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Athens & Turkish Treasures

  • Departure Date21 Jul 2024
  • Oceania Cruises Vista
  • 12 Nights Cruise & Stay
  • Prices From £3,739 per person

Itinerary

  • Stay 2 nights in Athens
  • Athens
  • Santorini
  • Heraklion
  • Bodrum
  • Antalya
  • Limassol
  • Marmaris
  • Kusadasi
  • Bozcaada Island, Turkey
  • Istanbul

Indulge in the ultimate luxurious cruise and stay for an extraordinary journey that combines the timeless allure of Greece and Turkey. Begin your adventure with two unforgettable nights in Athens, where history and modernity seamlessly blend. Then, set sail to discover iconic destinations, from the mesmerising landscapes of Santorini and the rich heritage of Heraklion to the vibrant bazaars of Bodrum and the ancient wonders of Antalya. As the voyage continues, you'll experience the cultural mosaic of Limassol, the serene beauty of Marmaris, and the enchanting allure of Kusadasi. Be captivated by the tranquil charm of Bozcaada Island and culminate your voyage in the awe-inspiring city of Istanbul. Savour the finest cuisine at sea, unwind in luxurious accommodations, and soak in the stunning Mediterranean vistas, making this cruise an unforgettable journey.

Highlights

  • Exclusive Savings of up to £3100 per couple
  • FREE Athens Stay
  • Simply More: Champagne, Wine & More, $400 Shore Excursion Credit, Unlimited WiFi & Gourmet Speciality Dining Included

What's Included?

  • Return flights from the UK (call for regional departures)
  • 2 night stay in Athens on bed & breakfast basis
  • 10 night cruise on board Vista on full board basis
  • Simply More: Champagne, Wine & More, $400 Shore Excursion Credit, Unlimited WiFi & Gourmet Speciality Dining Included
  • Transfers
  • Baggage Allowance

Prices From pp

Departure DateInteriorOceanviewBalconySuite
Jul 2024£3,739--£5,179

Price based on flying from London. Prices are subject to availability and may change out with our control. Flight supplements from regional airports will apply. For a live price for your chosen date, airport and hotels please call our Cruise Experts.

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Itinerary for Athens & Turkish Treasures

Day 1 - Fly UK to Athens / Enjoy Athens

Day 2 - Enjoy Athens

Day 3 - Embark on Oceania Vista in Athens

Climb up the magnificent Acropolis and stand in awe of the Parthenon, the beautiful temples and the view over Athens stretched out before you. See city highlights including the new and old Olympic stadiums. Journey to Cape Sounion and the temple of Poseidon overlooking the sea, or visit ancient Corinth and the narrow Corinth Canal cut through miles of solid rock.

Day 4 - Santorini

Visit the beautiful whitewashed hilltop towns of Oia and Fira and their breathtaking views of the caldera below. See the stunning artifacts in Fira's museum, including recent finds from the excavation of Akrotiri, thought by many to be the legendary city of Atlantis, or visit a winery. Stroll through the winding streets with fantastic views around every corner.

Day 5 - Heraklion

Visit the great Minoan ruins of the Palace of Knossos, famous as the home of the labyrinth where the Minotaur roamed, and the archaeological museum that houses many superb artifacts from the complex. Explore the stunning, mountain-fringed Lassithi plateau with its orchards, 7,000 windmills and ancient villages.

Day 6 - Bodrum

A playground for yachters, tourists and jet setters, modern Bodrum stands on the site of the ancient city of Halicarnassus. You can still see the foundations of the mausoleum, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, which was destroyed by earthquakes. The Knights of St. John used its stones to build Bodrum Castle, fascinating not only as a medieval monument but also for the Museum of Underwater Archaeology within its walls, which includes a display of the oldest known shipwreck.

Day 7 - Antalya

Discover this delightful ancient town and its many treasures, from the superb artifacts in the museum to Ottoman mansions, Byzantine churches and mosques, Hadrian's Gate, and the ancient Roman harbor now restored and alive with cafés and pleasure boats. Or head for the magnificent ruins of Perge and Aspendos and imagine the history of these cities, from Alexander to St. Paul and from the Romans to the Arabs. Stand in awe of the huge Roman theater and the crumbling aqueduct.

Day 8 - Limassol

Limassol is the jumping off point to explore the ancient riches of Cyprus. See ruins, majestic mountains and scenery, stunning beaches, and vast groves of lemons, oranges and olives. Visit Lemesos Castle, where Richard the Lionheart married Berengaria of Navarre, and its fascinating museum. Or stroll through ancient Curium and admire its stunning mosaics, theater, basilica and panoramic views over the sea. Venture inland to Nicosia and its wonders like the Cathedral of St. John, the Venetian fortifications, a restored old town and mosque, and the Cyprus Museum.

Day 9 - Marmaris

Turkey's most notable beach resort, Marmaris has a chic and tony 'Riviera' feel to it. An elegant, palm-lined promenade weaves its way around the shoreline, while the marina plays host to a flotilla of gleaming white yachts. Ancient and natural history are served up in Dalyan or discover a Turkish tradition with a visit to a hammam or Turkish bath.

Day 10 - Kusadasi

Meander through the ruins of ancient Ephesus and marvel at the famed Library of Celsus, the huge amphitheater, the marble roads with their chariot marks, the amazing mosaic sidewalks and the superb, rarely opened Terrace Houses. Or journey to three monumental cities of antiquity - Priene, Miletus and Didyma - renowned for their majestic temples and impressive, beautifully preserved stadiums.

Day 11 - Bozcaada Island, Turkey

Tenedos, or Bozcaada in Turkish, is an island of Turkey in the northeastern part of the Aegean Sea. Administratively, the island constitutes the Bozcaada district of Çanakkale province. With an area of 39.9 km² it is the third largest Turkish island after Imbros and Marmara.

Day 12 - Istanbul

Indulge your eyes and senses in this magnificent city astride two continents. Visit beautiful Topkapi Palace, the awesome Hagia Sophia and the impressive Blue Mosque. Cruise the Bosphorus to see the city and its surroundings from another perspective. Visit one of the many museums or stroll through the spice market and the famous Grand Bazaar.

Istanbul, disembark & fly UK

Indulge your eyes and senses in this magnificent city astride two continents. Visit beautiful Topkapi Palace, the awesome Hagia Sophia and the impressive Blue Mosque. Cruise the Bosphorus to see the city and its surroundings from another perspective. Visit one of the many museums or stroll through the spice market and the famous Grand Bazaar.

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