Best of the Mediterranean & Greek Isles Luxury Cruising
Ports of Call
DELOS, GREECE Stroll through the remains of ancient temples on
this uninhabited island, a much revered sanctuary of antiquity. Silent
marble lions forever stand guard at the legendary birthplace of Apollo,
where the temples' splendid mosaic floors are a sight to behold.
MYKONOS, GREECE Wander through the winding streets of this
lovely seaside village. Discover a kaleidoscope of whitewashed houses,
flowers, brightly painted shutters and doors. Stand beneath the
windmills on the hill and visit the fascinating Archeological Museum.
KUSADASI, TURKEY Explore the ruins of Ephesus: the famed
Library of Celsus, the amphitheater, chariot marked marble roads,
mosaic sidewalks and the superb, rarely opened Terrace Houses. Or,
journey to three monumental cities of antiquity - Priene, Miletus and
Didyma, renowned for their majestic temples and stadiums.
SANTORINI, GREECE Visit the beautiful whitewashed hilltop towns
of Oia and Fira with their fantastic views. See the stunning artifacts in
Fira's museum, including recent finds from the excavation of Akrotiri.
Visit a winery and take in the local color.
AGHIOS NIKOLAOS (CRETE), GREECE Discover fascinating
ancient Minoan and Byzantine villages, see the panorama of lovely
windmills, visit a monastery, or head across the island to see the
reconstructed Palace of Knossos.
CORFU, GREECE Discover glorious beaches, serene monasteries,
beautiful palaces, traditional mountain towns and Corfu's lovely old
Venetian quarter. Or learn to prepare traditional Greek dishes at a local
restaurant and feast on the results.
SARANDE, ALBANIA See where gladiators once fought at the
impressive amphitheater in the ruins of Butrint. The remains of a
monastery and a Christian Basilica with intricate mosaic floors make
history come alive. Once buried under silt and vegetation, these ruins
were only rediscovered in the early 1900s. This cultural treasure with its
acropolis, agora, amphitheater, temples, and public baths has been
excavated and brought back to life almost intact.
KOTOR, MONTENEGRO The twisting, pink-paved streets and
distinctive architecture in this beautiful medieval city reflect its Byzantine
and Venetian influences. Stroll through town and tour the imposing
St. Tryphon Cathedral consecrated in 1166.
DUBROVNIK, CROATIA This walled medieval city is known for its
exquisite Venetian monuments. See the Franciscan monastery, the
Rector's Palace and the Cathedral. Or explore the countryside with a
visit to Cavtat, an enchanting seaside resort that began life as a Greek
colony. Visit a local family and enjoy a traditional welcome of brandy
and figs, serenaded by local musicians.
ANCONA/URBINO, ITALY Travel to Urbino, birthplace of Raphael,
and visit the magnificent Palazzo Ducale, designed by Renaissance
masters. Or visit San Marino, a tiny independent country nestled in the
PULA/ROVINJ, CROATIA Steeped in Roman history, visit the area's
majestic 1st-century arena, see the Arch of the Sergii, the temple of Rome
and Augustus, or stroll the quaint streets of the city's old quarter.
VENICE, ITALY Glide through the canals, under bridges, past opulent
palazzi and elegant churches. Take in Venice's secret quarters, the Doge's
Palace and St. Mark's Basilica, Burano and the glass factories on Murano.
Or enjoy the scenic countryside with its stunning Palladian villas.
You will have the opportunity to select from a variety of optional shore
excursions, for an additional charge, which have been designed to acquaint
you with the highlights of each port of call.