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Cruise the Greek Islands

Cruising the Greek Islands

A unique way to explore the Greek Islands is by cruise. Cruising the islands is an unforgettable experience that you'll never want to end. The journey may lead you to the most popular islands, or to faraway islands where you'll travel back in time. Here's a perfect itinerary.

Spend the entire day on the romantic island of Corfu, resplendent with charming pastel town houses and pristine white beaches. An organized tour takes you on a drive to Kanoni, where you will make a photo stop to view tiny Mouse Island and the Vlacherna Monastery. Following the coastline through Garitsa Bay, you will reach the UNESCO Site of the Old Town. See the fabled Esplanade, one of Europe’s largest public squares, and the Liston Promenade, once exclusively reserved for the local aristocracy. Also learn about the island's handcrafting of ceramics and olive wood carving and enjoy a brief Old Town walking tour.

Gliding towards a full day in Santorini, prepare for its spectacular caldera and looming cliffs. Once anchored, embark a local boat for the island’s main port of Athinios. On your included excursion, drive with a local guide to the top of Mt. Profitis, where you can take in spectacular views of the island, the Aegean Sea and the summit’s monastery. En route to clifftop Oia, take in the beauty and charm of the countryside and traditional villages. Then enjoy free time in the capital of Thíra. Alternatively, visit the hot thermal springs of Palea Kameni island and enjoy the most remarkable swim of your life. Or, choose to visit a Greek vineyard for a tour and tasting.

Taking your cruise of the Greek Islands promises to offer freedom, carefree luxury, and the opportunity to see more than one destination. You're not just limited to the Greek archipelago, either. You may head to the mainland to see the most famous monuments and landmarks. It's the ideal way to enjoy and see each island to get an in-depth view of Greece's island lifestyle.

You will have the opportunity to journey into ancient Athens via a panoramic drive, passing the promenade at Mikrolimano as you enter the city’s heart. There, you will see the Hellenic Parliament, Constitution Square, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Temple of Zeus and the iconic Acropolis. Explore the bustling Plaka District at the base of the Acropolis. Or as an option, explore the interior of this UNESCO Site; climb 80 steps to the entrance and glimpse an unforgettable view of the Parthenon at its peak.

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