Europe & British Isles, New and Noteworthy

Crossroads of the Mediterranean: A Voyage Through Greece, Malta, and Sicily

Discover the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful islands

The Mediterranean’s far-reaching empires and vivid cultures come to life as we sail from Athens to Barcelona. Alongside historians, archaeologists, and National Geographic experts, explore evocative ancient ruins in Greece and Sicily, delve into medieval history and architecture in Malta, and see vestiges of mysterious prehistoric cultures in Menorca. Hear of crusading knights and Moorish kings as we trace the arc of history from classical Greece to the Age of Discovery, voyaging to the ancient port cities of Heraklion, Valletta, and Siracusa. At the crossroads of many cultures over the millennia, discover vestiges of intriguing civilizations and explore the modern-day towns that occupy the same sites. Along the way, sample regional delicacies like Greek cheese and Marsala wine.

  • Walk amidst iconic classical ruins like the Parthenon, Palace of Knossos, and the Valley of the Temples on this fascinating four-country voyage

  • Explore vestiges of Greek, Roman, Ottoman, Talayotic, and Minoan civilizations alongside expert historians and archaeologists

  • Marvel at the transparent blue waters of Malta and the stunning natural beauty of Crete’s Gorge of Samaria

  • Discover the Sardinian island of Isola di San Pietro, whose population's unique history personifies the blending of cultures across the Mediterranean

  • Sample regional specialties like Marsala wine, Greek cheese, and tuna and sardines from Sardinia

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Duration

12 Days

Price

From $13,080 per person
(does not include flight)

Dates

Apr

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Day By Day

In Athens, explore the classical ruins of the Parthenon, and travel to Crete to learn about the Minoan civilization at Knossos. Wander the labyrinthine streets of Chania’s Old Town and either take an exhilarating hike through a stunning gorge or sample local culinary specialties. A day in Malta will include a walk along Valletta’s bastions and either a visit to the medieval capital of Mdina or Bronze Age temples. In Sicily, see Siracusa’s well-preserved Greek ruins and either walk through Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples or visit a winery in Marsala. Explore unique Isola di San Pietro, and see Menorca’s ancient Talayotic temples on this fascinating four-country voyage.

2024

Embark

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

Disembark

Barcelona, Spain

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