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- from $2,695 PP
- 7 Nights
- Breakfast & Lunch
- 3 Star Small Cruise Ship
You’ll be dazzled by the beauty of the Cyclades on this 7-night cruise that brings everything from gleaming white villages spilling down caldera cliffs to golden beaches and crystal-clear azure waters. Discover the history, myths and ancient legends of the islands, visiting captivating destinations like the remote and tranquil isle of Folegandros with its old wooden windmills and goats that scurry across the hills, along with popular spots like famous Santorini and Mykonos. There will be plenty of time to simply relax and soak up the scenery, enjoy refreshing swims, and feast on mouthwatering Greek cuisine.
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At a Glance
- Discover the magical Cyclades Islands on board the iconic Galileo yacht, which combines old world charm with superb on board service
- Rest your head in one of 24 en-suite and air-conditioned cabins, accommodating up to 49 guests
- Visit iconic destinations including Santorini, Mykonos and Paros with off the beaten track gems like Folegandros, Syros and Kythnos
- Swim directly in the pristine Aegean sea right off the ship in secluded bays and catch some rays on the boats expansive sundeck
- Sample delicious local Greek cuisine with daily breakfast included and either lunch or dinner during the cruise
- Enjoy complimentary filtered coffee, tea and water throughout the cruise
- Take part in the popular Greek night and Captain's Dinner on board the ship
Want to extend your trip?
If you are looking to extend your stay in greece or equally visit another European destination on your trip, then please speak to our travel experts as we can create you a bespoke itinerary to suit your needs.
A unique small ship cruise with both motor and classic sailing capabilities. From a distance Galileo looks like a cousin of the Spanish Galleon, but when on board you’ll find comfortable amenities making the ship an ideal base for exploring the Med. Capacity for 49 guests.
The Galileo offers an unforgettable small ship cruise experience. The ship was originally built in 1992 but was successfully renovated in 2016 to enhance facilities for guests. Cabins are comfortable and fitted with the latest amenities. Communal areas are spacious and offer beautiful views of the surroundings. This ship complies with all stringent safety regulations.
Your Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Marina Zeas - Poros
Welcome to Athens, after taking transfer to Marina Zeas, you’ll be able to embark anytime between 2pm and 3pm. Enjoy a welcome drink along with introductions to the crew and your fellow island-hopping passengers. We’ll begin our cruise by sailing to Poros, spending a few hours on this island in the southern Saronic Gulf known for its picturesque beaches before continuing to Polyaigos, overnighting on the Aegean.
Day 2 Polyaigos - Folegandros
In the morning we’ll arrive onto the largest uninhabited island in the Aegean, Polyaigos, known as the “Island of Goats” with rich fauna and mysterious, exotic beauty that includes pristine beaches that are framed by emerald waters. After enjoying a swim and a delicious BBQ onboard, we’ll sail to Folegandros with its timeless Cycladic architecture, old wooden windmills and goat-dotted hills. It has some gorgeous beaches and a fabulous bohemian character with a tranquil atmosphere as vehicles are banned – in fact, some areas of the island are still without electricity. Wander through the Upper City of Folegandros Town, with its medieval fortress at the top. You’ll find some outstanding traditional Greek tavernas here to dine at this evening.
Day 3 Santorini
Famous Santorini is our next destination. We’ll arrive in the morning providing plenty of time to experience its many delights. Disembark to explore Fira, the island’s unique capital with its white cluster of homes set along the cliff. We recommend a visit the Museum of Prehistoric Thira which features items from the destroyed Bronze Age settlement of Akrotiri and Oia village. An optional excursion to tour the remarkable prehistoric village of Akrotiri, preserved over centuries in volcanic ash, and the village of Oia with its stunning caldera views, is possible too.
Day 4 Antiparos - Paros
As Santorini fades away, we cruise on to Antiparos for a swim stop in one of its secluded bays. We’ll reach Paros at noon, an island with diverse, beautiful landscapes that include rolling hills and lush valleys as a great mix of sandy beaches surreal turquoise waters. We visit Parikia, the main port with its maze of marble streets, lined with Cycladic cube-shaped homes featuring quintessential blue doors and shutters, as well as the charming village of Naoussa, famous for its vineyards and annual pirate festival. Back onboard the ship, look forward to a fun evening at our famous Greek Night, which includes the chance to showcase your dancing skills.
Day 5 Delos - Mykonos
Our first stop this morning is the small island of Delos. This UNESCO-listed site is the birthplace of Apollo, jam-packed captivating ruins, primarily from the 5th and 4th centuries BC, including a theater and temples. You can join an optional tour to explore them. and once back onboard, we’ll set sail for Mykonos. Before we reach the port, take the opportunity for a refreshing swim in one of the glistening bays around the island. Afterwards, you’ll have the rest of the day to experience Mykonos at your leisure, perhaps wandering through town, checking out the many upscale shops and popping into the museums, visiting the famous windmills or relaxing on one of the beautiful beaches. The island is especially renowned for its nightlife with lots of lively bars and clubs.
Day 6 Syros
Before we depart Mykonos, enjoy one last swim in its enticing waters. Afterwards we’ll journey to the capital of the Cyclades, Syros, with many easily accessible pebble and sandy beaches. Take a stroll through town to marvel at architectural gems like Ermoupolis’ city hall and Miaouli Square with its grand neoclassical buildings. Dinner and drinks can be enjoyed at one of the outstanding local tavernas that serve delicious traditional dishes with island-grown veggies and aromatic herbs.
Day 7 Kythnos - Cape Sounion
Continuing our journey, we’ll arrive at the mountainous island of Kythnos this morning, enjoying a swim in the clear blue waters of Kolones Bay. As we head back to Marina Zea, we’ll make our way to Cape Sounion, with its nearly 200-foot-high Temple of Poseidon that soars over the Aegean. Be sure to get your cameras ready to capture some spectacular shots. We’ll overnight at Marina Zeas – as this is the last night of the cruise, you may want to gather your fellow passengers and new friends together to exchange photos and contact information.
Day 8 Departure
With departure day here, you’ll disembark after breakfast. Get your bags packed and ready, take time for farewells and then take transfer to your onward hotel in Athens or Athens International Airport, with disembarkation at 9 a.m.
- Preferred hotel Elia Emrou
- Private transfers to and from Athens International Airport or your Athens hotel
- Freshly prepared half-board meals including a buffet breakfast every morning and either lunch or dinner
- Greek Night with dinner and dancing
- Captain's Farewell Dinner
- Complimentary filtered water, coffee and tea throughout the cruise
- Dedicated cruise director
What's Not Included
- Return flights to Greece
- Optional paid excursions on each island you visit
- Port taxes of €310 per person
- Optional crew gratuities
- Visa if required
- We strongly advise all guests purchase comprehensive travel insurance
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AugAug 02, 2024Aug 16, 2024Aug 30, 2024
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Athens - Kea - Delos - Mykonos - Santorini - Rethymnon/Crete - Kythira - Monemvassia - Nafplion - Hydra - Athens7 NightsFrom $3,350 ppAn 8 day Greek islands small ship cruise visiting the best of Greece including Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, Crete with lesser known destinations including Hydra, Monemvassia and Kythira.
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