Explore the Dodecanese islands where time seems to have stood still, with natural wonders including underwater sea caves, beautiful sandy beaches and impressive mountains.
Sail from Athens to the remote island of Kastellorizo which is home to the famous Galazio Spilaio (Blue Cave) which is known worldwide for its stalactites that reflect the light. Head to Turkey for a visit to Fethiye where there is there chance to hike up to the Lycian Rock Tombs that are carved into the cliff face high above the town and offer amazing views.
In Symi multi-coloured neoclassical mansions line the port whilst Chalki is a peaceful, mountainous island that is relatively untouched by tourism. Take a step back in time on Milos with its spectacular caves, early Christian catacombs and prehistoric settlement in Fylakopi before heading back to Athens to conclude this unique Mediterranean cruise.
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Greece and Turkey Itinerary
Day 1 - Athens (Greece)
Embark ship in Athens.
Day 2 - At sea
Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.
Day 3 - Kastellorizo
The remote island of Kastellorizo is one of the smallest and prettiest islands in the Dodecanese. Colourful neoclassical mansions line the beautiful harbour and the red dome of the mosque contrasts with the deep blue sea. Nearby is the famous Galazio Spilaio (Blue Cave) which is known worldwide for its stalactites that reflect the light.
Day 4 - Fethiye (Turkey)
Fethiye has a lovely natural harbour, beautiful white sandy beaches and the famous Lycian Rock Tombs that are carved into the cliff face high above the town.
Day 5 - Symi (Greece)
Symi enjoys a uniquely elegant ambience, with multi-coloured neoclassical mansions lining the port.
Day 6 - Chalki
Chalki is a peaceful, mountainous island with highlights including an impressive clock tower, medieval St John castle and the tiny Byzantine monastery of St Panormitis.
Day 7 - Milos
Milos is home to spectacular caves, thermal springs and lovely villages. Historic sites to visit include the early Christian catacombs, the prehistoric settlement in Fylakopi and the mining museum.
Day 8 - Athens
Disembark ship in Athens.
For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.