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Ε-Γ/Τ-Ρ KASSANDRA DELFINOUS
Ship Type: Passenger
Year Built: 1992 Rebuilt: 2002
Length x Width: 45 m X 8 m
Gross Tonnage (GRT): 203t Capacity (DWT): 64t
Cruising speed: 16,0 knots
Maximum speed: 20,0 knots
Flag: Greek
Call sign: SW8461
IMO: 8881498, MMSI: 237001500
Passenger Capacity: 344 people
Engines: 2 x 1425 bhp / 2100 rpm MTU 16 CYL 2000M70
Generators: 2 x 120 KVA Perkins 220 V / 380 V, 1 x 18 KVA ISUZU
Ten biological vacuum toilets
Two indoor showers, one outdoor shower
Sound system in all areas
Fully air-conditioned
Stabilizers with gyroscope, bow thruster

On Board Dinning



Fresh food is prepared daily, providing culinary delights inspired by Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. A variety of the best fresh ingredients and follow the strictest hygiene standards. Our ship’s experienced staff is happy to prepare special orders according to your dietary requirements.  For special orders please inform us two days before departure.



Lunch Buffet Menu


Starters
Greek stuffed vine leaves (Dolmades)
Pizza
Cheese platters

Salads
Chopped cabbage with grated carrot
Freshly cut lettuce with fresh onion and anise
Greek salad with tomatoes, Greek cheese feta, Kalamata olives and oregano

Hot Dishes
Chicken baked with garlic and paprika.
          Fish with dill and anise
Oven baked potatoes
Rice with mixed vegetables
Bread Rolls

Desserts

*Menu is subject to change without prior notice due to seasonal availability of ingredients. Extra virgin olive oil is used in all our dishes



Breakfast Menu



Fresh brewed coffee
Freshly squeezed orange juice
Selection of teas
Freshly baked goods & croissants
Fresh fruit
Eggs
Pastries
Cheese and ham platters
Choice of premium marmalades
Greek yogurt with honey
Choice of cereal
and much more…

One Day Cruise in the Saronic Gulf

A route to the mythical islands of Hydra, Aegina & Poros

Hydra 1½ hour visit

Your point of departure is Flisvos Marina on the Athenian coastline; the spot where our ship sets sail daily. Our first port of call is Hydra. A beautiful small island, yet so great in history that stands out among many others!

Elegance, tradition and majesty. These are the three key-words that point out the beauty and significance of the island, that goes beyond what meets the eye. The cobblestone streets on the island, where donkeys are the primary mode of transportation, are lined with aristocratic mansions, forts, and churches steeped in history.

The architecture of the island with the town of Hydra built in its centre on the imposing rocky slopes has remained intact and unspoilt by modern interventions to our very days thanks to the Hydrants, who religiously keep this unique legacy that has been handed down to them by their ancestors from one generation to the next.

Undeniably looking at the deep blue sea, staying away from noise and daily routine, swimming in the crystal clear waters, sunbathing and enjoying the Greek cuisine and hospitality are the best possible ways of spending one’s holidays, having the time of one’s lives and gathering invaluable memories as souvenirs in one’s hearts and minds.

Poros a 50 minute visit

Poros is the island of peace, romance and relaxation. It is lush with pine trees which reach the rugged shores and the sandy beaches. Approaching Poros by ship, from afar, we can see the historical clocktower on the highest hilltop.

The architecture of Poros is a marvel right before your eyes. The beach houses are mostly neoclassical. The first houses were built in 1463 in the area around the clocktower. The centre of the town features the Town Hall, the Archaeological Museum, the Exhibition Hall and it is the site of a variety of cultural events

Within the narrow streets of Poros among the white houses and bougainvillea’s, there there are various shops, cafés, taverns and many bars with Greek and foreign music to excellently provide for all needs and tastes.



Aegina a 3 hour visit

Aegina, the land of legendary Achilles!

The world famous temple of Aphaia (Athena) imposes at the top of a pine-covered hill in the northeastern part of Aegina. This temple constituted the epitome and prototype of the Parthenon, which was built by Ictinus and Callicrates. When the atmosphere is clear, one can see the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion and the Acropolis of Athens from the site of Aphaia. These three temples form an isosceles triangle (the holy triangle of the ancient times).

On the island there is also the church of Saint Nectarios, a grand Christian Byzantine church, which is one of the largest in the Balkan. It contains a silver urn with the relics of St. Nectarios, the patron saint of the island.

State of the art facilities

Imagine your leisurely island voyage on our 50-meter state-of-the-art cruise ship. The vessel is luxuriously appointed with beautiful lounges and dinning areas, where you can enjoy culinary delights at your beck and call. The two fully-equipped bars are ready to prepare the most amazing cocktails on board for you. Moreover, the ship is fully air-conditioned and equipped with strong Wi-Fi and mobile signals. So, relax and be pampered as you cruise to the most beautiful islands in the world!


Excursions


Tours and Sighseeing


For even more in-depth exploration and discovery, we have created a special collection of extended land programs that is without equal.
During the warm months you will have the opportunity to swim at one of the most beautiful beaches in Aegina. On the island of Aegina you are offered the option of a luxury, air-conditioned transfer bus to the archaeological site of the Temple of Aphaia Athena and to the Church of St. Nectarios. Follow us on a magical tour of the Temple of Aphaia and the Church of Saint Nectarios!

The temple of Aphaia is at the top of a pine-covered hill in the northeastern part of Aegina. This monument was part of a sanctuary, which was dedicated to Aphaia Athena and seems to have been built on a site which had been a center of cult activity since the Mycenaean Age. Pausanias mentioned the myth of Aphaia identifying her with the Cretan goddess Vritomarti-Diktinna. The Researchers believe that this goddess was worshipped here. According to the legend, the nymph was persecuted by the Cretan king Minos and while trying to escape, she jumped into the sea, where fisherman rescued her and took her to Aegina. She prayed for help to her relative, goddess Diana, who made her disappear on the spot where the sanctuary now stands, leaving a statue in her place. Hence the first name “Apha” and later “Aphaia”, which means the “disappeared one” in Greek.


This very temple is assumed to have served as the prototype model for the Parthenon for Ictinus and Callicrates. When the atmosphere is clear, one can see from afar the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion and also the Acropolis of Athens. These three temples form an isosceles triangle (the holy triangle of ancient times).


The church of St. Nectarios

This grand, Christian Byzantine church, the greatest of the Balkans, contains a silver urn with the relics of St. Nectarios, the patron saint of the island. Opposite one can see the ruins of the medieval capital of the island where the local population took shelter during pirate raids. St. Nectarios’ area is an ideal place to visit, especially during the autumn months.



Dive in the clear waters of Santa Marina!


Swimming in Santa Marina
For those who wish to enjoy swimming during the summer period, we propose transportation to the beautiful beach of Santa Marina, which is a well-known and beloved summer destination. There is a well-organized sandy beach of 500m in length with not particularly deep waters, ideal for children as well. The combination of the clear blue sea with the tall green pine trees is breathtaking! The church of Santa Marina is located on the village beach and celebrates on the 17th July.





Kindly note that the excursions are conducted if weather conditions permit.

 
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