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There’s no limit to the adventures awaiting you on a Greek Islands cruise. With over 1000 islands, Greece is famed for its ancient history, rich culture and sun-drenched beaches.
Discover our Greece ports of call.
Ah, Athens. The birthplace of democracy and western civilisation, with the crowning glory, the Acropolis, perched atop its plateau. Come and lose yourself in the twisting streets of the ancient Plaka district.
Like many ports in this part of the world, archaeological ruins dating back to antiquity are found everywhere here. There are also hundreds of gorges and over 1,500 land and sea caves.
Every nook and cranny tells you a story on this impossibly beautiful Ionian isle. Take in Byzantine churches, Venetian fortresses, and houses in the both French and English style.
Use this picturesque Peloponnese port as your gateway to one of Greece’s most historic landmarks – ancient Olympia. Located in a lush green valley, its stadium was the largest of its kind.
In Mykonos, sunlight reflects off hundreds of whitewashed houses, framed by the famous Venetian windmills. Enter its maze of twisting alleys, originally designed to confuse pirate invaders.
An important seaport since the Middle Ages, Nauplion has retained its Medieval charm in its ancient walls, monuments, and castles. Step back in time and soak up its abundant history.
Two millennia ago, you’d have been awestruck by the 100ft Colossus of Rhodes. Today, many diverse sites remain, such as the Temple of Venus. One thing that hasn’t changed is the sunshine.
Santorini is a place of almost mythological beauty. After anchoring, ascend 895ft to the capital Fira - reachable by cable car or a flight of 600 steps!
Whether you’re exploring the historic monuments of the mainland or relaxing on an island beach, a Greece and Greek Islands cruise is an unforgettable experience. Positioned on the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa, this overseas paradise is the perfect destination for holiday escapes of all types.
Providing the ideal blend of history, culture and picture-perfect landscapes, Greece and its islands boast a true ‘something for everyone’ vibe, all of which can be experienced on one of our Greek cruises. We’ll help you experience Greece’s incredible highlights, from the ancient Acropolis of Athens to the stunning sights of Santorini, with plenty in between.
If your cruise planning has started with visions of Greek Gods and historic ruins, then Athens is a perfect port of call. Explore Greece’s long past at Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Acropolis Museum, then browse the Plaka district to shop for souvenirs and dine in traditional Greek restaurants and cafes.
Away from the capital, the many islands offer a different take on Greek life - a relaxed ambiance, brimming with bright colours and exceptional food and drink. There’s nothing quite like the fresh taste of Greek cuisine as you look out from the 895ft high panoramic view from Fira, the capital of Santorini. This stunning town breaks through the volcanic landscape with its instantly recognisable white-washed buildings and blue domed rooftops while the black, volcanic sand on its beaches adds yet another visual display for your journey across the islands.
Expect more breath-taking views of rich green land and seemingly endless seas from the likes of Rhodes, Corfu and Katakolon, all of which come with their own unique charm. Katakolon, for example, may be one of the lesser-known islands, but it’s a gateway to one of the most historic Greek landmarks: ancient Olympia! Then there’s Mykonos, an island renowned for its exciting nightlife, which is also bursting with sights to see in the sunlight, including traditional white-washed houses and famous Venetian windmills.
An essential part of any European cruise, exploring the Greek Islands with Celebrity Cruises will enable you to visit unforgettable ports, sample amazing food and understand exactly why Greece is still so popular with holidaymakers of all types.
Answering your questions about Greece
The Greek islands tick all those summer holiday boxes: idyllic beaches and sparkling seas? Check. Sun-kissed climate? Definitely. Waterfront tavernas serving delicious local cuisine? Every few paces. From the peaceful and laidback feel of Santorini and Mykonos to the historic city of Athens, Greece is also one of the most diverse destinations we visit.
Discover some of our most popular ports of call including Corfu, Athens and Santorini.
We cruise to Greece during the spring and summer months, when the weather is drier. Temperatures in the spring hover around 19 degrees, and there aren’t as many tourists – ideal if you prefer to explore a destination when it’s a little quieter. In high summer (July and August) temperatures reach around 30 degrees.
Stay cool in the Greek heat by packing light cotton clothing, such as shorts, vests and T-shirts. Layers are a good idea in shoulder seasons, as mornings and evenings can be cooler. You should also bring swimwear and sun cream, as well as walking boots if you’re looking to do some hiking. Find out more about what to pack on your Celebrity cruise.
Greece is generally considered a safe destination to visit – currently ranked the 39th safest country in the world. Guests are encouraged to be vigilant about their personal safety at all times, and to check the GOV.uk website for any potential risks before travelling.
Greece observes Eastern European Time (EET), which is two hours ahead of GMT.
Greece uses the Euro.
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