Discover another side of Greece on this magical 8-day adventure cruise.

Discover a side of Greece riddled with myth and magic as you cruise through the Aegean – soaking in sights, sounds and tastes of the islands off the Greek Peninsula. With sunny beaches, hidden villages and ancient archaeological sites, this adventure offers a view into the stylish island lifestyles of places such as Sifnos, Santorini, Mykonos and more. Visit some small hill villages, take a walk along hidden walking trails and grab a bite of the delicious local salted sun-cured pork, sharp cheeses and mouth-watering pastas as you take in a new view of this legendary location. Your ship, the old-world M/S Galileo, is a great base for soaking up postcard-perfect views of the Aegean – definitely keep a camera handy to capitalise on some unforgettable photo opportunities.

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Terms & Conditions

Start
Athens, Greece
Finish
Athens, Greece
Country
Greece
Style
Comfort
Theme
Adventure Cruising
Code
ZSGC
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 46

Why we love this trip

  • A sunset repast underneath the magnificent temple of Poseidon, surrounded on three sides by the sparkling blue Aegean Sea, is an evening meal you won't forget!

  • A trip to Greece isn't complete without copious leisure time, and there are few better places to taste the Greek island life than Mykonos. Enjoy two days and nights soaking it up in this little paradise

  • Get away from the tourist trail by visiting islands such as Amorgos, with its unusual rock hewn monestary, and Sifnos, known for its incredible cuisine

  • Explore with local guides the ancient sites of Akrotiri and Delos, two of the important archaeological sites in Greece

  • Escape to the hills of Paros, where the impossibly charming towns of Lefke, Marpissa and Naoussa await

Is this trip right for you?

  • This is a small ship adventure cruise, which means you’ll be sailing on a yacht with 30–50 other people. The boat is spacious and comfortable, but it focuses more on the destination than on-board activities. Instead of a pool, we have the sea itself. Instead of a casino, we’ve got board games and a good book. There’s also no formal dress code to worry about. Wi-Fi is available for a small charge.

  • Our ship moves under engine power, rather than sailing, so all cabins will experience light engine noise when the ship is moving (and occasionally when we drop anchor). It’s probably worth packing earplugs if you’re a light sleeper.

  • Onshore activities and excursions will involve a bit of walking. You’ll be visiting ancient sites and historical places, and at times you may have to cross cobbled streets and uneven ground, sometimes in hot conditions. If you have any concerns, please speak to your group leader before taking part.

  • If you’re concerned about seasickness, there are seasickness tablets on-board. The ship will experience some roll and pitch in choppy conditions, however all of our ships come equipped with stabilisers to minimise movement. Most of our departures run in peak season, when the seas are calmer. Your crew will do all they can to minimise any discomfort.

  • There are no lifts (elevators) on-board our ships, so you’ll have to navigate a few steep flights of stairs. Handrails are always available.

Itinerary

Arrive in Athens. Greet your fellow travellers and attend a welcome and safety briefing. The first leg of the trip is to sail to Sounion, where a memorable sunset dinner awaits. You dine beneath the Temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea in classical mythology. After your repast, retire for the evening as you sail overnight to Sifnos.
Included Activities
  • Sunset Dinner at Temple of Poseidon
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Arrive in Sifnos early in the morning. Allow your leader to show you around on an orientation walk of Kamares Town. Discover a thing or two about local pottery with a workshop visit and demonstration. Perhaps take the option of lunch with the group, a great chance to try the local fare served in these handmade pots. Enjoy a free afternoon and evening in Sifnos, followed by a midnight sail to Santorini.
Included Activities
  • Kamares Town Orientation Walk
  • Pottery Workshop visit and demonstration
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Arrive early in Santorini. Enjoy a cable car ride up to Fira, then separate into smaller groups for a tour of the island. Tour Akrotiri archaeological site and discover many Minoan frescoes and other artifacts. Take an orientation walk in Oia before an evening picnic on the caldera. Cross your fingers for clear weather, as this is a delightful spot to see the sun set. Depart at midnight for Amorgos.
Included Activities
  • Thira Cable Car and Orientation Walk
  • Orientation Walk Akrotiri
  • Sunset drink Santorini
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
After an early arrival in Amorgos, the group will divide into smaller parties for a half day island tour. This tour includes the Monastery of Hozoviotissa (Monastery of the Virgin Mary). Built into the face of a cliff, it strikes an elegant pose and gives a beautiful view of the deep blue Agean Sea. Follow this with a stop at Aegialis Beach, where there's time to swim and enjoy a barbecue on the beach. Sail overnight to Paros.
Included Activities
  • Monastery of Hozoviotissa visit
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information
Please note - the visit to the Monastery of the Virgin Mary involves a steep climb up a path to the entrance. This side of the island can also be windy so please be prepared.
it is necessary to dress modestly to go inside the monastery. Long trousers for the men and a skirt or trousers and arms covered for women.
Arrive early in Paros and divide into smaller groups for a tour of the island. Sites visited include the Byzantine church complex known as Ekatontapiliani and the gorgeous villages of Lefkes, Marpissa and Naoussa. Sail on to Mykonos and acquaint yourself with its glamour and beauty on an orientation walk with your leader. Relax and unwind with free time in the evening, then stay overnight in the port.
Included Activities
  • Mykonos Orientation Walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Embark on a morning tour by boat to the ancient UNESCO listed site of Delos. Walk around and explore these awesome ruins with local guides, who explain some history and why this is one of Greece's most significant archaeological sites. Stretch your legs afterwards with a free afternoon and evening in Mykonos, where there are plenty of options to partake in the leisurely Greek island life.
Included Activities
  • Delos Archaeological Site visit
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Sail to Syros early in the morning, then take a leader-led orientation walk of Ermouppolis town. An optional hike to Ano Syros is a fine choice – your reward for hiking to the church on top of the hill is a sweeping view over the island. Those not wanting to hike, or who wish to hike one way only, can take a private transfer to Ano Syros. Your afternoon is at leisure before sitting down to a captain’s dinner. Overnight, you sail to Athens.
Included Activities
  • Walking tour of Ermouppolis
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Disembark in Athens after breakfast.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport

Small cruise ship, bus

Accommodation

Small cruise ship (7 nights)

Included activities

  • Sunset Dinner at Temple of Poseidon
  • Kamares Town Orientation Walk
  • Pottery Workshop visit and demonstration
  • Thira Cable Car and Orientation Walk
  • Orientation Walk Akrotiri
  • Sunset drink Santorini
  • Monastery of Hozoviotissa visit
  • Mykonos Orientation Walk
  • Delos Archaeological Site visit
  • Walking tour of Ermouppolis

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Important notes

BOOKING CONDITIONS
Adventure Cruising trips have a deposit of A$600 per person (different amounts apply in other currencies) and the balance is due 90 days before departure.
If a booking is cancelled 90 days or more before departure - the cancellation fee is the full loss of the deposit paid.
If a booking is cancelled between 89 and 31 days before departure - the cancellation fee is 50% of the total booking cost, or the deposit, whichever is greater.
If a booking is cancelled 30 days or less prior to departure - the cancellation fee is 100% of the total price of the voyage.
Other fees may apply for air tickets and other arrangements booked in conjunction with a voyage.

SINGLE TRAVELLERS
Rooming on this trip is twin-share. Single travellers will share a room with another traveller of the same gender. If you’d prefer not to share, a single cabin supplement is available at an additional charge.

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