The shimmering Aegean Sea is the area of water that separates Turkey and Greece. On its southern extent it is bordered by Crete and Rhodes and its interior is littered with beautiful Greek Islands. During a Cultural Adventure in the Aegean you are most likely to set sail from Istanbul, the largest and most vibrant city in Turkey. However, there will be a day or two included in the itinerary to allow you to explore the exciting city before you embark on your cruise. See famous sights like the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace. All of the sightseeing tours that are included in a cultural adventure in the Aegean are designed to enhance your knowledge and understanding of different lifestyles and uncover the fascinating histories that surround each port of call. Of the hundreds of Greek Islands in the Aegean, we pick out the best ones to make sure that your holiday is unforgettable.
Cultural Adventure in the Aegean
Experience a Cultural Adventure in the Aegean Sea
The Aegean holds many of the secrets of the ancient world and you can uncover some of them on our sensational cruises. The archaeological site of Mycenae close to Athens demonstrates how the Ancient Greeks lived during the second millennium BC. A guided tour of the ruins shows you the citadel of what used to be one of the major centres of Greek civilisation. Ephesus is another astonishing site that you might visit on a cultural adventure in the Aegean. It was once an ancient Greek city but later became one of the most important Roman cities in the Mediterranean.
Your home for the duration of the voyage is the endearing Aegean Odyssey, and nowhere else does she feel as at home as she does on a Cultural Adventure in the Aegean, the beautiful azure sea after which she was named. Being a mid-sized vessel, the Aegean Odyssey can dock at ports that regular cruise liners are too large for. This means that you can visit some of the smaller, less frequented islands during your holiday, enriching your experience of the Aegean. The ship also recently underwent renovations that saw the staterooms increase in size and the interior updated. In addition to the Piano Bar and Observation Lounge, there is the Lido Bar and a choice of restaurants, which includes the Terrace Café and Grill, Tapas on the Terrace and the more formal Marco Polo Restaurant.