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Greece

Discover the Greek Islands: Athens, Santorini, Mykonos & More

From the ancient wonders of the Acropolis to the temple of Apollo in Mykonos, discover the wonders of Greece as you explore its islands on board a small motor cruiser.
Program No. 24236RJ
Length
13 days
Starts at
6,499
Greece

Discover the Greek Islands: Athens, Santorini, Mykonos & More

From the ancient wonders of the Acropolis to the temple of Apollo in Mykonos, discover the wonders of Greece as you explore its islands on board a small motor cruiser.
Length
13 days
Starts at
6,499
Program No. 24236 RJ
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DATES & PRICES

Ship Outside
Accommodation Details

A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.

May 1 - May 13, 2022
Ship Outside 6,499
Itinerary Note

On this departure, instead of the spending the first night in Greece in a hotel, we'll spend it on the ship in port. No activities will be effected. Arrival Athens (Greece), embark MY Callisto, 11 nights (ports include Athens, Sifnos, Naxos, Ikaria, Mykonos, Syros); disembark Athens, departure.

Oct 16 - Oct 28, 2022
Ship Outside 6,499
Itinerary Note

On this departure, instead of the spending the first night in Greece in a hotel, we'll spend it on the ship in port. No activities will be effected. Arrival Athens (Greece), embark MY Callisto, 11 nights (ports include Athens, Sifnos, Naxos, Ikaria, Mykonos, Syros); disembark Athens, departure.

DATES & PRICES

Ship Outside
Accommodation Details

A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.

May 1 - May 13, 2022
Ship Outside 10,399
Itinerary Note

On this departure, instead of the spending the first night in Greece in a hotel, we'll spend it on the ship in port. No activities will be effected. Arrival Athens (Greece), embark MY Callisto, 11 nights (ports include Athens, Sifnos, Naxos, Ikaria, Mykonos, Syros); disembark Athens, departure.

Oct 16 - Oct 28, 2022
Ship Outside 10,399
Itinerary Note

On this departure, instead of the spending the first night in Greece in a hotel, we'll spend it on the ship in port. No activities will be effected. Arrival Athens (Greece), embark MY Callisto, 11 nights (ports include Athens, Sifnos, Naxos, Ikaria, Mykonos, Syros); disembark Athens, departure.

At a Glance

Discover the wonders of Greece as you embark a motor cruiser for an educational voyage along the Aegean to explore its more popular and lesser-known islands. Beginning in Athens, delve into ancient Greek history as you explore the Acropolis, then board the M/Y Callisto to make your way to Sifnos to discover the Monastery of Vryssiani and villages of Apollonia and Kastro. Explore the medieval town of Chora in the Cyclades, and learn why Santorini’s ancient Akrotiri is known as the “Greek Pompeii.” In Naxos, explore quaint villages known for their frescoes and stone architecture, and admire the Venetian Fortress of Paros. Learn about the production of organic wine during a field trip to a vineyard in Ikaria, and gain insight into the lifestyles of the many nonagenarians who have helped designate this island one of the world’s Blue Zones. Trace ancient history and mythology during a field trip to the Temple of Apollo on Delos, and walk along the marble streets of Ermoupolis in Syros. Your journey concludes with an afternoon in the town of Aegina and return to Athens.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles a day over varied terrain.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Marvel in the ancient history of the Acropolis as you explore the Parthenon, Erechtheon and Temple of Athena Nike.
  • Explore the beautiful island of Ikaria, reknowned for its reputation as one of the world’s five “Blue Zones” where inhabitants on average reach the age of 90 years.
  • Discover the elegant and charming city of Ermoupolis, the capital of Syros and the Cyclades, and walk on its marble-covered streets.
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The King Must Die
by Mary Renault
The first in Mary Renault's trilogy of well-researched page-turners features the tale of Theseus, slayer of the Minotaur and the king of Athens. Known for her exhaustive research, Renault is an acknowledged master of historical fiction.
Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea, Why the Greeks Matter
by Thomas Cahill
Cahill brings to life ancient Greek society and civilization through the lives and words of politicians, playwrights, a poet, a philosopher and an artist in this eloquent and absorbing tribute.
The Greek Myths, Complete Edition
by Robert Graves
A new edition of Graves' classic collection with a cover by comic book artist Ross MacDonald. This expert retelling by Graves, a poet, memoirist and the author of I, Claudius (ITL429), still remains the seminal modern translation of the mythologies of Ancient Greece.
The Search for Ancient Greece
by Roland Etienne, Francoise Etienne
Lavishly illustrated, this pocket encyclopedia covers the archaeology and meaning of ancient Greece -- quite an accomplishment for such a slim book.
Greek, A Language Map
by Kristine K. Kershul
This durable, foldout card gives easy phonetic pronunciation for several hundred of the most commonly needed words and phrases.
The Greeks, An Illustrated History
by Diane Harris Cline
This accessible photographic history of ancient Greece pays special attention to Greek innovations: great literature and architecture, war tactics, democracy, the Olympics, Socrates and much more. Cline laces the gripping story of the Greek empire with archaeological discoveries.
Greece, Land of Light
by Nicholas Gage, Barry Brukoff
Brukoff's dramatic color photographs are paired with incisive commentary by award-winning author Nicholas Gage for this striking portrait of the people, land and history of Greece and the islands.
Greece Map
by Michelin
A colorful shaded map of Greece, the Greek Islands and the western coast of Turkey (including Istanbul) at a scale of 1:800,000.
Modern Greece, What Everyone Needs to Know
by Stathis Kalyvas
A primer on Greek history from the 19th century on, with an in-depth look at the government debt crisis of 2010 and a consideration for the far-reaching implications of the country’s current economic instability.
Ancient Greece: Art, Architecture, and History
by Marina Belozerskaya, Kenneth Lapatin
This lively illustrated guide covers the architecture, painting and sculpture of Ancient Greece from the third millennium to the end of the Hellenistic period. With 282 color and 28 black-and-white illustrations.
Travels With Epicurus
by Daniel Klein
Daniel Klein's witty meditation on the ancients, life in the Greek Islands, his favorite philosophers -- and growing old gracefully -- is also a delightful romp through the Aegean, primarily set on Hydra.
The Colossus of Maroussi
by Henry Miller
Miller captures the spirit and warmth of the resilient Greek people in this inspired tale of a wartime journey from Athens to Crete, Corfu and Delphi with his friend Lawrence Durrell.
Introducing the Ancient Greeks, From Bronze Age Seafarers to Navigators of the Western Mind
by Edith Hall
Classicist Edith Hall visits 10 Greek communities at different moments during the 20 centuries of ancient Greek history, brilliantly assembling a unified vision of the Greek spirit.
The World of the Ancient Greeks
by John Camp, Elizabeth Fisher
Featuring hundreds of illustrations and invitingly short chapters on topics from the first Greeks to the Heroic Age and classical Athens. With modern color photographs of great Greek cities from Athens and Delphi to Knossos, Ephesus, Pergamum and Priene.
The Parthenon
by Mary Beard
A lively tale of the construction, significance and uses of the 2,500-year-old architectural marvel.
Corelli's Mandolin
by Louis De Bernieres
This lyrical novel captures the humanity, quirks and loves of village life in the Greek islands. A satire of war, this charming and richly-colored novel is set on Cephalonia during the Italian occupation in the 1940s.
Greek Mythology, A Traveler's Guide
by David Stuttard
This informative, literary traveler's guide introduces Greek mythology geographically through 22 chapters dedicated to specific destinations, from Mount Olympus and Delos to Athens and Mycenae, illustrated with beautiful color drawings.
The Complete World of Greek Mythology
by Richard Buxton
With hundreds of color illustrations, site plans, genealogies and maps, this handsome, encyclopedic reference illuminates the world of the Greek gods.
Greece, A Traveler's Literary Companion
by Artemis Leontis (Editor)
In this terrific anthology, 24 modern Greek writers offer a flavor of their nation, its culture and people, beautiful landscapes and rich history.
The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece
by Robert Morkot
This pictorial survey of Greek antiquity, recording its culture and expansion, features dozens of full-color maps.
Frommer's Athens and the Greek Islands
by Stephen Brewer
A comprehensive, practical guide to the region with excellent recommendations for hotels, restaurants and excursions. With two-color maps throughout.





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