Unique, immersive style of travel
While there are many ways to experience the Greek Isles, you’ll find that exploring aboard an authentic tall ship offers an unrivaled experience and guarantees you an in-depth encounter with all its wonders. The combination of this peerless ship, and our expedition style of travel—which sends you off exploring in the company of knowledgeable and engaging companions who can illuminate all you’ll see—offers you an extraordinary experience.
Discover the romance of tall ship sailing
Experience something many people don’t know exists in the 21st-century—the thrill of life under sail—in a region that’s been sailed for millennia. With the winds filling Sea Cloud’s square sails, you’ll have ample opportunities to stand on deck and watch the orchestrated frenzy of 16 crew members going high aloft in the riggings to hand-set 30 sails.
Experience the cultures and ancient wonders of Greece
The iconic Cyclades are captivating, beautiful isles with significant archaeological sites, azure waters, and precariously perched, charming seaside villages. Of the 39 islands in the archipelago, only 24 have inhabitants. Our expedition visits some places largely unknown to all but local residents and discerning travelers. Bougainvillea adorns Sífnos, a gorgeous town with whitewashed houses and quintessential Aegean architecture. At Tinos, we’ll see the active pilgrimage site of Panagia Evangelistria and drive past terraced hillsides home to artists and sculptors. On Delos, the mythological birthplace of twin gods Artemis and Apollo, explore the Temple of Apollo, an important archaeological site. On guided walks, learn firsthand about contemporary life along these sun-drenched shores. The elegant Sea Cloud is the perfectly cast main character in your Aegean maritime adventure.
Every day is active and engaging
Each day is balanced with time to relish our ship under sail, and half- or full-day explorations on land. Our historian, naturalist, and local guides ensure you gain insight and an insider’s perspective about the places we visit. Scenic drives, hikes on hilly terrain, market visits, cruises along idyllic shores, and free time to walk in charming seaside villages are the ways you’ll pass the time. And you may always opt to stay aboard Sea Cloud, for more reading, relaxation, and glorious views. The point is, you can do as much, or as little as you like.
Travel in excellent company
Explore under the sure guidance of a veteran expedition leader, a historian, and a naturalist who will also serve as your National Geographic certified photo instructor. Their knowledge and passion for the Greek Isles is the key to your once-in-a-lifetime experience.