Exodus Cruises, Jewish Heritage in Greece

SOUTH AEGEAN CRUISE ABOARD M/S ‘HARMONY V’ 8 nights from 29th July – 6th August 2021

We are thrilled to anounce Jewish Heritage small ship cruise in Greece with our local partner Exodus Cruises – a brand-new collection of small-ship, eight-night cruises, offering Jewish holidaymakers an opportunity to travel with like-minded people to exceptional destinations, in comfort and safety. Our programs are designed for those with a sense of adventure that will take them beyond the ordinary, to stray to destinations off the beaten track, without compromising comfort.

Surround yourself in the sparkling blue waters and azure skies of Greece, a land where diverse cultures have merged across the ages creating a tapestry of influences. Explore its Jewish history, stretching back to at least the fourth century BCE.

Some adventures are best enjoyed with a small group of traveling companions. With our small ship cruises, you’ll be able to swim in quiet bays, off secluded beaches, where larger ships cannot enter. This is a personalized travel experience like no other, where you’ll spend quality time at each destination to unwind at your leisure. Step ashore and explore the many enchanting island destinations we have in store for you.

All this in the safety of your own small cruise ship, offering comfort and cuisine to satisfy the most demanding travelers.

Please note: This is not a kosher cruise. However we can arrange Kosher food pre-order for those requiring it at extra cost.

A personable and knowledgeable guide will accompany you throughout the cruise, giving lectures and group discussions on board, as well as at Jewish Heritage sites ashore.

So, come and join us for a remarkable holiday in the enchanting sun and sea of Greece; learn about its Jewish history from ancient times to the present and visit remarkable destinations touched by thousands of years of Jewish History.

8 nights from 29th July – 6th August 2021

Travel some of the most glamorous of Greece’s Cyclades islands, while discovering centuries of Jewish history on board and at sites ashore, with your on-board guide. Thrill at the natural beauty that the Aegean Sea has to offer. Quench your senses in the light and colors of this historic land, the light that has inspired artists and poets throughout the ages.

See the Day by Day Program below.

Ship: The Harmony V Mega Yacht

The M/Y HARMONY V is a modern elegant yacht with a sleek high-tech look very similar to the private yachts to be found in the famous ports of the world.
Length: 55 m

GRCKA 09.05.2017. Grcka, putovanje, ostrva, turizam, more. RAS foto Mitar Mitrovic

Rebuilt/Launched: 2009 Cabins: 25
Capacity: 49 passengers
Crew: 16-18

The M/Y HARMONY V is a 183ft LOA, elegant yacht built 2009 and renovated 2017, complies with EUROSOLAS safety regulations, ISPS (International Ships Port Safety Code) ISM, (International Safety Management), while its powerful engines, generators and state of the art stabilizers will allow for safe and comfortable cruising.

Service on board is provided by your Captain and your experienced Marine and Hotel crew members. Service will be attentive and unobtrusive according to your requirements. Priority is always given to the safety and comfort of passengers. Service will be attentive and unobtrusive according to your requirements and priority is always given to the safety and comfort of passengers.


The 25 cabins of the M/Y HARMONY V are located on the Main deck (9 cabins) and on the Upper Deck (16 cabins).

All cabins are premium and contemporary, decorated with soft color furnishings. All 16 cabins on the Upper Deck offer flexible bedding configuration, which can be set to offer either two twin beds or a double bed. All cabins offer large windows and en suite bathrooms with shower and elegant Corian finishing on walls and floors. The cabins are equipped with flat screen TV sets, DVD players, mini fridge, hairdryers, individually controlled A/C and safe deposit boxes.


During the day, life onboard centers around the Bar Lounge and Dining Room at the Main Deck and meals are also served “al fresco” depending on the weather and the ship location.

The Mega Yacht accommodates all guests at one single seating and provides a high standard of cuisine, always with some local flavor. The classy dining room is surrounded by large windows providing beautiful views of the ports of call.

The Sun Deck is the ideal place to bask under the sun, read a good book or just gaze at the scenery.


The classy dining room is surrounded by large windows providing beautiful views of the ports of call. The spacious dining room seats all passengers in a single, unassigned seating and food is served at the table or displayed on the state of the art hot & cold buffet which also includes an “a la minute cooking” section.


Located on the Upper Deck, the outdoor dining area, also convertible into indoor area provides beautiful views of the ports of call visited and meals are served alfresco weather permitted. Sun loungers are available to bask under the sun, read a good book or just gaze at the scenery.

South Aegean Cruise – Day by Day Program

Day 1: Thursday 29th July 2021:
Arrival at the Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens. Check-in from 3 pm.

(Hotel guests can enjoy free use of the indoor/outdoor pool and gym) 8 pm welcome drink at one of the hotel’s bars. Chance to mingle with your shipmates. Thereafter, guests will be free to make their own arrangements for the evening.

Day 2: Friday 30th July 2021
Guests will be joined at the hotel by the Exodus Cruises’ guide to commence the Athens tour.
Thereafter, lunch will be served at a local taverna at 1 pm. Boarding coach at 2:30 pm for embarkation on the M/S Harmony V at Zea Marina Piraeus, at 3 pm. Welcome drink on board prior to sailing at 4 pm.

Arrival at the island of Kea in the evening. After dinner, leisure time to explore Kea’s tiny port of Korrisia. Departure at midnight for Delos. Overnight at sea.

Day 3: Saturday 31st July 2021
Subject to local conditions, morning tour of the unique archeological site of Delos with a visit the ruins of the ancient Jewish community. Incase landing at Delos is unfavourable, the ship will anchor as close to the island as possible and your guide will give you a talk on Delos’s ancient history. On to the port of Mykonos with a swim stop on the way. Free afternoon and evening to enjoy the island’s cosmopolitan lifestyle. Overnight at sea to Santorini.

Day 4: Sunday 1st August 2021
Arriving at 8 am in Santorini’s famous port of Fira. From the sea up to the town, you can either walk up, ride a mule or donkey, or take the cable car. The choice is yours. Once at the top, experience the dramatic landscape of the volcanic caldera. Optional tours are offered to visit archaeological sites, or just hang out in Fira enjoying the stunning views over the Aegean Sea and catch the unbelievable sunsets that Santorini is so rightly famous for. Spend a charming evening at one of
Santorini’s many first-class restaurants and bars. Overnight sailing to Crete.

Day 5: Monday 2nd August 2021
Morning arrival at Souda, the commercial port of Hania. Join an inspiring tour of the old Jewish Quarter in Hania’s Old Town, which highlights the long Jewish presence in Crete. Visit the Jewish synagogue of Etza Hayyim, which survived WW 11 and was restored in the mid 1990’s. The remainder of the day you will be free to explore Hania, dinning at a taverna, or restaurant of your choice. Late departure for Monemvasia. Overnight at sea.

Day 6: Tuesday 3rd August 2021
Morning arrival at Monemvasia. Discover the remarkable medieval fortified town, with time at leisure to explore the uniquely preserved Byzantine and Venetian architecture and experience the beauty of the natural setting. This uniquely preserved medieval town is carved into the majestic grey rock, like a sculpture. The castle at the top overlook’s endless blue waters. Late departure from Monemvasia. Overnight at sea to Nafplion.

Day 7: Wednesday 4th August 2021
Morning arrival at Nafplion, a picturesque sea port town in the Peloponnese. The old quarter is charming, with narrow streets and characteristic period architecture. Also, impressive medieval fortifications can be seen in the port and crowning the hills above. You’ll have most of the day free to explore this fascinating town, which became Greece’s first capital after the 1821 Greek War of Independence against Ottoman rule and where Greece’s first governor, Ioannis Kapodistrias was assassinated in 1831. The day is yours to explore the town, swim at a nearby beach, or just chill out at your leisure. Late departure from Nafplion. Overnight at sea for the island of Aegina.

Day 8: Thursday 5th August 2021
Morning arrival in Aegina, one of Greece’s most historical islands. Its early history reveals that the maritime importance of the island dates back to pre-Dorian times. Aegina is the site of a rare 4th century BCE synagogue mosaic. The two Greek inscriptions and lush geometric and floral designs immortalise a once prosperous Jewish community that built the house of prayer. The mosaic floor can be viewed in the yard of the Archaeological Museum of Aegina. Departure from Aegina at 6 pm, for arrival Zea Marina Piraeus at 8 pm the same evening.

Day 9: Friday 6th August 2021
Back in Zea Marina, Piraeus. After breakfast the cruise ends and guests will disembark from the ship between 9 -10 am. Transport can be arranged for individual needs where requested.

Itineraries can be changed at the discretion of Exodus Cruises and of the vessel’s Captain, in cases of adverse weather conditions – winds of 6/7 beaufort or more, depending on the vessel and on port authorities not allowing the vessel to leave port, or in case of other extraordinary conditions. Such itinerary changes beyond the control of Exodus Cruises, do not entitle passengers to any refunds, but Exodus Cruises guarantees that passengers are disembarked at the advertised port of disembarkation, on time for their flights.

Prices on request.

Package (7 nights cruise and 1 night hotel) includes:

  • One night at the Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens.
    Classic Room, double or single use, including buffet breakfast, served in the GB Roof Garden. Welcome drink on arrival. Guests may freely use the indoor/outdoor pool & gym. Any other expenses incurred, such as phone calls, drinks, beverages, food, snacks, mini bar, room service items, or use of other hotel facilities, to be paid for extra by the guest at the time of check-out.
  • Guided tour of Athens
    Tour of Athens with guide, includes entrance to sites and museums, followed by taverna lunch.
  • Coach transfer from Athens to join the ship in Zea Marina, Piraeus.
  • 7 nights cruise. Price depends on CABIN CATEGORIES  and number of people

CAT C: Lower deck, twin or double berths

CAT B: Lower deck, twin or double berths (Triple cabins are available)

CAT A: Main & upper deck, twin or double berths


Port Charges

  • Cruise Cruise fares are per person and include

• Accommodation in double or twin cabin with private SH/WC & air conditioning.
• Half-board: Buffet breakfast, plus one meal daily, including a welcome cocktail, special Greek night. Captain’s farewell dinner. Farewell cocktail.
• Snacks, fruits, filter coffee, tea & purified water during the day. • Snorkeling equipment.
• English speaking guide, specialising in Greek Jewish history.

  • Cruise fare does not include:

• Drinks/Beverages (except those mentioned above)
• Shore excursions (except those mentioned above)
• Passengers person expenses
• Wi-Fi (which is available at charge)
• Laundry, spa-where applicable, boutique items.
• Gratuities are optional, but as a rule, satisfied clients are expected to give to the captain, at the end of the cruise, approximately US$12-14 per person per day for distribution among all crew members.
• Medical expenses.

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