Explore Greece with Silversea

Some of Silversea’s fabulous Mediterranean activities allow travellers to see many of the highlights of Greece – and to do so in great comfort and style. An innovator in the ultra-luxury cruise industry, Silversea is known for its large-ship amenities aboard intimate, all-suite vessels with an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance, including several expedition ships.

This cruise line’s itineraries embrace all seven continents with ultra- luxury cruises in the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the Galapagos and both polar regions, together with hundreds of destinations in-between. At the forefront of sustainable cruising, Silversea’s focus is to maintain the ultra-luxurious experience while protecting the treasured destinations it visits and the communities it serves.

We’ve picked out some of our favourite itineraries that include Greece, all them round-trips from Athens.

Explore Greece with Silversea

25 August 2023, Silver Spirit, 9 days

Athens (Piraeus) | Nafplion | Souda Bay (Crete) | Aghios Nikolaos, Crete | Rhodes | Santorini | Kusadasi | Day at sea | Istanbul (2 days)

From the history-drenched Greek capital, this week-long odyssey will take you to some of the country’s highlights, including Souda Bay in Crete and the otherworldly island of Santorini with its famous sunset views and blue domes. You’ll also get to spend time in Turkey, visiting from the port of Kusadasi followed by your final 2 days  in the stunning destination of Istanbul. 

2 July 2023, Silver Spirit, 15 days

Athens | Day at sea | Istanbul (2 days) | Day at sea| Kusadasi | Bodrum | Rhodes | Cyprus | Ashdod | Haifa | Alexandria (2 days) |  Day at sea | Heraklion | Athens

Over the course of just over two week, this Greece, Turkey, Jerusalem and Egypt itinerary will fascinate you with amazing sights and sounds. Stop-offs on the Greek island of Rhodes and on Cyprus with its rich Greek heritage give you the chance to immerse yourself in amazing local history — including the Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, a vast historical site still under excavation, with the remains of an ancient Greek—Roman city.

19 September 2023, Silver Spirit, 11 days

Athens | Crete | Santorini | Kusadasi | Bodrum | Rhodes | Cyprus | Haifa | Ashdod (3 days) | Day at sea | Athens

This brilliant trip again taking in Greece, Turkey and Jerusalem includes a stop-off  in Crete, where opportunities to get under the skin of the island include a guided hike to Kolokytha (‘Pumpkin’) island on the Spinalonga Peninsula, embracing a visit to idyllic little Saint Luke Beach with its white sands shaded by tamarisks and snacks and drinks at an authentic local taverna. Another great option on Crete is trip to Knossos Palace, one of the most important palaces of the Minoan civilisation and the seat of the legendary King Minos.

29 November 2023, Silver Moon, 11 days

Athens | Crete | Day at sea | Alexandria (2 days) | Ashdod | Haifa (2 days) | Day at sea | Antalya | Rhodes | Athens

This Greece, Egypt, Jerusalem and Turkey itinerary includes stop-offs in Crete and Rhodes, where amazing experiences include a tour of the former’s Renaissance Agia Triada Monastery (which produces a revered olive oil and several varieties of wine), Venizelos Tombs (resting place of the Greek statesman Eleftherios Venizelos and his son Sophocles) and the charming old town of Chania. In Rhodes, you can also take part in a pottery workshop, making your own vase to take away with you.

To book your Mediterranean itinerary with Silversea, including Greece, with full financial protection, call your Travel Counsellor today.

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