September 24 to October 2, 2013
Athens, Delos, Mykonos, Santorini, Rhodes, Patmos,
Ephesus, Troy, Istanbul
Cruising aboard the Deluxe Small Ship m.s. L'Austral
Join us for this spectacular Island Life™ in Ancient Greece and Turkey travel program cruising aboard the specially chartered, Small Ship, Five Star, Deluxe m.s. L'Austral.
Over 3,000 years ago, the Mycenaeans founded one of the earliest great civilizations of the world on the archipelago stretching from Greece to Turkey across Homer's "wine dark" Aegean Sea. This exclusive and comprehensive itinerary cruises these waters into the very cradle of Western civilization and the classical world of Greece. En route, see four UNESCO World Heritage sites; call on the islands of Delos, Mykonos, Santorini, Pátmos and medieval Rhodes; and cruise along Turkey's sun-drenched coast. Visit the legendary site of Troy and the most spectacularly preserved
Greco-Roman city in the world, Ephesus. You will have a specially arranged opportunity to learn more about 21st-century island life during the exclusive Village Forum™ where you will meet
We are pleased that in addition to Faculty Experts, Historian
Eleni Zachariou will share her extensive knowledge of the islands, peoples, art and cultures of Greece and Turkey throughout
Our Five-Star accommodations are aboard the Deluxe
m.s. L'Austral, launched in 2011. This 120-stateroom vessel showcases a new generation of ship design and technology
and sets unprecedented standards in excellence and comfort.
Island Life™ in Ancient Greece and Turkey is one of the most popular of the Village Life™ series travel programs. In addition to its comprehensive itinerary, it is an excellent value, featuring an included excursion each day, great Cultural Enrichments, excellent lectures, Five-Star accommodations and all meals. It is no surprise that this program sells out every year, so we encourage you to