Cruises from Athens

By Viator, June 2015

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Most island-hopping cruises from Athens start off at Piraeus harbor, gateway to the 3,000 plus Greek islands that spill out in to the Aegean Sea from the mainland. Those closest to Athens include the Saronic Islands and it’s possible to get a taste for island life by taking a guided day cruise of three islands in one day. Explore the pretty white-and-ocher town of Hydra, the Temple of Aphaia on Egina, and the abandoned Russian WWII dockyard on Poros – plus enjoy a traditional Greek lunch aboard your hydrofoil – and still be back in Athens in time for supper.

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.

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Hydra, Poros and Egina Day Cruise from Athens

4.5 star rating: Recommended 539 Reviews

Visit three gorgeous Greek Islands in one day on an island-hopping cruise from Athens! Visiting the Saronic Islands of Hydra, Poros and Egina, this independent ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $112.66

2-Night Independent Santorini Experience from Athens

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

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

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $341.38

2-Day Mykonos Experience from Athens

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 8 Reviews

Kick back and relax on an overnight trip to Mykonos, an idyllic Greek island with a reputation as the Aegean party capital! Relax by the beach, discover rustic ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night

From USD $267.42

7-Night Aegean Greek Islands and Turkey Cruise from Athens

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

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 8 days (approx.)

From USD $2,421.90

Private Tour: Sailing Trip from Athens

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Reviews

Sail through the stunning Aegean Sea on a 4.5-hour round-trip tour from Athens to the beautiful island of Apollo. While your captain sails the boat, sit back ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $162.56

Athens Super Saver: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour plus Mycenae and Epidaurus Day Trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Reviews

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

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $193.45

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