German cruise line Aida Cruises is to sail 23 seven-day voyages in Greece from May to October.

Aida vessel Aidaperla has been operating sailings round the Canary Islands since March 20 but from May 23 the line will expand its operations to the eastern Mediterranean.

The Greek cruises will depart from Corfu and call at Crete, Rhodes, Katakolon (for Olympia) and Piraeus (for Athens).

Aida called Greece “one of the most popular vacation destinations for German travellers” in a statement to announce the new sailings on Friday (April 16). Greece expects to welcome tourists from May 14.

From April 20, German passengers can book the new Aida voyages, which run from May 23 to October 24, 2021.

The week-long cruises in Greece can also be booked as 14-day sailings, the line said.

Aidaperla will continue to offer seven-day voyages in the Canary Islands until July when it repositions to the Mediterranean.

Earlier this year, the line was forced to push back its cruise resumption date after Germany’s federal government extended its lockdown until March 7.