How about a relaxing holiday while sailing the Greek seas and other destinations in the Mediterranean?

Here below follows a selection of cruises in Greece & the East Mediterranean for the years 2021 & 2022 operated by different cruise companies.

Enjoy the affordable luxury of a cruise onboard a comfortable “floating hotel” and visit the Greek islands (Santorini, Mykonos, Crete, Rhodes, Patmos, Paros and more), Nafplio, Monemvasia, Kusadasi (Ephessos), Istanbul…

Select your Greek cruise:

Small ship cruises:

Small cruise ships photos

Long before the pandemic made small cruise ships a major trend, there was a dedicated clientele for this type of cruise holidays.
Sailing on board mega yachts or motor-sailors that take maximum 60 people has its charm and appeal. The atmosphere is more casual, passengers socialize more with one another, the service is very personalized.
Small ships are ideal for exploring the Greek islands, most of which do not have large ports and therefore are prohibitive for large cruisers that need tenders (= waiting in line to disembark!).
Their greater mobility and flexibility has produced wonderful itineraries that mix the most famous Greek islands with some less known ones, as well as superb near-coastal voyages of the Greek mainland.
The lack of on board facilities such as casinos, shopping arcades, pools and theaters with live entertainment is offset by easy access to the shore, swimming off the ship into secluded beaches and secret coves, small group shore excursions that enhance the travel experience and fine dining.

7-day cruises on small ships (max. 25-26 cabins) to well known destinations as well as to unique and more off-the-beaten-path ports of call.

  • 7-day Grecian Trails cruiseSmall map of the 7-day Grecian Trails cruise; click for bigger map & further info

    by Elixir Cruises

    This route around Crete, the Peloponnese and beyond is simply one of a kind; the boutique cruise yacht “Elysium” will take you on a unique cultural voyage enriched whith activities that will rejuvenate, educate and excite you!

    2021: Jul., Aug., Sep., Oct.

  • 7-day Divine Cyclades cruiseSmall map of the 7-day Divine Cyclades cruise; click for bigger map & further info

    by Elixir Cruises

    A boutique cruise that takes in 12 Cycladic islands! It is a balanced mix of the trendy with the quaint and unspoiled. A wide variety of cultural, nature-related, wellness and culinary activities are available, making this itinerary a fantastic and truly immersive experience.

    2021: May, Jun., Jul., Aug., Sep., Oct.

  • 7-day Jewels of the Cyclades cruiseSmall map of the 7-day Jewels of the Cyclades cruise; click for bigger map & further info

    by Variety Cruises

    Some of the best Cycladic Greek islands in the Aegean on board the 49 passenger motor sailers “Galileo” or “Panorama”.

    2021: Apr., May, Jun., Jul., Aug., Sep., Oct.

    2022: Apr., May, Jun., Jul., Aug., Sep., Oct.

  • 7-day Classical Greece cruiseSmall map of the 7-day Classical Greece cruise; click for bigger map & further info

    by Variety Cruises

    Enjoy the wonders of the Classical Greece on a cruise to Aegean Greek islands, Crete and Continental GreeceĀ  (Eastern Peloponese) on board the mega yachts “Harmony G” or “Harmony V”.

    2021: Jun., Jul., Aug., Sep., Oct.

    2022: Apr., May, Jun., Jul., Aug., Sep., Oct.

  • 7-day Unexplored Greek Islands cruiseSmall map of the 7-day Unexplored Greek Islands cruise; click for bigger map & further info

    by Variety Cruises

    A cruise voyage on board the Mega Yacht “Callisto” unraveling the most authentic Cycladic and Dodecanese islands of Greece.

    2022: Jul., Aug.

  • 7-day Best of Greece & Turkey cruiseSmall map of the 7-day Best of Greece & Turkey cruise; click for bigger map & further info

    by Variety Cruises

    Ten of the most famous Cyclades & Dedecanese islands in Greece and Bodrum in Turkey on board the 36 cabin mega yacht “Variety Voyager”.

    2022: Apr., May, Jun., Jul., Aug., Sep., Oct.

  • 7-day Antiquity to Byzantium cruiseSmall map of the 7-day Antiquity to Byzantium cruise; click for bigger map & further info

    by Variety Cruises

    A spectacular circumnavigation of the historic Peloponnese (Peloponnesos) & continental Greece on board the 49 passenger motor sailer “Galileo”; the wonders of Antiquity and Byzantium around the coast of the Peloponnese.

    2021: Oct., Nov.

    2022: Mar., Apr., Oct., Nov.

Large ship cruises:

Large cruise ships photos

By American standards, the cruise vessels featured in this section are quite small, as they accommodate 1200 up to 1600 passengers.
They offer all the comforts and amenities of the larger ones: swimming pools, Jacuzzis, beauty salons, wellness facilities, spacious lounges, bars, discos, casino, shops and more. Their smaller size and capacity, however, makes them more flexible, even when tenders need to be used.
The islands included are the jewels of the Aegean sea crown: Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Rhodes. Who hasn't at least 1 of these on their travel bucket list! Alongside these stand some hidden gems: Milos, Syros, Patmos. And since you are in the "neighborhood" why not pay a visit to selectively chosen ports in nearby Turkey or venture even further to Israel, Cyprus and Egypt! A great way to make the most of your holidays, a familiarization trip that will open your appetite for more.

Departing on Fridays, 3-day cruises are a splendid idea for the weekend:

  • 3-day Iconic Discovery cruiseSmall map of the 3-day Iconic Discovery cruise; click for bigger map & further info

    by Celestyal Cruises

    One more great idea for a long weekend in late autumn on board the “Celestyal Olympia”! Explore Syros, Santorini and Kusadasi (= Ancient Ephesus!), three primary destinations in the Aegean, when the larger crowds are well gone.

    2022: Mar., Nov.

  • 3-day Iconic Aegean cruiseSmall map of the 3-day Iconic Aegean cruise; click for bigger map & further info

    by Celestyal Cruises

    A long weekend escape to four of the most famous Greek islands in the Aegean Sea combined with Kusadasi (ancient Ephesus) in Turkey. An ideal cruise for first time visitors who do not have many days at their disposal but do not want to miss out on a visit to internationally acclaimed island destinations.

    2022: Mar., Apr., May, Jun., Jul., Aug., Sep., Oct.

A 4-day cruise is the most effective and relaxed way of week-days long island-hopping in the Greek islands; it may also be well combined with a couple of overnights on Santorini, the last port of call before returning to Piraeus:

  • 4-day Iconic Discovery cruiseSmall map of the 4-day Iconic Discovery cruise; click for bigger map & further info

    by Celestyal Cruises

    Cruising in late autumn is one of the finest travel experiences, especially on board the “Celestyal Olympia”. Explore four top destinations in the Aegean of cultural and historical significance and of unparalleled beauty.

    2022: Mar., Oct., Nov.

  • 4-day Iconic Aegean cruiseSmall map of the 4-day Iconic Aegean cruise; click for bigger map & further info

    by Celestyal Cruises

    Spend a week on-board the comfortable “Celestyal Olympia” cruise ship, visiting five of the most famous Greek islands, including a full day on the island of the Knights, Rhodes.

    2022: Mar., Apr., May, Jun., Jul., Aug., Sep., Oct.

7-day cruises are the most popular cruises to the Greek islands
combining history and civilization with the delights of the Aegean sea and sun.

  • 7-day Idyllic Aegean cruiseSmall map of the 7-day Idyllic Aegean cruise; click for bigger map & further info

    by Celestyal Cruises

    This week-long cruise will enable you to visit and enjoy some first class destinations in the Aegean Sea: Santorini, cosmopolitan Mykonos, Crete, Rhodes, Milos and Kusadasi!

    2022: Apr., May, Jun., Jul., Aug., Sep., Oct.

  • 7-day Eclectic Aegean cruiseSmall map of the 7-day Eclectic Aegean cruise; click for bigger map & further info

    by Celestyal Cruises

    This cruise combines some all time classic destinations with some new, fascinating ones in a balanced and well-paced itinerary. It offers long stays at most ports of call, thus allowing time for exploration without stress.

    2022: Apr., Oct., Nov.

  • 7-day Steps of Paul cruiseSmall map of the 7-day Steps of Paul cruise; click for bigger map & further info

    by Celestyal Cruises

    A voyage of Christian discovery on board the ‘Celestyal Crystal’ from Athens to Thessaloniki, Kavala, Istanbul, Dikili, Ancient Ephesus and Patmos, prime destinations for those on a Christian pilgrimage or simply interested in the history of religion.

    2022: Oct.

  • 7-day Three Continents cruiseSmall map of the 7-day Three Continents cruise; click for bigger map & further info

    by Celestyal Cruises

    The cruise is rightfully called 3 Continent as it includes ports of call in Europe, Asia and Africa in just 7 days: archaeology, religion and culture, this cruise has it all!

    2022: Mar., Apr., Nov., Dec.

Ports of call:

Photos of ports cruises visit

The here presented cruises visit many ports in Greece (mainland and islands) and several ports in other countries in Eastern Mediterranean.
Here bellow follows a list of all of them with links to the corresponding cruises.

Cruises /
Ports of call
3-day Iconic Discovery cruise3-day Iconic Aegean cruise4-day Iconic Discovery cruise4-day Iconic Aegean cruise7-day Idyllic Aegean cruise7-day Eclectic Aegean cruise7-day Steps of Paul cruise7-day Three Continents cruise7-day Grecian Trails cruise7-day Divine Cyclades cruise7-day Jewels of the Cyclades cruise7-day Classical Greece cruise7-day Unexplored Greek Islands cruise7-day Best of Greece & Turkey cruise7-day Antiquity to Byzantium cruise

Aegina (Greece)

        the port of Aegina is called during the 7-day Grecian Trails cruise      

Amorgos (Greece)

            the port of Amorgos (Greece) is called during the 7-day Unexplored Greek Islands cruise  

Ancient Epidaurus (Greece)

        the port of Ancient Epidaurus (Greece) is called during the 7-day Grecian Trails cruise     the port of Ancient Epidaurus (Greece) is called during the 7-day Antiquity to Byzantium cruise

Antiparos (Greece)

         the port of Antiparos (Greece) is called during the 7-day Divine Cyclades cruisethe port of Antiparos (Greece) is called during the 7-day Jewels of the Cyclades cruise    

Athens/Lavrio (Greece)

the port of Athens/Lavrio (Greece) is called during the 3-day Iconic Discovery cruisethe port of Athens/Lavrio (Greece) is called during the 3-day Iconic Aegean cruisethe port of Athens/Lavrio (Greece) is called during the 4-day Iconic Discovery cruisethe port of Athens/Lavrio (Greece) is called during the 4-day Iconic Aegean cruisethe port of Athens/Lavrio (Greece) is called during the 7-day Idyllic Aegean cruisethe port of Athens/Lavrio (Greece) is called during the 7-day Eclectic Aegean cruisethe port of Athens/Lavrio (Greece) is called during the 7-day Steps of Paul cruisethe port of Athens/Lavrio (Greece) is called during the 7-day Three Continents cruise       

Athens/Marina Zea (Greece)

        the port of Athens/Marina Zea (Greece) is called during the 7-day Grecian Trails cruisethe port of Athens/Marina Zea (Greece) is called during the 7-day Divine Cyclades cruisethe port of Athens/Marina Zea (Greece) is called during the 7-day Jewels of the Cyclades cruisethe port of Athens/Marina Zea (Greece) is called during the 7-day Classical Greece cruisethe port of Athens/Marina Zea (Greece) is called during the 7-day Unexplored Greek Islands cruisethe port of Athens/Marina Zea (Greece) is called during the 7-day Best of Greece & Turkey cruisethe port of Athens/Marina Zea (Greece) is called during the 7-day Antiquity to Byzantium cruise

Crete/Ag. Nikolaos (Greece)

    the port of Crete/Ag. Nikolaos (Greece) is called during the 7-day Idyllic Aegean cruise          

Crete/Chania (Greece)

        the port of Crete/Chania (Greece) is called during the 7-day Grecian Trails cruise      

Crete/Heraklio (Greece)

 the port of Crete/Heraklio (Greece) is called during the 3-day Iconic Aegean cruise the port of Crete/Heraklio (Greece) is called during the 4-day Iconic Aegean cruise           

Crete/Rethymno (Greece)

           the port of Crete/Rethymno (Greece) is called during the 7-day Classical Greece cruise   

Delos (Greece)

         the port of Delos (Greece) is called during the 7-day Divine Cyclades cruisethe port of Delos (Greece) is called during the 7-day Jewels of the Cyclades cruisethe port of Delos (Greece) is called during the 7-day Classical Greece cruise the port of Delos (Greece) is called during the 7-day Best of Greece & Turkey cruise 

Folegandros (Greece)

          the port of Folegandros (Greece) is called during the 7-day Jewels of the Cyclades cruise    
Cruises /
Ports of call
3-day Iconic Discovery cruise3-day Iconic Aegean cruise4-day Iconic Discovery cruise4-day Iconic Aegean cruise7-day Idyllic Aegean cruise7-day Eclectic Aegean cruise7-day Steps of Paul cruise7-day Three Continents cruise7-day Grecian Trails cruise7-day Divine Cyclades cruise7-day Jewels of the Cyclades cruise7-day Classical Greece cruise7-day Unexplored Greek Islands cruise7-day Best of Greece & Turkey cruise7-day Antiquity to Byzantium cruise

Gytheion (Greece)

              the port of Gytheion (Greece) is called during the 7-day Antiquity to Byzantium cruise

Hydra (Greece)

           the port of Hydra (Greece) is called during the 7-day Classical Greece cruise   

Ikaria (Greece)

            the port of Ikaria (Greece) is called during the 7-day Unexplored Greek Islands cruise  

Ios (Greece)

         the port of Ios (Greece) is called during the 7-day Divine Cyclades cruise   the port of Ios (Greece) is called during the 7-day Best of Greece & Turkey cruise 

Iraklia (Greece)

            the port of Iraklia (Greece) is called during the 7-day Unexplored Greek Islands cruise  

Itea/Delphi (Greece)

              the port of Itea/Delphi (Greece) is called during the 7-day Antiquity to Byzantium cruise

Kalymnos (Greece)

            the port of Kalymnos (Greece) is called during the 7-day Unexplored Greek Islands cruise  

Katakolo/Olympia (Greece)

              the port of Katakolo/Olympia (Greece) is called during the 7-day Antiquity to Byzantium cruise

Kavala (Greece)

     the port of Kavala (Greece) is called during the 7-day Eclectic Aegean cruisethe port of Kavala (Greece) is called during the 7-day Steps of Paul cruise        

Kea/Tzia (Greece)

           the port of Kea/Tzia (Greece) is called during the 7-day Classical Greece cruise   

Kimolos (Greece)

         the port of Kimolos (Greece) is called during the 7-day Divine Cyclades cruise     

Kos (Greece)

             the port of Kos (Greece) is called during the 7-day Best of Greece & Turkey cruise 
Cruises /
Ports of call
3-day Iconic Discovery cruise3-day Iconic Aegean cruise4-day Iconic Discovery cruise4-day Iconic Aegean cruise7-day Idyllic Aegean cruise7-day Eclectic Aegean cruise7-day Steps of Paul cruise7-day Three Continents cruise7-day Grecian Trails cruise7-day Divine Cyclades cruise7-day Jewels of the Cyclades cruise7-day Classical Greece cruise7-day Unexplored Greek Islands cruise7-day Best of Greece & Turkey cruise7-day Antiquity to Byzantium cruise

Koufonissia (Greece)

         the port of Koufonissia (Greece) is called during the 7-day Divine Cyclades cruise  the port of Koufonissia (Greece) is called during the 7-day Unexplored Greek Islands cruise  

Kythira (Greece)

        the port of Kythira (Greece) is called during the 7-day Grecian Trails cruise  the port of Kythira (Greece) is called during the 7-day Classical Greece cruise   

Kythnos (Greece)

         the port of Kythnos (Greece) is called during the 7-day Divine Cyclades cruisethe port of Kythnos (Greece) is called during the 7-day Jewels of the Cyclades cruise    

Levitha (Greece)

            the port of Levitha (Greece) is called during the 7-day Unexplored Greek Islands cruise  

Lipsi (Greece)

            the port of Lipsi (Greece) is called during the 7-day Unexplored Greek Islands cruisethe port of Lipsi (Greece) is called during the 7-day Best of Greece & Turkey cruise 

Milos (Greece)

    the port of Milos (Greece) is called during the 7-day Idyllic Aegean cruise    the port of Milos (Greece) is called during the 7-day Divine Cyclades cruise     

Monemvasia (Greece)

        the port of Monemvasia (Greece) is called during the 7-day Grecian Trails cruise  the port of Monemvasia (Greece) is called during the 7-day Classical Greece cruise  the port of Monemvasia (Greece) is called during the 7-day Antiquity to Byzantium cruise

Mycenae (Greece)

        the port of Mycenae is called during the 7-day Grecian Trails cruise      

Mykonos (Greece)

 the port of Mykonos (Greece) is called during the 3-day Iconic Aegean cruise the port of Mykonos (Greece) is called during the 4-day Iconic Aegean cruisethe port of Mykonos (Greece) is called during the 7-day Idyllic Aegean cruise    the port of Mykonos (Greece) is called during the 7-day Divine Cyclades cruisethe port of Mykonos (Greece) is called during the 7-day Jewels of the Cyclades cruisethe port of Mykonos (Greece) is called during the 7-day Classical Greece cruise the port of Mykonos (Greece) is called during the 7-day Best of Greece & Turkey cruise 

Nafplion (Greece)

        the port of Nafplion (Greece) is called during the 7-day Grecian Trails cruise  the port of Nafplion (Greece) is called during the 7-day Classical Greece cruise  the port of Nafplion (Greece) is called during the 7-day Antiquity to Byzantium cruise

Naxos (Greece)

         the port of Naxos (Greece) is called during the 7-day Divine Cyclades cruise     

Paros (Greece)

          the port of Paros (Greece) is called during the 7-day Jewels of the Cyclades cruise    
Cruises /
Ports of call
3-day Iconic Discovery cruise3-day Iconic Aegean cruise4-day Iconic Discovery cruise4-day Iconic Aegean cruise7-day Idyllic Aegean cruise7-day Eclectic Aegean cruise7-day Steps of Paul cruise7-day Three Continents cruise7-day Grecian Trails cruise7-day Divine Cyclades cruise7-day Jewels of the Cyclades cruise7-day Classical Greece cruise7-day Unexplored Greek Islands cruise7-day Best of Greece & Turkey cruise7-day Antiquity to Byzantium cruise

Patmos (Greece)

 the port of Patmos (Greece) is called during the 3-day Iconic Aegean cruise the port of Patmos (Greece) is called during the 4-day Iconic Aegean cruise  the port of Patmos (Greece) is called during the 7-day Steps of Paul cruise     the port of Patmos (Greece) is called during the 7-day Unexplored Greek Islands cruisethe port of Patmos (Greece) is called during the 7-day Best of Greece & Turkey cruise 

Pavlopetri (Greece)

        the port of Pavlopetri (Greece) is called during the 7-day Grecian Trails cruise      

Polyaigos (Greece)

          the port of Polyaigos (Greece) is called during the 7-day Jewels of the Cyclades cruise    

Poros (Greece)

          the port of Poros (Greece) is called during the 7-day Jewels of the Cyclades cruise    

Pylos (Greece)

              the port of Pylos (Greece) is called during the 7-day Antiquity to Byzantium cruise

Rhodes (Greece)

  the port of Rhodes (Greece) is called during the 4-day Iconic Discovery cruisethe port of Rhodes (Greece) is called during the 4-day Iconic Aegean cruisethe port of Rhodes (Greece) is called during the 7-day Idyllic Aegean cruise  the port of Rhodes (Greece) is called during the 7-day Three Continents cruise     the port of Rhodes (Greece) is called during the 7-day Best of Greece & Turkey cruise 

Santorini (Greece)

the port of Santorini (Greece) is called during the 3-day Iconic Discovery cruisethe port of Santorini (Greece) is called during the 3-day Iconic Aegean cruisethe port of Santorini (Greece) is called during the 4-day Iconic Discovery cruisethe port of Santorini (Greece) is called during the 4-day Iconic Aegean cruisethe port of Santorini (Greece) is called during the 7-day Idyllic Aegean cruisethe port of Santorini (Greece) is called during the 7-day Eclectic Aegean cruise   the port of Santorini (Greece) is called during the 7-day Divine Cyclades cruisethe port of Santorini (Greece) is called during the 7-day Jewels of the Cyclades cruisethe port of Santorini (Greece) is called during the 7-day Classical Greece cruise the port of Santorini (Greece) is called during the 7-day Best of Greece & Turkey cruise 

Serifos (Greece)

         the port of Serifos (Greece) is called during the 7-day Divine Cyclades cruise  the port of Serifos (Greece) is called during the 7-day Unexplored Greek Islands cruise  

Sifnos (Greece)

         the port of Sifnos (Greece) is called during the 7-day Divine Cyclades cruise     

Sounio (Greece)

        the port of Sounio is called during the 7-day Grecian Trails cruise   the port of Sounio is called during the 7-day Unexplored Greek Islands cruise  

Spetses (Greece)

        the port of Spetses (Greece) is called during the 7-day Grecian Trails cruise      

Symi (Greece)

             the port of Symi (Greece) is called during the 7-day Best of Greece & Turkey cruise 
Cruises /
Ports of call
3-day Iconic Discovery cruise3-day Iconic Aegean cruise4-day Iconic Discovery cruise4-day Iconic Aegean cruise7-day Idyllic Aegean cruise7-day Eclectic Aegean cruise7-day Steps of Paul cruise7-day Three Continents cruise7-day Grecian Trails cruise7-day Divine Cyclades cruise7-day Jewels of the Cyclades cruise7-day Classical Greece cruise7-day Unexplored Greek Islands cruise7-day Best of Greece & Turkey cruise7-day Antiquity to Byzantium cruise

Syros (Greece)

the port of Syros (Greece) is called during the 3-day Iconic Discovery cruise the port of Syros (Greece) is called during the 4-day Iconic Discovery cruise       the port of Syros (Greece) is called during the 7-day Jewels of the Cyclades cruise  the port of Syros (Greece) is called during the 7-day Best of Greece & Turkey cruise 

Thessaloniki (Greece)

     the port of Thessaloniki (Greece) is called during the 7-day Eclectic Aegean cruisethe port of Thessaloniki (Greece) is called during the 7-day Steps of Paul cruise        

Volos (Greece)

     the port of Volos (Greece) is called during the 7-day Eclectic Aegean cruise         

Limassol (Cyprus)

       the port of Limassol (Cyprus) is called during the 7-day Three Continents cruise       

Bodrum (Turkey)

             the port of Bodrum (Turkey) is called during the 7-day Best of Greece & Turkey cruise 

Dikili (Turkey)

      the port of Dikili (Turkey) is called during the 7-day Steps of Paul cruise        

Istanbul (Turkey)

     the port of Istanbul (Turkey) is called during the 7-day Eclectic Aegean cruisethe port of Istanbul (Turkey) is called during the 7-day Steps of Paul cruise        

Kusadasi/Ephesus (Turkey)

the port of Kusadasi/Ephesus (Turkey) is called during the 3-day Iconic Discovery cruisethe port of Kusadasi/Ephesus (Turkey) is called during the 3-day Iconic Aegean cruisethe port of Kusadasi/Ephesus (Turkey) is called during the 4-day Iconic Discovery cruisethe port of Kusadasi/Ephesus (Turkey) is called during the 4-day Iconic Aegean cruisethe port of Kusadasi/Ephesus (Turkey) is called during the 7-day Idyllic Aegean cruise the port of Kusadasi/Ephesus (Turkey) is called during the 7-day Steps of Paul cruisethe port of Kusadasi/Ephesus (Turkey) is called during the 7-day Three Continents cruise       

Port Said (Egypt)

       the port of Port Said (Egypt) is called during the 7-day Three Continents cruise       

Ashdod (Israel)

       the port of Ashdod (Israel) is called during the 7-day Three Continents cruise       

1-day cruises

If you are looking for a day tour (no overnight), check out the

one day cruise from Athens:

round trip cruise from Athens to the islands of Hydra, Poros and Aegina.

motosailer day cruise from Athens

to the islands of Agistri, Moni and Aegina.