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Greece Small Ship Cruises 2024/25

You might be surprised to learn just how many places you can visit on a small-ship cruise in Greece. It’s an exceptional destination for island-hopping, but it’s also possible to visit enticing destinations on the mainland. There are thousands of islands scattered about the Ionian and Aegean seas, including bucket-list places like Santorini and Mykonos, while ancient sites such as Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games on the Peloponnese peninsula, can be visited too. While those massive cruise ships can bring you to major ports, they usually can’t visit smaller gems, with itineraries typically more focused on time spent onboard.

On Unforgettable Cruises, you’ll sail on an elegant motor yacht, spending more time in the destinations yet still enjoying the experience of soaking up the Mediterranean sun and the incredible scenery. Cabins are all en-suite with upscale amenities, with the majority of the fleet accommodating around 40 guests. That means the crew and staff have more time to provide personalised service, complete with insider tips for the places you’ll be visiting. There’s plenty of space to relax or mingle – and, with more like-minded passengers, by the time you disembark, you’re likely to have made a few new friends.

Our Cruises in Greece

Explore the magnificent Greek islands on one of our small ship cruises in Greece.

Our Greece Cruise & Land Tours

If you are looking to see more of Greece and perhaps discover the magnificent ancient tresures, visit enchanting Italy or neighbouring Turkey, then our Greecee cruise and land tours are a great way to do this. Our Greece travel specialists can design pre and post cruise extensions which include luxury hotel stays, private transfers and immersive private tours.

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Life On Board a Greece Cruise

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Greece cruises are vivid and varied, with something to suit all interests. History enthusiasts will revel in itineraries exploring the many ancient, world heritage sites on offer – particularly around the Mainland and Peloponnese. For a more relaxed affair, enjoy an island-hopping cruise through the majestic Cyclades or the lesser-known islands of far eastern Aegean.

Our Greece cruise ships are sophisticated and extremely comfortable. These spacious motor yachts accommodate a maximum of 70 other passengers, with a high staff-to-guest ratio ensuring the finest service to go along with the upscale ensuite cabins and attractive common areas.

Excursions take you to abandoned ruins, enchanting port towns or mountain villages, or swim stops on isolated beaches. Excursions are not typically included in the package price, so you have greater flexibility over what you’d like to see and do along the way.

Ports of Call

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    The Greek capital is widely regarded to be the birthplace of western civilization. Visiting its heart will take you back to the 5th-century BC, yet Athens is very much in the 21st century. It’s the ideal mix of ancient and modern, with iconic landmarks that most people only read about in history books and see on-screen. Visiting Acropolis Hill topped by the Parthenon and other remarkable monuments is a must, but you’ll find a wide range of neighbourhoods with local markets to browse, sidewalk cafes for people watching, casual eateries and fine dining restaurants, along with lively nightlife.

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    An island that calls to international jetsetters, including supermodels and yachters, Mykonos is one of the most famous Greek islands. Many come for its upscale shopping, luxury resorts, fine dining, and nightlife, with plenty of opportunities to party in buzzing clubs and right on the beach. But it also boasts gorgeous beaches, glorious sunsets, and fascinating historical sites. Outdoor adventures are plentiful too, with everything from sailing, kayaking, swimming and snorkelling to hiking and biking. Jeep excursions can bring you to hidden places with ancient ruins, while the famous windmills overlooking Little Venice provide fabulous photo-ops and magnificent views of the harbour, sea, and Chora.

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    Santorini impresses from the very first glance. Cruising into port, you’ll be gazing up at the steep caldera cliffs and once on land, the breath-taking beauty never stops. The beaches come in an array of colours, from the black sands of Perissa to Red beach. There are opportunities for wine tours with the island producing many high-quality wines, while the prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri, Santorini’s own Pompeii, offers a look at life here more than 3,500 years ago. Oia village, with its whitewashed buildings spilling down the cliffs is renowned as one of the world’s best places to watch a sunset.

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    Nestled in a bay along the north-east coast of the Peloponnese peninsula, Nafplion is remarkably picturesque. It’s home to postcard-perfect beaches, a spectacular Venetian fort, a booming food scene, and a fabulous historic centre with majestic neoclassical mansions, fantastic museums, bustling markets, and a host of tavernas and cafes. By climbing to the top of Palamidi Fortress, you can take in a magnificent view of the gulf, while exploring the city’s archaeological museum reveals the development of Argolis from the time of the hunter-gatherers to the Mycenaean period. Hidden behind the rock of Palamidi, is a soft, white sandy beach edged by clear turquoise water.

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    The small town of Olympia is best known for the archaeological site nearby, the place where the very first Olympic Games were held back in 776 BC, in honour of the god Zeus. The flame for the modern games is still lit here, using the reflection of sunlight in a parabolic mirror. While there are few ruins that remain, one can still see columns, steps, and foundations at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Olympia Archaeological Museum showcases many artefacts that were uncovered here while the Museum of the History of the Olympic Games features findings from the entire area.

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    Located in the heart of the Cyclades, Paros offers diverse landscapes with rolling hills and lush valleys along with sandy beaches and crystal-clear blue waters. While it may not be as well known as places like Santorini, it offers beaches for everyone, from stretches like Pounds Beach known for hosting frequent music and parties. Secluded Faragas features stunning surroundings and opportunities for quiet contemplation in tiny coves that sit on either side. There are scenic trails for hiking and whitewashed towns with Cycladic cube-shaped homes draped in bougainvillea and cobbled streets lined with shops, cafes, and bars.

Our Greece Cruise Ships

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    The 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.

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    MS Galileo

    The Galileo is a sleek and sophisticated mega-yacht with classic lines and high-tech features, fully renovated to ensure luxurious comforts and the utmost in safety. She impresses throughout with upgraded cabins and common areas that feel as if you’re in a floating home with staff that aims to meet your every need. 

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    Walking Tour of Nafplion

    Discover one of the most romantic places in Greece on a walking tour through Nafplion, with its dramatic Venetian fort overlooking another fort in the heart of the harbour. The pretty Old Town is filled with neoclassical mansions, and you’ll discover an enticing central square, fascinating museums, and bustling markets.

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    Discover Ancient Olympia

    A tour of Ancient Olympia is a must as the birthplace of the Olympic Games, which took place for more than 1,100 years at what is now an archaeological site. Marvel at the Temple of Zeus, the stadium, and the Philippieion, one of the finest examples of ancient Greek architecture.

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    UNESCO-listed Rhodes

    Medieval Rhodes Town boasts some of the most well-preserved Venetian architecture in all of Europe. An excursion can bring you through its maze of cobbled streets to see places like the castle-like Palace of the Grand Masters, now a history museum, and the 2.5-mile-long old city walls.

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    Folegandros Taverna Dinner

    Visiting unspoiled Folegandros is like going back in time, with no motor vehicles permitted in its largest settlement, Chora. It’s not only enjoyable to walk the tranquil cobbled streets with their whitewashed buildings, but a taverna dinner here means dining on mouth-watering local dishes paired with tasty house wine.

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    Swim Stops in the Aegean

    A small-ship cruise through the Aegean brings plenty of opportunities for swim stops in crystal-clear blue waters. With so many different islands, there are plenty of hidden coves with sandy beaches that are ideal for swimming, or your vessel might anchor in a secluded bay where you’ll be surrounded by dazzling scenery.

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    Greek Fun Night

    With Paros known for its lively nightlife, you won’t want to miss sampling it with an evening of Greek fun, music, and dancing. These nights are almost always a highlight, bringing the chance to show off your dance skills and capture lots of photos of the memories you’ll be making. 

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