From the white-washed villages of Santorini to the beaches and cobblestones of Kos, you'll discover the great variety on offer across six Greek islands. Spend time in glamorous Mykonos and don’t miss the castle, palace and Acropolis in Rhodes
Greece's islands are packed with stunning scenery, secluded
villages and unspoilt nature, as well as buzzing beachfronts and
world-famous historical sites - which you'll discover for yourself
during this luxury voyage on Golden Horizon, the world's largest
After leaving Athens' hip restaurants and Acropolis fortress
behind, you'll sail to spectacular Santorini. White-washed villages
like Oia spill dramatically down clifftops toward the cobalt sea,
with hiking trails connecting to ancient thermal baths inland.
Moving onto the less-visited Dodecanese archipelago, near
Turkey's coast, you dock next at Rhodes. There's something for
everyone here: beaches fringed by gin-clear water, wooded valleys
to stroll and a cobbled old town rich in boutique shops.
Nearby Kos has even finer shores, plus an abundance of crags and
classic Corinthian columns, while Patmos ranks among the Christian
world's most sacred sites thanks to its Cave of the Apocalypse -
where St John of Patmos penned the Book of Revelation around 95
Pilgrims of a very different kind flock to Mykonos, back in the
Cycladic Islands. Hedonistic and party-minded, it's a glamorous,
seductive place with perfect people-watching opportunities -
especially amid the labyrinthine, cubist streets of Mykonos
Far more rustic is uncrowded Paros, where fertile hills and
rural villages tempt walkers, and the seas enable windsurfing and
diving. If you're less activity-minded, marvel at the preserved
seaside windmill in capital Parikia. After a full day on the
island, you'll sail back to Athens' major port, Piraeus.
You can be as active as you like during your cruise, with a
choice of amazing optional excursions, and you will enjoy the
thrill of sailing on the world's biggest square-rigged vessel -
Golden Horizon will operate under sail whenever possible - as well
as the onboard spa, pools, marina (complete with water sports),
gym, local delicacies, lectures and entertainment.