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Jewels of the Cyclades

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Galileo
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Take an 8-day cruise on the Galileo, which leaves and returns to Athens, to see the Aegean Islands, known for their white-washed villages and ports, bright skies, and crystal seas. During your trip, you can visit popular destinations like Santorini and Mykonos, as well as lesser-known islands such as Paros and Folegandros. The best parts of the cruise are trips to Santorini and Delos, learning about the history of Folegandros, and swimming in peaceful coves where you can jump off the ship and swim.
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  • Dine at one of the traditional Greek tavernas in Folegrandros
  • Enjoy a swim-stop at Poliegos
  • Explore the unique archaeological site of Delos
  • Walk through Syros and view the unique architecture
Activity Level: Relaxed

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Day 1: Athens | Embark | Poros

Embarkation at Marina Zea in Athens, between 2-3 p.m. Enjoy a welcome drink and meet your crew and fellow passengers. Sail for Poros for a short 3-hour visit before setting sail for Poliegos. Overnight at sea.

Day 2: Poliegos | Folegandros

Morning arrival in Poliegos, an uninhabited island known for its amazing beaches and turquoise waters. Morning swim stop followed by a BBQ on deck. Afternoon sailing to Folegandros, one of the most amazing and lesser-known islands in the Aegean Sea. Walk the amazing Upper City and have the possibility to taste delicacies at traditional Greek taverns. Overnight in Folegandros.

Day 3: Santorini

Early in the morning, depart for Santorini. Morning arrival at Santorini (occasionally at anchor) to explore its unique capital Fira. Optional excursion to the Akrotiri excavations and a tour of the villages, including the small, beautiful village of Oia, known for its breathtaking view over the caldera. Overnight in Santorini.

Day 4: Antiparos | Paros

Enjoy a swim stop in an enchanting Antiparos bay in the morning. Early noon arrival in Paros. Optional visits to the Ekatontapiliani church in Parikia, the folklore museum in Marpissa, and the quaint village of Naoussa. It's time to have a fun night and show your dancing skills during the famous Greek Night. Overnight in Paros.

Day 5: Delos | Mykonos

Optional morning tour to the unique archaeological site of Delos, antiquity’s most sacred island. Later on, stop at one of Mykonos beautiful bays for swimming off the ship before sailing into the port of Mykonos. The jet setters' island is yours to explore, and the night is young. Overnight in Mykonos.

Day 6: Syros

After a morning swim, arrive in Syros, the capital of the Cycladic islands, where you can enjoy one of its beautiful sandy beaches or take an optional tour through town and enjoy the unique architecture of the buildings before having the chance for a culinary experience to taste authentic recipes of the Cycladic cuisine at the small family taverna. Overnight in Syros.

Day 7: Kythnos | Cape Sounion | Athens

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
In the morning, arrive in Kythnos. Enjoy a swim in Kolones Bay and set sail for Marina Zea. Arrive in the late afternoon via Cape Sounion, the temple of Poseidon. Captain’s Farewell Dinner and overnight in Marina Zea.

Day 8: Athens | Disembark

Disembarkation at 9am after breakfast.



Public area on the Galileo
Outside deck on the Galileo

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Lower deck, 1 double or 2 lower beds. Portholes, A/C, central music, internal telephone, safe deposit boxes and en suite bathrooms with shower.
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Lower deck, with double or twin bed options. Portholes, A/C, central music, internal telephone, safe deposit boxes and en suite bathrooms with shower.
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Upper deck, 1 double or 2 lower beds. Portholes, A/C, central music, internal telephone, safe deposit boxes and en suite bathrooms with shower.


- 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 in Category A. Children between the ages of 10-16 sharing a cabin with two paying adults receive a 35% discount in Category A.
- Third person reduction in Category A only is 30%.
  • 7 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water free all day
  • Use of fishing and snorkeling equipment (subject to availability)
  • English-Speaking Cruise Escort.
  • Half-board: Buffet breakfast and 1 meal daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a Greek night Evening, fun BBQ, weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.
  • Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning
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  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Port Fees
  • Wifi
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements
  • Beverages other than the ones mentioned in inclusions
  • Crew tips
  • Passenger personal expenses
  • Wi-Fi (available at charge)



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