Explore enchanting Greek islands as well as archaeological sites in Athens, Epidaurus, and Mycenae during this exceptional Aegean odyssey voyage aboard a five-star ship.

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 View from the village of Fira on Santorini.  Credit: KJ DiLuigi  The Parthenon on the Acropolis in Athens  The Acropolis of Athens  Traditional houses on Mykonos  The port area on Mykonos  Ancient lion statue on Delos  The lions of Delos  The historic port in Rhodes  The Acropolis at Lindos  Santorini, Greece.  Credit: Zachary Duffy  The view from the cliff-top on Santorini  The Lion's Gate at Mycenae  The dramatic theater at Epidaurus

A Cruise to Ancient Greece

9 days from $5,695

Explore enchanting Greek islands as well as archaeological sites in Athens, Epidaurus, and Mycenae during this exceptional Aegean odyssey voyage aboard a five-star ship.

or Call 855-330-1542

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

Definitely a wonderful "trip of a lifetime". We enjoyed so many historical sites and great accommodations throughout. Trips abroad [can be] expensive, but this one was really a great value.

- Clara Z.

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Oct 4 - 12, 2018 Departure
Diane Cline

Diane Cline

Diane Cline is associate professor of history at the George Washington University. Author of The Greeks: An Illustrated History (National Geographic 2016), her current research explores what factors made the ancient Greeks so creative and innovative, and how we might apply these in our own communities today.  She teaches courses about the history of Greece, with expertise on the city of Athens, Greek sanctuaries, Greek drama, and Greek biography.  Diane holds a B.A. from Stanford in Classics and a Ph.D. from Princeton in the Program in Classical Archaeology and has been a fellow at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. She served as the Summer Session Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens in 1997, and was a Fulbright scholar in 1987-8 at the American School, where she studied Greek inscriptions in the National Museum in Athens for her dissertation. In addition to The Greeks: An Illustrated History, Diane has published a number of articles and a book entitled The Treasures of the Parthenon and Erechtheion (Oxford University Press 1996). She has served as an expert on Smithsonian Journeys tours to the Mediterranean, including the Adriatic, the Aegean, and the Black Seas since 2001.

Sep 5 - 13, 2019 Departure
Bella Vivante

Bella Vivante

Bella Vivante, Professor Emerita of Classics, University of Arizona, has eagerly led college age and adult learners on many study tours through Turkey and Greece. She delights in repeatedly seeing the fantastic ancient to modern sites and artifacts herself and in sharing her enthusiasm with other interested learners. Her research focuses on ancient Greek poetry, especially Homer, ancient women’s' ritual and cultural roles, and on the figure of Helen as icon of femininity and poetic creation in ancient Greek and modern poetry. Her publications include: “"Helen in 20th c. Films,"” Daughters of Gaia: Women in the Ancient Mediterranean, and a translation of Euripides’' Helen in Women on the Edge: Four Plays by Euripides. Bella looks forward to sharing her love for the ancient world with its cultural artifacts and for the modern peoples and cultures encountered during her travels.

Sep 12 - 20, 2019 Departure
Albert  Leonard

Albert Leonard

Albert Leonard, Jr. (Ph.D., University of Chicago), Professor Emeritus in both the Departments of Classical Archaeology and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona, is an archaeologist who specializes in the social impact of interregional trade among the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean world. For more than four decades, he has directed excavations at a number of sites in Italy, Greece, Portugal, Egypt, Cyprus, Israel, and Jordan. Throughout his career, Al has been active in educational outreach and, in 2006, the Archaeological Institute of America awarded him its Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award by which it “acknowledged and applauded the invaluable service that (he) has given to the archaeological community as an educator.”
As his alter ego, the Time-traveling Gourmet©, Al combines his command of archaeological, historical, and literary material with culinary skills acquired at Le Cordon Bleu as well as the Culinary Institute of America (partially supported by a Robert A. Parker Wine Advocate Scholarship) in order to reconstruct (in the classroom or the kitchen) dishes described by such ancient authors as Archestratus of Syracuse, a 4th century B.C. Sicilian cook who has often been called the “Father of Gastronomy.”
Al presently divides his time between Tucson and California’s Russian River Valley where he is a member of The Society of Wine Educators and the Northern Sonoma County convivium of Slow Foods International.