The Greek mainland and its islands are at the centre of Voyages to Antiquity's programme. Our itineraries trace the history of this remarkable country from the earliest Mycenaean settlements and the rise of the Golden Age of Athens to the historical legacy of Venetian and Ottoman Empires. Our itineraries also ensure that you do not miss out on the extraordinary natural beauty that the Aegean has to offer: cruising the islands is one of the great experiences of travel. As the birthplace of so much of Western civilisation, Greece is a truly unique and inspiring place.
From the world-famous Acropolis, site of the Parthenon, to the monastery of Osios Loukas, the Greek amphitheatre of Epidauru and the Palace of Knossos, to the Acropolis of Lindos, and the sacred island of Delos, this voyage is Greek Island cruising at its very best.
Take an unforgettable journey between the two gems of art history Athens and Venice. Embark in Athens and explore Nauplia, Katakolon, Itea and Corfu before admiring the natural wonder of Kotor Bay, then sail to Dubrovnik and visit Diocletian’s massive mausoleum in Split. This voyage also includes a visit to the Italian city of Trieste and an overnight stay in Venice.
Start with an overnight in Venice and then cruise to the Renaissance treasures of Urbino and the charming Croatian ports of Split and Dubrovnik before heading back to Ancient Lecce. This voyage also includes visits to Corfu, Butrint, Taormina and Sorrento.
October is the ideal month to cross civilisations from Greece to the mysteries of the ancient Egyptians, when the autumn warmth is perfect for these magical ports-of-call. This voyage includes visits to Heraklion, Crete and Cairo before a visit to Rhodes.
A voyage from Athens to Malaga. Along the way visit the Minoan settlements of Akrotiri in Santorini and Knossos in Crete, as well as Catania, the Maltese capital of Valletta. Enjoy a walking tour of Sicily’s Greek and Roman ruins, and the Palatine Chapel and Cathedral in Palermo, before disembarking in Malaga or an optional 2-night hotel stay post-cruise.
As the year ends, the weather in India and the Red Sea is more in keeping with summer in northern Europe. It’s the ideal time to sail from the classical myths of mainland Greece, through the historically significant Suez Canal, to Jordan, Pharaonic Egypt and India.
See the Minoan settlements of Knossos in Crete and Akrotiri in Santorini. Enjoy a walking tour of Sicily’s Greek and Roman ruins, explore the Palatine Chapel and Cathedral in Palermo, Catania and the Maltese capital of Valletta, before disembarking in the Greek capital of Athens.
Enjoy the spectacular view of Akrotiri and Oia. During your voyage you will also witness a traditional Orthodox Easter with a host of Greek festivities. Explore the sacred island of Delos, then relax on the waterfront of beautiful Mykonos.
From Athens and Corfu to the natural wonder of Kotor Bay, Dubrovnik and Diocletian’s massive mausoleum in Split, this voyage also includes the magnificently well-preserved remains of Pompeii or Herculaneum, as well as our maiden visit to the legendary port of Sparta.