Jewels of the Cyclades

A Voyage to Idyllic Islands aboard the Galileo


Aboard a classic 50-guest motor sailer, unravel the wonders of Greece’s Cyclades, an island group forming a rough circle in the blue Aegean Sea. The sea cliffs of Folegandros, the sacred isle of Delos, breathtaking Santorini, the whitewashed villages of Mykonos—they’re all on this journey, along with fascinating sites of antiquity, hidden coves (great swimming in beautiful bays!), postcard-perfect beaches, a fantastic cuisine born of the sea, and rich cultural diversity.

Note: This cruise is not exclusive to, nor operated by, Wilderness Travel, who acts solely as agent in booking your reservation with the ship operator. The itinerary, lecturers, and all other arrangements are subject to change at the discretion of the cruise line.


Day 1, Friday
Marina Zeas, Athens / Poros

Embarkation between 2-3 pm. Enjoy a welcome drink and meet your crew and fellow passengers. Sail for Poros for a short 3-hour visit before setting sail to Poliegos. Overnight at sea.

Day 2, Saturday
Poliegos / Folegandros

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.

Day 3, Sunday

Morning arrival at Santorini to explore its unique capital, Fira. Optional excursion to Akrotiri 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

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

Optional morning tour to the unique archaeological site of Delos, antiquity’s most sacred island. Later on, 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

After a morning swim you'll 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 / Marina Zeas, Athens

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

Day 8, Friday

Disembark after breakfast.



Explore the sacred sites on Delos and Mykonos
Enjoy life aboard a small ship while crusing through the Cyclades
Swim in the turquoise waters of Kolones bay, relax on serene beaches in Syros


Length: 8 days
Cost From: $2790  
Arrive: Athens, Greece
Depart: Athens, Greece
Lodging: 7 nights aboard a 50-passenger vessel
Meals: All meals included except for 3 lunches and 2 dinners, plus complimentary coffee and tea station open 24 hours
Activity: Small Ship Cruising, Archaeology, Cultural Adventures
Trip Level:

8-day cruise, cultural explorations, swimming, and walking tours

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