenses
  • • Satellite Wi-Fi (available for an extra charge)
  • • Port charges (obligatory: pre-payable 360 euros pp)

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our specific FAQ pages here:

Before You Go - General Croatia Info (general info for all travellers)

Before Your Cruise - General Cruise Info (for all small ship Croatia cruises)

Before Your Island Hopping Tour - General Info (packages combining hotels, ferries and transfers)

Before Your Private Charter - General Yacht and Gulet Charter Info (private charters)

 

Click here to see how the booking process works: https://www.discovercroatia.com.au/booking-process-how-to-book/

How far in advance do I need to book?

Cruises: For our weekly small ship cruises with guaranteed departures we suggest you book as soon as your plans are in motion. All cruises are extremely popular especially during peak season, which is June, July, August, September and these dates can be booked out up to a year in advance, especially September. One-way cruises are particularly sought-after and tend to sell out first, so please speak to us first to ensure your cruise choice is available before booking any flight arrangements.

Escorted Tours: Escorted Group Tours with guaranteed departures are also best booked as early as possible to ensure your place on the tour, as spaces are limited to a set number of passengers. Once the tour is full that departure is closed for new bookings.

Island Hopping, Self-Drive, Self-Guided Cycling/Hiking and Independent or Private Tours: Independent tours are available most days of the week at any time of year, so if you're booking late these are a great option. They can also start or finish on any day of the week, so can be a great alternative to the cruises (that mostly depart only on Saturdays). You can check out our Island Hopper Tours and our active tours for some examples. If you can't find what you are looking for please make an enquiry on any of our tours and let us know what you need. We love creating custom tours with our clients.

What do the different ship categories mean?

Please see our Ship Descriptions page here, for all the information on Ship Categories, Deck and Cabin Descriptions.

 

What is half-board? What meals are included?

Half-board (HB): This means that 2 meals a day are usually provided, mostly it will be breakfast and lunch on cruises, and breakfast and dinner on escorted tours. Each cruise or tour will have meals listed on the daily itinerary, so that you will know exactly which meals are included. Some lunches or dinners are swapped occasionally, so that you may enjoy a wonderful gourmet experience with your fellow travellers, such as a Captain's Dinner on a cruise, or a wine-tasting and lunch on an escorted tour. For the remainder of your meals you will be able to dine anywhere you choose and you will be responsible for the cost of those meals. Your Cruise or Tour Director will be happy to recommend a good value and trusted eatery nearby at every location, or you can explore on your own.

Bed and Breakfast (BB): This means that only breakfast is included in your holiday. Most of our Independent Tours include breakfast only, so that you are not beholden to going back to your hotel for lunch or dinner as you are going to be exploring on your own. We think that flexibility with lunch and dinner gives you the best option for exploring Croatia and experiencing the local culture and cuisine.

Full-board (FB) is occasionally offered on cruises as an optional extra, but we do not recommend you take the full-board option unless you are really sure about it. A lot of the joy of the cruise and tour experiences is to dine in local restaurants, 'konobas' (traditional pubs) and bars, so that you can meet the people who live and work there. Why come all the way to Croatia only to eat on-board for every meal? There are so many fabulous (and even some famous!) eateries. Get out there and taste them!

 

What type of transport is used on the Island Hopper Tours? Local ferries and vehicle transfers

Local ferries: Local ferries are used between the mainland and the islands where possible. Most of these ferries are fast ferries (high speed catamarans). Our Island Hopper Tours include all ferry tickets, as well as delivery of the ferry tickets to your hotel, when we come to pick you up to take you to the ferry port. In some towns, where some hotels are in the pedestrian zone close to the ferry port (like Hvar), then you will be met at the ferry and directed to your hotel, with luggage assistance if required. If your hotel is outside the pedestrian zone you will be met at the ferry and taken to your transfer vehicle, with luggage assistance if required.

Transfers: Most Island Hoppers have private airport transfers included, and private transfers to/from the ferry ports on the islands. Some transfers will be shared transfers if there are others going to the exact same hotel at the same time and it is a short distance.

How fit do I need to be for my holiday?

Relaxation/cultural cruises and tours: On-board your cruise ship, you will need to be able to negotiate gangways and stairs and be able to step from ship to ship as the cruise ships are moored next to each other sideways and sometimes you need to step across to the next ship. You will be walking mostly on the cobblestone streets through the iconic cities and towns of the region. The excursions are best-suited to those who are capable of walking on uneven surfaces as many old cities and towns have limited totally flat surfaces that can accommodate wheelchairs or walking-frames. Please contact us to ask about your specific circumstances, as we are happy to help plan for your needs as best we can. Assistance will be provided on cruise ships to help you navigate getting on and off, but there are a few limitations. Please ask.

Cycling tours: Although almost completely flat this cycle tour is graded easy to moderate as the daily distance ranges between approximately 15-50 km. You will be biking mostly on the dedicated cycle paths alongside canals, rivers and through the iconic cities and towns of the region. This tour is well-suited to those who have never taken a cycling holiday before as it is flat and predominantly traffic-free and you also have the option of skipping the cycling and relaxing on board.

What happens if I can't attend an excursion?

It is possible to relax at your hotel, on the tour bus or on the boat at any time.

What happens if I can't cycle or hike a stage on an active holiday?

For cycling cruises: If you don't want to cycle it is possible to relax on the boat as it moves to the next port of call.

For cycling and hiking tours: If you don't want to (or can't due to illness or injury) cycle, hike or walk a stage, then we will make arrangements to have you transferred to the next stop on your itinerary so that you can continue with your holiday. Prices for transfers vary widely, so pricing will be provided on an 'as needed' basis only.

What equipment do I need?

Relaxation/excursion cruises and tours: You will need comfortable walking shoes, clothes for relaxing, your swimming costume, and a sunhat. Most cruises are fairly relaxed and casual clothing is fine for all meals, though you may want to take one nice outfit depending on where you wish to dine onshore.

Cycling cruises and tours: You will need comfortable sports shoes, comfortable clothes for cycling, waterproof jacket and trousers, a helmet and a sunhat. We supply a detailed packing list with your information pack.

If you have any questions, just give us a call or email:

Call us or WhatsApp: +61 2 9212 1507
Email us: [email protected]

 

 

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Itinerary

  • DAY 1 FRIDAY ATHENS - AEGINA - CORINTH CANAL CROSSING (D)
  • DAY 2 SATURDAY KEFALONIA - VATHY, ITHACA (B,L,D)
  • DAY 3 SUNDAY VATHY - PAXI (B,L,D)
  • DAY 4 MONDAY PAXI - CORFU (B,L,D)
  • DAY 5 TUESDAY CORFU - SARANDA - BUDVA (B,L,D)
  • DAY 6 WEDNESDAY BUDVA - KOTOR (B,L,D)
  • DAY 7 THURSDAY KOTOR - DUBROVNIK (B,L,D)
  • DAY 8 FRIDAY DUBROVNIK Gruz Harbour - Departure (B)