- 7 nights accommodation on board
- Buffet Breakfast daily
- BBQ party
- Experienced local tour manager
- Traditional ensuite ships
- Free shots of OUZO
- Free BYO onboard
- Free 3G Wi-Fi onboard
- Travel Insurance
- Local transportation
Our Harmony Greek Island Cruises are a perfect option for those looking for a blend of on-shore cultural and historical sightseeing, coastal relaxation, on-deck sea-view unwinding and the friendly atmosphere of a small ship cruise.
The gulet Artemis – our beautiful motorised ocean vessel that can accommodate up to 46 passengers with 16 cabins – operates the Harmony Cruise. It is best suited for ‘young at heart’ travellers looking for an adventurous Greece sailing trip to some of the most iconic island stops in a round-trip from Athens.
This sailing trip is a fun Greek Isles Cruise focusing on experiencing the true beauty of Greece while still offering fun socialisation options in the evenings in line with the renowned Greek hospitality. What’s more, you will be cruising in comfort since all our cabins include a private bathroom and air-conditioning.
If you are a group interested to charter our boat for sailing around some of the best Greek islands email us: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tailor-made itineraries are also available.
HARMONY ITINERARIES & PRICING
The Harmony Cruise itinerary is subject to change dependent on weather conditions, difficulties at docking or unforeseen circumstances. This decision will be made solely at your captain’s discretion, based on the safety of the group and the ship. We recommended that you purchase travel insurance before departing for a Greece sailing trip.
When arranging your transportation, such as flights and on-ground transfers, please ensure you give yourself enough time in-between for the arrival and departure from your group.
Departure Day: Saturdays (In May, June, July and September)
Departure Time: 14:00 (Please try and arrive 30 minutes before)
Finish Time: 09:00 (On the following Saturday, docking at Athens)
Note: It is also possible to finish the trip on Friday evening, as the vessel will have already arrived in Athens by then.
Day 1 - Athens - Agistri
As this is the designated arrival day, you have time to explore the Greek capital before you set sail.
Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities, where you can explore over 3,400 years of history. Buy yourself the multi-site combo tickets for €30 that grants you entry for five days to all the classical sites, including the Acropolis hilltop and the famed Parthenon structure and six other Archaeological sites: Temple of Zeus, Ancient Agora, Hadrian’s Library, Roman Agora, Keramikos Cemetery and Lyceum of Aristotle. The modern Acropolis museum is well worth a visit to learn more and view hundreds of more artefacts.
If you want to see and learn a lot on short time, consider one of the many Athens walking tours on offer – from general city navigation and history, to philosophy, architecture and, of course, food walking tours. Or stroll the old neighbourhoods from Plake to Psyri, try souvlaki or sip on a frappe and hang out with the locals in one of the city’s many cafes.
In the afternoon, please make your way to our marina in Marina Zeas, where you can meet your fellow sailors ready for departure at 2 pm.
Our first stop of the day is Agkristri Island, one of the small and perfectly formed Saronic group of islands. A hotspot for Athenians looking for a beach getaway, you too can indulge in this local secret – where uncrowded beaches and lush nature awaits.
Toga Night: You can’t visit Greece and not revel in a traditional dinner, complete with Greek wine and spirits, all the meze and traditional Greek music to match your classic toga outfit. Get ready for the spirit of Greek OPA! on this fun evening.
Diving: Diving is a treasure hunt to find some of the 2000-year-old ancient histories in the Sunken City of Epidaurus. Even if not deep diving, Epidvaros is known for its caves, underwater rock walls and stunning, fish-filled coral reefs in the azure waters which are also accessible if snorkelling.
Day 2 - Poros
We continue our Greek sailing adventure and journey towards to the little Greek island of Poros, famed for its wild lemon trees, sandy beaches with blue-green waters, lush greenery and Poseidon’s Temple ruins.
Love Bay and Askeli are two of the island’s best-loved beaches, from which you can explore the Aegean Sea with adrenalin via the massive array of watersports on offer.
There’s time to wander picturesque Poros Town, visit the historical Monastery of Zoodochos Pighi and sample some of the best Greek food – and cocktails – on the island.
Day 3 - Ermioni
Today we bid farewell to Poros and head for the ancient town of Ermioni. This pine tree backed and beach-lined cove looks and feels just like an island, filled with archaeological ruins and pretty villages.
Take hilltop walks to stunning viewpoints, visit the Venetian castle in Thermisia village or head to the Mandrakia neighbourhood whose lively atmosphere is the perfect place to order a glass of wine from one of the area’s famous vineyards.
Day 4 - Spetses
Spetses is the island of Greek naval traditions and played a significant role in the 1821 War of Independence, with preserved captain’s mansions on the seafront by the quaint Old Harbour of Dapia, and a thriving town that remains the heart of commercial life on the island.
Horse-drawn carriages can take you on a romantic journey around the old town streets, and the iconic Cathedral of Agios Nikolaos is a must-visit for history lovers.
There are a handful of beaches you can visit, many with water sports facilities, although Zogeriá (Paradise Beach) remains a favourite for sun-worshippers as it is considered the most beautiful with its backdrop of pine trees.
We stay overnight in Spetses, allowing time to wander the atmospheric old town at dusk, where you’ll find lively bars and clubs. You can even join a late-night party on the beach.
Day 5 - Hydra - Dokos
On the firth day of our ocean cruising, we sail towards a revered gem of the Aegean – the island of Hydra. With a ban on wheeled and motor vehicles, Hydra uses donkeys as its primary means of transport. However, it’s compact size and layout means it’s just as easy to navigate on foot, where you can stroll its romantic cobble-stoned backstreets and narrow village walkways.
As the heat rises, spend the afternoon in the calm waters swimming or by SUP (stand-up paddleboarding) in the tranquil bay on the Hydra coastline, or pass the time idly dining in a tavern, awaiting one of the best sunsets in Greece.
Day 6 - Aegina
We will moor at the tiny fishing village of Perdika, perched on the idyllic eastern shores of Aegina Island, known for its temple of Athena Aphaia.
Here you can indulge in some the Saronic Islands’ best seafood, as well as spend the afternoon swimming in the crystal-clear waters and wandering around the picture-perfect bay, before heading to the taverna-lined harbour for the last Greek island feast.
Day 7 - Athens
After a refreshing morning swim in the sparkling blues of the Aegean Sea, we’ll set sail for our final destination on your island-hopping sailing trip. Enjoy the sea breeze and ocean views as you relax onboard.
We’ll arrive back in Athens in plenty of time for you to continue your exploration of the city. Our crew will be on hand to give you some top tips and local insights, to find corners of the city you wouldn’t otherwise know.
Day 8 - Departure Day
As we come back in full circle to Athens, this is our departure day, where you’ll be saying goodbye to your new friends and your crew. Hopefully, we will see you again next year for more sailing around the Greek islands.
Below you can find our pricing policy for our HARMONY cruises.
All prices are per person and based in GBP (£). Please note prices tend to increase from the above rates depending on availability.
There is an extra 40 € p.p. port tax that needs to be paid in cash upon arrival.
All our cabins are double/twin, mainly triples and a few quads. We always try to allocate on our cabins same gender guests, however we can not guarantee that it will always be the case.
Our periods are:
- Low period ( May)
- Shoulder period (June, September)
- Peak period (July)
Our prices fluctuate depended on the period of traveling.
Important: There are no extra costs on local taxes upon arrival. The prices above are the final prices that you will pay for the sailing tour.
Solo traveler. If you are traveling solo we always match you with the same gender on the cabin. If you want to have your own private cabin there will be an extra charge of 75% of the total amount for 1 person price.
The above stated prices are subject to change without any notice. Keep in mind that as the departure date of the sailing tour comes closer the prices might increase, so it is wise to book in advance and secure the cheapest price. Once you have paid your 20% deposit, your price for the tour is fixed and will not be able to change, unless we for any reason will decrease the price and we will pass it on to you also.
- Prices fluctuate regularly in line with demand. Our Price Promise ensures clients who book early will never pay more than those who book later
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What are the Harmony cruises?
Harmony cruises are party tours ideal for independent like-minded travelers from 18-35s. You will explore the most famous islands in the world, the Greek islands and experience the best nightlife.
When they depart?
They depart From Athens every Saturday at 3pm, from May till October. For specific dates see our calendar.
What time does the cruise finish?
The cruise finishes every Saturday at 09:00 after breakfast.
I was thinking of joining the “usual island hopping tours” with the public ferries?
Do you prefer exploring the Greek islands, traveling for hours with other thousands of people, getting queued to embark on the public boats, waking up at crazy hours to be on time, carrying your bags everywhere, changing from hostel to hostel, rather than travel with your private boat, having your own bed from day 1 to day 8 with no movements, exploring beaches and hidden gems of the Aegean sea and still have the same fun with your friends?
How are the cabins on the boat?
Our cabins are double/twins, triples or quads. All the cabins are en-suite with a/c. If you want to be in the same cabin with your friends just write that on the comments while booking. We can not guarantee that you will be together, but we will make everything possible to fulfill your will! Please keep in kind that we provide 1 set of fresh linen and towels for the week.
I am traveling SOLO, is there any single supplement?
As we say here, SOLO goes YOLO. There is no need for single supplement and that is the idea of our cruises. Independent people come alone, travel with like-minded people and at the end become friends. You will share the cabin with other fellow travelers of the same gender.
Are the islands we visit expensive?
In general, if you skip Mykonos, in the Greek islands you can find cheap food and drinks everywhere. You can eat from 1 “souvlaki” that costs only 2 euros and Greeks eat it as a meal or a proper meal at a restaurant that costs around 8 – 15 € p.p. Drinks cost from 5 – 10 € for cocktails.
Are port/local taxes included?
Yes all local taxes are included in your cruise. There is only a 20 € p.p. port tax for the whole week. So on every island we visit, you will not pay anything extra for port/local taxes. There is only 1 exception, in Santorini, when due to weather conditions sometimes our boats are not able to dock at the old port and there is a need for a local transport between our boat and the port with smaller local boats. The cost for that transfer is 5€ p.p. one way.
Is water included on board?
Water is NOT included on board. If you want extra, we offer a 1.5 lt (natural mineral water) bottle for just 1,5 €.
Is local transportation included?
When we are on the islands, any mean of local transportation, such as local buses, taxis, water taxis, cable car in Santorini, are not included. However the cost is minimal and varies between 2 to 5 euros at a time. Average cost for a week will be 20 – 30 € p.p.
When i get to charge my phone or laptop?
You are able to charge phones, laptop etc when the boat is sailing or when it is docked at ports which provide electricity.
When do i get to shower?
You are able to have a shower anytime of the day but keep in mind that when the boat is docked at a port and the engines are turned off the flow is reduced and there is not hot water.
What food is included?
Your cruise includes Buffet breakfast daily . The breakfast consists of bread, butter, jam, honey, yogurt, cereal, coffee, tea, orange juice, milk and cake. There is also 1 BBQ included in your week as a secluded bay where you will be able to enjoy Greek local meat. Lunches and dinners are not included as we spread out every night with our tour manager to explore the islands.
Is there any vegetarian option?
We do respect the preference of vegetarian food only, however we do not cook special meals for individuals. You are more than welcome to bring your food on board.
Can I bring my own food and drinks on board?
As we use to say here, we are like a hostel in the water. So, yes feel free to bring any personal food or drinks you want on board. Our idea is to support your budget and travel cheaper. Please keep in mind that is not allowed to consume food and drinks inside our cabins and also there is no communal fridge that can be used for storage.
Do I need travel insurance?
Adventure traveling requires travel insurance and we strongly recommend purchasing one. Please see more details in our travel insurance section.
Do you actually sail?
The type of our boats is motor sailors. The difference is that these boats have motor, which gives them the advantage to reach more islands than just sailing. From time to time, if the wind is strong enough we use the sails also.
Do the boats have plugs?
All our fleet has European plugs inside.
What nationalities are on board?
We have travelers from all over the world and we are more than happy to see the diversity on board. However, our main ones are from Australia, New Zealand, England, South Africa, Canada and America. SO, mainly English speaking.
How I arrange my visa and passport details
In order to get all the necessary updated information about the Visa and passport requirements please check our information on the visa and passport section.
The crew on the boat speaks English?
In order to support the local community and give back to our people, all our boats are owned by local Greek families and the crew’s nationality is Greek and English speaking. So we support sustainable tourism and at the same time you feel how Greek hospitality is by the real Greeks.
What is the maximum capacity of the boats?
Our boats can carry up to 25 passengers. Keep in mind that all our boats have fair space for the number of people they carry.
Can I be sure that I am on the same boat like my friends?
At the time of booking please specify who are your friends and even if we will try to make the necessary arrangements to put you on the same boat, we can not guarantee that.
Can I leave the sailing tour earlier than planned?
Even if we believe that is impossible someone to want to “escape” from our sailing boat, you are free to leave and end the tour at any time we dock to a different island. If you need any travel support from there, email us at the time of booking and we will plan the best feasible solution for you.
What happens if I miss my departure?
At the unlike event of losing your departure time, you have the option to catch us on the next island via the public ferries which especially in high season, they have many connections every day. In any case we provide you with an emergency phone number which you can use to support you. (emergency phone: +30 693 994 3066 Koulito)
Can I meet my travelers prior to the departure?
As personal privacy is of paramount importance to us, we cannot provide you in advance your fellow travelers’ details. However if you are interested to meet other people that travel on the same tour like you, go to our facebook forum and introduce yourself to other travelers.