Istanbul and Athens Cruise

Adventure Life
A coastal town on the Adriatic Sea
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Interior image of the Blue Mosque.
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Exterior image of the Blue Mosque.
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Athens Acropolis
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Ancient ruins in Athens
Restaurant aboard the Le Soleal.
Bar and lounge with a view.

Day 1

    Istanbul / Disembark

    Arrive in Istanbul and board the Le Soleal between 4 and 5 PM. Settle in to your cabin and attend a welcome dinner before setting sail in the evening.

    Day 2


      Arrive in Limnos, the eighth largest of the Greek Islands. Join an optional guided tour which begins with a short drive to the archaeological museum of Lemnos, founded in 1961. Recently renovated, objects discovered during the excavations by the Italian Archaeological School and by K’ Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities are exhibited in the museum. Following your visit to the Museum, drive to the East coast of Lemnos to view the most important archaeological site of Poliochni: here, in 1930, Italian Archaeologists discovered seven different layers of civilization, one on the top of the other. The Neolothic town predates the Egyptian dynasties, the Minoan Kingdoms of Crete and even the earliest level of Troy.

      Return to the ship and set sail in the evening.

      Day 3


        Arrive in Paros in the morning and join an option tour of the region. Not far from the pier, visit the famous Byzantine Church of Ekatontapyliani, the 'Lady of the hundred doors,' one of the greatest early Christian monuments in Greece. Its name was a creation of the 17th century scholars who wanted thus to compare the splendor of the church to that of the temple of Hundred Doors (Ekatonpylon) in ancient Thebes of Egypt. Leaving the Church, walk through the narrow streets of Parikia, which were built on the site of the ancient town called Paros, and visit the Venetian Castle. At the end of your walking tour in Parikia, board the coach to drive to the northern side of the island and reach the picturesque fishing village of Naoussa.

        Day 4


          Syros, a cosmopolitan island with a rich history, is the administrative center of the Cyclades. Join an optional tour of the area, beginning at the Archaeological Museum of Syros. The museum exhibits works from the Hellenistic and Roman period, as well as sculptures from the islands of Amorgos, Los, Kea and Naxos. It also houses finds from the prehistoric period discovered on Protocycladic acropolis of Chalandriani. Walk the short distance to the city's main square and visit Syros' city hall, the work of the well-known Austrian architect Schiller. Stop by the church of Saint Nicholas, the patron and protector of Syros seafarers. The church's temple was built in 1848, and the construction work lasted until 1905. It stands out majestically with its blue dome and bell tower. The tour concludes with a visit to the Church of the Dormition of the Virgin (Greek Orthodox Church), which houses a very important work of art.

          Day 5


            Spend the day exploring the port town of Bodrum.

            Day 6


              Arrive in Symi, a small and mountainous harbor. Wander the quiet and colorful streets of the island and stop to admire the crafts and local delicacies in the shops.

              Day 7


                Located on the eastern borderline of the Aegean Sea, Patmos is the northernmost island of the Dodecanese island group. Its interesting landscape features low barren hills and small plateaus. Religion plays a major role in the island's culture, which is sometimes being called the 'Jerusalem of the Aegean.' It has a big name to live up to, as St John wrote The Book of Revelations here in 95AD.

                Join an optional guided tour to the St John Monastery. The monastery is the most significant cultural and religious center on the island and is visible from every part of the island. The monastery is fortified with tall, thick walls, towers and ramparts, which are a work from Byzantine architecture. An arch with four curves on the eastern side of the monastery dominates the area and also bears many frescoes symbolizing of miracles performed by Saint John. Stop at the Grotto of the Apocalypse. Old island traditions and historical documents define the cave of the Apocalypse as the location where Saint John the Divine wrote the 'Apocalypse.' The Apocalypse Cave is currently surrounded by the major monastic complex of the Apocalypse monastery, which stands out in its local white color.

                Day 8

                  Athens / Disembark

                  Arrive in Athens and disembark after breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your continued flights.
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                  Please note:
                  Fares are based on double occupancy and are capacity controlled. Rates are based on the Euro/USD exchange rate. Please contact us for current rates.
                  Please note:
                  Fares are based on double occupancy and are capacity controlled. Rates may increase at any time as the ship sells out and subject to change without notice.

                  Discounts are available for children sharing a cabin with two adults and third adult passengers in select cabin categories. Please contact us for details.

                  Single travelers can opt for a solo cabin, supplements start at 50%.

                  *All meals
                  *Welcome aboard and captain’s cocktail parties, gala dinner
                  *Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, white, red and rosé wines served with meals
                  *24 hour room service (selected menu)
                  *Evening entertainments and events, and/or organised shows
                  *Porterage from the quayside to the ship and vice versa
                  *English-speaking guest-speaker (when applicable)

                  *Flights and airport taxes
                  *Port and safety charges
                  *Transfers, day rooms and other services at arrival & departure, before embarkation and after disembarkation
                  *Optional shore excursions (sold on board)
                  *Personal expenses, tips
                  *Other drinks than aforementioned ones

                  Deposit & Payment

                  Initial deposit is 30%, 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:

                  Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure.

                  Final payment by Visa, Mastercard, Discover or AmEx.

                  Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 100 days prior to departure.

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                  Cancellation Policy

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                  30-0 days100% cruise cost
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                  45 days or more$450
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