On this voyage you will be taken a bit off the beaten track, and what breathtaking discoveries await you there! Homer’s birthplace - the Mastic island; the most male island, too; the fountain town… And you will get to know the style of life in one of only five world’s Blue Zones.
Ten kilometres southwest of central Athens, Piraeus is dazzling in its scale, its seemingly endless quays filled with ferries, ships and hydrofoils. While technically its own city, it melds into the Athens sprawl, with close to half a million people living in the greater area.
The most attractive quarter lies east around Zea Marina and Mikrolimano harbours. The latter is lined with cafes, restaurants and bars often filled with people who've disembarked from their yachts for the day.
Sitting in the heart of the Aegean Sea, Syros is a mixture of Cycladic and Venetian architecture. Just imagine whitewashed houses blending with colorful mansions and big churches, surrounded by the Cycladic nature. Dreamy, right? Ideal for families and couples who seek a romantic, yet laid-back holiday destination, Syros has an elegant and nostalgic vibe that enchants every visitor.
Ermoupoli, the capital of Syros island and also the orthodox town of Syros, is an architectural gem! Colorful mansions, neoclassical buildings, imposing orthodox churches and squares, create the most postcard-perfect place in Syros! For a dip into the culture of Ermoupolis, visit the Town Hall building, which was created by Ernst Ziller, Apollo Theater and Pallas cinema
Andros Chora, the island’s capital, is a mixture of Venetian, Byzantine and Ottoman architecture. Palaiopolis, the ancient capital of Andros, the prehistoric Plaka settlement and Zagora settlement are must-visits.
The natural beauty of this verdant island is divine! The hiking paths that cross Andros Greece, will give you the chance to explore its lush vegetation.
Located on the northern side of the Cyclades group of islands, Tinos is one of the most enchanting Greek islands. Beautiful sandy beaches, traditional villages and minimal Cycladic architecture create a unique atmosphere that never fails to captivate the visitors.
Although Chios has many stunning beaches, it is particularly famous for its medieval villages. Traditional villages, such as Pyrgi and Olympi stand out for their elaborate architecture and fortification-like structure. You’ll probably haven’t seen anything similar to the traditional houses of Chios before! Their facades are decorated with black and white geometrical designs, while they are surrounded by labyrinth-like narrow alleys that emit a mysterious feel.
Cesme is located very close to the Greek island of Chios and has a prominent and restored fortress to testify to its glorious past. It is one of the main attractions of this city popular with day-trippers from both Izmir and Chios. Not to worry if you’re not into fortresses, glorious pasts or anything historical; you’ll have plenty more to see and do during your day in Cesme.
Located on the Eastern Aegean sea, Ikaria is one of the worldwide famous Greek Islands, mainly due to the longevity of its inhabitants and the Ikarian diet.
Its natural beauty is a standout, too, as the wild beauty of Ikaria is breathtaking. Rocky mountains, dramatic gorges, hiking trails, mesmerizing beaches, and rural villages set the scene of a dreamy holiday destination, especially for nature lovers!
Mykonos is the great glamour island of Greece and flaunts its sizzling St-Tropez-meets-Ibiza style and party-hard reputation. It is the island of modern-day celebrities and not the island of spirits of the past. Sharon Stone and Brad Pitt, Madonna and Mike Jagger, Gina Lollobrigida and Sofia Loren visit quite often– this is a holiday! Enjoy!
Mykonos is the jumping-off point for the archaeological site of the nearby island of Delos.
* Please note the quoted timing (arrival /departure time to/from the islands) is indicative and may slightly change due to weather conditions and especially for the sake of better provisioning of all the activities and benefits of the cruise.