If you fancy a longer sojourn at sea, there are a number of cruising options available from Athens. Take the ferry from Piraeus to spend five days in the Cyclades Islands, taking in three very different destinations. Mykonos may be party-central, with vast nudist beaches and a gay nightlife, but it is also the island of adorable whitewashed villages and shady cobbled lanes, cobalt-blue topped churches and side trips to the sacred sites on neighboring Delos, a mere 30 minutes away by boat.
Santorini is famous for its dramatic cliffs, arty villages, expensive shops and stunning caldera sunsets, while laid-back Syros is tranquil, with plenty of soft sandy beaches and the charming Neo-classical town of Ermoupolis to explore.
Travelling by sleek wooden motor yacht, expand your cruise to seven nights island-hopping in the Cyclades and encompass an overnight stop in Paros as well as mooring up at a deserted beach on Poliegos, uninhabited apart from its salt-water-drinking goats, and overnighting in unspoiled Folegandros, where large cruise liners cannot berth.
Alternatively make Mykonos your sole destination, choosing from two- or four-night packages. There’s even the perfect cruise for landlubbers who don’t like to be out of sight of terra firma; a three-hour coast-hugging sailing trip to the island of Fleves from Piraeus for snorkeling in the pristine waters of the Saronic Gulf.
Tours & Tickets
Let the allure of Santorini draw you across the Aegean Sea on this independent, 2-night trip from Athens. Relax and breathe in the fresh, sea air as you make ... Read more
Duration: 3 days (approx.)
Explore Athens and the ancient sites of Mycenae and Epidaurus on this Super Saver that combines two best-selling tours over two days! See the sights of Athens ... Read more
Duration: 2 days (approx.)
Soak up the splendor of the Aegean Greek Islands and Turkey’s so-called Turquoise Coast on this unforgettable 7-night independent cruise from Athens! Cruising ... Read more
Duration: 8 days (approx.)