Athens & Greek Islands 10 Day Cruise Tour
Athens - Acropolis - Kea - Delos - Mykonos - Santorini - Rethymnon/Crete - Kythira - Monemvassia - Nafplion - Hydra - Athens
Athens & Greek Island Cruise Tour
Embark on an enchanting 10 night small ship cruise through the beautiful Greek Islands on an intimate ship in a luxury, air-conditioned cabin and enjoy two days touring Athens on this incredible journey that will bring you to some of the world’s most iconic sights, ancient ruins, picture-perfect beaches and so much more.
A stress-free way to travel through one of the world’s most beautiful countries, you’ll visit some of the most popular islands like Santorini, Mykonos and Crete as well as unspoiled lesser-known gems, including Kythira, Kea and car-free Hydra.
At a Glance
|Arrive in Athens. Private transfer to your hotel||Athens|
|Enjoy a guided tour of Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. Transfer to 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|
|Athens food experience. 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 Athens on your own.
Athens - Kea
Check out from your hotel 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.
We will 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)
Bid farewell to the crew and your fellow passengers with a 9am departure.
Now time to delve into the culinary history of Greece heading off to a traditional cooking experience in Athens. Head to a charming and traditional Athenian kitchen to prepare your own delicious lunch helped by our expert local Greek chef.
Private 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 10-day Athens and Greek Islands trip.
Harmony V Ship
The comfortable and relaxed Harmony V is 179ft in length and was originally launched in 2009. The ship had a complete renovation in 2017. The Harmony V motor yacht has 25 ocean view cabins which have capacity for up to 49 guests.
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 and the ship complies with all the latest safety details and has a cruising speed of 10 knots.
View the Harmony V Ship
- Two nights in Athens staying in a 4 star hotel including breakfast
- Private guided tour of Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum
- Guided food tour of Athens with cooking class
- 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 6, 13, 28
- June 3, 17
- July 8, 15, 22, 29
- August 5, 12, 26
- September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
- October 7, 14, 21
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