Our Harmony Greek Island Cruises are a perfect option for those looking for a blend of on-shore cultural and historical sightseeing, coastal relaxation, on-deck sea-view unwinding and the friendly atmosphere of a small ship cruise.
The gulet Artemis – our beautiful motorised ocean vessel that can accommodate up to 46 passengers with 16 cabins – operates the Harmony Cruise. It is best suited for ‘young at heart’ travellers looking for an adventurous Greece sailing trip to some of the most iconic island stops in a round-trip from Athens.
This sailing trip is a fun Greek Isles Cruise focusing on experiencing the true beauty of Greece while still offering fun socialisation options in the evenings in line with the renowned Greek hospitality. What’s more, you will be cruising in comfort since all our cabins include a private bathroom and air-conditioning.
|SEASON 2020||DEPARTURE DATES||Prices Include Buffet Breakfast|
|A||JUNE||650.-Euro per person|
|C||SEPTEMBER||650.-Euro per person|
Solo traveler. If you are traveling solo we always match you with the same gender on the cabin. If you want to have your own private cabin there will be an extra charge of 75% of the total amount for 1 person price.
Departure Day: Saturdays (In May, June, July and September)
Departure Time: 14:00 (Please try and arrive 30 minutes before)
Finish Time: 09:00 (On the following Saturday, docking at Athens)
Note: It is also possible to finish the trip on Friday evening, as the vessel will have already arrived in Athens by then.
There is an extra 80 € p.p. port tax that needs to be paid in cash upon arrival.
All our cabins are double/twin, mainly triples and a few quads. We always try to allocate on our cabins same gender guests, however we can not guarantee that it will always be the case.
Important: There are no extra costs on local taxes upon arrival. The prices above are the final prices that you will pay for the sailing tour.
The above stated prices are subject to change without any notice. Keep in mind that as the departure date of the sailing tour comes closer the prices might increase, so it is wise to book in advance and secure the cheapest price. Once you have paid your 50% deposit, your price for the tour is fixed and will not be able to change, unless we for any reason will decrease the price and we will pass it on to you also.
DAY 1 SATURDAY / Athens - Agistri
As this is the designated arrival day, you have time to explore the Greek capital before you set sail.
Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities, where you can explore over 3,400 years of history. Buy yourself the multi-site combo tickets for €30 that grants you entry for five days to all the classical sites, including the Acropolis hilltop and the famed Parthenon structure and six other Archaeological sites: Temple of Zeus, Ancient Agora, Hadrian’s Library, Roman Agora, Keramikos Cemetery and Lyceum of Aristotle. The modern Acropolis museum is well worth a visit to learn more and view hundreds of more artefacts.
If you want to see and learn a lot on short time, consider one of the many Athens walking tours on offer – from general city navigation and history, to philosophy, architecture and, of course, food walking tours. Or stroll the old neighbourhoods from Plake to Psyri, try souvlaki or sip on a frappe and hang out with the locals in one of the city’s many cafes.
In the afternoon, please make your way to our marina in Marina Zeas, where you can meet your fellow sailors ready for departure at 2 pm.
Our first stop of the day is Agkristri Island, one of the small and perfectly formed Saronic group of islands. A hotspot for Athenians looking for a beach getaway, you too can indulge in this local secret – where uncrowded beaches and lush nature awaits.
Toga Night: You can’t visit Greece and not revel in a traditional dinner, complete with Greek wine and spirits, all the meze and traditional Greek music to match your classic toga outfit. Get ready for the spirit of Greek OPA! on this fun evening.
Diving: Diving is a treasure hunt to find some of the 2000-year-old ancient histories in the Sunken City of Epidaurus. Even if not deep diving, Epidvaros is known for its caves, underwater rock walls and stunning, fish-filled coral reefs in the azure waters which are also accessible if snorkelling.
DAY 2 SUNDAY/ Poros
We continue our Greek sailing adventure and journey towards to the little Greek island of Poros, famed for its wild lemon trees, sandy beaches with blue-green waters, lush greenery and Poseidon’s Temple ruins.
Love Bay and Askeli are two of the island’s best-loved beaches, from which you can explore the Aegean Sea with adrenalin via the massive array of watersports on offer.
There’s time to wander picturesque Poros Town, visit the historical Monastery of Zoodochos Pighi and sample some of the best Greek food – and cocktails – on the island.
Poros Water Sports
DAY 3 MONDAY/ Ermioni
Today we bid farewell to Poros and head for the ancient town of Ermioni. This pine tree backed and beach-lined cove looks and feels just like an island, filled with archaeological ruins and pretty villages.
Take hilltop walks to stunning viewpoints, visit the Venetian castle in Thermisia village or head to the Mandrakia neighbourhood whose lively atmosphere is the perfect place to order a glass of wine from one of the area’s famous vineyards.
DAY 4 TUESDAY/ Spetses
Spetses is the island of Greek naval traditions and played a significant role in the 1821 War of Independence, with preserved captain’s mansions on the seafront by the quaint Old Harbour of Dapia, and a thriving town that remains the heart of commercial life on the island.
Horse-drawn carriages can take you on a romantic journey around the old town streets, and the iconic Cathedral of Agios Nikolaos is a must-visit for history lovers.
There are a handful of beaches you can visit, many with water sports facilities, although Zogeriá (Paradise Beach) remains a favourite for sun-worshippers as it is considered the most beautiful with its backdrop of pine trees.
We stay overnight in Spetses, allowing time to wander the atmospheric old town at dusk, where you’ll find lively bars and clubs. You can even join a late-night party on the beach.
DAY 5 WEDNESDAY / Hydra - Dokos
On the firth day of our ocean cruising, we sail towards a revered gem of the Aegean – the island of Hydra. With a ban on wheeled and motor vehicles, Hydra uses donkeys as its primary means of transport. However, it’s compact size and layout means it’s just as easy to navigate on foot, where you can stroll its romantic cobble-stoned backstreets and narrow village walkways.
As the heat rises, spend the afternoon in the calm waters swimming or by SUP (stand-up paddleboarding) in the tranquil bay on the Hydra coastline, or pass the time idly dining in a tavern, awaiting one of the best sunsets in Greece.
BBQ Bay Night
DAY 6 THURSDAY / Aegina
We will moor at the tiny fishing village of Perdika, perched on the idyllic eastern shores of Aegina Island, known for its temple of Athena Aphaia.
Here you can indulge in some the Saronic Islands’ best seafood, as well as spend the afternoon swimming in the crystal-clear waters and wandering around the picture-perfect bay, before heading to the taverna-lined harbour for the last Greek island feast..
DAY 7 FRIDAY/ Athens
After a refreshing morning swim in the sparkling blues of the Aegean Sea, we’ll set sail for our final destination on your island-hopping sailing trip. Enjoy the sea breeze and ocean views as you relax onboard.
We’ll arrive back in Athens in plenty of time for you to continue your exploration of the city. Our crew will be on hand to give you some top tips and local insights, to find corners of the city you wouldn’t otherwise know.
Athens Guided Tour
DAY 8 FRIDAY/ Athens (Departure Day)
As we come back in full circle to Athens, this is our departure day, where you’ll be saying goodbye to your new friends and your crew. Hopefully, we will see you again next year for more sailing around the Greek islands.
This itinerary may need to CHANGE due to inclement weather conditions, difficulties at docking or unforeseen circumstances. This decision will be made solely at your captain’s discretion, based on the safety of the group and the ship.
The following excursions can be arranged when you first arrive on your ship , and depending on availability, can even be arrange during your cruise or when you book your spot online by pre booking excursions and receiving a discount . All excursions that are not pre booked are payable in cash locally with the service provider – so make sure you have enough Euros before you depart!
BBQ Night (Hydra)
The Captain’s Dinner is the signature a la carte dining experience. The perfect closing of the day is by far an enjoyable dinner with all specialities of the greek gastronomy, delicious local meat and off course free shots of ouzo, all prepared by our experienced staff. Enjoy the enchanting atmosphere of such a dinner at the most cosmopolitan island of Greece, Hydra and feel the vibe of the island. This dinner is unique, as it is also accompanied with rhythmic music and that’s a challenge for you to show your dance skills!
Starts at 19:00 – 21:00
Quad Bikes (Spetses)
This is the real adventure! Explore Spetses with our ATV’s, buggy’s and motorbikes! Drive through the picturesque villages of the island, feel the Saronic Breeze and get ready to experience the authentic Saronic scenery. We will drive towards the famous Greek traditional villages along the way. Water sports are available at the beach also.
Starts at 13:00 – 15:00
Water Sports (Poros)
This water sports center consists the ideal option for those who love adventure. It is located at the southwest side of the island at Neorio beach, 1km from the main port of Poros. It offers a wide variety of water sports facilities in the fine golden sun & crystal clear waters of Nerio’s beach.
Starts at : 17:00 – 20:00
Duration : 3hrs
Athens Tour (Athens)
An experienced guide will take you back in that time as the rich cultural heritage of ancient Athens waits from you to explore it. Here some of the sights that you will have the opportunity to admire during your tour are: the Acropolis of Athens, the marble masterpieces on display at the Acropolis Museum, Parthenon, Dionysos Theater and Sanctuary, etc.
Starts at 16:00 – 20:00