Cruises in Greece

Luxury Cruises in Greece

zakynthosCruises in Greece offer visitors the opportunity to explore 7.500 km of coastline featuring a highly diversified landscape made of golden stretches of magnificent beaches, shelter bays and coves, volcanic soil, sea-side caves with steep rocks and coastal wetlands.

Luxury cruises in Greece take visitors to the famous Aegean islands, the Cyclades and the Dodecanese, leaving them with indelible memories of narrow, cobble-stoned alleys, rugged mountain cliffs, castles, museums, adventure, education and the pure pleasure of seeing things they have only read about before. Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes, the Aegean and the Ionian islands, are all connected either by ferry or some smaller vessel to provide easy access, featuring all the amenities of a regular cruise-ship with delixe cabins, restaurants, bars, lounges and even casinos.

Cruises in Greece and Greek IslandsCruise ships under Greek flag making short or longer cruises to Greek ports and ports of other countries of the Eastern Mediterranean amount to more than 160,000 GRT units and have a total capacity of over 10,000 passengers. Greek ports, however, are also visited by cruise ships under foreign flags, which annually bring more than 500,000 passengers into the country by sea.

While there are innumerable ports around the country connecting the balos beachmainland with the isles, the main port with the heaviest tourist and commercial traffic is the large Mediterranean port of Piraeus, which dates back to the 3rd millennium BC and is the gateway to Athens. Piraeus port, as well as the smaller port of Rafina, both having easy access from most points in the capital, are the link to most Aegean islands with regular sailing schedules for ferries, passenger boats and hydrofoils.

Cruises in Greece can also include: Turkey – ports of call Constantinople (Istanbul) and Kusadasi, Israel – Jerusalem and Haifa, Egypt – Port Said (Cairo) and Alexandria, and, Cyprus – Limassol. Some cruises may even take you as far as the Black Sea through the Bosporus Straights to places such as Yalta and Odessa (Ukraine), and Nessebur (Bulgaria).

Leading Cruise Companies in Greece

Company NameAddressDestinationRegionTelephone
Celestyal Cruises8, Antoniou Ampatieloy,18536PiraeusAttica+30 210 4583400
Piraeus Port Authority S.A.10, Akti Miaouli Str.,18538PiraeusAttica+30 210 4550000