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

Malta and Greek Isles Discovery

Immerse yourself in the the ancient world as you discover the early empires of the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas on this brand new cruise from Valletta. Includes return flights from the UK and guided shore excursions

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • Rhodes Island
  • Athens
  • Santorini
  • Valletta

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Malta and Greek Isles Discovery Special Offer

Uncover a wealth of history on this incredible voyage showcasing the Mediterranean and Aegean.

Enjoy an overnight stop in Malta's fascinating capital, Valletta, a city with a wealth of churches and grand palaces with stunning marble interiors. Cruise the Ionian Sea to Kalamata, the second-largest city in the Peloponnese. It is the perfect base for exploring some impressive ancient sites, including the incredible Palace of Nestor dating back to the Mycenaean civilisation.

Spend an unforgettable two days in ancient Athens, known as the 'birthplace of democracy'. Enjoy a panoramic drive, passing the promenade at Mikrolimano Marina before entering the heart of the city. See the Panathenaic Stadium, the Temple of Zeus and the iconic Acropolis.

Visit the picture-postcard island of Santorini, famed for its whitewashed buildings that cascade down towering sea-facing cliffs, and discover Rhodes, the 'Island of Knights', which prospered from the wealth brought here from the Holy Land by the Knights of Malta. Head to Crete and call at Souda Bay, an important port since antiquity because of its natural harbor and location along Mediterranean trade routes.

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Malta and Greek Isles Discovery Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Valletta (Malta)

Fly from the UK to Valletta and embark your ship.

Day 2 - Valletta

Explore the humble facades of Malta’s churches and view grand palaces that hide extravagant interiors of marble, tapestries and paintings. During a stroll around the city’s walls and bastions, take in the magnificent bird’s-eye view over the spectacular Grand Harbor. At St. John’s Co-Cathedral, learn about the city’s ties to the Knights of Malta and their emergence as a military order during the Crusades. The legacy of Britain’s rule is evident across the island; while Malta remains a republic, the island today is a member state of the Commonwealth of Nations.

Day 3 - At sea

As you sail to your next port, spend the day savoring the amenities of your elegant ship. Indulge in Nordic-inspired treatments at The Spa or find your inner calm with some yoga on the Sports Deck. Tonight, dine on thoughtfully prepared cuisine that connects you to the flavors of the Mediterranean and watch a movie beneath the stars at the Main Pool.

Day 4 - Kalamata (Greece)

Discover the city of Kalamáta today, Messinia’s capital and the second-largest city in the Peloponnese. On the southern coast of Greece’s mainland, it is the perfect base to see some of the country’s most impressive ancient sites. During an included tour, visit the Palace of Nestor, an important center in Mycenaean times. Alternatively, join an optional tour to explore the ancient city of Messene and view its amphitheatre, old market and animal heads carved in stone. Or, view the Byzantine ruins of the City of Mystras, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Days 5-6 - Athens

Journey into ancient Athens via a panoramic drive, passing the promenade at Mikrolimano Marina as you enter the city’s heart. There, you will see the Hellenic Parliament, Syntagma (Constitution) Square, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Temple of Zeus and the iconic Acropolis. Explore the bustling Plaka District at the base of the Acropolis. Or, as an option, explore the interior of this UNESCO Site; climb 80 steps to the entrance for an unforgettable view of the Parthenon at its peak.

Day 7 - Santorini

Visit the picture-postcard isle of Santorini, famed for its whitewashed buildings that cascade down towering sea-facing cliffs. Once anchored, board a local boat for the island’s main port of Athinios. Ashore, head out to explore the capital of Thíra; its delightful cobblestone squares and charming streets date back to the early Bronze Age. Surrounding islets offer opportunities to experience the region’s natural volcanic splendor.

Day 8 - Rhodes

Discover the Old Town of Rhodes today. This “Island of Knights” prospered from the wealth brought here from the Holy Land by the Knights of Malta. Follow the Street of the Knights to the most imposing building in Rhodes—the Palace of the Grand Masters is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour this fascinating building, which was first a castle, and later, a royal palace. Or, opt to visit the charming village of Lindos and walk up to the Castle of Knights to view the striking remnants of the Temple of Athena Lindia.

Day 9 - Crete

Explore Souda Bay today, an important port since antiquity because of its natural harbor and location along Mediterranean trade routes. Discover the complicated and dramatic history of the Arkadi Monastery, a 16th-century fortress-like complex situated on a high plateau that once provided refuge for nearby townspeople, and visit the charming seaside fishing village of Rethymnon. Alternately, see the influences of former rulers such as the Venetians and Ottomans during a walking tour of Chania’s Old Town, once a major port city for the mysterious Minoan civilisation.

Day 10 - At sea

As you sail the Mediterranean Sea, relax in the serene Wintergarden and sample global teas or sip a pint from our craft beer selection. Or, visit The Library to read more about your favorite destinations.

Day 11 - Valletta - UK

Disembark your ship in Valletta and transfer to the airport for your 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
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Complimentary shore excursion in every port with a wide choice of optional extra excursions available
  • House wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Choice of dining options from casual to private dining and al fresco dining
  • 24-hour room service
  • Tea and coffee available 24 hours
  • Wi-fi throughout the ship
  • Gratuities
  • All port charges and government taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel insurance
  • Additional optional shore excursions

Additional Information

  • Included excursions:
  • Malta Scenic Drive
  • Palace of Nestor
  • Panoramic Athens and Archaeological Museum
  • Summits and Countryside
  • Rhodes Town Walk and Palace of the Grand Masters
  • Scenic Chania by Foot
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