Jewels of the Cyclades, 7 Night Greek Island Small Ship Cruise

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Jewels of the Cyclades, 7 Night Greek Island Small Ship Cruise

  • duration
    SUGGESTED DURATION:
    8 Days / 7 Nights
  • WHEN TO GO:
    APRIL to OCTOBER
  • PLACES VISITED:
    Athens, Poros, Folegandros, Santorini, Antiparos, Paros, Mykonos, Syros, Kythnos
  • FLEXIBLE ITINERARY
Description

Embark on a captivating cruise through the enchanting Cyclades, where you’ll unveil the genuine charm of whitewashed islands. Explore both well-known treasures and hidden gems steeped in history, surrounded by unparalleled light, crystal-clear waters, and heavenly beaches, adorned with iconic white and blue structures.

Sailing dates in 2024 from Athens, Marina Zea / Fridays
On Board the M/S GALILEO:
Apr: 19*, 26*
May: 03, 10, 17, 24
Jun: 14, 21, 28
Jul: 05, 12, 19, 26
Aug: 02, 16, 30
Sep: 06, 13, 20, 27
Oct: 04, 11, 18*

*VALUE DATES DISCOUNT
-10% ON ALL CRUISE FARES FOR THE STAR-MARKED SAILINGS.
PORT TAXES EXCLUDED FROM THE DISCOUNT.

M/S GALILEO
MOTOR SAILER
The 48 meter M/S Galileo is a classic steel hull motor sailer, with spacious and well-appointed interiors renovated in 2016.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Length: 48 m (157 ft)
Launched:1992 |Rebuilt: 2007 |Renovated:2020
Cabins: 24
Capacity: 49 passengers
Crew: 16-18
The M/S Galileo, built with the most stringent safety regulations, was launched in 1992 and was fully rebuilt in 2007. The latest renovation works of the M/S Galileo took place in summer 2020 and included significant upgrading of the indoor & outdoor public areas.
The elegant Galileo has operated cruises in the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean. The Galileo is always sailing under motors. Sails are occasionally used when weather and route allow
Service on board is provided by your Captain, the Cruise Coordinator and your experienced Marine and Hotel crew members.

THE MOTOR SAILER GALILEO
CABIN SPECIFICATIONS
The Galileo’s 24 outside guest cabins are located on Upper and Lower Decks, all with large portholes. Elegantly decorated, they have either twin or double sized beds and bathrooms with showers en suite. Category B cabins have flexible bedding arrangement. All cabins are comfortably arranged and beautifully furnished with wooden furniture and light fabrics. Cabins have individually controlled A/C, offer storage space, and are fitted with flat-screen TVs, mini fridge, telephone (for internal use), hairdryers, central music, public address system and safe boxes.
LIFE ON BOARD
During the day, life on board centers around the indoor lounge area and dining room, as well as the outdoor areas at the Main, Upper and Sun decks. The Captain will drop anchor at secluded bays and beautiful uninhabited islands where, weather permitting, guests enjoy swimming, snorkeling, kayaking.
MAIN DECK LOUNGE & DINING ROOM
Renovated in 2020, the main deck lounge area with an American bar leads into a warm and elegant dining room finished with wood and carpet flooring, and beautiful soft fabrics. The spacious dining room seats all passengers in a single, unassigned seating and allows for spectacular views around you, while dining in an elegant environment. Food is served at the table or displayed on the state of the art hot & cold buffet which also includes an “a la minute cooking” section.
UPPER DECK OUTDOOR LOUNGE AREA
Guests on Galileo very much enjoy the shaded outdoor area with an outdoor bar where they can relax enjoying the most breathtaking sea views.
SUN DECK
The vessel features a Sun Deck with a sitting area to relax and enjoy unobstructed views and with ample Sun loungers’ space to sunbathe under the Mediterranean sun. In the evening you can watch the sunset, enjoy a drink overlooking the stars. Guests on the Galileo enjoy the shaded outdoor Bar area at the Upper Deck as well as the Sun Deck.

Departure & Return Location

Marina Zeas (Google Map)

Package Includes

  • 7 Nights Accommodation in M/S Galileo
  • Complementary Transfers
  • Entrance fees during guided sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast
  • 24-hour assistance phone number
  • All taxes

Package Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Unique to You

We craft each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can change or transform into something completely bespoke to you.

Itinerary

DAY 1 - FRIDAYATHENS / POROS

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

DAY 2 - SATURDAYPOLIEGOS / 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 less known islands in the Aegean Sea. Walk the amazing Upper city, and have the possibility to taste delicacies at traditional Greek tavernas. Overnight in Folegandros.

DAY 3 - SUNDAYSANTORINI

Early in the morning depart for Santorini. Morning arrival at Santorini (occasionally at anchor) to explore its unique capital Fira. Optional Excursion to Akrotiti 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 - MONDAYANTIPAROS & PAROS

In the morning you will enjoy a swim stop in an enchanting bay of Antiparos. Early noon arrival in Paros. Optional visits to Ekatontapiliani church in Parikia, the folklore museum in Marpissa, and the quaint village of Naoussa. Time to have a fun night and show us your dancing skills during our famous Greek Night. Overnight in Paros.

DAY 5 - TUESDAYMYKONOS & DELOS

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

DAY 6 – WEDNESDAYSYROS

After a morning swim we will arrive in Syros, the capital of the Cycladic islands where you can enjoy one of its beautiful sandy beaches or have 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 our small family taverna. Overnight in Syros.

DAY 7 – THURSDAYKYTHNOS / CAPE SOUNION / ATHENS

In the morning we will arrive in Kythnos where you will enjoy a swim in Kolones bay and will then set sail for Marina Zea where we will arrive in the late afternoon via Cape Sounion, the temple of Poseidon. Captain’s Farewell Dinner. Overnight in Marina Zea.

DAY 8 – FRIDAYATHENS / DEPARTURE

Disembarkation at 08:30 – 9:00 am after breakfast.

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