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Sail the Mediterranean and the Greek Isles in style on a small ship cruise with Adventure Life and discover ancient civilizations, sunny islands and multi-colored beaches. Depart from Athens (Pireaus or Marina Zea) to the Cyclades Islands in the Agean Sea, including Santorini & Mykonos, home to many of Europe's best beaches. Visit them on the luxury sailboat Sea Cloud, or the more economical GalileoPanoramaHarmony or the somewhat larger Variety Voyager or Tere Moana. Experience the best of Greece in 8 days on the M/Y  Callisto. Combine your Greek cruise with neighboring Croatia, MontenegroAlbania on the Adriatic Sea. Or, sail west across the Ionian Sea to Italy and explore magnificent Venice or Rome. Contact one of our Italy small ship cruise specialists for a free custom trip quote. 

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Jewels of the Cyclades10%$25908RelaxedEmbark the Galileo for an 8-day cruise showcasing the Aegean Islands, known for their white-washed villages and ports, bright skies, and crystal seas. Enjoy visits to Santorini and Mykonos and off-the-beaten-track islands such as Paros and Folegandros . Swimming, nightlife, and daily excursions highlight this itinerary.
Sailing the Greek Isles$160-$300$94908RelaxedSpend 8 days exploring the Cyclades Islands of the Aegean Sea aboard the Sea Cloud. Ancient ruins, white-washed villas, and lavender-scented slopes highlight this journey from Athens to Delos to Santorini and Piraeus. Cable cars, donkey rides, and hikes are just a few of the options on this exciting Mediterranean journey.
Under Sail: Greece and the Dalmatian Coast$160-$300$1269011RelaxedSpend 11 days immersed in the history & culture of the Mediterranean as you travel aboard the Sea Cloud. Ply the crystal blue waters of the Aegean, Ionian, and Adriatic Seas as you visit Greece, Albania, Montenegro, and Croatia, home to historic sites and surprising beauty, like hiking or strolling in Dubrovnik, Ithaca, Korcula, and Hvar.
Voyage to Antiquity: Exploring Sicily and Malta$160-$300$1940015RelaxedSail from Malta to Athens on this 15-day voyage aboard the Sea Cloud. In Sicily, you'll visit at least five UNESCO World Heritage sites, including famous Mt. Etna and the Greek capital of Athens. Along the way, you'll make stops at Methoni Castle and explore the greatest sites of Greco-Roman culture as you sample the staple Mediterranean cuisine.
Antiquity to Byzantium10%$11908RelaxedExplore the Mediterranean Sea from Antiquity to Byzantium aboard the small ship, the MS Galileo. Sail the blue waters of the Mediterranean on this 8-day Greece cruise while visiting remote ports and exploring sites at Palaia Epidaurus, Nafplion, Gythion, Pylos, Katakolon, Itea, and Marina Zea. Palaces, ancient ruins, and relaxation await.
Classical Greece10%$29908RelaxedThis 8-day cruise of Greece from the Harmony V takes you round-trip from historic Athens to Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, and Nafplion, where you see the archaeological treasures of these port towns while enjoying a relaxing cruise of turquoise waters that balances small ship sailing with luxury yachting.

Top Greek Island Small Cruise Ships for 2017

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Ship NameCapacityFromSummary
Sea Cloud64$With occupancy for just 64 guests, the Sea Cloud is a modern and elegant windjammer outfitted with modern amenities and uniquely decorated cabins. …
Galileo49$The 51 meter "GALILEO" is a classic steel Motor Sailer built with the most stringent safety regulations, with spacious and well appointed …
Sea Cloud II94$The Sea Cloud II is a legendary windjammer comparable to her sister ship, the Sea Cloud. Featuring her own unique character, the Sea Cloud II …
SeaDream I112$The SeaDream I is a chic and stylish yacht designed to accommodate 112 passengers in an intimate and comfortable atmosphere. Cruise along the …
SeaDream II112$Join a luxury Caribbean and Mediterranean voyage aboard the boutique ship SeaDream II. This intimate and comfortable ship offers accommodation for …

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Adventure Life's Favorite Greek Islands & Destinations
Mythology, art, architecture, and beautiful seaside landscapes are highlights of this enchanting Mediterranean country. As you cruise through the tranquil blue waters, you will swim at some of Europes best beaches and visit extraordinary citadels, monuments, and metropolitan ruins of the Ancient Greek civilization. Here's the highlight list of Adventure Life's favorite Greek destinations:

Cities:
  • Delphi & Athens: As two of the most important cities of Ancient Greece, they are home to some of the most interesting archaeological sites in the Western world. 
  • Navplion: Spend a day in the charming port town that was allegedly founded by Poseidon's son millennia ago and is now home to quaint shops, cafes, and museums.
The Greek Islands - Cyclades:
  • Santorini: An island formed from the remaining edge of a volcanic crater, the spectacular beaches, views and sunsets of Santorini make it the quintessential Greek Island.
  • Mykonos: A picturesque Cycladic island and famed beach party town with seaside restaurants, a maze of narrow streets and whitewashed houses & churches overlooked by a row of 16th-century windmills, 
  • Tenos: Come see Greece's holiest shrine – Panagia Evangelistria – among terraced hillsides & marble quarries.
  • Delos: Supposedly the birthplace of Apollo & Artemis (the Twin Gods), this city is home to fascinating ruins.
     

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Why should I choose a Mediterranean cruise?
A Greek cruise will take you to some of the top destinations around the Mediterranean at the value of an all-inclusive journey that offers lodging, meals, and daily tours and excursions. Enjoy the comfort of one of the nicest ships that we feature as you voyage around the Mediterranean. Cruises are quickly becoming the most popular way to visit Europe, compared to the land-based tours which require you to either stay in one region the entire time or pack and unpack your suitcase every time you get to a new city. 

What should I look for on a Greek cruise ship?
The elegant yachts that sail the Greek Mediterranean combine style and luxury. You will enjoy the intimate atmosphere of a small yacht, typically with occupancy for between 50-200 passengers. Comfortable and spacious cabins, a sun deck, and a dining area and bar are all standard on these vessels.

Are there five-star boats that explore Greece?
While the boats that explore Greece are technically not five stars due to their smaller size and fewer onboard amenities, you will find that the overall experience is truly a five star journey. With all-inclusive itineraries guided by local experts and a comfortable or even luxurious boat that will serve as your home for the duration of the trip, you won't be disappointed with your cruise of Greece and the Mediterranean.

Should I get a room with a balcony?
Contrary to popular belief, having a balcony on your Greek cruise isn't that important and could even be an unnecessary expense. Rooms with balconies can cost hundreds of dollars more and sometimes they even cut into the cabin space. Since the boats that explore the Mediterranean are pretty small, it's easy enough to just go to the sun deck and enjoy the sunny weather and fresh air from there. A great alternative to a balcony is a room with a full panoramic window or a floor to ceiling window. 

What is dining like?
No other country more perfectly captures traditional Mediterranean cuisine better than Greece. The local flavors will melt in your mouth in a savory blend that characterizes this region, as prepared by talented local chefs.

Do Greek cruises ever visit destinations that aren't on the coast?
Definitely! Greece is full of amazing attractions, many of which are the highlights of the islands and coastal cities. However, there are a number of attractions that you will arrive to by bus as well after your ship has docked in the closest port.

Will my vessel have WiFi?
It's possible, but not all vessels offer WiFi. Even on the vessels that do have WiFi, it's possible that your cruise route will take you out of range of a signal, meaning that you could be without WiFi for several days at a time.

What kind of power outlets are there? Will I need a converter?
You will need a plug adapter for the outlets – you will either find three flat prongs in the British style or two round prongs in the European style. And although the power is 220v, in contrast to the 110v North American power, typically most appliances and devices are made to handle both.

How can I save money on a river cruise?
Save money on a river cruise by visiting the Greece Deals page or by letting our travel experts know where you want to go. We'll let you know when we have new promotions available. We recommend that you don't save money by choosing a lesser cabin, since you will also probably be choosing one with less comfort or space.

Are cruises in Greece a good family vacation?
Greece is an engaging vacation for the whole family and a great way to get your kids interested in history and European culture. Active options are the best for younger kids. Check out our family travel article for more information.

Do Americans and Canadians need a passport and visa to travel to Greece?
All citizens of North America traveling to Europe need a passport that is valid for at least 6 months. In recent years, it has not been necessary to apply for a visa before traveling to Europe if you plan to stay less than three months, however, this situation may change in the future. See current European visa requirements.

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