7-day Jewels of the Cyclades cruise

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Some of the best Greek islands in the Aegean on a cruise from Athens-Marina Zea
on board the 49 passenger motor sailer "Galileo".

Experience a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery in Greece, unravelling the wonders of the Cyclades islands. Each day you will discover a new port of call, a hidden cove with crystal blue waters to cool you, a glimpse of ancient history to amaze you and rich cultural diversity to intrigue you.

7-day cruise to the Cycladic islands itinerary


Years 2024-2025

DayPorts / Cruise Program
Fri.Marina Zea, Piraeus(Athens)
Embarkation between 14:00-15:00. Enjoy a welcome drink and meet your crew and fellow passengers.
Sail for Poros for a short 3 hours visit, before set sail to Poliegos. Overnight at sea.
Morning arrival in Poliegos, a very small island known for its amazing beaches. Morning swim stop followed by a BBQ on deck.
Afternoon sailing to Folegandros, one of the most amazing and less known islands in the Aegean Sea. Walk the amazing Upper City and dine at one of the traditional Greek tavernas. Overnight in Folegandros.
Morning arrival at Santorini (occasionally at anchor) to explore its unique capital Fira and experience the stunning natural drama of the volcanic caldera.
Optional excursion to the archaeological site of Akrotiri and a tour of the villages including the small beautiful village of Oia known for its breathtaking view over the caldera. Overnight in Santorini.
In the morning you will enjoy a swim stop in an enchanting bay of Antiparos.
Early noon arrival in Paros. Visit Parikia and the quaint village of Naoussa. Time to have a fun night and show us your dancing skills during our famous Greek Night. Overnight in Paros.
Tue.Delos (anchorage)
Optional morning tour to the unique archaeological site of Delos, antiquity’s most sacred island.
Later on, we stop at one of Mykonos beautiful bays for swimming off the ship before sailing into the port of Mykonos. The island of the jet setters is yours to explore and the night is young. Overnight in Mykonos.
After a morning swim we will arrive in Syros, the capital of the Cycladic islands, where you can enjoy one of its beautiful sandy beaches or walk through the town and enjoy the unique architecture of the buildings. Overnight in Syros.
Thu.Kythnos (Kolona Bay)
In the morning we will arrive in Kythnos where you will enjoy a swim in Kolona bay.
Marina Zea, Piraeus(Athens)
We will then set sail for Marina Zea where we will arrive in the late afternoon via Cape Sounion, the temple of Poseidon. Overnight in Marina Zea.
Fri.Marina Zea, Piraeus(Athens)
Disembarkation after breakfast.
Variety 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, either this is caused by weather conditions reaching Beaufort 6-7, Force Majeure, assisting other ships in distress, saving of life at sea or other extraordinary conditions.
Such does not entitle passengers for any claims or refunds.
Variety Cruises will, however, ensure that passengers access their port or disembarkation on time for their outwards flights.

Information on "Marina Zeas" on the map of Piraeus port.

7-day cruise sailling dates & ships

  • Year 2024

  • Year 2025

    • Cruise departures operated by the ‘Galileo’ motor sailer cruise vessel

      • April 25
      • May 2, 9, 16, 30
      • June 6, 13, 20, 27
      • July 4, 11, 18, 25
      • August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
      • September 5, 12, 19, 26
      • October 3, 10, 17

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Comments and ratings about the 7-day Jewels of the Cyclades cruise:

It is important to know that only clients of Dolphin Hellas may have their comments and ratings here and only for the services they received by our travel agency; this means that these are real testimonials by real travellers.

Travelled in September, 2018

(Rating: 5/5)

rating of 5 out of 5 Tsitsos
Swimming off the ship in the Aegean SeaThis cruise went above and beyond our expectations. Even though strong winds forced a change in our itinerary, we were very happy with how it all turned out. Swimming off the ship in the Aegean Sea is pure bliss! We highly recommend this cruise by Variety Cruises.

  - D. Henderson - Washington, USA

Travelled in August, 2017
Excellent service from point of initial contact through purchase and further questions. Very very happy. The trip itself was very well managed and there were nice little touches. The staff were fabulous. Definitely like to book again.

  - L. Flowers - New Zealand