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Sailing the Greek Isles

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While there are many ways to tour the Greek Isles, exploring aboard an authentic tall ship on a Greece small ship cruise offers an unrivaled experience and guarantees an in-depth encounter with all its wonders. The combination of this peerless ship and the expedition-style voyage sends you off exploring in the company of knowledgeable and engaging companions who can illuminate all you see and offers you an extraordinary experience.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Athens | Embark in Piraeus
Day 2 : Sifnos
Day 3 : Tinos
Day 4 : Delos
Day 5 : Amorgos
Day 6 : Santorini
Day 7 : Exploring the Aegean Sea
Day 8 : Disembark in Piraeus

Highlights

  • Experience the Cyclades while under full sail aboard a romantic tall ship
  • Discover the ruins of the ancient sanctuary of Delos, birthplace of Apollo
  • Immerse yourself in lively culture, mythology, and Venetian legacy
  • Ride a donkey or a cable car down the cliff side in beautiful Santorini

Ship

Sea Cloud (LI)

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

An incredible view of Santorini. Walking through the unique architecture of Greece. Santorini Ancient ruins in Athens Visit the Street of Lions in Delos.

Day 1 Athens | Embark in Piraeus

Arrive in Athens, and make your way to your hospitality suite at the Electra Palace Hotel, located in the shadow of the Acropolis. After lunch in Athens, travel to Piraeus. Embark Sea Cloud for your luxury sailing cruise and cast lines immediately, enjoying your first Grecian sunset at sea.

Day 2 Sifnos

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Find a spot on deck to watch as the Sea Cloud’s sails are hoisted up their impressive masts by hand as you set sail for the Cyclades. Your first morning on board is spent at sea, experiencing the pleasure of sailing aboard this unique ship. In the afternoon, visit the island of Sífnos. Distinguished for its pottery and its Venetian dovecotes, Sífnos is a rugged island with a harbor village and a beautiful upper chora (village), waterfront tavernas, and convenient beaches. It’s a great island for walkers or loungers alike.

Day 3 Tinos

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Drop anchor at beautiful Tinos, dotted with villages steeped in Venetian history. The island’s Venetian-era dovecotes, terraced hillsides, and green marble quarries have long made this a haven for artists. Explore the picturesque village of Pyrgos, adorned with carved marble facades, and visit the church of Panagia Evangelistria, where thousands of pilgrims come every year to pray at Greece’s holiest shrine.

Day 4 Delos

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The tiny archaeological gem of Delos is the birthplace of the twin gods Artemis, goddess of animals and the hunt, and Apollo, god of healing, music, and light. Spend the morning discovering the island’s incredible ruins, including the Terrace of the Lions and the exquisite Temple of Apollo. This afternoon, look to make an impromptu stop at one of the many interesting islands in the area.

Day 5 Amorgos

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Drop anchor at Amórgos, the easternmost isle of the Cyclades. Visit the main city, perched in the mountains, and see its beautiful domed churches and windmills. Explore the dazzling white monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa, clinging to a cliff face above the sea. Later, return to the Sea Cloud and enjoy a relaxing afternoon beneath its splendid sails.

Day 6 Santorini

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Incomparable Santoríni is an island archipelago formed from a single volcanic cone that erupted in the second millennium B.C., burying the island's Minoan culture in ash. Sail into the caldera, and drive through windswept vineyards to the beautiful town of Oía, which affords unrivaled views of the caldera below. The whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches of this iconic place cling to the steep slopes of the caldera rim. After lunch, visit the excavations at Akrotiri. This important Minoan town had well-built houses, streets, waterworks, pottery, and art. It owes its state of preservation to the ash that covered it at the time of the eruption. After exploring Akrotiri, return to Sea Cloud to continue your adventures.

Day 7 Exploring the Aegean Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy a glorious day of sailing among the evocative isles of the Cyclades. Relax on deck with a book, observe the crew as they climb the rigging and trim the sails, and attend presentations by your ship's team of experts on the area’s history and ecology. In the late afternoon, you may have a chance for an impromptu stop and a swim.

Day 8 Disembark in Piraeus

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark the Sea Cloud this morning and transfer to Athens airport for your return flights home.

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$9,490
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Category 1
Cabins 28-29 on Promenade Deck. Cabins have two single beds, a window and private bath facilities.
Sea Cloud's Category 1S Cabin.
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Cabins 16-17, Promenade Deck. Upper and lower single beds, window. These cabins once housed the ship's officers.
Relax in the Sea Cloud's comfortable cabins.
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Cabins 18-25 on the Promenade Deck. Cabins have two single beds, a window and private bath facilities.
Relax in the Sea Cloud's comfortable cabins.
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Category 3
Cabins 32-37 on Captain's Deck. Cabins have two single beds, a window and private bath facilities.
Sea Cloud's Category 1-4 Cabins.
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Category 4
Cabins 30-31, Captain's Deck. Cabins have a queen bed, forward-facing window and private bath facilities.
Sea Cloud's Category B Cabin.
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Category B
Deluxe Cabins 3-10, Main Deck. Large original cabins have a mix of bed types and decor motifs. All have portholes.
Sea Cloud's Category A Cabin.
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Category A
Deluxe Cabins 3-10, Main Deck. Large original cabins have a mix of bed types and decor motifs. All have portholes.
Sea Cloud's Owner's Suite.
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Category OS
Original owners suites 1-2, Main Deck. King sized beds, grand marble bathrooms with bathtubs.

Notes

Costs Include:
  • Accommodations aboard ship
  • Meals indicated
  • Excursions
  • Services of Lindblad Expeditions’ leader, historian & naturalist staff and expert guides
  • All port charges and service taxes

Not Included:
  • Air transportation
  • Extensions
  • Passport, visa, immigration fees
  • Meals not indicated
  • Travel protection plan
  • Items of a personal nature such as e-mail, laundry

Included

  • 7 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 7 Dinners
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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