Sailing the Greek Isles Cruise

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Adventure Life
Ancient ruins in Athens
David Vargas
Walking through the unique architecture of Greece.
Sven-Olof Lindblad
An incredible view of Santorini.
Sven-Olof Lindblad
Visit the Street of Lions in Delos.
David Vargas
Relax on the sun deck of the Sea Cloud.
David Vargas
Sea Cloud's delightful staff.
While there are many ways to tour the Greek Isles, you’ll find that 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’ll see and offers you an extraordinary experience.

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

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Your first morning on board is spent at sea. You may stop for a late morning swim before visiting the island of Sifnos. Distinguished for its pottery and its Venetian dovecotes, Sifnos 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. This afternoon, 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.

Day 3

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Drop anchor at beautiful Tenos, 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

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  • Breakfast, Lunch, 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

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  • Breakfast, Lunch, 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

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, 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. After lunch, ride a donkey or a cable car down the cliff side back to the ship.

Day 7

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Exploring the Aegean

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

  • Breakfast

Disembark in Piraeus

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

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Costs Include:
All accommodations aboard ships or in hotels per itinerary or similar, all meals and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, meals on land as indicated, air transportation where indicated as included, shore excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, gratuities (except to ship’s crew), taxes and service charges, services of a ship physician on most voyages, and services of expedition staff.

Not Included:
Air transportation (except where shown as included), extensions, passport, visa, immigration fees, scuba diving (where available), meals not indicated, baggage/accident/travel protection plan, items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages, e-mail, and laundry. Gratuities to ship's crew at your discretion.