Fancy an authentic Greek experience on a sunshine cruise around the islands? Then you can participate in one of the various cruises over Aegean Sea. Cruises start in Piraeus or Lavrion, a port near Athens airport, and are mainly three or four nights – useful if you prefer to factor in a few nights on land. Alternatively, combine a couple of itineraries for a week of island-hopping. An Iconic Aegean cruise combines six islands (Santorini, Crete, Rhodes, Smyi, Chios and Mykonos) with two bites of Turkey – a day in Istanbul and afternoon in Kusadasi.