Sailing in the moonlight on Saga's new Peloponnese cruiseSunday 29 June 2014
• Join sleek two-masted sailing cruiser to discover beautiful peninsula • No need to learn the ropes – just sit back and relax on the sun deck
Sailing in the moonlight on Saga’s new Peloponnese cruise
Take an unforgettable cruise around the beautiful Peloponnese peninsula on a two-masted sail cruiser with Saga Holidays.
This breath-taking peninsula, south of the Gulf of Corinth, is rich in archaeological sites and also serves as the market garden and wine-growing region of Greece.
There is no need to learn the ropes on this new Saga cruise – everything is done for passengers so they can travel in exceptional style and comfort on the 50-metre Panorama II. The sleek cruiser has 20 air-conditioned cabins and offers all the facilities of a hotel with the additional advantage of ever-changing scenery.
Sail by moonlight and wake up in unspoilt harbours ready to explore the beauty of Greece.
Highlights include Palaia Epidaurus, where the ancient 14,000-seat amphitheatre is one of the best preserved examples of its kind. Although built in 4BC, it was not discovered until 1970.
Visit Nafplio, modern Greece's first capital. Soak up its ageing elegance of Venetian buildings and join a tour to the legendary Mycenae which dates to 2BC. Pass the ancient citadel and visit the Royal Palace near the summit of the acropolis.
Sail on to enjoy views of Monemvasia, a fortified Byzantine town which dramatically hugs the hillside.
Glide to Gythion, protected by mountains, from here join an excursion to the Dirou Caves and the town of Areópoli.
Enjoy the seaside town of Pylos to explore castle fortifications or relax in the main square and watch the world go by.
At the heart of the peninsula is Olympia with the magnificent temples of Hera and Zeus to discover, as well as the site of the first Olympic Games.
A cruise through the Corinth Canal brings this luxury cruise to an end in Piraeus.
Seven nights from £1,199 departing Heathrow in October and November 2014 and April 2015
Price includes return flights and transfers, full board, unlimited tea, coffee and mineral water, porterage, travel insurance and onboard cruise director.
For details call free on 0800 056 6099 or visit saga.co.uk/greece
Editors: Panorama II has spacious public areas, a bar, dining room, lounge and sun deck, 20 cabins each with a television, mini-fridge, and an en suite bathroom with shower.
Saga Holidays is winner of nine British Travel Awards including Western Europe, East and southeast Europe, Singles and Escorted Journeys.
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