Greece and Sicily

Board the magnificent Star Flyer for this 7-night sailing cruise from Athens to Malta, calling at the lesser-known ports of Hydra, Monemvasia and Syracuse

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7 nights from £1142pp

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Embark Star Flyer in Piraeus, the port for Athens, to begin this memorable voyage to the historic Greek islands, Sicily and Malta.

Discover the charming island of Hydra, a haven of peace and tranquillity with no roads or motor vehicles, before sailing to the old walled fortress town of Monemvasia with its cobbled streets, superb views and 12th-century Byzantine church.

Explore the picturesque town of Pilos which was a significant kingdom in Mycenean Greece then discover Sicily’s timeless beauty on a call at the delightful town of Syracuse. Gozo boasts a spectacular coastline and some of the best diving opportunities in the Mediterranean.

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Greece and Sicily Itinerary

Day 1 - Piraeus (Greece)

Embark Star Flyer in Piraeus.

Day 2 - Hydra or Nafplio

In 2018, visit the interesting island of Hydra which has no roads or vehicles, a wild and sparsely populated interior and magnificent mansions, some open to visitors, and built by shipowners in the 18th century. Walk along steep donkey trails, visit one of the many monasteries, and soak in the atmosphere which attracts artists to make their homes here. In 2019, visit Nafplio which is argubaly one of Greece's prettiest towns which is overlooked by the impressive Palamidi fortress. Discover the magnificent Venetian houses and neoclassical mansions or shop in the upmarket boutiques.

Day 3 - Monemvasia

This perfectly preserved ancient walled town is connected to the Peloponnese mainland by a causeway. The maze of medieval streets and twisting alleys lead up to the 12th-century Byzantine church of Aghia Sophia, and to the fortress which defended the enclave from assaults by Normans, Catalans and pirates.

Day 4 - Pilos

Picturesque Pilos has a huge natural harbour surrounded by pine-covered hills. Perhaps visit the Mycenean Palace of Nestor and the archaeological museum in nearby Chora, or take a boat trip to the lighthouse at the entrance of the bay of Navarino.

Day 5 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 6 - Syracuse (Sicily)

Syracuse’s timeless beauty is a delight to behold; a labyrinth of medieval lanes leads to the sparkling blue sea and ancient Greek ruins rising from fragrant lemon orchards are a window into the fascinating history of the Mediterranean.

Day 7 - Gozo (Malta)

Admire the Baroque churches, impressive forts and spectacular coastline of Gozo, an island steeped in myth. This is one of the Mediterranean's best diving spots with reefs, underwater caves and shipwrecks to explore.

Day 8 - Valletta

Disembark Star Flyer in Valletta.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board accommodation on Star Flyer in chosen cabin category

Price Does Not Include

  • Flights and transfers - please contact us for a quote
  • Port Charges
  • Optional excursions

Special Features

  • The 15 Oct 2019 departure features special guest Helen Noviello, yoga instructor

Save 20% on 2019 departures PLUS exclusive £50pp discount on all departures! Book by 31 Jan 2019

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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • October
    • Oct 15th - Piraeus to Valletta - Sailing on: Star Flyer From: £1142
      Cat 6 Cat 5 Cat 4 Cat 3 Cat 2 Cat 1 Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £1490 Brochure Price from: £1655 Brochure Price from: £1835 Brochure Price from: £1965 Brochure Price from: £2085 Brochure Price from: £2375 Brochure Price from: £3195
      Blue Water Price from: £1142 Blue Water Price from: £1274 Blue Water Price from: £1418 Blue Water Price from: £1522 Blue Water Price from: £1618 Blue Water Price from: £1850 Blue Water Price from: £2506

Price Information

  • Guaranteed Single - 2018: £1860 2019: £1895
  • Third Person - 2018: £555 2019: £590
  • Port Charges - £165pp
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