Day 1 & 2 - Venice
Venice is considered the city of art, romance and prestige. The extraordinary architecture was built on an archipelago of small islands separated by a network of canals crossed by approximately 400 bridges, once wooden and then replaced by stone.
Day 3 - Bari
Bari, the second biggest city in Southern Italy, was originally a large agricultural, industrial and mainly commercial centre, an active port and important exchange network with the East. Its origins are strictly tied with maritime activities which, in the Middle Ages, gave birth along the coast to an ordered quarter designed on a grid pattern apparently originating from Roman design and subsequently readjusted by the Byzantines.
Day 4 - Katakolon / Olympia
In 776 BC the Olympic Games first started in Olympia and it is right here that the famous torch is lit at the start of the modern Games. This fascinating port of call is home to the archaeological digs of Olympia including the monumental remains of the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Hera, the Gymnasium, and the Stadium, as well as the nearby Archaeological Museum.
Day 5 - Santorini
One of the Cyclades islands, Santorini is a spectacular jewel of the Aegean. Born out of a volcanic eruption in approximately 1500BC, which formed the two islands of Aspronissi and Terrasia, Santorini is a magnificent mixture of dramatic cliffside villages, glorious black sand beaches and ancient treasures. Steep cliffs plunging into a crystalline sea distinguish the west coast, while the east coast is gentler, featuring a fertile plain and delicate bays, with the Profitis Ilias mountains in the background.
Day 6 - Rhodes
The history of Rhodes is built on mythology and the island is full of beautiful scenery with a fascinating cultural heritage. The largest island in the Dodecannese, it had only one rival at the height of its power - Athens.
Day 7 - At Sea
Day 8 - Dubrovnik
In Croatia the influence of the Republic of Venice can be felt everywhere, in the landscapes, monuments and cultural heritage left by the Venetians that the subsequent Turkish domination did not destroy. The beauty of the countryside combines with the rich artistic heritage of many of the cities, some of which are protected by UNESCO, such as the historical centre of Trogir or beautiful Dubrovnik.
Day 9 - Venice