Cruising in Greece and the Greek Islands

Greek Islands – an introductory cruiser’s guide to the islands of Greece

Greece and her surrounding islands are a popular destination for Mediterranean cruises. Cruising is one of the better ways to see Greece, but you don’t necessarily have to go on a huge cruise liner. Many cruise lines offer trips on smaller ships, creating a more intimate holiday, and are well worth trying. The Telegraph travel section has information on the different cruise lines offering journeys on smaller ships for Greece cruises.

A Greece cruise offers a spectacular holiday, with many enticing port stop-offs around Greece and her surrounding islands. Cruises will typically port at Athens, Mykonos, Rhodes, Patmos, Crete and Santorini, but these are just a taste of the myriad of Aegean and Ionian islands on offer.

Greek island cruises vary in length, from 3 days to 7 days, and even longer. For those keen to get as much out of their cruise holiday as possible in a short space of time, a 3 day cruise allows you a chance to see some of the best highlights that Greece has to offer. It is also an excellent option for a long weekend away. Alternatively, you may be keen to tour Greece at a more leisurely pace, and explore more deeply the wonders of the Greek Islands, in which case a 7 or 14 day cruise is a better way to see Greece.