Join us on this unparalleled and comprehensive Aegean Odyssey to the very cradle of Western civilization and the classical world, exploring the iconic jewels and legendary, mythical places of Ancient Greece. Cruise aboard the state-of-the-art, Five-Star small ship m.s. Le Lyrial launched in 2015, featuring only 110 Suites and Staterooms with distinctive French sophistication. Enjoy all the advantages of small-ship cruising—a specially arranged and exclusive excursion each day, the ability to dock in small ports inaccessible to larger vessels, and no waiting in long lines for tenders.
This spectacular voyage offers opportunities to visit nine magnificent UNESCO World Heritage sites. Call on Crete, Santorini, Delos, Mykonos, Pátmos and medieval Rhodes—islands steeped in myth and history. Visit the extraordinary scenic wonder of Meteora, where 24 Orthodox monasteries, built in the 14th and 15th centuries, are perched high atop soaring natural sandstone pinnacles, and walk through one of the most legendary sites in all of antiquity—the Palace of Minos at Knossos, where, in Greek mythology, heroic Theseus conquered the Minotaur. Enjoy guided tours in these storied destinations and traditional Greek villages, with time at leisure to encounter their mysteries and delights at your own pace during the best time of the year. Learn more about contemporary Greek island life during the exclusive Island Life Forum®, where you will meet and interact with local residents.
Island Life® Ancient Greece is a popular, comprehensive travel program and an excellent value—all accommodations, meals, exclusive Cultural Enrichments and an excursion each day are included, and you only need to unpack once! Space is very limited on this Aegean Odyssey, so book now!
The Travel Program outlined here is subject to the features, final pricing and terms and conditions set forth in the published Travel Program brochure.
Delphi’s Sanctuary of Athena