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The Aegean experience

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25 days

1-night hotel stay in Nauplia

1-night hotel stay in Delphi

2-night hotel stay in Athens

from $6,350 pp

21 Apr, 2019

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  • 25 days
  • 4 countries
  • 4 hotel nights
  • 11 shore excursions
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This magnificent cruise through the seas of southern Europe begins with a four-night land experience in Greece, featuring a two-night hotel stay in Athens for the capital’s many wonders, including the Parthenon, the monastery of Osios Loukas, Delphi and Mycenae, once the centre of the ancient Mycenaean civilisation. Visit the Acropolis of Lindos and step ashore on sacred Delos, before relaxing on sun-drenched Mykonos.

Cruise to tiny Patmos, a significant Christian pilgrimage site where John of Patmos is said to have written the Book of Revelation. Visit the island of Skiathos and travel by road from Volos to see the famous Byzantine monasteries, built on the sandstone towers of Meteora. Step ashore on the sacred island of Lemnos, before enjoying a true cruising wonder as you pass through the Dardanelles strait to Marmara, the smallest sea in the world.

The Bosphorus then leads to the crossroads of the ancient world, the legendary Black Sea, for a night in Odessa, home of the breathtaking Potemkin Steps, the historic Roman port of Varna and the architectural marvels of Constanza.

Date
Port
Depart
Arrive
Apr 21
Sun
    Departure
    Depart North America
    Apr 22
    Mon
    Athens , Greece
    Arrive into Athens and transfer to hotel
    overnight hotel
    Apr 23
    Tue
    Athens , Greece
    Choice of tours - Visit Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum or Byzantine Athens.
    overnight hotel
    Apr 24
    Wed
    Delphi , Greece
    Morning drive to Delphi via Osios Loukas. Afternoon Delphi sightseeing and overnight hotel stay.
    overnight hotel
    Apr 25
    Thu
    Nauplia , Greece
    Morning drive to Mycenae for sightseeing, en route to Nauplia for overnight
    overnight hotel
    Apr 26
    Fri
    Piraeus , Greece
    Morning sightseeing in Epidaurus en route to embark Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus
    8.00pm
    Apr 27
    Sat
    Santorini , Greece
    Enjoy the spectacular view of Akrotiri and Oia.
    8.00pm
    8.00am
    Apr 28
    Sun
    Heraklion, Crete , Greece
    Experience a traditional Orthodox Easter with a host of festivities.
    midnight
    8.00am
    Apr 29
    Mon
    Agios Nikolaos, Crete , Greece
    Visit the coastal town - Agios Nikolaos
    10.00pm
    7.00am
    Apr 30
    Tue
    Karpathos , Greece
    Enjoy the dramatic scenery and wild mountains in Karpathos or optional tour available.
    8.00pm
    8.00am
    May 01
    Wed
    Rhodes , Greece
    Take in the sites of Rhodes town. Please note 1st May is labour day.
    10.00pm
    7.00am
    May 02
    Thu
    Nisyros , Greece
    Discover the treasures of Nisyros
    6.00pm
    9.00am
    May 02
    Thu
    Delos , Greece
    Morning visit to the sacred island of Delos
    noon
    8.00am
    May 03
    Fri
    Mykonos , Greece
    Afternoon at leisure in Mykonos
    8.00pm
    2.00pm
    May 04
    Sat
    Athens , Greece
    Spend a full day in Athens
    6.00pm
    6.00am
    May 05
    Sun
    Patmos , Greece
    Visit the Medieval village of Chora and the Monastery of St John the Theologian – together a UNESCO World Heritage Site
    2.00pm
    8.00am
    May 06
    Mon
    Skiathos , Greece
    Time at leisure to explore the beautiful island of Skiathos
    8.00pm
    8.00am
    May 07
    Tue
    Volos , Greece
    See the famous Byzantine monasteries at Meteora
    10.00pm
    7.00am
    May 08
    Wed
    Lemnos , Greece
    Take a walking tour of Lemnos
    3.00pm
    9.00am
    May 09
    Thu
    At sea
    At sea
    May 10
    Fri
    Odessa , Ukraine
    Visit the impressive Odessa Opera house and a highlighted city tour. Optional tour to Tolstoy palace available.
    overnight
    10.00am
    May 11
    Sat
    Odessa , Ukraine
    ODESSA Ukraine
    4.00pm
    May 12
    Sun
    Constanza , Romania
    Enjoy a wine tasting experience and a local folklore performance.
    6.00pm
    10.00am
    May 13
    Mon
    Varna , Bulgaria
    Visit the Archaeology Museum and Rock Monastery.
    6.00pm
    8.00am
    May 14
    Tue
    At sea
    At sea
    May 15
    Wed
    Athens , Greece
    Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Athens Airport for flight home
    6.00am

    Byzantine Athens

    23 Apr Athens, Greece
    Half Day
    Never in the history of Christianity has a school of artists infused such a high degree of spirituality into its work.

    Never in the history of Christianity has a school of artists infused such a high degree of spirituality into its work. Byzantine theologians insisted that painters and mosaicists reflect the image of God. This morning's sightseeing reveals the splendour of Byzantine art in a tour that combines visits to both the Byzantine Museum, home to the world's largest collection of icons, and also the Monastery of Kaisariani with its fine frescoes and elegant gardens.

    Drive from the pier to Illissia Mansion, winter residence of the Duchess of Piacenza, and home to the Byzantine and Christian Museum. Founded in 1914, this renowned museum focuses exclusively on Byzantine art from the 4th to 19th centuries. In addition to its impressive icons, frescoes and tapestries, there are paintings, sculptures and illuminated manuscripts. Displays recreate Byzantine churches from the 5th to 11th centuries.

    Continue next to the slopes of Mt. Hymettos, for a visit to the Monastery of Kaisariani, a beautiful example of Byzantine architecture. Inside its high walls discover the 11th-century catholicon, or main church, built in a Greek cross shape. The dome is supported by four columns from an earlier Roman temple and colourful frescoes from the 14th to 18th centuries enliven the interior walls. There is also an 11th-century bathhouse. Later additions include a refectory, the monks’ cells and a 19th-century bell tower. Savour the views of Athens and the serenity of this delightful spot before returning to your hotel.

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    Acropolis and Acropolis Museum

    23 Apr Athens, Greece
    Half Day Extensive Walking
    Visit the sublime expression of Classical Greece, the Acropolis with its sweeping views of Athens. Commissioned by Pericles in the 5th-century BC, the site is dominated by the majestic Parthenon.

    Visit the sublime expression of Classical Greece, the Acropolis with its sweeping views of Athens. Commissioned by Pericles in the 5th century BC, the site is dominated by the majestic Parthenon: a building that embodies the stunning achievements of the Athenian “Golden Age”.

    Surrounding the great temple are the other architectural masterpieces of the citadel: the Propylaia (monumental gateway), the Erechtheion with its beautiful Karayatid Porch and the Temple of Athena Nike (Winged Victory).

    Below the temple complex is the theatre of Dionysos where the dramas of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides were first performed. Then explore another marvel: the longanticipated $200-million, 226,000-square-foot Acropolis Museum.

    In the dramatic Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis, ascending floors of glass literally “float” you above the excavations for an extraordinary perspective of the layers of Greek history that lie below.

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    Ancient Delphi

    24 Apr Delphi, Greece
    Overnight
    Take a short drive through the countryside to ancient Delphi, exquisitely located in a series of terraces at the foot of craggy Mount Parnassos.

    A special included tour for Odyssey Club members.

    A Delphi was considered by the ancients to be the physical and spiritual center of the earth.  The shrine of Apollo, set nearly 2,000 feet up on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, exerts today a potent grip on the visitor. Here was the most respected oracle of antiquity.  Even the most intelligent individuals who lived during the brilliant civilization of Athens believed implicitly in the responses of the god. These were given by the inspired priestess Pythia and were interpreted, usually with an ambiguous touch, by the priests. 

    Delphi grew fabulously rich with offerings and though the ruins have almost disappeared now, you can admire them and try to picture the sanctuary as it was during its 1,000 years.  Zealous Christians initiated the destruction of this holy place and earthquakes added to its destruction. Your tour begins with a drive northwest via Thebes and Levadia, and you will be able to buy refreshments during a brief stop before reaching Delphi. 

    The site is breathtaking and the view from the top, down to the blue waters of the  Gulf of Corinth, is spectacular.  The drive will take you by the sacred Castalian spring and close to the ancient site of Apollo's sanctuary.  You will then walk the sacred way, visiting the treasuries, the place of offerings, the Grand Temple of Apollo and the theater, with its splendid acoustics.

    The tour continues with a visit to the Museum housing many treasures.  Omphalos, which marked the center of the world and the Charioteer, one of the finest pieces surviving from the fifth century B.C.are among the many wonders housed in the museum.

    Afterwards a short drive will take you to your hotel for overnight in this beautiful village. 

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    Mycenae

    25 Apr Nauplia, Greece
    Half Day Tender Extensive WalkingCobbled Streets
    Tales of Agamemnon and the time of Homer’s heroes take centre stage on this visit to Mycenae, one of the greatest cities of the highly-developed Mycenaean civilization.

    Our morning tour visits Mycenae, where a great culture flourished from the 16th to 13th century BC and laid the foundation for classical Greece.

    This ancient city is reputedly the “well-built citadel" of Homer’s Iliad, a city of warrior-merchants that ruled much of the Mediterranean and amassed the power to crush Troy. The citadel that stands guard over the city, straddling two rock-strewn ravines, was built, legend holds, with the aid of the Cyclops.

    Enter Mycenae on foot through the Lion Gate, where Agamemnon was greeted by his wife Klytemnesta on his return from the war with Troy, only to be murdered by her lover. Explore the Royal Palace, view the shaft graves and relive the tragic stories at an archaeological briefing in the Treasury of Atreus, also known as the Tomb of Agamemnon.

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    Epidaurus

    26 Apr Piraeus, Greece
    Half Day
    In the 6th century BC, Epidaurus was sacred to the god of medicine, Asclepius. The medical facilities and healing treatments were immensely popular and the ensuing wealth was used to inaugurate a 4th-century BC building campaign.

    In the 6th century BC, Epidaurus was sacred to the god of medicine, Asclepius. The medical facilities and healing treatments were immensely popular and the ensuing wealth was used to inaugurate a 4th-century BC building campaign.

    Today Epidaurus is a vast UNESCO World Heritage site with temples and hospital buildings that provide insight into the healing cults as well as the theatrical arts of the time. The jewel is the theatre designed by the architect Polycletus.

    Over 14,000 seats are carved into the hillside and the acoustics are so perfect that it is said you can hear a pin drop from the highest tier. The theatre, universally admired from the start, was extended in Roman times, restored in the 1950s and is still in use.

    Nowhere is it so easy to envision the staging of the great tragedies and comedies than in this pure masterpiece of Greek architecture.

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    Nisyros at a Glance

    2 May Nisyros, Greece
    Half Day Tender Uneven or Volcanic GroundUphill SectionsGravel Flooring
    Greek mythology has it that the island of Nisyros was once a part of Kos, until Poseidon threw a piece of the island at the giant Polybotes, trapping his foe and creating a volcano, beneath which Polybotes still shakes and groans.

    Whatever the truth of its origins, Nisyros is certainly one of the biggest hydrothermal volcanoes in the world, but careful monitoring ensures there are no surprises. Over the last 150,000 years there have only been three significant eruptions, with the last occurring during the Middle Ages. Everything flourishes in the volcanic soil and there are some unique species of flora and fauna to see during a scenic drive across the island.

     

    The largest of the island’s volcanic craters is Stefanos, which is believed to be over 3,000 years old. Descending into this otherworldly landscape, as steam rises from bubbling fumaroles and the smell of sulphur fills the air, it’s easy to feel as though you’ve just stepped into a Jules Verne novel. Looking up, you will also be able to spot the small village of Nikia, which is perched right on the lip of the caldera.

     

    This picturesque settlement has a population of less than one hundred and is among the most authentic villages in Greece. The houses are brightly painted, the church dates back to the 15th-century and the main square features a memorable pebble-stone mosaic (or “choklakia”) designed by the 19th-century artist Paschalis Pashalakis. After exploring the village and enjoying some wonderful views in all directions, a stop will be made at an abandoned natural spa, for another one of a kind experience, before your return to Aegean Odyssey.

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    Sacred Delos

    2 May Delos, Greece
    Half Day Tender Archaeological SiteGravel Flooring
    Discover the tiny, deserted isle of Delos, the religious center of the Cyclades, where columns lie glistening in the sun, and the Lions of Delos guard the Sacred Way.

    Discover the tiny, deserted isle of Delos, the religious centre of the Cyclades, where columns lie glistening in the sun, and the Lions of Delos guard the Sacred Way. As the reputed birthplace of the god Apollo, Delos was once a principal religious and commercial centre of the Eastern Mediterranean. Pilgrims, traders, politicians and warriors alike came from all over the Mediterranean to this sanctuary. In fact, the “Cyclades,” the name of this island group, means “those islands around Delos.” In the 5th century BC, the Delphic Oracle decreed the island was to be purged of all the dead and that no person could either die or give birth on Delos to preserve the isle’s sanctity. Some of the richest archaeological treasure troves in Greece await as you leave the Sacred Harbour on your guided walking tour. Imagine the merchants in the Agora and the pilgrims entering the Sanctuary of Apollo. Walk along the spectacular Avenue of the Lions. Pay homage to the guardians of the Sacred Lake where Leto gave birth to the twin gods, Artemis and Apollo. And above all, savour the almost-mystical silence that pervades this haunting site of antiquity.

     

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    St John's Patmos

    5 May Patmos, Greece
    Half Day Tender Cobbled StreetsUphill Sections
    Visit the small cave where St John received his revelation, the medieval village of Chora and the Monastery of St John the Theologian – together a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Visit the small cave where St John received his revelation, the medieval village of Chora and the Monastery of St John the Theologian – together a UNESCO World Heritage Site that constitutes an exceptional example of a Greek Orthodox pilgrimage centre.

    Patmos may be one of the smallest islands in the Dodecanese, but it compensates for size with beauty and history. Called the "Jerusalem of the Aegean," the island has long been a site of pilgrimage. When St John came to Patmos in 95AD the Emperor Domition's persecution of Christians were at their height and the "beloved disciple" lived for two years in a small cave on the island. Here he wrote his Gospel and dictated the Book of the Apocalypse.

    This afternoon, a short drive takes you from port to the grotto where St John once lived. The cave is now converted into a beautiful chapel with a stone orifice the saint is said to have used as a pillow. From the cave, continue to the 12th-century village of Chora and the Monastery of St John the Theologian which dominates the town.

    The walking tour starts with a climb to the castle-like monastery, founded in the 10th century. Enter the courtyard with its intricately pebbled floor, decorated arches and old well fed by a reservoir beneath. Visit the ornate chapel of Christodoulos with its frescoed entrance and religious relics that include the skull of St Thomas. Tour the old treasury, where the breathtaking collection includes jewelled chalices, crowns, crucifixes and an El Greco icon. Later, there will be free time to explore Chora with its whitewashed houses and Byzantine churches before the return to the tavernas of Skala and the ship.

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    Remarkable Monasteries of Meteora

    7 May Volos, Greece
    Full Day Lunch IncludedSignificant Steps
    Perhaps the highlight of any trip to Greece is the sight of the Byzantine monasteries built atop the rock towers of Meteora.

    Perhaps the highlight of any trip to Greece is the sight of the Byzantine monasteries built atop the rock towers of Meteora. The very word means "suspended in air" and their effect is unforgettable. These sandstone "columns in the sky" soar up over a thousand feet above sea level and are crowned with monasteries built by anchorite monks from the 11th century onward. In all, there are twenty-four monasteries in Meteora, and while many have fallen into ruin, some of those that remain are adorned with beautiful frescoes which mark a key stage in postByzantine art. Originally visitors were winched up to the monasteries by a windlass, but stairs were cut in the 1930s to ease access a bit.

    From the ship, it’s a 2-hour drive across the fertile plain of Thessaly, the country of the mythical centaurs and the site of a battle between Julius Caesar and Pompey the Great. The monks who built the monasteries were looking for an escape from later battles, and nature provided the perfect place in Meteora. The rock formations unfold along a winding road, and whether they were formed, as some hold, by an ancient lake 30 million years ago or by the flow of the Peneus River, they are stupendous. Six of the monasteries are still inhabited and two are nunneries. Visit the oldest and most accessible monastery, Agios Stephanos, now a convent. The Byzantine Emperor Paleologos stayed here in 1333 while en route to a battle on the plains below. The nuns here are involved in artistic pursuits that include icon painting, and the monasteries 15th-century church has an icon museum.

    Next, visit the Varlaam Monastery, which requires climbing about 150 steps, but it is well worth the effort both for the commanding views of the Pindus Range and also the fabled frescoes that include an apocalyptic vision of hell. Following the visit, we'll continue driving through this unearthly landscape, viewing new sights as we descend slowly to the plain. Few sights are more iconic than this.

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    Myrina Walking Tour

    8 May Lemnos, Greece
    Half Day Extensive Walking
    Experience one of the most pleasant island capitals in the North Aegean Islands on this walking tour that includes an optional climb to Myrina castle, or kastro, the largest fortification in the Aegean Sea.

    Experience one of the most pleasant island capitals in the North Aegean Islands on this walking tour that includes an optional climb to Myrina castle, or kastro, the largest fortification in the Aegean Sea.

    In Greek mythology, Zeus cast his son out of Olympus, hurling him to the volcanic island of Lemnos, where he reigned as the god of metalworking. The island's strategic position at the approach to the Dardanelles made it a key outpost for Byzantines, Venetians and Turks. The British army assembled here during World War I. What draws visitors now are the serene beaches, excellent cheeses and authentic character.

    Today's sightseeing is entirely on foot and focuses on the capital, Myrina, set at the foot of a rocky promontory. Walk the cobblestone streets past the traditional market. Admire the restored neo-classical homes in the Romeikos Gailos area. Visit the recently renovated archaeological museum, housed in an exquisite 19th-century mansion, where artifacts date to the Paleolithic Age.

    Then enjoy a short guided walk along the picturesque quay. From here you can return to the ship on your own or perhaps linger to try some of the local melipasto or feta cheeses or sip the fine white wine in a taverna.

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    Odessa & Opera House

    10 May Odessa, Ukraine
    Half Day
    Discover historic and cultural landmarks of Odessa, starting with a walking tour along Prymorsky Boulevard, lined with 19th-century gas lamps, majestic trees and aristocratic palaces.

    Discover historic and cultural landmarks of Odessa, starting with a walking tour along Prymorsky Boulevard, lined with 19th-century gas lamps, majestic trees and aristocratic palaces.

    Begin your tour with a drive to Catherine Square, named after the great Russian tsarina. Your path takes you past the Potemkin Steps and the monument to Odessa's first governor, the Duke de Richelieu, who sought to make the city as beautiful as Paris. Continue to the Opera and Ballet Theater where Anna Pavlova once danced, an opulent blend of styles by 19th-century Viennese architects.

    Your visit to its gilt-trimmed interior is a highlight of this tour. Next, a short drive takes you to the City Garden, a small park centrally located beside the famous Deribasovskaya Street, bustling with cafes. Stroll past the park's flowers and fountain and call at the Passage to see the shops and sculptures in its beautiful interior. Next proceed to the recently restored Transfiguration Cathedral, Odessa's largest church, founded in 1794, demolished by the Soviets and rebuilt in 1999.

    In Cathedral Square, you'll have free time to browse. Admire the monument to Count Mikhail Vorontsov (1781-1856), a former governor who built the first steamship to navigate the Dnieper and established steamship service for Black Sea ports. Following this highlightfilled trip, you return to the port.

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    The Palaces of Odessa

    10 May Odessa, Ukraine
    Half day Lunch IncludedRefreshment
    Admire the tsarist opulence of Count Tolstoy's Palace and Prince Gagarin's Palace.

    Admire the tsarist opulence of Count Tolstoy's Palace and Prince Gagarin's Palace.

    Start your afternoon adventure with a short drive from the port to the palace of Count Mikhail Tolstoy, cousin to the Russian writer, Leo Tolstoy. The mansion, by architect F. Boffo, was built in 1832 and is noted for its White Hall, Silk Lounge and Marble Lounge exhibiting original furniture, family photographs and memorabilia.

    The palace is home to the Science Club of Odessa, a city with a several Nobel prize-winning scientists. Continue to the refined palace of Prince Gagarin. This mid-19th century building, by architect L. Otton, brings alive the pre- Revolutionary world of the noble families with their balls, entertainments and unstinting display of wealth.

    During your guided tour, learn the tale of the prince's death at the hands of a game warden. The palace is now a Literature Museum, and your visit offers illuminating insights about the noted writers who flocked to this part of the Ukraine.

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    Scenic Constanta

    12 May Constanza, Romania
    Half Day
    Alongside viewing the many Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman sites in Constanta, you will also have the chance to go wine tasting at the local Murfatlar vineyard.

    After finding the illustrious Golden Fleece, legend holds that Jason and the Argonauts visited this great city of antiquity, then known as Tomis. Today, your explorations of this historical wonder begin in Ovid Square, named so after the famous Roman poet who was exiled to the city in 8AD by the Emperor Augustus. Ovid is revered alongside Virgil and Horace as one of the three canonic poets of Latin literature, and his narrative The Metamorphoses remains a key source of classical mythology.

    The centerpiece of the square is its namesake’s statue, built in 1888 by the famous sculptor Ettore Ferrari. Behind the statue lies the National History and Archaeology Museum, boasting a marvelous collection of prehistoric, Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Medieval artifacts. Your tour of the museum includes the famous statue of Fortuna Goddess and Pontos God. Fortuna, worshipped as the goddess of fortune and the personification of luck in Roman religion, and Pontos, an ancient, pre-Olympian sea god, together are venerated as the protectors of the town. Continuing through picturesque Old Town, the striking 155-foot high minaret of the Turkish Mosque will certainly catch your eye.

    Next, to the beautiful murals and Greco-Roman candelabras of the orthodox Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul. Although severely damaged in World War II, the cathedral was completely restored in 1951. After stopping at the beautiful clifftop casino to admire the view overlooking the harbor of Constanta, your explorations continue with a scenic drive along the rolling vineyards of the Romanian countryside.

    Situated in the southeastern region of Romania between the Danube River and the Black Sea, the Murfatlar vineyard stretches across over 6,000 acres in the heart of the Dobrudja plateau. A delightful afternoon of music and wine awaits, sampling five of the region’s most popular wines to the tune of authentic Romanian folk music.

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    Steve Kershaw

    Dr Steve Kershaw, Classicist
    As a Classics Tutor for Oxford University Department for Continuing Education, Professor of History of Art for the European Studies Program of Rhodes College and The University of the South, and a lecturer for the V&A.

    As a Classics Tutor for Oxford University Department for Continuing Education, Professor of History of Art for the European Studies Program of Rhodes College and The University of the South, and a lecturer for the V&A. Dr. Steve Kershaw has spent much of the last 30 years travelling extensively in the world of the Greeks and Romans both physically and intellectually. He has recently published A Brief Guide to the Greek Myths, A Brief Guide to Classical Civilization, A Brief History of the Roman Empire, and A Brief History of Plato's Atlantis.

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    Amalia Hotel

    Nauplia, Greece
    1-night hotel stay in Nauplia
    Amalia Hotel Nafplio is situated right at the entrance of Nafplion town. It  was built with respect to the town’s culture and architecture, a neoclassical building with  170 luxurious guest rooms, set in spacious surroundings, a beautiful swimming pool, enclosed by beautiful gardens with palm trees and flowers.

    Amalia Hotel Nafplio is situated right at the entrance of Nafplion town. It  was built with respect to the town’s culture and architecture, a neoclassical building with  170 luxurious guest rooms, set in spacious surroundings, a beautiful swimming pool, enclosed by beautiful gardens with palm trees and flowers. Situated over three levels, with views of Palamidi Fortress, the sea or the beautiful green gardens, all rooms are fully air-conditioned and offer all nescessary amenities for a pleasant and comfortable stay. 

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    Amalia Hotel

    Delphi, Greece
    1-night hotel stay in Delphi
    Renowned kings, warriors and philosophers visited Delphi and the famous Pythia, the prophetess, anticipating an oracle about their future. At Amalia Hotel Delphi, you do not have to wonder about the future as you are assured of an unforgettable stay!

    Renowned kings, warriors and philosophers visited Delphi and the famous Pythia, the prophetess, anticipating an oracle about their future. At Amalia Hotel Delphi, you do not have to wonder about the future as you are assured of an unforgettable stay! This hotel has an exquisite location at the foot of Mount Parnassus offering panoramic views of the valley, all the way to the sea, Itea and the beautiful town of Galaxidi.

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    Hotel Grande Bretagne

    Athens, Greece
    2-night hotel stay in Athens
    Balcony Class
    Hotel Grande Bretagne has 321 elegant guest rooms with courtyard or city views and lavish public rooms decked with crystal, damask and tapestries, which make this a grand hotel in the finest tradition.

    Hotel Grande Bretagne has 321 elegant guest rooms with courtyard or city views and lavish public rooms decked with crystal, damask and tapestries, which make this a grand hotel in the finest tradition. Retreats and restaurants include the Winter Garden, Alexander's Bar, the Pool Bar (on the seventh floor!) and floodlit views of the Acropolis from the hotel's roof garden.

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    King George

    Athens, Greece
    2-night hotel stay in Athens
    Premium Class
    As one of Athens’ finest hotels, the King George is situated right in the heart of the city. Dating back to 1930, its 102 rooms have hosted not only legendary personalities but also some of Athens’ most prestigious events.

    As one of Athens’ finest hotels, the King George is situated right in the heart of the city. Dating back to 1930, its 102 rooms have hosted not only legendary personalities but also some of Athens’ most prestigious events. With panoramic views over the illuminated city and the Acropolis, the hotel transcends all expectations. The refined accommodation and the picturesque dining at the Tudor Hall Restaurant set the scene for a most memorable experience.

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    Voyages to Antiquity will request aisle and next seating when making your flight arrangements. Some airlines no longer allow specific seats to be requested for Economy Class travel. You or your travel agent may contact the carrier directly to request any special arrangements.

    Frequent Flyer mileage

    You will be able to accrue miles on most carriers we use, but will not be able to use miles for upgrades or any other amenities. Special requests and services should be arranged directly with the airline. 

    Included transfers

    Transfers between airports, hotels and Aegean Odyssey while on your cruise-tour abroad are included. You'll be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred in comfort to the ship. At the end of your cruise holiday, you'll be transferred to the airport for your flight home. 

    Note: Included transfers are provided only in conjunction with arrival and departure dates of cruise-tours (including optional pre- and post hotel stays) as outlined on the website and our brochure. The included transfers are only available for guests using Voyages to Antiquity air arrangements. 

    A

    Owner's Suites

    BALCONY
    Owner's Suites, BALCONY
    Layout
    virtual

    550 sq ft staterooms located on Lido Deck. Marble bathrooms, dressing area, separate sitting area and private balcony. Convertible twin beds.

    Guests in Balcony Class will also enjoy a welcome bottle of champagne & Petit Fours, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, complimentary bottled water, robe and slippers and Molton brown bathroom amenities.

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    $14,095*pp
    $14,995*pp
    Lido
    Lido
    B

    Junior Suites

    BALCONY
    Junior Suites, BALCONY
    Layout
    virtual

    310 sq ft staterooms located on Lido Deck. Marble bathrooms, walk-in closet, sitting area and private balcony. Convertible twin beds.

    Guests in Balcony Class will also enjoy a welcome bottle of champagne & Petit Fours, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, complimentary bottled water, robe and slippers and Molton brown bathroom amenities.

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    $13,150*pp
    $13,995*pp
    Lido
    Lido
    C

    Deluxe Balcony

    BALCONY
    Deluxe Balcony, BALCONY
    Layout
    virtual

    275 sq ft staterooms located on Lido & Bridge Decks. Bath/shower or walk-in shower, sitting area and private balcony. Fixed double bed, separate twins or convertible twins depending on cabin selected. Cabins 807, 808 on Lido Deck are smaller and do not have a sitting area.

    Guests in Balcony Class will also enjoy a welcome bottle of champagne & Petit Fours, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, complimentary bottled water, robe and slippers and Molton brown bathroom amenities.

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    $11,995*pp
    $12,750*pp
    Bridge
    Bridge
    Lido
    Lido
    D

    Deluxe Balcony

    BALCONY
    Deluxe Balcony, BALCONY
    Layout
    virtual

    275 sq ft staterooms located on Belvedere Deck. Bath/shower or walk-in shower, sitting area and private balcony. Fixed double bed, separate twins or convertible twins depending on cabin selected.

    Guests in Balcony Class will also enjoy a welcome bottle of champagne & Petit Fours, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, complimentary bottled water, robe and slippers and Molton brown bathroom amenities.

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    $11,395*pp
    $12,150*pp
    Belvedere
    Belvedere
    E

    Deluxe Outside

    PREMIUM
    Deluxe Outside, PREMIUM
    Layout
    virtual

    215 sq ft staterooms located on Belvedere Deck. Private bath/ shower or walk-in shower. Convertible twin beds. Cabins 556 and 563 are smaller but have a fixed double bed and a balcony.

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    $9,995*pp
    $10,650*pp
    Belvedere
    Belvedere
    F

    Deluxe Outside

    PREMIUM
    Deluxe Outside, PREMIUM
    Layout
    virtual

    170-200sq ft staterooms located on Bridge and Belvedere Decks. Bath/Shower or walk-in shower.
    Convertible twin beds or Fixed Double Bed. Cabins 535 and 536 have fixed twin beds only.

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    $9,595*pp
    $10,250*pp
    Belvedere
    Belvedere
    Bridge
    Bridge
    Lido
    Lido
    G

    Premium Outside

    PREMIUM
    Premium Outside, PREMIUM
    Layout
    virtual

    130-150 sq ft staterooms located on Bridge & Lido Decks. Private shower, fixed twin beds, convertible twin beds or fixed double bed.

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    $9,095*pp
    $9,650*pp
    Bridge
    Bridge
    Lido
    Lido
    H

    Premium Outside

    PREMIUM
    Premium Outside, PREMIUM
    Layout
    virtual

    Premium Outside 130 sq ft cabins located on Belvedere and Columbus Decks. Fixed twin beds with private shower.

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    $8,595*pp
    $9,150*pp
    Belvedere
    Belvedere
    Columbus
    Columbus
    I*

    Premium Outside

    PREMIUM
    Premium Outside, PREMIUM
    Layout
    virtual

    130 sq ft cabins located on Bridge Deck. Private shower. Fixed twin beds or fixed double bed.
    Views in some cabins partially obstructed by Life Boats.

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    $8,095*pp
    $8,650*pp
    Bridge
    Bridge
    J

    Standard Outside

    PREMIUM
    Standard Outside, PREMIUM
    Layout
    virtual

    130 sq ft cabins located on Columbus Deck. Fixed twin beds with private shower.
    * Please note the photo shows a Category H premium outside cabin. Category J standard outside cabins feature portholes instead of windows.

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    $7,650*pp
    $8,150*pp
    Columbus
    Columbus
    K

    Premium Inside

    PREMIUM
    Premium Inside, PREMIUM
    Layout
    virtual

    130 sq ft cabins located on Belvedere Deck. Fixed twin beds with private shower.

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    $7,195*pp
    $7,650*pp
    Belvedere
    Belvedere
    L

    Premium Inside

    PREMIUM
    Premium Inside, PREMIUM
    Layout
    virtual

    130 sq ft cabins located on Columbus Decks. Fixed twin beds with private shower.

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    $6,750*pp
    $7,195*pp
    Columbus
    Columbus
    M

    Standard Inside

    PREMIUM
    Standard Inside, PREMIUM
    Layout
    virtual

    130 sq ft cabins located on Belvedere and Columbus Decks. Fixed twin beds with private shower.

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    $6,350*pp
    $6,750*pp
    Belvedere
    Belvedere
    Columbus
    Columbus
    CC

    Deluxe Balcony

    SINGLE CABINS
    Deluxe Balcony, SINGLE CABINS
    Layout
    virtual

    135 sq ft single occupancy stateroom located on Lido Deck (Cabins 809, 810). Walk-in shower and private balcony. Fixed small double bed.

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    $13,450*pp
    $14,195*pp
    Lido
    Lido
    EE

    Deluxe Outside

    SINGLE CABINS
    Deluxe Outside, SINGLE CABINS
    Layout
    virtual

    135 sq ft single occupancy Deluxe staterooms located on Belvedere Deck(554, 561). Shower, European full-size bed and a small balcony.

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    $11,750*pp
    $12,395*pp
    Belvedere
    Belvedere
    GG*

    Premium Outside

    SINGLE CABINS
    Premium Outside, SINGLE CABINS
    Layout
    virtual

    Single occupancy Premium outside staterooms located on Bridge and Lido Deck. Private shower and a European full-size bed. Views in cabins 726, 724 on Belvedere deck are partially obstructed by lifeboats.

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    $10,595*pp
    $11,150*pp
    Bridge
    Bridge
    Lido
    Lido
    HH*

    Premium Outside

    SINGLE CABINS
    Premium Outside, SINGLE CABINS
    Layout
    virtual

    Premium outside single occupancy staterooms located on Bridge & Belvedere decks, featuring a European full-size bed and a private shower.
     * Please note the cabin plan and photo shows the Category H double occupancy stateroom. Category HH single staterooms are smaller and feature one European full-size bed. Views are partially obstructed by lifeboats in the cabins on Bridge deck.

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    $9,995*pp
    $10,550*pp
    Belvedere
    Belvedere
    Bridge
    Bridge
    II*

    Premium Outside

    SINGLE CABINS
    Premium Outside, SINGLE CABINS
    Layout
    virtual

    130 sq ft Premuim Outside staterooms located on Bridge Deck, featuring a double window and a European full-size bed with private shower. Views are partially obstructed by lifeboats.
    *Please note the photo & cabin plan show a double occupancy I cabin. Cabins 710 and 712 (Category II, single occupancy) are smaller in size and feature a single European size bed.

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    $9,295*pp
    $9,845*pp
    Bridge
    Bridge
    JJ

    Standard Outside

    SINGLE CABINS
    Standard Outside, SINGLE CABINS
    Layout
    virtual

    Single occupancy standard outside cabins located on Columbus Deck, featuring portholes in place of windows. A single European size bed with private shower.
    *Please note the picture shows a standard outside double occupancy cabin. Single occupancy cabins are smaller and feature a single European size bed and portholes instead of windows.

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    $8,850*pp
    $9,350*pp
    Columbus
    Columbus
    KK

    Premium Inside

    SINGLE CABINS
    Premium Inside, SINGLE CABINS
    Layout
    virtual

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    $8,295*pp
    $8,750*pp
    Belvedere
    Belvedere
    LL

    Premium Inside

    SINGLE CABINS
    Premium Inside, SINGLE CABINS
    Layout
    virtual

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    $7,850*pp
    $8,295*pp
    Columbus
    Columbus
    MM

    Standard Inside

    SINGLE CABINS
    Standard Inside, SINGLE CABINS
    Layout
    virtual

    130 sq ft Standard inside single occupancy cabins located on Belvedere Decks. A small double bed with private shower.
    *Please note the picture shows a double occupancy inside cabin. Cabins MM are smaller and feature a small double bed.

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    $6,450*pp
    $6,850*pp
    Belvedere
    Belvedere
    Port Charges and other fees (included in prices above)
    $1,045
    Air Credit (when making your own flight arrangements)
    $1,000
    Cruise Only Credit (when making own flight and hotel arrangements)
    $1,800

    MV AEGEAN ODYSSEY

     

    There is a particular pleasure that comes with cruising aboard a smaller ship. Hosting an average of just 350 passengers, Aegean Odyssey is no ‘floating city’. She is small enough to sail rivers and put into the more characterful ports inaccessible to the ‘mega-ships’, the service is more personal and you get plenty of time to interact with the onboard experts.

    Yet on the other hand, she is large enough to offer a superb selection of amenities, including two dining venues, several comfortable lounges and bars, a relaxing spa centre and well-stocked library. Cabins are spacious, modern and intelligently designed, and 39 cabins across a range of categories (including balcony) are set aside for solo travellers at low supplement.  

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    Our website does not display live availability. All prices and availability be will confirmed at time of enquiry. The single supplement offers only apply to our single cabin categories. Special Offers are strictly capacity controlled, subject to availability, may be withdrawn at any time and are not always combinable. Please note – while we will do our best to adhere to this full itinerary, there may be changes at the discretion of the captain, due to weather advisories, port traffic and other unforeseeable circumstances. Shore excursions are subject to change. We reserve the right to alter, cancel or substitute an included excursion at any time.