Enjoy an eight-day yacht cruise around beautiful Greek islands - the Cyclades archipelago - visiting secluded beaches, and mooring at bustling seaports and tranquil, uninhabited islands

Dazzling white villages, golden beaches and clear azure water… the Cyclades form a circle-shaped archipelago of around 220 pristine islands in the Aegean Sea. According to Ancient Greek legend, they were the rocks left over after a fierce battle between mythical giants. In reality, though, they formed as a result of prehistoric earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Nowadays, they offer a glorious mixture of whitewashed villas and pretty fishing villages overlooking sandy beaches, rocky coves and the glittering azure waters of the eastern Mediterranean. Some of the Cyclades - Santorini, Mykonos and Paros - you'll already have heard of, while others will be less familiar.

You'll be cruising in the yacht Galileo, offered a personalised service you just can't get with larger cruise ships, and access to smaller ports and secluded coves and beaches. The yacht features a spacious lounge, dining-room, outdoor bar and ample deck space for sunbathing and cocktails at sunset. You'll dock in a marina overnight, giving you the freedom to take a stroll or enjoy an after-dinner drink.

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Price includes

  • Eight-day yacht cruise.
  • Return flights from London Gatwick to Athens.
  • Private transfers.
  • Free drinks package with meals on board**.
  • Half-board accommodation in a double or twin cabin with en suite shower, WC, and air conditioning, flatscreen TV, mini fridge and safe deposit box.
  • Breakfast and lunch or dinner daily, including a welcome cocktail, a themed evening, BBQ and Captain's dinner.
  • Coffee, tea and drinking water free all day.
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability).
  • English-speaking cruise escort.

Availability

From
Fri, Fri, May 26, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, Oct 20, 2023
Duration
8 days
Price per person
£2,899*

* Please note, from price is per person, based on two sharing and inclusive of flights. Cruise-only price £2499pp. Price based on May 26 2023 departure. Deposit 30%. Single supplement: £1157. Departures available in 2023: April 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 23; July 7, 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11, 18, 25; September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20. Price includes private transfers for flight-inclusive bookings. A two-night pre-cruise stay in Athens can be arranged, please call for details. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. **Price includes exclusive offer of free drinks package (beer and wine, served with meals only). Please note the itinerary can change due to for example local regulations or weather conditions. Travel insurance is not included but required for most of our overseas trips, and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Variety Cruises and TS Travel Ltd (ATOL bonded).

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Athens to Poros
    Athens, Greece

    Embarkation after lunch at Marina Zea in Athens. Enjoy a welcome drink and meet your crew and fellow passengers. Sail to Poros for a short visit before an overnight sailing to Poliegos.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    2
    Poliegos to Folegandros
    Folegandros, Greece

    Morning arrival in Poliegos, an uninhabited island with amazing beaches and turquoise waters. Morning swim, BBQ on deck, and afternoon sailing to Folegandros. Here you can visit the clifftop capital and taste delicacies at traditional Greek taverns. Overnight in Folegandros.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Santorini
    Santorini , Greece

    Early morning departure for Santorini where you'll explore its capital Fira. Optional excursion to Akrotiri excavations and a tour of the village of Oia with views over the volcanic caldera. Overnight in Santorini.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Antiparos to Paros
    Paros, Greece

    Morning swim stop in an enchanting bay on Antiparos. Early afternoon arrival in Paros with a visit to Parikia and the quaint village of Naousa. In the evening there's dancing and drinking on board, part of the Greek night party. Overnight in Paros.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Delos to Mykonos
    Mykonos, Greece

    Optional morning tour to the sacred archaeological site of Delos. Later there's swimming at one of Mykonos's beautiful bays before sailing into the port of Mykonos. The island is yours to explore, and the night is young. Overnight in Mykonos.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  6. Day
    6
    Syros
    Syros (Syra), Greece

    After a morning swim you arrive in Ermoupoli, the capital of Syros and the Cyclades. Swim at a beautiful sandy beach or walk-through town and enjoy the amazing architecture. Overnight in Syros.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  7. Day
    7
    Kythnos to Cape Sounion to Athens
    Kythnos, Greece

    In the morning you sail to Kythnos and enjoy a swim at Kolona beach before setting sail for Marina Zea via Cape Sounion, the temple of Poseidon. Captain's farewell dinner and overnight stay in Marina Zea.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  8. Day
    8
    Athens
    Athens, Greece

    Disembark today after breakfast.

    Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

MS Galileo

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Cruise ship

One of 49 guests on board MS Galileo, your captain and hand-picked crew will ensure you receive outstanding service, heartfelt hospitality and personal touches

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. All the 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 TV, mini fridge, telephone (for internal use), hairdryer, central music, public address system and safe boxes.

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 in beautiful uninhabited islands where weather permitting guests can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, kayaking.

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.

Guests on Galileo very much enjoy the shaded outdoor area with an outdoor bar where they can relax enjoying the most breathtaking sea views.

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.

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Availability

From
Fri, Fri, May 26, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, Oct 20, 2023
Duration
8 days
Price per person
£2,899*

* Please note, from price is per person, based on two sharing and inclusive of flights. Cruise-only price £2499pp. Price based on May 26 2023 departure. Deposit 30%. Single supplement: £1157. Departures available in 2023: April 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 23; July 7, 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11, 18, 25; September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20. Price includes private transfers for flight-inclusive bookings. A two-night pre-cruise stay in Athens can be arranged, please call for details. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. **Price includes exclusive offer of free drinks package (beer and wine, served with meals only). Please note the itinerary can change due to for example local regulations or weather conditions. Travel insurance is not included but required for most of our overseas trips, and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Variety Cruises and TS Travel Ltd (ATOL bonded).

Call now to book 02039934304
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