Mediterranean aboard Sea Cloud

37° 56′ N 23° 38′ E

Scenic panorama view of the historic town of Perast at famous Bay of Kotor with blooming flowers on a beautiful sunny day with blue sky and clouds in summer, Montenegro, southern Europe

Under Sail: Greece and the Dalmatian Coast aboard Sea Cloud

Under Sail: Greece and the Dalmatian Coast aboard Sea Cloud

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Highlights

  • Discover the romance of life aboard a hand-sailed tall ship in the waters of the Aegean, Ionian, and Adriatic Seas

  • Step back in history at five UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the evocative ruins of Olympia, Greece, and Albania’s historic city of Butrint

  • Skim across Montenegro’s Gulf of Kotor to Our Lady of the Rocks, a tiny islet built of rocks from the mainland and sunken fishing boats

  • Spend a day among the marble-paved lanes and ramparts of Dubrovnik’s Old Town

  • Stand on deck and watch as crew members go aloft in the web of riggings to hand-set 30 sails

  • Explore Mostar, Trogir, and Split on a three-day voyage extension or Athens on a two-day voyage extension

Day by Day

Your exploration includes half- or full-day excursions as well as time aboard ship. Our historian, naturalist/certified photo instructor, and local guides ensure you gain an insider’s perspective and insight into the fascinating places we visit. Scenic drives, hikes on hilly terrain, market visits, cruises along idyllic shores, and free time to walk in charming seaside villages are some of the experiences you will enjoy exploring the region. And you may choose to stay aboard Sea Cloud, for some relaxation and glorious views. The point is, you can do as much, or as little as you like.

Multiple routes available

Some departures follow a modified itinerary. Please refer to departure dates for exact routing of your departure.

2023 (Northbound)


Piraeus, Greece

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Days 1-2

U.S. / Athens, Greece / Piraeus / Embark Ship

Depart on an overnight flight to Athens, arriving the next morning. Transfer to Piraeus and settle into your cabin aboard the elegant Sea Cloud.

Meals Included: Dinner

Days 1-2

U.S. / Athens, Greece / Piraeus / Embark Ship

Depart on an overnight flight to Athens, arriving the next morning. Transfer to Piraeus and settle into your cabin aboard the elegant Sea Cloud.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 3

At Sea

Experience a full day of classic tall ship sailing as we round the southern coast of the Peloponnesus Peninsula. Watch the crew athletically hoist Sea Cloud’s array of sails by hand. Relax over a book on deck, capture photos, attend talks by our Expedition Team.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

At Sea

Experience a full day of classic tall ship sailing as we round the southern coast of the Peloponnesus Peninsula. Watch the crew athletically hoist Sea Cloud’s array of sails by hand. Relax over a book on deck, capture photos, attend talks by our Expedition Team.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Olympia

After docking at Katákolo, we travel inland to Olympia, where the Olympic Games were held every four years for over a thousand years beginning in 776 BC. Explore the iconic ruins of this UNESCO World Heritage site, including its temple of Zeus and Nike statue, the Olympic Stadium, and a superb nearby Archaeological Museum.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Olympia

After docking at Katákolo, we travel inland to Olympia, where the Olympic Games were held every four years for over a thousand years beginning in 776 BC. Explore the iconic ruins of this UNESCO World Heritage site, including its temple of Zeus and Nike statue, the Olympic Stadium, and a superb nearby Archaeological Museum.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Ithaca / At Sea

Sail this morning to Ithaca (Itháki), fabled home to Odysseus. Still somewhat isolated to this day, this islet retains an unmistakable sense of adventure. Explore historic sites linked to the era described in Homer’s epic poems and visit picturesque Ionian villages where life is none too modern.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Ithaca / At Sea

Sail this morning to Ithaca (Itháki), fabled home to Odysseus. Still somewhat isolated to this day, this islet retains an unmistakable sense of adventure. Explore historic sites linked to the era described in Homer’s epic poems and visit picturesque Ionian villages where life is none too modern.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Sarandë and Butrint, Albania

Cut off from the rest of the world for 50 years by a Stalinist dictator, Albania has just recently opened its eyes and doors to the 21st century. Explore the ancient city of Butrint, a UNESCO site, then revel in stunning views of the Straits of Corfu on the return drive along the Ksamil peninsula to Sarandë.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Sarandë and Butrint, Albania

Cut off from the rest of the world for 50 years by a Stalinist dictator, Albania has just recently opened its eyes and doors to the 21st century. Explore the ancient city of Butrint, a UNESCO site, then revel in stunning views of the Straits of Corfu on the return drive along the Ksamil peninsula to Sarandë.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Krujë

After docking in Durrës, embark on a drive to Albania’s ancient capital of Krujë, just north of its modern capital city of Tirana. Wander among the stalls of the medieval bazaar, visit the Ethnographic Museum, and tour the museum dedicated to Albania’s larger-than-life national hero, Skanderbeg. Cap off the day with a stirring folkloric performance.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Krujë

After docking in Durrës, embark on a drive to Albania’s ancient capital of Krujë, just north of its modern capital city of Tirana. Wander among the stalls of the medieval bazaar, visit the Ethnographic Museum, and tour the museum dedicated to Albania’s larger-than-life national hero, Skanderbeg. Cap off the day with a stirring folkloric performance.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8

Perast and Kotor, Montenegro

Sail into Montenegro via the Gulf of Kotor. Call on historic Perast before taking a local boat to Our Lady of the Rocks—a tiny islet built from stones dropped by locals from their rowboats as well as more than a few sunken fishing boats. In the afternoon, explore medieval Kotor or thrill to a drive up 25 serpentine switchbacks to the top of its fjord, where you’ll taste some local delicacies.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8

Perast and Kotor, Montenegro

Sail into Montenegro via the Gulf of Kotor. Call on historic Perast before taking a local boat to Our Lady of the Rocks—a tiny islet built from stones dropped by locals from their rowboats as well as more than a few sunken fishing boats. In the afternoon, explore medieval Kotor or thrill to a drive up 25 serpentine switchbacks to the top of its fjord, where you’ll taste some local delicacies.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Spend the day exploring Croatia’s most renowned showplace, Dubrovnik—a UNESCO World Heritage site considered one of the best-preserved medieval towns in the world. Get thoroughly introduced to this “Pearl of the Adriatic,” and later, enjoy a private performance of traditional Croatian klapa music.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Spend the day exploring Croatia’s most renowned showplace, Dubrovnik—a UNESCO World Heritage site considered one of the best-preserved medieval towns in the world. Get thoroughly introduced to this “Pearl of the Adriatic,” and later, enjoy a private performance of traditional Croatian klapa music.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10

At Sea / Korčula

Anchor at the island port of Korčula, a standout among beautiful Balkan towns and believed (by some) to be the birthplace of Silk Road luminary, Marco Polo. Visit the town’s key sites and enjoy a meander among scenic waterfront cafes. Take in a traditional Moreska Sword Dance performance.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10

At Sea / Korčula

Anchor at the island port of Korčula, a standout among beautiful Balkan towns and believed (by some) to be the birthplace of Silk Road luminary, Marco Polo. Visit the town’s key sites and enjoy a meander among scenic waterfront cafes. Take in a traditional Moreska Sword Dance performance.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11

Hvar / At Sea

During the centuries when Venice ruled Dalmatia, the lush island of Hvar was the region’s most prosperous center. Your walking tour of its marbled waterfront and grand central square reveals many a vestige of the era. See the arsenal and Croatia’s oldest theater. Consider a bracing hike up to prime harbor views from the hilltop Spanish Fortress.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11

Hvar / At Sea

During the centuries when Venice ruled Dalmatia, the lush island of Hvar was the region’s most prosperous center. Your walking tour of its marbled waterfront and grand central square reveals many a vestige of the era. See the arsenal and Croatia’s oldest theater. Consider a bracing hike up to prime harbor views from the hilltop Spanish Fortress.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12

Dubrovnik / Disembark Ship

Disembark after breakfast this morning and transfer to the airport for your return flight.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 12

Dubrovnik / Disembark Ship

Disembark after breakfast this morning and transfer to the airport for your return flight.

Meals Included: Breakfast

NOTE: For expeditions departing April 2024 onward, Day 1 of our itineraries will no longer reflect “departure from the U.S.” and will reflect “arrival to the city” where your expedition begins.  Durations of expeditions will remain unchanged. More details. 

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Recapture the seafaring life of the ancients as you sail the Dalmatian Coast aboard the legendary tall ship Sea Cloud. Ply Aegean, Ionian, and Adriatic waters in search of history’s roots. Experience the cultural wealth of Greece, Albania, Montenegro, and Croatia—including five UNESCO World Heritage sites—on invigorating half- and full-day excursions enriched by the insights of our historian, naturalist/certified photo instructor, and local guides. Or simply surrender to relaxed time aboard ship, watching the crew trim handset sails against a backdrop of mythical views.

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12 Days
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Multiple routes available.
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