Sicily and Greece (8 Days)

Cruise Line: Star Clippers Americas
Ship: Star Flyer  |  6 Reviews
Piraeus, Greece to Valletta, Malta
Dates: 16 Oct 2018 - 23 Oct 2018

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DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
16 Oct 2018
Piraeus, Greece
DAY 2
17 Oct 2018
Hydra, Greece
DAY 3
18 Oct 2018
Monemvasía, Greece
DAY 4
19 Oct 2018
Pylos, Greece
DAY 5
20 Oct 2018
Day-at-Sea
DAY 6
21 Oct 2018
Syracuse, Italy
DAY 7
22 Oct 2018
Gozo (Malta), Malta
DAY 8
23 Oct 2018
Valletta, Malta
Sicily and Greece map

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For 16 Oct 2018 - 23 Oct 2018
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Nestor's Palace and a Festive Lunch - Pylos - 2018 ( 5 Hours )
Pylos, Greece | 19 Oct 2018

  • Meals: Lunch
  • Recommended Ages: All Ages
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Experience(s): Food & Wine • Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing

Our day in Pylos begins in the morning, as we meet our guide and board a private coach to visit Nestor’s Palace. Nestor, famed Argonaut and King of Pylos, is portrayed as one of the oldest and most respected Greek warriors in Homer’s Iliad, depicting the Trojan War. Following Greek victory and the sacking of Troy, Nestor returned to the beautiful palace we’ll see today.

Built in the 13th century BC, the palace once also featured workshops, light wells, reception rooms, and a sewage system. Nestor’s ‘Throne Room’ has a large, circular hearth, and the Queen’s rooms include a wonderful, decorated clay bathtub. Exploring the site will make it easy to imagine what an impressive site the palace once was to behold.

Following our visit to the Palace of Nestor, we re-board the coach to depart for lunch at the restaurant Ammothines. An immaculate beachfront experience, we will enjoy a variety of fresh seafood and other local specialties.

After lunch, we will return to the ship.

Suggested Attire/Walking Notes: Smart casual wear is recommended. There will be moderate walking through the Palace of Nestor on mostly paved surfaces. There are 10 steps at Nestor's palace and a flat viewing platform around the site. When leaving the site there is a downwards slope.

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About the Ship

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Star Flyer

Star Clipper and Star Flyer are modern cruise ships, created for luxury-loving guests who also love the traditions and romance of the legendary era of authentic sailing ships. Star Clipper and Star Flyer are both 360 feet long and carry just 170 guests in pampered comfort. Life aboard is blissfully relaxed, much like traveling on a private yacht.

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    All meals and on board entertainment

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    Shore excursions

    Personal expenses

About Us

For more than 25 years, Star Clippers has introduced travelers to the thrill of authentic tall ship sailing in many of the world’s most spectacular destinations by offering creative itineraries and breathtaking unique ports throughout the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indonesia and the Far East—Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. The fleet consists of the majestic twin clipper ships, Star Clipper and Star Flyer (170 guests each), plus the incredible Royal Clippers (227 guests). At the end of 2018, Star Clippers will add to its fleet with the Flying Clipper, which will be the company’s largest ship welcoming 300 passengers.

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Star Clippers' itineraries are created with wind-charts, allowing us to move by the power of wind as much as possible; we are one of the world's GREENEST cruise lines.

Terms & Conditions

Prices are US$ per person, based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Pricing, dates, inclusions, and itinerary are subject to change without notice. Cruise pricing reflects published, non-discounted cruise-only fares, unless otherwise noted. Restrictions may apply. Valid for USA and Latin American residents. Residents from Canada must purchase in Canadian dollar rates (see: www.starclippers.com/ca). All information herein is accurate and in effect at time of printing. Star Clippers Americas reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions. Star Clipper GSA, Inc. dba Star Clippers America acts only as a sales and marketing agent for Star Clippers, Ltd. for purpose of booking travel arrangements on Star Clippers vessels. Star Clippers, Ltd. operates the vessels on which you will be sailing. © Star Clippers 2018. Ship’s Registry: Malta. CST# 37231



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Add-Ons

Shore Excursions

Piraeus, Greece - 16 Oct 2018

Hydra, Greece - 17 Oct 2018

Monemvasía, Greece - 18 Oct 2018

Syracuse, Italy - 21 Oct 2018

Gozo (Malta), Malta - 22 Oct 2018

Valletta, Malta - 23 Oct 2018

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