Map of Cruising the Islands of Greece  including Greece and Turkey

Mediterranean delights on an island-studded adventure

Secluded beaches, ancient ruins, local flavours and spectacular sunsets – this nine-day Adventure Cruise offers a hearty dose of Greek island life with a splash of Turkish delights. Tick off the idyllic Santorini and Mykonos and stray from the pack to the lesser-visited Cyclades, sail through sparkling waters on a small ship and soak up the salty sea breezes as you explore charming hill villages and hidden coves. Visit ancient archaeological sites and spend time learning about Delos, the ruins of Ephesus and the Temple of Artemis. Add a healthy helping of delicious Greek cuisine and the endless opportunities to swim and snorkel off the back of your boat, and you’ve got yourself and unforgettable overwater odyssey through the Aegean Sea.


Start
Athens, Greece
Finish
Athens, Greece
Destinations
Greece, Turkey
Style
Comfort
Theme
Adventure Cruising
Code
ZSGT
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 47

Why you'll love this trip

  • Explore the historical city of Athens on a walking tour, get the insider lowdown from your local leader and discover hidden gems and highlights that you won’t find in a guidebook.

  • Whether you want to revel in the atmosphere of Mykonos or relax on own your private paradise at Manganari Beach, there are plenty of opportunities to soak up the sun.

  • Enjoy an amazing view as you taste the local wines in Santorini.

  • Join a local guide and brush up on your history as you explore Delos – one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece.

Is this trip right for you?

  • This is small ship Adventure Cruising, which means you’ll be sailing on a yacht with up to 40 other people. The boat is spacious and comfortable, but the itinerary 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 and 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.

  • Most of our departures run in peak season, when the seas are calmer. The ship will experience some roll and pitch in choppy conditions, however all of our ships come equipped with stabilisers to minimise movement. There will be seasickness tablets on board and 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 (fitted with handrails) to access all the decks.

Boats

Panorama boat on Cuba Greece Adventure Cruising

Panorama

Relaunched in 2014, the M/S Panorama offers the highest standards of comfort, safety and sustainability that cruising has to offer. This three...

Callisto Exterior on Central American Adventure Cruising

Callisto

Considered a boutique cruiser, the Callisto offers the highest standards of comfort, safety and atmosphere on the seas. Relaunched in 2015, the...

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 May 2021 to 31 Oct 2021.
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Welcome to Athens, Greece’s historic capital city. You will be met on arrival at Athens International Airport and transferred to your hotel. There is a lot to do and see here in one of the world's oldest cities, so you may wish to arrive a few days early to explore. The Archaeological Museum of Athens is highly recommended. There are no activities planned for today, other than an important welcome meeting which will take place at your hotel this evening at 6pm.
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Special Information
Please note we have increased health screening on this trip. All customers are required to take a rapid antigen test which will be organised to take place at the hotel between 6-7pm. There is no cost for this test.
To facilate this rapid Antigen test we have moved the Welcome meeting to the morning of day 2. Further information will be provided upon check in to your hotel.
It’s very important that you attend the welcome meeting as we will be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this time.

This morning, check-out of the hotel and enjoy a guided city tour taking in the historic Plaka neighbourhood and the Acropolis. This afternoon transfer to the port where you will board the M/S Panorama at about 3 pm and set sail at around 4 pm. The first stop of your journey is Sounion, where a memorable sunset dinner awaits. Get to know your fellow travellers as you dine under the magnificent temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea in Greek mythology. Towering 65 metres (213 feet) above the Aegean Sea, its marble columns have inspired many who came before, including poet Lord Byron. Sail overnight to Poliegos.
Accommodation
  • M/S Panorama (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Sunset Dinner
  • Athens - Acropolis and Athens City Tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Special Information
To facilate this rapid Antigen test on day one we have moved the Welcome meeting to the morning of day 2. Further information will be provided upon check in to your hotel.
It’s very important that you attend the welcome meeting as we will be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this time.
Arrive in Poliegos. Meaning ‘many goats’ in Greek, the aptly named island is uninhabited apart from its large goat population, and is known for its untouched beaches, gorgeous rock formations and sea caves. Enjoy a swim in the clear Aegean Sea and a lunch barbecue on the beach before setting sail for Folegandros. Stretch your legs in the clifftop town of Hora, one of the oldest and most picturesque traditional towns in the Cyclades. Enjoy free time in port for dinner, perhaps gathering a few of your travel friends together for a seafood meal. Stay overnight in port.
Accommodation
  • M/S Panorama (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Beach BBQ
  • Local bus on Foliegandros
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Sail to Santorini this morning and take a cable car from Thira Old Port up to town for a leader led orientation walk. Later transfer to Venetsanos Winery and enjoy some local tastings. Next stop is Oia for that picture- perfect view before having free time back in Thira to check out one of the many the local restaurants. Head back to the boat to relax and unwind before dinner on board, perhaps enjoy a cocktail under the stars on the deck.
Accommodation
  • M/S Panorama (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Thira Cable Car and Orientation Walk
  • Venetsanos Winery wine tasting
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Depart early for Amorgos, where you will spend half a day touring the island. This tour includes a visit to the Monastery of Hozoviotissa (Monastery of the Virgin Mary). Built precariously into the face of a cliff, the 11th-century monastery offers breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea. Follow this with a stop at Aegiali Beach where there’s time to swim and enjoy a barbecue on the beach. Sail overnight to Samos.
Accommodation
  • M/S Panorama (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Monastery of Hozoviotissa visit
  • Beach BBQ
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
In the morning, arrive at the ancient World Heritage-listed site of Delos. The mythological birthplace of twin gods Apollo and Artemis, this tiny island is considered one of Greece’s most important archaeological sites. Explore these awesome ruins with the help of a local guide, who will explain some history and point out key attractions. Head back to the ship for a late lunch and a swim stop, before continuing to Mykonos for a leader lead orientation walk followed by a free evening.
Accommodation
  • M/S Panorama (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Ephesus with local guide
  • Mykonos Orientation Walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Set Sail from Mykonos in the morning to Syros, with a swim stop along the way at Grammata Beach. Enjoy lunch on board before arriving in Syros, one of the Aegean's most underrated islands and one of our favourites. The island features typical whitewashed houses, farms, terraced fields and gorgeous sandy beaches. Your leader will take you on a wander through the main town of Ermoupolis, home to well preserved neoclassical mansions and 19th-century tenement blocks. Along the way pick up local produce for your picnic dinner at the top of the Ano Syros, the perfect place for a magical sunset view over the Aegean Sea.
Accommodation
  • M/S Panorama (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Picnic Dinner
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Enjoy a free day today on Syros Island. Perhaps travel like a local catching the public bus to the beaches on the south side of the Island or a bus to some of the other villages for a stroll through the shops in town. If you are feeling more energetic there is plenty of hiking trails on the island, just let your leader know and they can offer some suggestions for a half day hike. In the evening jump back on board and set sail to Athens. Tonight enjoy a captains dinner and enjoy the company of your fellow travellers for one last night.
Accommodation
  • M/S Panorama (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Captain's Dinner
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Enjoy breakfast with your fellow travellers before disembarking in Athens between 8 and 9 am. With no other activities planned for today, you are free to leave the marina at any time. That doesn’t mean your adventure has to come to an end! If you would like to spend a couple more days exploring Athens at your own pace, we’ll be happy to organise additional land-based accommodation (subject to availability).
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
If you require assistance with obtaining a PCR test or rapid Antigen test on the last day of this trip please let your leader know and they can help you organise this. Both tests can be obtained at the port in Athens, approximately costs are EUR20 for rapid Antigen and EUR50 for a PCR test. Please ensure you allow enough time in Athens if you need to wait for test results before flying out.

Meals

8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners

Transport

Small cruise ship, Bus

Accommodation

Hotel (1 night), Small cruise ship (7 nights)

Included activities

  • Sunset Dinner
  • Athens - Acropolis and Athens City Tour
  • Beach BBQ
  • Local bus on Foliegandros
  • Thira Cable Car and Orientation Walk
  • Venetsanos Winery wine tasting
  • Monastery of Hozoviotissa visit
  • Ephesus with local guide
  • Mykonos Orientation Walk
  • Picnic Dinner
  • Captain's Dinner

Dates & availability

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Important notes

All travellers on Intrepid trips (outside Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands) are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. From 1 December 2021, all travellers on Intrepid trips, including in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands, are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Read details here.

In 2021 this trip will be onboard the M/S Panorama

ITINERARY CHANGE for September and October departures ONLY in 2021
Due to the border restrictions between Greece and Turkey we have removed the stop in Kudasai, Turkey and replaced it with a stop in Syros, Greece.
The itinerary has been amended online to reflect these changes.for the upcoming departures.

For all 2022 departures the itinerary will revert to sailing to Turkey with the stop in Kudasai. The 2022 itinerary will be updated online in September 2021.

COMPLIMENTARY AIRPORT ARRIVAL TRANSFER
A complimentary arrival transfer is available from the airport to the hotel in Athens. Please advise your flight details at least 14 days prior to departure.

SPECIAL BOOKING CONDITIONS
Please note this trip has special booking conditions that deviate from our standard booking conditions. You are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of AUD600, USD600, EUR400, NZD600, GBP300, CAD600, CHF450 or ZAR6,000 per person per trip for your booking to be confirmed.

ENHANCED HEALTH SCREENING
We have introduced additional safety measures on this trip, all customers must be fully vaccinated to join this trip. You will need to be fully vaccinated by receiving the full dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine and allowing enough time for immunity to take effect. More information can be found on our Coronavirus (covid 19) – Customer Information page https://www.intrepidtravel.com/au/covid19
On day one of this trip all customers are required to take a rapid antigen test which will be organised to take place at the hotel between 6-7pm. There is no cost for this test.
During the trip there will also be regular body temperature and blood oxygen content checks - all non- invasive checks that are a requirement from our ship operator.

COUNTRY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Please ensure you regularly check your Governments travel advisories for the latest entry requirements for Greece and Turkey.

SINGLE TRAVELLERS
Single travellers will share a twin 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. A single passenger cannot be booked or confirmed in a double cabin unless a single supplement is paid.

FELLOW TRAVELLERS
This trip is run by our sister company, Peregrine Adventures. Your group will be a mixture of Intrepid booked passengers and other international like-minded travellers from Peregrine.

SNORKELLING
There are many opportunities for snorkelling during this trip. There are limited diving masks, snorkels and fins provided onboard the yacht and are for use by all passengers. They are disinfected prior to use. Some customers may prefer to bring their own diving mask, snorkel and fins from home to avoid sharing the equipment on board.

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