A boutique cruise that takes in 11 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.
The boutique cruise yacht "Elysium" will take you on a unique cultural voyage enriched with activities that will rejuvenate, educate and excite you!
Some of the experiences available during this journey:
Visits to significant archaeological sites, including one UNESCO World Heritage site, centuries old Byzantine churches & monasteries, excavation sites that still hold many exciting secrets, superb museums, and picture-perfect, scenic villages where you will see from up-close the trademark of the contemporary Cycladic architecture: its small, dazling white-washed buildings!
Hiking trails, scuba diving & snorkeling in azure, translucent waters, swimming in both unspoiled and world known beaches (Sarakiniko beach in Milos), visits to volcanic islands and sea caves, photography walks to capture some of the most spectacular sceneries ever, including the world-famous Santorini sunset, yoga, Pilates, meditation sessions, spa treatments, gym.
Cooking class with locals, wine tasting tour, BBQ, Greek dance workshops.
7-day cruise itinerary in the Cyclades
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Embarkation between 14:00-15:00.
Dinner alfresco on board, to experience the mesmerizing sunset.
Overnight at anchor.
Morning arrival in the island of Delos, the mythical birthplace of god Apollo and his twin sister Artemis, a Unesco World Heritage Site of unique energy. Optional tour to the archaeological site.
Lunch on board while sailing to the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos.
Afternoon at leisure to explore the island: enjoy a sunset drink at Little Venice, photograph the iconic windmills or simply explore the swirling pathways of the white-washed Chora with its many elegant boutiques, cafes, restaurants and clubs.
Sail to Naxos in the early morning hours.
Wake up at a beautiful cove in Naxos for a swim-stop.
Afternoon arrival to the main port for a leisurely exploration of Naxos town and its famous “Portara”, or join an optional excursion to the Olive Press Museum, a local liquor distillery and the traditional village of Apeiranthos.
Overnight at Naxos port.
Morning sailing to Schinoussa island for a relaxing day swimming, kayaking and enjoying lunch onboard.
In the afternoon, we sail to tranquil Ano Koufonisi for a guided walking/photography tour with refreshing dips along the way.
Overnight at Pano Koufonissi port.
Sail to Ios island and enjoy a refreshing swim stop at Manganari, one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Greece.
Lunch on board the Elysium.
Early afternoon arrival in Santorini for an optional excursion to Akrotiri prehestoric excavation site and mesmerizing Oia village.
Find your perfect dinner spot and experience the world famous Santorini sunset before returning aboard for our overnight sail to Milos island.
Morning arrival in the volcanic island of Milos, consistently voted best island in the world. Visit the Geological Mining Museum and the iconic Sarakiniko beach.
Afternoon sail to Kimolos, a true hidden gem.
Dinner on board and evening at leisure to explore the fairy-tale like Chora of Kimolos.
Overnight at port.
Mid-morning arrival in Serifos, a lesser-known island of distinct Cycladic flair, dotted with windmills, white-washed chapels, pristine beaches and many sites of cultural interest. Optional excursion to discover the island.
Afternoon sailing to Kythnos island for a swim stop at Kolona Bay beach, famous for its crystal-clear waters and golden sand.
As the sun sets, it’s time for our farewell cocktail & dinner.
Late night we set sail for our return to Athens.
After breakfast, disembarkation until 10:00.
|Elixir Cruises reserves the right, at its sole option and discretion and that of the Captain of the ship, without liability for damages or refund of any kind, to alter or deviate from the ship's advertised or ordinary itinerary or route due to weather conditions, force majeure, assistance to other ships in distress, saving of life at sea or other extraordinary conditions.|
Under such extreme circumstances, passengers are not entitled to any claims or refunds.
Elixir Cruises will however make every effort that passengers access their port of disembarkation on time for their outwards flights.
Information on "Marina Zeas" on the map of Piraeus port.
7-day cruise sailling dates & ship
Cruise departures operated by the ‘Elysium’ cruise vessel