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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. At Tinos, see the active pilgrimage site of Panagia Evangelistria and drive past terraced hillsides home to artists and sculptors. On Delos, the mythological birthplace of twin gods Artemis and Apollo, explore the Temple of Apollo, an important archaeological site. The elegant Sea Cloud is the perfectly cast main character in your Aegean maritime adventure.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Athens, Greece | Piraeus | Embark
Day 2 : Sailing the Aegean
Day 3 : Tinos
Day 4 : Delos | Exploring
Day 5 : Amórgos
Day 6 : Santorini
Day 7 : Sífnos | At Sea
Day 8 : Piraeus | Disembark | Athens

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. Ancient ruins in Athens The white-washed cliffs of Santorini Walking through the unique architecture of Greece. Visit the Street of Lions in Delos.

Day 1 Athens, Greece | Piraeus | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Athens and make your way to the Electra Metropolis Hotel for a buffet lunch. Explore the new Acropolis Museum, which displays some of the finest sculptures and other art of Ancient Greece, including many items brought in from the Acropolis to protect them from the elements. Then transfer to Piraeus and embark the majestic Sea Cloud. Cast off this afternoon, and take in your first Greek sunset at sea. 

Day 2 Sailing the Aegean

  • 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. Our first morning on board is spent at sea, experiencing the pleasure of sailing aboard this unique ship. Relax on deck with a book, observe the crew as they climb the rigging and trim the sails, and attend presentations by a team of experts on the area’s history and ecology.

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 | Exploring

  • 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, make an impromptu stop at one of the many interesting islands in the area.

Day 5 Amórgos

  • 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 Hozoviótissa, 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 Santorini 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 Sífnos | At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning, 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 8 Piraeus | Disembark | Athens

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

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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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Category 1S
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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Category 2
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
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