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8 Night Under Sail Greece to the Dalmatian Coast Cruise from Athens (Port of Piraeus)

Ship: Sea Cloud
Cruise Line: Lindblad Expeditions
Sailed:  Tuesday, Sep 12, 2023 from Athens (Port of Piraeus), Greece
Ended: Wednesday, Sep 20, 2023
The itinerary information below reflects the original day-by-day port of call schedule for the Tuesday, Sep 12, 2023 departure of the Sea Cloud. If Lindblad Expeditions modified this itinerary for weather or operational reasons after departing , the modified schedule would not be reflected here.
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Day by Day Summary and Map

Day 1 - Tuesday - Sep 12, 2023
Athens (Port of Piraeus), Greece
Athens (Port of Piraeus), Greece      
Arrive in Athens. Transfer to Piraeus and settle into your cabin aboard the elegant Sea Cloud. (D)
Day 2 - Wednesday - Sep 13, 2023
At Sea
At Sea      
Round the southern coast of the Peloponnesus peninsula, enjoying a full day of sailing. Watch the crew hoist Sea Cloud's many sails by hand. Relax with a book on deck, photograph our yacht, and attend talks by our expedition team. (B,L,D)
Day 3 - Thursday - Sep 14, 2023
Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
Katakolon (Olympia), Greece      
Bus Travel      
Katakolon (Olympia), Greece      
Bus Travel      
Katakolon (Olympia), Greece      
Dock in Katakolo and travel to the ancient site of Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Visit the legendary ruins of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Olympic Stadium, and the superb Archaeological Museum. (B,L,D)
Day 4 - Friday - Sep 15, 2023
Ithaca, Greece      
At Sea      
Sail this morning to Ithaca (Ithaki), home to Odysseus. The island remains somewhat isolated and retains the sense of adventure associated with Homer's hero. Visit gems of Ionian villages and explore sites that link to the era described in the epic poems. (B,L,D)
Day 5 - Saturday - Sep 16, 2023
Saranda, Albania
Saranda, Albania      
Bus Travel      
Butrint, Albania      
Bus Travel      
Saranda, Albania      
Cut off from the world for 50 years by its Stalinist dictator, Albania is now feeling its way into the 21st century. Explore the ancient city of Butrint, a UNESCO Site, and return to Sarande along the Ksamil peninsula, overlooking the Straits of Corfu. Set sail in the afternoon. (B,L,D)
Day 6 - Sunday - Sep 17, 2023
Durres, Albania
Durres, Albania      
Bus Travel      
Kruje, Albania      
Bus Travel      
Durres, Albania      
Drive to the ancient capital of Kruje, and visit the medieval market and Ethnographic Museum. Also visit the Skanderbeg Museum, dedicated to Albania's national hero. Take in a stirring folkloric performance. (B,L,D)
Day 7 - Monday - Sep 18, 2023
Perast, Montenegro      
Day Boat Travel      
Gospa od Skrpjela, Montenegro      
Day Boat Travel      
Perast, Montenegro      
Kotor, Montenegro      
Sail into Montenegro via the magnificent Gulf of Kotor. Stop at the historic town of Perast before taking a local boat to the islet of Gospa od Skrpjela, or Our Lady of the Rocks. Steeped in lore, the tiny islet was created by fishermen dropping rocks from their rowboats. Explore medieval Kotor this afternoon, or drive up 25 serpentine switchbacks to the top of the fjord. (B,L,D)
Day 8 - Tuesday - Sep 19, 2023
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Dubrovnik, Croatia      
Known as the "pearl of the Adriatic", Dubrovnik is regarded as one of the best-preserved medieval towns in the world. Spend the day exploring the marvelous old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and enjoy a private performance of traditional Croatian klapa music. (B,L,D)
Day 9 - Wednesday - Sep 20, 2023
At Sea
At Sea      
Korcula, Croatia      
Anchor at the island port of Korcula, one of the most beautiful medieval towns in the Balkans. Visit the town's sites, and see the house believed by some to be Marco Polo's birthplace. Later, take some time to enjoy the waterfront. (B,L,D)