Greece

Located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa, the country boasts Europe's largest coastline in the Mediterranean basin as well as being one of the most mountainous countries in Europe. Alongside the mainland, Greece consists of thousands of tiny islands attracting millions of visitors annually to its golden beaches and aquamarine sea.

Geography aside, Greece has a culture that cannot fail to inspire with an incredible history spanning four millennia of invasions, discoveries and battles with unique and world famous ruins and monuments dotted liberally across the landscape. Ancient Greece is known throughout the world for its legends and heroes, but in addition to its hedonistic mythology, it was the birthplace of some of the pillars of the western world including democracy, western philosophy, the Olympic Games, western literature and drama and major mathematical and scientific principles.

This land of the gods will offer a sense of discovery and enjoyment and visitors can always be sure of a warm welcome, a glass of Ouzo and a meal in the sunshine.

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A Better Way to Travel

The Greek Islands have long been associated with backpacking and island hopping. Whilst making like a turtle and carrying all that heavy kit on your back might be the only option during one’s more formative years, as we grow older we tend to prefer a few more home comforts. If you would prefer to see the Greek Islands in a far more comfortable manner then please allow us to introduce small-ship cruising.

The M/Y Harmony G is a modern, high-tech mega-yacht with just 21 cabins, a maximum of 46 passengers and 16 to 18 crew members to ensure the voyage runs as smoothly as possible. The additional benefit of a small-ship cruise is that they are considerably more flexible than those huge ocean-going liners. Hence, our island hopping voyage will include some of the far lesser known islands as well as the usual highlights.


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Small-ship cruise on the Aegean Sea

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We’re sure that you will have heard of Mykonos, Santorini, and Crete but what about Kea, Delos, Kythira and stunning Spetses where the Athens glitterati come to play? These are islands which remain largely untouched by overseas tourism and it’s really only the Greeks themselves who are aware of them. 

There are mainline sites which remain very much under the tourism radar too. The Peloponnese is beginning to open up to UK visitors but colourful towns such as Nafplio and astounding places such as Monemvasia (a village which was originally carved out of a massive lump of coastal rock) remain the preserve of the discerning rather than the mass tourist.

We did a quick straw poll around the office. Not surprisingly, quite a few of us have done the backpacking thing in the past. When it came to a vote between lugging our belongings around under a burning Mediterranean sun and letting the M/Y Harmony G take the strain, there was only ever going to be one winner!

 

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