Embark Star Flyer in Piraeus, the port for Athens, to begin this memorable voyage to the historic Greek islands, Sicily and Malta.
Discover the pretty town of Nafplio, overlooked by the impressive Palamidi fortress, before sailing to the old walled fortress town of Monemvasia with its cobbled streets, superb views and 12th-century Byzantine church.
Explore the picturesque town of Pilos which was a significant kingdom in Mycenean Greece then discover Sicily’s timeless beauty on calls to pretty Taormina and the delightful town of Syracuse. Gozo boasts a spectacular coastline and some of the best diving opportunities in the Mediterranean.
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Greece and Sicily Itinerary
Day 1 - Piraeus (Greece)
Embark Star Flyer in Piraeus.
Day 2 - Nafplio
Visit Nafplio which is argubaly one of Greece's prettiest towns which is overlooked by the impressive Palamidi fortress. Discover the magnificent Venetian houses and neoclassical mansions or shop in the upmarket boutiques.
Day 3 - Monemvasia
This perfectly preserved ancient walled town is connected to the Peloponnese mainland by a causeway. The maze of medieval streets and twisting alleys lead up to the 12th-century Byzantine church of Aghia Sophia, and to the fortress which defended the enclave from assaults by Normans, Catalans and pirates.
Day 4 - Pilos
Picturesque Pilos has a huge natural harbour surrounded by pine-covered hills. Perhaps visit the Mycenean Palace of Nestor and the archaeological museum in nearby Chora, or take a boat trip to the lighthouse at the entrance of the bay of Navarino.
Day 5 - At sea
Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.
Day 6 - Taormina (Sicily)
Taormina is full of culture, history and shopping opportunities. For pastry shops and upmarket Italian designer boutiques, go to Corso Umberto, or for exquisite views of the sea and Mount Etna, visit the much-photographed Greek amphitheatre. There is a cable car from Taormina down to Mazzaro Bay and the nature reserve of Isola Bella.
Day 7 - Syracuse
Syracuse’s timeless beauty is a delight to behold; a labyrinth of medieval lanes leads to the sparkling blue sea and ancient Greek ruins rising from fragrant lemon orchards are a window into the fascinating history of the Mediterranean.
Day 8 - Gozo (Malta)
Admire the Baroque churches, impressive forts and spectacular coastline of Gozo, an island steeped in myth. This is one of the Mediterranean's best diving spots with reefs, underwater caves and shipwrecks to explore.
Day 9 - Valletta
Disembark Star Flyer in Valletta.
For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.