Countries:
Greece, Italy
Embark:
Civitavecchia
Disembark:
Piraeus
Ship:
Embark on a most exhaustive exploration of Greece, including 12 Grecian ports and an impressive transit of the Corinth Canal. Explore Italy and Turkey along the way. Examine the mysterious Grotte di Pilato on the island of Ponza, watery cavern openings that may have been used to hold moray eels destined for Europe’s earliest seafood dishes. Sample buffalo mozzarella paired with bread, olives and rich, regional Sangiovese red wines or bright and tart, white wines. Savor delicious Turkish cuisine among the pillars of the Celsus Library in Ephesus, formerly one of the largest libraries in the ancient world, and then linger for an evening concert among the ruins. Delve into the facts and fables urrounding the Colossus of Rhodes, a Greek harbor monument rivaling the Statue of Liberty’s height.
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Tour Highlights

  • Have your binoculars out as you transit the narrow Corinth Canal
  • Discover the Colossus of Rhodes, rivaling the Statue of Liberty in height.
  • In Portofino, hike the scenic trail to Santa Margherita
  • Two stops in Santorini provide time to see the village of Oia and the UNESCO site of Akrotiri
  • Take advantage of a late night in Crete for an even better sense of the local flavor
  • Overnight in Mykonos with time to shop the chic boutiques and cafés, see the working windmills, and relax on the beach
  • Dine among the pillars of the Celsus Library of Ephesus
  • Pack light with complimentary daily laundry service
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