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Sailing the Greek Isles

Sailing the Greek Isles is a 9-day luxury cruise aboard the 58-guest Sea Cloud, an exclusive charter of the historic windjammer Sea Cloud. Experience the Cyclades while under full sail aboard a romantic tall ship, relaxing on board while crew members climb the rigging and hoist the sails. Cruise alongside a team of expert guides who reveal the awesome history, culture and nature of the Greek Isles.

Cyclades are the Greek islands of the imagination, where colorful fishing boats are reflected in azure waters and whitewashed villages cascade down scrabbled slopes. They surround the sacred sanctuary of Delos, one of the most important archaeological sites in the western world. On the island of Tinos, explore the picturesque village of Pyrgos, adorned with carved marble facades, and visit the church of Panagia Evangelistria, Greece’s holiest shrine. Drop anchor at Amorgos and explore the city perched on a mountainside with beautiful domed churches and windmills. Sail inside the caldera archipelago of Santorini and walk the windswept vineyards of Oia before touring the excavations at Atrotiri, the ancient Minoan town perfectly preserved in ash after its desecration by volcanic eruption. Peruse famous pottery on the rugged island of Sifno then stop into a waterfront tavern and walk along the welcoming shore.

Every moment of this organized mosaic of island jewels, historic substance, day-by-day living and Mediterranean flavor is as relaxing and magical as a Mediterranean cruise can be. Sailing the Greek Isles aboard the 58-guest Sea Cloud perfects the atmosphere of elegance. Between bouts of history and mythology from expert guides, immerse in the contemporary culture and beauty of the Greek islands.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Mediterranean cruises.



Itinerary

Sailing the Greek Isles Aboard the Sea Cloud Itinerary

Sail through the Greek Isles in a historic fashion aboard a classic windjammer sailboat. This Greece cruise begins and ends in Athens, Greece.

Sailing Greek Isles route map to and from Athens, Greece.
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Days 1 - 2
Fly to Athens, Greece & Piraeus

Depart on an overnight flight to Athens. After some time at leisure in Athens meet for a buffet lunch at the Electra Metropolis Hotel before heading to the new Acropolis Museum, which displays some of the finest sculptures and other art of Ancient Greece, including many items brought in from the Acropolis to protect them from the elements. Transfer to Piraeus and settle into your cabin on the majestic Sea Cloud. Cast off this afternoon and take in your first Grecian sunset at sea.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

lunch and dinner (day 2)

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Day 3
Sailing the Aegean

Find a spot on deck to watch as the Sea Cloud’s sails are hoisted up their impressive masts by hand and set sail for the Cyclades. This first morning on board is spent at sea, experiencing the pleasure of sailing aboard this unique ship. Relax on deck with a book, observe the crew as they climb the rigging and trim the sails and attend presentations by a team of experts on the area’s history and ecology.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
Tinos

Drop anchor at beautiful Tinos, 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, dinner

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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, dinner

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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 and enjoy a relaxing afternoon beneath its splendid sails.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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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. The whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches of this iconic place cling to the steep slopes of the caldera rim. After lunch, visit the excavations at Akrotiri. This important Minoan town had well-built houses, streets, waterworks, pottery and art. It owes its state of preservation to the ash that covered it at the time of the eruption. After exploring Akrotiri, return to Sea Cloud.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 8
Sifnos & At Sea

In the morning, visit 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 and loungers alike. In the afternoon, hoist Sea Cloud’s sails once more and return to Piraeus.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 9
Disembark Piraeus to Athens, Greece

Disembark Sea Cloud this morning for transfers to the Athens airport for your return flight.

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Meals

breakfast

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodations aboard ship; meals as indicated; excursions; services of expedition leader, historian, naturalist staff and expert guides; all port charges and service taxes; bar tab; tips for the crew.

Exclusions

Air transportation; extensions; passport; visa; immigration fees; meals not indicated; travel protection plan; and items of a personal nature such as e-mail, laundry, etc.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $1,000 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
120 or more days – $350 of deposit retained (may be applied to future trip by trip operator)
119 to 90 days – 100% of deposit
89 to 60 days – 25% of total trip cost
59 to 45 days – 50% of total trip cost
44 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

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 Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The Sailing the Greek Isles cruise begins and ends in Athens, Greece (ATH). We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. Plan flights to arrive to Athens before 3:00pm on day 1 of the itinerary. Embarkation time on day 1 may vary based upon arrival of optional group flights from New York City, New York (JFK). Disembarkation is after breakfast on day 9 of the outlined itinerary. Plan flights to depart Athens after 12:00pm Noon on day 9. Departure times may vary depending on optional group return flights to New York City, New York.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include hiking, village walks, historical site visits, swimming, guided walks and market visits.

Room Configuration

In addition to listed Solo cabin rates, select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy with a single supplement fee. If you would like to share accommodations with another guest of the same gender, we will be happy to try to accommodate you in select cabin categories. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate whether or not a roommate is found. Contact AdventureSmith for further details and availability.

Families & Children

Children under the age of 18 are eligible for $500 off the double occupancy rate. Skilled staff members trained with National Geographic Education organize activities that inspire curiosity in young people of all ages. Programming for kids may include activities like photo workshops, journaling, scavenger hunts, Zodiac-driving lessons, hands-on nature and science programming and kid-friendly menu options.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the guides’ discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of adventure travel unique.

Rates & Dates

Cruise Rates & Dates

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Jun 10 - Jun 18, 2021
Sea Cloud: Lindblad • 9 days
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Sea Cloud: Lindblad

The 58-guest Sea Cloud: Lindblad is the historic Marjorie Merriweather Post sailing yacht Sea Cloud, chartered by Lindblad Expeditions for select Caribbean and Mediterranean itineraries. Enjoy the grace and class of an extraordinarily elegant ship while relaxing in the casual atmosphere and informal style of expedition travel.

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Additional Travel Options Before or After Your Cruise

In conjunction with this cruise, the following pre- and post-cruise options are available for a seamless land-and-sea group travel experience with National Geographic guides and fellow passengers. Contact AdventureSmith Explorations for pricing.

Pre-Cruise Option

Athens Extension is a 3-day pre-cruise exploration of the heart of ancient Athens and includes two nights at the fine Electra Metropolis Hotel in the shadow of the Acropolis. Visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Agora, many wonderful neoclassical buildings, antique shops and fine restaurants. Benefit from knowledgeable, friendly guides and special access at renowned museums.

Post-Cruise Option

Crete Extension is a 3-day post-cruise exploration of the ancient, mythological and architectural aspects of the renowned island of Crete, such as the birthplace of Zeus. Visit the palace of King Minos, stroll through picturesque villages and taste the wonderful wines of the island. Visit one of the highpoints of Crete, the Plateau of Lassithi offering a unique viewpoint. These three days will fill your mind and imagination with the long-remembered stories of this ancient part of the world.

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