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Dalmatia and Ancient Greece

Sail the beautiful Adriatic Sea to the classical sites of ancient Greece on this unforgettable 12-night discovery cruise from Venice with a 2-night hotel stay in Athens. Includes return flights from the UK, guided excursions and guest lecturers

Fly Cruise
12 nights from £2545pp

Discovery Holiday
  • Venice
  • Urbino
  • Split
  • Korcula
  • Dubrovnik
  • Kotor Bay
  • Olympia, Greece
  • Monemvasia
  • Hydra
  • Athens

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Journey between Venice and Athens to uncover Renaissance masterpieces, classical ruins and the sites of ancient Greece on this memorable discovery cruise.

After an overnight stop in Venice, the city of romance, sail to Urbino, the birthplace of Raphael, for a tour of the Palazzo Ducale and a glimpse of the magnificent Duomo. Split is home to the Palace of Diocletian and the pine-forested island of Korcula is said to be the birthplace of Marco Polo. Cruise past the beautiful islands of Hvar and Brac then enjoy a leisurely evening in Dubrovnik, the 'Pearl of the Adriatic'.

Admire the natural wonder of Kotor Bay's stunning fjord and enjoy a tour of Corfu and the historical sites of Katakolon, Pylos and Monemvasia. Call at the tranquil refuge of Hydra before a two-night hotel stay in Athens to explore the city's remarkable sites including the Acropolis.

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Dalmatia and Ancient Greece Itinerary

Days 1-2 - UK - Venice (Italy)

Embark Aegean Odyssey in Venice for an overnight stay in the city of romance. The following morning enjoy a tour of the city with highlights including St Mark’s Square, the Campanile, the Basilica and the 14th-century Doge's Palace or join the optional tour of the famous glass-making island of Murano and colourful Burano.

Day 3 - Urbino

Perched high above stunning countryside the walled town of Urbino was the birthplace of Raphael. Enjoy a full day tour which showcases the town's main sights, including the Palazzo Ducale and the magnificent Duomo.

Day 4 - Split (Croatia)

Tour the town of Split including the amazing Palace of Diocletian, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or join the optional excursion to the town of Salona, home to the most important Roman excavations in Croatia, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Trogir.

Day 5 - Korcula - Dubrovnik

The pine-forested island of Korcula is said to be the birthplace of Marco Polo, and the guided walking tour goes past his family home as well as discovering more of the splendid Venetian architecture (2017 only). Sail past the beautiful islands of Hvar and Brac en-route to Dubrovnik for a leisurely evening ashore.

Day 6 - Dubrovnik - Kotor Bay (Montenegro)

Join the walking tour of the majestic walled city of Dubrovnik, the 'Pearl of the Adriatic' and uncover this UNESCO World Heritage Site's wonderful treasures. Admire its beautiful Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains and explore the Dominican Monastery, the Franciscan Monastery, Sponza Palace and Onofriou’s Fountain. Next enjoy sailing past the stunning fjord of Kotor Bay in Montenegro.

Day 7 - Sarande (Albania, 2017 only) - Corfu (Greece)

Sail to Corfu for a guided tour of Corfu's Byzantine treasures. In 2017, visit Sarande in Albania before sailing to Corfu.

Day 8 - Katakolon - Pylos

Enjoy a trip to the idyllic setting of Ancient Olympia where the first Olympic Games took place in 776 BC. Cruise the Ionian Sea to Pylos for a relaxing evening ashore.

Day 9 - Pylos

Explore the ancient history of Pylos with a choice of tours. Uncover the secrets of the castles of southern Greece with visits to the castle of Niokastro, one of the most well preserved castles in Greece, and the Venetian castle of Methoni. Or travel to Messini, one of the best-preserved archaeological sites in Greece which dates back to 146BC, and view the impressive Arcadian Gate, an almost-intact theatre, the ruins of a 3rd-century temple and a Byzantine monastery.

Day 10 - Monemvasia - Hydra

Monemvasía is a castle town dating back to the 6th century that has been called the Gibraltar of Greece. Join the morning tour of the narrow streets and visit the 13th-century Church of Christos Elkomenos, home to several Byzantine icons. Perhaps climb up to the 13th-century ethereal Agia Sofia, a domed octagonal church with original wall paintings, for spectacular views. In the afternoon the charming island of Hydra is a tranquil refuge for relaxing in the sun.

Days 11-12 - Athens

Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to the hotel for a 2-night stay. Enjoy a morning tour to the Acropolis with its sweeping views of Athens and visit the wonderful Acropolis Museum where glass floors allow an extraordinary perspective of the excavations of layers of Greek history that lie below. The following day, enjoy time at leisure to explore fascinating sites such as the ancient Agora and National Archaeological Museum.

Day 13 - Athens - UK

Transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 10-night full board cruise
  • 2-night hotel stay in Athens
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Wine, beer or soft drinks with dinner on board
  • Guided shore excursions
  • Lecture programme with expert guest speakerss

Price Does Not Include

  • Additional optional shore excursions
  • Beverages (other than those included with dinner)
  • Beauty and spa treatments, laundry, internet, telephone

Special Features

  • Evening sail from Venice
  • Explore the beautiful Dalmatian coast
  • Cruise through scenic Kotor Bay
  • Explore ancient Olympia
  • Two-night hotel stay in Athens
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