Cruise Sailings in Greece

Cruise Sailings in Greece
One of the most popular ways to explore the Greek coast and islands is by ship. Cruises allow you to experience the rich history while in port with hiking expeditions through archaeological sites, such as Agamemnon's palace Mycenae and the Acropolis of Lindos.
Greece is a cycling paradise. One third of all Greeks live in Athens or Thessaloniki, so open land and roads outside the cities are inviting to cyclists year-round. The mountainous terrain makes it popular with mountain bikers. Guided trips are available, and cruise lines will assist in travel arrangements and history tours. Bikes can be rented.

Alpha Yachting

Alpha Yachting offers five seven-day cruises to customers looking for something other than a large, traditional cruise line. Options range from a cocktail cruise on a 20-cabin twin motorsailer to a gay and lesbian cruise on the Sailer Cruiser Panorama with 25 staterooms.
The company also offers a cruise on the Harmony V mega-yacht, which was launched in April 2008. The ship's 26 rooms have large windows and bathrooms with showers. Amenities include flat screen TVs and DVD players. The Sun Deck is ideal for sunbathing, getting a facial at the MiniSpa or enjoying the view. The Dining Room is large enough to seat all the guests on board.
Leaving from Athens, the cruises visit many well-known islands: Santorini, Mykonos and Crete, and some of the undiscovered treasures of Kythira, Monemvassia and Nafplion. Guests can explore the the fortified towns with Venetian architecture. On Crete, visitors can cycle the rocky trails around the ancient city of Knossos. When in port guests can relax on sandy beaches, walk the villages or hike the historic sites.

Alpha Yachting
3036 N. Atlantic Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308
(954) 234-2203

Greek Islands Cruises

With seven cruises ranging from one to seven days, Greek Islands Cruises is a flexible way to enhance your Grecian vacation. Ships are large and comparable to commercial lines. Standard rooms include bathrooms, flat screen TVs and accommodate up to four people. The large ships have swimming pools, casinos, shops and fitness areas. All ships dock in Athens. Most cruises stop at Santorini, Myklos and Lindos. Visitors to Lindos can climb the ancient Acropolis and experience magnificent views of the sea. A 3-hour guided walking tour in Myklos takes visitors through the towns of Hora and Alefkandra.
Longer cruises visit Turkey, and some offer stops in Italy, France or Croatia. A day cruise visits the Saronic Islands of Poros, Aegina and Hydra. Hiking is the best way to see Hydra, as no motor vehicles and bicycles are allowed. Instead, the island is covered in donkey trails and footpaths. Hikers can climb trails that lead to the Profitis Ilias Monastery, the Zourvas Monastery, the Lighthouse and the Byzantine town of Episkopi. The cruise includes admission to archaeological sites and museums.

Greek Islands Cruises
Travel For Everyone
61 Thespieon Street,
Korydallos, 181 22,
Athens, Greece
+30 210 49 44 501

Kivotos of Aegean Travel

Kivotos of Aegean Travel offers eights three to seven day cruises, specializing in Greece and Turkey. Ports include the heavily travelled islands of Santorini and Myklos and offers historical sites not accessible by any other means. Private land excursions can also be arranged to hike ancient sites like Patmos and and explore traditional villages. A 3 hour guided hike on Santorini begins in the capital, Fira and ends in the village of Oia. Hikers are treated to magnificent views of the caldera. In Patmos hikers can climb up to St John's Monastery and the Grottos.
Land and cruise packages are also available for those who want hotel arrangements in Athens or a major island. Ships such as the Aegean Discovery and Aegean Legend allow guests to experience the Aegean Sea in comfort and style. The ships are large with all the amenities: pools, fitness areas, casino, children's club, salon and bars and clubs. All rooms come with plasma TVs, telephones and fully equipped bathrooms. Deluxe rooms also include bathtubs and a mini bar.

Kivotos of Aegean Travel

Article Written By Kathleen Durkin

Kathleen Durkin is a photojournalist in Charlotte, N.C. where she shoots and edits the local news. A freelance writer on the side, Durkin's work has been published on AOL's and other websites. She graduated with degrees in English literature and film production from University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

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