1) 2nd Pax 50% off
2) Single supplement from 15%
3) 3rd/4th Pax discount offer
Booking Period : Until 30 Jun 2021
Travel Period : 09, 16, 23 Apr; 29 Oct; 05, 12 Nov 2022
Day 1:ARRIVE IN ATHENS (EMBARKATION)
We leave the historic and classical capital of Greece and set sail on our overnight voyage to one of the most iconic and evocative places in the world, stunning Istanbul. Your first night will give you the opportunity to relax, indulge in our All-Inclusive hospitality and anticipate the adventures ahead on your very own Aegean Odyssey of discovery.
There is no place on earth like Istanbul. We have two days in this vibrant city. Included in your itinerary is a cruise on the Bosphorus and a visit to the Spice Market. The Greeks, Romans, Venetians and the Ottomans have all held sway over this city that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus between the Sea of Marmara 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.
Continue to explore this beautiful city on own before we set sail to next destination in this late afternoon.
Most people know the seaport Çanakkale as the launching point for visiting the Gallipoli battlefields. It has charming and atmospheric cobbled lanes, which are a focal point for eating, drinking and lively conversation, so why not spend a little time here near saat kulesi (clock tower) and take it all in. It was in this region that Helle, the daughter of Athamas was drowned in the legend of the Golden Fleece. The city is the nearest major centre of population to the ancient site of Troy, immortalised by Homer in his epic poem, the Iliad. You will not be short of mythological associations in this part of our voyage.
The thick Byzantine walls guarding Thessaloniki give way to an inviting mix of architectural landscapes with winding cobbled streets. Approaching the port, you will be captivated by a city that radiates culture and sophistication bathed in golden Greek sunshine. Palm-lined avenues house glamorous shops and gourmet restaurants, and historic cobblestone streets
present traditional tavernas and ouzeria’s to satisfy everyone’s taste buds. Beautiful churches appear from every corner, seasonal markets sell colorful local produce and shaded spots on Aristotelous Square are where you can sit back with a homemade ice cream and watch the world go by.
We arrive in the attractive coastal port city of Volos in the morning. The area’s background
will captivate you and features in some of the most remarkable tales of Greek mythology. Volos was the mythical home of Jason and the Argonauts. The famous Argonaut expedition set sail from the region which was also the birthplace of the Centaurs, part human, part equine. There is also the opportunity to visit the monasteries of Meteora, perched on the top of vertical rock formations and a wonder to behold
The beautiful face of Santorini is instantly recognisable across the world. We are 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. You will enjoy a complimentary excursion to Oia village.
Day 8:ATHENS (DISEMBARKATION)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning
– 7 nights accommodation
– Onboard dining
– Unlimited classic drinks
– Entertainment onboard
– Selected shore excursions
– Port charges & Gratuities
– International air ticket
– Travel insurance & Visa
– Airport transfer