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Explore Greece's Coast | Cruise the Agean Sea | Visit the Parthenon | Swim on the Shores of Poliegos | See the Village of Oia in Santorini | Visit a Local Fishing Village | Explore Mykonos | Enjoy Kolones Bay | Visit Syros, Capital of the Greek Isles

Map of the Cyclades Greek Isles
A SMALL SHIP CRUISE 

Spend 10 days in Greece on a land and cruise journey that begins in Athens. Stroll to the Acropolis, enjoy a scenic drive through the city, wander the historic Plaka and then set sail for Poliegos. The uninhabited island is known for its stunning beaches. 

During the seven-day cruise, guests will also call in Folegandros, Santorini, Paros, Mykonos, Syros and more to discover picturesque villages, archeological sightings, and whitewashed streets that make up this stunning country.



Accommodations & Deck Plan for M/S Galileo




Sail Athens Greece travel vacation M/S Galileo
Athens
Day 1

Arrive in Athens, where you will check in to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. 

Athens
Day 2

Today's visit begins with the most famous temple of the ancient city: the Parthenon, dedicated to Athena, patron goddess of Athens. Walking up a winding path toward the Acropolis, we will pass through the Propylaea and see the Erechtheum Temple and the Porch of the Caryatids in the distance. Continue on foot to the New Acropolis Museum. For the first time, all surviving treasures of the Acropolis are collected in one place, steps away from their original source. The collections on display are discoveries of the Acropolis, post-Parthenon, and Roman periods and the excavation site when the museum was built. Continue with a guided stroll around the nearby historical Plaka area, where you’ll enjoy free time for lunch at your leisure.

Before returning to the hotel, we’ll take a scenic drive through Athens, observing the Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the Panathenaic Stadium used for the modern Olympics.  

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch

Athens / Marina Zea
Day 3

Enjoy the morning at leisure followed by an afternoon visit to the National Archaeological Museum, which boasts the world’s finest collection of Greek antiquities. The highlights include the golden mask of Agamemnon, Minoan frescoes unearthed at Akrotiri, and the superb bronze Poseidon. We complete our introduction to Athens with a scenic drive, passing some of the most important landmarks of the city. Watch for the marble Olympic Stadium, where the Olympic Games were revived in 1896, Hadrian’s Arch and the former Royal Palace. Later we will transfer to Marina Zea for embarkation on our 7-day cruise to the Greek Isles. Enjoy a welcome cocktail as we set sail for Poliegos. Overnight at sea. 

Meals | Breakfast, Dinner

POLIEGOS / FOLEGANDROS
Day 4

We arrive in the morning in Poliegos, a tiny uninhabited island known for its astounding beaches. There will be an opportunity for swimming, followed by a barbecue lunch on deck. We continue sailing to Folegandros, one of the most beautiful and lesser-known islands in the Aegean Sea. Once referred to as “an untouched piece of true Greece,” this island has retained its authenticity despite a recent increase in tourism. Walk through the picturesque villages and dine at a traditional Greek taverna.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch

Santorini
Day 5

Today, we disembark in Santorini to explore the capital city of Fira, followed by an excursion to the excavations at Akrotiri. The excavations have uncovered prehistoric settlements, including multi-storied buildings, furniture, magnificent wall paintings, and elaborate drainage systems.  We leave Akrotiri to tour the villages of Santorini, including the small, enchanting village of Oia. Known for its breathtaking view over the caldera, Oia is one of the most photographed sites in Greece. Overnight in Santorini. 

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch

Antiparos / Paros
Day 6

In the morning, we’ll enjoy a swim stop in the striking blue-green waters of the bay of Antiparos. In the afternoon, we arrive in Paros and will tour Parikia, the capital, and the village of Naoussa. Visit the 13th-century Venetian castle ruins for a panoramic view of the whitewashed houses and classic mansions separated by narrow whitewashed streets. The picturesque fishing village of Naoussa is considered one of the prettiest in the Cyclades. Roam the labyrinthine streets past white houses, churches and taverns, or explore the numerous golden beaches. Back on the ship, put on your dancing shoes and show off your moves during our famous Greek Night. Overnight in Paros.  

Meals | Breakfast, Dinner

Delos / Mykonos
Day 7

This morning, we tour Delos, antiquity’s most sacred island. Believed to be the birthplace of the god Apollo and the goddess Artemis, the island remains uninhabited to this day to preserve its mythical origins. Later, we stop at one of Mykonos’s beautiful bays for swimming off the ship before sailing into the port of Mykonos. The most famous cosmopolitan island in Greece, Mykonos is known for its party atmosphere. Enjoy leisure time to visit ancient iconic landmarks or lively bars and nightclubs. Overnight in Mykonos.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch

Syros
Day 8

After a morning swim, we arrive in Syros, the capital of the Cycladic islands. Visit one of its beautiful sandy beaches or walk through town and take in the neoclassical architecture and religious monuments. Overnight in Syros. 

Meals | Breakfast, Dinner

Kythnos / Marina Zea
Day 9

In the morning, we’ll arrive in Kythnos for a swim in Kolones Bay before we set sail for Marina Zea. We’ll arrive in the late afternoon via Cape Sounion, the temple of Poseidon. Overnight in Marina Zea.  

Meals | Breakfast, Dinner

Marina Zea
Day 10

After breakfast on shore, you’ll travel to the airport for your departure flight from Greece. 

Meals | Breakfast

Sailing direction and activities in this itinerary should be considered a sample only. Final itineraries are sent to guests one to two weeks prior to departure.

  • Three days, two nights hotel stay in Athens

  • Seven days, six nights aboard the M/S Galileo 

  • Small ship experience with only 25 cabins

  • Experienced program manager while aboard the M/S Galileo 

  • Expert local guide while on land excursions

  • Meals include 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners. 9 dining experiences on your own

  • Evening entertainment and lectures while aboard the M/S Galileo

  • All entrance fees to scheduled activities and events

  • All in-country ground transportation and airport transfers via luxury motor coach*

  • Travel health and emergency medical evacuation insurance**

  • 24-hour emergency customer service hotline

  • Flight concierge service (flight cost additional)

*Round trip transfers available for group flights only to ensure timely boarding on ship.

**Trip-cancellation coverage available for an additional fee through Allianz.

Not included: airfare, baggage fees, gratuities, and port taxes.

Sail the Greek Isles
DateDouble Occupancy
(per person)
Cuban Visa
 A - $5,595   
SOLD OUT
Apr 19 – Apr 28, 2017B - $4,695   
SOLD OUT
 C - $4,095   
SOLD OUT
 A - $5,595   
SOLD OUT
Apr 26 – May 5, 2017B - $4,695   
SOLD OUT
 C - $4,095   
SOLD OUT
 A - $5,595   
May 3 – May 12, 2017B - $4,695   
 C - $4,095   
 A - $5,595   
May 10 – May 19, 2017B - $4,695   
 C - $4,095   
 A - $5,595   
May 24 – Jun 2, 2017B - $4,695   
 C - $4,095   
 A - $5,595   
Jun 7 – Jun 16, 2017B - $4,695   
 C - $4,095   
 A - $5,595   
Jun 14 – Jun 23, 2017B - $4,695   
 C - $4,095   
 A - $5,595   
Jun 21 – Jun 30, 2017B - $4,695   
 C - $4,095   
 A - $5,595   
Jun 28 – Jul 7, 2017B - $4,695   
 C - $4,095   
 A - $5,595   
Jul 5 – Jul 14, 2017B - $4,695   
 C - $4,095   
 A - $5,595   
Jul 12 – Jul 21, 2017B - $4,695   
 C - $4,095   
 A - $5,595   
Jul 19 – Jul 28, 2017B - $4,695   
 C - $4,095   
 A - $5,595   
Jul 26 – Aug 4, 2017B - $4,695   
 C - $4,095   
 A - $5,595   
Aug 2 – Aug 11, 2017B - $4,695   
 C - $4,095   
 A - $5,595   
Aug 9 – Aug 18, 2017B - $4,695   
 C - $4,095   
 A - $5,595   
Aug 16 – Aug 25, 2017B - $4,695   
 C - $4,095   
 A - $5,595   
Aug 23 – Sep 1, 2017B - $4,695   
 C - $4,095   
 A - $5,595   
Aug 30 – Sep 8, 2017B - $4,695   
 C - $4,095   
 A - $5,595   
Sep 20 – Sep 29, 2017B - $4,695   
 C - $4,095   
 A - $5,595   
Sep 27 – Oct 6, 2017B - $4,695   
 C - $4,095   
 A - $5,595   
Oct 4 – Oct 13, 2017B - $4,695   
 C - $4,095   
 A - $5,595   
Oct 11 – Oct 20, 2017B - $4,695   
 C - $4,095   

Single Supplement Pricing:

CategoryApr - Oct, 2017
A$3600
B$2100
C$1700


Port Tax: Add $305.

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