Athens, Greece / EmbarkEmbark this afternoon.
Sifnos, GreecePort details pending.
Santorini, GreeceFirst impressions on arriving at this southern island in the Cyclades are that it is mysterious and grandiose. A natural port surrounded by cliffs, the ancient site of Santorini is circular in shape corresponding to the collapsed center of the volcano which erupted here, creating a marine crater that never fails to astonish visitors.
Nysiros, GreecePort details pending.
Symi, Greece / Rhodes, Greece
Located in the straits of Marmaris, Symi (Greece) is a very picturesque rather aristocratic little island with tile roofed neo-classical residences rising up the hillside to the old town, and delightfully romantic countryside. You can lose yourself in the pretty streets of the picture postcard village that is unique in the Dodecanese islands.
Magnificent sites and monuments make this a magical island. Blessed with a lovely mild climate, Rhodes invites you to explore its pathways, immaculate tiny villages and its fabulous medieval city which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Rhodes also owes much of its charm and character to the Knights of St. John who ruled the island from 1310 to 1522 and built the impressive city walls and picturesque gates.
Patmos, GreeceCall in to Patmos (Greece) where the crenellated silhouette of a monastery stands out against the hills.
Chios, GreeceClose to Asia Minor, Chios (Greece) is a lush green island in the north east of the Aegean. The north of the island was a Genoese fiefdom for many years during the 15th century and features numerous superb residences surrounded by orchards. A maritime crossroads, Chios port was a strategic commercial hub for trade between europe and Asia. in the center of the island is the Nea Moni Monastery, a jewel of 11th century Byzantine art set amidst cypresses and pines. This holy place is classed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and the mosaics here are said to be among the most beautiful in the country.
Istanbul, Turkey / DisembarkDisembark this morning for your continued journey home.