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A Voyage through the Middle Sea (Cruise Only)

12 days with Voyages to Antiquity   Rating: Deluxe

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Itinerary
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Day 1 Athens, Greece
Arrival in Athens and transfer to Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus. 
 
Day 2 Santorini, Greece
Enjoy the spectacular views of Santorini and Akrotiri.
 
Day 3 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Tour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos.
 
Day 4 Chania, Crete, Greece
Take a half day tour to discover Chania. 
 
Day 5 At sea
Lectures and activities at sea.  
 
Day 6 Valletta, Malta
Enter the impressive Grand Harbour of Valletta at breakfast. Morning included sightseeing and free afternoon to explore.
 
Day 7 Catania, Sicily
Half day sightseeing tour to Syracuse or Taormina. 
 
Day 8 Palermo, Sicily
A visit to the Monreale Cathedral and a special visit to the Palazzo Gangi.
 
Day 9 Trapani, Sicily
Visit the ancient Doric temple of Segesta or the exquisite hill-top town of Erice. Optional full day tour to Selinunte and Marsala including lunch.
 
Day 10 At sea
Lectures and activities at sea.
 
Day 11 At sea
Lectures and activities at sea.
 
Day 12 Malaga, Spain
Disembark Aegean Odyssey. 
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All This Included
A voyage from Athens to Malaga, departing in October to chart a course through what has been known in centuries past as the Middle Sea.

Along the way visit the Minoan settlements of Akrotiri in Santorini and Knossos in Crete, as well as Catania, the Maltese capital of Valletta. Enjoy a walking tour of Sicily’s Greek and Roman ruins, and the Palatine Chapel and Cathedral in Palermo, before disembarking in Malaga or an optional 2-night hotel stay post-cruise. You will also get the oppitunuity to explore Chania’s Old Town on foot and learn all about the city’s history by visiting architectural legacies from its turbulent history. 
  • Expertly planned itineraries
  • A full, included excursion program with sightseeing in each port of call (where available) and overland excursions
  • Many nighttime stays in port so you can choose to explore on your own if that's your choice
  • Experienced team of guest speakers giving talks on subjects relevant to each itinerary
  • Included pre and/or post-cruise hotel stays for most of our itineraries
  • All meals on Aegean Odyssey with a choice of restaurant and open-seating dining so you can choose when, where and with whom to dine
  • Complimentary choice of wine, beer or soft drinks with your evening meal on board
  • Included gratuities to your cabin steward and restaurant staff
  • Port Fees & Service Charges
Highlights
  • See the Minoan settlement of Akrotiri
  • The Minotaur’s labyrinth of Knossos in Crete
  • Enter the Grand Harbour of Valletta, Malta
  • Explore Sicily’s Greek and Roman ruins
Accommodations
Cruising: Cabin onboard the MV Aegean Odyssey
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Single cabins are available.
  • Please check with your local consulate for visa requirements. Visa fees are not included in cruise fare and are additional.
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