New for 2017! Cruise aboard a Wind Star yacht on an enchanting odyssey from Athens to Venice, exploring islands in Croatia, Montenegro and Greece steeped in legend and antiquity, accessible only by small ships. In Athens, stay two nights at the Athens Hilton, explore the Acropolis, the National Archaeological Museum, and more, and embark your cruise at Piraeus. Chart a course to Greek islands sung in classical history and mythology: visit the citadel at Mycenae, remnant of a Bronze Age culture that preceded the Greeks and Romans; explore the temple ruins at Delphi, “the center of the world,” once home to the legendary Oracle; wander in Epidaurus, unrivaled for its masterpieces of Hellenic architecture and famous amphitheater; wind through scenic Corfu to Paleokstritsa, “the Capri of Greece” set along a spectacular coastline of beaches, cliffs and lush forests. Sail to Croatia and Montenegro, and discover cities that were once jewels in the crown of the Venetian Empire, including Hvar Town, with its medieval walls, hilltop fortress, lavender fields and stunning seascapes; Dubrovnik, “the Pearl of the Adriatic,” celebrated by artists and poets, a town of marble streets, baroque palaces, and monasteries; and Kotor, a town of exquisite Venetian architecture nestled beside towering mountains and “fjords” of breathtaking beauty. Arrive in Venice for two nights at a luxury hotel in the heart of the city, and explore places off the beaten track, from the sights of San Polo, including the magnificent Scuola, the Frari Church, and the Rialto Market, to the colorful islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. Your Wind Star yacht is a four-masted sailing ship, lavishly equipped; all staterooms have queen beds and ocean views; amenities include a gourmet restaurant, lounges, a casino, a library, swimming pool and fitness center. Wind Star has been named "Best Small Ship Cruise Line" by Condé Nast Traveler.