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Ancient Ephesus through the Ages - Hellenistic/Roman
Visit the archaeological site of ancient Ephesus, one
of the largest open air museums in the world. See incredible relics of the Hellenistic, Roman and early Christian eras. Discover the Agora, the Odeon, the Library of Celsus and the beautifully preserved marble- paved main Street of Kouretes.
Spectacular Oia Village
Head up the black, volcanic cliff face of Santorini and drive to Oia, perched on the very edge of the caldera. This beautiful little town has stylish shops and restaurants and arguably the best views of Santorini, not least the island’s famous whitewashed churches with their sky-blue domes, the Aegean glittering far below.
Medieval tour - Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights
Our tour begins with the Acropolis of Lindos, 55 km
(40 miles) from the city of Rhodes, to see the graceful Temple of Athena, built in 300 B.C. Back in the old city of Rhodes, you will walk through D’Amboise Gate and along the perfectly preserved Street of the Knights to discover the medieval residence of each order of the Knights of St John, still bearing the original crests.
Minoan Palace of Knossos
The ancient city of Knossos, one of the most famous archaeological sites in the whole Aegean, provides
a fascinating insight into the sophisticated Minoan civilization. See the Throne Room, the fresco of the Prince of the Lilies, the imposing Grand Staircase and the Queen’s Megaron. The tour also includes stop in Heraklion for a short walk through the historic center before returning to the vessel.
Bosphorus cruise from Europe to Asia
Istanbul is the only city in the world that spans two continents. Sail along the Bosphorus, which divides Europe from Asia. On the Asian side, you will visit the Sultans’ summer residence, Beylerbeyi Palace, the Castle of Anatolia and the magni cent Kanlica Villa, ending your excursion back in Europe at the labyrinthine treasure trove of the Grand Bazaar.
Classical Cairo
Disembark in Alexandria and cross the desert to Cairo to admire the only remaining intact Wonder of the Ancient World, the Pyramids of Giza. Continue down the valley to gaze at the guardian of this mortuary complex, the mighty Sphinx. After lunch, visit the National Archaeological Museum and acquaint yourself with the treasures of ancient Egypt, spanning a period of over 50 centuries, before re-joining the ship in Port Said.
Delos - Sacred island & Apollo Sanctuary
Tranquil, uninhabited Delos, a short boat journey from Mykonos, is believed to be the birthplace of the Greek gods Apollo and Artemis. Admire the three Temples of Apollo, the Temple of the Twelve Gods and enjoy the spectacular views of the Avenue of Lions. The excursion comes to an end with free time back in Chora, the pretty capital of Mykonos.
Religious visit to St John’s Monastery - Grotto
of Apocalypse
Sleepy Patmos is where St John is said to have written the Book of Revelation around 95 AD. This excursion takes you on a historical journey to visit the Cave of the Apocalypse and the hilltop Monastery of Saint John the Theologian, both declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1999.
Ottoman Empire and Byzantine Legacy Tour
A full day to visit the most iconic sights of Istanbul. Highlights include the Blue Mosque, arguably the most beautiful in the city; exquisite museum of Hagia Sophia, and the elaborate Topkapi Palace, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The last stop will be at the famous Grand Bazaar, where you can put your bargaining skills to
the test.
The spectacular rocks and the “hanging” Monasteries of Meteora
An unforgettable excursion from Volos to see one of Greece’s most extraordinary sights, Meteora, where six monasteries perch on top of sheer-sided rock stacks towering over a beautiful valley. You’ll visit two of the monasteries, both still occupied, and see the monks’ sparse way of life.
Jerusalem & Bethlehem
A full day from the port of Ashdod will take you to the holy city of Jerusalem where you will visit the Mount of Olives, the Church of Gethsemane and in the old city, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Wailing Wall. The tour also includes a visit to Bethlehem, birthplace of Christ.
Curium and the wine village of Omodos
Curium was an important city-kingdom founded by the Greeks in the 14th century BC. Discover the beautifully preserved Greco-Roman theatre, with spectacular views over the sea and the House of Efstolios, with intricate mosaic floors from the 5th century AD. Next, it’s into the hills to the wine-growing village of Omodos to visit the Monastery of the Holy Cross in the village square, see a medieval wine press and enjoy a tasting at a local winery in Limassol.

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