Discover the Ancient Mediterranean Sights

23 Days
Athens (Piraeus) to Athens (Piraeus)
From (AUD)
$ 23,395
$ 19,146
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2022 Athens (Piraeus) > Athens (Piraeus)

Cruise the Corinth Canal to the Greek town of Párga, before crossing the Ionian Sea to the southern Italian coastal communities of Taranto, Otranto and Monopoli, working your way north to the Apulian town of Manfredonia. Navigate the Adriatic Sea to Dubrovnik and the Montenegrin fortified town of Kotor, before sailing back to Athens. Enjoy a proper Turkish welcome in Istanbul, and the vibrant coastal atmosphere of Canakkale and Kusadasi, before the unrivalled beauty of the Greek islands is encapsulated in Rhodes, Santorini and Mykonos.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
2D06
Duration:
23 days
Departure City:
Athens (Piraeus)
Return City:
Athens (Piraeus)

23 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Athens (Piraeus), Greece

    Your luxury yacht cruise begins in Athens, where you’ll embark Emerald Azzurra.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Corinth Canal

    Built during the 19th century, witness the impressive engineering feat of the Corinth Canal as you sail between the Aegean and Adriatic seas.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Párga

    Párga brings island life to mainland Greece, with its collection of pristine beaches and historic landmarks. The Castle of Párga, which overlooks the town, dates back to the 11th century. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Taranto, Italy

    Founded by the Greeks and Spartans, Taranto was considered a key port by the Romans welcoming powerful figures such as Plato and Horace. Today, its split into two distinct parts with a quaint old town home to the 15th century Aragon Castle, and a bustling contemporary new city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Otranto

    Regarded as ‘the far east of Italy’, Otranto gazes out on to the Adriatic Sea making it a hub for trade and conquest during Roman times. Now, you’ll find a picturesque town of fortifications, mouthwatering seafood restaurants and a pleasant beach.  

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Monopoli

    Tracing its origins back to 545 AD, Monopoli is a melting pot of Byzantine, Venetian and Turkish influence. Its charming harbour is surrounded by medieval stone walls, while the Church of the Purgatory features a Baroque chapel of mummified citizens that have passed on.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Manfredonia

    With a lively and colourful harbour, Manfredonia is a town located in Puglia and the Province of Froggia. Spend time wandering around the town, seeing the sights and enjoy a coffee in a true Italian café.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Dubrovnik, Croatia

    The unmistakable terracotta buildings welcome you to Dubrovnik. Once described as “paradise on earth”, the city’s old town has centuries of history ingrained into its walls. It’s home to an array of churches, museums and galleries including the 7th century Cathedral of the Assumption.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Kotor, Montenegro

    Cross over into Montenegro and uncover the romantic town of Kotor. Often referred to as the Mediterranean’s only fjord, it is a simply breathtaking setting nestled between towering mountains, where you can explore the cobblestone streets of its old town.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Kérkira (Corfu), Greece

    A history spanning over 3,000 years, Corfu was a sought-after prize for ancient armies, and today it remains a cultural hub of museums, chapels and sleepy villages, not to mention home to stunning beaches.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Itea (Delphi)

    Surrounded by rolling hills of olive groves, the waterfront town of Itea is close to the archaeological site of Delphi, regarded by the ancient Greeks to be the centre of the world.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Athens (Piraeus)

    The Greek capital, Athens was the heart of Ancient Greece, the remnants of which have been beautifully preserved, namely the Acropolis.  

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Ermoupolis, Nisos Syros

    The capital of the Aegean island of Syros, Ermoupolis is a stunning town. Architectural splendour is a striking reminder of a brilliant past, as a neo-classical influence combines with that of Ancient Greece and western Europe.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Volos

    Built near the site of ancient Iolcos, Volos is situated at the foot of Mount Pelion.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Cruise Bosporus – Istanbul, Turkey

    Cruise the Bosporus narrow and cross into Turkey.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Istanbul

    Turkey’s economic, cultural and historic centre, Istanbul straddles Europe and Asia, something evident from the wonderful east-meets-west vibe.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Istanbul

    Meet open-minded locals as you immerse yourself I their light-hearted spirit, learn about its cultural heritage from architectural masterpieces and enjoy strong culinary diversity.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Canakkale

    In the Marmara region of northwestern Turkey, the Çanakkale Province is a destination of all-round intrigue. From the historic battlefields of Troy and Gallipoli, to the serenity of beautiful beaches, wineries, and unique local food. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Kusadasi

    This beach resort town on Turkey’s west coast dates back to 3000 BC and is now a busy cruise port, with a renowned nightlife. Home to a small, Byzantine castle, the Grand Bazaar, selling the wares of numerous merchants, and much in the way of monuments to the past.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Rhodes, Greece

    The capital of the Dodecanese Islands, Rhodes seemingly has it all - lush green valleys, golden beaches and archaeological sites. Known as the Island of the Knights, the medieval city is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Santorini

    Rising from the destruction of a 16th century volcanic eruption, Santorini is now highly renowned for its beauty, carved by its after effects. Iconic whitewashed buildings grip to the beautiful rugged cliffs overlooking where the Aegean Sea meets with white sandy beaches.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Mykonos

    Named after Apollo’s grandson, this cosmopolitan Greek island in the heart of the Cyclades is built on myth and legend. Clear blue skies, renowned beaches and whitewashed windmills make it the perfect port stop.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Athens (Piraeus)

    Today you’ll disembark Emerald Azzurra and be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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