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Unexplored Greece

A cruise voyage exploring the most authentic Cycladic and Dodecanese islands of Greece. Discover unknown gems with rich history and heavenly beaches on this 7-night cruise to the beautiful Greek islands.

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None of these islands have an airport, that keeps them off the beaten track, so they retain their authentic charm and character and traditional way of life away from the crowds and 21st-century commercialism.

Don't miss the world famous Grotto and Monastery of St John The Divine on Patmos, the wild landscapes and stunning scenery of Ikaria – the island of centenarians, and the almost uninhabited, one family island of Levitha.

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Unexplored Greece Itinerary

Day 1 - Athens (Greece) - Cape Sounion

Embarkation 14:00-15:00. Set sail for nearby Cape Sounion. Sunset cocktails and welcome dinner al fresco under the ancient Greek temple of Poseidon. Overnight at sea to the island of Ikaria.

Day 2 - Ikaria

This morning, we stop for a refreshing swim at the Seychelles beach on Ikaria island, best accessible by yacht, with translucent blue waters and bright white pebbles covering the sea bottom. After a BBQ lunch on board we dock in Ikaria’s quaint port. Ikaria is an island phenomenon unlike anywhere in the world. Islanders are much longer lived than on other islands averaging 10 years longer than people in the rest of Europe or the Americas. Join our tour discovering authentic villages that march to a different drum by taking a hike in wild landscapes followed by a dip in one of the eight natural thermal springs. Alternatively join a cooking class in a family’s country home, kitchen and garden for a personalized cooking experience learning about life and the secret to the inhabitants’ famed longevity. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure, or at one of the traditional village fairs.

Day 3 - Patmos - Lipsi

Early morning arrival in Patmos where you can discover the mysticism and tranquillity of the Island of the Apocalypse. Morning visit to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Grotto and Monastery of St. John plus the historic centre of the medieval town of Chora, filled with grandeur and serenity. Patmos has been frequented by intellectuals, artists, Royalty and discerning visitors from all over the world. Small and secluded, yet spectacular in its own right, known as the “Jerusalem of the Aegean” with a touch of the divine. Afternoon sailing to the authentic Dodecanese island of Lipsi. We take lunch al fresco and make a swim stop at one of the glittering necklace of 24 islets await – protected by the ‘Natura 2000 Network’ they make an ideal refugee for the shy Mediterranean Monk seal. While in Lipsi make sure to taste the famous Aposperitis red Lipsi wine (it’s our on board treat). Evening at leisure to enjoy the setting of the local harbour at sunset, and a seaside dinner with home-cooked traditional recipes made of local produce. Overnight in Lipsi.

Day 4 - Kalymnos

Early morning sailing to Kalymnos with a swim stop on the way. Kalymnos is a hidden gem of an island for those who crave simplicity. Home of the famous sponge divers at sea, it’s also ideal for modern-day adventurers, with 1,300 market hiking routes to be explored. Today’s visit meets the locals who harvest and produce about 30,000 sponges every year, and you can see the numerous species of sponge and the various stages they go through before reaching the market. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy a hike or marvel at the Esperidon fjord, perhaps the most beautiful fjord in Greece. Overnight in Kalymnos port with quaint waterfront tavernas and bars.

Day 5 - Levitha - Amorgos

Today we set sail for the white and blue Cyclades. We stop at Levitha island, home to just a family of four who raise animals. Luckily for us, in the summer the family also runs a small but spotless restaurant for visiting yachts, grilling fresh fish and meat to perfection. Work up an appetite hiking one of the island’s goat paths or visiting the abandoned World War II Italian outpost on top of the isalnd. Midday sailing to Amorgos, the island of Luc Besson’s “Big Blue”. Mellowed with traditions, firewater and laid-back villages, Amorgos will make you forget the 20th century, never mind the 21st! Enjoy an afternoon with locals learning how to make the island’s famous “Psimeni Raki”, a local homemade liquor with the flavour of honey and cloves made here since ancient times. Evening at leisure to enjoy the breath-taking medieval capital, 400m above sea level. Overnight in Amorgos’ quaint port of Katapola.

Day 6 - Amorgos - Koufonisia - Iraklia

Our early morning discovery will take us to the impressive monastery of Chozoviotissa built in 1088 inside the rocky cliffs of the mountain. Here the monks’ cells which are open to visitors and contain important heirlooms and artefacts. Try a glass of Psimeni Raki and a local sweet whilst enjoying magnificent views of the Aegean. Then we make a short sail for a swim in Koufonisia, or take out the ship’s Kayaks and Paddleboards to explore sea caves only accessible by sea. Afternoon scenic cruise around the nearby island of Schinoussa before we reach Iraklia, a tiny hidden island gem in the midst of the Aegean. Part of the ‘Natura 2000 Network’ of natural habitats, it enchants with the superb views offered by its mountainous footpaths, the variety of its coastline and its own unique sights. There is no supermarket on the island so deliveries come by ferry from the nearby island of Naxos – it’s true laid-back Greek island life. Overnight in port.

Day 7 - Serifos

In the morning we reach Serifos, a quintessentially Cycladic island of brilliant light, clear water, and steadfast traditions. Enjoy a swim at one of the island’s remote beaches accessible best by sea. BBQ lunch on board, followed by an afternoon stroll to explore the island’s picture-perfect “Hora” castle-village. Join our tour to a local winery offering unobstructed views of the Aegean or get creative in the island’s ceramic studio where you can master the basics of pottery and bring them as gifts back home. Farewell dinner reminiscing all the hidden gems of Greece. Midnight sailing back to Athens.

Day 8 - Athens

Disembarkation after breakfast.

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Price Includes

  • 7-night cruise in chosen cabin
  • Private SH/WC & air conditioning, mini fridge and flat screen TV with complimentary movies.
  • 7 Breakfasts – 6 Lunches – 2 Dinners: Buffet breakfast and 1 or 2 meals daily
  • Special Activities on board: Welcome Sail-away Reception on Day 1, a Greek Night Theme Evening with traditional music and/or dancers onboard, fun BBQ Lunches (weather permitting), and Captain’s Dinner
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day, abundant fresh fruit.
  • Use of fishing, snorkelling equipment and sea kayak (subject to availability).
  • Professional English speaking Cruise Director.

Price Does Not Include

  • Port charges (mandatory)
  • Beverages, except regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water.
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
  • Crew gratuities (optional – recommend Eur10-14 per passenger per day).
  • Passenger personal expenses
  • Wi-Fi (available at charge)

2024 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • June
    • Jun 28th - Athens and back - Sailing on: Panorama From: £2340
      Cat C Cat B Cat A
      £2340 £2817 £3248
  • July
    • Jul 5th - Athens and back - Sailing on: Panorama From: £2340
      Cat C Cat B Cat A
      £2340 £2817 £3248
    • Jul 12th - Athens and back - Sailing on: Panorama From: £2340
      Cat C Cat B Cat A
      £2340 £2817 £3248
    • Jul 26th - Athens and back - Sailing on: Panorama From: £2340
      Cat C Cat B Cat A
      £2340 £2817 £3248
  • August
    • Aug 2nd - Athens and back - Sailing on: Panorama From: £2340
      Cat C Cat B Cat A
      £2340 £2817 £3248
    • Aug 23rd - Athens and back - Sailing on: Panorama From: £2600
      Cat C Cat B Cat A
      £2600 £3130 £3609

Price Information

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  • Prices shown usually include all available discounts
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