8 Days / 7 Nights
The mere thought of the Cyclades islands calls to mind sandy beaches, indigo waters, and whitewashed seaside village of houses. There’s a reason why these islands, scattered throughout the Aegean Sea, have enchanted travelers for centuries. Cruise the Cyclades, stopping to explore the islands of Santorini and Mykonos, along with little-known beaches, coves, and bays.
Explore the Greek island of Poros
|Swim in Poliegos’ waters and enjoy a BBQ lunch
Discover Folegandros by foot
|3||Santorini||Optional excursion to the Akrotiti excavations
Take in the view of the caldera from Oia
|Mid-morning swim in the bay near Antiparos
Explore the villages of Parikia and Naossa
|Visit the archaeological site at Delos
Swim in one of Mykonos’ striking bays
|6||Syros||Free time to explore Syros’ beaches or town|
|Enjoy a relaxing morning in Kolones Bay
Visit the ruins of an ancient Poseidon temple
ATHENS / POROS
Join the ship in the mid-afternoon, settle into your cabin, and enjoy a welcome drink as you meet the crew along with your fellow passengers. The ship sets sail for Poros, a small pair of islands southwest of Athens, in the Saronic Gulf. Here, you’ll have a few hours to explore before the ship leaves for Poliegos, with the night spent at sea.
POLIEGOS / FOLEGANDROS
In the morning, arrive in Poliegos, a small island that is renowned for its stunning beaches and azure waters. Spend the morning enjoying the idyllic Aegaen Sea—swim or simply relax in the sun. A barbeque lunch will be served on deck.
In the afternoon, the ship sails for Folegandros, a breathtakingly beautiful but lesser-known island in the Aegean Sea. Disembark here to explore the village on foot, and take in the incredible view. In the evening, experience local cuisine by dining at one of the traditional Greek tavernas.
This morning you arrive at one of the Cyclades most well-known islands: Santorini. Here, whitewashed houses sit perched on rocky cliff sides, with the deep blue Aegean Sea extending out to the horizon. Today, embark on an optional excursion to the Akrotiti excavations and tour some of Santorini’s postcard-perfect villages, including the small but stunning village of Oia, which boasts a breathtaking view of Santorini’s caldera. The ship moors overnight here.
ANTIPAROS / PAROS
En route to Paros, you’ll stop mid-morning for a swim in the enchanting bay of Antiparos. Upon arriving in Paros around noon, leave the ship to visit Parikia, along with the quaint village of Naossa. Tonight, take the opportunity to show off your dancing skills during our famous Greek Night. The ship moors overnight in Paros.
DELOS / MYKONOS
After arriving in Delos, you have the option to disembark for a tour of the unique archaeological site of Delos. One of the most sacred islands of antiquity, Delos is believed to be the birthplace of Apollo. Later on in the day, the ship will stop at one of Mykonos’ beautiful bays, where swimming is in order before sailing onward to the port of Mykonos. This famous island, which attracts a jet-set crowd, is yours to explore while the night is young. The ship spends the night moored here.
After a relaxing morning swim, arrive in Syros, the capital of the Cyclades. The rest of the day is yours to revel in the beauty of Syros’ sandy beaches or explore the village, including its unique architecture. Mooring overnight in Syros.
KYTHNOS / CAPE SOUNION
In the morning, arrive in Kythnos, where you will enjoy a swim in tranquil and picturesque Kolones Bay. Next, the ship sets sail for Athens, arriving in the late afternoon after a stop at Cape Sounion, which is home to the ruins of an ancient Greek Poseidon temple. Celebrate this exceptional journey on board tonight at the Captain’s farewell dinner. Mooring overnight in the Bay of Zea in Athens.
ATHENS / DISEMBARKATION
Your journey ends here. Take your memories of the Cyclades with you as you disembark and make your way to your next destination.
Dates & Prices
|Start/End||Nights||Sailing Schedule||Starting From|
|Athens / Athens||8||April – October 2019 April - October 2020||$2,945|
|Athens / Athens||8||April – October 2019 April - October 2020||$3,340|
* Price per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy. Port charge of $420 is excluded. Due to the dynamic nature of availability and pricing, please click here to contact us directly for sailing schedule and full pricing.
Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning.
Buffet breakfast and two meals daily
Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day.
Fishing and snorkelling equipment
English-Speaking Cruise Escort.
The 48 meter “Galileo” is a classic steel Motor Sailer, with spacious and well appointed interiors renovated in 2016. At the main deck, a lounge area with an American bar leads into a warm and elegant dining room finished with wood and leather. Guests on the Galileo enjoy the most a shaded outdoor deck area with an outdoor bar and the ship’s sun deck. The M/S Galileo, built with the most stringent safety regulations, was launched in 1992 and rebuilt in 2007.