“Happy is the man who has the good fortune to sail the Aegean” – Nikos Kazantzakis, writer
For pristine beauty and magnificent archaeological sites, there are few journeys in the world that can compare with this tour to the Greek Aegean Islands and the coast of Turkey. A perfect combination of surreal landscapes, vivid azure waters, traditional cuisine and ancient cities with a dash of monasteries, palaces and hot springs along the way!
A mystical light cloaks the towering cliffs and sugar-cubed houses in a hushed enclave of wonder, setting the stage for the myths and legends created since the time of Homer.
After a one night hotel stay in Istanbul, you will head to the sublime port of Kusadasi, where your cruise ship is waiting to take you into the heart of the Aegean islands.
As the Greek Islands Cruise makes its way along emerald waters to Patmos, you will enjoy some of the most jaw-dropping views of the sea shimmering in a medley of greens, golds and silvers.
Next port of call is Heraklion, on the island of Crete, just three miles away from the magnificent Palace of Knossos. You then continue to the unsurpassed beauty of Santorini. Your cruise concludes with the ports of Piraeus and Mykonos en route to Kusadasi on the Turkish coast and from here you travel to the remarkable ancient city of Ephesus.
Dipping your feet into the hot springs of Pamukkale, you will feel like you have dropped through the hole of an iceberg into the warm waters of the tropics! After a visit to Konya, uncover the fascinating history left deep below the surreal "fairy chimneys" of Cappadocia. Your adventure concludes with sightseeing in one of the most dynamic cities in the world: Istanbul!
Lonely Planet describes Turkey as “A richly historical land with some of the best cuisine you will ever taste, scenery from beaches to mountains and the great city of Istanbul.” And we have added in even more wow factor with traditional cuisine, rich coffee and scrumptious baklava!
Experience a wonderful mix of antiquity and culture with our 7 nights trip from £999pp!