Jewels of the Cyclades - 2021 & 2022

Jewels of the Cyclades

from £1,839 per person 

Meals: Half Board | Ship:  M/S Galileo/M/S Panorama | Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days

The Jewels of the Cyclades small ship cruise is a voyage unravelling the authentic, whitewashed islands of the Cyclades. Discover much-loved or unknown gems with rich history, incomparable light, translucent water, heavenly beaches, white & blue buildings. 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.  Their colours are blue and white like the Greek flag. The islands come in all sizes and, though the ingredients are the same – incomparable light, translucent water, heavenly beaches, lustrous white buildings and bare rock, each one has its own distinct character...


Day 1: Athens - Poros

Transfer from airport to Athens and embarkation at Marina Zea in Athens, between 2-3 pm. Enjoy a welcome drink and meet your crew and fellow passengers. Sail for Poros for a short 3 hours visit, before set sail to Poliegos. Overnight at sea.

Day 2: Poliegos - Folegandros

Morning arrival in Poliegos, a very small island known for its amazing beaches. 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 dine at one of the 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 Akrotiti excavations and a tour of the villages including the small beautiful village of Oia know for its breathtaking view over the caldera. Overnight in Santorini..

Day 4: Antiparos - Paros

In the morning you will enjoy a swim stop in an enchanting bay of Antiparos . Early noon arrival in Paros. Visit Parikia and the quaint village of Naoussa. Time to have a fun night and show us your dancing skills during our 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 on, we 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 we will arrive in Syros, the capital of the Cycladic islands where you can enjoy one of its beautiful sandy beaches or walk through town and enjoy the unique architecture of the buildings. Overnight in Syros.

Day 7: Kythnos - Cape Sounion - Ahtens

In the morning we will arrive in Kythnos where you will enjoy a swim in Kolones bay and will then set sail for Marina Zea where we will arrive in the late afternoon via Cape Sounion, the temple of Poseidon. Captain’s Farewell Dinner and overnight in Marina Zea..

Day 8: Athens

Disembarkation at 8-9 am after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your return journey.

Included in this cruise:

 
  • 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 free all day.
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability).
  • English-Speaking Cruise Escort. 
  • Complimentary private transfer (not applicable for special offer prices)
  • Flights are not included but we can book a package holiday and book any flights from any airport.

Food & Drink

Cruise is based on Half-board basis and include Buffet breakfast and one meal daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a Greek night Evening, fun BBQ, weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner. Also include complimentary Regular (filter) coffee, tea and  drinking water free all day.

Highlights of the cruise

Folegandros island

A hidden gem that proves that small is beautiful, and will sweep you off your feet with its beauty, charm and relaxing rhythm. A few years ago, Folegandros was a well-kept secret, known to a discerning few. Now, more and more people are discovering this tiny, remote island with its rugged beauty and easy pace.


Deck BBQ & Swim-stop in Polyaigos island

A paradise on earth awaits. Polyaigos is the biggest uninhabited island in the Mediterranean and a veritable ecological haven. It provides shelter to rare species of flora and fauna while its gorgeous beaches and its exotic bays attract yacht owners from all over the world.

Departure Dates 2021

Apr: 23, 30
May: 7, 14, 21, 28
Jun: 4, 11, 18, 25
Jul: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Aug: 6, 13, 20, 27
Sep: 3, 10, 17, 24
Oct: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Departure Dates 2022

Apr: 22, 29
May: 6, 13, 20, 27
Jun: 3, 10, 17, 24
Jul: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Aug: 5, 12, 19, 26
Sep: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Oct: 7, 14, 21, 28

Book 2022 Cruises for 2021 prices, plus  Early Booking Discount, Loyalty Discount

Call on 0330 390 0999

Cruise Name Category C Category B Category A Category A
Jewels of the CycladesLower Deck Cabin (both yachts), Twin or double bedsLower Deck Cabin (both yachts), Twin or double bedsM/S Galileo Upper Deck, Twin or double bedsM/S Panorama Main and Upper Deck, Twin or double beds
£1,839£2,129£2,739£2,739

Note: Single person add 60% of above prices, 3rd person reduction 30% and apply only category A for MS Galileo & category B for MS Panorama

Price Includes:

  • 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 free all day.
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability).
  • English-Speaking Cruise Escort. 
  • Complimentary private transfer (not applicable for special offer prices)

Prices do not include: 

  • Port Charges/Tax extra: £264 per person
  • Flights
  • Beverages (except those mentioned above)
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements
  • Passenger personal expenses
  • Wi-Fi (available at charge)
  • Crew tips

Flights info: 

Flights are not included in prices, but we can book any flights from any airport with a small charge and will be included part of package holidays. We will issue ATOL certificate and you will be protected 100% financially for any airline or company failures.

Early booking discounts & loyalty discounts

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