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- from $2,623 PP
- 7 Nights
- Max 50 Passengers
- Apr - Oct
- 3hrs from London / 11hrs from NYC
A laid-back, small-ship cruise that sails round-trip from the port of Lavriou, a short journey from Athens, this trip is the ideal way to savor some of the best Greece has to offer. It checks off many bucket-list experiences while providing some lesser-known surprises with everything from fascinating ancient ruins to postcard-perfect beaches and mouthwatering Greek cuisine. You’ll cruise in comfort, enjoying lots of luxuries in your air-conditioned, en-suite cabin, while being able to take advantage of exceptional wellness services, a Jacuzzi, and watersports gear. It’s a classic mix, visiting popular islands like Mykonos and Santorini along with off-the-beaten-path treasures, including Milos and Serifos.
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At a Glance
- Explore the beautiful Cyclades island on board a spacious 200ft yacht
- Rest your head in a choice of 25 spacious and fully air-conditioned en-suite cabins
- Visit 10 different 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 with free use of watersports
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1 Embarkation, Port of Lavriou to Cape Sounion
Your cruise begins by taking a transfer to your ship in the port of Lavriou with check-in available between 2 pm and 3 pm. Enjoy a welcome drink as you get to know the Elysium and the friendly crew. At 4 pm you’ll depart for Cape Sounion with its iconic Temple of Poseidon overlooking the sapphire sea, with the first swim stop of the trip enjoyed off its shores. Back on board, the welcome dinner brings the opportunity to get to know your fellow passengers while dining on a delicious three-course meal. As you peacefully sleep in your cabin we’ll cruise on toward Mykonos.
Day 2 Cape Sounion to Mykonos
While Mykonos is our final destination today, first we’ll stop at the sacred island of Delos, just a short boat ride away. This UNESCO-listed archaeological site is one of the most important in the country and to make the most of it, an optional tour of the incredible ruins that date back to the 5th and 4th centuries BC is available. It includes mosaics and statues, a theater, temples, and magnificently preserved Venetian and Byzantine architecture. Once at Mykonos, the remainder of the day is at your leisure for exploring the sights, enjoying dinner, and perhaps sampling the famous nightlife.
- Optional Excursion Guided Tour of Delos
Day 3 Mykonos to Naxos
Cruising on to Naxos, enjoy a swim stop and lunch on the ship before arriving at the island known for its beautiful white powdery sands and its mountainous terrain during the mid-afternoon. Join the optional Traditional Naxos Villages Tour to visit picturesque mountain villages like Apiranthos. Built amphitheatrical style into the slopes of Mount Finari, it’s like stepping back in time with a medieval feel with marble-paved streets and breathtaking surrounding views. After your excursion, you’ll return to Naxos Town with time for dinner on your own. There are many outstanding eateries along the winding streets of Chora and along the waterfront.
- Optional Excursion Traditional Naxos Villages & Apiranthos
Day 4 Naxos to Koufonisia
Enjoy a relaxed morning with a swim stop on the tranquil island of Schinoussa just south of Naxos. The dreamy blue-green waters are clear and calm, ideal for a refreshing dip, while the surrounding landscapes are wild and unspoiled. You’ll reach your final destination for the day, Koufonisia, in mid-afternoon. This beautiful yet underrated island is a gem that’s been called a hidden Greek paradise with friendly locals, beaches with soft golden sands and calm turquoise waters, and lots of mouthwatering cuisine. Enjoy it at your leisure with many enticing spots to dine on fresh fish and seafood with a view.
Day 5 Koufonisia to Santorini. Overnight to Milos
Cruising toward Santorini, Magganari Beach on Ios Island makes an ideal swim stop with its clear, shallow aquamarine water. We’ll reach Santorini at 2 pm and you’ll have the option to take an excursion to two of the island’s most popular spots. Visit the Akrotiri archaeological site for a glimpse of life in 1600 BC, with the settlement buried in a thick blanket of ash similar to Pompeii. Conclude with a glorious sunset in Oia with its blue-domed churches and whitewashed homes tumbling down the caldera. Afterward, enjoy dining your own, returning to the ship before 11 pm as we’ll sail overnight to Milos.
- Optional Excursion Guided Tour of Akrotiri & Oia
Day 6 Milos to Kimolos
When you rise this morning, you’ll be in Milos, the island where the famous Venus de Milo sculpture was discovered. It’s also home to the remarkable moon-like landscape at Sarakiniko Beach, with brilliant blue waters magnificently contrasted against the white of smooth volcanic rock. Join our optional tour to visit it and explore the Geological Mining Museum which reveals the island’s mining history through intriguing artifacts and exhibits. As dinner will be on board while cruising to Kimolos, enjoy lunch here on your own, returning to the ship by 4 pm for our departure. The evening is at your leisure for exploring serene Kimolos.
- Optional Excursion Guided Tour of Milos
Day 7 Kimolos to Serifos & Kythnos
The final full day of our cruise visits Serifos, reaching the island at mid-morning with an optional tour of the stunning whitewashed hilltop town that brings breathtaking views over the island. You’ll have time for an independent lunch which can be enjoyed at a traditional taverna lined among the atmospheric streets and alleyways or at the seaside, with a number of enticing restaurants at Livadakia Beach. We’ll continue to Kythnos afterward, enjoying the final swim stop of your trip en route. The ship will anchor just offshore in a dazzling bay with the farewell dinner taking place here, complete with live entertainment.
- Optional Excursion Visit the Island of Serifos
Day 8 Disembarkation, Port of Lavriou
We’ll reach the place where it all began early this morning, the port of Lavriou. Disembarkation is by 10 am but you’ll have time for one last breakfast on board along with farewells to your fellow passengers, the captain, and crew. With transfer included you can choose to travel to an onward hotel should you wish to spend time in Athens. Or head to the airport to catch your flight home. If we can assist with your travel plans our travel experts will be happy to help, otherwise, we wish you a safe journey and hope to see you again on another memorable trip.
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.
Our Cruise Ships
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.
- Private transfers to and from the vessel
- Daily buffet breakfast and lunch
- Room service without charge
- Access to the on board gym
- Spacious en-suite and air-conditioned cabin with luxury amenities
- Three course welcome dinner
- Filtered water throughout the cruise
- Pilates & Yoga sessions with on board Wellness Coach
- Complimentary use of snorkelling equipment and all water sports
- Beach Towels
- Excellent English-speaking crew with a crew to client ratio of 1 to 2
- Greek style BBQ Farewell dinner
- Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
- Multilingual Cruise Concierge
- Very intuitive travel app with our sought after Restaurant Guide
- Full financial trip protection for your guaranteed peace of mind
- 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.
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