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Take a trip back in time on one of these 81 Mediterranean archaeology tours in 2023. Explore ruins, excavations, and archaeology digs near hot spots such as Athens, Dubrovnik, Hvar, Patmos, and Mykonos on a guided private or small group tour with an exceptional multi-lingual guide aided by historians and archaeologists. These 81 archaeology trips also afford plenty of opportunities to enjoy archaeological site visits, cruises, small ship cruises, village visits, and luxury. Simply tell one of our Mediterranean travel experts about your ideal archaeology trip they will help you start planning a seamless adventure.
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Cape Drastis at Corfu island in Greece
$3,070
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Italy, Montenegro & Croatia

Venice to Rome - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Ride in a gondola in Venice
  • Visit the town of Rovinj
  • Call in at Kotor, Montenegro
  • Join an optional tour to Pompeii
Starts / Ends:
Venice / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy one of the most stunning destinations in Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean, aboard the luxury tall ship the Royal Clipper. Sail to Italy, Croatia, and Montenegro from Venice. Discover the heavenly scent of lavender in the fields and valleys around the island of Hvar. In Dubrovnik, the sense …
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Scenic view of Dubrovnik
$16,950
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Mediterranean Gems: From Dubrovnik to Naples

Dubrovnik to Naples - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud
  • Explore Gerace
  • Tour the Amalfi Coast
  • Visit Pompeii
  • Explore Dubrovnik
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Marvel at ornate cathedrals and remarkable baroque buildings, explore great sites of antiquity—from renowned Pompeii to the less-visited Greek temples of Paestum—and meander through unspoiled clifftop towns, soaking up breathtaking views. Plus, with a little luck witness the orange glow …
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Walking in Santorini
$1,890
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Southern Cyclades

Athens to Athens - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Star Flyer
  • Explore beautiful Rhodes
  • Visit Halicarnassus
  • Discover breathtaking Santorini
  • Ride a donkey to a lookout point
Starts / Ends:
Piraeus / Piraeus
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Star Flyer brings you closer to unique island cultures, ancient treasures, and the breathtaking beaches of Greece on a spectacular 8-day cruise. History-lovers can seek out ruins, both ancient and from the Crusades of the Middle Ages. Shoppers can have a field day in the stores and galleries, …
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St.Blaise Church, Dubrovnik
$3,070
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Italy, Montenegro & Croatia

Rome to Venice - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Explore the Sistine Chapel
  • Snorkel at Palmarola
  • Visit the medieval city of Kotor
  • Cruise through Venice's canals
Starts / Ends:
Civitavecchia / Venice
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail aboard the tall ship Royal Clipper from Rome to Venice on this 12-day expedition. Fall asleep to the gentle rhythms of the ship and sea, and awake refreshed and ready to explore a new destination. Experience friendly and gracious service and a delightful menu of international foods from the …
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Stop in beautiful Parga
$6,915
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Mediterranean Enchantments

8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Azzurra
  • Visit the site of Delphi
  • Explore the Albanian Riviera
  • Marvel at the town of Kotor
  • Explore ports in 4 countries
Starts / Ends:
Piraeus / Dubrovnik
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day itinerary aboard the Emerald Azzurra is a great way to be enchanted with the Eastern Mediterranean. Explore the wealth of beauty that Greece has to offer, starting from the port of Piraeus in Athens, sail along the Corinth Canal to Itea and explore the archaeological site of Delphi, …
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Turquoise sea of Hvar island
$2,780
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Italy, Montenegro & Croatia

11 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Ride in a gondola in Venice
  • Visit the town of Rovinj
  • Call in at Kotor, Montenegro
  • Join an optional tour to Pompeii
Starts / Ends:
Venice / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail to Italy, Croatia, and Montenegro from Venice. Discover the heavenly scent of lavender in the fields and valleys around the island of Hvar. In Dubrovnik, the sense of awe never fails to descend when you set eyes on the beauty of the old town. Barrel under full sail through the narrow Strait of …
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Athens Acropolis
$2,990
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Jewels of the Cyclades

8 Day Itinerary aboard Galileo
  • Dine at traditional Greek Tavernas
  • Tour a local winery in Santorini
  • Explore Delos's archaeological site
  • Walk through Syros
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Jewels of the Cyclades cruise showcases the Aegean Islands known for their white-washed villages and ports, bright skies, and crystal sea. Visit well-known places on this 8-day cruise on the Galileo, such as Santorini and Mykonos and off-the-beaten-track islands such as Paros and Folegandros. …
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Korcula Island
$4,880
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The Best of Croatia

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial
  • Explore the medieval town of Split
  • Tour Dubrovnik
  • Visit Pula's ancient amphitheater
  • Wander the streets of Rovinj
Starts / Ends:
Venice / Venice
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Venice, set sail for Croatia and its many hidden treasures on this 8-day voyage. Le Lyrial slips effortlessly through the turquoise Adriatic Sea, wending her way between necklaces of islands dotted here and there off the Dalmatian Coast. There are cities that thrive on their legend – and …
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Traditional architecture in Greece.
$3,190
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Classical Greece

8 Day Itinerary aboard Harmony V
  • Explore the beautiful Cyclades
  • Discover the palace of King Minoas
  • Tour the old quarter of Nafplion
  • Experience archaeological sites
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Classical Greece shows Greece at its best: the beautiful white-washed Cycladic Islands of Santorini and Mykonos, Crete - the largest and southern-most Greek Island, and the Peloponnese with Monemvassia and Nafplion and their historical treasures. Add to these destinations the less known and quaint …
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The towering ruins of the Acropolis rise over Athens
$1,890
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Northern Cyclades

8 Day Itinerary aboard Star Flyer
  • View the Acropolis & Ephesus ruins
  • Swim at beautiful Kusadasi
  • Visit the monastery at Amorgós
  • Explore Mykonos' landscapes
Starts / Ends:
Piraeus / Piraeus
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience and fall in love with the traditional charm of the famous Cyclades Islands on this 8-day sailing adventure. Discover the magic and mythology of the Greek Isles, one of the most storied regions of the world. Sail across the azure waters of the Aegean Sea in a tall ship, visiting the small …
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Ancient ruins in Athens
$1,590
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Sicily & Greece

Valletta to Athens - 7 Day Itinerary aboard Star Flyer
  • Visit Sicily's archaeological sites
  • Explore historic Pilos
  • Walk in the Acropolis
Starts / Ends:
Valletta / Piraeus
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start your tall ship sailing expedition in Valletta, a European Art City, and a World Heritage City. city of Athens. Visit Syracuse, a city on the Ionian coast of Sicily that's known for its ancient ruins. It was once the largest city in the world, bigger than Athens and Corinth and as you can …
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Mediterranean blue Dubrovnik from above
$1,090
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Elegance South Cruise from Split

Roundtrip Split - 8 Day Itinerary aboard M/S Captain Bota
  • Swim at Zlatni Rat
  • Have a free night in Hvar
  • Tour Dubrovnik's historic center
  • Cruise to Mljet National Park
Starts / Ends:
Split / Split
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the Croatian way of life on this 8-day round trip cruise from Split, aboard the luxurious MS Captain Bota. This cruise showcases the beauty of the South Dalmatian Islands and explores the traditions of ancient cities of Dubrovnik, Bol, Hvar, and others. Relax and swim in the sun-kissed …
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See the ancient world come alive in Athens
$4,010
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Ancient Treasures of the Mediterranean

Athens to Istanbul - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial
  • Discover sites of Greece
  • Visit cultural sites
  • Explore the Mycenae ruins
  • View the iconic windmills
Starts / Ends:
Athens / Istanbul
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day cruise will begin with the exploration of two of Greece’s major sites, from Napflion: theMycenae ruinsand theEpidaurus theatre, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Then head towardsParos. Nestling in the heart of the Cyclades archipelago, this island reputed for its sublime white …
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Admire the temples of the Athenian acropolis
$4,780
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From the city of Gods to the canals of Venice

Athens - Venice - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bougainville
  • Discover wonders of the Adriatic
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Explore ports in 4 countries
  • Sail in the Bay of Kotor
Starts / Ends:
Athens / Venice
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Set sail to discover the cultural and artistic jewels of theAegean,Adriatic, and Ionian. During this8-day cruise,LeBougainvillewill take you to Greece, Montenegro, Croatia, and Italy. FromAthens, you will follow a memorable crossing of theCorinth Canaland call atItea. NextCorfu, the most …
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Relax on the Italian coast
$4,270
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Ionian Sea Adventure

8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Azzurra
  • Tour Delphi's archaeological site
  • Visit the Aeolian Island of Lipari
  • Explore Cephalonia
  • Cruise the Corinth Canal
Starts / Ends:
Piraeus / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this idyllic 8-day itinerary aboard the Emerald Azzurra sailing the Ionian Sea. Transit the Corinth Canal from Athens, before sailing onwards to the Greek town of Itea for a tour of thearchaeological site of Delphi and the village of Fiskardo in Cephalonia which is considered as the largest of …
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Donkeys are a traditional form of transportation in Greece
$2,820
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Greece, Montenegro & Croatia

Piraeus to Venice - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Star Flyer
  • View beautiful Mykonos
  • Walk through sacred temples
  • Discover historic Dubrovnik
  • Bike around Mali Losinj
  • Visit inviting Korcula
Starts / Ends:
Piraeus / Venice
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover some of the most breathtaking destinations in Europe on this incredible 12-day voyage. The lushest (and some say the loveliest) of all the Greek Islands, Corfu lies just a stone's throw from the Albanian coast. Hvar is idyllically located just off the Dalmatian Coast, the island and …
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Wander through the maze of colorful buildings on Santorini
$6,165
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The Enchanting Island World of Cyclades

8 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud
  • Visit islands in the Cyclades
  • Tour St. John's Monastery in Patmos
  • Marvel at Athen's classical art
  • Visit Ermoupoli in Syros
Starts / Ends:
Piraeus / Piraeus
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the best of Greece on a eight-day voyage aboard Sea Cloud, which visits the Dodecanese and Cyclades islands. Set out from Piraeus, Athens' historic harbor and the gateway to the West. Visit the Dodecanese island of Patmos and learn about its history. In the Cyclades, explore Santorini …
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Adventures in Santorini!
$13,080
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Sailing the Greek Isles aboard the Sea Cloud

8 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud
  • Experience the Cyclades
  • Discover the ruins of Delos
  • Discover the age-old villages
  • Discover the beauty of Santorini
Starts / Ends:
Athens / Athens
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Sailing, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
While there are many ways to tour the Greek Isles, exploring aboard an authentic tall ship on a Greece small ship cruise offers an unrivaled experience and guarantees an in-depth encounter with all its wonders. The combination of this peerless ship and the expedition-style voyage sends you off …
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