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Title: Dinner Cruise to Epidaurus Phedre Performance
Location: Ancient Theater at Epidaurus
Description: The National Theatre of Great Britain’s presents Phedre starring Helen Mirren in the title role (the performance will be in English with Greek subtitles – a special treat to see something there in English, although I’ve seen performances in Ancient Greek, didn’t understand a word, and the experience was still an amazing one!). Cruise there in style on the Mantalena from Zea Marina in Pireaus to the Old Port of Epidavrus enjoying a Buffet Dinner while on board. Guests will then be transferred by coach to the world famous theatre to enjoy the Ted Hughes version of this play. After the performance guests are transferred back to the Ship for the relaxing cruise back to Pireaus – this will long last as one of the highlights of a trip to Athens!

Date: 2009-07-11

Evening cruise to Epidaurus 11/07/2009

About the boat:
m/v “Mantalena”: Day cruising vessel – Built: 1990 – Last refurbishment: 2007 – Length: 45 m. – Breadth: 8,5 m. – Operation speed: 15 knots – Lounges: 2, air conditioned, bar – Weather decks: 4 – Maximum capacity: 500 prs. – Dining capacity: 250 pax (125 in lounges + 125 in covered weather decks)

Details of the journey, schedule:
17:00. Departure from Zea marina. 18.00 Dinner buffet served 19:30. Arrival at Palea Epidaurus. Disembark and bus transfer to the ancient theater. 20:00. Arrival at the ancient theater. 21:00-23:00. “Phaedra” 23:30. Departure of the buses for Palea Epidavros. 24:00. Vessel’s departure from Palea Epidavros.. Entertainment with D.J. music. 02:30. Return to Zea marina.

Cost: 115 € per person including:
– Cruise & Ticket with face value of €20
– Dinner buffet
– Service
– D.J. sets
– Bus transfer to / from the ancient theater
– VAT 9%
– Drinks to be paid directly by participants

Buffet Menu on Board
Three cheese pasta soufflé
Rigatoni with porcini mushrooms
Cheese quiche
*****
Roka, lettuce & endives salad with vinaigrette & parmagiano flakes
Greek salad with caper
Eggplant salad
Fish salad with mayo, potatoes, eggs & anise
*****
Roast noix of veal in mushroom sauce
Stuffed pork roulade
Chicken souvlaki with bacon & peppers
Roast potatoes with oregano
*****
Cheese platter with Melba toasts
White chocolate cake
Filter coffee

Tickets and further details are available from carole@athenspenthouses.com or ckezios@gmail.com.

By Athensguide

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2 thoughts on “Dinner Cruise to Epidaurus for Phedre – July 11, 2009”
  1. any other dinner cruises to Epidaurus. i arrive on the 17th of July and depart of the 26th

    1. No, the next dinner cruise is August 22, going to Epidaurus for A Winter’s Tale starring Ethan Hawke. I”m sorry you won’t be in Athens for it.

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