Sparkling Aegean

Begin your journey in the ancient port of Piraeus to experience the wonders of Athens. Visit the iconic Acropolis and its museum before setting sail for Nauplia, your gateway to Agamemnon's legendary hilltop citadel, Mycenae.

The volcanic island of Milos, Minerva's next port of call, is where the ancient Greek statue of the Venus de Milo - which now resides in Paris - was discovered. Exploration of its charming capital, Plaka, precedes arrival in the Crete town of Agios Nikolaos, where ancient Minoan sites, such as the Malia Palace, await.

Minerva continues to Rhodes, where an overnight stay offers ample time to take in treasures such as the 14th century Palace of the Grand Masters and the pink-domed 16th century Mosque of Suleyman. You can head to Lindos, the unspoilt village where St Paul is said to have been shipwrecked.

In the small Aegean isle of Symi, wander around Gialos, a natural harbour surrounded by neoclassical houses clinging to the hillside, before heading to Turkish shores. Kusadasi is your gateway to the spectacular Roman city of Ephesus, and the intriguing ruins at Miletus are also within reach ahead of a relaxing day at sea en route to Kavala. Built on a promontory on the site of ancient Neapolis, this picturesque city offers numerous historic sites, with the ruins at Philippi also within reach.

Next stop Thessaloniki is a fascinating city with a history spanning more than two millennia. From here visit Vergina to wonder at the stunning gold tomb treasures of the Macedonian kings, or take the opportunity to view the awe-inspiring Meteora Monasteries.

Delve into the history and mythology of Skyros, named after the porous stones mined on the island, then continue to Delos, the fabled birthplace of Artemis and Apollo. Once an important sacred site, this UNESCO-listed island is Minerva's last stop before returning to Piraeus.

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • An extended stay in Piraeus allows ample time to explore ancient Athens
  • Picturesque Nauplia is your gateway to legendary Mycenae
  • Discover the well-preserved ruined city of Ephesus with its magnificent library and theatre
  • Overnight in Rhodes to explore this historic island and visit Lindos, the unspoilt village where St Paul is said to have been shipwrecked
  • Chance to see the awe-inspiring Meteora Monasteries perched high on towering rock peaks
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    Cruise LineSwan Hellenic
    Duration
    14 Days
    Cruise Ship
    MV Minerva
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    Itinerary
    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Piraeus  
    Day 2Piraeus 8:00 PM
    Day 3Nauplia7:00 AM7:00 PM
    Day 4Milos8:00 AM6:00 PM
    Day 5Agios Nikolaos8:00 AM5:30 PM
    Day 6Rhodes8:30 AM 
    Day 7Rhodes 8:00 AM
    ContinuedSymi12:00 PM7:00 PM
    Day 8Kusadasi8:00 AM10:00 PM
    Day 9At Sea  
    Day 10Kavala7:00 AM5:00 PM
    Day 11Thessaloniki7:30 AM8:00 PM
    Day 12Skyros12:00 PM8:00 PM
    Day 13Delos8:00 AM5:00 PM
    Day 14Piraeus7:00 AM 
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