The Jewels of the Cyclades showcases the Aegean Islands known for their white-washed villages and ports, bright skies, and crystal sea. Visit well-known places on this 8-day cruise on the Galileo, such as Santorini and Mykonos and off-the-beaten-track islands such as Paros and Folegandros. The highlights of this program are the excursions in Santorini and Delos, nighlife in Mykonos, the old Greece atmosphere in Folegandros and your swimstops in some secluded bays where you can swim from the boat.
Day 1 : Marina Zea | Embark | Poros Day 2 : Poliegos | Folegandros Day 3 : Santorini Day 4 : Antiparos | Paros Day 5 : Delos | Mykonos Day 6 : Syros Day 7 : Kythnos | Marina Zea Day 8 : Marina Zea | Disembark
Dine at one of the traditional Greek tavernas in Folegrandros
Tour a local winery in Santorini
Explore the unique archaeological site of Delos
Walk through Syros and view the unique architecture
Arrive in the port of Marina Zea in time for embarkation between 2-3 pm. Enjoy a welcome drink and meet your crew and fellow passengers. Sail for Poros for a short 3-hour visit before setting sail to Kimolos. Overnight at sea.
*Please note all shore excursions listed in this itinerary are an additional cost to allow flexibility to explore on your own.*
In the morning arrive in Poliegos or Kimolos, two very small islands known for their amazing beaches. Enjoy a morning swim stop followed by a BBQ on deck. In the afternoon sail to Folegandros, one of the most amazing and less-known islands in the Aegean Sea. Walk the amazing Upper city and dine at one of the traditional Greek tavernas. Overnight in Folegandros.
Arrive in the morning at Santorini (occasionally at anchor) to explore its unique capital Fira. Join an optional excursion to a typical winery and a tour of the villages including the small beautiful village of Oia known for its breathtaking view over the caldera. Overnight in Santorini.
In the morning enjoy a swim stop in an enchanting bay of Antiparos. At early noon arrive in Paros. Visit Parikia and the quaint village of Naoussa. Enjoy time to have a fun night and show your fellow travelers your dancing skills during the famous Greek Night on board. Overnight in Paros.
An optional morning tour is offered to the unique archaeological site of Delos, antiquity’s most sacred island. Later on stop at one of Mykonos's beautiful bays for swimming off the ship before sailing into Tourlos port in Mykonos. The island of the jet setters is yours to explore and the night is young. Overnight in Mykonos.
After a morning swim arrive in Syros, the capital of the Cycladic islands, where you can enjoy one of its beautiful sandy beaches or walk through town and enjoy the unique architecture of the buildings. Overnight in Syros.
In the morning arrive in Kythnos where you can enjoy a swim in Kolones Bay and then set sail for Marina Zea where you arrive in the late afternoon via Cape Sounion, the temple of Poseidon. Overnight in Marina Zea.
Day 8 Marina Zea | Disembark
Disembark the Galileo after breakfast and say good bye to your fellow travelers.
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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, 2 lower beds. 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. Windows, 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.
- Child Discount:
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.
2017 Single supplement is 50% for category B & C cabins and 75% for category A cabins.
2018 Single supplement is 60% for category B & C cabins and 75% for category A cabins.
2017 & 2018 Third person reduction in Category A only is 30%.
Cruise Fare Includes:
- Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning
- Half-board: breakfast on a daily basis and one main meal per day. Main meal can be lunch or dinner according to the daily program. Includes a Welcome Cocktail, a Greek Night, fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.
- Regular coffee, tea and drinking water free all day
- Use of fishing and snorkeling equipment (subject to availability)
- Multilingual Cruise Escort
- Beverages (except those mentioned above)
- Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements
- Crew tips
- Passenger personal expenses
- Wi-Fi (available at a charge)
- Port charges
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.