UNESCO Heritage - Across the Corinth Canal to the Peloponnese

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£2322.0

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Highlights

  • Relaxing & Fun: Swimming, snorkeling and water toys (weather permitting), leisurely discovery walks, board games, jacuzzi
  • Active: Hiking trails, hiking up the “Rock” of Monemvasia,water sport and scuba diving (weather permitting)
  • Wellness & Fitness: Group wellness sessions, spa treatments, gym
  • Experiential: Greek dances, komboloi workshop, Greek cooking demonstration
  • Cultural: 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, significant archaeological ruins, Byzantine churches, monasteries, museums, medieval towns and villages
  • Educational: Archaeology seminars with our resident archaeologist, photography walk
  • Nature: Spectacular coastline, indigenous flora & fauna, Corinth canal

Highlights

  • Relaxing & Fun: Swimming, snorkeling and water toys (weather permitting), leisurely discovery walks, board games, jacuzzi
  • Active: Hiking trails, hiking up the “Rock” of Monemvasia,water sport and scuba diving (weather permitting)
  • Wellness & Fitness: Group wellness sessions, spa treatments, gym
  • Experiential: Greek dances, komboloi workshop, Greek cooking demonstration
  • Cultural: 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, significant archaeological ruins, Byzantine churches, monasteries, museums, medieval towns and villages
  • Educational: Archaeology seminars with our resident archaeologist, photography walk
  • Nature: Spectacular coastline, indigenous flora & fauna, Corinth canal
Ship Elysium
Capacity: 50, Type: Single cabins

This new itinerary is an epic journey that takes you across the mesmerising Corinth Canal to the Peloponnese and 5 out of the 19 UNESCO World Heritage sites found in Greece. A historical cruise that features carefully curated tours guided by our resident archaeologist.

Steeped in awe-inspiring ancient civilization, filled with history, wisdom, myths and passions, the Peloponnese is a captivating destination. A mythical land of Gods and heroes and unsurpassed natural beauty, littered with ancient monuments, monasteries, Byzantine cities, Ottoman, Frankish and Venetian fortresses.

Discover Delphi were the Oracle’s prophecies linger through the centuries, Ancient Olympia where the Olympic Games were born, the awe-inspiring Byzantine settlement of Mystras, the magnificent medieval city of Monemvasia, majestic Mycenae and Epidaurus and the enchanting island of Hydra voted by UNESCO “Best preserved island of the Mediterranean.  

This is the stuff of legends, filled with lifetime experiences that will stay with you forever.

  • Relaxing & Fun: Swimming, snorkeling and water toys (weather permitting), leisurely discovery walks, board games, jacuzzi
  • Active: Hiking trails, hiking up the “Rock” of Monemvasia,water sport and scuba diving (weather permitting)
  • Wellness & Fitness: Group wellness sessions, spa treatments, gym
  • Experiential: Greek dances, komboloi workshop, Greek cooking demonstration
  • Cultural: 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, significant archaeological ruins, Byzantine churches, monasteries, museums, medieval towns and villages
  • Educational: Archaeology seminars with our resident archaeologist, photography walk
  • Nature: Spectacular coastline, indigenous flora & fauna, Corinth canal
30 March, 2024 to 06 April, 2024 on Elysium
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Cat C
£ 2322 GBP pp (+ Port Fees £249 GBP pp)
Cat C
Lower Deck - Portholes - From 12 TO 14 Sq M Twin or queen-sized bed with plush mattress, snuggly all-season duvet and pillows, flat screen TV with access to movie channels, Mini Bar, Personal safe, Free Wi-Fi, Individually controlled A/C, Hair dryer, Telephone for internal use, Bathrobes and slippers, Beach towels & Beach bags.
Cat B
£ 2666 GBP pp (+ Port Fees £249 GBP pp)
Cat B
Lower Deck - Portholes 14 Sq M Comfortable bathrooms with shower, plush towels and lavish, organic bath amenities. Twin or queen-sized bed with plush mattress, snuggly all-season duvet and pillows, flat screen TV with access to movie channels, Mini Bar, Personal safe, Free Wi-Fi, Individually controlled A/C, Hair dryer, Telephone for internal use, Bathrobes and slippers, Beach towels & Beach bags.
Cat B+
£ 2838 GBP pp (+ Port Fees £249 GBP pp)
Cat B+
Lower Deck - Portholes - from 15 TO 17 Sq M Twin or queen-sized bed with plush mattress, snuggly all-season duvet and pillows, flat screen TV with access to movie channels, Mini Bar, Personal safe, Free Wi-Fi, Individually controlled A/C, Hair dryer, Telephone for internal use, Bathrobes and slippers, Beach towels & Beach bags.
Cat A
£ 3397 GBP pp (+ Port Fees £249 GBP pp)
Cat A
Upper Deck, Twin or Double beds - Windows - From 15 to 17 Sq M Twin or queen-sized bed with plush mattress, snuggly all-season duvet and pillows, flat screen TV with access to movie channels, Mini Bar, Personal safe, Free Wi-Fi, Individually controlled A/C, Hair dryer, Telephone for internal use, Bathrobes and slippers, Beach towels & Beach bags.
Cat A+
£ 3569 GBP pp (+ Port Fees £249 GBP pp)
Cat A+
Upper Deck - Windows - from 17 TO 20 Sq M Twin or queen-sized bed with plush mattress, snuggly all-season duvet and pillows, flat screen TV with access to movie channels, Mini Bar, Personal safe, Free Wi-Fi, Individually controlled A/C, Hair dryer, Telephone for internal use, Bathrobes and slippers, Beach towels & Beach bags.
06 April, 2024 to 13 April, 2024 on Elysium
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Cat C
£ 2322 GBP pp (+ Port Fees £249 GBP pp)
Cat C
Lower Deck - Portholes - From 12 TO 14 Sq M Twin or queen-sized bed with plush mattress, snuggly all-season duvet and pillows, flat screen TV with access to movie channels, Mini Bar, Personal safe, Free Wi-Fi, Individually controlled A/C, Hair dryer, Telephone for internal use, Bathrobes and slippers, Beach towels & Beach bags.
Cat B
£ 2666 GBP pp (+ Port Fees £249 GBP pp)
Cat B
Lower Deck - Portholes 14 Sq M Comfortable bathrooms with shower, plush towels and lavish, organic bath amenities. Twin or queen-sized bed with plush mattress, snuggly all-season duvet and pillows, flat screen TV with access to movie channels, Mini Bar, Personal safe, Free Wi-Fi, Individually controlled A/C, Hair dryer, Telephone for internal use, Bathrobes and slippers, Beach towels & Beach bags.
Cat B+
£ 2838 GBP pp (+ Port Fees £249 GBP pp)
Cat B+
Lower Deck - Portholes - from 15 TO 17 Sq M Twin or queen-sized bed with plush mattress, snuggly all-season duvet and pillows, flat screen TV with access to movie channels, Mini Bar, Personal safe, Free Wi-Fi, Individually controlled A/C, Hair dryer, Telephone for internal use, Bathrobes and slippers, Beach towels & Beach bags.
Cat A
£ 3397 GBP pp (+ Port Fees £249 GBP pp)
Cat A
Upper Deck, Twin or Double beds - Windows - From 15 to 17 Sq M Twin or queen-sized bed with plush mattress, snuggly all-season duvet and pillows, flat screen TV with access to movie channels, Mini Bar, Personal safe, Free Wi-Fi, Individually controlled A/C, Hair dryer, Telephone for internal use, Bathrobes and slippers, Beach towels & Beach bags.
Cat A+
£ 3569 GBP pp (+ Port Fees £249 GBP pp)
Cat A+
Upper Deck - Windows - from 17 TO 20 Sq M Twin or queen-sized bed with plush mattress, snuggly all-season duvet and pillows, flat screen TV with access to movie channels, Mini Bar, Personal safe, Free Wi-Fi, Individually controlled A/C, Hair dryer, Telephone for internal use, Bathrobes and slippers, Beach towels & Beach bags.
13 April, 2024 to 20 April, 2024 on Elysium
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Cat C
£ 2322 GBP pp (+ Port Fees £249 GBP pp)
Cat C
Lower Deck - Portholes - From 12 TO 14 Sq M Twin or queen-sized bed with plush mattress, snuggly all-season duvet and pillows, flat screen TV with access to movie channels, Mini Bar, Personal safe, Free Wi-Fi, Individually controlled A/C, Hair dryer, Telephone for internal use, Bathrobes and slippers, Beach towels & Beach bags.
Cat B
£ 2666 GBP pp (+ Port Fees £249 GBP pp)
Cat B
Lower Deck - Portholes 14 Sq M Comfortable bathrooms with shower, plush towels and lavish, organic bath amenities. Twin or queen-sized bed with plush mattress, snuggly all-season duvet and pillows, flat screen TV with access to movie channels, Mini Bar, Personal safe, Free Wi-Fi, Individually controlled A/C, Hair dryer, Telephone for internal use, Bathrobes and slippers, Beach towels & Beach bags.
Cat B+
£ 2838 GBP pp (+ Port Fees £249 GBP pp)
Cat B+
Lower Deck - Portholes - from 15 TO 17 Sq M Twin or queen-sized bed with plush mattress, snuggly all-season duvet and pillows, flat screen TV with access to movie channels, Mini Bar, Personal safe, Free Wi-Fi, Individually controlled A/C, Hair dryer, Telephone for internal use, Bathrobes and slippers, Beach towels & Beach bags.
Cat A
£ 3397 GBP pp (+ Port Fees £249 GBP pp)
Cat A
Upper Deck, Twin or Double beds - Windows - From 15 to 17 Sq M Twin or queen-sized bed with plush mattress, snuggly all-season duvet and pillows, flat screen TV with access to movie channels, Mini Bar, Personal safe, Free Wi-Fi, Individually controlled A/C, Hair dryer, Telephone for internal use, Bathrobes and slippers, Beach towels & Beach bags.
Cat A+
£ 3569 GBP pp (+ Port Fees £249 GBP pp)
Cat A+
Upper Deck - Windows - from 17 TO 20 Sq M Twin or queen-sized bed with plush mattress, snuggly all-season duvet and pillows, flat screen TV with access to movie channels, Mini Bar, Personal safe, Free Wi-Fi, Individually controlled A/C, Hair dryer, Telephone for internal use, Bathrobes and slippers, Beach towels & Beach bags.
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Day 1 Lavrion port

Embarkation at Lavrion between 14:00-15:00. Enjoy our signature cocktail during your smooth check-in. Welcome cocktails and dinner are followed by the lifetime experience of crossing the impressively narrow and. beautiful Corinth Canal. Overnight at sea.

 

DAY 2 Itea - Delphi

Early morning arrival at Itea, the perfect base for exploring Delphi or the enchanting seaside town of Galaxidi, with our optional tours. The ancient sanctuary of Delphi, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is known as the “navel of the world” from where the Oracle Pythia gave her prophecies. The romantic and tranquil town of Galaxidi has a rich maritime history and was once one of Greece’s wealthiest ports and shipyards. Beautiful neoclassical architecture and pebble covered courtyard are immaculately preserved to this day. Dinner onboard. Overnight at sea to Katakolon.

 

DAY 3 Katakolon (Ancient Olympia)

Morning arrival at Katakolon port, our base for exploring Ancient Olympia, another UNESCO World Heritage site of major importance as it is the birthplace of the Olympic Games. To this day the Olympic flame is lit from the rays of the sun at the Temple of Hera and passed on by a High Priestess.  Late afternoon we set sail for Gytheion. Dinner onboard and overnight at sea.

 

DAY 4 Gytheion (Mystras)

Wake up at the “Land of the Gods”, Gytheio. Gytheio is the site of ancient Cranae, a tiny island where according to legend Paris of Troy and Helen of Sparta spent their first night together before departing for Troy, thus igniting the Trojan War. Explore this relaxing and romantic place or join and optional tour to the stunning fortified settlement of Mystras, yet another UNESCO World Heritage site in our journey. Sitting proudly on mount Taygetos, Mystras served as the capital of the Byzantine settlement of Morea during the 14th and 15th centuries. Lunch on board. In the evening enjoy dinner at one of the many traditional fish tavernas in Gytheion. Overnight at port.

 

DAY 5 Elafonissos- Monemvasia

In the morning enjoy a swim stop (weather permitting) at the tiny and magical beach of Elafonissos, featuring sand hills and turquoise tropical waters, a NATURA protected habitat. Lunch onboard the Elysium. In the afternoon we arrive at the immaculately preserved medieval town of Monemvasia, meaning “the only entrance”. Explore its fairytale beauty and walk its narrow, pebbled alleys. Enjoy a romantic dinner with local cuisine and wine before returning to Elysium for our overnight sail to Nafplion.

 

DAY 6 Nafplion (Mycenae & Epidaurus)

After breakfast set out to explore Nafplion and the surrounding area. Take a guided tour to the Ancient City of Mycenae and the ancient sanctuary of Asclepius in Epidaurus, both UNESCO World Heritage sites of great historical significance. Upon return, visit the many museums in Nafplion: the Archaeological Museum, the War Museum, former site of the first Military School in Greece or the Komboloi Museum where you may also participate in a workshop to create your own. Enjoy a romantic evening at one of the most elegant cities in Greece. Overnight at port.

 

DAY 7 Hydra

Early in the morning we set sail to the Saronic island of Hydra. Enjoy a leisurely walk at one of the most cosmopolitan and equally romantic destinations in Greece. Hydra is an architectural reserve, free of motor vehicles, and summer home to many international celebrities. It has recently been named by UNESCO “The best preserved island in the Mediterranean”. Farewell dinner onboard en route to Lavrion port.

 

DAY 8 Lavrion

Disembarkation at Lavrion port after breakfast, until 10:00.

 

Please Note:

Please note itineraries are subject to change depending on weather conditions, difficulties at docking or unforeseen circumstances. This decision will be solely made by the captain based on the safety of the passengers, the crew and the ship.

Elysium
With only 25 luxuriously cocooning cabins a spa, a gym, a deliciously healthy Mediterranean cuisine, an array of cultural experiences and wellness activities, the Elysium will pamper you, spoil you a…

Elysium

Capacity 50
Crew 25

With only 25 luxuriously cocooning cabins a spa, a gym, a deliciously healthy Mediterranean cuisine, an array of cultural experiences and wellness activities, the Elysium will pamper you, spoil you and transform you. Your time on board the Elysium will be nothing short of spectacularly unique, nothing like you have ever experienced before on a cruise. A fusion of relaxation, wellness, discovering and fun.

Visit pristine coves and beaches only accessible by private yacht, discover old civilisations, learn a new craft, have a massage, meditate at sunset, enjoy a chilled drink, hike a volcano, fish with locals, snorkel, stargaze, read a book. You decide. The Elysium awaits to soothe your soul and excite your senses.

CABINS

25 spacious, stylishly decorated cabins - 5 different categories depending on location and size. All cabins are flexible, converted to twin or double.

MAIN DECK & BAR

At daytime relax and read your book under the shade sails or simply feel the sea breeze in your face. Alfresco meals are served here, while you may order food and drinks from the all-day menu at the bar. In the evening, the music sets the mood as you unwind and socialise with your fellow travellers.

WELLNESS SUN DECK

Enjoy morning or sunset yoga sessions, Pilates classes or a meditation session on the Phos Wellness Deck. Bask in the sun or under a summer full moon. Equipped with comfy sun-beds, a jacuzzi, a large slumber sofa and a telescope for romantic stargazing, it is an inviting spot day or night.

DINING EXPERIENCES

Our farm-to-table refined cuisine is served at our indoor dining room or alfresco at our outdoor dining area. You may enjoy nibbles and finger food along with fresh juices, mocktails, cocktails, a chilled glass of wine, or champagne anywhere on the Elysium. We also accommodate special food requests and will be happy to throw your own catch of the day on the grill.

Cabin layout for Elysium

Includes

  • Accommodation in twin or double cabins with private bath, individually controlled A/C, snuggly all-season duvet, pillow menu, flat screen tv with various channels, music, minibar, personal safe, wi-fi access, hair dryer, telephone for internal use, lavish bath products, spa robes and slippers, beach towels
  • Buffet breakfast, half-board, welcome cocktail, BBQ, still water and unlimited filter coffee, tea, cookies station
  • Room service offered without surcharge
  • All group wellness sessions with our qualified onboard Wellness Coach
  • Occasional themed seminars by visiting masters
  • Access to mini gym
  • Use of fishing equipment, sanitized snorkeling equipment and water sports equipment
  • Free Wi-fi
  • All advice by our multilingual Cruise Concierge & our Wellness Coach

Excludes

  • Beverages and alcoholic drinks
  • Boutique purchases
  • Optional shore excursions or additional land arrangements
  • Spa treatments
  • Nail services
  • Water ski & scuba diving
  • Crew gratuities at passenger discretion
  • Medical services
  • Passenger personal expenses
  • Laundry and dry-cleaning services
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