The idyllic turquoise waters of Greece are calling you - answer them with a luxury small ship cruise of the Greek Isles! Most of our luxury cruises depart from Athens or at least stop there along the way. From the historic cities of legend, where empires were ruled and the ruins tell their stories to the tranquil villages clinging to cliffs and relaxing beaches, our hand-selected yachts and small ships cruising Greece will melt your troubles away as you enjoy luxury, comfort, and top-notch attention. Contact us when you're ready to start planning your luxury cruise to Greece.
Adventure Life's Favorite Greek Islands & Destinations Mythology, art, architecture, and beautiful seaside landscapes are highlights of this enchanting Mediterranean country. As you cruise through the tranquil blue waters, you will swim at some of Europe's best beaches and visit extraordinary citadels, monuments, and metropolitan ruins of the Ancient Greek civilization. Here's the highlight list of Adventure Life's favorite Greek destinations:
Favorite Greek Islands
Santorini: An island formed from the remaining edge of a volcanic crater, the spectacular beaches, views, and sunsets of Santorini make it the quintessential Greek Island.
Mykonos: A picturesque Cycladic island and famed beach party town with seaside restaurants, a maze of narrow streets, and whitewashed houses & churches overlooked by a row of 16th-century windmills,
Delos: is the mythological birthplace of Apollo & Artemis (the Twin Gods), this city is home to fascinating archaeological ruins.
Corfu: is the greenest of the Greek Isles and often visited during international cruises to Italy and the Balkans.
Tenos: Come see Greece's holiest shrine – Panagia Evangelistria – among terraced hillsides & marble quarries.
Rhodes: Breathtaking archaeological ruins, palaces, and beach resorts of great historic importance.
Athens: As one of the most important cities in Ancient Greece, it's home to some of the most interesting archaeological sites in the Western world.
Nafplion: Spend a day in the charming port town that was allegedly founded by Poseidon's son millennia ago and is now home to quaint shops, cafes, and museums.
Cruise Greece & Beyond
Several cruises will take you between Italy, the Balkans, and even Turkey:
Italy, Greek Isles, Turkey & Athens - Depart from Rome, explore Crete, Santorini & the Cyclades, the seaside resort of Kusadasi on the western coast of Turkey and finish in Athens on Le Lyrial luxury cruise liner.
Flights to Greece and the Greek Islands
Athens is the starting and finishing point of most cruises of Greece and the home of the country's largest airport. Passengers flying from North America will likely have connections through Paris, Frankfurt, London, or Amsterdam, though there are several direct flights from New York.
Athens is also the hub for flying to the 25 Greek islands that have domestic airports. These airports are served by Olympia Airlines and Aegean Airlines.
Eight Greek Islands have international airports that are served European airlines such as British Airways, Air France, and EasyJet during the summertime.
We encourage you to enjoy a cruise of the Greek isles and save time afterward to fly to one of the islands that you weren't able to visit on your cruise, or maybe return to your favorite spot!