Up Close And Personal To The Very Best of Greece and the Greek Islands Cruise Vacations

It’s easy to fall under an eternal spell of romanticism during a cruise vacation in Greece and the Greek islands. The eastern reaches of the eastern Mediterranean were the crossroads of many influential civilizations of antiquity from Phoenicians to Mycenaeans to Athenians and still more, as historic sites bear witness throughout the islands of the Dodecanese chain. 

From the majesty of the Acropolis in Athens to the beauty of picture-perfect islands such as Mykonos and Patmos, Greece and the Greek islands cruise Vacation is an all-time classic destination that appeals to every sense. 

No other country has given the world so much cultural heritage. The country’s lauded history and multifaceted architecture blend with incredible natural settings in port cities like Kavala and Volos— a spellbinding gateway to the otherworldly landscapes of Meteora in Thessaly, the lunar-like rocks of Sarakiniko Beach and blue-domed churches of Santorini.

Essential Greek Island Cruise Vacations

An essential stop is the glamorous island of Mykonos, with its gleaming white-washed houses and winding lanes of Chora. The island’s main town and port, along with its famous array of beaches, combine to make it an unforgettable port of call. The Mykonian reputation for exuberance is truly second to none.

Among the most popular Greek islands with Vacationmakers is Rhodes, a mesmerizing presence with its astonishingly well-preserved medieval old town and lush scenery beyond. While considerably smaller, Patmos occupies a vaunted place in Christendom on account of John the Evangelist who, having been expelled from Ephesus by the Roman Emperor Diocletian in 95 AD, received his Revelation in the Cave of the Apocalypse. 

And then there is Crete. With an array of historic cities and a vast and dazzling coastline, it’s no wonder the Greeks call Crete the megalonisos: the big island. In the Bronze Age, from about 3000 BC to 1200 BC, the Minoan culture flourished on the island and left behind the palace ruins of Knossos where the mythical lair of the Minotaur is among our complimentary excursions.

Explore Greece and the Greek islands

Athena’s Acropolis

The highlight of any visit to Athens is the imposing Acropolis dominated by the Parthenon, the ancient temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. Our expert guide will escort you through the proud remnants of ancient Greece and furnish you with fascinating insights of the country’s golden age.

Ancient Relics

A cruise in Greece and the Greek islands takes you through western civilization's earliest maritime trade routes and invites you to discover an advanced civilization that left behind an abundance of artistic expression in the form of sculpture, pottery, architecture and poetry.

Iconic Islands

The sublime settings and centuries of cultural exchanges have created a remarkable canvas of mesmerizing beauty that you have to see with your own eyes. Each of the islands we visit boasts a rich culture, awe-inspiring attractions and stunning scenery.

Greek Island Cruises That Make Dreams Come True

Cosmopolitan Greek Islands

The iconic islands of the Cyclades are undoubtedly one of the most magical experiences in the eastern Mediterranean. With cosmopolitan architecture and clusters of iconic white-painted houses perched atop reddish-black volcanic cliffs, the exquisite natural settings of the Greek islands beckon to take you on a journey that most will only dream of. And as you meander through the charming narrow lanes, there is a pleasant surprise around every corner.

Awe-Inspiring Attractions

From the elaborate monument of Athens to the clifftop village of Oia and the charming medieval city of Rhodes, Greece and the Greek Island cruise Vacations of any length leave you dreaming of your next visit.