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Kea (Tzia)

Kea (Tzia): Kea, or Tzia, 15 nautical miles from Lavrio port is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea’s Cyclades archipelago, characterized by hilly countryside and quiet beaches. In the island’s capital, Ioulida or Ioulis, the Archaeological Museum of Kea houses locally excavated artifacts. The Lion of Kea, an ancient stone carving, is a short hike away. The waters around Kea are home to several shipwrecks, including the Titanic’s sister ship, the Britannic in 1916. Is a fantastic place for scuba diving excursions

Kythnos: Kythnos, the island of simplicity and hospitality, will lead you to Cycladic paths, to whitewashed settlements, to the beautiful villages of Hora and Dryopida and to 99 beaches that will make you quickly realize that you are on a terrestrial paradise. Kythnos in the modern times took its second name, “Thermia” due to its hot springs, which are located in the picturesque bay of Loutra, on the northeastern side of the island.

Kythnos

Syros

Syros: This is the island where Greek tradition and western influence come to a harmonious marriage. Ermoupoli (meaning “the city of Hermes”) is the island’s capital town and has been the first important trade and industrial centre of the country in the 19th century. Syros today is the capital of Cyclades islands complex.

Mykonos: Welcome to Greece’s most famous cosmopolitan island, a whitewashed paradise in the heart of the Cyclades. According to mythology, Mykonos was formed from the petrified bodies of giants killed by Hercules. Mykonos has been inhabited since the 5th millennium BC (Neolithic settlement of Ftelia) and it is characterized by a long and rich history. Since the 50’s Mykonos has been a symbol of cosmopolitan and luxurious vacations and it is one of the most world-renowned Greek travel destinations.

Mykonos

Delos

Delos: the birth place of Apollo and Artemis, used to be a religious center for the whole of Greece in the ancient times, as well as the principal trading port in the Eastern Mediterranean during the roman times. Delos is uninhabited today and is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, receiving large numbers of visitors who flock to admire remarkable monuments and impressive mosaics.

Paros: A popular destination, ideal for any kind of holiday. On this island in the Cyclades, natural beauty meets rich history and modern-day pleasures. Parikia, the capital of Paros, is a beautiful Cycladic village with whitewashed cubic houses and impressive neoclassical mansions.

Paros

Antiparos

Antiparos: The islet of Antiparos, lying southwest of Paros, is ideal for a relaxed and serene holiday. The ancient name of Antìparos was Oliaros.

Naxos: the biggest and the greenest island in Cyclades with impressively high mountains, fertile valleys, lush green gorges, stunning seascapes and traditional villages perched high on mountain tops, where the inhabitants still wear their traditional dress and live off the fruits of the land! Nàxos is also an island of beautiful old churches, monasteries and Venetian castles coexisting harmoniously with Cycladic cubic houses…

Naxos

Sifnos

Sifnos: will definitely turn a holiday into an unforgettable experience, having a rich tradition in pottery and gastronomy. Due to its gold mines, it used to be one of the richest islands in the ancient times.

Serifos: Serifos is located among Kithnos and Sifnos and has an extend of 70sq.km. Serifos Island, with its rugged mining sites, ladened with history, has its own distinct Cycladic flair. The island exudes a calm atmosphere and speaks directly to your senses. Despite its arid and wild land characteristics, Serifos is gracefully embraced by the deep blue colors of the Aegean Sea and has some magnificent beaches.

Serifos

Aegina

Aegina: The island of Aegina is one of the most popular tourist destinations as it is the closest island to Athens (Attica) only 16.5 nautical miles from the port of Piraeus. According to the myth, the island took its name from a nymph, daughter of the river god Asopos, whom Zeus fell in love with and took with him to the island! From 11/1/1827 until 3/10/1829 Aegina town was the temporary capital of the newly founded Greek state. It was during that period when Governor Ioannis Kapodistrias had impressive neoclassical mansions built to house his headquarters that today are important tourist attractions. 

Agistri: Only 19 nautical miles away from Piraeus, Agistri is an easily accessible Argosaronic Gulf paradise. Azure waters, pine trees and lush vegetation (where many bird species find refuge) are the main characteristics of this tiny, yet charming, island of less than 1,000 inhabitants! There are three large settlements on the island: Megalochori (or Mylos), Skala and Limenaria.

Agistri

Poros

Poros: Lush pine trees vegetation, crystal clear beaches, a lively waterfront adorned with shops, cosy cafes and restaurants, a picturesque capital (it has been declared protected settlement) with grand traditional mansions and picturesque cobbled streets, as well as a wide selection of entertainment venues are the ingredients of this quiet, yet cosmopolitan, destination that attracts visitors from all age groups.

Hydra: Hydra, built in the shape of an Amphitheatre on a slope overlooking the Argosaronic gulf, is one of the most romantic destinations in Greece. Traditional stone mansions, narrow cobblestoned streets, secluded squares and above all the banning of cars and the use of around 500 donkeys as means of public transportation, explain the reason why Hydra preserved its distinctive atmosphere through the passage of time.

Hydra

Spetses

Spetses: Spetses, an island boasting a long naval tradition, is famous for its significant contribution to the 1821 War of Independence. It was here that the revolution flag was raised on 3rd April 1821. The island has managed to retain its individual traditional character thanks to its well-preserved grand captain mansions, still bearing eloquent witness to the island’s glorious past. The picturesque old harbor and Dapia, a tourist and commercial center where the heart of the island’s entertainment beats, are the trademarks of the town of Spetses.

Freestyle Cruising For Your Greek Cruise

A travelling experience that will surely remain unforgettable!

What is the best time of year to go to the Greek islands for a cruise?

The Greek Islands are beautiful all year round, however if you want to avoid inflated prices, tourist hordes, and 40C heatwaves, it’s better to travel on either shoulder season, so April to end-June, or September to end-October. July to August is the peak of tourist period.

How do you get a cruise around the Greek islands?

View from Lavrio, Cape Sounio (Athens)  where is located just 25 minutes away from Athens International airport Eleftherios Venizelos and 50 minutes from Athens down town, which you can reach by various different cruises programs from island to island by Sailing Yachts or Catamaran, or Motor Yachts or Gulet.

What to Do on a Cruise in Greece?

Your cruise to Greece may have various stops depending on your port of departure and length of travel, but here are a few things you’ll have the chance to experience on your trip to these picturesque islands. See dramatic blue waters and tranquil hillside villages in Cyclades Islands like Kea, Kythnos, Syros, Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Sifnos and Serifos. Alternative destination is Saronic Gulf more nature and green islands like Aegina, Agistri, Poros, Hydra and Spetses. Explore Greece and take in art, culture, cuisine with taste of the highly regarded traditional Greek products, listen Greek folklore music, shopping in traditional market areas, swimming in captivating beaches. Moreover, a cruise on the Greek seas gives you the opportunity to visit important  archaeological sites, unique churches and monasteries, monuments of more recent periods, extremely interesting museums and traditional settlements and villages as well as to enjoy the natural beauties in many of the country’s regions. It’s all Greek on your cruise holiday with Lavrio Cruises programs.

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