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2-night hotel stay in Athens

1-night hotel stay in Delphi

1-night hotel stay in Nauplia

from $6,350 pp

21 Apr, 2019

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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
    Departure
    Depart North America.
    Apr 22
    Mon
    Athens
    • Arts & culture
    • Signature Voyage
    • Unesco
    Athens , Greece
    Arrive into Athens and transfer to hotel.
    overnight hotel
    Apr 23
    Tue
    Athens
    • Arts & culture
    • Signature Voyage
    • Unesco
    Athens , Greece
    Choice of tours - Visit Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum or Byzantine Athens. Optional tour to the National Archaeological Museum.
    overnight hotel
    Apr 24
    Wed
    Delphi
    • Unesco
    Delphi , Greece
    Morning drive to Delphi via Osios Loukas. Afternoon Delphi sightseeing and overnight hotel stay.
    overnight hotel
    Apr 25
    Thu
    Nauplia
    • Signature Voyage
    • Unesco
    Nauplia , Greece
    Morning drive to Mycenae for sightseeing, en route to Nauplia for overnight.
    overnight hotel
    Apr 26
    Fri
    Piraeus
    • Arts & culture
    • Signature Voyage
    • Unesco
    Piraeus , Greece
    Sightseeing in Epidaurus en route to embark Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus.
    8.00pm
    Apr 27
    Sat
    Santorini
    • Wine
    • Arts & culture
    Santorini , Greece
    Enjoy the spectacular view of Akrotiri and Oia or take a leisurely tour of Santorini and visit Argyros Winery.
    8.00pm
    8.00am
    Apr 28
    Sun
    Heraklion, Crete
    • Signature Voyage
    • Unesco
    Heraklion, Crete , Greece
    Experience a traditional Orthodox Easter with a host of festivities.
    midnight
    8.00am
    Apr 29
    Mon
    Agios Nikolaos, Crete
    • Arts & culture
    • Coastal
    Agios Nikolaos, Crete , Greece
    Enjoy a panoramic drive to the medieval monastery of Kera and the windmills of the Lassithi plateau.
    10.00pm
    7.00am
    Apr 30
    Tue
    Karpathos
    • Arts & culture
    Karpathos , Greece
    Enjoy the dramatic scenery and wild mountains in Karpathos or optional tour available.
    8.00pm
    8.00am
    May 01
    Wed
    Rhodes
    • Arts & culture
    • Signature Voyage
    • Unesco
    Rhodes , Greece
    Choice of tours: enjoy a panoramic drive to Monte Smith, followed by a guided walking tour of Rhodes Old town, or drive to Lindos for a walk through the village. (Please note 1st May is labour day.)
    10.00pm
    7.00am
    May 02
    Thu
    Nisyros
    • Arts & culture
    Nisyros , Greece
    Discover the treasures of Nisyros.
    6.00pm
    9.00am
    May 02
    Thu
    Delos
    • Signature Voyage
    • Unesco
    Delos , Greece
    Morning visit to the sacred island of Delos.
    noon
    8.00am
    May 03
    Fri
    Mykonos
    • Beach
    Mykonos , Greece
    Afternoon at leisure in Mykonos.
    8.00pm
    2.00pm
    May 04
    Sat
    Athens
    • Arts & culture
    • Signature Voyage
    • Unesco
    Athens , Greece
    Spend a full day in Athens.
    6.00pm
    6.00am
    May 05
    Sun
    Patmos
    • Arts & culture
    • Unesco
    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
    • Arts & culture
    • Singles
    • Explore Independently
    Skiathos , Greece
    Time at leisure to explore the beautiful island of Skiathos.
    8.00pm
    8.00am
    May 07
    Tue
    Volos
    • Signature Voyage
    • Unesco
    Volos , Greece
    See the famous Byzantine monasteries at Meteora.
    10.00pm
    7.00am
    May 08
    Wed
    Lemnos
    • Signature Voyage
    Lemnos , Greece
    Take a walking tour of Lemnos..
    3.00pm
    9.00am
    May 09
    Thu
    At sea
    • Sea Days
    At sea
    At sea.
    May 10
    Fri
    Odessa
    • Arts & culture
    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
    • Arts & culture
    Odessa , Ukraine
    ODESSA Ukraine.
    4.00pm
    May 12
    Sun
    Constanza
    • Wine
    • Arts & culture
    Constanza , Romania
    Enjoy a wine tasting experience and a local folklore performance.
    6.00pm
    10.00am
    May 13
    Mon
    Varna
    • Arts & culture
    • Signature Voyage
    • Religious
    Varna , Bulgaria
    Visit the Archaeology Museum and Rock Monastery.
    6.00pm
    8.00am
    May 14
    Tue
    At sea
    • Sea Days
    At sea
    At sea.
    May 15
    Wed
    Athens
    • Arts & culture
    • Signature Voyage
    • Unesco
    Athens , Greece
    Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Athens Airport for flight home.
    6.00am
    Byzantine Athens

    Byzantine Athens

    23 Apr Athens, Greece
    Half Day Cobbled StreetsUphill Sections
    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.

    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
    UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Acropolis and Acropolis Museum

    23 Apr Athens, Greece
    Half Day Extensive Walking 1 to 2 miles within a period of 2-3 hoursArchaeological SiteCobbled StreetsUphill Sections
    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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    National Archaeological Museum

    National Archaeological Museum

    23 Apr Athens, Greece
    Half Day
    Founded at the end of the 19th century to house and protect antiquities from all over Greece, the National Archaeological Museum is one of the most important in the world devoted to ancient Greek art.

    Founded at the end of the 19th century to house and protect antiquities from all over Greece, the National Archaeological Museum is one of the most important in the world devoted to ancient Greek art.

    During your visit you will be able to see Cycladic, Minoan, Mycenaean and Classical Greek art, and you'll also view sculptures from the Archaic and Hellenistic periods, along with pottery from the Geometric period. A few of the museum's most important exhibits include the bronze statue of Poseidon, the head of Hygeia (Goddess of Health), the bronze statue of the "Jockey-Boy" of Artemision, the golden mask of Agamemnon and the brilliant Minoan frescoes from the site on Thira (Santorini).

    Within the museum's walls more than 11,000 exhibits provide a panorama of Greek art from prehistory to late antiquity. Wander amid the royal tombs of Mycenae, dating from 1500BC. Marvel at sculpture from the 7th to 5th centuries BC, including the kouroi, nude male athletes, carved in Naxian marble. Admire a delicate bronze by Praxiteles and frescoes from Akrotiri, buried over 3,500 years ago in a volcanic eruption. Trace the evolution of Greek pottery from earliest times in collections including rare white clayware. This astonishing museum even includes Egyptian and Cypriot antiquities, as well as treasures from the sea. A shipwreck at Antikythera produced a scientific instrument used for astronomical calculations in the 1st century BC.

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    Delphi and its Museum

    Delphi and its Museum

    24 Apr Delphi, Greece
    Overnight Lunch Included
    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.

    After breakfast, board your coach and drive to Delphi, on the way visit Osios Loukas Monastery. 

    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, where dinner will be included.

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    Sightseeing tour of Argolis

    Sightseeing tour of Argolis

    25 Apr Nauplia, Greece
    Overnight Lunch IncludedArchaeological Site
    Tales of Agamemnon and the time of Homer’s heroes take center stage today on this visit to Mycenae, one of the greatest cities of the highly-developed Mycenaean civilization.

    In the morning take a coach and drive towards the Peloponnese, passing through the Rio-Antirrio bridge. Arrive in Mycenae and visit the great sites. Tales of Agamemnon and the time of Homer’s heroes take center stage today on this visit to Mycenae, one of the greatest cities of the highly-developed Mycenaean civilization. This culture dominated the eastern Mediterranean from the 16th to 13th century BC and laid the foundation for classical Greece.

    Enter Mycenae on foot through the Lion Gate, Europe’s oldest piece of monumental statuary: it was here that the victorious, but battle-weary Agamemnon, was greeted by his wife, Klytemnestra, on his return from the long war with Troy, only to be murdered by her lover. Inside the gates, explore the Royal Palace, view the shaft graves and relive the tragic stories at an archaeological briefing in the Treasury of Atreus (Tomb of Agamemnon).

    In the afternoon drive to Nafplio, the capital of Argolis area. The ancient part of the town is exciting and has its own unusual, authentic atmosphere. It has cobbled alleyways paved with stone and is lined with shops and many local taverns. With its old medieval neoclassic town, Nafplio is a dream to visit. We overnight at a hotel in this picturesque port, where dinner is included.

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    Epidaurus at Easter
    UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Epidaurus at Easter

    26 Apr Piraeus, Greece
    Half Day Lunch Included
    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.

    Please note: As it is Good Friday, muesums across Greece do not open until 12pm. Therefore our departure for this tour will be a little later and lunch will be included.

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    Santorini: Oia and Argyros Winery

    Santorini: Oia and Argyros Winery

    27 Apr Santorini, Greece
    Full Day Tender Extensive Walking 1 to 2 miles within a period of 2-3 hoursLunch IncludedCable CarCobbled StreetsUphill Sections
    In prehistoric times, the people who inhabited Santorini (or Strongyle, meaning “round”, as it was known) enjoyed a relatively advanced standard of living, until 1650BC, when a volcanic eruption caused the centre of the island to sink, leaving a caldera with high cliffs that has remained one of the world’s most dramatic geological sights.

    In prehistoric times, the people who inhabited Santorini (or Strongyle, meaning “round”, as it was known) enjoyed a relatively advanced standard of living, until 1650BC, when a volcanic eruption caused the centre of the island to sink, leaving a caldera with high cliffs that has remained one of the world’s most dramatic geological sights.

    Nowhere is this ancient legacy more apparent than during a stroll through the beautiful village of Oia, on the northernmost tip of the island, where many of the clifftop dwellings were built into niches hewn from the steep volcanic rock face. These delightful buildings are painted a spectrum of pastel colours, reflecting the wealthy seafarers of the past who first developed the village. Walking around its narrow cobblestone streets you will come across shops offering handmade works of ceramic art, paintings and semi-precious jewellery, as well as coffee shops with spectacular views across the island and the sea.

    Santorini’s highest peak is crowned by an excellent example of Cycladic architecture, the 18th-century Monastery of Mount Profitis Ilias. The scenic drive then continues from Oia to the Argyros wine estate. Founded in 1903, this family run vineyard combines ancient traditions with modern technology to produce some of the most prestigious wines on the island. After enjoying some wine-tasting, a traditional Greek lunch will be served at a tavern overlooking the waterfront, in the village of Monolithos.

    A short drive brings you to Fira, the picturesque capital of Santorini, with free time to explore before returning to the ship via cable car

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    Santorini: Akrotiri and Oia

    Santorini: Akrotiri and Oia

    27 Apr Santorini, Greece
    Full Day Tender Extensive Walking 1 to 2 miles within a period of 2-3 hoursLunch IncludedCable CarCobbled StreetsUphill Sections
    Closed to the public for over six years, the newly reopened Minoan settlement of Akrotiri is the tour's highlight, but you also visit several of Santorini's picturesque villages.

    Closed to the public for over six years, the newly reopened Minoan settlement of Akrotiri is the tour's highlight, but you also visit several of Santorini's picturesque villages. One of the Aegean's most important archaeological sites, Akrotiri was abandoned after severe earthquakes, then covered in pumice by a volcanic eruption in about 1625BC. A visit tells the tale of an affluent society who farmed, built two-story homes and indulged a taste for frescoes, furniture and jewellery. Today's tour includes a visit to the ongoing excavations, where you can walk amid the well-preserved streets, view the workshops and squares.

    Start your adventure with a transfer from the ship by local boat, then drive to the northern tip of the island to the village of Oia with its whitewashed houses, blue-domed churches and coffee shops carved in the cliffs. Stroll along the cobblestone streets where wealthy sea captains built their mansions, now converted to cafes, boutiques and art galleries. Take in breathtaking views in all directions.

    Continue to the southern end of the island and the archaeological site of Akrotiri. The excavations, led by Professor Spyros Marintos, began in 1967. Walk around this amazing city and get an insight into the culture that laid the foundation for Greek civilisation. Then continue to tiny Pyrgos, once the capital. View the distant Venetian castle, then sit down to lunch at a local taverna. Conclude your adventure in Fira, the scenic capital. From here, you'll have the option of remaining in town or returning to the ship by cable car.

    Note: The price of this excursion already allows a credit for the unused half day excursion

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    Traditional Cretan Easter Experience

    Traditional Cretan Easter Experience

    28 Apr Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    Half Day Lunch IncludedCobbled Streets
    Enjoy a panoramic city drive through Heraklion, taking in the harbour and the massive Koules citadel, built by the Venetians in the 16th century to protect against invaders; the Byzantine cathedral and the elegantly restored 16th-century Loggia, where Venetian nobility once gathered, that is now the town hall.

    Enjoy a panoramic city drive through Heraklion, taking in the harbour and the massive Koules citadel, built by the Venetians in the 16th century to protect against invaders; the Byzantine cathedral and the elegantly restored 16th-century Loggia, where Venetian nobility once gathered, that is now the town hall.

    Next door, is St Mark's Basilica, built in 1239 and now home to the Municipal Art Gallery. Continue to Lion Square, at the heart of Heraklion, where, the Morosini Fountain is named after the Italian governor, who had it built to mark Venetian success in providing water to the city through a viaduct system.

    After some free time for a stroll around the city, you will then be transferred to the traditional village of Arolithos, which isn’t quite as it first seems. In fact, it was in the spring of 1985 that the foundations of this remarkable complex were set. Two years before that, the masterminds behind this superb reconstruction strived to collect many of the items that would decorate the house interiors along with the stone and wood that would be used for the exteriors, all of which were transported from various villages in Crete. Arolithos was finally completed in 1988 and since then it has given visitors an unrivalled experience into the traditions of the island.

    Here you will be served a typical Greek Easter lunch accompanied by a traditional folkloric show. There will also be time for a stroll among the village’s cobblestoned streets so be sure not to miss the main square, where a beautiful old church is frequently used for marriages and Orthodox ceremonies.

    Please note: this tour falls on Easter Sunday, meaning sites and museums are closed. The tour will feature exteriors only.

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    Cretan Countryside

    Cretan Countryside

    29 Apr Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece
    Half Day Lunch Included
    Agios Nikolaos, overlooking the beautiful curve of Mirabello Bay, is your starting point for a pleasant journey into the Cretan countryside, as you are transported into the mountainous interior of the island, on a route that rises some 3,000 feet above sea level.

    Agios Nikolaos, overlooking the beautiful curve of Mirabello Bay, is your starting point for a pleasant journey into the Cretan countryside, as you are transported into the mountainous interior of the island, on a route that rises some 3,000 feet above sea level.

    The first stop on this magnificent panoramic tour is the medieval Eastern Orthodox monastery of Kera. Continuing on, the road then climbs even higher, passing through woods and villages to reach the plateau of Lassithi, where you will catch your first sight of the many hundreds of picturesque windmills, for which the area is famous.

    Arriving in the charming village of Seli, the views of the encircling mountains and windmills here are truly breathtaking. After some time to enjoy a relaxing stroll, you will be invited to sample some local treats and warm hospitality in a local tavern, before returning to Aegean Odyssey back in Agios Nikolaos.

    Please note: this tour falls on Easter Monday, meaning all sites and museums are closed.

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    The Villages of Karpathos

    The Villages of Karpathos

    30 Apr Karpathos, Greece
    Half Day Tender Cobbled StreetsWinding road
    Situated on the edge of the Aegean Sea, Karpathos has managed to remain remarkably unspoiled. This is a place of picturesque villages, where many historic traditions are still actively practised.

    Situated on the edge of the Aegean Sea, Karpathos has managed to remain remarkably unspoiled. This is a place of picturesque villages, where many historic traditions are still actively practised.

    Your tour begins in the old capital of Aperi, which grew in size during the Middle Ages, when coastal dwellers moved inland to avoid pirates. Situated on the edge of the Aegean Sea, Karpathos has managed to remain remarkably unspoiled. This is a place of picturesque villages, where many historic traditions are still actively practised. In 1894 Pigadia took over as the main town, but Aperi is still one of the largest villages on the island and has some charming buildings to see, including the ruins of a tower built in 3,000BC.

    Othos is the highest village in the Dodecanese and has some striking views looking out to sea. A highlight is the wonderful folklore museum, which has been carefully designed to replicate a traditional island dwelling. Many of the items on display here, from kitchen utensils to musical instruments, lace and clothing, are still in use on the island today.

    The village of Pyles has an open-air agricultural museum featuring a windmill, farmhouse and a wine press. There will also be a chance to relax in the lovely fishing village of Finiki, before arriving at the picturesque village of Arkassa to visit the Church of Agia Sophia, which is one of the oldest on the island.

    The final stop is another unique church, dramatically poised on the edge of a steep rock in the hillside village of Menetes. The Church of the Assumption of the Virgin is a hugely important site to the people of Karpathos, who flock here each year to celebrate the feast of the Assumption while surrounded by some stunning views of the island.

     

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    Highlights of Karpathos

    Highlights of Karpathos

    30 Apr Karpathos, Greece
    Full Day Tender Boat RideCobbled StreetsWinding road
    Historically the people of northern Karpathos lived on the coast, in the ancient Doric city of Vrykounda, but after a series of raids by Saracen pirates in the 6th-century, around seventy families decided to move inland and build a fortified settlement on the slopes of the mountain.

    Historically the people of northern Karpathos lived on the coast, in the ancient Doric city of Vrykounda, but after a series of raids by Saracen pirates in the 6th-century, around seventy families decided to move inland and build a fortified settlement on the slopes of the mountain. Until recently the only way to reach this remote village was through the nearby port of Diafani, so this tour has been specially designed to recapture that traditional journey, via a delightful coastal boat-ride from the main town of Pigadia, where Aegean Odyssey will be docked.

    The picturesque waterfront of Diafani is perfect for enjoying some refreshments at a local café, before you are transported back in time to Olympos, where many local women still wear brightly coloured traditional clothing and the pastel-coloured houses are like a living museum, in a way that is quite unique to the Mediterranean.

    The spectacular windmills lining the mountaintop are no longer functioning, but during your guided tour you will be able to see inside a traditional house and museum, watch a shoemaker at work and visit the Byzantine church, which is dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin. Following the tour there will be plenty of time to enjoy some local hospitality at your leisure, before the boat-ride back to Pigadia.

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    Monte Smith & Rhodes Old Town
    UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Monte Smith & Rhodes Old Town

    1 May Rhodes, Greece
    Half Day
    Leave behind the port where the Colossus once stood and discover the lookout Mount Smith, so named after the British admiral Sir Sydney Smith who used this vantage point to scan the seas for French ships in the Napoleonic era. On slopes of the hill are the ruins of the Hellenistic Acropolis of Rhodes, that was once the site of a Temple of Apollo and an ancient stadium.

    Leave behind the port where the Colossus once stood and discover the lookout Mount Smith, so named after the British admiral Sir Sydney Smith who used this vantage point to scan the seas for French ships in the Napoleonic era. On slopes of the hill are the ruins of the Hellenistic Acropolis of Rhodes, that was once the site of a Temple of Apollo and an ancient stadium.

    Returning to the city, you will then enjoy a guided walking tour of Rhodes Old town with some free time to explore. The UNESCO World Heritage monuments of the city testify to the island’s strategic importance as the largest in the Dodecanese group. Many structures date to the era of the Knights of St John of Jerusalem, who lived on the island from 1309 until 1522 when the Ottoman Empire finally dislodged the Knights.

    Please note: this tour falls on Labour Day in Rhodes, meaning sites and museums are closed. The tour will feature exteriors only.

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    Scenic Rhodes

    Scenic Rhodes

    1 May Rhodes, Greece
    Half Day
    With its whitewashed houses and tempting shops, the village of Lindos has been a favourite resort since the time of Julius Caesar and has long been home to writers, artists and craftsmen.

    With its whitewashed houses and tempting shops, the village of Lindos has been a favourite resort since the time of Julius Caesar and has long been home to writers, artists and craftsmen.

    The drive to reach the village from Rhodes is roughly an hour, during which your local guide will talk more about the wonderful scenery of the island, while you sit back and relax on your air-conditioned coach. Arriving in Lindos, your guide will walk you around this picturesque little village, before free time will be available to explore at leisure.

    Please note: this tour falls on Labour Day in Rhodes, meaning sites and museums are closed.

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    Nisyros at a Glance

    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.

    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
    UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Sacred Delos

    2 May Delos, Greece
    Half Day Tender Archaeological SiteGravel Flooring
    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.

    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
    UNESCO World Heritage Site

    St John's Patmos

    5 May Patmos, Greece
    Half Day Tender Cobbled StreetsUphill SectionsRespectful Dress
    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
    UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Remarkable Monasteries of Meteora

    7 May Volos, Greece
    Full Day Lunch IncludedSignificant StepsRespectful Dress
    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.

    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

    Myrina Walking Tour

    8 May Lemnos, Greece
    Half Day Extensive Walking 1 to 2 miles within a period of 2-3 hours
    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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    The Palaces of Odessa

    The Palaces of Odessa

    10 May Odessa, Ukraine
    Half day
    A tale of two palaces, this delightful tour affords the chance to discover more about the rich cultural heritage of Odessa by exploring two of its most opulent buildings, Prince Gagarin’s Palace and the palace of Count Mikhail Tolstoy, who was a cousin of the great Russian novelist, Leo Tolstoy.

    A tale of two palaces, this delightful tour affords the chance to discover more about the rich cultural heritage of Odessa by exploring two of its most opulent buildings, Prince Gagarin’s Palace and the palace of Count Mikhail Tolstoy, who was a cousin of the great Russian novelist, Leo Tolstoy.

    Designed and built by the 19th-century architect Franz Boffo, the former home of Count Tolstoy boasts an extraordinary gilded ballroom known as the White Hall, as well as the lavish “Silk” and “Marble” lounges, all of which are filled with original furniture and memorabilia, including a piano believed to have been owned by Franz Liszt. In 1920 the Tolstoy family was obliged to abandon the palace, but the photographs they left behind are still on display and provide an intriguing insight into pre-revolutionary life. Since 1934 the palace has become a prestigious meeting place for the city’s scientific community, including a number of celebrated Nobel prize winners.

    By contrast, the 19th-century palace of Nikolai Sergeevich Gagarin is today home to the Literary Museum of Odessa and has been arranged to showcase the many notable writers who have flocked to this region of Ukraine. During your guided tour you will also discover the strange tale behind Prince Gagarin’s demise at the hands of a game keeper, before enjoying a glass of champagne and a very special string concert in the palace’s magnificent Golden Hall.

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    Scenic Constanta

    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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    Dr Steve Kershaw

    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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    Sara Withers

    Sara Withers

    Sara Withers, Jewellery Designer
    Sara Withers has been designing and making jewellery for almost all of her working life. Her work concentrates on the use of beads, some self made, some sourced from interesting suppliers. She has taken part in numerous exhibitions and her work has sold in a selection of shops and galleries throughout the U.K., including the British Museum. She is the author of many books of bead jewellery projects. The most recent being ‘The Encyclopedia of Wire Jewellery Techniques’ and ‘A Compendium of Jewellery Techniques’.

    Sara Withers has been designing and making jewellery for almost all of her working life. Her work concentrates on the use of beads, some self made, some sourced from interesting suppliers. She has taken part in numerous exhibitions and her work has sold in a selection of shops and galleries throughout the U.K., including the British Museum. She is the author of many books of bead jewellery projects. The most recent being ‘The Encyclopedia of Wire Jewellery Techniques’ and ‘A Compendium of Jewellery Techniques’.

    Sara teaches bead making and jewellery making in several arts centres in Britain including West Dean College in Sussex and the Oxford Summer School. Four years ago a love of jewellery making and travelling was happily combined when she started to give classes on small cruise ships. Another of Sara’s bead related interests is the Arkell bead collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, which she has studied in order to communicate her enthusiasm to others. In 2007 she was one of the speakers at the International Bead and Beadwork Conference in Istanbul.

    During your cruise Sara will be running jewellery making lessons suitable for complete beginners, or for those who have done some jewellery making, with themes ranging from traditional and contemporary knotting, to bracelets and earrings, beading wire necklaces, and resin pedants.

    For more information on Sara’s work and to see more examples of her jewellery, her website can be found by visiting http://www.sarawithers.co.uk

     

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    King George

    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.

    This pre- and post-cruise city hotel includes breakfast only. 

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    Hotel Grande Bretagne

    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.

    This pre- and post-cruise city hotels includes breakfast only. 

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    Amalia Hotel

    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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    Amalia Hotel

    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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    Voyages to Antiquity is pleased to offer free Economy Class airfare*, available from a variety of US gateways for select cruise itineraries!

    Free roundtrip airfare from select US gateways

    Voyages to Antiquity's Economy Class airfare program uses the world's leading airlines and offers convenient routings and exceptional savings. Upgrade costs for Business Class may be available on request - please call for details.

    Sample gateways for our free roundtrip economy airfare, relevant to select itineraries only, are shown below.

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    *Free roundtrip airfare is economy class only, varies by gateway and departure, and includes all government taxes, fees and airline fuel surcharges, which may change at any time. Airline-imposed personal charges such as baggage fees may apply.

    Some restrictions apply. You may not be able to change your confirmed flight arrangements without an additional charge. All air itineraries are subject to change and are not considered final until ticketed at 30 days prior to sailing. Some gateways may require departures 1 day prior to dates on pre-cruise land programs or 1 day later than dates on post-cruise programs shown on the website and in the brochure.

    Customized air travel

    You may wish to make changes to the flight itinerary provided by Voyages to Antiquity.

    Your travel agent can make these flight requests on your behalf when you confirm your reservation. For example, you may wish to request travel on a specific carrier, or travel on different departure or return dates. Any additional costs associated with the change(s) will be added to your reservation once your new itinerary has been accepted.

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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. 

    Owner's SuitesA
    Owner's Suites
    BALCONY
    Owner's Suites, BALCONY
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    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
    Junior SuitesB
    Junior Suites
    BALCONY
    Junior Suites, BALCONY
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    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
    Deluxe BalconyC
    Deluxe Balcony
    BALCONY
    Deluxe Balcony, BALCONY
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    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
    Deluxe BalconyD
    Deluxe Balcony
    BALCONY
    Deluxe Balcony, BALCONY
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    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
    Deluxe OutsideE
    Deluxe Outside
    PREMIUM
    Deluxe Outside, PREMIUM
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    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
    Deluxe OutsideF
    Deluxe Outside
    PREMIUM
    Deluxe Outside, PREMIUM
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    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
    Premium OutsideG
    Premium Outside
    PREMIUM
    Premium Outside, PREMIUM
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    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
    Premium OutsideH
    Premium Outside
    PREMIUM
    Premium Outside, PREMIUM
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    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
    Premium OutsideI*
    Premium Outside
    PREMIUM
    Premium Outside, PREMIUM
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    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
    Standard OutsideJ
    Standard Outside
    PREMIUM
    Standard Outside, PREMIUM
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    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
    Premium InsideK
    Premium Inside
    PREMIUM
    Premium Inside, PREMIUM
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    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
    Premium InsideL
    Premium Inside
    PREMIUM
    Premium Inside, PREMIUM
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    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
    Standard InsideM
    Standard Inside
    PREMIUM
    Standard Inside, PREMIUM
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    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
    Deluxe BalconyCC
    Deluxe Balcony
    SINGLE CABINS
    Deluxe Balcony, SINGLE CABINS
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    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
    Deluxe OutsideEE
    Deluxe Outside
    SINGLE CABINS
    Deluxe Outside, SINGLE CABINS
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    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
    Premium OutsideGG*
    Premium Outside
    SINGLE CABINS
    Premium Outside, SINGLE CABINS
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    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
    Premium OutsideHH*
    Premium Outside
    SINGLE CABINS
    Premium Outside, SINGLE CABINS
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    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
    Premium OutsideII*
    Premium Outside
    SINGLE CABINS
    Premium Outside, SINGLE CABINS
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    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
    Standard OutsideJJ
    Standard Outside
    SINGLE CABINS
    Standard Outside, SINGLE CABINS
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    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
    Premium InsideKK
    Premium Inside
    SINGLE CABINS
    Premium Inside, SINGLE CABINS
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    $8,295*pp
    $8,750*pp
    Belvedere
    Belvedere
    Premium InsideLL
    Premium Inside
    SINGLE CABINS
    Premium Inside, SINGLE CABINS
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    $7,850*pp
    $8,295*pp
    Columbus
    Columbus
    Standard InsideMM
    Standard Inside
    SINGLE CABINS
    Standard Inside, SINGLE CABINS
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    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.