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Jewels of the Cyclades Cruise

Jewels of the Cyclades Cruise

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$3,775.00
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$3,775.00

IMPORTANT NOTE
Port Taxes of approximately EUR325 per person are additional to the cruise prices above

2025 EARLY BOOKING SPECIAL OFFER
5% Early Booking Discount on April, July, August and October 2025 departures
Valid for bookings made by 31 January, 2025
special conditions apply
Jewels of the Cyclades Cruise on the M/S Galileo, M/Y Harmony G, M/S Panorama
Friday Departures

7 Nights/8 Days from Athens to Athens

2024 Departure Dates on M/S Galileo
August: 16 | September: 06, 13, 20, 27 | October: 04, 11, 18*

*Value Dates Discount - 10% disc on all cruise fares for the * marked sailings

2024 Departure Dates on M/Y Harmony G

August: 02, 23

2024 Departure Dates on M/S Panorama
August: 09, 30 | October: 04
 
2025 Departure Dates on M/S Galileo
April: 25 | May: 02, 09, 16, 30 | June: 06, 13, 20, 27 | July: 04, 11, 18, 25 |
August: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 | September: 05, 12, 19, 26 | October: 03, 10, 17
 
2026 Departure Dates on M/S Galileo
April: 24* | May: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 | June: 05, 12, 19, 26 | July: 03, 10, 17, 24, 31 |
August: 07*, 14*, 21* , 28 | September: 04, 11, 18, 25 | October: 02, 09, 16
 
 
 

Introduction
A cruise voyage unravelling the authentic whitewashed islands of the Cyclades.
Discover much-loved or lesser-known gems - all with rich history incomparable light and translucent water.

Cyclades: Dazzling white villages, golden beaches and clear azure water are just the start of what these islands have to offer. Ancient Greek geographers gave this unique cluster of islands the name Cyclades because they saw that they formed a circle ('kyklos" in Greek) of sorts around the sacred island of Delos. According to myth, the islands were the debris that remained after a battle between giants. In reality, they resulted from colossal geological events like earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Highlights include: Santorini - Mykonos - Folegandros - Poliegos - Delos - Paros - Syros - Kythnos – Poros

 

Day 1: Athens – Poros

Embarkation at Marina Zea in Athens between 2-3 pm. Have a welcome drink while you meet your crew and fellow passengers. Sail for Poros for a short 3 hour visit before setting sail to Poliegos.
Overnight at sea.

Day 2: Poliegos – Folegandros

Morning arrival in Poliegos a very small 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: Santorini 

Early in the morning depart for Santorini. Morning arrival at Santorini (occasionally at anchor) to explore its unique capital Fira. Optional Excursion to Akrotiri 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: Antiparos – Paros 

In the morning take 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 off your dancing skills during the famous Greek Night. Overnight in Paros.

Day 5: Delos – Mykonos

Optional morning tour to the unique archaeological site of Delos antiquity’s most sacred island. Later you will 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: Syros

After a morning swim you will arrive in Syros the capital of the Cycladic islands where you can relax on one of its beautiful sandy beaches, or you can take part in an optional tour and explore the town and its unique architecture before having the chance for a culinary experience to taste authentic recipes of the Cycladic cuisine at a small family taverna. Overnight in Syros.

Day 7: Kythnos – Cape Sounion – Athens 

In the morning you will arrive in Kythnos where you can take a swim in Kolones bay before setting sail for Marina Zea, arriving in the late afternoon via Cape Sounion, the temple of Poseidon. Captain’s Farewell Dinner and overnight in Marina Zea.

Day 8: Athens

Disembarkation between 8.30am-9am after breakfast.

TOUR INCLUSIONS:

  • Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning
  • Half-board: Buffet breakfast and one meal daily including a Welcome Cocktail, a Greek Night Evening, fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water available all day
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability)
  • English-Speaking Cruise Escort

TOUR EXCLUSIONS:

  • International air fares
  • Beverages (except those mentioned above)
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements (additional cost).  Shore excursions are proposed and arranged on board by the tour leaders
  • Crew tips (approx. EUR13-15 per person per day for distribution among all crew members)
  • Wi-Fi (available at a charge)
  • Personal expenses
  • Port Taxes and fuel surcharges
  • Porterage
  • Departure taxes
  • Hotel charges for minibar or any extra charges
  • Visas (unless specified)
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above

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 2020.

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.

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.

Category C Lower Deck

1 Double or 2 Lower Beds

The Category C cabins are located on the Lower Deck and have portholes. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with flat-screen TVs, mini fridge, central music, internal telephone, safe deposit boxes, hair dryer & en suite bathroom with shower.

Category B Lower Deck

Flexible Bedding Configuration

The Category B cabins are located on the Lower Deck and have portholes. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with flat-screen TV, mini fridge, central music, internal telephone, safe deposit boxes, hair dryer & en suite bathroom with shower.

Category A Upper Deck

1 Double or 2 Lower Beds

The Category A cabins are located on the Upper Deck and have large Portholes. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with flat-screen TV, mini fridge, central music, internal telephone, safe deposit boxes, hair dryer & en suite bathroom with shower.

Service on board is provided by your Captain, the Cruise Coordinator and your experienced Marine and Hotel crew members. Service will be attentive or unobtrusive according to your requirements and priority is always given to the safety and comfort of passengers. Organised excursions are available for most ports of call and can be pre-booked or reserved 24 hours in advance.

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 can 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 a “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.

Trip prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however all offers are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking. All featured tour itineraries and offers maybe subject to change due to seasonal variations without notice, or due to local conditions or other conditions. Please confirm all details at time of booking. Travel insurance is mandatory for all Innovative Travel bookings. All passports must be valid for 6 months prior to your return to your home country. Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. Special VIP meet and assist offers are valid for New Zealand passport holders, for other nationalities please check at the time of booking. For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Booking Conditions page.