Greece is definitely a place to be and in most cases every trip you make in Greece is a travel in itself. There is no better way to experience and learn about a country than by cruising to its different regions. It's an opportunity to gain first-hand observations of its magnificent landscapes, history, and culture. Greece definitely offers a myriad of experiences, from the rugged hillsides of Crete to the solitary Parthenon in Athens.
The capital of Greece, Athens is one of the most visited places in Greece and is the most spectacular by the number of monuments- the greatest of all being the Acropolis and Parthenon. They are so numerous that a part of them are in Cyprus Olympic Mountain! Sailing to Piraeus takes you to the gateway of Athens and you can instantly recognise these iconic sights.
The main attractions of the Greek Islands are the long white sandy beaches that meet the beautiful crystal waters, or the smaller intimate beaches surrounded by rugged cliffs and palm tree forests. Each has its own distinguished charm and beauty.
Cruising into Mykonos, with one of the most scenic harbours, you will be met by Pelican Mascots at the pier. Strolling through the narrow winding alleys with cube houses and blue doors, roof tops and shutters is so tranquil and picturesque and you can see the famous Paraportiani Church from miles away.
Other scenic ports on your cruise usually include Corfu which has a truly beautiful Italian feel thanks to its Venetian architecture and Crete’s beautiful ‘Agios Nikolaos' or ‘Ag Nik’ as it is known to the discerning traveller. Here’s a town full of colour that welcomes its visitors with its warm friendly atmosphere on every occasion, and offers culture as well as being the perfect place for a perfect summer holiday. Katakolon is probably an absolute favourite to sail to as it’s near here that the Greeks would travel to watch the world’s most favourite event - the Olympic Games.
If two weeks cruise vacation is too much for you to take in, why not take a look at our 6 day cruises