Athens, Delphi & Cyclades 11 Day Cruise Tour
Athens - Kea - Delos - Mykonos - Santorini - Rethymnon/Crete - Kythira - Monemvassia - Nafplion - Hydra - Delphi - Athens
Athens, Delphi & Cyclades Cruise Tour
Discover the iconic ancient ruins of Greece with picture perfect islands on this fabulous 10 night small ship Greece cruise. Start your Greek Adventure with three nights touring Athens and its incredible UNESCO listed sites, followed by a day trip to Delphi to admire its ancient ruins.
Enjoy a Athens food tour before setting sail on an intimate 44 passenger luxury ship bound for the pristine Cyclades islands. Enjoy stops in the highly sought after islands of Mykonos, Santorini and Crete and spend your evenings dining in charming Greek restaurants in lesser known islands of Hydra, Kythira and several more.
At a Glance
|Arrive in Athens. Private transfer to your hotel||Athens|
|Full day tour to the ancient ruins of Delphi.||Athens|
|Morning Athens Food Tour. Transfer to the ship for 4pm departure to Kea||At Sea|
|Morning tour of Delos. Afternoon at leisure in Mykonos||Mykonos|
|Noon arrival at Santorini. Guided afternoon tour of Santorini||At Sea|
|Morning arrival at Rethymnon. Tour of Knossos in Crete||At Sea|
|Afternoon arrival in Kythira, with afternoon and evening at leisure to explore Chora||Kythira|
|Morning tour of Monemvassia. Afternoon at leisure in Napflio||Napflio|
|Morning tour of Mycenae. Afternoon at leisure to explore Hydra||At Sea|
|Enjoy a guided tour of Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum.Private transfer to your hotel in Athens.||Athens|
|Private transfer to Athens Airport|
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Your Cruise Tour Itinerary
Arrive at Athens International Airport and enjoy a private transfer to your hotel in the centre of Athens.
Today you have the rest of your day at leisure to get over any jet lag and explore the delights of Athens.
Day trip to Delphi
A great start to this Greek Adventure with a day trip to one of the most fascinating archaeological sites is on the itinerary today. You’ll embark on a drive to sacred Delphi to view the fascinating artifacts in the Delphi Archaeological Museum and marvel at the Charioteer of Delphi as well as the grand Temple of Apollo located on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, surrounded by natural beauty. As you make your way back to the city, you’ll be able to visit the picturesque towns of Levadia and Arachova too.
You’ll have the evening to do as you wish, perhaps sampling some of the delicious eats in an authentic Greek taverna and enjoying the nightlife.
Athens - Kea
Check out from your hotel this morning and immerse yourself in the culinary history of Greece with a traditional ‘Flavors of Athens’ food tour.
This not-to-be-missed foodie walking tour, delves into Athens’ best flavors as you visit specialized food stores, dedicated artisans and the central food market, with its local vendors selling produce from throughout the country. Sample Greek gastronomic delights like cheeses, charcuterie, traditional pies and coffee, with fresh ground Greek coffee arguably some of the best in the world. It’s perfect to keep you fueled up for the excursion, and you’ll have the opportunity to purchase tasty souvenirs too.
We will then transfer you to Marina Zeas to board the ship. You’ll be introduced to everyone at a welcome party before we dock in the port of Kea for some leisurely free time to explore Korrisia. We recommend heading to one of the tavernas at seafront to relax with a drink while gazing out at the gorgeous scenery. After returning to ship we’ll cruise to Delos, overnighting on the Aegean.
Delos & Mykonos
Enjoy breakfast, freshly prepared on the ship before joining an optional tour of Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the birthplace of Apollo. The uninhabited island is a sacred place home to some of the most extensive ruins that date from the golden age of classical Greece, including a theater, temples and more.
We’ll sail to Mykonos next, just a few miles away, making a stop for a refreshing swim along the route. The rest of the day can be enjoyed at your leisure, visiting the island’s famous windmills and sampling the famous nightlife in one of the clubs.
Sip your coffee while taking in the magnificent scenery that surrounds you with a relaxing morning onboard before we continue to one of the most famous Greek Isles, Santorini.
Renowned for its volcanic landscape, created by a massive volcanic eruptions centuries ago, you’ll have time to visit the island capital, Fira, the magnificent caldera and the idyllic village of Oia where the whitewashed homes and blue-domed churches cling to rugged cliffs while providing one of the world’s most jaw-dropping views. An optional tour will take you through captivating traditional villages and archaeological sites for a trip back through time.
Our next stop is on the north coast of Crete, pulling into the city port of Rethymno with its picturesque Venetian harbor filled with traditional fishing boats and lined with vibrant-colored tavernas.
We recommend joining the optional excursion to the ancient city of Knossos, the oldest in Europe, settled as early as the Neolithic period. You’ll be guided through the island’s largest Bronze Age archaeological site and famous palace, along with an outstanding archaeological museum before heading back to the ship for a late departure to Kythira.
Look forward to more time on and in the sea with a swim stop before we arrive to picturesque Kythira along the southern side of the Peloponnese. A remote unspoiled island, here you can discover magnificent waterfalls, hidden gorges and pristine sandy beaches.
You’ll enjoy the evening wandering through the lovely Chora, an ancient settlement dominated by a Venetian castle. The 13th-century fort boasts well-preserved ruins and boasts incredible views you’ll want to capture with your camera before popping into the shops in enticing alleys and dining in one of the waterfront eateries.
Monemvasia & Nafplion
Continue your cruising journey with a visit to the medieval fortified town of Monemvasia. Carved into the side of a massive rock that rises out of the sea, you’ll be able to gaze up at the impeccably preserved Byzantine and Venetian buildings in an especially enchanting natural setting before we venture to the seaport town of Nafplion with a swim stop along the way.
Step back into the medieval past as you walk the narrow streets of the Old Town with its impressive fortifications and distinctive architecture, then feed your appetite with an authentic meal at one of the family-run eateries popular with the locals.
Hydra or Spetses, Athens
While the ultimate destination for the last full day of your cruise will bring us back to Athens, your morning starts with an option excursion to Mycenae, an archaeological site in the north-eastern Peloponnese home to the imposing ruins of two of the greatest cities of the Mycenaean civilization. From the walled palace, one of the most important historic sites in Greece, one can see across the Argolid to the Saronic Gulf.
Our final stop before returning to Marina Zeas will be either the island of Hydra or Spetses. You’ll enjoy an evening exploring this vehicle-free port town at your leisure, perhaps spending time on one of the beaches or in a romantic, secluded cove.
Athens (Hotel Transfer) Tour of the Acropolis & Acropolis Museum
Bid farewell to the crew and your fellow passengers and then enjoy a private guided tour of the UNESCO listed Acropolis and discover its ancient heritage. Afterwards visit the fascinating Acropolis Museum home to a wealth of invaluable artefacts which have been preserved throughout the decades.
Transfer to your hotel in Athens. Spend your last evening of your trip to Greece, enjoying dinner in the vibrant area of Plaka. Sample delicious local Greek cuisine and stop off for a glass of ouzo at the famous Bretto’s bar.
Our driver will drive you from your hotel in Athens to Athens Airport for your onward flight home after a memorable Athens, Selphi & Cyclades 11 day Cruise-Tour.
Harmony V Ship
The Harmony V small cruise ship offers a personalized and intimate sailing experience. Because of the ship’s small size, it is able to maneuver into small ports and harbors that are unreachable to traditional large cruise liners. This elegant motor sailor offers fantastic service for up to 49 guests from 16-18 crew members. The ship complies with all the latest safety details and has a cruising speed of 10 knots.
The comfortable and relaxed Harmony V is 179ft in length and had a complete renovation in 2017. The Harmony V motor yacht has 25 comfortable ocean view cabins.
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- Three nights in Athens staying in a 4 star hotel including breakfast
- Private guided tour of Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum
- Guided tour to ancient ruins in Delphi
- Three hour Greek food tour and cooking class in Athens
- Eight days and seven nights aboard a luxury small cruise ship
- Half board with daily buffet breakfast and either lunch or dinner
- Greek “Philoxenia” evening event
- Private barbecue “Meraki” evening event
- Captain’s Dinner event
- Free tea, coffee and filtered water throughout the cruise
- A professional English-speaking Cruise Director
- Private transfers throughout
- Return flights to Athens
- Optional excursions
- Port Taxes - will be advised of this amount before confirming the booking
2021 Departure Dates
- April 28
- May 5, 12, 26
- June 2, 16
- July 7, 14, 21, 28
- August 4, 11, 25
- September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
- October 6, 13, 20
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