If there is one thing that everyone can expect from a Greek Island Cruise, it would be their crystal clear blue-green waters. Tons of pictures flood our social media sites with picturesque Greek Island destinations. Cruising the Greek Islands with a Christian tour company adds even more to the experience for believers. Whether it’s the beautiful white sands that make up the miles of shoreline along the seas, the rounded stone buildings that perch themselves amongst cliffs overlooking the ocean, experiencing the places that St. Paul walked or the vibrant city landscape on the mainlands you’re sure to take in breathtaking views of what to expect when visiting Greece.
Some of the things you can expect from your Greek Island cruise are:
- The Greek Islands
- City Life
- Greek Cuisine
Visiting The Greek Islands
There are plenty of Greek Islands to explore along the Aegean and Ionian Seas. To the Cyclades, Dodecanese, Ionian islands, Crete or the islands of the Saronic Gulf; you’re sure to get your fill of everything that the Greek Islands have to offer. In Greece, summer begins in May and lasts until October. The blue seas, exotic beaches and secret coves never disappoint. There are over 14,800 kilometers of coastline and 408 beaches for you to discover and explore. The Aegean light that shines bright on the Greek islands is unlike anything you’ve ever seen and dipping into the Aegean Sea from whatever beach your feet have landed, will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized. Whether your goal is to relax and soak up the sun or use your time windsurfing, kitesurfing or playing beach volleyball you undoubtedly will enjoy your visit.
When visiting Greece you will go back at least 5,000 years where myth and history blur into a beautifully woven tapestry. The Acropolis of Athens and surrounding archaeological sites are home to many ancient civilizations. Ancient Olympia itself, is home to the Olympic Games and Delphi is the site of the famous oracle thought by the ancients to be the navel of the world. When visiting the ancient theatre at Epidaurus you will be inspired by its pitch perfect acoustics. Every ancient site in Greece is a timeless work of art telling a story that is sure to leave you with a greater knowledge of Greece’s history and culture and not only will you be able to take in pieces of history, you’ll also be delighted by Greece’s modern day art found all throughout its museums and art galleries.
Monasteries, churches, sacred places and pilgrimages are among many that tell of the long and enduring devotion to Orthodox Christianity in Greece. Upon arriving in Greece, whether on the mainland or visiting the Greek Islands, you will discover that religion and faith encapsulate this beautiful country. Over many centuries, Greeks have embodied the land with the strength and presence of Christianity; building monasteries, churches, chapels and magnificent architectural works. For Orthodox Christians, the monasteries in Greece are places of revered pilgrimages; authentic and timeless they symbolize the human attempt to transcend the earth. Often built on cliff sides over gorges or fortified resembling castles; they are almost always located in exquisite locations. Among these locations is Patmos, the beautiful, rocky island where the exiled St. John the Divine received the mystical Revelation which forms the last book of the New Testament. A professional Christian tour guide can enhance the experience with a Christian group tour and cruise of Greece The monasteries of Agios Ioannis, Theologos on Patmos, Meteora and Mount Athos are just some of the famous pilgrimages in Greece you can visit.
Rich history, modern vitality, incredible imagery, trendy boutiques filled with treasures and picturesque scenery is just a portion of what you will experience when walking through the streets of Greece. No matter where you are you are, Greece will come to life before your eyes and you will want to take in every single moment. Seaside restaurants serving fresh food, luxury resorts, hip cafes and bars just about everywhere you look, you’re sure to find something that satisfies your taste buds. Whether your shopping, dancing, tasting mediterranean fare or simply enjoying a few drinks there is so much to explore and enjoy in Greece. You will not be disappointed.
Greece is blessed with an extraordinary diversity of land and seascapes, opening possibilities of every kind, including Mediterranean fare. Fresh produce and not to mention, copious amounts of olives can be found just about everywhere. New tastes, aromas, fruits and new combinations of food are sure to tantalize your senses. Mediterranean fare is an authentic cuisine and pairs well with wine, beer and spirits. Be sure to experience a traditional Greek breakfast and indulge in speciality dishes as they often have evolved over time, as new ideas have been introduced among traditional customs.
No matter where your travels through Greece may lead you, you will never turn a corner without discovering something new. Whether on the boat or on land, you will feel like your in paradise and wish you could stay longer. The greatest thing you can expect from a Greek Island Cruise is for it to take your breath away and have you planning to come back again. See some of the sites and experiences in video below of a Christian cruise through the Greek Isles.