• Overview
  • Itinerary
  • The Ship
  • Trip Includes
  • Trip Excludes
  • Trip Route
  • Cost

Date: Sep 13-21, 2021
Host: Locally guided aboard Wind Surf
Cost: Civilized Adventures Special Offer – See costing tab and call us for details!
Trip Type: Cruising – Yacht to Small Ship, Hosted Small Groups

The timeless grandeur of the Acropolis and the volcanic vistas from Santorini’s blue-domed villages are perfect preludes to this detailed 8-day exploration of Greece and the Adriatic. Wander the elegant gardens surrounding the white-pillared Achilleion Palace in Corfu. Admire Monopoli’s 4,500-year-old urns and ancient artifacts. Stroll the uncrowded streets of tiny Komiza, then board a small boat and experience the azure and emerald iridescent magic within the limestone walls of the Blue and Green Grottos. Sit, sip and listen as Zadar’s shoreline waves create a concert of random music along the waterfront. This memorable journey culminates among Venetian gondolas and glass-blowers, where you can stroll in the Piazza San Marco or browse one-of-a-kind artisan shops.

Highlights:

  • Plan extra time before and after your cruise to experience the UNESCO sites of Athens and Venice
  • From Santorini, take a tour of the Bronze Age excavations at UNESCO site Akrotiri
  • Relax on the beach during your day in Corfu, known for a wonderful selection of beaches to choose from
  • Discover the medieval walls encompassing the Old Town in Dubrovnik, a UNESCO site
  • Find a café to try the local flavors of Komiza
  • Appreciate the beauty of the turquoise Plitvice Lakes, a UNESCO site near Zadar

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Athens, Greece
With 3,000 years of history, you can’t turn around in Athens without encountering the past. The Acropolis, a UNESCO site, the Plaka, and the Acropolis Museum are must-sees. But leave time if you can to climb Pnyx Hill for photos of the Parthenon at sunset, to buy your own set of Greek komboloi (worry beads), and to explore the metro stations that serve as mini-museums for the relics that are constantly being unearthed.
Day 2: Santorini, Greece
As our ship approaches the spectacular cliffs rising from the deep azure sea, you’ll understand the magic of this area, where some say the ruins of Atlantis remain hidden. Visit the village of Oia and see the iconic Santorini blue domes or take a guided tour of Bronze Age excavations at the UNESCO site of Akrotiri. Toast the day with a crisp, cold glass of local Assyrtiko wine.
Day 3: At sea
Today will be at sea, which affords you plenty of time to relax and enjoy the amenities and entertainment onboard Wind Surf.
Day 4: Corfu, Greece
One of the most beautiful and popular islands, located on the Ionian Sea, Corfu has wonderful beaches and small villages throughout the island. Take in the Venetian influence at the two fortresses located in Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
Day 5: Monopoli, Puglia, Italy
Quaint and charming, Monopoli has many sites within easy walking distance. Start at the colorful street market and head toward the cathedral, built in 1693 with a tower that is 197 feet high. Past the cathedral is part of the seafront and a promenade and the beautiful Church of Santa Maria della Zaffira and the impressive Charles V Castle, built in 1552. The little harbors that make up the port are full of brightly colored boats and fishermen busily mending their nets. 
Day 6: Dubrovnik, Croatia
While larger ships pass by, we anchor right beyond the famous walled city so you can admire its beauty with every glance. Tender ashore and step right into Old Town, a UNESCO site where no cars are allowed, just eons of history. Capture the exhilarating views on your camera — and in your memory. End your day at the Buza Café (if you can find it) watching bold divers leap off the cliffs into the crystalline sea.
Day 7: Komiza, Croatia
Komiza and the island of Vis have a reputation for gastronomic delights, partially because of the high quality of their local produce and the abundance of delicious seafood, accompanied by the well-respected playa wines produced there. To work up an appetite take a hike up 1,926-foot-high Mount Hum with its glorious views over Komiza or a boat ride out to the Blue Cave, or wander the streets of this beautiful old stone fishing village.
Day 8: Zadar, Croatia
Something here will capture your heart. A Roman amphitheater, 9th century churches, and museums packed with Byzantine-era artworks crowd the peninsula that tidily contains the Old Town. It’s a tempting way to spend the day for sure. While away the day listening to Zadar’s giant Sea Organ, a haunting musical improv performed by the surging Adriatic or share a bench with a sun-drunk cat as you bite into a truffle.
Day 9: Venice, Italy
No other sea approach in the Adriatic raises goose bumps like Venice, where the entire city and its lagoon are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On your luxurious home-away-from home, you arrive already equipped with a sense of what it’s like to live in the city that’s neither land nor water. Add your own sigh to the Bridge of Sighs, sip a spritz al bitter as you plot your agenda, and let the water taxis do your navigating unless you don’t mind getting lost. Not such a bad prospect, with serendipitous discoveries around every corner.

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Plan extra time before and after your cruise to experience the UNESCO sites of Athens and Venice. Please contact us, about possible extension options.

On any day, the 342-guest flagship, draws admiring glances as she glides majestically into port with her tall sails billowing.

Facilities include several dining options and a variety of bars and lounges, a small swimming pool with two whirlpools and plenty of outdoor deck space, perfect for soaking up the sun.

Wind Surf recently underwent a significant renovation in November 2019 of public spaces and suites, including an expanded lounge with new lights and sound for upcoming stage performances. Relax into the destinations you’re visiting at the new World Spa by Windstar, which will offer regional spa treatments, including massage styles like Swedish, Japanese Shiatsu and Hawaiian Lomi Lomi. A new Officer’s Suite, which might be the only one of its kind, provides you the chance to stay in the heart of the officer quarters tucked right behind the Bridge.

Everything about Wind Surf speaks of welcome. Come aboard and see it for yourself.

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Includes:

  • Accommodations for 8 nights onboard the Wind Surf
  • All meals in all venues at all times, including room service menu available 24 hours
  • All non-alcoholic beverages, including cappuccino, espresso, and other specialty non-alcoholic drinks
  • Welcome cocktails at reception
  • All onboard entertainment
  • Unlimited use of Fitness Center
  • Unlimited use water sports equipment
  • Informative nightly port talks and destination briefings

Excludes:

  • International flights to Athens/ home from Venice
  • Travel & Personal accident insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Port, security, and handling fees of US$137 per person (additional charges)
  • Shore activities (chargeable)
  • Onboard gratuities for room stewards and dining staff
  • All items of a personal nature including spa
  • Any increases due to circumstances beyond our control

Cost

Starting in Athens, Greece/Ending in Venice, Italy:

Civilized Adventures Special Offer – Price starting from US$4,291* per person :

  • Twin share in Category BX Deluxe (listed cabins starting at)
  • Please inquire if interested in Single Supplement

Our recommended category on this ship is the Category TX Deluxe (best cabin placement), starting from US$4,861* per person. Other cabins available, ask us for more details!

* Port taxes of US$137 per person are additional. 

All quoted prices effective at time of publication (July 28, 2020). A deposit of 15% reserves your space. Itinerary is subject to change due to improvements or changes in local conditions; prices are subject to change.