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Sailing the Greek Isles
Explore the Cyclades on a 9 day-luxury cruise aboard the Sea Cloud: Lindblad, an exclusive charter of the historic windjammer Sea Cloud. These are the Greek islands of the imagination, where colorful fishing boats are reflected in azure waters and whitewashed villages cascade down scrabbled slopes. And there's no better way to explore them than aboard an authentic tall ship with the know ledgeable guides marked by this Lindblad Expeditions charter.

The Cyclades are the essence of the Greek Isles. They surround the sacred sanctuary of Delos, one of the most important archaeological sites in the western world. Many of the Cyclades remain virtually unknown to all but the Greeks and the discerning traveler. Your expedition in the Cyclades is an organized mosaic of highlighted island jewels, profound historic substance, overlooked day-by-day living, the sensual delight of Mediterranean flavor, flora, color, sea and sails hoisted above the legendary Sea Cloud: Lindblad. This windjammer will inspire you. Her maritime character as a graceful private yacht will create an atmosphere of elegance while sailing the storied Aegean Sea. It’s the perfect way to experience the islands that the gods called home.

Highlights of this Greece cruise include discovering the magnificent ruins of the ancient sanctuary of Delos, birthplace of Apollo and Artemis; immersing yourself in the lively culture, mythology, and Venetian legacy of age-old villages; and riding a donkey or a cable car down the cliff side in beautiful Santoríni.
read more Explore the Cyclades on a 9 day-luxury cruise aboard the Sea Cloud: Lindblad, an exclusive charter of the historic windjammer Sea Cloud. These are the Greek islands of the imagination, where colorful fishing boats are reflected in azure waters and whitewashed villages cascade down scrabbled slopes. And there's no better way to explore them than aboard an authentic tall ship with the knowledgeable guides marked by this Lindblad Expeditions charter.

The Cyclades are the essence of the Greek Isles. They surround the sacred sanctuary of Delos, one of the most important archaeological sites in the western world. Many of the Cyclades remain virtually unknown to all but the Greeks and the discerning traveler. Your expedition in the Cyclades is an organized mosaic of highlighted island jewels, profound historic substance, overlooked day-by-day living, the sensual delight of Mediterranean flavor, flora, color, sea and sails hoisted above the legendary Sea Cloud: Lindblad. This windjammer will inspire you. Her maritime character as a graceful private yacht will create an atmosphere of elegance while sailing the storied Aegean Sea. It’s the perfect way to experience the islands that the gods called home.

Highlights of this Greece cruise include discovering the magnificent ruins of the ancient sanctuary of Delos, birthplace of Apollo and Artemis; immersing yourself in the lively culture, mythology, and Venetian legacy of age-old villages; and riding a donkey or a cable car down the cliff side in beautiful Santoríni.
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Days 1 - 2 - Fly to Athens, Greece & Piraeus

Day 3 - At Sea & Sifnos

Day 4 - Tenos

Day 5 - Delos & Island Exploration

Day 6 - Amorgós

Day 7 - Santoríni

Day 8 - Exploring the Aegean & At Sea

Day 9 - Disembark Piraeus to Athens & U.S.


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Days 1 - 2 - Fly to Athens, Greece & Piraeus

Depart on an overnight flight to Athens. After some time at leisure and lunch in Athens, travel to Piraeus and settle into your cabin on the majestic Sea Cloud: Lindblad. Cast off this afternoon, and take in your first Grecian sunset at sea.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Sea Cloud: Lindblad
MEALS:
lunch and dinner

Day 3 - At Sea & Sifnos

Your first morning on board is spent at sea. You may stop for a late-morning swim before visiting the island of Sífnos. Distinguished for its pottery and its Venetian dovecotes, Sífnos is a rugged island with a harbor village and a beautiful upper chora (village), waterfront tavernas and convenient beaches. It’s a great island for walkers or loungers alike. This afternoon, find a spot on deck to watch as the Sea Cloud’s sails are hoisted up their impressive masts by hand as you set sail for the Cyclades.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Sea Cloud: Lindblad
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4 - Tenos

Drop anchor at beautiful Tenos, dotted with villages steeped in Venetian history. The island’s Venetian-era dovecotes, terraced hillsides, and green marble quarries have long made this a haven for artists. Explore the picturesque village of Pyrgos, adorned with carved marble facades, and visit the church of Panagia Evangelistria, where thousands of pilgrims come every year to pray at Greece’s holiest shrine.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Sea Cloud: Lindblad
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 - Delos & Island Exploration

The tiny archaeological gem of Delos is the birthplace of the twin gods Artemis, goddess of animals and the hunt, and Apollo, god of healing, music and light. Spend the morning discovering the island’s incredible ruins, including the Terrace of the Lions and the exquisite Temple of Apollo. This afternoon, look to make an impromptu stop at one of the many interesting islands in the area.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Sea Cloud: Lindblad
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6 - Amorgós

Drop anchor at Amorgós, the easternmost isle of the Cyclades. Visit the main city, perched in the mountains, and see its beautiful domed churches and windmills. Explore the dazzling white monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa, clinging to a cliff face above the sea. Later, return to the Sea Cloud: Lindblad and enjoy a relaxing afternoon beneath its splendid sails.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Sea Cloud: Lindblad
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7 - Santoríni

Incomparable Santoríni is an island archipelago formed from a single volcanic cone that erupted in the second millennium B.C., burying the island's Minoan culture in ash. Sail into the caldera, and drive through windswept vineyards to the beautiful town of Oía, which affords unrivaled views of the caldera below. After lunch, ride a donkey or a cable car down the cliff side back to the ship.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Sea Cloud: Lindblad
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8 - Exploring the Aegean & At Sea

Enjoy a glorious day of sailing among the evocative isles of the Cyclades. Relax on deck with a book, observe the crew as they man the rigging and trim the sails, and attend presentations by Lindblad's team of experts on the area’s history and ecology. In the late afternoon, you may have a chance for an impromptu stop and a swim.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Sea Cloud: Lindblad
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 9 - Disembark Piraeus to Athens & U.S.

Disembark Sea Cloud: Lindblad this morning for transfers to the Athens airport for your return flight.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
n/a
MEALS:
breakfast

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the captain's discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Arrival & Departure

Charter flights are available in conjunction with this cruise. Our specialists can help with booking flights.
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Start/End DateShipPrice per Person
1       May 24 - Jun 01, 2015Sea Cloud: Lindblad$8790 - $16880View Details

Category 1 - $8790

Category 1 cabins have two single beds, a panorama window and showers. 113 square feet.
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Category 2 - $9880

Category 2 cabins have two single beds, a panorama window and showers. 118-135 square feet.
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Category 3 - $11790

Category 3 cabins have two single beds, a panorama window and showers. 145 square feet.
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Category 4 - $12490

Category 4 cabins have a queen-size bed, a corner panorama window and showers. 140 square feet.
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Category 1 Single - $12880

Upper and lower single beds, private bath and a porthole. These cabins once housed the ship’s officers. 102-108 square feet.
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Deluxe B - $13880

Located on the Main Deck, these large cabins, originally occupied by guests (and the nannies, #9-10) of the owner, have a mix of bed types and decorative motifs. All have portholes and private baths with bathtubs. 194-215 square feet.
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Deluxe A - $14750

Located on the Main Deck, these very large cabins, originally occupied by guests of the owner, have a mix of bed types and decorative motifs. All have portholes and private baths with bathtubs. 237-268 square feet.
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Owner's Suite - $16880

These incomparable suites were occupied by Marjorie Merriweather Post (#1) and E.F. Hutton (#2). They have king-size beds, portholes, marble fireplaces, walk-in closet, generous sitting areas and grand marble bathrooms with bathtubs and golden fixture. 366-410 square feet.
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2       Jul 04 - Jul 12, 2015Sea Cloud: Lindblad$8790 - $16880View Details

Category 1 - $8790

Category 1 cabins have two single beds, a panorama window and showers. 113 square feet.
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Category 2 - $9880

Category 2 cabins have two single beds, a panorama window and showers. 118-135 square feet.
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Category 3 - $11790

Category 3 cabins have two single beds, a panorama window and showers. 145 square feet.
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Category 4 - $12490

Category 4 cabins have a queen-size bed, a corner panorama window and showers. 140 square feet.
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Category 1 Single - $12880

Upper and lower single beds, private bath and a porthole. These cabins once housed the ship’s officers. 102-108 square feet.
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Deluxe B - $13880

Located on the Main Deck, these large cabins, originally occupied by guests (and the nannies, #9-10) of the owner, have a mix of bed types and decorative motifs. All have portholes and private baths with bathtubs. 194-215 square feet.
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Deluxe A - $14750

Located on the Main Deck, these very large cabins, originally occupied by guests of the owner, have a mix of bed types and decorative motifs. All have portholes and private baths with bathtubs. 237-268 square feet.
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Owner's Suite - $16880

These incomparable suites were occupied by Marjorie Merriweather Post (#1) and E.F. Hutton (#2). They have king-size beds, portholes, marble fireplaces, walk-in closet, generous sitting areas and grand marble bathrooms with bathtubs and golden fixture. 366-410 square feet.
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3       Sep 12 - Sep 20, 2015Sea Cloud: Lindblad$8790 - $16880View Details

Category 1 - $8790

Category 1 cabins have two single beds, a panorama window and showers. 113 square feet.
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Category 2 - $9880

Category 2 cabins have two single beds, a panorama window and showers. 118-135 square feet.
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Category 3 - $11790

Category 3 cabins have two single beds, a panorama window and showers. 145 square feet.
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Category 4 - $12490

Category 4 cabins have a queen-size bed, a corner panorama window and showers. 140 square feet.
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Category 1 Single - $12880

Upper and lower single beds, private bath and a porthole. These cabins once housed the ship’s officers. 102-108 square feet.
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Deluxe B - $13880

Located on the Main Deck, these large cabins, originally occupied by guests (and the nannies, #9-10) of the owner, have a mix of bed types and decorative motifs. All have portholes and private baths with bathtubs. 194-215 square feet.
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Deluxe A - $14750

Located on the Main Deck, these very large cabins, originally occupied by guests of the owner, have a mix of bed types and decorative motifs. All have portholes and private baths with bathtubs. 237-268 square feet.
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Owner's Suite - $16880

These incomparable suites were occupied by Marjorie Merriweather Post (#1) and E.F. Hutton (#2). They have king-size beds, portholes, marble fireplaces, walk-in closet, generous sitting areas and grand marble bathrooms with bathtubs and golden fixture. 366-410 square feet.
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4       Sep 19 - Sep 27, 2015Sea Cloud: Lindblad$8790 - $16880View Details

Category 1 - $8790

Category 1 cabins have two single beds, a panorama window and showers. 113 square feet.
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Category 2 - $9880

Category 2 cabins have two single beds, a panorama window and showers. 118-135 square feet.
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Category 3 - $11790

Category 3 cabins have two single beds, a panorama window and showers. 145 square feet.
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Category 4 - $12490

Category 4 cabins have a queen-size bed, a corner panorama window and showers. 140 square feet.
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Category 1 Single - $12880

Upper and lower single beds, private bath and a porthole. These cabins once housed the ship’s officers. 102-108 square feet.
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Deluxe B - $13880

Located on the Main Deck, these large cabins, originally occupied by guests (and the nannies, #9-10) of the owner, have a mix of bed types and decorative motifs. All have portholes and private baths with bathtubs. 194-215 square feet.
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Deluxe A - $14750

Located on the Main Deck, these very large cabins, originally occupied by guests of the owner, have a mix of bed types and decorative motifs. All have portholes and private baths with bathtubs. 237-268 square feet.
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Owner's Suite - $16880

These incomparable suites were occupied by Marjorie Merriweather Post (#1) and E.F. Hutton (#2). They have king-size beds, portholes, marble fireplaces, walk-in closet, generous sitting areas and grand marble bathrooms with bathtubs and golden fixture. 366-410 square feet.
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Included

Accommodations aboard ship; meals indicated; excursions; services of Lindblad Expeditions leader, historian & naturalist staff and expert guides; all port charges and service taxes.

Exclusions

Air transportation (sample round-trip airfare, from $1200 economy), extensions, passport, visa, immigration fees, meals not indicated, travel protection plan, items of a personal nature such as e-mail, laundry.

Room Configuration

Arrangements for roommate shares for solo travelers at the double occupancy rate in Category 1 and 2 only can be made. You will be matched with a cabin mate(s) of the same gender. If no cabin mate can be found for you, no single supplement will be charged. Third person rates may be available in certain categories.

Families & Children

Travelers aged 17 years old and under save $500. Specially skilled staff who are trained in organizing activities that inspire curiosity in young people of all ages. These staff members have gone through a course designed by travel experts with years of experience in childhood and environmental education. This course has also been created in conjunction with the National Geographic Education department and NG Kids Magazine.

Payment & Cancellation

A deposit of $800 per person is required to confirm a reservation. A Reservation Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Cancellations are subject to the following per-person fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
120 or more days - $350, in form of a Lindblad Travel Certificate
119-90 days - Advance payment cost
89-60 days - 25% of trip cost
59-45 days - 50% of trip cost
44-0 days - No refund

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information is sent upon confirmation.

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