Enchanting Greece & the Amalfi Coast

Enchanting Greece & the Amalfi Coast – Rome to Athens

8 days / 7 nights - Wind Star Ship

Treat yourself to some of the Mediterranean’s most exquisite coastlines and most picturesque ports as we cruise along the beautiful Amalfi Coast and shores of southern Greece. Cruise in true private yacht style to ports the big ships can’t reach and enjoy the best of the region – from the ancient ruins of Sparta and Mystras to the pure indulgence of the Mediterranean lifestyle. 


Rome – Athens
Ship: Wind Star
Number of nights: 7 nights
Embark – Disembark: Rome – Athens

Day 1 – Rome/Civitavecchia, Italy
Day 2 – Capri, Italy
Day 3 – Lipari/Sicily, Italy
Day 4 – Giardini Naxos, Italy
Day 5 – At sea
Day 6 – Gythion, Greece
Day 7 – Monemvasia, Greece
Day 8 – Athens, Greece

Day 1 – Rome/ Civitavecchia, Italy
In this enchanting city the past and present intersect in perfect harmony. A good place to begin is the Vatican, with its Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Works by Bernini, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, and Raphael are just a few of those on display, any one of which is worth hours of contemplation. Then the ancient ruins—Colosseum, Forum, Circus Maximus. And of course the Trevi Fountain for the obligatory coins promising your return to the Eternal City.

Day 2 – Capri, Italy
Glamorous Capri has been a haven for the rich and famous since the days of Roman Emperors Tiberius and Augustus. The beauty of the island is legendary, its limestone cliffs carved into magnificent caverns, grottoes, and stacks framed by cerulean blue waters. Head to Positano, the iconic pastel village clinging to the Amalfi cliffs. Or take a small boat into the mysterious Blue Grotto where the eerie blue light feels like navigating through sky.

Day 3 – Lipari/Sicily, Italy
The Aeolian Islands are scattered across the Tyrrhenian Sea just to the north of Sicily, and are recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for their unique geology. The volcanoes on islands Stromboli and Vulcano erupt fairly frequently, while the rest are fairly quiet. These rugged islands are fronted by steep cliffs, deep caverns, and outstanding views.

Day 4 – Giardini Naxos, Italy
Giardini Naxos was once Sicily’s oldest Greek city, and in its day it overshadowed rival Taormina. Today Giardini Naxos is the gateway to its now much-larger neighbor, but both are in turn overshadowed by looming Mount Etna. There are interesting archaeology museums in both cities, and some fine Greek ruins in Taormina including the amphitheater, which is still used for performances.

Day 5 – At sea
This is your invitation to a day of indulgence. Treat yourself to a luxurious spa experience. Dine in sumptuous casual style, or wrap yourself in that comfy waffle-weave robe and enjoy your meal in the privacy of your beautiful stateroom. Your delight is our single priority for your day at sea.

Day 6 – Gythion, Greece
Gythion was the original port for Sparta back in the days of the Iliad and the Odyssey. Today it’s a working class city visited mostly by Greeks that offers excellent seafood, great ouzeries, and nearby, the breathtaking medieval ruins of Mystras. You could take a long walk along the seaside promenade looking out over colorful fishing boats, or go spelunking at the Caves of Diros, some of the most beautiful caves in the world.

Day 7 – Monemvasia, Greece
Monemvasia is a place where only the determined go, or those with private yachts. The Gibraltar-like fortress is linked to the rest of the Peloponnese by a thin tendril of causeway that was once a drawbridge, restricting access to whoever currently occupied the rock—Venetians, Byzantines, Turks, Franks, Ottomans. Return to the lower town and sink into a welcome chair at a trattoria for a congratulatory sip of Malmsey, the sweet wine that originated here.

Day 8 – Athens/Piraeus, Greece
What can you say about one of the oldest cities in the world? Athens covers a dozen hills like warm honey, framed by mountains and the blue Aegean. It was front and center in laying the foundations of western civilization, and is home to some of the most famous ruins and museums in Europe.

Wind Star:

The Wind Star is a sleek, four-masted sailing yacht accommodating 148 guests. With four decks and a gross tonnage of 5,307, Wind Star feels like your own private yacht.
Wind Star amenities include: WindSpa, Watersports Platform, Casino, Lounge, Library, Pool, and Hot Tub.

May 2014: 10 may
October 2014:  18 October

April 2015: 25 April
October 2015: 18 October