Nature and Civilization of Greece

  • During our stay, where we will spend three nights at the wonderful Anatolian Houses, a luxury hotel built out of the living rock, we will explore the rock dwellings, monasteries, churches and other sites.
  • We then travel to the coast, stopping first in Konya. From Konya, we will continue to the port city of Antalya, stopping on the way at two superb ancient sites Aspendos and Perge.
  • Our first stop will be Finike, our gateway to Myra, an ancient Lydian city with impressive remains and the Church of St. Nicholas.
  • Entering the Aegean Sea, we reach Rhodes, the island dedicated to Helios, the sun god, and site of the Colossus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
  • Kos, the birthplace of Hippocrates, the father of medicine; Kalimnos, known for its beautiful marine landscapes
  • Amorgos, one of the most attractive of the Cycladic islands and site of a spectacular 11th-century monastery that hangs from the side of a cliff
  • Santorini, perhaps the most unique island in the entire Mediterranean, that was home to a sophisticated society during the Bronze Age.
  • Conclude the cruise in Heraklion, on the great island of Crete, which was home to the brilliant Minoan civilization, the earliest civilization in Europe.
  • During our stay, where we will spend three nights at the wonderful Anatolian Houses, a luxury hotel built out of the living rock, we will explore the rock dwellings, monasteries, churches and other sites.
  • We then travel to the coast, stopping first in Konya. From Konya, we will continue to the port city of Antalya, stopping on the way at two superb ancient sites Aspendos and Perge.
  • Our first stop will be Finike, our gateway to Myra, an ancient Lydian city with impressive remains and the Church of St. Nicholas.
  • Entering the Aegean Sea, we reach Rhodes, the island dedicated to Helios, the sun god, and site of the Colossus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
  • Kos, the birthplace of Hippocrates, the father of medicine; Kalimnos, known for its beautiful marine landscapes
  • Amorgos, one of the most attractive of the Cycladic islands and site of a spectacular 11th-century monastery that hangs from the side of a cliff
  • Santorini, perhaps the most unique island in the entire Mediterranean, that was home to a sophisticated society during the Bronze Age.
  • Conclude the cruise in Heraklion, on the great island of Crete, which was home to the brilliant Minoan civilization, the earliest civilization in Europe.

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(13 days)
Starting price: $7,890
SINGLE OCCUPANCY: A few cabins in Categories C and B are available for single occupancy at a supplement of 150% of the per person double occupancy rate.
Deposit per person: $1,000
Europe
Thalassa Journeys
Type: Cruise, Land & Cruise, Ocean Cruise, Shared Departure
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