Offering the perfect mix of fascinating ancient history, rich culture and spectacular sun drenched beaches, Greece has become a mainstay cruise destination. There is no better way to experience the charms and attractions of this great country than with a cruise through the Greek Islands.
Our range of Greek Island Cruises here at CheapCruises.com provide cruise travellers with a staggering wealth of destination choice from tourist friendly Crete and Rhodes to the vibrant nightlife of Mykonos and the magnificent ancient architecture across Corfu.
With around 200 inhabited islands across the Ionian and Aegean Seas Greek Island Cruises are popular with an array of different cruise lines offering a selection of Eastern Mediterranean Cruises, often incorporating visits to nearby ports in Cyprus, Turkey, Egypt and the Greek mainland.
Crete is the largest of the Greek Islands and a popular cruise destination with a variety of tourists. The capital of Heraklion is an architectural gem, lined with classical buildings, museums and monuments showcasing the island’s past. The most iconic attraction in Crete is the spectacular Palace of Knossos in the ancient archaeological site of Knossos, dating back to the Bronze Age in 7000BC. The traditional fishing port of Chania is another popular excursion in Crete, with its Venetian Harbour a must see. Marvel at the fascinating and scenic natural beauty of the island with a visit to the Crete Botanical Park and Gardens at Chania.
Offering a choice of culture and history or beach relaxation, the island of Rhodes near the Turkish coast is a popular destination for many Greek Island Cruises. The ruins of Ancient Rhodes and the Acropolis of Lindos offer a spectacular trip back in time to explore the history of the island. Medieval architecture and monuments can be found across the island. Those looking for a relaxing break to soak up the sun should head for St Paul’s Bay in Lindos where you’ll find glorious stretches of sandy beach perfect for a relaxing break in the sun.
Corfu is another popular port on Greek Island cruises offering a mix of sunshine escapes and historical attractions. Paleokastitsa beach is the perfect place to top up the tan or go for a relaxing swim. Across the island you’ll find an array of historical gems including Kassiopi, the ancient Roman town built in 3rd century BC. Deep in the heart of Corfu, the old town offers many stunning architectural delights with the Church of Saint Spyridon a must visit.
Formed in the aftermath of the Minoan Volcanic Eruption, the island of Santorini offers cruise visitors the perfect Mediterranean island escape. The unique black sand beaches provide a stunning location for a relaxing sunshine break, with Perissa beach one of the most popular. The ancient town of Oia is packed with traditional Mediterranean architecture and boasts breath-taking scenic beauty.
Mykonos is famed for its party atmosphere and vibrant nightlife. Traditional Greek culture can be experienced in pockets across the old town, with architectural delights and street markets on display. The island’s golden beaches and vibrant nightlife is the main attraction for tourists to the island with bars, restaurants and clubs lining the beachfront. Mykonos attracts international celebrities each summer.
With the wealth of destinations on offer and the historical charm and natural beauty of the region, Greek Island cruises are a mainstay for many cruise lines across the world. Everyone from Royal Caribbean and Carnival to the luxury cruise lines Seabourn, Regent Seven Seas and the British lines Thomson Cruises and Cunard offer a form of Greek Island cruise.
Most often incorporated as 7 night Eastern Mediterranean cruises, visitors can cruise to a number of different islands throughout the itinerary. Greek Islands cruises are also available as part of an extended Mediterranean cruise up to 30 days or even as a European leg of a world cruise.
With this level of choice on offer you can be sure to find the dream cruise itinerary for you. Speak to our expert team here at CheapCruises.com today and we can guarantee you the best deal on your next Greek Island cruise adventure.