Owned by Greek company Variety Cruises, this 49-passenger sailing ship — launched in 1992 and rebuilt in 2007 — is an attractive older vessel with three towering masts. The crew hoists the sails now and then, but it’s only for show — the ship is actually propelled by a motor. A 2016 refurbishment refreshed public spaces and cabins, which are clad in dark wood and traditional décor.
The ship cruises exclusively to the Greek islands and Peloponnese, taking you to big hits like Mykonos and Santorini, as well as lesser-visited islands mega ships can't reach, such as Folegandros and Syros. You'll learn about ancient civilizations from local guides, take morning swims from the ship's diving platform, and soak up the Mediterranean sun while island-hopping around the Cyclades.