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A cruise that goes on and off the beaten track, with an itinerary that combines famous tourist spots with places you’ve probably never heard of. It’s a great introduction to Greek island-hopping.
Calling at: Athens – Poros – Poliegos – Folegandros – Santorini – Antiparos – Paros – Delos – Mykonos – Syros – Kythnos – Cape Sounion – Athens
Your vessel: The Motor Sailor Galileo – a beautiful blue three-master that sails under canvas whenever conditions allowed. With only 26 cabins she’s small enough to get you up close and personal with even the smallest waterfront tavernas. With no more than 52 guests, who all sit down to eat together, it’s a great way to make new friends. There is no swimming pool – when it’s time to cool off the Captain heaves-to in a secluded bay and we swim in the Aegean.
- Authentic Greek islands you’ve probably never heard of
- The famous volcanic island of Santorini
- Learning to dance the Greek way
- Delos – birthplace of Apollo
- The unchanged authenticity of Syros
- Mykonos – party central!
- The Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion
Day 1: Athens – Poros – Poliegos
Embark Marina Zeas in Athens for welcome drinks whilst we cruise to tiny Poros where we stop to explore for an hour or three. Dinner back on board and overnight sailing to Poliegos.
Day 2: Poliegos – Folegandros
This morning Poliegos, this afternoon Folegandros – we’re starting with authentic undiscovered Greece! Time at leisure to explore and the chance to dine in a traditional taverna this evening.
Day 3: Folegandros – Santorini
Santorini – a remarkable island set around a volcanic caldera. The visit to the ruins of Akrotiri (the Greek Pompeii) is fascinating. Famous sunset views from Oia – bring your camera.
Day 4: Santorini – Antiparos – Paros
A morning swim off Antiparos then on to Paros. Time to explore and have a cocktail or two to loosen you up for our Greek Dancing fest – tonight you become your own Greek legend!
Day 5: Paros – Delos – Mykonos
We can’t possibly not stop at Delos – birthplace of Apollo and important religious centre. So it’s a morning of culture before we hit ‘party central’ – Mykonos, much loved by the chic and cheerful.
Day 6: Mykonos – Syros
After the hubbub of Mykonos, Syros is a completely different kettle of octopus, much lauded by travel writers as ‘a real Greek island’ and ‘a place of living history’. It’s lovely.
Day 7: Syros -Kythnos – Athens
We’ve left the most authentic island until last –Kythnos and the scenic main town of Hora. Tonight it’s back to Athens for our farewell dinner, via the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion.
Day 8: Athens
Breakfast then transfer to airport or Athens hotel if you’re taking one of our land excursions.
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Your Vessel:M/S Galileo
The M/S Galileo
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
Home at Sea
- Single seating dining Indoor & Outdoor Lounge – Bar
- Indoor Restaurant
- Audiovisual in Lounge
- Mini library
- Beach Towels
- Snorkeling equipment
- Board Games
- Large portholes: upper deck cabins
- Portholes: lower deck cabins
- Triple Occupancy cabins: Category A
- Flat-Screen TV
- Mini Safe
- Mini Fridge
- Individually controlled A/C
- En suite bathroom with shower
- Telephone for internal use
- Central music
1 Double or 2 Lower Beds
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.
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.