Experience the glories of Greece, both ancient and modern, on a luxury cruise from Venice to Greece. Sailing out of Venice on one of our revolutionized ships, you’ll have ample time to delight in all the amenities on board, from spa services to gourmet international cuisine designed by our Michelin-starred chef.
Marvel at the incredibly clear sapphire water, whitewashed buildings, many sporting brilliantly blue roofs, and breathtaking white-sand beaches that the Greek Islands are famous for. Explore world-renowned ruins, like the Parthenon in Athens and Olympia in Katakolon. Experience the fascinating local culture and indulge in tasty Greek cuisine. A cruise from Venice to Greece offers the perfect mix of sun-drenched shores, ancient wonders, and modern fun.
Venice is a traveler’s dream. Here, you’ll find romantic spots tucked in and around every bridge, singing gondoliers, and historic landmarks. Getting around is easy, whether by foot or by vaporetto (water taxi). Before or after your cruise from Venice to Greece, spend time seeing the iconic sights of Venice, like St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs, just to name a few.
Katakolon is a small, picturesque port town on the Ionian Sea located near Olympia. Ancient Greeks gathered there every four years to participate in sacred games in honor of the Greek god, Zeus. While in port, sip coffee and taste pastries at a sidewalk cafe, visit galleries to see the work of local artists, and shop for handmade olive oil soaps, pottery, and leather goods.
One of the oldest cities in the world, Athens remains a bucket-list item for many travelers. Ancient sites like the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, and the theatre of Dionysos will not disappoint; they’re as spectacular as you have always imagined them to be. Indulge in fresh seafood, especially mussels, and Greek specialties like tzatziki (a dip made from yogurt and cucumber) at a local taverna. Buy local ouzo (anise-flavored liqueur) to bring home as a souvenir.
Mykonos is the most cosmopolitan of the Greek islands and beloved as much for its party-all-night reputation as for its whitewashed houses and white-sand beaches. Stroll the 18th-century corner of the island, coined “Little Venice” for its beautiful mansions and colorful balconies that arch out over the water. The ancient windmills, built by the Venetians in the 16th century, grace the hills above this part of the island. If you can dream of a beach, Mykonos can oblige. There are quiet coves for swimming and sunning, family-friendly beaches, trendy party beaches with lots of amenities, beaches perfect for windsurfing, and others offering prime snorkeling and diving opportunities.
Considered the perfect romantic venue, Santorini is known for its spectacular sunsets and its picturesque towns, Fira and Oia, perched high up on the cliff edge of a caldera (volcanic crater). Both towns offer incredible sea views as well as magnificent restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries. Museums are many and varied, offering archeological insights, folklore, naval and maritime history, and viticulture (wine) history from the 1600s forward. Santorini beaches bear witness to eons of volcanic activity, with red and black volcanic pebbles creating some of the most colorful beaches in the world. Red Beach, considered the island’s most scenic and interesting, is just as popular as a photo stop as it is for swimming, sunbathing, and strolling.
Medieval architecture, a scenic Venetian-built port, and over 40 gorgeous beaches are just some of the fascinating things you’ll find on a port of call in Chania on the isle of Crete. Stroll the charming Old Venetian Port all the way out to the lighthouse, one of the oldest in the Mediterranean. See the historic and cultural sights of Chania Old Town, then shop for local crafts, olive wood products, olive oil, and leather goods. Enjoy traditional Greek food at tavernas and cafes.
Zakynthos, a Greek island paradise in the Ionian Sea, is the perfect place to lounge on the beach, as its many sugar-sand beaches are considered some of the best in the world. Take a water taxi to Shipwreck Beach, the island’s most popular, and enjoy swimming in the clear turquoise water. Hop on a boat to Blue Lagoon, or visit the National Marine Park to see the endangered loggerhead sea turtles.
Corfu owes its multicultural charm to the Venetians, the English, and the French, and each culture is evident in the museums, mansions, and town squares you’ll encounter while ashore. Tour Medieval monuments and fortresses, the Monastery of Paleokastritsa, and the Church of Spyridon, protector of the island, along with small, picturesque villages. Corfu’s beaches offer spectacular backdrops of dramatic mountains, rock formations, and greenery.