Spectacular Greece with Island Cruise & Crete


Explore spectacular Greece with extra time on the beautiful island of Crete! 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, and Santorini. During our stay in Crete, we’ll discover the island’s hidden gems like Rethymno, a lovely Renaissance city influenced by the Minoans, Venetians, Turks, and Cretans. Along the way, you’ll soak up the sun, breezes, and timeless vistas.

Shorten Your Trip! Enjoy our Spectacular Greece with Island Cruise tour visiting Greece’s highlights from Athens to Delphi to Olympia plus a 4-night cruise in the Mediterranean!

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

Itinerary at
a Glance

Tour Itinerary:

  • 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
  • 3 nights in Crete

Tour Highlights

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

Your Tour Includes

  • Optional round-trip airfare from the New York area (varies by departure) including 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)
  • 24 meals: 13 full American breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 8 dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours in Athens, Olympia, Delphi, and Rethymnon (Crete)
  • 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

What to Expect

Max Group Size: 30 travelers

Activity Level: Advanced

Expect most included touring to require walking and standing periods of up to 4 hours at a time (up to 2 times per day). Included touring may feature hikes, stairs, and/or climbs which may be on hilly and/or uneven terrain at potentially high altitudes. Learn More

Pacing Level: Fast

Expect full-day tours most days with some limited free time at specific sites, for meals, and/or in the evenings. You can expect early mornings and/or long travel days by bus, and you may expect to stay in most accommodations for 1-3 nights. Learn More

No Additional Entry Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders

A valid passport is required for international tours. Currently, there are no additional entry requirements for U.S. passport holders, but this can change at any time. Before travel, both U.S. and non-U.S. passport holders should visit our Passports & Visas page to reconfirm entry requirements.

Most sites on the shore excursions and sightseeing include walking over uneven terrains and steps. It might not be best for those with walking difficulties. During the cruise, there are early wake-up calls as the touring starts as soon as the ship arrives at the port.

For more detailed information about this tour and destination, visit our Before You Depart section.

Tour Itinerary


Passengers who purchase flights will depart 1 day before the tour starts and return on the same day as the tour ends.

For flight details, see Before You Depart.

Day 1: Arrive in Athens

Arrive today in Athens, the capital of Greece, and continue to our conveniently located hotel. After some time at leisure, we’ll come together for a welcome dinner.

Accommodations: Electra Palace Hotel or Hotel Divani Palace Acropolis or similar
Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Embark on Greek Island Cruise/Mykonos

Day 3: Greek Island Cruise/Kusadasi–Ephesus/Patmos

Day 4: Greek Island Cruise/Rhodes

Day 5: Greek Island Cruise/Crete (Heraklion)/Santorini

Day 6: Disembark Cruise Ship/Athens/Delphi

Day 7: Delphi/Nafpaktos/Olympia

Day 8: Olympia/Mycenae/Athens

Day 9: Athens

Day 10: Athens/Crete

Day 11: Rethymno Excursion

Day 12: Crete at Leisure

Day 13: Crete/Depart Athens

Guided Tour Pricing

Book by Mar. 31, 2023 to get the best price.

Prices listed as “with flights” below include round-trip airfare from one or more airports in the USA. Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination. Please note this may change your tour start date.

2023 Tours With Flights  
Sat — Fri
Jun 17 — 30
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Sat — Fri
Sep 9 — 22
$5,549 $5,049
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Sat — Fri
Oct 7 — 20
$5,420 $4,920
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2023 Tours Tour Only  
Sun — Fri
Jun 18 — 30
$4,248 $3,748
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Sun — Fri
Sep 10 — 22
$4,749 $4,249
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Oct 8 — 20
$4,520 $4,020
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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.

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 90 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.

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