A hotel reborn–and private sailing yacht–define our little cruise to some big gay hotspots.
After a few years’ hiatus, we are bringing back our sublime sojourn through the Cyclades islands. We kick it off in ancient Athens, then board our private motorized sailing yacht, Galileo. Visit Greece’s famous islands including stylish Santorini and Mykonos – one of the world’s great gay hotspots. Like every cruise we offer, we took the time to find a hotel and ship we knew you’d love. Read on to learn more about these two stays that slay.
New Hotel, Athens
One hip stay near the ancient Parthenon
As one of the finest examples of modernist architecture in Athens, it was originally born as the Olympic Palace Hotel. However, the hotel’s renaissance didn’t entail the traditional gut job. Instead the New Hotel’s new owner sought to reuse materials. He enlisted the help of Brazilian design duo Humberto and Fernando Campana, who are masters of up-cycling. Old restaurant chairs from the original hotel were deconstructed and feature prominently in the new decor, namely decorating the columns.
There’s also a wellness area with a steam bath, a hot tub, a massage room and fitness facilities. If the jet lag hits you hard and you wake up hangry in the middle of the night, New Hotel even offers 24/7 room service.
Discover the Greek Isles at 11 knots per hour
The perfect vessel to explore intimate ports of call, with 157 feet of rustic charm and modern amenities to help you settle in. Galileo also offers two decks with plenty of space to sunbathe. Best of all, with 18 crew and only 24 ocean-view rooms, know that you’ll be looked after. Now go take a dip in the crystal blue waters.
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