Corinth Canal & Western Epicenters of the Ancient World Civitavecchia Piraeus 2020
Greece, Italy
Indulge your sense of adventure and slake your thirst for local cuisines and cultures during this 10-day cruise between Athens and Rome. Sail a Santorini catamaran around the volcanic islands of Thirassia, Nea Kameni and steamy newcomer Palea Kameni before swimming in relaxing thermal spring waters. Discover the untouched, windswept and often-overlooked island of Milos, the place where the storied Venus de Milo, one of the most celebrated statues in classical art, remained hidden for centuries. Transit the narrow, steep-walled Corinth Canal that divides the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland, an engineering feat attempted in antiquity, but incomplete for 2,000 years. Snorkel or sunbathe alog the uncrowded beaches and clear waters near tiny Fiskardo.
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Tour Highlights

• Tour lovely Milos, where the Venus de Milo was hidden for centuries

• On your stop in Sicily, indulge in wine tasting and schedule a visit to Mount Etna

• Check out the botanical gardens or blue grottoes of Ponza

• Stand out on deck as you transit the 4-mile Corinth Canal, so narrow only small ships can navigate it

• Sample the fresh-from-the-sea delicious cuisine of Fiskardo

• Discover the Temple of Apollo and the oracle of Delphi found near Itea
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