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Sailing the Greek Isles

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Sea Cloud
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There are a variety of ways to see the Greek Islands, but taking a small ship cruise in Greece onboard a real tall ship gives an unparalleled experience and ensures an up-close encounter with all of its attractions. Taking an expedition-style cruise on a ship of this caliber with knowledgeable and entertaining friends is an incredible way to see the world and make the most of it.
Walking through the unique architecture of Greece.SantoriniAncient ruins in AthensVisit the Street of Lions in Delos.An incredible view of Santorini.
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
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Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Athens, Greece | Piraeus | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Make your way to the Electra Palace Hotel for a buffet lunch. Then 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. You 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. Your first morning on board is spent at sea, experiencing the pleasure of sailing aboard this unique ship. Relax on the deck with a book, observe the crew as they climb the rigging and trim the sails, and attend presentations by our 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, 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 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 the 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. In the afternoon, we hoist Sea Cloud's sails once more as you return to Piraeus. 

Day 8: Piraeus | Disembark

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

Ship/Hotel

Sea Cloud

Relax on the sun deck of the Sea Cloud.
Sea Cloud's beautiful interior.
Sea Cloud's beautiful ship exterior.

Dates & Prices

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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.
Included
  • 7 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Beer, wine, cocktails, and spirits aboard the ship. We are also pleased to offer a selection of super premium wines and liquors that are available for purchase.
  • Crew gratuities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet is available to all guests (connectivity permitting)
  • Park and site entrance fees, special access permits, and port taxes
  • Excursions, hotels, and airport transfers, as indicated in the itinerary 
  • Selection of exploration tools curated to your destination, such as Zodiacs and glass-bottom boats, stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, snorkeling equipment (including wetsuits, masks, and fins), and other state-of-the-art gear
  • Guidance and company of leading expedition staff
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary, both aboard and onshore. Meals are inspired by regional cuisine and locally sourced where possible
  • Hors d’oeuvres inspired by regional cuisine and locally sourced where possible
  • 24-hour access to snacks, premium coffees and teas, non-alcoholic beverages, and filtered water
  • Presentations on your destination by expedition staff and expert guest speakers
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to fill at onboard water refill stations
  • The services of a physician, physician’s assistant, nurse practitioner, or paramedic  where available
  • Morning stretch classes and 24-hour access to exercise equipment where available
  • 24-hour access to lounges, observation decks, library stocked with regionally relevant literature, and other shared spaces 
  • Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic certified photo instructor
Excluded
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Laundry, spa treatments, scuba diving, Wi-Fi and phone services (except when indicated as included)
  • We strongly recommend our guests to take Travel Protection Plan. A Plan with comprehensive coverage to protect you from cancellation fees, costs incurred due to trip delays/interruption, damaged or lost baggage, medical assistance, and evacuation during your travels
  • Airfare (except flights when indicated as included), pre- and post-expedition extensions, additional hotel nights, and private transfers (except when indicated as included)
  • Travel protection plans and passport, visa, and immigration fees 
  • Enhanced and premium Wi-Fi plans, which may enable video chat, web browsing, and streaming (connectivity permitting)

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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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