September 18-26, 2017- wait list only!
This trip is sold out. Please contact Tegan Thornberry at firstname.lastname@example.org for wait list information.
Join us for this unparalleled and comprehensive nine-day Aegean odyssey to the very cradle of Western civilization and the classical world. Cruise round trip Athens, Greece, aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star small ship M.S. LE LYRIAL, launched in 2015 and featuring only 110 Suites and Staterooms. Call on Crete, Santorini, Delos, Mykonos, Pátmos and medieval Rhodes—islands steeped in myth and history. Visit the extraordinary wonder of Meteora, where 14th- and 15th-century monasteries stand high atop soaring natural sandstone pinnacles, and walk through one of the most legendary sites in all of antiquity—the Palace of Minos at Knossos. Enjoy guided tours in these storied destinations, free time to encounter their mysteries and delights at your own pace during the best time of the year, and opportunities to visit nine magnificent UNESCO World Heritage sites. Meet local residents during the specially arranged ISLAND LIFE FORUM® for a personal perspective on the true character of the Aegean Sea’s maritime culture. Extend your voyage with the Athens Pre-Cruise Option and the Peloponnese Post-Cruise Option.
Teri Harris, vice president of membership and business development, will serve as a host for this trip. Learn more about Teri on our Flying Jayhawks host website.
Trip Type: Cruise
1 Depart the U.S.
2 Athens, Greece/Embark s. Le Lyrial
3 Volos for Meteora
7 Heraklion, Crete, for Knossos
9 Athens/Disembark ship/Return to the U.S.