Ancient Epicenters in Autumn via the Corinth Canal Piraeus Civitavecchia 2020
Greece, Italy
Visit the Mediterranean’s most iconic sites without vacationing multitudes or searing summer heat during this 7-day, late autumn exploration of Greece and Italy. Your voyage begins in Athens, but unlike large cruise lines, you’ll sail through the time-saving Corinth Canal, a waterway accessible to small vessels that eliminates the 400 miles spent circumnavigating the Peloponnese Peninsula. Use that time to wander unhurried among broken Doric columns and abandoned marble blocks in the Delphic Tholos of Mount Parnassus. Learn the importance of the Pythia—the Oracle of Delphi—and how Greek women sacrificed their marriages and families when chosen as priestesses. Imagine echoing cheers reverberaing off weathered stone walls within the Sanctuary of Olympia, the site of the original Olympic Games, as you walk within the Palaestra, a former training ground for aspiring athletes.
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Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy one of the charming villages along the Amalfi Coast -  from Amalfi - Ravello or Positano
  • See the ancient city of Delphi, near Itea
  • Katakolon is your gateway to Olympia, the site of the first Olympics and a UNESCO site
  • From Messina visit Taormina with beautiful views of Mount Etna
  • Step out on deck as you transit the narrow Corinth Canal, so close you can almost touch the rock walls
  • Experience all the wonderful unique flavors of the region, cannoli, calamari, ouzo, limoncello and delicious wines
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