Please note: on the following dates the itinerary will be reversed, departing from Athens.
23 June, 18 August & 01 September.
Istanbul, Turkey -- Depart 17:00
The city has worn many names over the centuries, and its rich mix of cultures and history is present everywhere. Aya Sofya, built in 537A.D. and one of the world’s greatest churches, is here; along with the Blue Mosque and leisurely Hamams, or Turkish baths. Explore the markets of the Grand Bazaar and enjoy traditional Turkish fare at the many bustling restaurants.
Kusadasi, Turkey Arrive 08:00 Depart 18:00
Not far from the pier you'll come across Meryemana, the House of the Virgin Mary, said to be where St. John took the mother of Jesus after the crucifixion. From there you'll enjoy a panoramic view of Ephesus below. Take time in Kusadasi for a little shopping and a cup of Turkish coffee.
Rhodes, Greece Arrive 11:00 Depart 23:00
Rhodes, called the island of roses, is mountainous, with beautiful beaches. When the three ancient Doric cities of Ialissos, Lindos, and Kameros banded together in 408 B.C. to create a new capital, Rhodes flourished. Great temples were erected, a modern code of law was instituted, and the Colossus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, was built to symbolize Rhodian strength and wealth.
Bodrum, Turkey Arrive 08:00 Arrive 19:00
Bodrum is a Turkish port town in Mugla Province, in the south western Aegean Region of the country. It is located on the southern coast of Bodrum Peninsula, at a point that checks the entry into the Gulf of Gökova, and it faces the Greek island of Kos. Today, it is an international centre of tourism and yachting.
Santorini, Greece Arrive 08:00 Depart 21:00
Santorini is a spectacular sight, especially when approached by sea. Steep cliffs rise dramatically from deep azure waters. The capital of Fira is located 1,000 feet above our anchorage, accessible by donkey, cable car, or foot. The views from on top are unforgettable: stark white-washed buildings are scattered along the cliff top village; the sea stretches outward from black volcanic sands. Santorini has an explosive history of volcanic activity, and some say that here in the ruins at Akrotiri lie the remnants of the lost civilization of Atlantis.
Mykonos, Greece Arrive 08:00 Depart 20:00
Weather permitting... you’ll be visiting Mykonos, the classic Greek isle, with hundreds of white-washed churches and cubist houses; round, thatched windmills catching the brisk breeze; and a harbour bobbing with fishing boats and luxury yachts. Sit in the shadow of a café and watch as native fishermen and jet set Europeans pass by. Or explore the Parportiani church, a Byzantine architectural masterpiece.
Athens, Greece Arrive 19:00 --
Here lie the ruins of a culture 2,500 years old: the Propylaea; the Temple of Athena Nike; the Erechtheum temple, and, most famous of all, the Parthenon. Meanwhile, modern day Athens is a blend of past and present. Historical and archaeological museums are popular attractions along with performing arts and sporting events.
All port arrival and departure times are approximate and subject to change.