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13 Days | 12 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Experience magnificent cities of the ancient world and islands long famed for their beauty on this voyage from Istanbul to Athens. Venture to timeless palaces, temples, theaters and even libraries and learn the stories they hold from Road Scholar’s outstanding experts. Walk among the well-preserved ruins of Ephesus and compare the cultures and environments of Greek isles like Santorini, Crete, Rhodes and Mykonos.


• Delve into the fascinating history of Istanbul (and Constantinople) as you explore the Hagia Sophia, bustling bazaars and more.
• Experience six Greek islands including cosmopolitan Mykonos, culturally rich Crete and volcanic Santorini.
• Walk in the footsteps of Socrates on the Acropolis and examine artifacts of Athens’ Golden Age at the Acropolis Museum.

Program Notes

This program features the educational experience and camaraderie typical of a Road Scholar program on board a Greek cruise ship that is proud to showcase its Hellenic identity. While you’ll spend much of your time with the Road Scholar group, please consider that you’ll be on a large ocean liner with passengers of all ages when deciding if this program is right for you.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles per day; some uneven terrain, hills and stairs without railings. You’ll be on your feet for up to four hours per day, with breaks.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Istanbul (Turkey), 3 nights; embark Celestyal Crystal, 6 nights (ports of call include Kusadasi, Santorini (Greece), Crete, Rhodes, Symi, Chios, Mykonos); disembark Lavrio, coach to Athens, 2 nights; departure.

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11 nights of accommodations
29 meals: 11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips


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