- Eight days and seven nights on-board a luxury ship
- Visit secluded and uninhabited paradise islands
- Admire the mythological birthplace of the God Apollo
- Fantastic coastal scenery and photo opportunities
- Optional excursions to local wineries
- Party late into the night in Mykonos
- Breakfast and lunch freshly prepared daily
- Authentic Greek Night entertainment
Day 1: Marina Zeas (Athens) – Poros
Your 8-day Greek Island hopping cruise begins with embarkation at 2.00pm to 3.00pm. Board the cruise ship at your convenience, and relax in your luxury cabin. 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 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. Overnight at sea.
Day 2: Poliegos – Folegandros
Morning arrival in Poliegos. The tiny island of Poliegos (or Polyaigos as it’s also known) is uninhabited by humans. Only a few goats live here. Enjoy a refreshing morning swim in the crystal clear waters and relax on the pebble beach. BBQ lunch is served on deck. In the afternoon we cruise to Folegandros, one of the less known islands in the Aegean Sea.
Folegandros is Greece’s most beautiful unspoiled island. Although it has few tourist attractions, it boasts medieval structures and traditional villages. Dine at an authentic Greek taverna.
Day 3: Santorini
Morning arrival in Santorini. Join the optional excursion to a local winery. You have an opportunity to taste the popular local wines, and to explore the quaint villages at your own pace. A visit to Oia is recommended if you want to enjoy stunning views of rugged clifftops, whitewashed houses, and the water filled caldera.
Santorini’s capital Fira is home to the Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral and the Museum of Prehistoric Thira. If you prefer to admire the splendid landscapes head for the clifftop, for vistas of the Nea Kameni volcano..
Day 4: Antiparos – Paros
Enjoy a relaxing morning swim in Antiparos’ enchanting bay. The small island lies at the heart of the Cyclades islands, and boasts a laidback ambience and typical tavernas and restaurants. On arrival in Paros in the early afternoon, join the optional excursion to the main port of Parikia.
The capital has quaint narrow cobbled street and houses that are painted in traditional blue and white. The charming village of Naoussa is also worth exploring. In the evening, have fun and show off your dancing skills at the Greek Night. Overnight in Paros.
Day 5: Delos – Mykonos
After breakfast, join the optional morning tour to the archaeological site of Delos. This is the mythological birthplace of the God Apollo, and also a religious centre. The island of Delos features architectural ruins, and a museum that displays finds that were excavated from the historic sacred site.
We continue cruising and stop off in one of Mykonos’ beautiful bays for a swim. Enjoy free time exploring the popular tourist destination of Mykonos. Admire the iconic landmarks, dine in a cosmopolitan restaurant, and party late into the night. Overnight in Mykonos.
Day 6: Syros
After a leisurely morning swim we arrive in Syros. The picturesque island is a popular destination for families and couples looking to enjoy a romantic getaway. The island’s 18 sandy and pebble beaches are easily accessible and perfect for relaxing downtime. The towns and villages feature elegant and distinctive architecture, and breathtaking landscape and ocean views.
Explore the magnificent Miaouli Square in the village of Ermoupoulis, and admire the impressive neoclassical structures. You will have plenty of time to enjoy a drink and dinner in a local taverna. Overnight in Syrosrent waters of Milna bay.
Day 7: Kythnos – Marina Zea (Athens)
In the morning we will arrive in Kythnos, which is situated between the islands of Kea and Serifos. In the beautiful Kolones bay you can relax and enjoy a refreshing swim. We continue cruising to Marina Zea. On route, via Cape Sounion, you will have an opportunity to visit the Temple of Poseidon in the late afternoon.
Marina Zea is a chic tree-lined promenade with moored yachts and seafront cafes, tavernas and restaurants. Take a stroll and explore the entertainment options around the ancient port and harbour. Overnight in Marina Zea.
Day 8: Marina Zeas (Athens) – Disembarkation
After breakfast it’s time to bid farewell to your fellow passengers and the crew, and to disembark.
The MS Galileo flaunts classic lines and modern renovations for a luxurious cruising experience. The air-conditioned cabins, with en suite bathrooms, feature flexible bedding configurations. Relax in the interior lounge or outside on the upper deck, while enjoying magnificent oceanic views. She has 25 cabins with a capacity for 49 guests.
- Eight days and seven nights aboard M / S Galilieo
- 9 destinations Four optional excursions; Delos, Santorini, Paros, Syros
- Half board with buffet breakfast and lunch or dinner
- Housewarming cocktails
- Greek “Philoxenia” evening event
- Private barbecue “Meraki” evening event
- Captain’s Dinner evening evening event
- A professional English-speaking Cruise Director