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Cyclades Cruise with Dalmatian Highlights

  • Ship Type:Luxury Cruise
  • Departs From:Athens
  • Duration:12 Nights

If you can’t decide whether to visit Greece or Croatia on your next trip, why not do both? This 13-day tour includes a week of sailing the Greek islands, time to get to know Athens, the birthplace of western civilization, and one of Croatia’s most desirable cities, Dubrovnik. Accommodation in four-star hotels is included and you’ll enjoy your overnights on the cruise in a spacious en-suite cabin on an elegant small ship with a wealth of impressive facilities. Intriguing guided tours are included and you’ll have optional excursions to choose from too. Throughout the trip, enjoy plenty of mouthwatering local cuisine.

Luxury Cruise
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Route & Map

  • Days 1-2
    • Athens & Cape Sounion

      • Welcome Dinner
  • Days 3
    • Mykonos

      • Guided tour of Delos
  • Days 4
    • Naxos

      • OPTIONAL: Tour of traditional Naxos villages & Apiranthos
  • Days 5
    • Koufonisia

      • Afternoon at your leisure
  • Days 6
    • Santorini

      • OPTIONAL: Guided tour of Akrotiri & Oia
  • Days 7
    • Milos & Kimolos

      • OPTIONAL: Guided tour of Milos
  • Days 8
    • Serifos & Kythnos

      • OPTIONAL: Visit the Island of Serifos
      • Farewell dinner
  • Days 9-10
    • Athens

      • Private taste of Athens tour
      • Private panoramic tour of Athens
  • Days 11-12
    • Dubrovnik

      • Private tour of Dubrovnik
      • Small group half-day oyster & wine tasting
  • Days 13
    • Departure from Dubrovnik

    • What's Included

      General
      • Accommodation at 4-star hotels in Athens and Dubrovnik
      • Private arrival and departure transfers
      • Spacious en-suite cabin with air conditioning during the cruise
      • Flight from Athens to Dubrovnik
      • Professional cruise manager
      • Free watersports gear on the ship
      • Jacuzzi on the ship’s rooftop
      • Spa services on the ship
      • Free Wi-Fi throughout the ship
      • 24/7 support provided by our dedicated staff
      Food & Beverages
      • At least two freshly prepared meals served on board the ship each day
      • Captain’s farewell dinner with live entertainment
      • Free coffee and tea 24/7
      • Complimentary filtered water throughout the trip
      Excursions
      • Private Panoramic Athens Tour
      • Private Taste of Athens Tour
      • Dubrovnik Old City Tour
      • Small Group Half-Day Oyster & Wine Tour from Dubrovnik
      • Visit a mix of popular and lesser-known islands on the cruise
      • Time on your own to sample local cuisine in port
      • A gym, Pilates and yoga classes on your cruise

      What's Not Included

      • International airfare to Greece/from Croatia
      • Gratuities
      • Port taxes of €245 per person
      • We strongly advise all guests purchase comprehensive travel insurance
      • Additional meals and drinks packages not mentioned in itinerary
      • Price based in double occupancy in a double or twin room. 70% single person supplement

      Cruise Ships

      Listing Elysium

      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.

      Itinerary

      Day 1 Arrival into Athens

      Athens

      Your Greece and Croatia adventure begins with your arrival at Athens International Airport where you’ll be welcomed by our driver for a private transfer to your 4-star hotel in Athens. You’ll have the rest of the day to enjoy the city on your own, or you might want to simply relax at your hotel. With a rooftop restaurant, spectacular views are guaranteed. People-watching while sipping wine or strong Greek coffee from one of the many sidewalk cafes is a great way to immerse yourself in daily life and you’ll find plenty of shops for picking up gifts, souvenirs, and essentials for your trip.

        Day 2 Embarkation, Port of Lavrio to Cape Sounion

        Cape Sounion Greece

        The cruise portion of your journey begins with a private transfer from your hotel. You’ll be delivered to the port of Lavrio where your ship and friendly crew await, with boarding between 2 and 3 pm. Departure for Cape Sounion is at 4 pm and you’ll be able to dive right into the fun with the first swim stop taking place near Cape Sounion, a headland topped by the Temple of Poseidon and surrounded by the Aegean on three sides. Once back on board, you’ll have time to freshen up before joining us for the welcome dinner with time to get to know your fellow passengers.

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

        Day 3 Cape Sounion to Mykonos

        Mykonos Greece

        After cruising overnight toward Mykonos, we’ll arrive early so that you can explore sacred Delos Island. If you’d like expert insight, join the optional tour that will reveal the stories behind the ancient ruins in the UNESCO-listed archaeological site, including well-preserved Venetian and Byzantine architecture, temples, a theater, statues, and mosaics. En route to nearby Mykonos enjoy a swim stop and once we reach the island, the rest of the day is yours. You might spend time on one of the gorgeous white sandy beaches, visit the Little Venice windmills, or wander through Mykonos Town, with time for a world-class dinner on your own.

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

        Day 4 Mykonos to Naxos

        Naxos Greece

        Enjoy a memorable swim stop as we make our way to Naxos with lunch served before our arrival on the island where your first glimpse will be its famous Temple of Apollo that greets ships as they make their way into the harbor. You’ll have the opportunity to take an excursion into its rugged mountains to visit traditional villages like pretty Apiranthos, surrounded by gorgeous mountain scenery. As you stroll the marble-paved streets, you’ll notice a distinctly medieval feel with little change over the decades. After the tour, return to Naxos town with time to dine on the island’s delicious farm-to-table fare.

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

        Day 5 Naxos to Koufonisia

        Schinoussa Greece

        Sailing on to Koufonisia, a morning swim stop will be enjoyed at Schinoussa, which lies just south of Naxos. It boasts calm and clear, strikingly blue waters and unspoiled landscapes with its population including just a few hundred inhabitants. Arriving at Koufonisia in the mid-afternoon, the island is renowned for its friendly, hospitable locals, exotic beaches, and mouthwatering cuisine. You’ll have the evening at your leisure, perhaps spending time on one of the glorious stretches of beach before dining in one of the many outstanding eateries. Here the dishes often feature fresh fish or seafood alongside local ingredients.

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

        Day 6 Koufonisia to Santorini. Overnight to Milos

        Santorini

        Continuing to the island many have on their travel bucket lists, we’ll reach Santorini at 2 pm, but first, another memorable swim stop off the shores of Ios Island at Magganari Beach. It boasts translucent turquoise waters that are shallow and calm, ideal for a dip. Upon arrival to Santorini, you can take an optional excursion that will bring you to two of the island’s top spots, the ancient Akrotiri archaeological settlement that was left well-preserved under a blanket of ash following a 1600 BC volcanic eruption. Continue to Oia village, enjoying dinner with a jaw-dropping view. We’ll depart at 11 pm for Milos.

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

        Day 7 Milos to Kimolos

        Milos Greece

        Known as the “island of colors,” Milos is a big treat today, home to the very Instagrammable Sarakiniko Beach with its lunar-like landscape featuring smooth, white volcanic rock and electric blue water. You can opt for an excursion to experience it (camera in hand) followed by a visit to the Geological Mining Museum which features artifacts and exhibits on the island’s mining history. There will be time for lunch on your own with the ship departing at 4 pm to Kimolos. Enjoy dinner on board and upon our arrival to the peaceful island, you’ll have the evening at your leisure to explore.

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

        Day 8 Kimolos to Serifos & Kythnos

        Kythnos Greece

        Arrival into Serifos will be at mid-morning after a night of cruising. Once there, an optional excursion is available that will take you through its enchanting streets and alleyways lined with picturesque, whitewashed buildings. As the farewell dinner will be hosted on the ship this evening, you’ll have time to sample the island’s culinary delights for lunch on your own. There are traditional taverns in the town center and seaside restaurants at Livadakia Beach. Once back on board, we sail toward Kythnos enjoying the trip’s final swim stop along the way. Get refreshed and ready for a fun evening of food and entertainment.

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

        Day 9 Disembarkation from the Port of Lavrio. Taste of Athens Tour

        Greek Food

        This morning we arrive early to where your cruise began, back to the port of Lavrio. One last breakfast will be served on board and once your bags are packed and ready with disembarkation at 10 am. It’s not over yet as you have a private Taste of Athens food tour this afternoon. You’ll visit talented food artisans and specialty food stores, enjoying samples along the way. It’s also a great opportunity to delve into authentic daily life in the city while learning about Greek cooking methods and time-honored culinary traditions.

        • Included Excursions: Private Taste of Athens Tour
        • Meals Included: Breakfast

        Day 10 Panoramic Tour of Athens. Fly to Dubrovnik, Croatia

        Athens

        Start your day with a private Panoramic Tour of Athens will take you to see the highlights of the city with a focus on Acropolis hill, including remarkable monuments like the Parthenon. Enter the New Acropolis Museum to view treasures uncovered from the hill and then take the panoramic drive portion of your tour, viewing sites like the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Presidential Palace. After your excursion, your private driver will transfer you to Athens International Airport for a whole new adventure. Catch your flight to Dubrovnik’s airport in Croatia, where you’ll be met by private transfer to your four-star hotel, complete with stunning sea views.

        • Included Excursions: Private Panoramic Tour of Athens
        • Meals Included: Breakfast

        Day 11 Dubrovnik City Tour

        Dubrovnik

        Embark on a tour of Old City Dubrovnik, tucked within massive stone defensive walls. You’ll be led by an expert local guide through the streets that are paved with marble and lined with centuries-old baroque and Renaissance architecture. Learn the stories behind the sites, such as Rector’s Palace, the 15th-century Onofrio’s Fountain that was part of the water supply system, and Franciscan Monastery, home to a 1317 pharmacy that’s still in operation today as one of Europe’s oldest. After your tour enjoy time on your own to explore – we recommend walking atop the walls before enjoying dinner with a sea view.

        • Included Excursions: Private Dubrovnik City Tour
        • Meals Included: Breakfast

        Day 12 Half-Day Oyster & Wine Tour

        Oyster Wine Tour Croatia

        Discover more delicious flavors on a small group tour that features some of the world’s best oysters complimented by amazing wine. You’ll head to the Peljesac Peninsula, renowned for both. First visit Ston, the town with walls referred to as the “Great Walls of Croatia” as they’re longer than any other, with the exception of China’s fortifications. This is the gateway to an oyster farm which you’ll reach by boat to enjoy fresh oysters straight from the sea alongside Dalmatian wine. As you indulge, you’ll learn about the history of oyster harvesting in the region. Including the reason that the delicacies are so tasty.

        • Included Excursions: Small Group Half-Day Oyster & Wine Tour
        • Meals Included: Breakfast

        Day 13 Departure

        Dubrovnik

        We hate to say goodbye, so if you don’t have to, we’d be happy to create a bespoke addition to this itinerary, perhaps exploring one or more of Croatia’s neighboring countries like Slovenia and its fairytale-like towns or mountainous Montenegro with its breathtaking fjords. Otherwise, conclude your trip with a private transfer to Dubrovnik International Airport to catch your flight home. Remember, there’s always next time with countless alluring destinations to visit.

        • Meals Included: Breakfast

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