A cruise ship is like a resort at sea with all the services that can offer you a resort and many more! In fact, cruises have a higher percentage of satisfied travelers than any other kind of travel. Also, a cruise in a country like Greece can be a really successful choice for your holidays as you will have the opportunity to visit more of its beautiful islands and coasts just in one trip without need of transport and the most important with lower cost. The past year over 4.780.000 travelers chose to go on a cruise in Greece. So what are you waiting for? These are 10 reasons to go on a cruise in Greece.
1. Choose to travel with low cost
In one price are included accommodation, entertainment, food and more. Luxury stay, delicious and gourmet meals, nightlife, excursions ability at every debarkation port and good company in the most popular destinations. All these services just in one price. You don’t need to spend your money separately for each one you want to do.
Secluded beaches, romantic dinners in private suites with the breathtaking view of the boundless sea and available spa services for two! Either you want just some holidays or you organize your honeymoon even for an anniversary gift, a cruise in Greece is simply the absolute proposed solution.
3. Simplicity and organization
It’s very important to come back from your holidays and have a relaxing feeling. It’s sad when you return from vacations and you feel tired. When you think to choose as a destination Greece and you want to explore as more you can, remember these: when choosing a cruise there is no transport necessity, you don’t need to look for something interesting to do every day at the same place and where you will eat. In a cruise, almost everything is prepaid from the beginning. You know the program, the daily activities, your cabin number and you the total control. The only you have to do it’s just to enjoy your holidays among the most beautiful islands of the world, the Greek islands and to relax!
4. Plenty of destination choices
There is a plenty of cruises to choose, starting from one day cruises around the islands of Argosaronikos until 15days cruises which realize almost the tour of entire coastal Greece. Except the holidays duration, you can choose the type of the cruise ship you want to travel on, as there are small cruise ships for 1-2 days trips such as famous ocean liners with cinema under the stars.
5. The Aegean islands
If you think that all the Greek islands are the same (as you can see everywhere white little houses and narrow streets) you think wrong. Each one of them is special, with its own personality and beauty. For example, Delos, the holly island of the Olympian god Apollo, although it’s uninhabitable is the most important archaeological sites of the Cyclades Islands and a debarkation in the ancient port of the island will excite you. Leave back Delos and explore the cosmopolitan Mykonos, swim in the deep blue waters of Paros and walk in the labyrinth of Minotaur in Crete. Enjoy a romantic day in Santorini and admire the rare colorful butterflies in Rhodes. All these just in one trip. Without stress to rent a car or to search for a hotel every day. Your comfortable cabin will wait you after a long exploration day.
6. Irresistible places in Greece
Except the Aegean Islands, there are available cruises which include stops in Nafplio with its famous castle Bourtzi, Monemvasia known as the Eastern Gibraltar and in Kithira, the island of the goddess Aphrodite and the god Eros. Also, in the Ionian Islands, a lot of cruises stop at the beautiful Kefalonia where is one of the most impressive beaches of the world, Myrtos and was filmed the movie Captain Corelli’sMandolin. Then in Kerkira, you will see the palace of the princess Sissy and admire the Venetian architecture.
7. Personal exploration
The best way to have fun on a cruise in Greece is to explore it personally. In every trip you have the advantage to choose if you want to take part in the organized activities or to go by yourself wherever you want. You can see the sights at every place the ship stops, to swim in the beach you like, to buy local products and to taste the local kitchen.
8. High quality services
The personal in every cruise ship is well trained to serve you and to react in emergency situations. The people offer a mood of hospitality, politeness, exemplary conduct and a professional knowledge of the English language (at least). The crew members will make you feel safety and satisfaction. Each one traveler is special.
9. Greece is beautiful all the seasons
Either you choose to go on a cruise in Greece during the summer or during the spring or fall, be sure that in the end you’ll be excited. If you like the warm temperatures and the full of people islands, the ideal for you is a summer trip. On the other hand, if you look for relaxation, sweet weather and magnificent landscapes don’t miss the chance to travel in this gorgeous country during the spring months.
10. Easily accessible
The most of the Greek cruises start from Piraeus. Piraeus is the biggest Greek port, just half an hour from the center of Athens and 1 hour away from the International Airport of Athens. The port is easily accessible by railway, taxi and frequent route buses.
A Greek famous poet Konstantinos Kavafis wrote in his poem ‘’Ithaca’’: they are many the summer mornings you will be full of joy and pleasure because you will get for first time in ports that you have never seen before. Only in one line, the poet describes the unique experience which can offer a cruise in Greece. In few days, you will live a set of colors, sensations, history, traditions and culture.