Photos from L to R – the island of Mykonos; the Motor Yacht Callisto; the island of Santorini.
Award-winning boutique cruise line Variety Cruises is offering a new mega-yacht experience for passengers with their 3-night/4-day and 4 night/5-day Greek Island Mini Cruises from Winter to Spring in 2018, 2019 and 2020. These mini cruises are perfect for anyone who is planning to travel to Greece and is short on time, as it allows a chance to explore some of the more famous of the Greek Islands with the intimacy of small ship cruising.
Both the 4-day and 5-day cruises will depart from Athens and sail through the Greek Archipelago, making stops in Aegina, Santorini, Delos, Mykonos, and return to Athens for disembarkation. In the span of only a few days, passengers will have a chance to immerse themselves in Greek Island culture. At every port there will be ample time to visit and explore the respective islands at the passengers’ leisure.
The mini cruise kicks off with a welcome dinner in Aegina, known for its beautiful beaches, charming fishing villages, tavernas and archaeological sites but without the crowds. The next day passengers will be able to take an optional full-day excursion on the island of Santorini. While there, they will have an opportunity to visit one of its beautiful coastal towns, Oia, and see its stunning sunsets. The next stop is the island of Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage site, renowned as a mythological, historical, and archaeologically rich site. There will be an optional excursion to the unique open-air museum, the Archaeological Museum of Delos, or passengers can explore this archaeological treasure on their own.
The 5-day offer includes a lively overnight at the island of Mykonos, often called Greece’s glamour island with its nightlife and buzz. It is also known for its picturesque towns, landmark row of 16th century windmills and fantastic beaches. This itinerary includes an exclusive visit to the island of Syros, a place rich with history, art, music, architecture, and folk culture. The captain’s farewell dinner will be held in the port at Syros to end the mini cruise on a high note before disembarkation in Athens.
Guests booking these cruises will sail on the Callisto, a small, but elegant Motor Yacht. The Callisto has 17 finely appointed exterior cabins located on the Lower deck and the Main deck. All cabins are comfortably arranged and beautifully furnished with wooden furniture and light fabrics. They all have marble-appointed en-suite bathrooms with showers and are equipped with windows or portholes.
Variety Cruises, based in Athens, Greece, is a leader in defining the small ship cruise experience, operating a fleet of 11 fully owned vessels with a maximum of 72 passengers. Guests on board get to explore secluded coves, renowned ports and legendary landmarks not accessible by larger ships. Scheduling leisure time and overnights in port highlight Variety’s commitment to providing a memorable and private yacht experience.
Variety guests can select from a diverse range of handpicked cruise destinations including Greece, Spain and Portugal, the Adriatic Sea, Cape Verde, the Seychelles, West Africa, Costa Rica & Panama, Cuba, Bali, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and Iceland.
For more information on the Greek Islands Mini Cruises being offered by Variety Cruises visit:
For booking please contact your local travel agent or call Variety Cruises at: 1-800-319-7776
The Variety Cruises Difference
- Private Yacht Cruise Experience, with no more than 72 fellow passengers
- Boutique-size yachts that dock right in ports not accessible by large ships
- Carefully crafted itineraries focused on the destination
- Ample leisure time in each port including overnights
- Personalized service on board provided by experienced and finely trained crew
- Small group shore excursions – Immersion in the destination
- Swimming platforms allowing guests to swim, snorkel, kayak and more
- Yacht Deck Barbecues & Private Events on shore
About Variety Cruises
A leader in small ship cruising, Variety Cruises won USA Today Reader’s Choice World’s Best Boutique Cruise Line 2016, Cruise Critic Editor’s Choice Best for Yacht Cruises, Scenic Nature Cruises Tourism Awards 2015 & 2016 Best for Small Ship Cruising in Greece, and Conde Nast Traveler Best Small Ship Cruise Line in Greece; Variety Cruises is the largest Mega Yachts operator in the Mediterranean and one of the top 3 worldwide in the Small Ship market.