Days 1 & 2 - Athens
Day 3 - Epidaurus
Day 4 - Nafplion
Day 5 - Mycenae/Monemvassia
Day 6 - Gythion (Mani Peninsula)
Day 7 - Pylos
Day 8 - Katakolon/Olympia
Day 9 - Itea/Delphi/Corinth Canal
Day 10 - Return Flight

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Ancient Greece of the Olympics

A small ship sailing around the Peloponnese with a guest lecturer exploring the ancient sites at Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Epidaurus and Mycenae

A fantastic opportunity to experience the sites of Ancient Greece, starting at Athens, the cradle of Western Civilisation with an abundance of ancient monuments and the magnificent Acropolis, visible from almost every part of the city. Then cruise from Athens’ port on an exciting voyage of discovery of the wonders of Antiquity around the coast of the Peloponnese.

Accompanied on the cruise by an experienced lecturer, explore the ancient theatre of Epidaurus, the Tomb of Agamemnon and the Mycenae burial complex, as well as Ancient Olympia and the famous Oracle of Delphi.

During this quieter season, explore the ancient sites without the heat and the crowds in areas rich in heritage. This small ship cruise allows guests ample time in each port to discover local life, culinary traditions and culture with access to secluded bays and remote areas as well as the better known ports of call. Of course time is allowed to relax on board and sample fine, locally flavoured cuisine.

Key Features

Cruise and Cultural Tour
Small Ship Sailing
5 UNESCO Heritage Sites
Excursions Included
On Board Lecturer
Historic Vessel

Special Event

On Board Lecturer

Eugenia Alexiou was born in Athens. She studied Archaeology and Art History in the National University of Athens and hold a Master on Byzantine Art. Her real ‘passion’ is  Prehistoric Aegean civilization since she participated in the excavations on Santorini island, one of the most important sites of Bronze Age and amongst the greatest excavations in Greece.

Day 1 Fly to Athens for two nights at the 4-star Amalia Hotel Athens.

Day 2 Visit the Acropolis, viewing the Parthenon, Erectheum, theatre of Herod Atticus and the new Acropolis Museum. (B)

Day 3 Morning free, perhaps visit the National Archaeological Museum. Transfer to the MS Galileo for seven nights. Cruise to Epidaurus. (B, D)

Day 4 Visit ancient (Palaia) Epidaurus, reputedly the birthplace of Apollo’s son Asclepius, famed for its ancient theatre. Sail to Nafplion, a treasure of Venetian charm and Ottoman seductiveness. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Walking tour through the narrow network of streets of Nafplion. Travel to Mycenae, which Homer called ‘rich in gold,’ visit the Lion’s Gate, Palace, Agamemnon Tomb and museum. Sail to Monemvassia and on to Gythion. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Visit the Mani Peninsula, a region of underground lakes and rivers. Explore Cape Tenaro, the Diros caves with its spectacular stalactites and stalagmites and Areopolis. Overnight sailing to Pylos. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Visit Pylos, a large bay on the west coast. Occupied since the Bronze Age, the site is dominated by Nestor’s palace, the best preserved existing Mycenaean palace from the Bronze Age. Visit the superb archaeological museum in Hora. Overnight sailing to Katakolon. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Travel to Olympia. Revered as the birthplace of the Olympic games, the greatest Pan-Hellenic sanctuary for the worship of Zeus. Visit the ancient stadium, temples of Zeus and Hera and museum of History of the Olympic Games. Sail for Itea in the Gulf of Corinth. (B, L, D)

Day 9 Visit of Delphi, the premier site for the worship of the god Apollo and its museum. Cross the Corinth Canal and sail to Marina Zea, Athens, for overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 10 Return flight. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner


Excursions are on foot and partly over uneven ground with some inclines. 
The programme may be altered due to navigational factors with locks, water levels or congestion at certain sites.


per person in a twin room/Category C cabin
British Airways from Heathrow

Date Price
April 5 £3595
April 12 £3445
October 25 £3445

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £845

Cabin Upgrades

Cat. B cabin (twin/double) £405
Cat. B (double for sole use) £1395

Cat. A cabin (twin/double) £995
Cat. A (double for sole use) £2190

Flight Options

British Airways Club Europe - On request

Tour Only

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Arrival or departure transfer add £45

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, all port charges, 2 nights’ hotel and 7-night cruise, transfers, breakfast daily, 6 lunches and 7 dinners, cruise director, local expert guides and representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

A hotel tax is payable locally upon check-in, currently €3 per room per night.

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