Southern Cyclades Cruise
 

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Southern Cyclades Cruise. Diving Tour Plus
Cruise for divers and non-divers

10 June 2023 - 17 June 2023
8 days/7 nights

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Athens-Piraeus

Day 1 Athens-Piraeus

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.

Arrival:
Departure: 20:00

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Milos

Day 2 Milos

Rich in allusions to Greek mythology and artwork

Thanks to its volcanic origin, Milos boasts a magnificent colorful landscape and a coastline that counts more than 40 exotic beaches.

Standing out for its majestic ambiance, rich history, picturesque fishing villages, amazing food, and indigo bays, Milos island in Greece is a timeless Cycladic gem that will steal your breath with its enchanting beauty. The variety of landscapes in Milos is unreal- you’ll see nothing twice, there’s always something new to discover. Being home to the Venus of Milo statue, which was discovered on the island and the stunning Sarakiniko beach, Milos’ beauty is expressed in many ways!

Milos Greece welcomes everyone, but it is particularly popular with couples, which find in the serene natural landscape of Milos the perfect setting for their romantic holidays. Indeed, the numerous caves, mysterious catacombs, and emerald Milos beaches squeeze enough charm to bewitch any traveler.

Milos beaches are iconic, and especially the gorgeous Sarakiniko beach. This beach boasts a lunar landscape, consisting of volcanic gleaming white rock formations and crystal clear turquoise waters.

Arrival: 10:00
Departure: next day 06:00

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Folegandros

Day 3 Folegandros

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Serene mountainous island with almost no tourists, towns on dizzy cliffs and deserted beaches.

Two dives are not to be missed on this beautiful island.

The huge cave at the south coast of he island, with easy entrance and a spacious interior.

 

Don't forget the “Adelfia” (brothers) reef on the channel between Sikinos and Folegandros.

This reef has the shape of a shark fin and because if its location in the middle of the sea is full of aquatic life.

 

Arrival: 12:00
Departure: next day 06:00

4
Santorini

Day 4 Santorini

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This island houses the largest sea volcano in the world. Part of its crater went under water during an eruption, thus creating a caldera – a funnel filled with sea water. The resulting intense tsunami led to the sunset of the Minoan civilization. There is a theory that it was exactly this tsunami that sunk Atlántida (also known as Atlantis). The edge of the caldera is an upright rock, approximately 300 meters high. One may get to the top on foot, conquering 687 steps, ride a mountain road lined with stones, or take a funicular. Once up at the height of 220 meters above sea level, you will find yourself in the most beautiful town of Fira – the capital of Santorini. Picturesque views of the town attract cinema directors, painters and photographers from all over the world. Not surprisingly, people say that all most beautiful movies of Greece were made here – snow-white houses, blue roofs and thrilling views of the sea and sky merging together.

 

All sunsets at Santorini are as unique as the colors of the sea before the sun sets, and they never repeat themselves. The color of the sky becomes supernatural, and along with the views of the waves, the shape of the clouds, the smells and the wind – all come together to create a sense of magic. Add to this incredible multicolored beaches with volcano sand and you get one of the most wonderful places on Earth!

Adiavatos reef.

The reef’s head at 12m depth is decorated by huge monoliths, while on every side of it the walls drop down dramatically to the depths of several hundred meters. Its formation shelters various aquatic life. 

 

Volcano dive.

A sulfor green layer at the first couple of meters creates a mystical ambience through out this dive. Numerous huge lava rocks scattered around give shelter to lobsters, groupers, octopuses.

 

Mansel reef.

On calm days we may visit this spectacular reef in open sea. The walls drop down to the abyss and everynow and then we can see broken amphoraes.  The visibility is breathtaking throughout the year.

Arrival: 11:00
Departure: 20:00

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Ios

Day 5 Ios

Ios is a Cycladic island sitting in the heart of the Aegean Sea. It may be popular among the youth as one of the top party islands in Greece, thanks to the crazy Ios nightlife, but the truth is that Ios is much more than that!

Boasting the typical seductive Cycladic landscape, Ios Greece has tiny whitewashed houses, narrow cobblestone alleys, picturesque cliff top villages and, of course, mesmerizing Ios beaches.

During the day, Ios island is the absolute Cycladic paradise. People escape the summer heat at the golden beaches, where they take a dip in the crystal clear Aegean waters. When the sun goes down, the bars and restaurants of Ios Chora come alive! The crowds start peeling themselves away from the scenic beaches, to get lost in the wild Ios party scene...Until next morning!

Arrival: 00:00
Departure: 23:00

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Paros

Day 6 Paros

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Paros is an island for every one: famous beaches varying from popular and vibrant to secluded, traditional Cycladic architecture, vivid nightlife, enchanting rural villages, and historical monuments.

 

The two main villages, Parikia and Naoussa, are the heart of the island’s nightlife beats. Full of traditional taverns, luxurious restaurants and sophisticated bars, Parikia and Naoussa overflow with young crowds every night. For tranquility go to traditional villages of Lefkes and Marpissa. 

 

The island is famous for one thing in particular: its beaches! Huge, sandy, with crystal clear waters and many facilities. Santa Maria, Golden Beach Paros, Punta, and Kolymbithres are some of the most famous beaches in Paros. However, there are also many secluded beaches, for those who seek privacy! 

 

Paros has also ideal conditions for windsurfing and kitesurfing, thanks to “Meltemi” wind. Every summer it hosts the Professional Windsurfing World Cup.

 

Historical monuments include most significant early church in the Aegean, the awe-inspiring Panagia Ekatontapiliani (Church of 100 Doors). Or you could climb to the Venetian castle at the port and visit the Byzantine Road at Lefkes.

The dive in Pandieronisi cave is just spectacular. At 12m we begin to see the massive entrance to the cave.  Vibrant colors are decoarating the cave walls.  In the middle of the dive we may ascend to the surface inside the huge cave.  Depending on the experience of the divers we can either exit through the large entrance, or through a smaller deeper passage.

Arrival: 06:00
Departure: 23:00

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Serifos

Day 7 Serifos

Serifos is not a very touristy island that boasts comfortable soft sand beaches, enchanting capital Hora and wild terrains. Take a picturesque trail right from the Livadi port to the capital Hora (that’s a usual name for a Greek island’s capital). Strall up the hilltop of Hora to its oldest part occupied by the Castle complex, including the Town hall, Square of the Windmills, Archaeological Collection, and Church of Evangelista. Visit the church of Agios Ioannis Theologos. It’s carved into the rock and believed to keep the legendary head of Gorgon Medusa in one of the catacombs. Observe the Aegean from the Lighthouse of Serifos.

Arrival: 06:00
Departure: 20:00

8
Athens-Piraeus

Day 8 Athens-Piraeus

Athens is a city where you can find a Roman tomb in the basement of the clothing store and a metro station where you can walk through the remnants of an ancient necropolis.

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.

Arrival: 08:00
Departure:

* 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.

 

Cruise prices 2023

8 days/7 nights

All cabin prices include accommodation with full board.

Cabin Category   Cabin Description Cabin № 

Price per person in Double accommodation

(EURO)

Price per person in Single accommodation

(EURO)

 Port Calls per person for a 7-night cruise in Greek waters 

(EURO)

Mini-suite MAIN DECK 20 м2 double bed + sofa 5528  6860  350
A-class 18 м2 double bed  4  4519 5599 350
A-class 16 м2 double bed  2, 3 4302 5328 350
A-class 14 м2 double bed  6  3639 4499 350
B-class superior TWEEN DECK 12 м2 double bed 14, 15 3504 4330 350
B-class superior 12 м2  round double bed 21 3504 4330 350
B-class 12 м2  double bed 16, 17, 18  3368 4160 350
B-class 11 м2 double bed 29  3043 3754 350
B-class 11 м2 twin  24 3043 3754 350
B-class * 12 м2 triple (3 guests) 19, 23, 25, 27   2032  n/a 350
B-class 12 м2  triple for twin use (2 guests) 19, 23, 25, 27 3368 n/a 350
B-class * 11 м2 triple (3 guests) 22  1880 n/a 350
B-class   11 м2 triple for twin use (2 guests) 22  3043 n/a 350

 

 

Prices include / free of charge:

  • Full board (meals 4 times a day)
  • Coffee/ tea and still water, crackers free during the day at the bar counter
  • Kayaks, windsurf boards, fins and masks for snorkeling
  • Entertainments on board: show and animation programs, sails practices, yoga classes, karaoke
  • SAT TV in the cabins
  • Jacuzzi
  • Consultations and assistantance by diving instructor

 

On extra payment:

  • Cocktails, alcohol and drinks in the bar
  • Diving equipment and diving instructor services, underwater group tours
  • Water ski, wakeboards etc.
  • Bus excursions with invited guide
  • Laundry services
  • Air tickets, transfer and visa cost
  • Port charges
  • Service charge (tips) (on passengers decision)
  • Diving gear (60 euros/day)
  • Scuba diving travel insurance (can be bought individually in DAN Europe, World Nomads Explorer or Dive Assure, or via our partner)
  • Online diving theory courses (from 360 euros per person per course package)
  • Transfer from the ship to the diving site, if necessary

 

Special deal for children:

  • 2 adults +1 child 8-12 years, discount for children (in Economy class)                 - 100% off
  • 2 adults +1 child 12-18 years, discount for children (in Economy class)                       - 50% off
  • 1 adult + 1 child 8-12 years, discount for children (in Standard & Premium class)     - 50% off
  • 1 adult + 1 child 12-18 years, discount for children (in Standard & Premium class)   - 25% off

Notice:    For safety reasons children are allowed on board starting from the age of 8. Children under 8 may be allowed on board by special permission of the Company.

island/mainland ports of the cruise dive center location port of call (ship-cruise) dive sites prices*
Milos Pollonia Adamas Kalogeros, Glaronisia, Caves of Papafragas, Caves of Sarakiniko, Wreck of Afrixa, Korakonisi, Akradies, Roman Shipwreck, Vani Coast, Kalogries, Kleftiko, Emerald cave, Plate de Fyriplaka, Pirates island, Kleftiko's Maze, Hanging Waters Of Ktenia, Theorichia Caves, Farmer's Cave, Kastanas, The Shallow, Shipwreck Agios Georgios, Kseres Toy Perasmatos Begginer dive - from 50 euros. Certified dive - from 120 euros.
Santorini Caldera Beach Fyra, on buoys Adiavatos Reef, Volcano dive, Mansel Reef Begginer dive - from 90 euros. Certified divers - from 100 euros.
Folegandros Chora Karavostasis South coast cave, Adelfia Reef Certified divers - from 100 euros.
Paros Golden Beach Parikia Pandieronisi cave Begginers dive - from 70 euros. Certified divers - from 85 euros.
Serifos Livadi Livadi Kalogeros wreck The price for every dive is 70€ per person, included equipment and transfer.

 

* - exact price, including land transfers from the port to the dive center (when needed), depends on the total number of divers and number of dives at the destination

Dive certificate is mandatory for all cave, reef or wreck dives.

Dive insurance can be obtained through our partner, individually, or at certain dive centers.

All dives should be pre-booked in advance with your Cruise Director.

Each traveler's first name, height, weight and shoe size is needed in advance, in order for each dive center to arrange diving equipment for you.