7-Day Escape To Greece
One of the few destinations on earth that boasts a history of over 5,000 years, Greece brings you a combination of rich culture, archeology, natural beauty, and cuisine. Whether it is your first time to the Mediterranean or one of your favorite places to visit, this sailing will be full of new discoveries for everyone.
7-Day Escape To Greece
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One of the few destinations on earth that boasts a history of over 5,000 years, Greece brings you a combination of rich culture, archeology, natural beauty, and cuisine. Whether it is your first time to the Mediterranean or one of your favorite places to visit, this sailing will be full of new discoveries for everyone. Bring along your pastor for an indepth study of Paul’s ministry.
Ports of Call Include:
Fly in to – Piraeus (Athens), Greece – Piraeus has been the port for Athens since 482 BC. The busy harbor is filled with ferries and cruise ships making their way to the Greek Islands and other Mediterranean cities. The busy metropolis of Athens and its treasure trove of antiquities lie just a few miles from the port. Even as the reality of the modern city took hold, with its high-rise apartments, crowded sidewalks and bustling traffic, the beauty of the Acropolis, the outstanding museums, charming cafés, sidewalk markets and startling views come together in a cultural mosaic for all to enjoy.
Rhodes, Greece – Best known of the Dodecanese Islands, Rhodes is a fascinating architectural patchwork of her past. Here the legacy of the ancient Greeks mingles with that of besieging Turks, crusading knights, and occupying Italians. Twin bronze deer, the symbol of Rhodes, guard the Mandraki Harbor where the 100-foot Colossus is said to have stood, a wonder of the ancient world. The medieval Crusader City is dominated by the Palace of the Grand Masters, while cobbled streets lead to the bustling bazaar and a lively harbor that is a center of the international yachting scene.
Mykonos, Greece – The quintessential Greek island of Mykonos is marked by whitewashed houses, domed churches, imposing windmills, and a labyrinth of winding streets designed to disorient pirates. Everywhere there is a dash of bright, bold blue – doors, shutters and window frames, sea and sky. The harbor bustles with colorful fishing boats, vendors selling fish and locals gathered with visitors in the casual seaside cafes. The port even comes with two beloved mascots, the pelicans Petros and Irini.
Pátmos, Greece – Deserted for centuries because of constant raids by pirates and the Turks, this tiny arid island was first settled in 1088 when the Emperor of Constantinople made it a gift to the monk Christodoulos Latrnos so that he could establish a monastery in honor of St. John the Divine on the site. Patmos has been a place of scholarship and religious enlightenment ever since. Today this modern pilgrimage site is a quiet respite from the tourist havens many other Greek isles have become.
Paphos (Palaipafos), Cyprus – Paphos, inhabited since Neolithic times, was the capital of Cyprus during the Hellenistic and Roman periods. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to the famous Dionysus mosaics, renowned throughout the Mediterranean. You’ll visit the House of Dionysus to see these marvelous mosaics, which were unearthed during the excavation of a Roman nobleman’s villa. The extensive complex of buildings is adorned with beautiful mosaic floors, mostly depicting scenes from Greek mythology with a few Roman legends and characters.
Thíra (Santoríni), Greece – “Thira, the Wild Island” and “Kalliste, the Fairest One” – all terms of endearment for this seductive, volcanic Greek island in the Sea of Crete. Extraordinary for its black sand beaches and sheer limestone cliffs, Santorini also showcases remnants of the Phoenician, Spartan, and Minoan cultures, which fell under the island’s spell – an unvarying, irresistible lure that continues to this day. Fira, the picturesque, pedestrian-only capital, is reached from the seaport via a short cable car ride that offers thrilling views as you ascend.
Spétsai, Nisos Spétsai (Spetses), Greece – Nicknamed “The Isle of the Aromas”, Spetsai is a delight to all of the senses. The island’s historic old town is a yachtsman’s paradise, boasting a stunning harbor, quaint shops and some of the finest restaurants in the Saronic Gulf. The rest of the island is relatively unpopulated and is ringed by a single road, along which you can travel in a horse-drawn carriage. As you pass by quiet, rolling hills, be sure to pause at one of the many quiet coves along the way to refresh yourself with a dip into the cerulean waters. Fly out and back to the United States.
Seabourn Ovation – Introducing Seabourn Ovation, the sister-ship to the already prestigious Seabourn Encore. The Ovation represents another welcome stage in the evolution of small ship cruising, which Seabourn pioneered and has consistently expanded and enriched for all of our small ship cruises. Both ships will deliver a wealth of new concepts, a fresh vision, and a host of illuminating ideas to delight the world’s most discerning travelers.
Veranda Suite (OB) – Total inside space of between 246 and 302 square feet plus one veranda of between 68 and 83 square feet. Guaranteed Suite: For this option we select the location and specific suite for you, and notify you prior to departure. Guests are guaranteed to be assigned a suite in the category selected or higher.
**All Veranda Suites feature:
A full-length window
Glass door to private veranda
Comfortable living area
Queen-size bed or two twin beds
Dining table for two
Interactive flat-screen television
Fully stocked bar and refrigerator
Spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower
*Wheelchair accessible suites are roll-in shower only.
Earth & Ocean – Each evening, our chefs create an array of fresh, inventive dishes from around the world, served in a relaxed setting under the stars.
Marina Day – Enjoy a fun-filled beach day with unlimited access to the watersports of your choosing including kayaks, pedal boats, banana boats, paddleboards, waterskis and more, some launching directly from the ship’s unique retractable marina platform. Spend the day being as adventurous or relaxed as you feel and let us take care of your every need, either way.
TravelKatz would love to help you plan your next Greek Cruise. Call us at 352-277-7300 or chat on the website – www.travelkatz.com anytime.