Island Life in Ancient Greece | September 5 – 13, 2019
Travel to the cradle of Western civilization and the classical world, exploring the iconic jewels, legendary and mythical places of Ancient Greece. This spectacular voyage calls on Santorini, Delos, Mykonos, Pátmos, Rhodes, and the Peloponnese peninsula—ancient destinations steeped in myth and history—and offers opportunities to visit nine magnificent UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Cruise aboard the specially-chartered Five-Star Le Bouganville. Featuring only 92 Suites and Staterooms, this elegant small ship is able to sail into ports inaccessible to larger vessels. 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 cliffs. Walk through the Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus, where the history of Hellenic and Roman early healing practices is engraved onto exquisitely preserved stelai, or inscribed stone slabs, and the Theater’s exemplary acoustics still reverberate today.
Learn more about contemporary Greek island life during the ISLAND LIFE® FORUM, where you will meet and interact with local residents. Enjoy guided tours in these storied destinations and traditional Greek villages, with time at leisure to encounter their mysteries and delights at your own pace. Aegean historian Eleni Zachariou will accompany us and share her extensive knowledge and expertise of the islands, classical art and architecture, and the peoples of her native Greece.