DAY 1 - ATHENS – MARINA ZEA
Embarkation 3- 4 pm - Sailing at 4.30pm to Cape Sounio.
DAY 2 - DELOS/ MYKONOS
Early morning arrival in Delos, once the capital of Greece and the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. On our optional guided Delos walking tour, you will visit the archaeological ruins of this UNESCO World Heritage site, unearthed here in the 19th century. Delos is a true open-air museum with many ancient monuments and buildings that are remarkably intact. After our 2 hour walking tour we rejoin the ship for a swim before our deck BBQ lunch. After lunch we sail to Mykonos. Arrival in Mykonos early afternoon. Time for visiting Mykonos town, reaching one of its famous beaches. After dinner there will be more time to enjoy Mykonos nightlife. Overnight in port and early morning sailing to Chios.
DAY 3 - CHIOS
The reputed birthplace of Homer, the island of Chios is known for its beautiful landscapes, historic sites and old villages. The island is also home to the Adamantios Korais Library. Korais, an 18th-century Greek scholar, corresponded extensively with Thomas Jefferson, and a good portion of the correspondence is housed in the
beautiful library, which we will visit in the morning. Continue to the 11th century church of Nea Moni, one of the most important Byzantine monuments in Greece, renowned for its architecture and mosaics. In the afternoon, visit
the old villages of Mesta and Pyrgi.
DAY 4- BOZCAADA/ CANAKKALE
Arriving early morning to the Turkish island of Bozcaada which is also known as Tenedos, is one of the truly hidden gems of the Northeastern Aegean Sea! With rolling vineyards, breathtaking beaches and secluded coves dotting the coast it’s an ideal stop as we make our way to Istanbul. Take your time wonder through the city taking in the monuments, charming Greek homes, boutique shops and sample traditional Greek/Turkish delicacies at one of the many Island Tavernas of the city center. In the afternoon uncover ancient Greek mythology and the history of the Trojan War during this optional guided day trip to Troy. During a walking tour, learn about the famous archaeological site of Troy and see a replica statue of the Trojan Horse. Then, delve into the interesting era’s of Troy and discover how this settlement transformed over time.
DAY 5 - CANAKKALE
Arrive in Canakkale, gateway to the ancient city of Troy, The day starts before the sunrise as we make our way to Anzac Cove for the Dawn Service. Meet back at your ship for an afternoon of ‘’two up’’ with your fellow travelers. Dinner on board and overnight in port.
DAY 6 - CANAKKALE
Full day tour to experience the ANZAC legend with an enthralling excursion to the Gallipoli Peninsula. Enjoy a full day today on the Gallipoli Peninsula hosted by our Historians and local expert guides. Visit Kabatepe War Museum, Beach Cemetery (John Simpson’s Grave), ANZAC Cove, Ari Burnu (First ANZAC landing place), Lone Pine Cemetery
(Australian memorial), Johnston’s Jolly (Walk in the ANZAC trenches), Shrapnel Valley, Turkish Memorial, The Nek and Walker’s Ridge, Chunuk Bair (Main New Zealand memorial). Dinner on board and overnight in port.
DAY 7 - GOKCEADA
Early morning sailing to nearby beautiful Gokceada Island, also known as Imbros – just off the coast of Gallipoli and Turkey’s largest island. We will visit original airfields used by the Australian Intelligence, and some of the small
villages as we explore this delightful island. In addition, Gokceada is proud of their organic produce that is made locally on the island, and you will gain insight into their traditional methods of production as you visit an organic
winery. Throughout the day, our team of historical experts will provide interpretation of the planning and preparation for the landings that took place 100 years earlier.
DAY 8 - ISTANBUL
Arrival in port early morning- Disembarkation 8.00am to 9.30 am