This spectacular voyage offers opportunities to visit nine magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Call on Crete, Santorini, Delos, Mykonos, Pátmos and medieval Rhodes—islands steeped in myth and history. Visit the extraordinary scenic wonder of Meteora, where 24 Orthodox monasteries, built in the 14th and 15th centuries, are perched high atop soaring natural sandstone pinnacles, and walk through one of the most legendary sites in all of antiquity—the Palace of Minos at Knossos, where, in Greek mythology, heroic Theseus conquered the Minotaur.
Complementary alcoholic & nonalcoholic beverages are included throughout the cruise!
Frequent study leader and historian, John Meffert is a long-time proponent of preservation. As former director of the National Trust’s Southern Office, John now serves as a consultant on heritage conservation services in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, where he has also served as the director of the Preservation Society of Charleston preserving the historic resources of the city.
1 Depart the U.S.
2 Athens, Greece/Embark LeLapérouse
3 Volos for Meteora
6 Rhodes/Lindos Optional Excursion
7 Heraklion for Knossos, Crete
9 Athens/Disembark ship/Return to the U.S.