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Overview

This intimate island-hopping cruise allows you to sail in comfort while experiencing an ideal mix of some of the most popular destinations like Santorini and Mykonos along with more off-the-beaten-path hidden gems, such as Kimolos and Milos. You’ll enjoy a laid-back atmosphere for relaxing and socializing with delicious fresh meals on board and opportunities to sample local cuisine on a different island every evening. Look forward to soaking up the sun from the expansive deck, relaxing in the Jacuzzi under the stars, indulging in pampering spa treatments, and taking part in all sorts of activities from cooking classes to yoga.

  • From $3,009 PP
  • 8 Days
  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Deluxe
  • Starting Point
  • Finish Point
    Elysium Outside Dining

    Highlights

    • Sail the spectacular Cyclades on board a spacious yet intimate yacht
    • Enjoy a peaceful night’s rest in a large, en-suite, air-conditioned cabin
    • Explore 10 off-the-beaten-path and iconic islands in style
    • Visit bucket-list destinations like Mykonos, Santorini and Naxos, and hidden treasures like Serifos, Koufonisia, and Milos
    • Marvel at legendary ancient ruins, including the sacred island of Delos
    • Witness a world-famous sunset from Oia in Santorini
    • Daily stops for unforgettable swims right from the boat
    • Expansive sundeck with lots of room for sunbathing and a Jacuzzi
    • Opportunities to spend every evening on a different island sampling authentic local cuisine
    • Delicious fare served on board for breakfast and lunch, enjoyed indoors or out

    Itinerary

    Day 1 Embarkation, Port of Lavriou to Cape Sounion

    Cape Sounion, Greece

    The Elysium will be waiting in the port of Lavriou with boarding between 2 pm and 3 pm. Check-in with a smile and a welcome drink before our departure at 4 pm. We’ll sail to Cape Sounion where you’ll be able to take advantage of the sparkling sapphire waters during the first swim stop. The cape is famous for the Temple of Poseidon which sits on a headland surrounded by the sea on three sides. Get your cameras ready and relax on deck before leaping in and then enjoy our welcome dinner on board this evening. We’ll cruise to Mykonos while you enjoy a peaceful night’s rest.

    • Optional Excursions: N/A
    • Meals Included: Welcome Dinner

    Day 2 Cape Sounion to Mykonos

    Mykonos, Greece

    Continuing toward Mykonos, we’ll visit the UNESCO-listed site of Delos nearby first. An optional excursion will reveal the incredible ruins in this archaeological site, one of the best in all of Greece. That includes temples, a theater, mosaics, statues, and remarkably well-preserved Venetian and Byzantine architecture. We’ll arrive at Mykonos in the mid-afternoon just after a swim stop, and you’ll have the remainder of the day to explore on your own. You might visit the famous windmills in Little Venice or shop the upscale boutiques before sitting down for dinner at one of the many outstanding eateries in Mykonos Town.

    • Optional Excursions: Guided Tour of Delos
    • Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

    Day 3 Mykonos to Naxos

    Naxos, Greece

    This morning we’ll cruise to Naxos, with a swim stop en route. Enjoy lunch on board with arrival to the island in mid-afternoon. While the island is renowned for its white powdery sand beaches, it’s also quite mountainous with charming traditional mountain villages that are a delight to explore. An optional excursion will take you to visit some of them, including Apiranthos with its breathtaking views. It was built into the slopes of Mount Fanari, amphitheatrical style, and seems as if it was frozen in medieval times. Stroll the marble-paved streets while you learn about its history. Back in Naxos Town, enjoy dinner independently.

    • Optional Excursions: Traditional Naxos Villages & Apiranthos
    • Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

    Day 4 Naxos to Koufonisia

    Schinoussa, Greece

    As Naxos fades away, we’ll be sailing toward Koufonisia, with a swim stop this morning on the tranquil island of Schinoussa just south. Spared from much development with just a small population, it’s known for its beautiful clear turquoise waters that are ideal for swimming. We’ll reach our final destination in mid-afternoon. Koufonisia is home to a half-dozen beaches and lots of magnificent scenery along with plenty of enticing venues for enjoying everything from mojitos to Greek salads. Just about everything is within a short walking distance, making it easy to find a spot to savor the island’s delicious authentic flavor on your own this evening.

    • Optional Excursions: N/A
    • Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

    Day 5 Koufonisia to Santorini. Overnight to Milos

    Santorini, Greece

    This morning as we cruise toward Santorini, we’ll make a swim stop at Magganari Beach on Ios Island, an ideal stretch for a dip with clear, shallow waters and soft golden sands. Once back on board, enjoy lunch before arriving in Santorini at about 2 pm. An optional excursion can bring you to the Akrotiri archaeological site where in 1600 BC the settlement was well-preserved in ash, providing an excellent glimpse at a time long past. Watch a famous sunset from Oia and then dine on your own, returning to the ship before 11 pm as we’ll be sailing overnight to Milos.

    • Optional Excursions: Guided Tour of Akrotiri & Oia
    • Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

    Day 6 Milos to Kimolos

    Milos, Greece

    This morning you’ll find yourself in Milos, known for its volcanic landscape and spectacular beaches as well as being the island where the Venus de Milo statue was discovered. If you’d like to visit its most famous beach, Sarakiniko, with smooth, white volcanic rock that looks like a moonscape contrasting magnificently against the turquoise sea, join our optional excursion. You’ll also explore the Geological Mining Museum which is focused on Milos’ mining history. Enjoy lunch on your own, returning to the ship by 4 pm for departure to Kimolos. Dinner will be hosted on board, with the evening free for exploring Kimolos independently.

    • Optional Excursions: Guided Tour of Milos
    • Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

    Day 7 Kimolos to Serifos & Kythnos

    Kythnos, Greece

    Reaching Serifos in mid-morning, an optional excursion will bring you to explore the town. Perched on the slopes of a hill it offers a remarkable view of the surrounding sea while whitewashed cubist homes and buildings tumble down the mountainside. You’ll have time to enjoy lunch independently at one of the many traditional tavernas or seaside eateries at Livadakia Beach. Once everyone is back on board, we’ll sail to Kythnos, with the final swim stop of our trip enjoyed en route. Anchoring in one of the picturesque bays, this is where our farewell dinner with entertainment will be hosted.

    • Optional Excursions: Visit the Island of Serifos
    • Meals Included: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

    Day 8 Disembarkation from the Port of Lavriou

    Athens, Greece

    We won’t have far to go, with Kea the only island between Kythnos and the port of Lavriou, which we’ll reach early in the morning. Your last breakfast will be served on board and you’ll have time to say your farewells to the crew and your fellow passengers, perhaps exchanging contact information with those who’ve become friends. Disembarkation is by 10 am and from here you might extend your trip to spend time in Athens, head to the airport to embark on further travels, or catch your flight home. If you need assistance with arrangements, our travel experts will be happy to help.

    • Optional Excursions: N/A
    • Meals Included: Breakfast

    What's Included

    • Private transfers to and from ship
    • Spacious, air-conditioned cabin with a private bathroom & luxe amenities
    • Buffet breakfast served every morning
    • Buffet lunch served daily
    • Multicourse welcome dinner
    • Farewell dinner featuring a Greek-style BBQ
    • Room service with no additional charge
    • Free coffee and tea 24/7
    • Complimentary filtered water throughout the trip
    • Yoga and Pilates sessions led by the on-board Wellness Coach
    • Access to the Mini Gym
    • Complimentary snorkel gear and watersports equipment like SUPs
    • Beach towels
    • Free Wi-Fi throughout the vessel
    • Multilingual concierge
    • Baggage handling & porterage
    • Full financial protection for the trip, guaranteeing peace of mind
    • Very intuitive travel app that includes our highly sought-after Restaurant Guide

    Your Ship

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    ELYSIUM

    While she might look like an ordinary vessel from a distance, the Elysium is sure to impress from the moment you step on board. Designed to provide an intimate experience with personalized individual attention, she hosts up to just four dozen guests and has a wealth of modern amenities.

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    Departure Dates

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    2023

    • May

      May 06, 2023May 13, 2023May 27, 2023
    • June

      Jun 03, 2023Jun 17, 2023Jun 24, 2023
    • July

      Jul 08, 2023Jul 15, 2023Jul 29, 2023
    • August

      Aug 05, 2023Aug 19, 2023Aug 26, 2023
    • September

      Sep 02, 2023Sep 09, 2023Sep 16, 2023Sep 23, 2023

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