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- from $2,919 PP
- 11 Days
- Max 49 Passengers
- Apr - Oct
- 3hrs from London / 11hrs from NYC
A fantastic tour of Greece with three nights in a four-star, Athens hotel, guided day trips to the Acropolis and Delphi, then a stunning seven-night cruise. Your small cruise ship will weave through the Cycladic Islands in the Aegean Sea, with stops in Santorini, Mykonos, Syros, and more.
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At a Glance
- Eight days and seven nights island-hopping cruise
- Three nights in a 4* star hotel in Athens
- Visit secluded and uninhabited paradise islands
- Guided day tours to the Acropolis and Delphi
- Optional excursions to local wineries
- Party late into the night in Mykonos
- Breakfast and lunch freshly prepared daily
- Authentic Greek Night entertainment
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1 Tour of Athens & The Acropolis
Take your private transfer from Athens Airport to your four-star hotel. In the afternoon, your driver will take you on a fascinating guided tour of the ancient sites of Athens. Your English-speaking guide will show you around these famous UNESCO-listed sites at an easy walking pace with plenty of opportunities for spectacular photos. Don’t miss the Acropolis Museum overlooking the city below. You will experience impressive views of the Acropolis lit up at night. Return to your hotel by private transfer.
Day 2 Tour of Delphi
An intriguing tour of Delphi, which is about a two-and-a-half-hour drive. Once there, a host of fascinating sites awaits you; the Temple of Apollo, Delphi Archeological Museum, and see the Charioteer of Delphi, all perched around the mighty Mount Parnassus. On your journey back to Athens, we’ll stop off in the charming towns of Arachova and Levadia. Return to your hotel with the evening at your leisure.
Day 3 Athens
A day to wander the streets and explore at your leisure. Speak to our experts for day trip ideas, unique experiences, and the best restaurant recommendations.
Day 4 Marina Zeas (Athens) – Poros
Take your private transfer from your airport to Marina Zea port to embark your ship between 2.00 pm and 3.00 pm. You are invited to the Welcome party, where you will be introduced to the captain and crew. Get to know your fellow passengers over a drink. We set sail on our Greek island-hopping cruise and head for Poros, stopping for a short 3-hour visit before continuing to Poliegos. Picturesque Poros is a popular weekend destination and boasts many attractions, including a beautiful sandy beach, fragrant pine forests, and Love Bay, a romantic cove. Overnight at sea.
Day 5 Poliegos – Folegandros
Morning arrival in Poliegos. The tiny island of Poliegos (or Polyaigos as it’s also known) is uninhabited by humans. Only a few goats live here. Enjoy a refreshing morning swim in the crystal clear waters and relax on the pebble beach. BBQ lunch is served on deck. In the afternoon we cruise to Folegandros, one of the less known islands in the Aegean Sea. Folegandros is Greece’s most beautiful unspoiled island. Although it has few tourist attractions, it boasts medieval structures and traditional villages. Dine at an authentic Greek taverna.
Day 6 Santorini
Morning arrival in Santorini. Join the optional excursion to a local winery. You have an opportunity to taste the popular local wines, and to explore the quaint villages at your own pace. A visit to Oia is recommended if you want to enjoy stunning views of rugged clifftops, whitewashed houses, and the water-filled caldera. Santorini’s capital Fira is home to the Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral and the Museum of Prehistoric Thira. If you prefer to admire the splendid landscapes head for the clifftop, for vistas of the Nea Kameni volcano.
Day 7 Antiparos – Paros
Enjoy a relaxing morning swim in Antiparos’ enchanting bay. The small island lies at the heart of the Cyclades islands and boasts a laidback ambiance and typical tavernas and restaurants. On arrival in Paros in the early afternoon, join the optional excursion to the main port of Parikia. The capital has quaint narrow cobbled streets and houses that are painted in traditional blue and white. The charming village of Naoussa is also worth exploring. In the evening, have fun and show off your dancing skills at the Greek Night. Overnight in Paros.
Day 8 Delos – Mykonos
After breakfast, join the optional morning tour to the archaeological site of Delos. This is the mythological birthplace of the God Apollo, and also a religious center. The island of Delos features architectural ruins, and a museum that displays finds that were excavated from the historic sacred site. We continue cruising and stop off in one of Mykonos’ beautiful bays for a swim. Enjoy free time exploring the popular tourist destination of Mykonos. Admire the iconic landmarks, dine in a cosmopolitan restaurant, and party late into the night. Overnight in Mykonos.
Day 9 Syros
After a leisurely morning swim, we arrive in Syros. The picturesque island is a popular destination for families and couples looking to enjoy a romantic getaway. The island’s 18 sandy and pebble beaches are easily accessible and perfect for relaxing downtime. The towns and villages feature elegant and distinctive architecture, and breathtaking landscape and ocean views. Explore the magnificent Miaouli Square in the village of Ermoupoulis, and admire the impressive neoclassical structures. You will have plenty of time to enjoy a drink and dinner in a local taverna. Overnight in Syrosrent waters of Milna bay.
Day 10 Kythnos – Marina Zea (Athens)
In the morning we will arrive in Kythnos, which is situated between the islands of Kea and Serifos. In the beautiful Kolones bay, you can relax and enjoy a refreshing swim. We continue cruising to Marina Zea. On route, via Cape Sounion, you will have an opportunity to visit the Temple of Poseidon in the late afternoon. Marina Zea is a chic tree-lined promenade with moored yachts and seafront cafes, tavernas, and restaurants. Take a stroll and explore the entertainment options around the ancient port and harbor. Overnight in Marina Zea.
Day 11 Marina Zeas (Athens) – Disembarkation
After breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell to your fellow passengers and the crew. Your private transfer will take drop you at Athens airport where you will board your flight home.
- Private transfers throughout your trip
- Three nights in a four-star hotel in Athens
- Acropolis guided tour
- Day trip to Delphi
- Eight days and seven nights aboard M / S Galilieo
- Nine cruise destinations
- Half board with buffet breakfast and lunch or dinner
- Housewarming cocktails
- Greek “Philoxenia” evening event
- Private barbecue “Meraki” evening event
- Captain’s Dinner evening evening event
- A professional English-speaking Cruise Director
- Return flights to Greece
- Port Taxes - will be advised of this amount before confirming the booking
- Price based in double occupancy in a double or twin room. 70% single person supplement.
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