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A Voyage through the Middle Sea

Athens to Malaga

15 days
8 included tours in 3 countries
from $ 3,995 pp
  • Oct 27, 2018
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  • Optional 2-night hotel stay in Madrid available post-cruise
  • 8 included tours in 3 countries
Saver fares are limited in availability and can be removed at any time.

A voyage from Athens to Malaga, departing in October to chart a course through what has been known in centuries past as the Middle Sea. 

Along the way visit the Minoan settlements of Akrotiri in Santorini and Knossos in Crete, as well as Catania, the Maltese capital of Valletta. Enjoy a walking tour of Sicily’s Greek and Roman ruins, and the Palatine Chapel and Cathedral in Palermo, before disembarking in Malaga or an optional 2-night hotel stay post-cruise. You will also get the oppitunuity to explore Chania’s Old Town on foot and learn all about the city’s history by visiting architectural legacies from its turbulent history. 

Guests using Voyages to Antiquity's air program will have an overnight hotel stay post-cruise before their flight home. Please call for details.

Date Port Arrive Depart
27 Oct Saturday Departure Depart North America     
28 Oct Sunday Athens, Greece Arrival in Athens and transfer to hotel    overnight hotel 
29 Oct Monday Athens, Greece Choice of tours: Acropolis and its Museum or Byzantine Athens    overnight hotel 
30 Oct Tuesday Athens, Greece Morning optional tour. Transfer to Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus    8.00pm 
31 Oct Wednesday Santorini, Greece Enjoy the spectacular views of Santorini and Akrotiri  8.00am   6.00pm 
01 Nov Thursday Heraklion, Crete, Greece Tour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos  6.00am  6.00pm 
02 Nov Friday Chania, Crete, Greece Take a half day tour to discover Chania  7.00am  midnight 
03 Nov Saturday At sea Lectures and activities at sea      
04 Nov Sunday Valletta, Malta Enter the impressive Grand Harbour of Valletta at breakfast. Morning included sightseeing and free afternoon to explore  8.00am  8.00pm 
05 Nov Monday Catania, Sicily Half day sightseeing tour to Syracuse or Taormina  8.00am  6.00pm 
06 Nov Tuesday Palermo, Sicily A visit to the Monreale Cathedral and a special visit to the Palazzo Gangi  7.00am  8.00pm 
07 Nov Wednesday Trapani, Sicily Visit the ancient Doric temple of Segesta or the exquisite hill-top town of Erice. Optional full day tour to Selinunte and Marsala including lunch  7.00am  6.00pm 
08 Nov Thursday At sea Lectures and activities at sea     
09 Nov Friday At sea Lectures and activities at sea     
10 Nov Saturday Malaga, Spain Disembark Aegean Odyssey. Guests using VTA's air program will have a 1-nt hotel stay post-cruise, before transferring to the airport for flight home  7.00am   

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Voyage highlights

  • Two-night hotel stay in Athens
  • See the Minoan settlement of Akrotiri
  • The Minotaur’s labyrinth of Knossos in Crete
  • Enter the Grand Harbour of Valletta, Malta
  • Explore Sicily’s Greek and Roman ruins