Athens Greece Cruises

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A Traveler’s Guide

(Ed. note, updated Aug 09′)

There are over 200 inhabited islands in Greece and the country is surrounded by sea on threes sides. One of the best ways to discover the country is by boat cruise.

Greece plays host to millions of tourists every year; and many of these tourists choose the luxury and comfort of cruise boats for enjoying their Greek vacations. The cruise industry in Greece is well developed and cruises in Greece are an all-year affair. Cruises originating in Greece can also take you to Mediterranean destinations such as Venice and Istanbul.

This Guide Covers:

  • 1-Day Cruises
  • 3-Day Cruises
  • 7-Day Cruises
  • Cruises to Athens Greece From Anywhere

Cruises to the Greek isles peak during the summer months when hordes of tourists descend upon the islands famous for their warm weather, azure waters, and clean sands. The ideal months for cruises in Greece are May and September when the weather is warm but not hot and the restaurants, resorts, and tourist destinations are not swarming with people. Cruising Athens is a wonderful way to get the most about of the Greece travels.

Cruises in Greece can range from one day cruises to those lasting a fortnight. Regardless of the size of the boat, you can be assured of all conveniences being available during the cruises. Greece is renowned for it beauty as well as its hospitality and you can sample both during the cruises.

1-Day Athens Cruises

Sun Sea Fun

A popular Athens one day cruise that has been in operation for over 40 years. This cruise visits the three beautiful islands of the Saronic Gulf, Aegina, Poros and Hydra.


  • Adult 95€
  • Child (under 12) 47,5€

Pick-up service from or near your hotel & lunch on board

Bookings: Tel. +30 210 428 5500 | Fax +30 210 451 3993

3-Day Athens Cruises


Experience the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Plaka district and all things Greek during your three-night stay in Athens. Board your three-night cruise and sail through the Aegean Sea, making stops in Mykonos, Rhodes, Patmos and Kusadasi, Turkey.

Price: Varies

  • All meals on board
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Cruise Line fuel surcharges

Bookings: 800-227-3235

7-Day Athens Cruises

Virgin Vacations

Explore Athens, Istanbul, Mykonos, Kusadasi, Rhodes, Crete and Santorini with a cruise on the Aegean Sea aboard the Cristal cruise ship.

Price: Varies

  • All meals on board
  • Cruise Line fuel surcharges
  • Mandated Fuel Surcharges

Bookings: 1-888-937-8474

Cruises to Athens

Cruises in Greece allow you to experience traditional Greek life up-close and personal. The cruise ships stop at various ports allowing you to take in the sights and sounds of these places, sample traditional fare and make purchases. You can book online for your cruises in Greece and avail discounts if you book early. You may want to also want to contact an Athens travel agency to make the proper arrangements.

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