A Greek Odyssey

from 

AU$11,825

per person
 
Duration: 23 Nights
Destination: Istanbul, Turkey
Region: Mediterranean
Deal Code: PA18CMWR

 

 

Description

Ancient ruins, white-washed walls, blindingly blue skies, and even bluer waters. Greece is truly the stuff of myths and legends. We depart from one of the world’s truly great cities, Istanbul, where you can visit the Hagia Sophia Mosque, once the greatest church in Christendom, or lose yourself in thousands of shops and 60 streets of the Grand Bazaar, one of the oldest and largest covered markets in the world.

Next, in the off-the-beaten-path but extraordinarily beautiful Kavala, find a spot under a straw-thatched umbrella on one of the city’s treasured beaches, or walk to the top of the Byzantine castle built in 1425 that sits like a crown atop the city. History buffs will enjoy a late-night stay in Thessaloniki, the cultural capital of Greece and home to 15 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

From there, we enjoy another late stay in one of the country’s prettiest cities, Volos. Visit the six magical monasteries of Meteora, carved high atop giant rock columns, and tap into the mystique, peace, and harmony of this ethereal setting. In the medieval city of Rhodes, we stay late so you can walk the streets of Old Town Rhodes at night, an absolute pleasure without the daytime crowds. 

An overnight in vibrant and cosmopolitan Mykonos gives you time to stroll along the maze-like cobblestone streets exploring artists’ shops and enjoying a glass or two of ouzo, or embark on an excursion to the uninhabited island Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Athens, Europe’s oldest city, there are spectacular ruins aplenty to explore, such as the Parthenon.

From Athens we’ll head to Kusadasi, Turkey, for a late-night stay where you’ll enjoy plenty of time to explore the ancient attractions in Ephesus, including the Library of Celsus, the Odeon, and the marble Arcadian Street.

During your late night in Santorini, set aside time to indulge in its panoramic views and a glass of naturally sweet vinsanto—a pairing we promise will please your palate. With a history that dates back to the 9th century, it’s a good thing you have a late stay and lots of time to discover Heraklion. 

During a late stay in Zakynthos, make the trip to Shipwreck Beach, a crescent-shaped beach surrounded by rock walls looking out to clear turquoise waters. It can only be accessed by boat, but is well worth the trip. We stay late in Corfu, perfect for taking your time meandering the maze-like cobblestone streets of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Old Town.

We conclude our epic journey in one of the world’s most captivating cities, Venice, where we encourage you to stay and explore the world-famous canals and storied architecture.


Your Fly, Stay & Cruise Package Includes:

  • $1500 flight credit
  • 1 night in Istanbul including breakfast
  • 10 night cruise onboard Azamara Quest, Istanbul to Athens
  • 11 night cruise onboard Azamara Quest, Athens to Venice
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues plus select standard drinks, beers & wines, bottled water, soft drinks, gratuities + more
  • 1 nights accommodation in Venice
  • Private transfers throughout
  • Port charges, fees & gratuities onboard your cruises

Pricing is per person twin share and based on travel 12 September – 05 October 2023

**Single traveller pricing available. Please speak to one of our travel consultants for more details


10 night Greece Intensive Itinerary

Date

Itinerary

Arrive

Depart

13 Sep 23

Istanbul, Turkey - EMBARK

-

5.00 pm

14 Sep 23

Kepez, (Troy/Gallipoli), Turkey

8.00 am

4.00 pm

15 Sep 23

Kavala, (Philippi), Greece

8.00 am

8.00 pm

16 Sep 23

Thessaloniki, Greece

8.00 am

8.00 pm

17 Sep 23

Volos, (Meteora), Greece

7.30 am

8.00 pm

18 Sep 23

At Sea

-

-

19 Sep 23

Rhodes, (Lindos), Greece

8.00 am

10.00 pm

20 Sep 23

Amorgos, Greece

9.30 am

6.00 pm

21 Sep 23

Paros, Greece

8.00 am

3.30 pm

21 Sep 23

Mykonos, Greece

8.00 am

Overnight

22 Sep 23

Mykonos, Greece

8.00 pm

6.00 pm

23 Sep 23

Piraeus, (Athens), Greece - DISEMBARK

5.00 am

-

 

11 night Greece Intensive Itinerary

Date

Itinerary

Arrive

Depart

23 Sep 23

Piraeus, (Athens), Greece - EMBARK

-

5.00 pm

24 Sep 23

Syros, Greece

8:00 am

5:00 pm

25 Sep 23

Kusadasi, (Ephesus), Turkey

8:00 am

8:00 pm

26 Sep 23

Patmos, Greece

8:00 am

8:00 pm

27 Sep 23

Santorini, Greece

8:00 am

9.30 pm

28 Sep 23

Heraklion, (Iraklion), Greece

8:00 am

8.00 pm

29 Sep 23

Monemvasia, Greece

8:00 am

6.00 pm

30 Sep 23

Zakynthos, Greece

9.00 am

8.00 pm

01 Oct 23

Corfu, Greece

8.00 am

8.00 pm

02 Oct 23

At Sea

-

-

03 Oct 23

Venice, Italy

8.00 am

Overnight

04 Oct 23

Venice, Italy - DISEMBARK

-

-

 

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Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest inside category available at the time.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 01 September 2021 and can be withdrawn without notice. Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated.  Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included.  Air credit is applicable on airline of choice, subject to availability and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.