Grecian Temples & Adriatic Beaches
Silver Shadow | Athens to Venice | August 27 - September 8, 2021
This beautiful and unique itinerary gives you a taste of some of the best ports of the eastern Mediterranean, where you'll be able to relax ashore the sunny beaches of Greece whilst island hopping in between exploring the historic and fascinating cities of the region.
Begin your cruise in Athens, the bustling and hallowed city of history and culture, and set sail for Chios, known for its natural beauty and as the birthplace of Homer. Explore its wide variety of beaches, from black sand to white pebbles, swim in the azure water off its shores, or explore the nearby village of Pyrgi, the fascinating "painted village". Sail on to Istanbul, the dazzling, majestic, and chaotic capital of Turkey. Here, you'll have the chance to explore its enthralling city center, visit the legendary Hagia Sophia, and take in the stunning skyline made up of towering minarets mixed with modern architecture and beautiful examples of Byzantine and Ottoman architechture. Continue to Bozcaada, a Turkish island favored for summer vacationing along its gorgeous beaches. It's also known for its wines, so don't hesitate to visit one of its wineries for a little taste of what the island has to offer. The cruise sails next to Mykonos, the iconic Greek island who hardly needs any introduction. Whatever your fancy, you're sure to enjoy your time here, whether it's exploring its whitewashed town, visiting nearby ancient ruins, cavorting in one of its beach clubs, or simply relaxing on one of its many gorgeous beaches. In Monemvasia, known as the Gibraltar of Greece, gaze in wonder at the ancient structures that have managed to flourish on its towering cliff walls for centuries. This improbable castle city, connected to the mainland by only a narrow strip of land, is sure to enthrall visitors.
The voyage sails on to Cephalonia, a beautiful island with a storied past. Having overcome both Italian and German occupation, and the turmoil of the Greek Civil War, the infrastructure of the island was essentially decimated in a 1953 earthquake. Today, it's rebuilt itself from the ashes, and is now an idyllic spot for beachgoing and enjoying the simple pleasures of Greek culture and cuisine. Next, visit Corfu, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the most famous of the Ionian islands - for good reason. A key player in Greek mythology and history, the island has seen legendary battles over centuries, and has benefited from a mix of European influences. The landscape changes as you sail from Greek islands to the fjords of Montenegro, where you'll visit the charming and perfectly preserved ancient city of Kotor. Wander around its fortified walls, or make the climb to the castle high above the city for an unbeatable view. Sail next to Hvar, Croatia, where you'll be entranced by its azure waters, peaceful port towns, and idyllic beaches. It's a popular jaunt from Split for a reason, as its calming harbors, winding coastal paths, and secluded beaches are sure to delight any visitor. In Trieste, Italy, enjoy discovering the beautiful sights of this grand city and its confluence of Slovenian and Italian influences. It's also the coffee capital of the world, so be sure to partake in an espresso or two! The cruise ends in Venice, the canal city that has fascinated and enchanted visitors for centuries.
Take advantage of Silversea's double bonus offer, with reduced deposits of just $1000 and on board credit of $500 per person. Vista suites start at $7,650 including round trip economy air ($6,750 cruise only). This pricing is only valid on bookings made by September 28th, and paid in full by October 31st, 2020, so don't miss your chance - book your cruise today! Visit our Silversea Classic voyages page to learn more, or simply reply to this email to get started with booking your next dream vacation.
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