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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Adriatic and Aegean Allure

Sail the glistening waters of the Adriatic and Aegean on this superb luxury cruise, with highlights including lively Mykonos, the beautiful Croatian city of Split, and an overnight stop in enchanting Venice

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12 nights from £2589pp

Luxury Holiday
  • Mykonos
  • Ephesus
  • Patmos
  • Chania
  • Ravenna
  • Venice

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Discover a wealth of pristine scenery, and reminders of the Greco-Roman Era, Middle Ages and Renaissance on this superb voyage to the highlights of the Adriatic and Aegean.

Meander along Mykonos' winding streets past whitewashed houses, and stand beneath the iconic windmills, before cruising to Kusadasi, gateway to the ancient ruins of Ephesus. Explore picturesque Patmos, home to the Cave of the Apocalypse and the Monastery of St John, and discover Turkey's most notable beach resort, Marmaris.

Take the opportunity to visit Chania's museums which document its rich history and folklore, and perhaps visit ancient Olympia from Katakolon. Admire the temples, altars and treasuries, and stand on the ground where ancient athletes practiced before competing. The Greek island of Corfu boats incredible scenery, while the Croatian city of Split is renowned for the UNESCO-listed Diocletian Palace.

Continue to pretty Ravenna, once the western capital of the Roman Empire and home to an incredible eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, most of them early Christian mosaics. Discover the Habsburg grandeur of Rijeka, and enjoy an overnight stop in enchanting Venice, a city famous for its canals, bridges and opulent palazzi.

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Adriatic and Aegean Allure Itinerary

Day 1 - Athens (Greece)

Embark your ship in Athens.

Day 2 - Mykonos

Enjoy wandering through the narrow, winding streets of this delightful seaside village with its whitewashed houses, flowers and brightly painted shutters and doors. Stand beneath the windmills on the hill. Perhaps visit the archaeological museum and an old bakery still using a 15th century wood-burning stove.

Day 3 - Kusadasi (Turkey)

Take the opportunity to meander through the ruins of ancient Ephesus and marvel at the famed Library of Celsus, the huge amphitheater, the marble roads with their chariot marks, the amazing mosaic sidewalks and the superb, rarely opened Terrace Houses. Or journey to three monumental cities of antiquity - Priene, Miletus and Didyma - renowned for their majestic temples and impressive, beautifully preserved stadiums.

Day 4 - Patmos (Greece)

Since John the Apostle wrote the Book of Revelations here, Patmos - the "Jerusalem of the Aegean" - is hallowed ground, with hundreds of churches that attest to the fact. One of the island's chief attractions is the Cave of the Apocalypse, where St. John is said to have lived during his exile. The other is the Monastery of St. John, adorned with frescoes dating back to the 12th century. Some of the more popular secular activities revolve around the island's lovely beaches shaded by tamarisk trees and walking Patmos' many country trails, which are often donkey paths.

Day 5 - Marmaris (Turkey)

Turkey's most notable beach resort, Marmaris has a chic 'Riviera' feel to it. An elegant, palm-lined promenade weaves its way around the shoreline, while the marina plays host to a flotilla of gleaming white yachts. Ancient and natural history are served up in Dalyan or discover a Turkish tradition with a visit to a hammam or Turkish bath.

Day 6 - Chania

Chania wears its past on its sleeve. Spend the day in museums, from those uncovering the ancient history buried beneath the rocky soil to those celebrating Greece’s magnificent maritime history and the region’s unique folklore. Or head to the 16th-century Arkadi Monastery, a pilgrimage site that is a symbol of Cretan resistance.

Day 7 - Katakolon

Take the opportunity to visit ancient Olympia where the Olympic Games began in 776 B.C. and stroll around this deserted sanctuary, admiring the temples, altars and treasuries, and stand on the ground where ancient athletes practiced before competing. Or enjoy a pleasant drive through the countryside past quaint villages to a local vineyard and sample the wines.

Day 8 - Corfu

Immerse yourself in this island of glorious scenery and beaches, serene monasteries, beautiful palaces, traditional mountain towns and Corfu's lovely old Venetian quarter. Or visit the ornate Achilleion Palace, built by Empress Sissi of Austria and filled with dramatic sculptures of the Greek hero Achilles.

Day 9 - Split (Croatia)

Sometime around 300 A.D., Roman Emperor Diocletian built his retirement palace on one of the loveliest spots on the Adriatic Sea. Today his palace has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the heart of Split, the city that grew up around it. Split is now Croatia's second largest city, and much of it sits on a beautiful peninsula on the island of Ciovo, a jewel on the Dalmatian Coast. Many intriguing relics from the Roman, Greek colonial and Medieval periods can be found in Split's archaeological museum, which was founded in 1820, making it Croatia's oldest museum. One of the top outdoor attractions is the green oasis of Marjan Forest Park with its Split Zoo. There are also plenty of fine beaches nearby.

Day 10 - Ravenna (Italy)

Once the western capital of the Roman Empire, Ravenna boasts an incredible eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, most of them early Christian mosaics. The oldest, most breathtaking mosaics are in the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia. The tomb of the revered Italian poet Dante within the Dante Museum is also well worth a visit.

Day 11 - Rijeka (Croatia)

The principal seaport and third largest city in Croatia, Rijeka charms with its Habsburg grandeur and multitude of cultural offerings. For marvelous views of the city and the surrounding river valley, visit the 13th-century Trsat Castle and explore its bastions and ramparts. Perhaps take a stroll along the Korzo, the city’s main promenade, which showcases the full splendor of its Austro-Hungarian architecture and rich history, including the distinctive City Tower. Pause at St. Vitus’ Cathedral, which was modeled after the famous Venetian church of Santa Maria della Salute and is the only Baroque rotunda of monumental proportions in Croatia.

Day 12 - Venice (Italy)

Savor the majestic beauty of this amazing city, renowned for its canals, bridges, opulent palazzi and elegant churches lining the route. Perhaps discover Venice's secret quarters down narrow alleys opening into spacious campos, or admire the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. Maybe visit lovely Burano and the glass factories on Murano, or enjoy the scenic countryside with its stunning Palladian villas.

Day 13 - Venice (Italy)

Disembark your ship in Venice.

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

Price Includes

  • 12-night full board cruise
  • Top-class cuisine in choice of open-seating dining options
  • Unlimited soft drinks, bottled water, coffee, tea and juices
  • 24-hour room service
  • Cruise-related government fees and taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Excursions
  • Alcoholic beverages, packages available - please contact us for details
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