Wines of Greece Cruise by Variety Cruises. 8-day all inclusive cruise focussing on Greece’s most prolific wine regions and also tasting wines from a different regions in Greece like Evia, Ikaria, Crete, Chios…
Combining a cruise with wine tasting is the latest Limited Edition experience trip by Variety Cruises’ setting sail on 26th August from Marina Zeas in Athens.
Why not discover the wealth of Greek wines while cruising around the Greek mainland and islands with wine stopovers in Nemea, Santorini, and Tinos and more during this exclusive cruise by Variety! With wine being the focal point of this voyage, guests will also experience other highlights as the wild mountains of the Peloponnese, the medieval castle town of Monemvasia, the breath-taking views of Santorini, and the quieter villages of the Cyclades and Eastern Aegean islands like Samos or Fournoi.
Prices start from 4350 euros per person for this all-inclusive 8-day cruise.
For this trip, Variety Cruises has teamed up with Tim Clarke, who’ll be leading the cruise and imparting his knowledge about Greek, where he’ll be discussing the history of Greek wines, the indigenous varieties, wine growers discussing their wines, wine tasting from areas like Chios, Evia, Crete, Ikaria.
Visits to wineries like Semeli, Gaia and Tsimbidis in the Peloponnese, Argyros in Santorini, Volacus in Tinos and the Kokotos Estate in Attica and more.
This voyage of discovery of Greek wines will follow start and end in Athens with stops in Hydra, Nafplion to visit Mycenae and the Nemea wine region famous for its red wines, Monemvasia home to the Malvasia appellation wine indigenous to the area, Milos with its amazing beaches, Santorini with its breath-taking views and Argyros winery visit, then Samos famous for its muscat wines and home to the Vakakis Winery, Tinos and the emerging star winery Volacus. While on the cruise, dinners will be paired with wines from different areas of Greece and with mini lectures given by Tim Clarke.
“Wines of Greece Cruise”, departure on August 26 on the 177-foot super yacht Harmony G to discover the viniculture of Greece both on the mainland and the islands with swimming and water sports leisure time off, visits to archaeological sites and beautiful towns like Nafplion, Monemvasia or picturesque islands like Hydra, Fournoi, Milos, Tinos or famous islands like Santorini.
The chef will design classic and regional fare, matching intense local flavours with the unique and varied wines. This exclusive Wines of Cruise will be led by Tim Clarke a pioneer of global wine tourism with more than four decades. Prices start from 4,350 per person for an all-inclusive 8-day cruise.
> Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning
> Tim Clarke as your Wine Guide and Expert Host on board
> Daily Wine & History Tours on shore
> 12 meals paired with wines chose by the wine ambassador Tim Clarke
> Including 9 dinners or buffet lunches on board paired with selected fine wines from the regions visited
> 3 lunches ashore at the wine estate or local tavernas including wines, traditional Greek food and transfers
> Buffet breakfast each morning
> On board tastings as per the itinerary
Special Activities on board:
> Welcome Sail-away Reception on Day 1 with sparkling wine, dinners with local wines and guests, and Captain’s Dinner
> Use of snorkelling equipment (Masks, Fins and Snorkels), and Beach Towels
> Kayaks, Water Toys and Stand-Up Paddle Boards (subject to availability)