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Mediterranean, Treasures And Civilisations

Ship: Le Bougainville  
Departure: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Nights: 11 nights
Departs: Valletta
Returns: Athens
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  • Itinerary

    Mediterranean, Treasures And Civilisations

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    1 Tuesday, August 31, 2021 Valletta, Malta Embark 6:00 PM
    View of Valletta, Malta

    Valletta (aka Belt Valletta, Città Umilissima) - traditionally reserved for the historic walled citadel that serves as Malta's principal administrative district - is the capital city of Malta, located in the central-eastern portion of the island. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is essentially Baroque in style, with elements of Mannerist, Neo-Classical and Modern architecture. Don’t miss the the majestic St John’s Co-Cathedral, with its imposing bastions and a treasure of priceless paintings. The site is nothing short of an open-air museum, yes, living history. Read more about Valletta, Malta

    2 Wednesday, September 1, 2021 Siracusa, Italy 12:00 PM 6:30 PM
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    Siracusa is located in the SE corner of the Italian island of Sicily, next to the Ionian Sea. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is also renowned for being mentioned in the Bible as a place that was visited by the apostle Paul. Here you will find the most extensive catacombs outside of Rome, and the Jewish baths in Ortigo that are at least 1,500 years old. The city is a lively town of about 125,000, notable for its rich Greek history, culture, amphitheatres, architecture, and as the birthplace of the eminent mathematician and engineer Archimedes. Read more about Siracusa, Italy

    3 Thursday, September 2, 2021 Kotor
    4 Friday, September 3, 2021 Gythion, Greece 8:00 AM 2:00 PM
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    Gythion is a port in the NW of the Laconian Gulf, the largest and most important town on the Mani Peninsula in southern Greece. It is well known as being the port for Sparta some 40 km away. Today's Sparta is a modern city with little ancient history, as the Spartans lived a rather austere life and did not build grand structures as did the Greeks. Also of interest to visitors, is the ancient city of Mystras, with its huge gates and many palaces. Read more about Gythion, Greece

    5 Saturday, September 4, 2021 Santorini, Greece 7:00 AM 7:00 PM
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    Santorini is a small, circular archipelago of volcanic islands located in the Aegean Sea, about 200 km from Greece's mainland. It is essentially what remains of an enormous volcanic explosion some 3500 years ago, which destroyed the earliest settlements on what was formerly a single island, and which resulted in the creation of the current geological caldera. Take the cable car to view the beautiful panorama of Santorini. The most exotic spot on Santorini is Red Beach. Read more about Santorini, Greece

    6 Sunday, September 5, 2021 Patmos, Greece 8:00 AM 11:00 PM
    View of Patmos, Greece

    The Greek Island of Patmos is possibly best known as the place where the apostle John received his vision and wrote the Apocalypse, and is subsequently sometimes called the Jerusalem of the Aegean. Whether you are interested in history and religion or not, the Monastery of St. John is regarded as a 'must see'. Looking like a huge fortress, it towers above the unique medieval village of Chora. Read more about Patmos, Greece

    7 Monday, September 6, 2021 Delos, Greece 7:00 AM 12:30 PM
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    Delos (or, Dilos), is the sacred island at the centre of the ring of about 220 islands called the Cyclades archipelago, in the Aegean Sea about 150 km SE of Athens. A few kilometres to the NE of Delos is the larger tourist-frequented island of Mykonos. According to Greek mythology Delos was the birthplace of the mythical Apollo and Artemis. It has been populated since the third millennium BC and today is historically and archaeologically very important. Read more about Delos, Greece

    7 Monday, September 6, 2021 Mykonos, Greece 2:00 PM 11:00 PM
    View of Mykonos, Greece

    Mykonos is the principal town of the island of the same name, which is part of the Cyclades, and could well be described as the most sophisticated of the Greek Islands. Visited by innumerable international celebrities - you may even see some enjoying a coffee on the sidewalk - it is not surprising that it is considered by many to be one of the top tourist destinations in the world. It is also an island with beautiful landscapes, scores of churches, some fascinating monuments, and windmills. Best known for its beautiful sandy golden beaches lapped by transparent waters, there are so many from which to choose. Read more about Mykonos, Greece

    8 Tuesday, September 7, 2021 Ermoupolis, Greece 7:00 AM 1:00 PM
    View of Ermoupolis, Greece

    Ermoupolis is not only the capital of Syros Island, but also the capital of the Cyclades, and thus well-connected with Athens. It is a beautiful island off the normal tourist track. Syros is the place to visit to experience authentic Greek island culture. There are two distinct communities living on two hills on Syros. Read more about Ermoupolis, Greece

    9 Wednesday, September 8, 2021 Volos, Greece 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Volos, Greece

    Volos is a coastal port city situated about midway on the Greek mainland, 326 km north of Athens. This picturesque town earned its place in history as the birthplace of Achilles and the port from which Jason set out to find the Golden Fleece. It has a remarkably large proportion of modern buildings, built after the devastating earthquake of 1955. There are, however, some remaining majestic buildings from the neo-classical era, and the architectural mix makes for a very attractive city. Read more about Volos, Greece

    10 Thursday, September 9, 2021 Hydra, Greece 1:00 PM 7:00 PM
    View of Hydra, Greece

    Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. In ancient times the island was known as Hydrea, which was a reference to the (now depleted) springs on the island. There is one main town, known simply as Hydra Port. It consists of a crescent-shaped harbor surrounded by restaurants, shops, markets, and galleries that cater to tourists and locals. Read more about Hydra, Greece

    11 Friday, September 10, 2021 Nafplion, Greece 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Nafplion, Greece

    Nafplion (with a variety of spellings), the first capital of Greece, is situated on the Peloponnese Peninsula just a two and a half hour drive from Athens. Its picturesque harbour, with two mountains crowned by medieval fortresses overlooking the town. The small island fortress called the Bourtzi that once protected the harbour presents a scene that will ever be remembered. The town’s history traces back to the prehistoric era when soldiers from here participated in the Argonautic expedition and the Trojan War alike. Read more about Nafplion, Greece

    12 Saturday, September 11, 2021 Athens, Greece 6:00 AM Disembark
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    Athens, the capital and largest city of Greece, is also one of the world's oldest cities with an unparalleled history that spans around 3,400 years. Experiencing long periods of sunshine throughout the year, and known as "the cradle of Western civilisation", it is a 'must-see' destination for world travellers. The city contains a fascinating variety of different architectural styles, ranging from Greco-Roman through Neo-Classical, to Modern. They are usually all found together in the same areas, as a walk through the old neighbourhoods of the famous historic triangle will reveal. Read more about Athens, Greece

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    Average Cabin Size – 45.0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 30.0 m2

    Area: 45 m². Capacity: 2 passengers per cabin. Balcony size: 30 m². Cabin features: Individually-controlled air-conditioning. King-size bed or twin beds. Shower. Minibar. Flat screen. Satellite TV. Desk with stationery. Ipod(TM) players. Video on demand. Safe. Hairdryer. Bath robes. Satellite direct line telephone. 110/220 volts outlet. French bath products. 24hr room service. Internet access wifi (fee may apply).

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