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Boutique cruise from Athens to Dubrovnik

Ponant cruises

8 Days - 7 Nights

Embark on an 8-day cruise where you will discover the natural coastlines of Greece, Croatia and Montenegro. Get to know the flavors of each country and cruise along past picturesque towns and stunning scenery.

This cruise is available from 28/07/2024 to 4/8/2024. Feel free to contact us for other options.

Day 1: Lavrio

Near Athens is Lavrion, a peaceful port that welcomes boats from all over the world. Take a stroll through the town and discover the many remnants of this industry that flourished until the 1980s: old neoclassical structures, industrial buildings and workers' houses. While in this port, also take time to explore Athens and its acropolis, or Cape Sounion where the magnificent Temple of Poseidon stands. Embarkation is from 4 pm to 5 pm and departure is at 6 pm.

Day 2: Spetses area.

Spetses is a pristine paradise and the favorite vacation spot of Athenian high society. Shaded dining areas of restaurants serving local cuisine stand next to beautiful boutiques. Away from the hustle and bustle of the world, stroll or bike through the small harbor with its beautiful neoclassical houses of shipowners and enjoy the conviviality of the moment. There is a definite dolce vita atmosphere in the air. From hidden coves to beaches with fine sand, this island is brimming with charm. The hiking trails through the pine forest also promise beautiful panoramas.

Day 3: Pylos

The picturesque port city of Pylos is located in the southwestern part of the Peloponnese. It is set against the lush green hills of Messenia and overlooks the bay of Navarino. You can admire the beautiful view as you stroll through the town among the pink oleanders that cascade over the jetty. Just steps away, the winding streets of the historic center immerse you in a maze of houses with whitewashed facades and terracotta roof tiles. On the attractive main beach, you can relax in the shade of century-old plane trees and sample the delicious local cookies made from sesame and honey.

Day 4: Fiskardo, Kefalonia

You'll discover Fiskardo in northeastern Kefalonia, a sophisticated, flowery island. The colorful houses along the coast show amazing architecture with Italian influences. Take time to take a seat on a terrace along the waterfront, in the shade of the awnings: they offer a delightful, relaxing environment. Enjoy the spectacle of boats docking in the harbor while feasting on small meat pies called kreatopita, a Greek specialty.

Day 5: Paxos

Near the beautiful port of Gaios is Paxos, a lush haven in the Ionian Sea. The island is planted with cypresses and ancient olive trees that once supplied oil to Venice. The architecture is characterized by a distinct Venetian influence. Be seduced by the charms of this island where the ever-present nature forms beautiful landscapes. From mountainous terrain to lovely fishing villages and hidden coves, Paxos reveals its authenticity to those who want to discover it.

Day 6: At sea

Today there is time to rest at sea. This allows you to enjoy the facilities on the ship.

Day 7: The Bay of Kotor - Tivat

The long walls of the fortified city of Kotor unfold before your eyes as you admire this medieval structure, enclosed between the sea and rugged cliffs, from the deck of your ship. The quiet, deep waters of the bay and the mist clouds floating here and there create a surreal and magical atmosphere. Small islands with churches and forts on them remind us that a proud maritime people have lived here for centuries, in this bay that forms a perfect natural harbor, used by sailors since ancient times. At the crossroads of Latin and Byzantine cultures, you will have the pleasure of observing Montenegro's natural treasures on an unforgettable journey. You will spend the rest of the day in Tivat.

Day 8: Dubrovnik

We arrive at our last stop Dubrovnik. Disembarkation is at 8 am. Walk along the ramparts, admire the coastline and the elegant houses along La Placa built in the legendary travertine stone.

Price from is 18.820 euros per cabin. This is a price indication per cabin based on a standard room in all-inclusive formula, including excursions, transfer there and back, priority check-in.

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