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Cruising to the Cyclades

Cruising to the Cyclades

Cruising to the Cyclades Overview

An expert-led gulet cruise exploring the archaeology, culture and gastronomy of some of the must fascinating and beautiful Greek islands tour.

This two-week cruise through the Dodecanese and Cyclades archipelagos, starting and finishing in the historic town of Bodrum in Turkey, includes over a dozen Aegean islands in its itinerary. They are a carefully chosen mix of the world-famous (such as glorious Santorini, laid-back Kos and mountainous Naxos) and rarely visited secrets of the Aegean (such as remote Astypalea, picturesque Nisyros and tiny Anafi), each one with its own distinctive character and beauty.

This region has been a crucible of history from the very earliest times. Its archaeological sites range from whole Bronze Age cities to Classical temples, Roman towns, Byzantine monasteries and Crusader castles, as well as countless traditional villages and towns. Our expert guide will bring them all to life, and as the islands glide by you will travel through the pages of history.

Avoiding the hectic crowds and the hustle and bustle of conventional island-hopping, you will travel in style aboard a beautiful and traditional 12 cabin gulet, Aegean Clipper. Beautifully hand-crafted from Turkish pine, she is simply gorgeous, one of the finest gulets in all Turkey and we are delighted to be using her for this unique trip. 41 metres long from bowsprit to stern, and with a deck length of 33 metres, she is extremely spacious and comfortable. She is kept in gleaming and immaculate condition by her owner and captain, Ergun, who has a wealth of knowledge and experience of cruises in the Greek islands.

The delicious meals prepared by our on-board chef will be a constant highlight of your journey, as will the many lunches and dinners ashore, all carefully chosen to showcase authentic Greek cuisine and traditional hospitality.

On this Greek Islands tour you will feel the excitement of discovery, crossing wide open seas or narrow straits to drop anchor at a new island, be it in a bustling port town, a tranquil seaside village or a peaceful cove, and there will be plenty of time to relax, swim, snorkel or kayak, or just lie back and watch the ever-changing island scenery.

Why not join us for a unique experience of exploration and relaxation, a perfect mix of culture and nature, in a truly epic maritime setting?

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Reviews of this holiday

Cruising to the Cyclades by MCRTraveller, 8 Jul 2019
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Cruising the Cyclades with Peter Sommer Travel was an excellent small group tour. The two tour leaders (also archaeologists) ... read more

Cruising to the Cyclades by Buddy, 23 Jun 2019
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Small group cruise of the Dodecanese and Cyclades Islands with two very enthusiastic and well educated guides for two weeks. read more

Cruising to the Cyclades by Kathy, 14 Jun 2019
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I loved being on the Aegean Clipper. All the archeological sites were fascinating and the tour guides did an excellent ... read more

Cruising to the Cyclades by JD, 12 Jun 2019
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One of the best trips we've ever taken. You travel with a small group in a comfortable boat, go to beautiful and interesting ... read more

Cruising to the Cyclades by NickM , 7 Jun 2019
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Cruising the Cyclades in a charming and comfortable Turkish gulet, expertly guided across the rich history of islands both ... read more

Cruising to the Cyclades by Kathy E, 24 Dec 2018
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We were on a Turkish Gullet to access important and interesting archeological sites in the Aegean. This trip was varied, ... read more

Cruising to the Cyclades by Mike, 11 Oct 2018
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This is my second holiday with the Peter Sommer organisation. To me it provided the ideal mix of learning something new, ... read more

Cruising to the Cyclades by M Brown, 15 Jun 2018
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This is a 14 day gulet journey visiting many Cyclades islands. It is an archeological adventure not to be missed. read more

Cruising to the Cyclades by William1942, 14 Jun 2018
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This excellent trip combined: • A well-found vessel with a skillful skipper and a capable crew • First-class onboard facili... read more

Cruising to the Cyclades by JimCleary, 14 Jun 2018
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Travelling on a lovely wooden boat, the Aegean Clipper, we visited about 10 Greek islands, from Kos to Santorini. Our knowled... read more

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Cruising to the Cyclades by MCRTraveller, 8 Jul 2019
Traveller rating:

Cruising the Cyclades with Peter Sommer Travel was an excellent small group tour. The two tour leaders (also archaeologists) ... read more

Cruising to the Cyclades by Buddy, 23 Jun 2019
Traveller rating:

Small group cruise of the Dodecanese and Cyclades Islands with two very enthusiastic and well educated guides for two weeks. read more