Cruising Holidays
 
Top Offers
 

Greek Islands Cruises

The Greek Islands encompass a range of spectacular landscapes, and a fascinating history laced with legend.  Mountains, forested valleys, olive groves, small villages clinging to hillsides and clear turquoise seas are a winning combination for a refreshing island-hopping holiday

We offer a wide choice of superb itineraries on a variety of ships, including small luxury vessels, tall sailing ships and gulets. 

In Athens visit the Acropolis, the Dyonisos Theatre, the Agora and much more.

The 200 islands of the Cyclades circle the sacred island of Delos.  Fashionable Mykonos is renowned for its windmills, Paros for its wild spring flowers, and the volcanic island of Santorini, with its houses perched on the cliffs, is the scene of many postcards and views of Greece.

In the northerly Sporades Islands are Skiathos, with over 70 beaches and a rugged coast, and the vineyards and mountains of Skopelos where Mamma Mia was filmed. 

In the Dodecanese Islands, visit Patmos with the pretty harbour town of Skala and the Cave of the Apocalypse where St John wrote the Book of Revelation. The larger island of Rhodes has a unique walled old town set around its harbour. Picturesque Symi, set around a superb natural harbour with classical style houses under a barren rocky hillside, and the popular tourist destination of Kos are also visited.

Further south is the very mountainous island of Crete, the fifth largest in the Mediterranean and great walking territory, criss-crossed with donkey trails. Visitors are drawn by the dramatic landscape and the famous Minoan Palace of Knossos.

Around the Peloponnese Peninsula, the Ionian islands include Zakynthos, well-known for Shipwreck Bay and popular with divers; and Corfu, famous for its beaches and landscapes and offering a blend of Italian and Greek cultural heritage with stunning classical architecture.

Some Greek Island itineraries include calls to the Turkish port of Kusadasi for visits to the impressive remains of Ephesus, and further north, to the exotic city of Istanbul. On mainland Greece, calls to Katakolon are an opportunity to see the equally impressive remains of Olympia.

Greek Island cruises may also take in the atmospheric island of Sicily, the Italian Riviera and the Croatian coast and islands.

Corfu beach scene

Santorini - the famous Greek island view

Corfu

Mykonos

Typical Greek Island scene

Rhodes

Greek Islands - Small Ship

Jewels of the Cyclades

7 Nights - Athens and back

Variety
Galileo Galileo

Discover the idyllic Cyclades, including some of the lesser known Greek Islands on board the traditional motor-yacht Galileo, from Athens

2014 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Jewels of the Cyclades
From £1399pp
Book now and save up to £500pp!

Adriatic Odyssey

7 Nights - Dubrovnik and back

Variety
Panorama Panorama

A fascinating voyage from Dubrovnik exploring the Croatian coastline, the Greek Islands of Paxos and Corfu and the charming town of Saranda in Albania.

2014 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Adriatic Odyssey
From £1795pp
Book now and save up to £520pp!

Classical Greece

7 Nights - Athens and back

Variety
Harmony V Harmony V

Explore the highlights of Greece, including Santorini, Crete and Mykonos on board mega-yacht Harmony V, from Athens

2014 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Classical Greece
From £1895pp
Book now and save up to £610pp on Aug 1, 15 and Oct 17 departures!

Aegean Odyssey

7 Nights - Athens and back

Variety
Panorama II Panorama II

Explore the idyllic Greek Islands of Mykonos, Patmos and Santorini and the Turkish town of Kusadasi, the gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus, on superb small motor yacht Panorama II from Athens

2014 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Aegean Odyssey
From £1895pp
Book now and save up to 545pp!

Greek Islands - Sailing

Southern Cyclades and Turkish Coast

7 Nights - Athens and back

Star Clippers
Star Clipper Star Clipper

Sail to picturesque Greek Islands and Turkey's Turquoise Coast aboard tall ship Star Clipper with the opportunity to see the famous Lycian tombs in Dalyan and explore Santorini and the small island of Hydra

2014 - May, Jun, Aug, Oct

Southern Cyclades and Turkish Coast
From £1265pp
Packages including regional flights and transfers from just £1239pp!

Northern Cyclades and Turkey

7 Nights - Athens and back

Star Clippers
Star Clipper Star Clipper

Explore the ancient ruins and historic harbours of the Greek Islands and Turkey on this sailing holiday from Athens aboard Star Clipper

2014 - May, Jul, Aug, Oct

Northern Cyclades and Turkey
From £1265pp
Prices include exclusive £50pp discount!

Greek Islands and Turkey

7 Nights - Athens to Istanbul

Star Clippers
Star Clipper Star Clipper

Discover the Greek Islands of Mykonos, Kos and Patmos, plus fascinating Turkish coastal towns on this sailing holiday from Athens to Istanbul

2014 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Greek Islands and Turkey
From £1265pp
Book by 30 Apr 2014 to receive our exclusive £50pp discount!

Yachtsmans Paradise

7 Nights - Istanbul to Athens

Star Clippers
Star Clipper Star Clipper

Discover the delightful Greek islands of Skiathos and Skopelos, the location for Mamma Mia, on this unique sailing adventure from Istanbul on Star Clipper

2014 - May, Jun, Aug, Sep

Yachtsmans Paradise
From £1265pp
Prices include exclusive £50pp discount!

Sicily and Greece

7 Nights - Valletta to Athens

Star Clippers
Star Clipper Star Clipper

Explore historic Greece and the World Heritage Site of Syracuse in Sicily on this sailing holiday on Star Clipper

2014 - Apr

Sicily and Greece
From £1265pp
Prices include exclusive £50pp discount!

Greek Islands and Croatia

11 Nights - Athens to Venice

Star Clippers
Star Clipper Star Clipper

Join tall ship Star Clipper on this sailing holiday exploring the idyllic Greek islands and Croatia coast visiting the historic city of Dubrovnik and the islands of Korcula and Hvar

2014 - Jun, Jul, Sep

Greek Islands and Croatia
From £1830pp
Prices include exclusive £50pp discount!

Greek Islands - Viking Oceans

Empires of the Mediterranean

9 Nights - Venice to Istanbul

Viking Oceans
Viking Star Viking Star

Join brand new Viking Star journeying from Venice along the Adriatic Coast, to the idyllic Greek islands and on to Turkey, visiting ancient ruins, charming towns and medieval cities. Includes return flights from the UK and shore excursions

2015 - Oct, Nov
2016 - Mar

Empires of the Mediterranean
From £2049pp
Book by 30 Apr 2014 for exclusive £550pp discount plus free gratuities!

Greek Islands - Mid-size Ship

Highlights of Greece and Turkey

7 Nights - Lavrion

Louis
MS Cristal MS Cristal

This unique, excellent value cruise is an opportunity to explore the Eastern Mediterranean from Istanbul or Athens, visiting six Greek islands including Rhodes, Mykonos and Santorini, and the Turkish coast

2014 - Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct

Highlights of Greece and Turkey
From £530pp

Greek Islands - Luxury

Luxury Classic Mediterranean

6 Nights - Monaco to Corfu

Seabourn Cruise Line
Seabourn Spirit Seabourn Spirit

A superb all-inclusive cruise from glamorous Monte Carlo to Italy's stunning Amalfi Coast and historic city of Rome, ending at the idyllic Greek island of Corfu

2014 - May

Luxury Classic Mediterranean
From £1659pp

Greek Isles and Turkey

7 Nights - Athens and back

Azamara Club
Azamara Quest Azamara Quest

Discover the idyllic Greek Islands of Mykonos and Santorini and the ancient city of Ephesus in Turkey on this all inclusive luxury holiday from Athens

2014 - Jun

Greek Isles and Turkey
From £1831pp

The Greek Islands and Istanbul

9 Nights - Istanbul to Athens

Compagnie du Ponant
Le Soleal Le Soleal

Explore the amazing sights of Istanbul before visiting the Greek Islands and Turkish coast on this exclusive luxury holiday on board megayacht Le Soleal. Includes hotel stay, return flights and overseas transfers

2014 - Jul

The Greek Islands and Istanbul
From £2315pp
Book by 30 Apr 2014 for an exclusive discount of up to £285pp!

Empires of Antiquity

7 Nights - Istanbul to Athens

Regent Seven Seas
Seven Seas Mariner Seven Seas Mariner

Explore the Greek Islands and Turkish Coast including the ancient ruins of Ephesus, Knossos and the Acropolis at Rhodes on all-inclusive Seven Seas Mariner. Includes return flights and unlimited shore excursions

2014 - Aug

Empires of Antiquity
From £2999pp
FREE flights, FREE hotel package and unlimited shore excursions!

Greek Islands and Black Sea Explorer

14 Nights - Piraeus to Istanbul

Hapag Lloyd
Europa 2 Europa 2

Explore the picturesque Greek Islands and historic Black Sea ports in style on luxurious Europa 2

2014 - Sep

Greek Islands and Black Sea Explorer
From £5700pp

Mediterranean Medley

14 Nights - Venice to Monte Carlo

Regent Seven Seas
Seven Seas Mariner Seven Seas Mariner

Explore the diverse Mediterranean on this luxury all-inclusive voyage from Venice to Monte Carlo aboard Regent Seven Seas Mariner, visiting eight stunning countries. Includes return flights from the UK and unlimited shore excursions

2014 - Jun

Mediterranean Medley
From £5949pp
FREE flights, FREE hotel package and unlimited shore excursions!

Greek Islands - Discovery

Adriatic and Aegean Odyssey

14 Nights - Dubrovnik to Pireaus

Voyages of Discovery
Voyager Voyager

Explore the history of the Eastern Mediterranean including the ruins of Ancient Greece on this discovery voyage along the Adriatic Coast from Dubrovnik to Pireaus with included flights, gratuities, expert guest lecturers and fascinating optional shore excursions

2014 - Sep

Adriatic and Aegean Odyssey
From £1839pp
Book by 21 Apr 2014 to save up to £150pp on prices shown!

Dalmatian Coast from Venice

12 Nights - Venice to Athens

Voyages to Antiquity
Aegean Odyssey Aegean Odyssey

Explore the Adriatic coastline and discover the spectacular ancient sites of Greece on this discovery voyage from Venice, with a 2-night hotel stay in historic Athens. Includes return flights from the UK and guided excursions

2014 - Jun, Aug

Dalmatian Coast from Venice
From £2145pp
Book by 30 Apr 2014 to save up to £600 per cabin plus low single supplement!

Shores of the Aegean

14 Nights - Istanbul to Athens

Swan Hellenic
Minerva Minerva

Explore the ancient treasures and hidden gems of the Aegean on this fascinating cultural voyage from Istanbul along the Turkish coastline to the Greek islands, with included shore excursions, guest speakers, flights and gratuities

2014 - Sep

Shores of the Aegean
From £2185pp

Realms of the Mediterranean

14 Nights - Rome to Athens

Swan Hellenic
Minerva Minerva

See the effects the eruption of Mount Vesuvius had on Pompeii and Herculaneum, visit the beautiful island of Sicily and explore ancient Greek sites on this fascinating cultural voyage from Rome to Athens. Includes shore excursions, guest speakers, flights and gratuities

2014 - Oct

Realms of the Mediterranean
From £2275pp
Book by 21 Apr 2014 to save up to £100pp on prices shown!

History of the Byzantine Empire

14 Nights - Istanbul to Venice

Voyages to Antiquity
Aegean Odyssey Aegean Odyssey

A 14-night cultural voyage from Istanbul to Venice and along the Adriatic Coast visiting discovering the history of the Byzantine Empire in Greece, Croatia and Italy. Includes hotel stay in Istanbul, guided excursions and guest lecturers

2014 - Jul

History of the Byzantine Empire
From £2345pp
Book by 30 Apr 2014 to save up to £600 per cabin plus low single supplement!

Greece and the Turkish Coast

16 Nights - Istanbul to Athens

Voyages to Antiquity
Aegean Odyssey Aegean Odyssey

Discover the impressive archaeological sites of Troy, Ephesus and Delos on this fascinating discovery holiday exploring Greece and the Turkish coast, with hotel stays in Istanbul and Athens. Includes return flights from the UK and guest lecturers

2014 - Sep, Oct

Greece and the Turkish Coast
From £2495pp
Book by 30 Apr 2014 to save up to £500 per cabin!

Greek Islands and Turkey

16 Nights - Athens to Istanbul

Voyages to Antiquity
Aegean Odyssey Aegean Odyssey

Explore the idyllic Greek islands and discover spectacular sites of antiquity including Ephesus and Troy in Turkey on this superb discovery holiday, with hotel stays in Athens and Istanbul. Includes return flights from the UK and guest lecturers

2014 - Apr, Jul, Sep

Greek Islands and Turkey
From £2550pp
Book by 30 Apr 2014 to save up to £500 per cabin plus low single supplement!

Greece, Turkey and the Black Sea

16 Nights - Athens to Istanbul

Voyages to Antiquity
Aegean Odyssey Aegean Odyssey

A superb cultural voyage to the architectural and artistic achievements of the Byzantines in Greece and Turkey and the historic Black Sea ports with hotel stays in Athens and Istanbul. Includes return flights from the UK, guided excursions and guest lecturers

2014 - Aug

Greece, Turkey and the Black Sea
From £2550pp
Book by 30 Apr 2014 to save up to £250 per cabin!

Swan Hellenic Celebration

14 Nights - Naples to Athens

Swan Hellenic
Minerva Minerva

Join Swan Hellenic's Diamond Anniversary sailing celebrating 60 years of cruising and exploring many ports in Greece and Turkey that were visited in the original 1954 itinerary. Includes shore excursions, guest speakers, gratuities and return flights

2014 - Aug

Swan Hellenic Celebration
From £2565pp

Greek Islands - Gulet

Symi Greek Islands Voyage

7 Nights - Marmaris to Selimiye

Anatolian Sky
your Luxury Gulet your Luxury Gulet

Relax on board a luxury gulet and discover the Turkish coast and the idyllic Greek Island of Symi. Includes flights from the UK

2014 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Symi Greek Islands Voyage
From £759pp

Awaiting New Dates

Ancient Worlds and Modern Masterpieces

14 Nights - Safaga to Civitavecchia

Voyages of Discovery
Voyager Voyager

Discover historical treasures and architectural gems on this 14-night discovery cruise from Safaga in Egypt aboard Voyager with transits of the magnificent Suez and Corinth Canals. Includes return flights from the UK, gratuities, expert guest lecturers and fascinating shore excursions

Ancient Worlds and Modern Masterpieces
From £1599pp
Now from just £1199pp!
Book with the
Experts!

Please call us on
01756 706500 or
Send us an email

Blue Water Holidays - Award Winning Cruise Specialist

"Our Danube cruise was fantastic - truly 5 star. We will certainly use you again!"
RT, River Danube

"We had a fabulous time in Antarctica, excellent service from Blue Water."
KL, Antarctica

"Fantastic break with memorable experiences and the Northern Lights! Thank you."
BS, Northern Lights

"Thank you for making our holiday so special, your staff are wonderful and go that extra mile. "
VE, Star Clippers

"Very friendly service from Blue Water, I felt I could phone and ask anything."
DM, Northern Lights

"Very happy with the way you booked our Star Clipper cruise this year."
SJ, Star Clippers

"We enjoyed our cruise on Lord of the Glens enormously, in fact it was a perfect holiday."
JW, Scottish Highlands

"Superb holiday, really enjoyable. Thank you for looking after us."
PG, Greek Islands

"Cruising on a small ship with attentive staff is simply excellent. Thank you!"
JP, Croatia Coast

"I was very pleased with the whole holiday and would certainly use Blue Water again."
HW, Spitsbergen

Customer Comments

Read latest news, reports and comments in our Blog

Blue Water Blog
Venice

Explore the beauty of Scotland in its Homecoming Year

Scottish Highlands and Islands
Spring Brochure

Blue Water Holidays releases exclusive Spring 2014 brochure

Spring Brochure
ABTA Member K9428 ATOL 9685
Member, Association of Cruise Experts