Shores of the Aegean


First Timers Cruises, click for details Cruise 597   Map
Greece, Turkey
26 Aug-9 Sep 2001
15 days

Fares from £3215
THEMED CRUISE: Wine & Marine Biology
Sample the wines of the area with our expert, Maggie McNie, Master of Wine, who will also give an overview of wine production in the area. Explore the underwater world with our marine biologist.
Cruise 597 Itinerary
Sun 26 Aug    London - Thessaloniki
Fly from London to Thessaloniki to join Minerva.
Mon 27 Aug    Thessaloniki
Explore the lively town on your own or join our visit to the Royal Tombs at Vergina.
Tue 28 Aug    Mount Athos - Thasos * - Limnos
After close cruising Mount Athos peninsula, we arrive at the lovely, verdant island of Thasos. Sail early evening to Limnos.
Wed 29 Aug    Limnos - Mythemna *
Relax on a sandy beach this morning before sailing to the island of Lesbos, where we anchor off the enchanting port of Mythemna.
Thu 30 Aug    Mythemna * - Mytilene
We close cruise around the island to the capital Mytilene where we visit beautiful Kastro, the Byzantine foundation of emperor Justinian.
Fri 31 Aug    Mykonos
Explore this pretty town independently, or enjoy the crystal blue waters of the Aegean Sea.
Sat 1 Sep    Piraeus
Our sightseeing of Athens includes the famous Acropolis and the superb National Archaeological Museum.
Sun 2 Sep    Nauplion
This afternoon we visit the hilltop city of Mycenae or Epidaurus which has the best-preserved theatre in Greece.
Mon 3 Sep    Monemvasia *
This unique medieval town is the home of the ancient Malmesy wine and is spectacularly sited on a tiny rocky peninsula.
Tue 4 Sep    Paros - Santorini *
Discover the islandís beautiful capital Paroikia before sailing into the stunning volcanic caldera of Santorini.
Wed 5 Sep    Santorini *
Explore the pretty town of Thera independently this afternoon or drive inland to sample some of islandís popular wines.
Thu 6 Sep    Rhodes
We spend a full day here to enjoy a walking tour of the crusader town or visit to the dramatically located fortress of Lindos.
Fri 7 Sep    Samos *
Discover the green and mountainous island of Samos, home of many famous sweet wines. We also visit the Sanctuary of Hera.
Sat 8 Sep    Chios - Izmir
>From Chios we visit the medieval villages of Pirgi and Mesta or explore Nea Moni to see some of the finest Byzantine mosaics in Greece.
Sun 9 Sep    Izmir - London
A morning at leisure before flying to London.
* Land by shipís boat or local tender
 
Cruise 597
Cabin Grade: Price per
adult (£):
owner's suite Owners Suite 6430
suite Suite 6130
deluxe Deluxe 5230
superior Superior 4585
Standard two bed:
twin occupancy
A
deck outside A Deck outside 4285
A
deck outside aft A Deck outside aft 3985
B
deck outside B Deck outside 3900
B
deck outside aft B Deck outside aft 3640
A
deck inside A Deck inside 3300
B
deck inside B Deck inside 3215
Standard two bed:
single occupancy
A
deck outside A Deck outside 5999
A
deck outside aft A Deck outside aft 5579
B
deck outside B Deck outside 5460
B
deck outside aft B Deck outside aft 5096
A
deck inside A Deck inside 4290
B
deck inside B Deck inside 4180
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Rhodes



Santorini


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