Easter in Greece

Cruise 587
Cyprus, Turkey, Greece
8-22 Apr 2001
15 days

Fares from 2875
THEMED CRUISE: Natural History
Our natural historian will guide you through the wealth of natural flora and fauna.
Cruise 587 Itinerary
Sun 8 Apr   London - Larnaca
Fly from London to Larnaca to join Minerva.
Mon 9 Apr   Larnaca
Travel inland this morning to the capital of Nicosia to visit the Ayios Ioannis Cathedral and the Archaeological Museum, or join our natural history excursion to the Salt Lakes.
Tue 10 Apr   Iskenderun
This morning we visit Antakya, ancient Antioch, or the Hittite site of Karatepe.
Wed 11 Apr   Antalya
The Pamphylian city of Perge and the superb Roman theatre at Aspendos await us this afternoon.
Thu 12 Apr   At Sea
Relax by the pool or listen to our Speakers' talks.
Fri 13 Apr   Rhodes (Good Friday)
This year, the Greek and western Easters coincide so today we will experience the build up to Easter, the most important event in the Orthodox calendar. Our morning walking tour explores this historic and well-preserved Crusader town.
Sat 14 Apr   Piraeus
At this time of the year, the countryside will be carpeted with wildflowers and we will explore the wooded slopes of Mount Parnes with our botanical expert. We will also visit the world famous Acropolis.
Sun 15 Apr   Tinos - Patmos
On Easter Sunday, spend the morning on the holy island of Tinos followed by an evening ashore on nearby Patmos.
Mon 16 Apr   Patmos - Gulluk
Discover the influential Monastery of St John this morning, where it is believed that the Book of Revelation was written.
Tue 17 Apr   Gulluk - Kusadasi
Visit the Castle of St Peter and the tomb of Mausolus in the nearby town of Bodrum before enjoying a leisurely afternoon sailing to Kusadasi.
Wed 18 Apr   Kusadasi
This morning we discover the ancient city of Ephesus. Spend the afternoon exploring on your own or join our full-day supplementary excursion inland to the atmospheric ruins of Aphrodias and Nysa.
Thu 19 Apr   Dikili
Our excursion this afternoon is to ancient Pergamum, with its commandingly set Acropolis.
Fri 20 Apr   Canakkale *
Visit the emotive Gallipoli peninsula to see the Commonwealth memorials, or the famous site of Troy.
Sat 21 Apr   Istanbul
Minerva makes a fascinating approach towards Istanbul before visiting the major sites of this colourful and historic city.
Sun 22 Apr   Istanbul - London
Disembark Minerva for our return flight to London.
* Land by ship's boat or local tender
Cruise 587
Cabin Grade: Price per
adult ():
owner's suite Owners Suite 5755
suite Suite 5485
deluxe Deluxe 4680
superior Superior 4105
Standard two bed:
twin occupancy
A deck outside A Deck outside 3835
A deck outside aft A Deck outside aft 3565
B deck outside B Deck outside 3490
B deck outside aft B Deck outside aft 3260
A deck inside A Deck inside 2955
B deck inside B Deck inside 2875
Standard two bed:
single occupancy
A deck outside A Deck outside 5369
A deck outside aft A Deck outside aft 4991
B deck outside B Deck outside 4886
B deck outside aft B Deck outside aft 4564
A deck inside A Deck inside 3842
B deck inside B Deck inside 3738
Minerva deck plans
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