Legendary Aegean - 5 Night

A journey that intertwines historic adventure and a truly immersive urban exploration. Discover Athens’ historic neighbourhood, the Plaka, where cobbled streets meet pastel walls, before wandering to the home of the first ever Olympic Games. In Istanbul, embrace the cultural cornerstones of the colorful Grand Bazaar and Golden Horn of the Bosphorus. Plus, roam the iconic whitewashed streets of Santorini, and the caves and waterfalls of Samos that were once home to Pythagoras himself.

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1 Athens
2 Santorini
3 Rhodes
4 Samos
5 Istanbul
6 Istanbul

Cruise itinerary

At-a-Glance Itinerary
Day 1

Athens

We leave the historic and classical capital of Greece and set sail on our overnight voyage to Santorini. Your first night will give you the opportunity to relax, indulge in our Inclusive hospitality and anticipate the adventures ahead on your very own voyage of discovery.

Day 2

Santorini

We arrive in Santorini, whose stunning face is instantly recognisable across the world. We’re sure she will take your breath away, with her soaring landscapes, clusters of whitewashed houses in the capital Fira, and of course the iconic blue-domed church at Oia. Don’t forget to try one of the many restaurants jostling for position at the edge of the caldera.

Day 3

Rhodes

Lose yourself in the maze of atmospheric cobbled streets of the Old Town (a World Heritage Site) in  what will transport you back to the Byzantine Empire. Be sure to wander through the Knights Quarter and the Palace of the Grand Master. Indeed Rhodes is also known as the Island of the  Knights. Our itinerary allows us a whole day here which gives plenty of opportunity to discover the clear waters, wonderful beaches and lush wooded valleys.

Day 4

Samos

Thick forests carpet the slopes of an island that’s shrouded in mystery and magic. Deep pockets of caves appear from nowhere and immaculate landscapes seem untouched by time. Cosmopolitan yet deeply historical, the island of Samos guards layer upon layer of fascinating history that only those who venture on its shores can truly discover.

An island of legends: Pythagoras, Epicurus, Aristarchus, Aesop and birthplace of Hera, it’s no  coincidence that its temples rival the Parthenon in size and significance. Arriving into Pythagoreio port, you’ll encounter an enchanting quayside promenade crammed with tavernas and shops as well as the Archaeological Museum that’s an island must-visit for history lovers.

Day 5
Arrive 13:30

Istanbul

There is no place on earth like Istanbul. The Greeks, Romans, Venetians and Ottomans have all held sway over this city that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus between the Sea of  armara and the Black Sea. You will see the stunning Sultan Ahmet (Blue) Mosque, Church of Hagia Sophia, the Topkapi Palace, Galata Bridge, Taksim Square and of course the incomparable Grand Bazaar. And all this just touches the surface of the place once known as Byzantium and Constantinople. There will be plenty of time to enjoy the great food in one the many buzzing restaurants.

Day 6
Arrive 09:00

Istanbul

Your final morning is a chance to reflect. Grab a coffee on deck and scan this diverse city’s beautiful skyline as you enjoy the last drops of the Eastern Mediterranean sun.

Amazing excursions carefully curated

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Haifa City Tour

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Masada/Dead Sea

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Nazareth & Galilee

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Highlights of Alexandria

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Landmarks of Alexandria

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Perge and Aspendos

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Antalya City Tour

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The crystal clear waters of Elounda and Spinalonga

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Cretan Jeep Safari

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River Trekking Tour

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A Delectable Day in Crete

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Ancient Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion

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Izmir City Tour

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Off the beaten track – 4×4 Adventure

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Classical Athens and its Monuments

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The Essence of Santorini

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Mykonos Magic

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Transfer to Tsambika beach

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Beauty of butterflies and Ancient Kameiros

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Capturing the true spirit of Chora

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Transfer to Agriolivadi beach

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Sacred Delos & Rhenia Island

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Adventure, spills and thrills at Adaland Water Park

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Greek wine and holy water: Philippi and beyond

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Kavala up close: walk through the ages

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Nestos River and the colours of Xanthi

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Knossos Palace & Cretan Landscapes

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Thessaloniki Food on foot

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Rich history of a famous Greek winery

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A taste of wine and tradition

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Music, myths and history

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Pelion Spoon Sweets

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Making pottery fit for the Gods

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A delicious taste of ‘liquid gold’

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Home cooking and hospitality in Mykonos

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The secrets of Pelion cuisine

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Hiking to the ultimate beauty of Oia

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A kayak adventure discovering pirate coves

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The beautiful art of mosaic making

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Trek to the heart and soul of Milos

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Milos food on foot

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Sea Kayaking and the mesmerising Milos coastline

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A Geological wonder 4×4 adventure

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Limassol Omodos – Oenoyi Winery

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Ancient Civilisations with an expert archaeologist

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Thrill of the ride Buggy Safari

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Whirling Dervishes & dinner

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Turkish Baklava Making

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Gents Anatolian well-being (Berber and Hammam)

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Painting on Water: Turkish Ebru Art

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Heraklion Food on foot

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Athens Food on foot

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Jerusalem & Betlehem

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Jaffa & Tel Aviv

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Unesco Churches in Solea Region – 2 Churches

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Panoramic Limassol Curium

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PAPHOS, THE CITY OF UNESCO

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Experience the Tradition

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Curium, the Wine village of Omodos and Limassol

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Classic Cairo

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House of Virgin Mary & Ancient Ephesus

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Ancient Ephesus through the ages Hellenistic and Roman

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Ancient Ephesus and the Terrace Houses

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Ancient Ephesus & Miletus

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Turkish Baths

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Istanbul

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Ottoman Empire and Byzantine Legacy Tour

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Discover the Hidden Secrets of Sultan Ahmet Square

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Bosphorus Cruise and the Spice Market

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A Taste of Istanbul: Street Food Tour

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Ancient Pergamon

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LEGENDARY TROY & THE NEW TROY MUSEUM

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FULL DAY TRIP TO TROY & ASSOS

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Volos & Mt. Pelion

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The spectacular rocks & the ‘hanging’ Monasteries

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Legendary Moutzouris (Mountain Train Ride)

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Drink and Eat like a local

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Land of Alexander the Great

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The Royal Tombs of Vergina

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Panoramic Thessaloníki

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Veria (Berroia)

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Highlights of Thessaloniki

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Spectacular Oia Village perched on the caldera rim

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Cruise to Santorin’s islands and volcanoes

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Akrotiri Village Excavations

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Walking tour in the Medieval City of Rhodes

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Philerimos church and the Palace of the Knights

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Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights

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Traditional feast in Patmos

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Religious visit to St John’s Monastery – Grotto of Apocalypse

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Countryside tour with Chora and the Grotto of Apocalypse

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Mykonian Dinner

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Mykonian countryside tour with Chora and Little Venice

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Delos – Sacred island & Apollo Sanctuary

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Cycladic Tastes (Food on Foot)

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The Amazing beaches Tour

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Step Back in Time – (Religious)

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Step Back In Time

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Nostalgic Milos Cruise – Land & Sea

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KAVALA – Prophets, Legends and the heroes of Philippi

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The Palace of Knossos & Cosmopolitan Heraklion

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Venetian Heraklion and the Unique Archaeological Museum

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Minoan Palace of Knossos – 1st European Civilisation

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Knossos Palace And The Archaeological Museum

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Experience the Cretan Countryside and Lifestyle

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The Acropolis & The New Acropolis Museum

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Panoramic Athens and Corinth Canal Crossing

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Corinth Canal, Ancient Corinth, Bema Of St. Paul

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Athens monuments and the Acropolis

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Athens tour and the New Acropolis Museum

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