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Classic

According to Greek mythology, Perseus founded Mycenae. He used Cyclopes to build the citadel walls so that no human could move them. The earliest mention of the city appears in Homer’s works. Join us for a tour of this fascinating center of Greek civilization and former military stronghold. Notable curiosities include the Lion Gate access way and the circular burial areas. The ruins are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as they played a vital role in the development of Classical Greece from the 15th to 12th centuries BC. The Mycenaean culture is the source of ancient epics and legends such as the labors of Hercules, the Trojan War, and Agamemnon’s tragic life and death. We’ll then continue on to Nafplio, founded by the son of Poseidon as recounted in Greek mythology. Have fun discovering this charming, romantic city dominated by the Palamidi Fortress high on the hill. We’ll also see the Bourtzi Castle, built by an Italian engineer in 1473, just off the coast of the city.

PLEASE NOTE

  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.

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This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises
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From Dubrovnik to AthensThe Bay of Kotor, the Meteora, and the Corinth Canal

DUBROVNIK - KOTOR - IGOUMENITSA - PATRAS - ITEA - CORINTH - ATHENS

Set sail from Croatia for Montenegro and the singular Bay of Kotor. The adventure continues in Greece at the imposing Meteora monasteries perched high on the summit of massive columns. Explore fascinating antique ruins in Delphi and Olympia, the location of the first Olympics. Top this all off with a passage through the Corinth Canal to reach Athens, where the Acropolis awaits.

Next departures:  10/02/2025
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From Athens to Dubrovnik The Corinth Canal, the Meteora and The Bay of Kotor (port-to-port cruise)

ATHENS - CORINTH - ITEA - PATRAS - IGOUMENITSA - KOTOR - DUBROVNIK

Set sail from Athens for a cruise to the most beautiful sites in Greece. After the extraordinary experience passing through the Corinth Canal, explore antique ruins in Delphi and Olympia, the location of the first Olympics. Visit the splendidly preserved Meteora monasteries perched high on the summit of massive columns. Top it all off with Montenegro and the singular Bay of Kotor before heading to the final port of call in Dubrovnik.

Next departures:  06/26/2024
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9 Days
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From Dubrovnik to Athens

DUBROVNIK - DURRES - IGOUMENITSA - PATRAS - CORINTH - ATHENS

Discover all the must-see sites during this cruise. Our first stop brings you to Albania's vibrant capital, Tirana. Next, we'll head towards Greece and its legendary archaeological sites of Olympia and myth-infused Mycenae. The turquoise sea surrounds three sides of the charming city of Nafplio—the first capital of modern Greece. And, of course, we'll visit the superb Acropolis in Athens.

A truly interesting destination on this cruise is the splendidly preserved Meteora monasteries perched high on the summit of massive columns. Our ship also brings you through the Corinth Canal's two majestic cliffs to the Aegean Sea.

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7 Days
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