The sun-kissed islands of Greece are an exceptional island-hopping cruise destination. Whether you’re especially attracted to the spectacular and breath-taking scenery, beautiful secluded sandy beaches, or Greece’s abundance of iconic landmarks and historic attractions that date back as far as the 5th century BC, you will easily find a small ship cruise that is just right for you.
Greek Cyclades Island Cruise
Eight days and seven nights is sufficient time to explore the magical and mythical Cyclades islands. Situated in the azure waters of the Aegean Sea, the ‘circle of islands’ centres on the uninhabited island of Delos, which is home to important archaeological ruins and discoveries, and also the birthplace of Apollo. Find out more >
Begin your idyllic Cyclades island-hopping adventure in picturesque Poros where you can relax and unwind on a gorgeous sandy beach. The tiny island of Poliegos is solely inhabited by a herd of friendly goats. Swim in the sparkling sea and enjoy a BBQ lunch. On the scenic island of Syros you have a choice of 18 beaches to choose from.
Santorini is undoubtedly one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Greek islands. Take your time absorbing the vibe as you feast your eyes on the iconic sight of rugged clifftops, whitewashed houses and blue domed rooftops. At the heart of the Cyclades islands, Antiparos boasts a laidback atmosphere and plenty of charming traditional tavernas.
Instantly step back in time as you wander through the ruins at the archaeological and religious site of Delos. After browsing the attractions on display in the museum, you can venture to magical Mykonos aboard your small cruise ship.
Southern Greek Islands Cruise
The Southern Greek Islands cruise takes you off the beaten track to discover breath-taking attractions that are both ancient and new. The classical expedition visits the famous archaeological site of Delos, where ancient ruins of a port, markets, houses and religious temples await you. In Mykonos, visit the iconic windmill attractions and enjoy modern nightlife entertainment. Read the full itinerary here >
Sensational Santorini is blessed with a distinctive rugged landscape that is embellished with blue roof, whitewashed houses and black, white and red lava pebble beaches. Offering a scenic contrast is the idyllic island of Kythira, on the Peloponnese Peninsula, where Venetian castles, cascading waterfalls and secluded gorges and valleys demand your attention.
In the medieval fortified town of Monemvasia and the seaport Nafplion, you can discover magnificent Byzantine and Venetian architecture in a stunning natural setting. The imposing walled palace of Agamemnon, in Mycenae, is a UNESCO World Heritage site that no history buff will want to miss.
Situated further afield between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf, the island of Hydra flaunts a beautiful harbour, pretty waterfront cafes, charming villas and fine restaurants. It’s not surprising that the island attracts celebrity visitors.
Peloponnese & Greek Islands Cruise
The Peloponnese & Greek Island cruise features optional half-day excursions to legendary Delphi and historic Olympia. The famous and important archaeological sites showcase many fine examples of classical Greek architecture, situated in enchanting scenery.
Visit the ancient healing sanctuary of Epidaurus that is surrounded by fragrant orange and lemon groves, and enjoy a scenic tour of the countryside en route to the archaeological site and fortified citadel of Mycenae. Explore windswept Gythion, the magnificent caves of Diros, and the significant historic site of Areopolis.
Olympia is the birthplace of the modern day Olympic Games, and also home to the ancient temples of Hera and Zeus. Discover the finest example of classical Greek architecture at the site of the circular Philippeion. Situated atop Mount Parnassus, in Delphi, is the famous Temple of Apollo. The extensive archaeological complex is a breathtaking vista that encompasses a sanctuary, theatre and stadium. Imagine yourself standing there in days long gone by.