Odyssey at Sea: The Greek Isles & Ephesus

Step aboard Road Scholar’s favorite ship and experience the magic of the Greek Isles on our most popular learning adventure aboard our first-ever floating campus.
Program No. 23517RJ
11 days
Starts at
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At a Glance

Step aboard Road Scholar’s favorite ship — the Aegean Odyssey — for a monumental journey to the Greek Isles and beyond. Ancient history and modern culture combine in spectacular fashion as you explore several of Greece’s most treasured islands, from the glamorous charms of Mykonos to the romantic terraces of Santorini. What’s more, you’ll explore the rich antiquity that shaped Greece as a nation with expert-led visits to sites such as legendary Ephesus and the iconic Acropolis. Unlike most cruise ships that are briefly in port, you’ll have overnight stays in many locations, giving you plenty of opportunity for deeper exploration. This is no cruise — it’s an educational odyssey aboard our first-ever floating campus!

For an easy travel experience...

We offer extra hotel nights before or after this program.

Odyssey at Sea: Lodging in Athens

Discover the allure of Athens independently before your Odyssey at Sea voyage with a one-night stay in a centrally located hotel.
Activity Level
Choose Your Pace
This program offers two activity levels to choose from on every departure date: one that has less walking and fewer stairs and another at a more active pace.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Experience authentic local life and time-honored traditions on one of Greece’s most popular islands, Mykonos.
  • With an expert, climb the Acropolis, one of the world’s most awe-inspiring ancient sites and the symbol of Athens.
  • Discover the storied past behind the ruins of Ephesus, the jewel of the Greek-Roman cities, during your time in Turkey.
  • Sail exclusively with ship mates who are all Road Scholar participants, as dedicated to learning as you are.

General Notes

We’ll have up to 350 Road Scholar participants on the ship, divided into groups of 35 for shore excursions. Please note roommate matching is available in categories F, H and L.
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