Sailing the Greek Islands

February 22, 2020
Sailing the Greek Islands

Michael CosmopoulosSprinkled over the Aegean Sea and steeped in old mythology, the Cyclades are some of the many spectacular of Greece's numerous isles. Right here, fishing boats for sale cast colorful reflections in azure oceans, whitewashed villages cascade down lavender-dusted mountains, and craggy headlands are punctuated by ancient ruins. Under the billowing sails regarding the exquisite four-masted tall ship Sea Cloud, voyage to rugged Sifnos, sun-drenched Santoríni, the mystical isles of Delos, plus.

Trip Features

  • Find the magnificent ruins when you look at the old sanctuary of Delos, birthplace of Apollo and Artemis.
  • Ride a donkey or cable car down a cliff side into the harbor on stunning Santoríni.
  • Soak up the lively culture, mythology, and Venetian legacy of age-old villages.
  • Explore the Cyclades under complete sail aboard the historic square-rigger water Cloud.
Times 1 & 2 — U.S./Athens, Greece/Piraeus

Depart on an instantly flight to Athens. Over time at leisure and meal within the town, go to Piraeus and settle into your cabin from the majestic Sea Cloud. Cast off today, and take in our very first Grecian sunset at water.
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Day 3 — At Sea/Sifnos

Our first early morning onboard is spent at ocean. We possibly may stop for a late early morning swimming before visiting the island of Sifnos. Distinguished for the pottery as well as its Venetian dovecotes, Sifnos is a rugged area with a harbor village and a beautiful upper chora (village), waterfront tavernas and convenient shores. It’s outstanding island for walkers or loungers alike. This afternoon, discover a spot on deck to view once the Sea Cloud’s sails are hoisted up their particular impressive masts by hand once we put sail for Cyclades.
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Day 4 — Tinos

Drop anchor at beautiful Tinos, dotted with villages steeped in Venetian record. The island’s Venetian-era dovecotes, terraced hillsides, and green marble quarries have long made this a haven for musicians and artists. Explore the picturesque village of Pyrgos, adorned with carved marble facades, and visit the church of Panagia Evangelistria, in which countless pilgrims come each year to pray at Greece’s holiest shrine.
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Day 5 — Delos

The little archaeological gem of Delos could be the birthplace associated with the twin gods Artemis, goddess of pets plus the search; and Apollo, god of recovery, music, and light. Spend early morning discovering the island’s amazing ruins, including the Terrace regarding the Lions therefore the exquisite Temple of Apollo.
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Day 6 — Amorgos

Drop anchor at Amorgos, the easternmost isle associated with Cyclades. Visit the primary city, perched in the hills, and determine its breathtaking domed churches and windmills. Explore the dazzling white monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa, clinging to a cliff face above the ocean. Later, come back to the Sea Cloud and revel in a relaxing mid-day beneath its splendid sails.
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Time 7 — Santoríni

Incomparable Santoríni is an area archipelago formed from an individual volcanic cone that erupted inside second millennium B.C., burying the area's Minoan culture in ash. Sail into the caldera, and drive through windswept vineyards into the gorgeous city of Oia. Set on top of a cliff, Oia affords unrivaled views associated with the caldera below. After meal, drive a donkey or a cable vehicle along the cliff part to the ship.
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Day 8 — At Water

Enjoy a wonderful day's sailing on the list of evocative isles associated with Cyclades. Flake out on deck with a novel, observe the crew because they man the rigging and trim the sails, and attend presentations by we of specialists regarding area’s history and ecology. Within the late mid-day, we might have a chance for an impromptu stop and a swim.
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Time 9 — Piraeus/Athens/U.S.

Disembark today and transfer toward airport for your return trip.

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