10-Night Southern Greek Islands Cruise-Tour

Route: Athens - Marina Zeas - Kea - Delos - Mykonos - Santorini - Rethimno/Crete - Kythira - Monemvasia - Nafplion - Hydra - Marina Zeas, Athens

10 nights from $ 3,843.00 Request a Quote

Discover the hidden treasures of ancient Greece. Breath-taking views of the Acropolis at sunset, the marvels of old and new in Athens, off-the-beaten track island of Hydra and stylish Mykonos and Santorini.

Highlights

  • Eight days and seven nights on-board a luxury ship
  • Three nights in a 4* star hotel in Athens
  • Guided tours of Delphi and Athens
  • Visit the unique and famous archaeological site of Delos
  • Explore Europe’s largest and oldest Bronze Age archaeological site
  • Discover an idyllic island paradise that’s off the beaten track
  • Search for preserved Byzantine and Venetian architecture
  • Dance the night away in Mykonos
  • Breakfast and lunch freshly prepared daily
  • Shop for souvenirs in Kythira
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Itinerary

The Acropolis, Athens - Unforgettable Cruises

Day 1: Private Tour of Athens & The Acropolis

Take your private transfer from Athens Airport to your four-star hotel.

In the afternoon, your driver will take you to a fascinating guided tour of the ancient sites of Athens. Your English-speaking guide will show you round these famous UNESCO-listed sites at an easy walking pace with plenty of opportunities for spectacular photos.  Don’t miss the Acropolis Museum overlooking the city below.

Return to your hotel by private transfer.

Delphi, best day trips from Athens

Day 2: Day Trip to Delphi 

Today you will visit fascinating Delphi which is about a two and a half hour drive. Once there, a host of intriguing sites awaits you; the Temple of Apollo, Delphi Archeological Museum and see the Charioteer of Delphi, all perched around the mighty Mount Parnassus. On your journey back to Athens, we’ll stop off in the charming towns of Arachova and Levadia.

Return to your hotel with the evening at your leisure.

Unforgettable Cruises, Athens

Day 3: Athens

You have a day to explore at your leisure. Ask our travel experts for ideas for off-the-beaten experiences in Athens, and the best days trips from Athens.

Unforgettable Cruises, Marina Zeas

Day 4: Marina Zeas (Piraeus) – Kea

Your private transfer will take you to embark your ship between 2.00pm and 3.00pm at Marina Zeas. You are invited to the Welcome party, where you will be introduced to the captain and crew. Get to know your fellow passengers over a drink. We set sail on our Greek island-hopping cruise and head for Poros, stopping for a short 3-hour visit before continuing on to Poliegos.

Picturesque Poros is a popular weekend destination and boasts many attractions, including a beautiful sandy beach, fragrant pine forests and Love Bay, a romantic cove. Overnight at sea.

Unforgettable Cruises, Delos

Day 5: Delos – Mykonos

After a freshly prepared breakfast, join our optional English-speaking guided tour to the unique archaeological site of Delos. The Cyclades archipelago uninhabited island is considered to be antiquity’s most sacred isle. Explore the island’s ancient ruins that encompass a port, markets, houses and religious temples.

We continue to the port of Tourlos in Mykonos, with a swim stop en route. You have a free afternoon and evening to explore the island’s cosmopolitan lifestyle at your leisure. Visit the iconic windmill landmarks, and dance the night away in one of the popular nightclubs.

Unforgettable Cruises, Santorini

Day 6: Santorini

Enjoy a free morning relaxing onboard. We arrive at the beautiful sun kissed island of Santorini around midday. The island’s rugged landscape is the result of a volcanic eruption in the 16th century. Visit the charming towns of Fira and Oia, and the famous underwater caldera (crater).

The towns’ whitewashed houses cling to the cliffs and create a unique stunning sculpture that boasts magnificent views across the Aegean Sea. Join our optional tour to the local archaeological sites and the enchanting traditional villages that will instantly transport you to another time.

Unforgettable Cruises, Rethymno

Day 7: Rethymno (Crete)

In the morning we arrive at Crete’s famous bustling city port of Rethymno, on the north coast. Explore the Old Town and the charming Venetian harbour that is brimming with traditional fishing boats and colourful tavernas. Our optional guided tour visits the ancient city of Knossos, near Heraklion.

Crete’s largest Bronze Age archaeological site is also Europe’s oldest, dating to the Neolithic period. Explore the ancient settlement and the ceremonial palace of Knossos that were associated with the Minoan people. The historical attraction also boasts an excellent archaeological museum. Late departure for Kythira.

Unforgettable Cruises, Kythira

Day 8: Kythira

Enjoy free time and a swim stop before afternoon arrival at Kythira. The idyllic island is situated in the tip of the Peloponnese peninsula, and boasts fabulous sandy beaches, cascading waterfalls and hidden gorges and valleys. Its remote location makes it the perfect getaway from it all destination. In the evening, visit the picturesque main town of Chora.

The ancient settlement is dominated by a Venetian castle and preserved ruins, and boasts breathtaking hilltop views of Filoti bay and Kapsali. You can shop for souvenirs in the quaint alleys and dine along the waterfront.

Unforgettable Cruises, Monemvasia

Day 9: Monemvasia – Nafplion

Discover the remarkable medieval fortified town of Monemvasia. The enchanting town is carved on the side of an elevated, huge sea rock that is protected from view. Explore the preserved Byzantine and Venetian architecture in its unspoiled natural setting. In the afternoon we sail for Nafplion, with a swim stop en route.

The mainland seaport town of Nafplion is home to distinctive period architecture, medieval fortifications, a charming Old Town and a long stretch of sandy beach. For an authentic Greek experience, visit the family run restaurants that are frequented by the locals.

Unforgettable Cruises, Nafplion

Day 10: Nafplion – Hydra –  Marina Zeas, Athens

Join our optional morning tour to the archaeological site of Mycenae and the imposing walled palace of Agamemnon. The fortified citadel is one of the most important historic sites in all of Greece. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is an impressive monumental ruin of two great Mycenaean cities.

In the afternoon we sail for the island of Hydra. Enjoy a free afternoon exploring the car-free picturesque port town that is situated on the slopes of a hill. Explore the intimate coves and beaches, or relax with a drink and admire the wonderful views. Late in the evening, we set sail for Marina Zeas, Athens.

Unforgettable Cruises, Athens

Day 11: Marina Zeas (Athens)

After breakfast, bid farewell to your fellow passengers and crew before disembarking. Your private transfer will take you to Athens Airport for your flight.

Your Ships

M/Y Harmony G

The M/Y Harmony G is sleek, modern and kitted out like a private yacht. The 21 luxury air-conditioned cabins boast en-suite facilities, refined décor and state-of-the art amenities, with flexible bedding configurations for up to 43 guests.

M/Y Harmony V

The Harmony V mega yacht boasts state-of-the-art technology and refined décor embellishments. The 25 luxury air-conditioned cabins offer en-suite facilities, the latest amenities, and flexible bedding configurations in 4 categories.

What’s Included

  • Three nights in a four-star Athens hotel
  • Acropolis Guided Tour
  • Day trip to Delphi
  • Private transfers throughout your trip
  • Eight days and seven nights aboard Harmony G or Harmony V
  • 10 cruise stop destinations
  • Half board with buffet breakfast and lunch or dinner
  • Housewarming cocktails
  • Greek “Philoxenia” evening event
  • Private barbecue “Meraki” evening event
  • Captain’s Dinner event
  • A professional English-speaking Cruise Director

2020 Departures

  • April 14, 21, 28
  • May 19, 26
  • June 2, 16, 23, 30
  • July 21, 28
  • August 4, 18, 25
  • September 1, 15, 22
  • October 6, 13, 20

2021 Departures

  • April 27
  • May 04, 25
  • June 01, 15
  • July 06, 13, 20, 27
  • August 03, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • September 21, 28
  • October 05, 12, 19, 26

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