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I grew up in Germany and have travelled extensively throughout Europe, before settling in Athens. I have a true wonderlust for creating European adventures full of my passion for culture, food and of course, wine!

Nora

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Overview

  • from $3,250 PP
  • 9 Nights
  • Small Group
  • Apr - Oct
  • Easy
  • 3hrs from London / 11hrs from NYC

Highlights

Kicking off in Athens, this 10-day Signature Cruise Tour offers an ideal mix of fascinating ancient ruins, time spent on spectacular beaches, swimming in secluded bays, and enjoying delicious authentic Greek fare. You’ll start with a luxe private tour of the Acropolis and Athens’ flavors, staying in a hand-picked 5-star hotel before hopping on board your ship. You’ll have plenty to do on board and off, with impressive facilities that include indoor and outdoor dining spaces, a Jacuzzi, spa, gym, and more. You’ll visit an ideal mix of popular islands and less-visited gems, including Mykonos, Santorini, Naxos, Milos, and Serifos.

Our Flexi - Promise

  • Low Deposit To Book

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

  • Full Flexibility

    If you are not comfortable travelling, you have the right to cancel and get a refund up to 45 days before your departure

  • ATOL & ABTOT Protected

    Your trip with us is fully financially protected by our travel insurers. Peace of mind guaranteed.

  • No Change Fees

    We will not charge you any admin fees if you would like to change your travel dates or destination with us

What's Included

Santorini Church
  • 10 days land tour & a small-ship cruise
  • Private arrival and departure transfers
  • Private Acropolis & a Taste of Athens Tour
  • 5-star hotel accommodation in Athens
  • Cruise accommodation in an en-suite cabin
  • Visit 10 different islands, including popular & off-the-beaten-path destinations
  • Swim stops in secluded bays & off idyllic beaches
  • Watersports gear for complimentary use during swim stops
  • Fresh meals prepared on board
  • Farewell dinner hosted on board
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the vessel
  • Spa staffed by professional therapist
  • Yoga & Pilates classes hosted on deck

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival into Athens

Athens, Greece

You’ll be welcomed by our driver at Athens International Airport for a private transfer to your accommodation in the city. In a five-star hotel, you might want to relax at the full-service spa or lounge around the rooftop pool while enjoying the spectacular city views. Or, if you’re excited to go exploring, there are numerous historic sites, shops to browse, and enticing cafes for sitting down with a glass of wine or strong Greek coffee while people-watching. The colorful Plaka neighborhood beneath the Acropolis has a history that dates back over 3,500 years making it fun to wander through as well.

    Day 2 Athens: Private Acropolis & a Taste of Athens Tour

    Athens

    This morning you’ll meet our local guide for a five-hour private walking tour with the first two hours exploring the iconic hill topped by the Parthenon, one of the world’s most important monuments, standing over the city since the 5th century BC. Gain insight into the capital’s rich heritage and hear the stories behind the many landmarks on the hill before embarking on a three-hour food tour that takes you into the heart of Athens. You’ll explore specialty food shops, visit artisans who’ve spent decades perfecting their recipes and pop into the central food market, sampling delicious local treats along the way.

      Day 3 Embarkation: Port of Lavriou to Cape Sounion

      Temple of Poseidon, Cape Sounion

      This morning our driver will provide a private transfer to the port of Lavriou where your ship awaits. Enjoy a welcome drink at check-in, from 2 to 3 pm, get settled into your cabin and we’ll start cruising toward Cape Sounion. The Temple of Poseidon on the headland was built in 444 BC and 15 of the original columns are still standing, one of which bears the initials of the poet Lord Byron himself who visited in 1810. Enjoy the first swim stop of the trip followed by a welcome dinner on board. We’ll be cruising to Mykonos as you sleep in your comfortable cabin.

        Day 4 Delos & Mykonos

        Street of Mykonos

        The UNESCO-listed island of Delos is our first stop this morning. Discover the ancient ruins that date back to the 5th and 4th centuries, including statues, temples, mosaics, and remarkably well-preserved Venetian and Byzantine architecture on an optional tour with a guide that will bring it all to life. After arriving at Mykonos, enjoy the rest of the day on your own, sampling the beautiful beaches, exploring the upscale shops, visiting the iconic Little Venice windmills, and then sitting down for dinner in one of the world-class restaurants. If you’re up for the lively nightlife, you might want to stick around awhile.

        • Optional Excursion Guided Tour of Delos

        Day 5 Naxos

        Naxos

        Naxos is our next destination, home to some of the country’s most beautiful beaches along with some impressive mountainous terrain dotted with bell-wearing goats and strewn with traditional villages. The optional Traditional Naxos Villages Tour will bring you to experience them, including the amphitheatrically built village of Aprianthos which is surrounded by magnificent mountain views. Incredibly atmospheric it has a distinctly medieval feel and marble-paved streets. After your excursion, enjoy dinner in Naxos Town, with many eateries serving fresh seafood along the waterfront. The maze of streets in Chora is also lined with some exceptional restaurants for sample island eats.

        • Optional Excursion Traditional Naxos Villages & Apiranthos

        Day 6 Koufonisia

        Schinoussa

        Our first stop this morning is serene Schinoussa Island just south of Naxos. You’ll be able to leap into the clear, calm turquoise water while surrounded by the island’s wild, nearly untouched landscapes. Afterward, we continue to Koufonisia with our arrival around mid-afternoon. An underrated gem, it boasts soft golden sands edged by dazzling blue-green waters, friendly locals, and an impressive dining scene. You’ll have time on your own to explore the beaches and sample the local fare, with multiple eateries serving fresh seafood and fish that can be enjoyed with a sea view. Don’t miss the chance to sample mizithra, the island’s signature cheese.

          Day 7 Santorini to Milos

          An exciting day awaits, including a swim stop at Magganari Beach as we make our way toward Santorini. Enjoy a memorable dip in the shallow blue waters with a 2 pm arrival at Santorini. An optional tour features two top attractions, the Akrotiri archaeological site where life in 1600 BC was well-preserved under a blanket of ash following a massive volcanic eruption similar to Pompeii, and the village of Oia, characterized by whitewashed homes and blue-domed churches that spill down the caldera. Take in the famous sunset before enjoying dinner on your own, boarding the ship by 11 pm with an overnight sail to Milos.

          • Optional Excursion Guided Tour of Akrotiri & Oia

          Day 8 Milos & Kimolos

          Milos Island

          Waking up this morning at Milos, famous as the island, this is a place of many colors, with brilliant shades of green and blue along with pristine beaches. An optional tour can bring you to its most famous stretch, Sarakiniko, with its lunar-like landscape that includes smooth white volcanic rock stunningly contrasted against the vibrant blue waters. You’ll also visit the Geological Mining Museum to learn about Milos’ mining history through interesting exhibits and artifacts. Enjoy time for lunch on your own. Back on the ship, we’ll cruise toward Kimolos with dinner served on board. Leisure time is provided this evening for exploring Kimolos.

          • Optional Excursion Guided Tour of Milos

          Day 9 Serifos to Kythnos

          Kythnos, Greece

          The last full day of the cruise continues to Serifos, with arrival at mid-morning. An optional excursion of its whitewashed town and jaw-dropping views is available with time for lunch on your own in one of the traditional tavernas that line the alleyways and streets. If you prefer, there are some enticing seaside eateries at nearby Livadakia Beach. Afterward, take advantage of the final swim stop of the trip as we make our way to Kythnos. Anchoring in a picturesque bay just offshore, this is where the farewell dinner with live entertainment will be hosted tonight.

          • Optional Excursion Visit the Island of Serifos

          Day 10 Disembarkation: Port of Lavriou

          Athens, Greece

          Heading back to the port of Lavriou this morning, your cruise is nearing its end. You’ll have time for breakfast and goodbyes to the captain, crew, fellow passengers, and new friends. Disembarkation is by 10 am so you’ll want to have your bags ready for transfer to the airport or your onward local hotel. If you’d like to spend more time here, our travel experts can create a bespoke addition to your itinerary, otherwise, we look forward to seeing you again on another unforgettable trip.

            • Cruise arriving in Mykonos

              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.

            What's not Included

            • Return flights to Greece
            • Spa treatments at the Gemaya Spa
            • Gratuities for the crew
            • Any meals or beverages not listed above
            • Water ski & scuba diving (available on request)
            • Optional daily shore excursions
            • Laundry service (available on request)
            • Port taxes of $245 per person
            • Price based in double occupancy in a double or twin room. 70% single person supplement

            Our Cruise Ship

            Elysium Ship Image

            Elysium

            The Elysium is a boutique cruise ship providing a more intimate experience for up to just 48 passengers who enjoy a modern, superyacht experience. One of only a few of its kind in the world today, she includes a wide range of facilities for her relatively small size, including a bubbling Jacuzzi for relaxing while surrounded by the magnificent sea and island scenery.

            Departure Dates

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            2023

            • May

              May 04, 2023May 11, 2023May 25, 2023
            • June

              Jun 01, 2023Jun 15, 2023Jun 22, 2023
            • July

              Jul 06, 2023Jul 13, 2023Jul 27, 2023
            • August

              Aug 03, 2023Aug 17, 2023Aug 24, 2023Aug 31, 2023
            • September

              Sep 07, 2023Sep 14, 2023Sep 21, 2023
            • October

              Oct 05, 2023Oct 19, 2023

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