Island Life in Ancient Greece and Turkey Aboard L’Austral
September 24 - October 2 , 2013
Cruise from Athens to Istanbul aboard the state-of-the-art, deluxe small ship M.S. L’AUSTRAL, launched in 2011. Meet local residents during the specially arranged VILLAGE FORUM™ for a personal perspective on the true character of the Aegean Sea’s maritime culture. Discover the very cradle of Western civilization during carefully designed, expert-led excursions, highlighted by the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the classical ruins of Delos, the Old Town of Rhodes, the Monastery of St. John on Pátmos and legendary Troy. Visit Mykonos, known for its iconic windmills and sugar-white cube houses. Enjoy panoramic views of Santorini’s caldera from a cable car. Stroll the marble-paved boulevards of Ephesus, the most spectacularly preserved Greco-Roman city in the world
Sept. 24 - Depart from the U.S.
Sept. 25 - Athens, Greece (Piraeus)/Embark M.S. L’AUSTRAL
Sept. 26 - Delos/Mykonos
Sept. 27 - Santorini
Sept. 28 -Rhodes
Sept. 29 - Pátmos
Sept. 30 - Ephesus, Turkey (Ku¸sadasi)
Oct. 1-Troy (Çanakkale)
Oct. 2 - Istanbul/Disembark M.S. L’AUSTRAL/Return to the U.S.
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