Next Spring! Sail the Greek Islands!
Purchase your tickets here!!
You Can Win:
7 Night Greek Islands Cruise for 2
2 Hotel Nights in Athens!
(over $10,000 value)
Enjoy yacht-like sailing on the Galileo
Sailing April 19, 2024
Hotel nights: April 18 and April 26
Drawing: October 28, 2023
Winner need not be present
Tickets: $10 or 3 for $25
Please return your ticket stubs with payment to parish rep or mail to:
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 199 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Your Home at Sea: Galileo
The Galileo is a 49-passenger expedition cruise ship operated by Variety Cruises. Launched in 1992, the Galileo is a 157-foot classic steel motor/sailer. It was rebuilt in 2007 and renovated and refurbished in 2016, giving passengers a modern cruise experience while maintaining the old world prestige of a historic sailboat. As a motor/sailer, the vessel mostly runs on motor power, but good weather and ideal routes allow her to unfurl the white sails for cruising on certain days.
Some data: 24 ocean view guest cabins in three categories. Each cabin features flat screen TV, mini safe, mini fridge, hairdryer, telephone for internal use, and central music. Common areas include the lounge with American bar, dining room, sun deck, outdoor bar and lounge, mini-library, and game area. Guests may enjoy kayaking, snorkeling, and swimming whenever the boat moors. Crew of 16-18 persons
Jewels of the Cyclades
The 8-day Jewels of the Cyclades cruise begins and ends in Athens, with a hotel stay the night before and the night after the cruise. If you are coming from the United States, you will probably take off on Wednesday, April 17. Flying to Athens, you will arrive Thursday morning, making your way to your hotel. Your hotel concierge can assist you with suggestions and arrangements.
Thursday, April 18 – Arrive in Athens. Check into your hotel and spend the day and evening exploring this ancient, yet modern capital city. You may wish to prearrange an afternoon city tour, or just explore the city on your own.
Friday, April 19 – Marina Zea, Athens to Poros: After breakfast in your hotel, spend your morning continuing your exploration of the city. In the afternoon, head for the marina. Embark from Athens’ Marina Zea. Enjoy a welcome drink and meet the crew and fellow passengers. Sail to Poros for a short visit before returning to the ship and sail to Poliegos. Overnight at sea. Meals: hotel breakfast and dinner aboard ship.
Saturday, April 20 – Poliegos & Folegandros: Poliegos is a small island, known for its beaches. Enjoy a morning swim and BBQ on deck. Later, on Folegandros, visit the amazing Upper city. Dine at a traditional Greek tavernas. Overnight in Folegandros. Meals: breakfast and lunch or dinner.
Sunday, April 21 – Early morning departure for the volcanic island of Santorini, the world’s largest caldera. Visit the capital, Fira. You can also take an optional excursion to the famous Akrotiti excavations. Overnight in Santorini. Meals: breakfast and lunch or dinner
Monday, April 22 – Enjoy a swim in the bay of Antiparos before we arrive in Paros around noon. Visit the quaint village of Naoussa. Tonight is Greek Night on the ship. Join in some traditional Greek dancing. Overnight in Paros.
Tuesday, April 23 – Delos and Mykonos. Today, you might consider a morning of the archaeological site of Delos, antiquity’s most sacred island. It is here that Leto gave birth to Zeus’s children Apollo and Artemis. Later, we will stop in one of Mykonos’s bays for swimming off the ship before sailing to the port. This island of jet setters is yours to explore and the night is young. Overnight in Mykonos. Meals: breakfast and lunch or dinner.
Wednesday, April 24 – We arrive in Syros, the capital of the Cycladic Islands and rich in history. Pay special attention to the architecture as you walk through the town. Overnight in Syros. Meals: breakfast and lunch or dinner.
Thursday, April 25 – Kythnos to Marina Zea. Also called Thermia, Kythnos is an unspoiled island with very friendly locals. Well-known for its healing thermal spa and colorful villages with traditional homes and peaceful landscape, Kythnos will not disappoint. Tonight is the captain’s farewell dinner and return to overnight in Marina Zea. Meals: breakfast and dinner.
Friday, April 26 – After breakfast, disembark and head for your hotel in Athens where you are at leisure to explore the city or take on of the many available half-day tours. One last night to take advantage of a delicious taverna dinner, perhaps in the Plaka area beneath the northeastern slope of the Acropolis. Overnight in your hotel in Athens. Meals: Breakfast on the ship,
Saturday, Day April 27 – Athens and Home. Today, after breakfast in the hotel, you will check out and make your way to the airport, saying farewell to Greece and the trip of a lifetime. Meals: hotel breakfast, other meals aboard your plane. Depending on your destination, you may arrive home the same day.