Spectacular Greece with Island Cruise

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ATHENS, MYKONOS, EPHESUS, PATMOS, RHODES, CRETE, SANTORINI, DELPHI AND OLYMPIA

The Greeks have a word for a feeling that expresses joy, fun, passion and loving life: kefi. Our Greece land and island tour lets you fully embrace the spirit of this region, which gave birth to Western civilization, the Olympics and the healthful Mediterranean diet! You’ll experience all of the Greek classics—seeing the Acropolis and Parthenon, sailing the sparkling-blue Aegean Sea, and stopping at mythical islands like Mykonos, Crete, and Santorini. Along the way, you’ll soak up sun, breezes, and timeless vistas. Let’s raise a glass of ouzo to finding your kefi on this odyssey through spectacular Greece and the Greek Islands. 4.5/5 stars on Tripadvisor!

Shorten Your Trip! Enjoy our 14-day Spectacular Greece with Island Cruise & Crete tour which includes three nights in Crete!

For COVID-19 updates, please scroll down to our Before You Depart section.

Did you know that you can make this tour private? Find out about pricing and options for groups of 10 or more travelers.

Itinerary at
a Glance

  • 1 night in Athens
  • 4-night Greek Island Cruise (including Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and more)
  • 1 night in Delphi
  • 1 night in Olympia
  • 2 nights in Athens

Tour
Highlights

  • 4-night Greek Island Cruise
  • Mykonos
  • Ephesus
  • House of Virgin Mary (Ephesus)
  • Patmos
  • Rhodes
  • Crete
  • Santorini
  • Mycenae
  • Olympia
  • Parthenon (Athens)
  • Acropolis (Athens)

Activity Level: Discoverer 

Your Tour
Includes

  • Round-trip airfare from New York area (passengers may also book this tour without flights)
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-Greece ground transportation and transfers by air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Accommodation at first-class and deluxe hotels
  • 4-night Celestyal Cruise (includes unlimited non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks on board*, gratuities for crew and port charges)
  • 21 meals: 9 full American breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 8 dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours in Athens, Olympia and Delphi
  • Two included shore excursions and optional shore excursions available to purchase on board the cruise
  • English-speaking guides (cruise escort and guide for land portion)
  • Professional guides for included sightseeing tours

*Excludes platinum bar list and premium beverages including premium liquors and wines, and freshly squeezed juices.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Depart from the U.S.

Day 2: Arrive in Athens

Day 3: Embark on Greek Island Cruise/Mykonos

Day 4: Greek Island Cruise/Kusadasi–Ephesus/Patmos

Day 5: Greek Island Cruise/Rhodes

Day 6: Greek Island Cruise/Crete (Heraklion)/Santorini

Day 7: Disembark Cruise Ship/Athens/Delphi

Day 8: Delphi/Nafpaktos/Olympia

Day 9: Olympia/Mycenae/Athens

Day 10: Athens

Day 11: Athens/U.S.

Guided Tour Pricing

Book by Sep. 2, 2022 to get the best price. The starting prices below reflect a $100 discount applied when you pay by echeck.

Prices and dates below include round-trip airfare from the New York area. Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination. Please note that the tour start and end dates may vary for tour-only travelers.

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* Departures designated as "Guaranteed" may be canceled or rescheduled only under Extraordinary Circumstances, for example in situations deemed to be unsafe or nonviable due to local conditions. See Terms & Conditions for full details.

Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement applies when not sharing a room. Select a date above to see the rates for that specific departure.

CELESTYAL CRUISES: CELESTYAL OLYMPIA
Rates are per person based on interior cabins without a window (IA, IB, IC) with double occupancy. Upgrade to a higher category cabin! Select a date above to see the rates for a specific departure, and which cabin types allow single occupancy.

  • Outside cabin with a porthole (XA)
  • Outside cabin with a window (XB)
  • Upper Deck Outside cabin with a window (XC)

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00am – 5:30pm EST) at 1.800.337.7773.

Reservations and Payments 
Reservations can be made online or by phone (1.800.337.7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $300 per person. Full payment is due 120 days prior to departure. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.

Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.

Enhance your trip with our recommended optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.

Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.

St John’s Monastery & Grotto of the Apocalypse

Palace of Knossos

Oia Village

Reviews

David H

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Greece. Everything was well planned despite the change from a cruise ship to ferries to visit the Greek Islands. We saw so many famous sites, stayed in luxurious hotels, had great meals, and were well taken care of. Our tour guides were helpful and informative about all the history and myths associated with the sites. I particularly want to commend our guide on mainland Greece. In addition to being a great guide he helped us through a temporary crisis when my wife needed to go to a hospital. His calm handling and extra care will be remembered for a long time.

David H

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Greece. Everything was well planned despite the change from a cruise ship to ferries to visit the Greek Islands. We saw so many famous sites, stayed in luxurious hotels, had great meals, and were well taken care of. Our tour guides were helpful and informative about all the history and myths associated with the sites. I particularly want to commend Stratos Psarakis who was our guide on mainland Greece. In addition to being a great guide he helped us through a temporary crisis when my wife needed to go to a hospital. His calm handling and extra care will be remembered for a long time.

Jennifer C

Fabulous Greek Tour with Granville and Nina. Granville was passionate about Greek history and it rubbed off on all of our tour participants. Nina's education and background also provided an excellent perspective on Ancient Greece. I thought the whole experience was very enjoyable, Granville was very skilled at bringing the group together and I would love to take another smartour with him. This was our second trip with smartours and we have another smartour to South Africa booked for April-May of 2020 and look forward to it knowing everything will go smoothly.

Nancy A

I recently returned from a trip of a lifetime - Smartours Spectacular Greece and Greek Island Cruise! This was my first trip with Smartours and I couldn't have been happier. With everything included, the planning and trip were hassle free! I got to see all the history, culture and beauty of Greece. The tour guides were incredible! Granville Lee-Warner, our ultimate Tour Director, welcomed us upon arrival in Athens. His incredible spirit, warm heartedness and knowledge guided us through our cruise portion of the trip. He pulled us together as one big family! At various ports of call, he was assisted by guides who displayed prodigious local knowledge. I would love to travel under his guidance again!!! Upon our return to Piraeus and mainland Greece, for the land portion of our trip, we were guided by the very knowledgeable Nina Pentogaluo. These two are remarkable assets to your company!!!! I look forward to planning another adventure with Smartours in the future!

Nancy A

I recently returned from a trip of a lifetime - Smartours Spectacular Greece and Greek Island Cruise! This was my first trip with Smartours and I couldn't have been happier. With everything included, the planning and trip were hassle free! I got to see all the history, culture and beauty of Greece. The tour guides were incredible! Granville Lee-Warner, our ultimate Tour Director, welcomed us upon arrival in Athens. His incredible spirit, warm heartedness and knowledge guided us through our cruise portion of the trip. He pulled us together as one big family! At various ports of call, he was assisted by guides who displayed prodigious local knowledge. I would love to travel under his guidance again!!! Upon our return to Piraeus and mainland Greece, for the land portion of our trip, we were guided by the very knowledgeable Nina Pentogaluo. These two are remarkable assets to your company!!!! I look forward to planning another adventure with Smartours in the future!

Dean A

With dear friends and veteran travelers, Sue and Pete, and following a long flight over the Atlantic and most of the Mediterranean, our adventure in Greece began in Athens. We spent our first afternoon and night there before boarding a Celestyal Cruise ship the next morning at Piraeus (near Athens) for a four-night Greek island cruise. Our cruise included visits to Mykonos, Kusadasi, Ephesus (Turkey), Patmos, Rhodes, Crete, and beautiful Santorini. We were guided by the ultimate Tour Director, Granville Lee-Warner, who was assisted at various ports of call by local guides who displayed a prodigious local knowledge. Upon our return to Piraeus and mainland Greece, our tour group of 28 boarded a bus for the land portion of our adventure. For the remainder of our adventure, we were led by a very knowledgeable tour guide, Nina Pentogaluo, as we journeyed to Delphi, Olympia, and Mycenae. We completed our adventure with several more days in Athens before flying home via Emerates Airline (an interesting experience all by itself, the story of which is more suitable for another time). The food was awesomely delicious everywhere we dined (I could not get enough of those remarkable Greek salads). The various hotels where we stayed exceeded our expectations, especially in Delphi and Athens. The hotel in Athens included a roof-top open air restaurant with a view of the Acropolis and Parthenon. We made friends with fellow adventurers who came from all parts of the U.S. (including our home state of Florida) and exchanged email addresses so we can keep in touch. Along we way, we were coddled, educated, fed well, and entertained by our intrepid SmarTour guides, Granville and Nina. While some of us had concerns about the unusual behavior of a few tourists we ran into from time to time (not a part of our group), the people in Greece were always friendly and helpful. We learned that English is mandatory in all Greek schools so communicating was never a problem. The Euro was easy to manage and most places also took US dollars. Unlike our previous experiences in Egypt, there were very few places where we had to pay to use the bathrooms (W.C. in Greece, which, as was pointed out to us is strange because there is no 'W" in the Greek language). See my photos here: www.deano.zenfolio.com/greece2019

Dean A

With dear friends and veteran travelers, Sue and Pete, and following a long flight over the Atlantic and most of the Mediterranean, our adventure in Greece began in Athens. We spent our first afternoon and night there before boarding a Celestyal Cruise ship the next morning at Piraeus (near Athens) for a four-night Greek island cruise. Our cruise included visits to Mykonos, Kusadasi, Ephesus (Turkey), Patmos, Rhodes, Crete, and beautiful Santorini. We were guided by the ultimate Tour Director, Granville Lee-Warner, who was assisted at various ports of call by local guides who displayed a prodigious local knowledge. Upon our return to Piraeus and mainland Greece, our tour group of 28 boarded a bus for the land portion of our adventure. For the remainder of our adventure, we were led by a very knowledgeable tour guide, Nina Pentogaluo, as we journeyed to Delphi, Olympia, and Mycenae. We completed our adventure with several more days in Athens before flying home via Emerates Airline (an interesting experience all by itself, the story of which is more suitable for another time). The food was awesomely delicious everywhere we dined (I could not get enough of those remarkable Greek salads). The various hotels where we stayed exceeded our expectations, especially in Delphi and Athens. The hotel in Athens included a roof-top open air restaurant with a view of the Acropolis and Parthenon. We made friends with fellow adventurers who came from all parts of the U.S. (including our home state of Florida) and exchanged email addresses so we can keep in touch. Along we way, we were coddled, educated, fed well, and entertained by our intrepid SmarTour guides, Granville and Nina. While some of us had concerns about the unusual behavior of a few tourists we ran into from time to time (not a part of our group), the people in Greece were always friendly and helpful. We learned that English is mandatory in all Greek schools so communicating was never a problem. The Euro was easy to manage and most places also took US dollars. Unlike our previous experiences in Egypt, there were very few places where we had to pay to use the bathrooms (W.C. in Greece, which, as was pointed out to us is strange because there is no 'W" in the Greek language).

Bill D

Our Spectacular Greece trip with Smartours was fabulous. Our guide for the Island Cruise portion of the trip was Granville Lee-Warner and he was phenomenal! His knowledge and love of his country together with his enthusiasm made our trip extra special. Each day was a well organized and orchestrated excursion to different islands and historic sites. The Celestyal Olympia cruise ship was wonderful and the staff provided excellent service in the restaurants and bars as well as cabin service. The land portion of our tour was also special. Our guide for that portion was Kassandraa Porioti and she was competent and knowledgeable in both the history and culture of the many places we visited. Our group consisted of 27 people and they were excited to be on the tour. The tour covered a large portion of Greece and the Greek Islands and was a great value for the money. We were not able to spend a great deal of time in any one area or island because the tour was so extensive, covering as many areas as possible in 11 days. The food was good, especially in the small, authentic Greek tavernas and cafes. Hotel accommodations were first class in locations that provide great access to the sites and sounds of the cities. This was our seventh tour with Smartours and we were completley satified.

Rosa

Trip exceeded expectations. Granville brought the tour to the next level, he was really good. Nina was very knowledgeable of history of the ruins. The group was so nice and got alone very well. Good value for the money. These was my 2nd tour with Smartours, I highly recommend them.

MARILYN B

Just returned from my 11day trip to Greece with Smartours. An absolutely incredible journey. Our tour guides Gramville & Nina were so knowledgeable. Gramville’s enthusiasm was contagious. I wish I had paid more attention in my my history & mythology classes. Trip was jam packed with so many amazing sites, our guides made history come to life....my only downfall was that I was physically unable (due to knee issues) to do every climb to the top. I would definitely recommend Smartours.

Carol A

I just returned from my fabulous Greece tour 9/24/19 with Granville and Nina!!! Granville met us at the airport with the biggest smile, and was so personable. He made the tour so special by giving us walking tours filled with knowledge, and his love for Greece. He touched my heart with his stories, and history of Greece. Granville was always accessible to us, and treated us like his little chicks, which was very much appreciated, and reassuring. Nina was also great with a wealth of knowledge, and warmth. She answered our questions, and made herself available to us. Thank you Granville, and Nina for making my trip to Greece unforgettable. We had the best driver Babis, he handled the bus with such expertise. This was my second trip with SmarTours, the first to South Africa. SmarTours does a great job with their tour guides they make the trip!!! Again, thanks Granville and Nina you guys are the greatest!

Jerry a

All of us on the tour talked about the fast pace and intensity but, to be fair, it was needed to cover all that the tour provides. Both tour directors were knowledgeable and very organized. SmarTours could consider adding a couple of days on the island tour to allow more time to explore the islands (an overnight on one of the islands?). We must add a note that Granville's love of Greece and stories brought the islands to life in a special way. Thank you, Granville! This was our first tour - we always go it alone - but the tour has added much depth and many new friends to our traveling experiences. We will definitely go with SmarTours again!

Pamela

Hands down my favorite tour, Granville was awesome. He made the tour come alive with all of his knowledge and showmanship. He gave each and everyone his attention like we were there along. He was very patient and kind to everyone even the group of six women who disrupted the whole tour from day 1 to the end. My hat off to Granville for staying professional with them the entire time. I would highly recommend this tour.

Wilie-FL

Our Greece tour 8/24-9/2/19 was fantastic! Granville and Martina were Great and very knowledgeable guides who brought Greece present and past to life with passion! They both conducted themselves very professionally,given there a group of 8 women in our group who constantly talked,were rude, constantly complaining and LATE,impeding the group from leaving or starting on time! Do to the fact that they had poor listening skills,information covered by our guides, was asked over again by aleast one or two of the ladies. The constant confusion they brought, made our trip unbearable at times. There should be some type of process to address situation of this type, given we all paid to have an enjoyable trip and tours. They were constantly complaining about the walking and heat ect. Nevertheless,given the circumstances both of our guides, were very tolerant as well as being professional in addressing their,more so than I would have!!! Granville and Martina were very pateince with us all and fabulous guides. This was my family 3rd SmarTour and planning our 4th. Thanks again, Granville and Martina for a Spectacular Greek Tout

Karen G

The trip was really spectacular. I had a wonderful time with my family and friends. Met some really nice folks in our group. Our tour guides Granville and Nina was so prideful in showing off their country. They brought all the history to their native to light. All the fascinating mythology was now becoming a reality. Absolutely wonderful experience overall. Negatives; Traveling as a family it was really hard we were scattered throughout the cabin. I think Smartours should put some efforts to having families together especially on these long journeys. The ship was less than I am use to, and I take an annual cruise. We were placed in the bottom of the ship and the engine noise was constant. The ship staff was lovely though, that was the best part of the ship experience.
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