Discover the best of the Aegean Sea on this 8-day small ship cruise. Explore the white-washed islands of the Cyclades: Santorini, Mykonos, Delos, Crete, and more. As you sail, disembark to explore archaeological sites and swim in pristine coves. Fall in love with this ancient region and learn about its fascinating history.
Day 1 : Athens |/ Embark Day 2 : Delos | Mykonos Day 3 : Mykonos | Lipsi islands | Patmos Day 4 : Bodrum, Turkey | Simi, Greece Day 5 : Simi | Rhodes Day 6 : Vai Bay | Aghios Nikolaos Day 7 : Ios | Santorini Day 8 : Athens | Disembark
Explore the Hellenistic houses on Delos Island
Discover the Acropolis of Lindos on Rhodes Island
Swim in Crete's Vai Bay, known for crystal waters and palm forest
Tour the Akrotiri excavation and the Archaeological Museum in Santorini
In the morning, anchor near Delos Island, once the spiritual and commercial center of the Aegean. Take a short walking excursion to admire well-preserved Hellenistic houses, beautiful mosaics, the Sanctuary, the Sacred Way, and the museum. Return to the ship and take a refreshing swim before enjoying a BBQ lunch on deck. In the afternoon, sail to nearby Mykonos Enjoy the evening at your leisure and overnight in port.
In the early morning, sail to Lipsous Islands. Take a swimming break at a secluded beach, then enjoy a deck BBQ while sailing to Patmos. Spend the evening enjoying Patmos at your leisure and overnight in port.
From Simi, sail to Rhodes. Enjoy an optional excursion to the Acropolis of Lindos or spend time at your leisure at the Lindos beach. In the afternoon, join an optional excursion to Rhodes Town. During the night, sail to Crete.
Enjoy a swimming stop in Crete's Vai Bay, known for its crystal waters and palm forest. Enjoy lunch on board as you sail along the coast to Aghios Nikolaos. If you choose, take an optional excursion to the Knossos Palace and rejoin the ship in Aghios Nikolaos in the afternoon. The optional excursion takes you to the prehistoric (2000 BC) Minoan Palace of Knossos, a world famous archaeological site located in a unique quaint scenery.
In the early morning, arrive at Manganari Beach, one of the most photographed beaches in the Aegean. During lunch, sail to nearby Santorini and enjoy several optional excursions. First, journey by cable car to Fira to visit the Archaeological Museum, then visit the Akrotiri Site excavations. In the later afternoon, travel to the village of Oia, famous for its characteristic architecture and sunsets.
Day 8 Athens | Disembark
Return to Athens in the early morning and disembark after breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your continued independent travels.
- Please note that fares do not include port charges and possible fuel surcharges. Contact us for details.
- Please note that shore excursions are offered at additional costs.
Children between the ages of 7-10 sharing a cabin with two paying adults receive a 50% discount. Children between the ages of 10-16 sharing a cabin with two paying adults receive a 35% discount.
Single Supplement is 50% on this journey.
Third person reduction in Category C & Category B is 30%.
Cruise fares are per person and include:
- Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning
- Ocean transportation
- All meals and on board entertainment as specified in the itinerary
- Port charges
- Fuel surcharge
- Travel insurance
- Airport facility charges
- Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements
- Crew tips
- Items of a personal nature: alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, gratuities, gift shop purchases, medical services, phone calls, and Wi Fi charges
Kate was great to work with in the planning stage. She was prompt, helpful, and efficient. Our tour guide, Edwin, was knowledgeable and passionate. We were very happy to have traveled with Adventure Life, it made the trip easy and a true pleasure. We could concentrate on enjoying the experience rather than the details of travel.