- Sleeps: 20
- Bedrooms: 8
- Bathrooms: 7.5
- Minimum stay: 3 nights
Once the residence of King Constantine II, Porto Cheli is a summer resort town that’s a veritable magnet for the well-heeled of Greece… with glorious surroundings and a heady atmosphere to rival the likes of Monaco.
You just never know whom you might catch sight taking a swim in the crystalline waters, browsing the upscale shops, or strolling through the olive-tree-studded hills nearby.
It’s right here that you’ll discover Dream of Freedom: a sumptuous ‘pirate ship’ crafted entirely from wood and filled with luxury for you and your favourite people – up to 20 lucky guests altogether. And with pets welcome on board too, you won’t have to leave your best four-legged friend at home.
The ship’s owner is an author and journalist, as well as a fan of classical architecture and Chinese art. Translation: your surroundings will be just as elegant and beautiful on board as they are when you disembark.
There’s plenty of opulent space to lounge, dine, and socialise, whether in the ship’s spacious wheel house and bar (there’s a well-equipped kitchen, too), or out on the scenic deck where there’s plenty of places to sit with a freshly-mixed cocktail. You’ll have plenty of privacy, too… handy if the celebrations become a little noisy!
Where will you sleep once the party’s over? There are eight cabins to choose from: two doubles in the stern, two doubles situated by the bow, and four aft cabins with double bunks and another single above. Each cabin boasts en-suite facilities, so there’ll be no cross-legged queues at midnight.
After a sound night’s sleep, why not get up a little early and greet the sunrise with an invigorating dip, taken right from the ship’s dedicated swimming platform? Glass-like and sparkling clean, the water here is a joy to experience… as the many beautiful shoals of resident fish will testify!Keep reading
At a glance
- An elegant all-wooden ‘pirate ship’, beautifully moored at the opulent Greek resort town of Porto Cheli.
- Sleeping up to 20 guests in total, there are 8 cabins to choose from, all with en-suite facilities.
- Well-behaved dogs are also welcome to stay.
- There are full kitchen and dining facilities on board, together with a spacious, furnished deck and a dedicated swimming platform.
- The local shops, bars, and restaurants are moments away, together with beaches, ferry terminals, and a wide range of water-based activities to enjoy.
- Dog Friendly
- Family Friendly
- Large Groups
- Seaside Breaks
8 cabins: four doubles, four double bunks with an additional single on top, all with en-suite facilities, bedding and towels provided. Wheel house and bar with ample seating, dining table and chairs, kitchen with fridge, microwave, kettle, cooking/dining equipment. Outdoor deck with dining table and chairs, dedicated swimming platform. Free parking close by.
Swimming, scuba diving, boat trips, beaches, shops, restaurants, cafés, historic sites
You’ll also be spoilt for choice of nearby companies offering aquatic activities that range from scuba diving to boat hire. In the surrounding area await beautiful beaches and secluded swimming bays galore, and with the ferry terminals close by, exploring wider Greece is ridiculously easy. Spetses, Hydra, Poros, and even Athens are all perfectly accessible.
Staying on dry land? No problem: some of the region’s finest cafés and restaurants are mere footsteps away – ideal if you love watching the world go by over the freshest seafood and finest wines! There is a wealth of ancient history to discover in the town, too; including the sunken remains of two temples dedicated to the Greek god Apollo.
Spend some time getting under the skin of this fascinating part of the world, before retreating to your ship to catch yet another unforgettable sunset from the deck. Pure holiday bliss.
Things to note
There is no TV or Wi-Fi on board the ship (though with so much to see and do all around, you may not notice!)