These are the islands of the gods, and this is a heavenly 8-day small ship adventure cruise through the Aegean Sea and Sea of Crete
Explore the ancient wonders of Greece on this illuminating voyage of discovery. Aboard the state-of-the-art mega yacht Harmony G, take a cruising adventure in style to islands including Mykonos, Crete, Kythira and Hydra. Watch this world of volcanic islands, white house-dotted cliffs, and sparkling blue water float by. From Athens, discover the cosmopolitan lifestyle of Mykonos, experience the stunning natural drama of the caldera of Santorini, and sample local delicacies on Crete. Slip into the waters surrounding the perfect Greek islands of Kythira and Hydra. Navigate the ancient architecture of the fortified town of Monemvassia. Explore lands that host stories of some of the most familiar names in ancient Greek history. For sun on secluded beaches, a glimpse into the past, and an abundance of natural beauty, this best adventure cruise.
- Athens, Greece
- Athens, Greece
- Adventure Cruising
- Physical rating
- Min 7
- Group size
- Min 1, Max 42
Why we love this trip
See the sun set across the famous blue domed, cliffside houses of Santorini
Visit the mythological birthplace of Apollo on the uninhabited island of Delos, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site
Cruise the Greek islands in style, enjoying the comforts of your very own mega yacht the Harmony G – along with just 41 other passengers.
Explore the medieval fortified town of Monemvassia, where stone pathways connect a maze of uniquely preserved Byzantine and Venetian architecture
Is this trip right for you?
This is small ship cruising. Our ships are beautiful and very comfortable, but they do not have all the facilities of large passenger ships. There is no pool (other than the sea), and no entertainment is put on, other than on theme nights. Dress is very casual at all times.
As much as possible, any long periods of cruising will take place at night so that days can be spent exploring. As this is a small ship, most cabins will experience some engine noise. A pair of earplugs may be a good item to bring with you.
Onshore activities and excursions will involve walking. As you will be visiting nature reserves and granitic islands, some of this walking may be over uneven ground in potentially hot conditions. If you have any concerns, please speak to the Cruise Co-ordinator before taking part.
Meals IncludedThere are no meals included on this day.
On to the port of Mykonos, with a swim sop on the way. A free afternoon and evening to enjoy the island's cosmopolitan lifestyle. Overnight in Mykonos.
- Delos Walking Tour - EUR60
Our optional tour will have you disembark by tender and board the cable car to reach the island’s capital Fira for a guided walk through the narrow pedestrian streets. Board the bus for a pleasant drive through the countryside passing the village of Pyrgos to the famous archaeological site of Akrotiri. If Santorini is known as the Greek Pompeii it is because of ancient Akrotiri. Excavations uncovered an ancient town frozen in time by ash from an eruption some 3.600 years ago. Remains of sophisticated buildings with great frescoes and other constructions are evidence of an elaborate lifestyle.
Continue by bus to the northern coast admiring views of land, sea and skies to reach Oia, the most picturesque village of Santorini with its magical views over the Caldera. Our local guide will take you to the most photographed blue domes, to insight spots and will give you hints for your time at leisure. A short drive will bring you back to Fira.
After reboarding, we sail overnight to Crete.
- Santorini 1/2 Day Tour - EUR70
After our detailed visit we will proceed by bus to Heraklion to sample healthy local delicacies and have some free time before returning to Rethymnon.
After reboarding, we will depart for Kythira. Overnight at sea.
- Rethymno 1/2 Day Tour - EUR80
The importance of the city, which Homer calls “rich in gold” begins in 1650 B.C and ceases around 1100 B.C with the fall of the civilization to which it gives name. Visit the remains of the glorious city including the Lion’s Gate, the Palace and the tomb of Agamemnon .
Mycenae in legend was the royal seat of the ill-fated House of Atreus, and from Mycenae Agamemnon, “king of men”, went off as the leader of the Achaean expedition to war against Troy.
. Early afternoon departure for the islands of Hydra. Time at leisure to explore this picturesque port town. Overnight in port.
- Nafplion and Mycenae Tour - EUR57
Meals7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
TransportSmall Cruise Ship
AccommodationSmall Cruise Ship 7 nights
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Your adventure cruise ship
On this itinerary, you'll be travelling aboard the Harmony G.
Your voyage is operated by our partner company, Variety Cruises.
On this itinerary, shore excursions are optional and are paid on board the ship in Euro’s. The price and a description of these excursions are listed in the day to day itinerary.
Adventure Cruising trips have a deposit of A$600 per person (different amounts apply in other currencies) and the balance is due 90 days before departure.
It is not possible to share with a stranger on a Variety Cruises voyage and single travellers must pay the Single Occupancy rate.
Children from the age of 7 can be accommodated on these voyages. Each boat has one cabin category that will accommodate a 3rd person allowing for triple sharing. Any child under the age of 18 must share with an adult.