Signature Greece Island Hopping Cruise

Athens – Kea – Delos/Mykonos - Naxos– Paros – Santorini – Folegrandros – Spetses – Hydra - Athens

Enjoy the ideal Greek holiday recipe, cruising to the most popular Cycladic Isles and less-visited gems, exploring myths, historical sites and magnificent scenery, while sampling lots of mouth-watering Greek cuisine and fine wine throughout.

Highlights

  • Eight days and seven nights island-hopping cruise
  • Visit beautiful Greek islands
  • Cheese tasting experience in Naxos
  • Sample local wines at a winery in Santorini
  • Guided tour of Delox, Santorini and Paros Island
  • Breakfast and lunch prepared daily
Signature Greece Island Hopping Cruise

Itinerary

Athens, Greece

Day 1: Athens – Kea – Delos (D)

Head to Marina Keas to board your vessel between 14:00 and 15:00. We’ll depart for Kea Island around 16:00 which a welcome dinner hosted along the way. Learn more about the week that lies ahead and enjoy introductions to your fellow shipmates and the crew before dining. There will be time on tranquil Kea for you to enjoy its many delights, At the entrance of the harbour, admire the lighthouse of St. Nikolaos with its chapel, built in 1831, the first to be lit in the Cyclades. Enjoy the wealth of fun shops and multiple family-owned tavernas, perfect for unwinding while sampling tsipuro, made from local grape skins.

Mykonos, Greece

Day 2: Mykonos (B)

While our destination today is Mykonos, we’ll make a stop on ancient Delos first. You’ll have the option to take a tour of this UNESCO-protected site that boasts a number of interesting ruins, mostly dating all the way back to the 5th and 4th centuries BC, with remarkable temples and a theatre. Once on the popular island of Mykonos, you’ll be able to enjoy exploring on your own. Mykonos Town is renowned for its high-end shops, world-class restaurants and nightclubs, or you might want to capture photos of the historic windmills. There are many postcard-perfect beaches for relaxing too.

Naxos, Greece

Day 3: Naxos (B, L)

Continuing our cruise to Naxos, you’ll have the opportunity to leap into the surreal blue waters off the island of Koufonissi. Get your camera ready before we sail into the port at Naxos with its imposing Portara marking the entrance. Your time here begins with a local cheese tasting experience. Afterward, you’ll be able to enjoy Naxos Town at your leisure. Throughout the Chora and along the waterfront there are many outstanding restaurants with menus focused on the island’s local ingredients, with Naxos producing everything from its famous cheese to olives, citrus, fish, vegetables and wine. In fact, this is the purported birthplace of the ancient god of wine, Dionysus.

Paros, Greece

Day 4: Paros (B, L)

Paros is on our itinerary next. After our arrival, a guided tour will bring you to some of its highlights, including especially impressive scenery with everything from beautiful beaches framed by turquoise waters to lush valleys. Following the tour, you’ll have leisure time to visit the charming port of Naoussa, a postcard-perfect Cycladic village with a seaside promenade to stroll along with quintessential Greek whitewashed homes. The Venetian castle/watchtower which lies partially submerged in the water is considered a must visit. You’ll find local bars nearby to unwind in with a drink, and plenty of restaurants and tavernas, many focused on fresh seafood, to enjoy dinner.

Santorini, Greece

Day 5: Santorini (B, L)

One of the most iconic of the Greek Isles is our next stop, Santorini. An exciting experience awaits starting with a visit to a top winery. Here you’ll get to know all about the indigenous grape varietals and Santorini’s unique viticulture, sampling some of the unique volcanic wine. Head to breath-taking Oia village next – it’s the town you’ve probably seen many times, at least in images, characterised by brilliant blue domes and whitewashed homes spilling down the cliffs of the caldera. This is the perfect spot to watch one of the island’s famous sunsets over the Aegean. Enjoy it before dining on your own in Fira.

Spetses, Greece

Day 6: Folegandros – Spetses (B, L, D)

A day of tranquil experiences await, with the first stop Folegandros. It has a famously bohemian atmosphere, remarkably peaceful due to the lack of motor vehicles. Explore Folegandros Town on your own, perhaps visiting the medieval fortress that towers over it all at the top. We’ll sail to uninhabited Poliegos next (a name that means many goats as its inhabited only by the animals) for a refreshing swim stop before heading to Spetses, anchoring here for the night. While cruising to this island that also boasts a serene atmosphere with horses and carriages used as transport, you’ll be able to enjoy the captain’s dinner and live entertainment.

Hydra, Greece

Day 7: Hydra – Marina Zeas (B, L)

Waking up in Spetses, take the morning is explore this nearly vehicle-free island. Instead of car pollution, you’ll notice the aroma of pine and lemon wafting through the air. It’s a lovely place with wonderful beaches and an authentic atmosphere with wooden fishing boats bobbing in the harbour while fishermen sell their fresh catch each day. Once you’ve had time to soak up its delights, we’ll sail to another virtually vehicle-free island, Hydra. Residents and visitors get around on donkeys, boats and their own two feet instead of cars. Enjoy sightseeing on our own, strolling the cobbled streets before dining al fresco to cap off your day. We have a late departure back to Marina Zeus.

Athens, Greece

Day 8: Departure Day (B)

The final day of our cruising adventure has arrived. You’ll have time to fuel up with breakfast this morning and to say goodbye to your fellow passengers, perhaps exchanging contact information to keep in touch, with many likely now new friends. Afterward, take transfer to Athens International Airport or your onward hotel. Of course, if you don’t want this unforgettable holiday to end, you can always contact our travel experts who will be happy to help you extend it.

Your Ship

Harmony V

The Harmony V boasts state-of-the-art technology and refined décor embellishments. This mega yatch can hold a maximum of 49 guests and has 25 luxury air-conditioned cabins with en-suite facilities onboard.

What's included

  • Private transfer from the airport or your hotel in Athens to the port to board your cruise ship
  • Seven nights aboard Harmony V
  • Daily buffet breakfast and lunch
  • 3 Course welcome dinner
  • Captain’s 3 course farewell dinner
  • Complimentary filtered water, tea and coffee throughout the cruise
  • Guided tour of the ancient UNESCO listed site of Delos
  • Guided tour of Santorini and a visit to Oia
  • Wine tasting in Santorini
  • Cheese and olive oil tasting tour in Naxos
  • Guided tour of Paros island and a visit to Naoussa
  • A professional English-speaking Cruise Director
  • Private transfer to Athens Airport or hotel in Athens after the cruise

Exclusions

  • Return flights to Athens
  • Opational excursions
  • Port Taxes

2021 Departure Dates

  • 11th June
  • 10th September
  • 17th September

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