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Mediterranean Odyssey: Greece to Malta

Mediterranean escape

Fall under the spell of the Mediterranean’s key sites during this 9 day cruise. With Athens as the departure point, board Scenic Eclipse for an unforgettable sailing experience discovering exceptional islands and cities and atmospheric ports and villages which the bigger ships cannot access.

We will discover timeless islands with an aura of history, unique island lifestyles and spectacular beauty which will capture our hearts as we travel a less well trodden path across the Mediterranean.

Start in Piraeus and end in Valletta! With the Ocean Cruise tour Mediterranean Odyssey: Greece to Malta, you have a 9 days tour package taking you through Piraeus, Greece, and 8 other destinations in Europe. Mediterranean Odyssey: Greece to Malta includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transport, and more.

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Day 1,Piaraeus (Athens),Greece

Fly into the ancient capital of the world, Athens, where you will be transferred to Scenic Eclipse to commence your discovery of the Greek Isles & Dalmatian coastline.
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Day 2, Kea

Kea (also called Tzia) is characterised by hilly countryside and quiet beaches. The local waters are home to several shipwrecks, including Titanic’s sister ship, Britannic, which sank in 1916. With earthy tones and elegant architecture that differs from other Greek islands, Kea is also known for its verdant natural paradise, home to rare plant species and wild animals. Freechoice: Tour the island of Kea and visit two local villages for a tasting of local products and a small folklore show, or enjoy a cooking presentation before learning about the local bee hives.
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Day 3,Paros

Quieter than its more famous neighbours, Paros is the perfect blend of traditional architecture, stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife and gorgeous little rural villages. In May this island is especially quiet, giving you ample opportunity to wander the beautiful alleys, explore the quaint local shops and admire the historic churches.Paros was a major source of flawless marble during the early Cycladic period and its stone was used in famous sculptures such as Venus de Milo and Napoleon’s tomb. Today, choose from our wide range of Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. Freechoice: Experience the tastes of the Island with a wine, olive and cheese tasting, or enjoy a guided walking tour of Parikia and see a special performance from the male choir inside the Church of 100 Doors. Choose to journey to Despotiko island and visit the sanctuary of Apollo or learn of the marble history of Paros.Discovery: Hike along the Byzantine Road, the oldest on the island, or kayak in the waters around Paros, stopping at protected beaches.
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Day 4,Santorini

A part of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea, Santorini is an island like no other. This volcanic land is famous for white-washed buildings and blue-domed churches and offers stunning views across the turquoise waters. Treat your taste buds to the ultimate gastronomic experience by exploring the island's famous wineries and sample delicacies such as ‘ntomatokeftedes’, a tomato fritter. Explore the caldera edge as you traverse the cobblestone streets from Fira to Oia and learn about the great history of Hellenistic temples and ancient Minoan settlement. Freechoice: Visit the picturesque village Oia and learn about the wine industry with a tasting, or see the black sand Perissa Beach and the enormous Mesa Vouno. Choose to explore the prehistoric city of Akrotiri with buildings 4,000 years old, or sail to thermal springs of Palea Kameni. Alternatively, gain an insight into aspects of Greek life on this panoramic tour of the island.
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Day 5,Chania

This 14th century Venetian harbour, with narrow cobbled streets, colourful buildings and waterfront restaurants will immerse you in Grecian culture. Walk back through time in the Medieval old town, breathe in the scent of olive oil, delve into the local history in small museums, and talk to the welcoming locals enjoying a coffee under a shady tree. Before long you will be in love with this picturesque town. Today, choose from our wide range of Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.Freechoice: Join a guided tour of Chania including a visit to the naval museum or journey through traditional villages to an oil mill for a tasting. Choose to learn the history of the island, or travel to a local farm and participate in a cooking class, tasting special and unique plates of Cretan cuisine. Alternatively, visit the botanical gardens or join a jeep tour to traditional villages to learn about the Cretan culture.Discovery: Kayak in the crystal clear waters, stopping at secluded peddled bays.EnrichExperience an exclusive Cretan dance performance and live orchestra at the Maritime Museum of Crete.
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Day 6,Monemvasia

The medieval castle town of Monemvasia has a unique fairy-tale atmosphere. Surrounded by the teal waters of the Aegean, Monemvasia was carved on the backside of a sea rock and previously only accessible by boat. Walking around the paved streets, by the elegant stone mansions and the Byzantine churches while gazing out to the Myrtoan Sea will have you losing sense of time.
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Day 7, Fiskardo,kefalonia island

Fiskardo is a sailor’s paradise, home to fish tavernas and cafes that offer the quintessential Greek dining experience that has seduced travellers since decades. Located on the northern tip of Kefalonia, Fiskardo is the only village on Kefalonia that has original Venetian buildings intact and still in use. The hamlet was also virtually untouched by the great earthquake in 1953. This is a region of great natural beauty, perfectly preserved ruins that date back over 2000 years, and calm, azure waters. Today, choose from our wide range of Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.Freechoice: Visit the mesmerising Melissani Lake and experience the highlights of Kefalonia. Discovery: If you’re feeling active, join a local for a hike or a kayak tour.
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Day 8,Giardini Naxos (Taormina),Italy

Taormina is one of Sicily’s most popular summer destinations, and the gateway to the treasures of the island, with Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe, dominating the backdrop. The picturesque small town located above the Ionian Sea is known for its stunning ancient theatre, astonishing vistas and fabulous luxury atmosphere. With rich artistic, historical and cultural heritage it's no wonder the seaside town has drawn in flocks of visitors since the eighteenth century. Today, choose from our wide range of Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. Freechoice: Delve into the Sicilian atmosphere of the classic film trilogy The Godfather, or explore the medieval centre of Taormina. Alternatively, drive to Mount Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano. Discovery: Explore the Alcantara Gorges and the Alcantara River.
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Day 9,Valetta,Malta

This walled city, established in the 1500s by the Knights of St. Johnwill be your picturesque disembarkation point.The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

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What’s Included

1. Accommodation

  • 8 nights accommodation on board Scenic Eclipse

2. Meals

  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 7 Lunches
  • 8 Dinners

3. Additional services

  • All sightseeing and activities as stated as included.

4. Transport

  • Scenic Eclipse cruise ship

 

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