Cruise the Greek islands from Mykonos on this 8-day itinerary.
Enjoy an incredible seven-night cruise aboard the small 4-star ship Athena, navigating the waters of the Aegean Sea to discover small island paradises. Destinations include the isle of Delos – legendary birthplace of Apollo – Naxos, Ios and Paros. Explore whitewashed villages, archeological sites and deserted beaches where you can swim in crystal clear seas.
- 7 nights on board the ship
- 20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
- Free bar open 11 hours a day
- Unlimited tea and coffee throughout the cruise
- Optional travel insurance, or a reduction if not required
- Return flights and transfers
- Welcome drink reception and Captain’s dinner
- Porterage of luggage
- Services of a Saga-approved cruise director
- Walking tour of Mykonos Town
- Visit to the island of Iraklia
- Walking tour of Paros
Day 1 UK-Mykonos
Fly to Mykonos and board the Athena at Marina Tourlos. Later, enjoy a walking tour of Mykonos Town in the company of a crew member before returning to the ship for dinner. Spend the night moored in the marina.
Day 2 Mykonos-Delos-Rhenia
Before breakfast, your ship sets sail for the short cruise to the island of Delos. The island was occupied from 3,000BC and is regarded as sacred, being the mythical birthplace of Apollo, the son of Zeus. Return to the ship for lunch on board and set off for around a 30-minute cruise to Rhenia Bay where you moor for the night. It is a fantastic spot for a dip in the sea.
Day 3 Rhenia-Naxos
Set sail for Naxos before breakfast. It is the largest of the Cyclades islands, known for its sandy beaches and lush vegetation. En route, enjoy a swim stop in a magnificent private bay.
Day 4 Naxos-Iraklia-Ios
Set sail for Ios before breakfast, stopping en route at Iraklia, one of the Lesser Cyclades and a peaceful, unspoilt island paradise. Here, you can enjoy a swim in the crystal clear sea, take a tender from your ship to a deserted beach to relax or head out on one of the walking trails. Return to the ship for lunch and cruise to the island of Ios.
Day 5 Ios
Today, enjoy a day at leisure, moored in Ios. Relax on board, cool off in the sea or explore the island independently. There is plenty here to appeal to every taste – from archaeological sites, to the typical Cycladic town of Hora and the superb beach of Maganarri. Perhaps wander through the hilltop Old Town or Chora where the narrow car-free streets are hemmed by blue and white homes, tavernas and boutiques.
Day 6 Ios-Paros
Leave Ios before breakfast and sail 35 miles to the island of Paros. On the way, stop at the small island of Antiparos for a swim. The island is one nautical mile from Paros and once a year, at the beginning of July, there’s a communal swim across the channel which separates the islands.
Day 7 Paros-Mykonos
Depart Paros before breakfast and make the 32-mile journey across the Aegean to Mykonos to complete your cruise. On the way enjoy another fantastic swim stop in the calm waters of Naoussa Bay. Dock in Marina Tourlos in the late afternoon – you may like to explore independently or go shopping for souvenirs.
Day 8 Mykonos-UK
Disembark and travel to the airport for your return flight home.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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