Greek Island hopping cruise in the Aegean
Description of Greek Island hopping cruise in the Aegean
This Greek island hopping cruise starts and ends in Marina Zea in Athens, and so you can access it easily but then escape into the heavenly Cyclades archipelago for a week of Hellenic heaven. We visit the Cycladic greats of Mykonos, Paros and Santorini, all special in their own ways. Mykonos not only for its legendary nightlife but also for more quiet coves, where we can drop anchor to swim. Paros is a hikers’ favourite, with a network of Byzantine footpaths or ‘strátes’ connecting ancient villages such as Parikia, the island capital, with 13th century whitewashed houses, and a Venetian castle. Finally, Santorini needs little introduction, a small yet sublime volcanic archipelago enclosing a submerged caldera.
There are many more beautiful spots that we discover in the Cyclades, you will be amazed at the idyllic odyssey we can have in a week, with plenty of swimming, local food, snorkelling and chilling along the way. We have a shaded deck area on board, plenty of sunbeds, a jacuzzi and an outdoor bar. All cabins are looking out to sea and are beautifully decorated, air conditioned and with a mix of twin or queen sized beds. The vessel has maximum 49 passengers on board.
4 Reviews of Greek Island hopping cruise in the Aegean
Reviewed on 17 Aug 2019 by Margaret DunneThe islands were beautiful, the guide informative, food was good. Read full review
Reviewed on 28 Jul 2019 by John GibbardCrew and the food were excellent. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Oct 2018 by Heather WilliamsThe most memorable was the terrific atmosphere on the boat. All the passengers got on really well (British, Australian, Italian and German) and the crew were excellent, they couldn't do enough for us. Read full review
Reviewed on 28 Jun 2016 by Rosanne SeneThe warmth, kindness and hospitality of the Greek people Read full review
PlanetSail power has very obvious benefits, vastly reducing the carbon used in any form of travel. Although we cannot use the sails all the time and in all conditions, we do use them wherever possible in order to reduce our carbon footprint.
Our vessel has an on board waste treatment system to avoid polluting the sea with waste. Furthermore, the smaller size of these cruise vessels and the smaller passenger numbers, ensures that any detrimental social and environmental impacts are minimised whilst allowing the passengers to visit smaller communities that don’t usually benefit from this form of tourism.
Most tourists to Greece and the Greek Islands stay (and often don’t leave) some large resorts in a few restricted locations, so by enabling our passengers to visit some different areas of Greece without putting any strain on local amenities, we are spreading the financial benefits and the load of our visit.
By using small ships, we can access many smaller harbours than larger ships, thus reducing mileage traveled and keeping our carbon footprint to a minimum.
PeopleWe encourage all our passengers to engage with the local community on a social and economic level to ensure that this tourism has a benefit to both the visitors and the hosts. This can be a small thing such as buying a local cake from a small bakery, trying some fresh seafood at a street stall or having a haircut and shave in a local barbers - excellent value .
The ship’s managers will buy as much of their produce as possible from local communities, and will also encourage our passengers to spend money in the communities that we visit. By trying some local fruit juice instead of a well known American brand of soft drink, you will support the economy, it will be better for you and who knows, you might find you enjoy it more too. All the food on board is bought from local communities; fruit vegetables, plenty of fish, meat and other staples are all locally grown and produced, and much of it is bought from small retailers or even directly from the grower or fisherman.
We will endeavour to maximise the benefits of tourism and to minimise or eradicate any downside, socially, environmentally & economically.
We will encourage our passengers to learn and understand as much as possible about the local traditions and way of life to enable them to appreciate the reality of life in Greece.