Temperate, postcard-perfect and full of surprises, Greece’s sun-drenched islands and coastline were made for cruising.

From ancient archaeological sites to those famous whitewashed houses, Greece offers one postcard-worthy scene after another. The glamour of Mykonos and the beauty of Santorini draw the crowds for good reason, but Greece rewards those who dig deeper. Cruise the Aegean Sea to discover charming hill villages, hidden walking trails and delicious local cuisine. After chowing down on flaky filo pastries and mouth-watering souvlaki, delve into Greece’s rich history and mythology exploring ancient relics on the island of Delos or the village of Akrotiri. Hop aboard and get ready soak in the sights, sounds and tastes of Greece’s legendary islands.

Our cruises in Greece

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Highlights

Step back in time in Athens

Visible from nearly everywhere in the city, the iconic Acropolis and Parthenon serve as a constant reminder of Athens’ impressive past. With buzzing rooftop bars, cheap delicious food and colourful street art, this gritty-yet-intriguing capital city is so much more than just a gateway to the Greek islands.

Drop anchor in Oia

There’s a reason why most stock photos of Greece feature Oia. Located on the northern tip of Santorini, this picturesque coastal town is famous for its water-filled caldera and the white and blue cube houses carved into the steep cliffs that surround it. Soak up the sun on volcanic-sand beaches, explore the fascinating Akrotiri ruins then find a spot on the caldera to take in the island’s legendary sunset.

Rub shoulders with party-goers in Mykonos

Once just a playground for the wealthy and glamourous, today Mykonos draws a diverse crowd in search of thumping beaches with a party atmosphere. While the island has certainly earned its Ibiza-of-Greece reputation, Mykonos has plenty to offer those after calmer pursuits. Explore chic boutiques that line the maze of cobbled streets, sip seaside cocktails in Little Venice or brush up on your mythology in Delos.

Excursions and experiences

At Intrepid we believe in delivering real life experiences, so special moments you'll only have while travelling in a small group with one of our local leaders. Here are just a few of the experiences you'll share in Greece.

  • Sail to Sounion for a sunset dinner under the Temple of Poseidon. Towering 65 metres (213 feet) above the Aegean Sea, its gleaming white columns have inspired many who came before, including poet Lord Byron.
  • Discover a thing or two about pottery in Sifnos. Visit a local workshop for a demonstration on this ancient tradition.
  • Visit the Monastery of Hozoviotissa in Amorgos and debate which is better – the view of the monastery precariously built into the face of a cliff or the view of the Aegean Sea from the monastery balcony.
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed island of Delos with the help of local guides and get to know the mythological birthplace of the twin gods Apollo and Artemis.

Our boats

Panorama II

Galileo

 

 

Cruise in style aboard this state-of-the-art Motor Sailer. Cabins are equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay including air conditioning, en suite bathroom, mini-fridge and safe box. Enjoy meals in the cosy restaurant area on the lower desk or al fresco on the upper deck. A swimming platform lets you swim right off the boat.
This classic steel Motor Sailer is steeped in old-world charm. Spacious interiors feature traditional wood panelling and warm fabrics. The Galileo boasts 25 well-appointed cabins, indoor and outdoor dining options, a cosy indoor lounge and a spacious sundeck with ample deckchairs and shaded areas.

Onboard inclusions

  • Service of 1 or 2 local tour leaders (depending on passenger number)
  • Minimum 2 meals daily prepared by your chef
  • Fully stocked bar with professional bartender (charges apply)
  • Full daily cabin service
  • Evening turndown service
  • Beach towels
  • Wi-Fi (charges apply)
  • Laundry service (charges apply)
  • Use of kayaks, snorkels, stand-up paddleboards and fishing equipment
  • Swimming platform for swim stops

Onboard inclusions

  • Service of 1 or 2 local tour leaders (depending on passenger number)
  • Minimum of 2 meals daily prepared by your onboard chef
  • Fully stocked bar with professional bartender (charges apply)
  • Full daily cabin service
  • Evening turn down service
  • Beach towels
  • Wi-Fi (charges apply)
  • Laundry service (charges apply)
  • Use of kayaks, snorkels, stand-up paddleboards and fishing equipment

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