The Aegean Sea is known for its unique, intoxicating blue colour. Myth has it that it took its name from Aegeus, king of Athens and father of Theseus, who threw himself in the sea and drowned thinking his son was dead.
Bathed in brilliant light, and home to thousands of stunning islands, it has been the source of inspiration for many poets, writers, painters and photographers alike.
Embark on a journey that takes you around the Cyclades, to the famous Santorini and Milos islands, but most importantly to lesser known islands, untouched, unspoiled and breathtakingly beautiful. White-washed architecture in a striking antithesis with the Aegean blue, dazzling beaches and hidden coves, sea caves, volcanoes, isolated chapels, ancient ruins and a rich tapestry of Greek traditions await.
An indulgent journey of discovery that is filled with light, joy, myths, dreams and carefree moments.
Combine journeys for a fully immersive experience of Greece.
Departure dates: First cruise May 4th– Last cruise October 12th 2024
Saturday – Saturday
PLEASE NOTE: Half board, open bar, port taxes and transfers from/to your hotel or the airport are inclusive of your cruise with M/Y Gemaya.
We will also be happy to assist with land/accommodation arrangements.
IMPORTANT: Please note itineraries are subject to change depending on weather conditions, difficulties at docking or unforeseen circumstances. This decision will be solely made by the captain based on the safety of the passengers, the crew and the vessel.
Relaxing & Fun:
Swimming, snorkelling, jacuzzi, wakeboard, SuP, kayak, sea scooter, board games, gaming console, sleep under the stars
Volcano trekking, hiking trails, scuba diving (third party providers), water ski, wakeboard, SuP, kayak, sea bob, sea scooter, tubes
Local farm visit, wine tasting tour, Greek dancing, fishing experience with our sailors
Ancient ruins, churches and monasteries, excavation site, museums
Nature & Architecture:
Pristine beaches, world-famous Santorini sunset, volcanic islands, sea caves, Mediterranean seals, Cycladic architecture
*Scuba diving is offered by our trusted providers in Sifnos and Sikinos
*Please note activities may vary depending on itinerary changes due to weather conditions.
Embarkation at Lavrion port between 14:00-15:00. Enjoy a refreshing welcome drink during your smooth check-in. We set sail for the beautiful island of Kythnos, known also as Thermia, due to the famous thermal baths located in the area of Loutra. Dinner onboard. Overnight at Kythnos.
Enjoy a morning swim stop before arriving at the dreamy island of Sifnos, with its traditional, white-washed architecture, its famous hiking trails and a sizzling food scene. Lunch onboard. Hike one of the many “Sifnos trails” or choose an optional excursion to the medieval ancient castle and the most photographed spot of Sifnos, the church of Seven Martyrs. Explore Apollonia, the picturesque capital, named after the God of light Apollo. Opt for a cooking experience with locals or enjoy lunch at one of the many tavernas. Overnight at port.
Wake up at a beautiful and uninhabited Aegean island, Polyaigos, an exotic paradise, home to a dwindling population of Mediterranean seals, often hunting for fish near the sea coves. Swim in the amazing green waters and walk the beautiful beaches, which make this island truly unique. Lunch on board. In the afternoon we set sail to Kimolos island, a true hidden gem. Evening at leisure to explore the fairy-tale like chora of Kimolos. Overnight at port.
Morning arrival at the iconic Sarakiniko beach, its milky blue waters and spectacular white rock lunar landscape. Lunch on board. In the afternoon we set sail to Folegandros, a deeply authentic and romantic island in the Cyclades. Explore the charming Chora village with its whitewashed buildings and vibrant streets or visit the iconic Church of Panagia, perched high above the sea and Kastro, the most picturesque part of Chora. Overnight at port.
Sail to Sikinos in the morning, the hidden treasure of Cyclades. The main attraction, besides the serenity of Chora and the beautiful landscapes, is the Monastery of Chrysopigi, with a spectacular view. Moreover, it is worth visiting the Episkopi Monastery and the archaeological site of Agia Marina. The island has a handful of beaches with crystal clean waters and usually very few people. Lunch onboard. Early afternoon arrival in Santorini for an excursion to Akrotiri pre-hestoric excavation site and mesmerizing Oia village. Find your perfect dinner spot and experience the world-famous Santorini sunset. Overnight at Santorini.
Set sail to Ios island early morning and enjoy a morning swim stop at Magganari Beach, one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Greece. Lunch onboard. Afternoon arrival at calm and romantic Antiparos, where Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have their summer home. Visit the small-town local boutiques and the castle of Antiparos. Enjoy a dinner under the stars. Overnight at Antiparos.
Morning arrival in Serifos, a lesser-known island of distinct Cycladic flair, dotted with windmills, white-washed chapels, pristine beaches and many sites of cultural interest. Optional excursion to discover the island. Afternoon sailing to Sounion, with cocktails along the way. As the sun sets, enjoy your farewell dinner under the stars and the mesmerising view of the Temple of Poseidon. Late night we set sail for our return to Athens.
Disembarkation at Lavrion port after breakfast, before 10:00.