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.
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.
From Athens cruise to the sacred island of Delos, birthplace of Achilles, then relax on the waterfront in beautiful Mykonos. During this voyage you will also witness a traditional Orthodox Easter with a host of festivities and enjoy the spectacular views of Akrotiri and Oia in Santorini.
This unforgettable voyage sails between the great cities of Venice and Athens. Along the way enjoy the dramatic scenery of Kotor Bay, cruise along the coast of Dalmatia, visit the sites of ancient Olympia, Monemvasia and the carless idyll of Hydra, one of Greece’s most charming islands.
Step ashore on the sacred island of Delos, birthplace of Achilles, before relaxing on the waterfront in beautiful Mykonos. In Crete learn more about another legendary destination, the Minotaur’s Labyrinth, hidden beneath the Palace of Knossos, and visit the Acropolis of Lindos in Rhodes, or the wonders of the island’s capital. Explore the Minoan site of Akrotiri, wonderfully well-preserved beneath volcanic ash, or take a tour of the island of Santorini to the beautiful village of Oia and the Argyros wine estate for a tasting.