Cruise Information

Journey through the Cyclades, a mystical collection of Greek islands scattered throughout the Aegean Sea. Thought t be some of the most beautiful islands in the world, the Cyclades boast translucent azure waters, mountainous landscapes, iconic blue and white architecture, and a culture centuries in the making.

Stroll through the streets of Athesn, one of the oldest cities in the world, and gaze in awe at the renowned Parthenon on the Acropolis. Bask on the astounding beaches of the uninhabited island of Poliegos and visit the scenic villages of the little-known island of Folegandros. Explore one of the largest outdoor museums in the world on the island of Delos, the spiritual center of Greece, focal point of the Cyclades, and the mythological birthplace of the god Apollo and the goddess Artemis. Discover the picturesque beauty and the thriving nightlife of Mykonos, one of the most famous islands in Greece.

You won't want to miss a chance to experience the wonders of the birthplace of Western civilization. A destination so paradisiacal, it's no wonder it was once thought to be the home of the gods!

Included in package:

  • Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning
  • Half-board: Buffet breakfast and 1 meal daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a Greek night Evening, fun BBQ, (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and  drinking water free all day
  • Use of fishing and snorkeling equipment (subject to availability)
  • English-Speaking Cruise Escort
 Not included:
  • Beverages (except those mentioned above)
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements
  • Crew tips
  • Passenger personal expenses
  • Wi-Fi (available at charge)


 

Day by Day Itinerary

DAY 1: FRIDAY: ATHENS-POROS, GREECE

Embarkation at Marina Zea in Athens, between 2-3 pm. 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.

DAY 2: SATURDAY: POLIEGOS-FOLEGANDROS, GREECE

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 have the possibility to taste delicacies at traditional Greek tavernas. Overnight in Folegandros.

DAY 3: SUNDAY: SANTORINI, GREECE

Early in the morning depart for Santorini. Morning arrival at Santorini (occasionally at anchor) to explore its unique capital Fira. Optional Excursion to Akrotiti excavations and a tour of the villages including the small beautiful village of Oia known for its breathtaking view over the caldera. Overnight in Santorini.

DAY 4: MONDAY: ANTIPAROS – PAROS, GREECE

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.

DAY 5: TUESDAY: DELOS-MYKONOS, GREECE

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.

DAY 6: WEDNESDAY: SYROS, GREECE

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 town and enjoy the unique architecture of the buildings. Overnight in Syros.

DAY 7: THURSDAY: KYTHNOS–CAPE SOUNION-ATHENS, GREECE

In the morning we will arrive in Kythnos where you will enjoy a swim in Kolones bay and will then set sail for Marina Zea where we will arrive in the late afternoon via Cape Sounion, the temple of Poseidon. Captain's Farewell Dinner and overnight in Marina Zea.

DAY 8: FRIDAY: ATHENS, GREECE

Disembarkation at 8-9 am after breakfast.

Accommodation

Ports of Call

  1. Athens

  2. Poliegos

  3. Folegandros

  4. Santorini

  5. Antiparos

  6. Paros

  7. Delos

  8. Mykonos

  9. Syros

  10. Kythnos

  11. Marina Zea

Vessels

The 48 meter "Galileo" is a classic steel Motor Sailer, with spacious and well appointed interiors renovated in 2016. At the main deck, a lounge area with an American bar leads into a warm and elegant dining room finished with wood and leather. Guests on the Galileo enjoy a shaded outdoor deck area with an outdoor bar and the ship's sun deck.  The M/S Galileo, built with the most stringent safety regulations, was launched in 1992 and rebuilt in 2007.

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