Aegean cruises

On Aegean cruises, hop your way around Greek islands steeped in history and peppered with sandy curves and loggerhead turtles. Go gastro in foodie Thessaloniki, and see Turkey’s sleepy west coast, where mountains hover on the bright horizon.

An Aegean cruise is perfect for visiting the jaw-droppingly stunning destinations of Santorini, Patmos and Mykonos or the historical treasures of Athens, Istanbul, Marmaris, Ephesus and Olympia.

Santorini is a gorgeous island with its famous white buildings with vibrant blue domes, and its picturesque villages clinging to the cliffs hovering above black sandy beaches. In Patmos, be sure to visit the Holy Cave of the Apocalypse where the famous book of Revelation was written. The nightlife is dynamic in Mykonos, and plenty of sunshine and sandy beaches make this small island a huge favourite.

For lovers of history, there can be few places to match the richness of Athens where a visit to the Acropolis is an absolute must. An Aegean cruise can also give the opportunity to see the catacombs of Marmaris and Olympia where the Olympian Games were founded in 776 BC. Ephesus is just a few miles from the port of Kusadasi and is one of the greatest ruined cities in the Western world, with the Library of Celsus, Theatre and Temple of Hadrian – heaven on earth for archaeologists and historians alike. Don’t miss the Turkish delights of Istanbul, teeming with bazaars, palaces and fascinating architecture.

Regent Seven Seas, Cunard and Seabourn are our cruise lines of choice for this region. Ask us about their itineraries.