Undiscovered Greek Islands Cruise

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The Church of Seven Martyrs, Sifnos
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Olive trees line ancient stone walls
Simi
The immpressive Acropolis in Athens
Explore the Sanctuary of the Great Gods
Enjoy great meals on the Harmony V
The Harmony V
Sail for the undiscovered islands of the Aegean Sea on this 11-day Greece cruise. Unlike their larger and better known counterparts, these smaller islands have preserved their architectural and cultural treasures, as well as their traditional way of life. Explore forgotten ancient ruins, hidden harbors, and villages where traditional occupations and crafts (fishing, farming, pottery, and wine-making) are still practiced. Learn about the fascinating history of the islands as you view whitewashed villages on Amorgos, Skopelos, and Sifnos, the awe-inspiring volcanic island of Nisyros, the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothraki, and the monastery on Patmos. This off-the-beaten track cruise is ideal for those seeking to find the historical heart of Greece.

Day 1

    Athens / Embark

    Arrive in Athens and transfer to Piraeus. Embark on the Harmony V.

    Day 2

      Sifnos

      In the morning, arrive on the unspoiled island of Sifnos, where the distinctive cubic style of Cycladic architecture prevails. Explore the former island capital at Kastro, a well-kept village which has retained much of its medieval character. Continue to Apollonia, a Cycladic labyrinth of white houses, flowers, and belfries. Also visit its twin village Artemonas, which features impressive Venetian-style houses and distinctive chimneys.

      Day 3

        Amorgos

        Arrive at Amorgos, a seldom-visited island in the Cyclades group, whose whitewashed villages are set in a rugged landscape. A tour leads to the 11th-century Monastery of Khosoviotissa, built in a spectacular setting of cliffs which face the sea. For over 1,000 years, the monastery has been a place of pilgrimage.

        Day 4

          Symi

          Sail to Symi, once the stronghold of the Knights of St. John, and the coveted object of a succession of invaders. With tiers of beautifully proportioned neoclassical mansions rising above its harbor, Symi remains one of Greece's most attractive islands.

          Day 5

            Nisyros

            Explore the island of Nisyros and its impressive volcano. The drive to the crater provides magnificent views. Upon arrival, walk across the caldera. Continue to the charming village of Nikia, which is positioned atop the crater.

            Day 6

              Ikaria

              Enjoy a guided tour of this rugged island and spend some time at your leisure.

              Day 7

                Chios

                Awake in Chios, the island which claims to be the birthplace of Homer. The island's volcanic rock formations and deep green valleys forge a landscape of stunning color oppositions and intricate appearances. Visit the 11th century Monastery of Nea Moni, one of the most important ecclesiastical monuments in Greece.

                Day 8

                  Samothraki

                  An island of great beauty, remote Samothraki remains outside of most tourist itineraries. For this reason, it has retained its original character. The city's central massif rises to the peak of Mount Fengari and, according to Homer, it was from this peak that Poseidon watched the fighting during the Trojan War. It was also here that the sculpture "Winged Victory" was discovered in 1863.

                  Day 9

                    Skopelos

                    Skopelos's main town is built against a hill which rises from the sea. As you explore the island, discover some of the most characteristic Aegean architecture - whitewashed, cube-shaped houses with blue slate roofs. Scattered around the countryside are numerous small churches.

                    Day 10

                      Evia

                      The medieval hilltop town of Kimi and dramatic Mt. Ortari rise above you as you arrive at the island of Evia. Enjoy the spectacular views and lush flora as you drive along its winding roads.

                      Day 11

                        Piraeus / Disembark

                        Disembark in Piraeus and transfer to Athens airport for your independent return flights.
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                        Cabin Information: A limited number of cabins have been designated for single travelers in Categories A & B at a supplement of $3,395 and $2,495 respectively to the per person, double occupancy rates indicated above.
                        Included:
                        *Complete program of tours and excursions
                        *Welcome and farewell cocktail receptions aboard ship
                        *All meals aboard ship including: breakfast, lunch, and dinner
                        *Wine with dinner aboard ship
                        *Educational program of lectures and discussions by accompanying study leaders
                        *Professional tour staff
                        *Complete pre-departure materials
                        *Baggage handling and transfers abroad on the designated program arrival and departure dates
                        *Gratuities to guides and drivers

                        Deposit & Payment

                        Initial deposit is $1500, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/register

                        Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure.

                        Final payment by Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover.

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                        Cancellation Policy

                        Days Prior to departureFee
                        91 days or more$500
                        90-61 days55% cruise cost
                        60-0 days100% cruise cost