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Hi I’m Perian. I’m originally from Toronto and now live in Italy. I frequently visit Greece throughout the season in search of new off the beaten track experiences and charming boutique properties for my clients.

Perian

Greece Specialist

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  • from $3,650 PP
  • 7 Nights
  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • 4 Star Expedition Ship
  • Lavrio
  • Lavrio

Signature Greece Small Ship Cruise

Sailing round-trip for seven nights from the port of Lavrio near the Greek capital of Athens, this laid-back cruise is a great way to savor the delights of the Aegean while exploring everything from sacred archaeological sites to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. You’ll appreciate the Zen-like feel of the ship and her intimate atmosphere, spacious cabins, mouthwatering dining and personalized service. Look forward to expert-led guided tours while visiting an ideal mix of classic destinations like Santorini, Mykonos, Milos, and Naxos, and less-visited gems, such as Sifnos and Kimolos, ensuring memories of a lifetime.

Why Book with Us

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    Book your trip with us and pay a reduced deposit with the rest 90 days before your departure

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    From the moment you book your trip, our team is on hand 24/7 to assist you throughout your journey.

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At a Glance

Outoor eating on Cyclades Cruise
  • Explore the beautiful Cyclades island on board a spacious 4 star expedition cruise ship
  • Rest your head in a choice of 25 spacious and fully air-conditioned en-suite cabins
  • Visit an array of iconic and off the beaten track islands in comfort and style
  • Discover Mykonos, Santorini and Naxos alongside hidden gems like Milos, Koufonisia and Serifos
  • Marvel at iconic sights like UNESCO listed Delos and watch the sunset in Santorini
  • Enjoy delicious on board cuisine with alfresco outdoor dining for breakfast and lunch
  • Spend your evenings on shore sampling local Greek cuisine on a different island each evening
  • Take daily refreshing swim with swim stops from the boat and from sandy beaches with free use of watersports
  • Enjoy ultimate relaxation with treatments at the boats on board Gemaya Spa
  • Catch some rays on the ships expansive sundeck with Jacuzzi
  • Enjoy complementary Pilates classes with superb on board service
 
  • Cyclades Map

    Want to extend your trip?

    If you are looking to extend your stay in Greece by adding some additional nights in Athens pre or post cruise or even adding on an additional country like Turkey, Italy or Croatia, please speak to our travel specialists. We can take the pain out of planning and include pre and post stays in your trip with us.

The Ship for This Journey

Elysium Yacht, Greece

Elysium Small Cruise Ship

Cruise on the Elysium, a graceful 4 star expedition cruise ship that offers a unique cruising experience. She sleeps up to just 50 passengers who can look forward to very personalized service with accommodation in spacious cabins. This vessel offers plenty of ways to get active and relax too, with everything from a wellness deck for sunrise pilates and a soothing Jacuzzi to snorkeling.

Built in 1998 and refurbished in 2021 the Elysium’s 25 cabins are available in five different categories, including double, triple, and interconnecting family cabins, all of which have windows or portholes. Each one is ensuite, with comfortable bathrooms that have showers, organic toiletries, towels, hairdryers, spa robes, and slippers.

Your Itinerary

Day 1 Embarkation, Port of Lavrio to Cape Sounion

Temple of Poseidon, Cape Sounio

Our friendly crew will be waiting to welcome you on board the Elysium in the port of Lavrio between 2pm and 3pm, with our departure to Cape Sounion at 4pm. The fun is quickly underway as you’ll enjoy your first swim stop off the shores of the cape known for one of the major monuments of the Golden Age of Athens, the Temple of Poseidon. It sits atop the headland overlooking the sparkling sapphire waters of the sea that surround it on three sides. This evening the delicious welcome dinner will be hosted on board while cruising to Mykonos overnight.

  • On Board Dining: Welcome Dinner

Day 2 Cape Sounion to Mykonos

Mykonos

We’ll arrive at the sacred island of Delos this morning. One of the most impressive archaeological sites in Greece, the UNESCO World Heritage Site features remarkable ruins dating between the 5th and 4th centuries BC. That includes a theater, temples, statues, mosaics, and impeccably preserved Venetian and Byzantine architecture. You’ll have the option to take an optional guided tour of Delos before we continue to nearby Mykonos (entrance to be paid at the site). After Delos we continue on to Mykonos with lunch on board on route. Upon arrival in Mykonos, join our Cruise Director and a local guide for a fascinating guided tour of Mykonos Town. Discover the history of this picture perfect town visiting one of the oldest bakeries in Greece, its iconic windmills, Little Venice and several other hidden gems which make up this charming town. In the evening, you are free to enjoy dinner at a fabulous selection of restaurants in Mykonos.

  • On Board Dining: Breakfast & Lunch
  • Optional Excursion AM: Delos archaeological site
  • Excursion Included PM: Guided Tour of Mykonos Town with a Local Expert

Day 3 Mykonos to Naxos

Naxos APollo Temple

Saying farewell to Mykonos, our next destination is Naxos, with a swim stop en route followed by lunch on board. After our mid-afternoon arrival to this beautiful Cycladic Island, we invite our guests to join our local guide for an island tour of Naxos visiting traditional mountain villages like Chalki. You might feel like you’ve stepped by in time as it’s managed to retain its ancient traditions with the feel of a medieval town, while the narrow streets are paved with marble. After our Naxos Island tour, we will return to Naxos Town, where you will enjoy dinner on your own.

  • On Board Dining: Breakfast & Lunch
  • Excursion Included: Traditional Naxos Villages Tour

Day 4 Naxos to Koufonisia

Schinoussa

Cruising on toward Koufonisia, look forward to a morning swim stop at Schinoussa, a serene island just south of Naxos with calm, aquamarine waters, and little development with a population of only a few hundred. We’ll reach Koufonisia in the mid-afternoon, a treasure with striking natural scenery, exotic beaches, friendly locals, and outstanding food.  Enjoy the evening at your leisure, perhaps taking a walk to one of the many secluded beaches before taking advantage of the many great eats available here. Dishes, including lots of fresh fish and seafood, tend to feature authentic flavors and lots of local ingredients.

  • On Board Dining: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 5 Koufonisia to Santorini. Overnight to Milos

Santorini, Greece

While our ultimate destination is Santorini, we’ll visit Ios along the way for a swim stop at Magganari Beach, a large stretch on the south coast boasting soft golden sands with clear, shallow water. Lunch will be on board with arrival in Santorini at 2pm. We highly recommend taking our optional excursion which includes a visit to a fabulous family winery where you will learn the unique way in which wine producers on the island cultivate their grapes and produce their wines. You will get an opportunity to sample their wines and snacks. We will then continue on to the popular picture perfect town of Oia where you will enjoy a guided tour through its pristine streets which jaw dropping Caldera views. Guests looking to stay in Oia for dinner can finish the tour here and make their own way back to Fira. Guests wishing to eat in Fira will head back with the guide an finish the tour in Fira. This evening guests can choose to have dinner on the island and get back to the ship by 11pm, before its onward departure.

  • On Board Dining: Breakfast & Lunch
  • Optional Excursion: Santorini Wine & Oia Tour EUR70pp

Day 6 Milos to Kimolos

Milos, Greece

Wake up in Milos, the “island of colors,” with its famous lunar-like landscape that includes smooth, white volcanic rock stunning contrasted against the brilliant blue of the sea. Join our Cruise Director and our local guide for a fascinating island morning tour which showcases the highlights of this unique island. You will get to visit the world famous Sarakiniko Beach with the opportunity to swim its its iconic bays. We will continue on to the picturesque town of Plaka with its picture perfect streets and charming boutiques. The tour will ends with an optional visit to the Geology museum which showcases the history of this fascinating island.  Lunch will be on your own bringing the opportunity to sample the delicious local fare. Return to the ship by 4pm as you’ll depart for Kimolos while enjoying dinner on board. You’ll have the evening free to explore Kimolos, one of the most picturesque and peaceful Cycladic islands.

  • On Board Dining: Breakfast & Dinner
  • Excursion Included: Guided Tour of Milos Island

Day 7 Kimolos to Sifnos

Church of the Seven Martyrs, Sifnos

After cruising overnight you’ll reach Sifnos by mid-morning. You will have time at leisure to explore the island of Sifnos, known for its traditional white washed architecture, food scene and hiking trails. You might wish to hike one of the many “Sifnos Trails”, explore Apollonia, the Island’s capital, or take an optional excursion to the island’s medieval castle and one of its most photographed locations, the church of Seven Martyrs. Enjoy lunch on your own at one of the enticing traditional tavernas here. As the sun sets, enjoy an entertaining and tasty farewell dinner hosted onboard this evening.

  • On Board Dining: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

Day 8 Disembarkation from the Port of Lavrio

Athens

Passing the island of Kea, we’ll reach the port of Lavrio during the early morning hours. Enjoy one last breakfast on board, perhaps while exchanging contact with fellow passengers who’ve become new friends. After farewells to all, disembarkation is by 10am. Of course, if you’d like to extend your time in Greece, feel free to contact our travel experts who can create a bespoke addition to your itinerary. Otherwise, we wish you safe travels as you bring memories of a lifetime home.

  • On Board Dining: Breakfast

What's Included

  • Transfers to and from the vessel
  • Spacious en-suite and air-conditioned cabins
  • Excellent English-speaking crew with a crew to client ratio of 1 to 2
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Daily buffet lunch
  • Three course welcome dinner
  • Greek style BBQ Farewell dinner
  • A complimentary glass of wine with the welcome dinner and farewell dinner
  • Filtered water throughout the cruise
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits
  • Guided tour of Mykonos Town with a local expert
  • Guided tour of Traditional Naxos Villages with tasting
  • Guided tour of Milos Island with swimming at Sarakiniko Beach
  • Complimentary on board Pilates
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
  • Complimentary use of snorkelling equipment and all water sports
  • Multilingual Cruise Concierge
  • Luggage handling and porterage
  • Beach Towels
  • Very intuitive travel app with our sought after Restaurant Guide
  • Full financial trip protection for your guaranteed peace of mind

What's Not Included

  • Return flights to Greece
  • Any meals or beverages not listed above
  • Optional Santorini Wine & Oia tour which needs to be pre-booked EUR70pp
  • Spa treatments at the Gemaya Spa
  • Laundry service (available on request)
  • Gratuities for the crew
  • Visa if required
  • We strongly advise all guests purchase comprehensive travel insurance

Departure Dates

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2024

  • May

    Fully booked
  • Jun

    Jun 15, 2024Jun 22, 2024Jun 29, 2024
  • Jul

    Fully booked
  • Aug

    Aug 31, 2024
  • Sep

    Sep 07, 2024

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