Harmony G Exterior
Ionian Swim and Sail
Ionian Swim and Sail
Harmony G Outdoor Lounge
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Ionian Swim and Sail
Ionian Swim and Sail
Ionian Swim and Sail

Ionian Swim and Sail

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IMPORTANT NOTE
 Port Taxes of approximately EUR345 per person are additional to the cruise prices above

2025 EARLY BOOKING SPECIAL OFFER
10% Early Booking Discount on all 2025 departures
Valid for bookings made by by 31 January, 2025
special conditions apply
Ionian Swim and Sail on M/Y Harmony G
Limited Sailings - June, July, August
7 Nights/8 Days · from Athens (Marina Zea) to Athens (Marina Zea)
 
2025 Departure Dates - M/Y Harmony G
June: 27 | July: 04, 11, 18, 25 | August: 01, 08, 15, 22
 
Introduction:

Experience the Ionian islands with emerald landscapes, sparkling turquoise waters and colourful tranquil port towns.

Embark on a journey to the Greek Ionian islands and immerse yourself in a world of enchanting beauty. Explore emerald landscapes that stretch as far as the eye can see, where hillsides are adorned with vibrant flora. Dip into sparkling turquoise waters that beckon you to unwind and discover the secrets beneath the surface. Wander through colourful port towns, each exuding a tranquil charm that invites you to savour the unique essence of Greek island life. This is a voyage to a realm where every moment is painted in hues of serenity and magic.

Highlights include: Corinth Canal – Kefalonia – Paxoi – Ithaca – Corfu – Angistri - Aegina

 

Day 1: Marina Zea - Corinth Canal Crossing to Kefalonia

Embark in Marina Zea in Athens, between 2pm-3 pm. Feel the excitement build as you receive a warm welcome with a refreshing drink, setting the tone for the maritime escapade ahead. Familiarize yourself with your floating home, forge connections with fellow travellers and the friendly crew. The ship departs soon after embarkation, when your Captain’s welcome and the safety drill demonstration is over.

As the sun paints the sky with hues of gold, indulge in a sumptuous Welcome Dinner on board. You are ready to navigate the legendary Corinth Canal and venture towards the enchanting destination of Kefalonia. Overnight at sea.

Day 2: Sami - Kefalonia

Awaken to the gentle lull of the sea as you anchor at a secluded bay near Sami, for a refreshing morning swim-stop. Immerse yourself in the crystalline waters, surrounded by the natural beauty that defines Kefalonia. Following lunch on-board, you make your way to Sami port, a captivating locale renowned as the main setting for the movie "Captain Corelli’s Mandolin." The afternoon is at your leisure to explore the surroundings of nearby Mellisani Cave or stroll around the serene Karavomilos Lake.

For those seeking further exploration, indulge in an optional excursion to uncover the island's hidden gems. Venture into the enchanting Drogarati cave, wander through the capital town of Argostoli, pay homage to the island's patron saint at the Monastery of Agios Gerasimos, and savour the flavours of renowned local wines at one of the island's prestigious wineries. As the sun dips below the horizon, indulge in the freedom to choose your dining experience. Whether you opt for a charming local eatery or a seaside taverna, let the flavours of Kefalonia tantalize your taste buds. Overnight in Sami, Kefalonia.

Day 3: Antipaxos - Paxos

Early morning sail towards these enchanting islands, celebrated for their natural splendour, crystalline waters, and verdant landscapes. Your vessel arrives at Antipaxos, a gem nestled close to Paxos, renowned for its small size yet grandeur in stunning beaches and translucent turquoise waters. Immerse yourself in the beauty of a pristine beach, revel in a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear sea, and delight in an onboard BBQ. In the afternoon, set sail for Gaios, the heart of Paxos and its main town and port. Gaios greets you with its picturesque charm and captivating allure. Wander through narrow lanes adorned with vibrant flowers, explore local boutiques, and absorb the island's unique atmosphere. At sunset, Gaios transforms into a romantic haven. Enjoy the freedom of your evening, discovering the local cuisine at a charming taverna or experiencing the vibrant nightlife in Gaios. Whether you prefer a leisurely dinner under the stars or dancing the night away, Gaios caters to every whim. Following midnight, set sail towards Corfu.

Day 4: Corfu

Your seafaring adventure reaches the enchanting island of Corfu, where history, architecture, and culture intertwine in a mesmerizing tapestry. As you dock near Corfu's cruise port, immerse yourself in the allure of the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Corfu, or Kerkyra, beckons with its unique blend of influences from the Venetians, French, British, and Greeks. A full day at your leisure to explore both the town and the island. Delve into the layers of Corfu's past, from ancient influences to more recent cultural amalgamations. The island's diverse architecture, beautiful landscapes, and vibrant culture await your discovery. For those seeking a deeper dive into Corfu's splendours, join the optional morning excursion to Kanoni area. Marvel at the breathtaking view of Mouse Island and the Vlacherna Monastery. Explore the Mon Repo Palace with its museum and lush green garden. A guided walk through the Old Town unveils the Liston Promenade and Spianada Square, offering a glimpse into Corfu's rich heritage. Return to the ship for a Greek Night celebration on board. Immerse yourself in the lively spirit of Greek culture through music, dance, and culinary delights.

Day 5: Ithaca - Vathi

Wake up to the tranquillity of Meganisi, a small and picturesque island gracing the Ionian Sea, situated off the eastern coast of the larger island of Lefkada. The day unfolds on Meganisi, presenting you with the delightful dilemma of deciding whether to plunge into the refreshing sea or savour a leisurely breakfast on the deck. Our suggestion? Why not indulge in both, making the most of the idyllic surroundings. After a delicious BBQ lunch on board, your ship gracefully navigates towards Vathi, the capital and main port of Ithaca. Renowned for its connection to Homer's epic poem, the Odyssey, Ithaca stands as the famed homeland of Odysseus. Vathi welcomes you with a picturesque panorama, featuring colourful houses adorning the waterfront, traditional tavernas, and charming shops that imbue the town with a serene atmosphere. Take a leisurely stroll along the waterfront, where the echo of ancient tales mingles with the gentle lapping of the sea. Choose one of the typical tavernas that line the waterfront for an evening of culinary delights. Whether you opt for fresh seafood or traditional Greek fare, Vathi promises a feast for the senses. As the night descends, let the captivating charm of Vathi cradle you in its embrace. Whether you choose to savour a moonlit moment on deck or explore the town's evening ambiance, the overnight stay in Vathi extends an invitation to immerse yourself in the tranquillity of legendary Ithaca.

Day 6: Ithaca - Messolonghi

As the sun rises, your vessel departs from the charming port of Ithaca, embarking on a morning journey to the historically significant town of Messolonghi. Your experienced captain promises a scenic route, making a delightful pitstop at a beautiful beach for another refreshing swim. Have a tasty lunch onboard as you navigate through the Gulf of Patras. Let the sea breeze carry you towards Messolonghi, a town steeped in history, cultural heritage, and a poignant connection to the struggle for Greek independence. Your first adventure in Messolonghi involves a walking tour into the lagoon, renowned for its biodiversity and a sanctuary for birdwatchers. Immerse yourself in the natural splendour as various migratory bird species make this habitat their own. Afterward, wander through the charming old town, where traditional architecture, narrow streets, and historic buildings reflect the town's diverse history under Ottoman and Venetian rule. Feel the echoes of different eras as you explore the winding streets, absorbing the essence of Messolonghi's rich past. As evening descends, dine in one of the local tavernas. In the late evening, set sail toward the iconic Corinth Canal.

Day 7: Corinth Canal – Agistri - Aegina

As dawn graces the horizon, witness the awe-inspiring passage through the Corinth Canal, a testament to human ingenuity connecting the Saronic Gulf with the Aegean Sea. The morning unfolds with breathtaking views, marking the beginning of a day filled with exploration. Your maritime sojourn takes you to the small yet enchanting island of Agistri, known for its natural beauty and crystal-clear waters. Indulge in a final swim off the ship, savouring the embrace of the Saronic Gulf. A healthy light lunch onboard sets the stage for your arrival at Aegina. Free time to explore the island and its charming town or opt for the optional excursion, unveiling the Monastery of Agios Nectarios, the ancient temple of Aphaia, and the picturesque Aegina town. As the sun sets on the Saronic, relish a Captain's Farewell Dinner, a culinary celebration of the experiences shared, and memories created throughout the cruise. Your voyage concludes with an evening arrival at Marina Zea. The twinkling lights of Athens greet you, providing a fitting backdrop to reminisce about the days spent exploring the wonders of the Ionian islands.

Day 8: Marina Zea, Athens

Disembarkation at 8.30am after breakfast. Disembarkation is not a goodbye but a "see you later."

TOUR INCLUSIONS:

  • Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private facilities & air conditioning
  • Half-board: Buffet breakfast and one main meal daily including a Welcome Cocktail, a Greek Night evening, fun BBQ (weather permitting), and Captain’s Dinner
  • Regular (filter) coffee tea and drinking water available all day
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment, and Beach Towels (subject to availability)
  • English-Speaking Local (Greek) Cruise Escort

TOUR EXCLUSIONS:

  • International air fares
  • Beverages (except those mentioned above)
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements (shore excursions are proposed and arranged on board by the tour leaders)
  • Crew tips
  • Wi-Fi (available at a charge)
  • Personal expenses
  • Port Taxes and fuel surcharges
  • Porterage
  • Departure taxes
  • Hotel charges for minibar or any extra charges
  • Visas (unless specified)
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above

THE M/Y HARMONY G - MEGA YACHT

The M/Y HARMONY G is a modern elegant yacht with a sleek high-tech look very similar to the private yachts to be found in the famous ports of the world.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • Length: 54 m
  • Launched: 2001 | Renovated: 2013 | Refurbished 2022/23
  • Cabins: 21
  • Capacity: 44 passengers
  • Crew: 16-18

The M/Y HARMONY G is a 54 meter/21 cabin elegant yacht that was launched in 2001, renovated in 2013 and refurbished in 2022-2023. This sleek high-tech looking yacht complies with the most stringent SOLAS safety regulations

CABIN SPECIFICATIONS:
The 21 cabins of the M/Y HARMONY G are located on Upper Deck (4 cabins), on Main Deck (11 cabins) and on Lower Deck (6 cabins). They are upscale and intimate, decorated with soft colour furnishing. The cabins are equipped with twin or queen size beds, with two of the cabins being triples, and have large windows (two portholes on the Lower Deck). All cabins offer en-suite bathrooms with shower, flat-screen TVs, CD/DVD players, music channels, mini fridges, hairdryers, individually controlled A/C and safe deposit boxes.

Category C Lower Deck

1 Double or 2 Lower Beds

The Category C cabins are located on the lower deck. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV (Satellite channels), CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).

Category B Main Deck

2 Lower Beds

The Category B cabins are located on the main deck. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat screen TV (Satellite channels), CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).

Category A Main Deck

2 Lower Beds

The Category A cabins are located on the main deck. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV (Satellite channels), CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).  

Category P Upper Deck

1 Double Bed or 2 Lower Beds

The Category P suites are located on the upper deck. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV (Satellite channels), CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).

Service on board is provided by your Captain, the Cruise Coordinator and your experienced Marine and Hotel crew members. Service will be attentive or unobtrusive according to your requirements and priority is always given to the safety and comfort of passengers.

Organised excursions are available for most ports of call and can be pre-booked or reserved 24 hours in advance.

LIFE ON BOARD
During the day, life on board centres around the Bar Lounge and Dining Room at the Main Deck and meals are also served “al fresco” depending on the weather. The Captain will drop anchor at secluded bays and beautiful uninhabited islands where, weather permitting, guests enjoy swimming, snorkelling and kayaking. The Mega Yachts accommodate all guests at one single seating and provides a high standard of cuisine, always with some local flavour.

MAIN DECK DINING ROOM
The classy dining room is surrounded by large windows providing beautiful views of the ports of call. The spacious dining room seats all passengers in a single, unassigned seating and food is served at the table or displayed on the state of the art hot & cold buffet which also includes an “a la minute cooking” section.

UPPER DECK LOUNGE AREA & DINING ROOM
The interior lounge has relaxing couches and comfortable lounge chairs where you can have a drink and gaze out of the large windows into the breathtaking sceneries you are cruising into, read a book, watch television on the satellite TV or one of our documentaries on the next place you are visiting. Also located on the Upper Deck, the outdoor dining area provides beautiful views of the ports of call visited.  

SUN DECK
The vessel features a Sun Deck with a sitting area to relax and enjoy unobstructed views and with ample Sun loungers’ space to bask under the sun, read a good book or just gaze at the scenery.

Trip prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however all offers are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking. All featured tour itineraries and offers may be subject to change due to seasonal variations without notice, or due to local conditions or other conditions. Please confirm all details at time of booking. Travel insurance is mandatory for all Innovative Travel bookings. All passports must be valid for 6 months prior to your return to your home country. Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. Special VIP meet and assist offers are available in some destinations for New Zealand passport holders, for other nationalities please check at the time of booking. For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Booking Conditions page.

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