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The famous windmills of Mykonos

Sparkling Cyclades

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Gemaya
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Experience the Greek Sparkling Cyclades on this 8-day voyage on the Gemaya, a group of enchanting islands with pristine beaches and a rich cultural history. From Lavrion, your adventure begins with a visit to Milos and Sarakiniko Bay, known for their milky blue waters that swell into the sea caves. Find yourself drawn to the idyllic island of Sifnos, known for its white-washed architecture, famous hiking trails, and sizzling food scene. Stop in Despotiko and enjoy its natural beauty and its cosmopolitan vibe. Discover Paros' charming fishing villages, and enjoy the beautiful beaches and boutiques. Delos, the mythical birthplace of God Apollo, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Syros, known as the Lady of the Aegean. Finally, your voyage ends in Yiaros and Kea, a marine-protected island in the Northern Cyclades.
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Highlights
  • Experience the milky blue waters of Milos and Sarakiniko Bay
  • Explore the island of Sifnos, known for its architecture, trails and food
  • Enjoy swimming in the pristine azure waters of Despotiko and Paros
  • Visit the UNESCO world heritage site in Delos
  • Take a romantic walk around the charming island of Syros
  • Discover Yiaros and Kea, a marine-protected island in the Northern Cyclades
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Day 1: Embark in Lavrion Port | Kythnos

Embarkation at Lavrion port is between 14:00 and 15:00. Enjoy a refreshing welcome drink during your smooth check-in. Set sail for the beautiful island of Kythnos, also known as Thermia, due to the famous thermal baths located in Loutra. Enjoy dinner onboard and overnight at Kythnos.

Day 2: Milos

In the morning, you arrive in the northern part of Milos and Sarakiniko Bay, famous for its milky blue waters that swash into the sea caves. Lunch is served onboard today. In the afternoon, enjoy exploring the volcanic island of Milos, consistently voted the best island in the world. Milos has everything to offer, whether you prefer a romantic drink and dinner or an exciting nightlife scene. The ship will spend the night in port at Milos.

Day 3: Sifnos

Enjoy a morning swim stop before arriving on the dreamy island of Sifnos, with its traditional, white-washed architecture, famous hiking trails, and a sizzling food scene. Lunch is served on board. After lunch, hike one of the many “Sifnos trails” or choose an optional excursion to the medieval ancient castle and the most photographed spot of Sifnos, the church of the Seven Martyrs. Explore Apollonia, the picturesque capital, named after the god of light, Apollo. You will stay overnight at port tonight, allowing for independent exploration this evening and enjoyment of the local cuisine. 

Day 4: Despotiko | Paros

Early in the morning, set sail to the astonishing islet of Despotiko, which lies next to Antiparos, for an unforgettable swim stop. Enjoy your lunch on board. In the afternoon, you will arrive at Paros, an island famous for its natural beauty and cosmopolitan vibe. There are many things to discover in Paros, like exploring the charming fishing villages and quaint towns, enjoying the beautiful beaches, or shopping at the fancy boutiques. Once night falls, it is time to take advantage of the vibrant nightlife on the island. Spend the night at the port.
 

Day 5: Delos | Mykonos

You will arrive on the island of Delos in the morning, the mythical birthplace of God Apollo and a UNESCO World Heritage Site of unique energy. Mid-day sailing to the magnificent islet of Rhinia, walk on the golden deserted sandy beach, and swim in the turquoise waters before heading to the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos. After having lunch on board, spend the afternoon exploring the island at your leisure. Enjoy a sunset drink at Little Venice, photograph the iconic windmills, or simply explore the swirling pathways of the white-washed Chora with its many elegant boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and clubs. Overnight at port tonight.
 

Day 6: Syros

Set sail to Syros, the “Lady of the Aegean," a small but prosperous Cycladic island famous for its excellent restaurants, rebetika music, and delicious sweets such as loukoumi. There is plenty to explore and experience in Syros, including historical and cultural activities, hikes for the adventurous, a walk to the neoclassical capital, or a romantic horseback ride at the beautiful beaches. You may join an optional excursion to discover some of the best elements that Syros Island has to offer. Lunch is on board. Explore the nightlife on the island and eat dinner at one of the many excellent restaurants in the evening. Overnight at port.

Day 7: Yiaros | Kea

Set sail to Tzia this morning and enjoy a morning swim stop at the protected area of Yiaros. Yiaros has been a marine wildlife sanctuary since 2015 and a Marine Protected Area since 2019, providing a reference point for nature conservation in the Northern Cyclades. The WWF has been working systematically over the last 6 years to protect and promote this unique ecosystem, which supports 10% of the world’s Mediterranean seal population. Early afternoon arrival to Kea, otherwise known as Tzia. Take a walk on Kea and discover the island's treasures, including ancient sights, water fountains, and picturesque little churches. As the sun sets, it’s time for our farewell cocktail & dinner. Late at night, set sail for your return to Athens.

Day 8: Lavrion Port | Disembark

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Disembarkation at Lavrion port after breakfast, before 10:00.

Ship/Hotel

Gemaya

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Aura Owner's Suite
A double bed with a built-in sofa that can accommodate 1-3 guests. Room Size: 27 sqm
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Alma Master Suite
A double bed that can accommodate 1-2 guests. Room Size: 20 sqm
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Bliss Junior Suite
A double bed with a built-in sofa that can accommodate 1-3 guests. Room Size: 17 sqm
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Pure Executive Cabin A
Twin beds that can accommodate 1-2 guests. Room Size: 16 sqm
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Luna Executive Cabin B
A double bed that can accommodate 1-2 guests. Room Size: 14 sqm
Included
  • 7 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 2 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
  • Room service offered without surcharge
  • Occasional themed seminars by visiting masters
  • Buffet breakfast, half-board, open bar, port taxes, airport or hotel transfers
  • Use of water toys, sea bob, sea scooter, SuP, kayak, fishing equipment, sanitized snorkeling equipment, and water sports equipment
  • Wi-fi access
  • Two complimentary 12-minute waterski or wakeboard sessions per cabin
  • Accommodation with private bath, individually controlled A/C, snuggly all-season duvet, pillow menu, flat screen TV, minibar, personal safe, wi-fi access, hair dryer, telephone for internal use, lavish bath products, bathrobes & slippers, beach towels & beach bags
Excluded
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Medical services
  • Optional shore excursions or additional land arrangements
  • Water skiing & scuba diving
  • Laundry and dry-cleaning services
  • Crew gratuities at passenger discretion
  • Gift shop purchases
  • Massage treatments

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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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