Islands of the Aegean

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Departed Southampton  •  11th September 2017  •  28 nights
Braemar  •  M1724
Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
Embark on an extensive exploration of the Eastern Mediterranean on board Braemar and delve into the ancient history, flamboyant culture, gripping mysteries and outstanding sun-kissed beauty of incredible destinations.

From Piraeus – the gateway to Athens – tour to the incredible Greek capital and tick world-famous ancient ruins off of your ‘must-visit’ list. The magnificent structures of the astonishing Acropolis, including the 2500-year-old Parthenon and the Temple of Athena Nike; the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896; and the ruined Temple of Olympian Zeus are just a selection of the Athens unmissable highlights. Elsewhere in Greece, admire the fine Cycladic architecture of Mykonos Island, where beautiful beaches and clear aquamarine waters also await your discovery; uncover the Byzantine and Ottoman ruins of Old Town Kavala; and soak up the glorious sunshine of Rhodes. Be sure to visit the Minoan settlement of Akrotiri in Santorini – said to be an inspiration for the ‘Lost City of Atlantis’ – on a tour from Thira.

Call into Kusadasi for tours to the ancient site of Ephesus – one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – in Turkey; visit Antalya, the gateway to the Turkish Riviera; and have a full-day to discover the wealth of attractions in Istanbul, the only city in the world that’s split over two continents. Visit the beautiful Blue Mosque and the glittering UNESCO-listed Topkapi Palace; stroll around Sultan Ahmet Square to see ancient Obelisks and statues; or perhaps experience the the iconic Grand Bazaar. On this 28-night attraction-packed cruise you’ll also discover the beaches, bars and boutiques of Limassol in Cyprus; enjoy Spanish cuisine and culture in Malaga and Cartagena; see delightful palaces, churches and castles in Lisbon; and cruise into the beautiful Grand Harbour of Valletta, Malta’s stunning walled capital.

Please note, this is an adult only sailing (18+).

Single supplement offers are available on selected grades on this sailing, please call for details.

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Islands of the Aegean
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September 2017
Mon 11
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Southampton
Southampton

Southampton

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Fri 15
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Malaga
Malaga

Malaga

In the fabulous city of Malaga – the birthplace of Picasso – visit the Moorish Alcazaba Fortress, try authentic Spanish tapas or take a tour to Granada and the Alhambra Palace. This 14th century structure, is Spain’s finest expression of Moorish art.

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Mon 18
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Valletta, Malta
Valletta, Malta

Valletta, Malta

A tiny island with an epic and heroic history, Malta is one of the most scenic ports of arrival anywhere. The 16th century walled capital of Valletta, with its Grand Harbour, is a treasure-chest bristling with baroque architecture. See the St. John’s Co-Cathedral and its incredibly ornate chapels created by the Knights Templar.

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Wed 20
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Piraeus (for Athens), Greece
Piraeus (for Athens), Greece

Piraeus (for Athens), Greece

From Piraeus, take a tour to Athens, where you can step back in history to the heights of the Acropolis. Below, in the heart of the city lies the ancient Plaka district’s honeycomb of streets, little shops and tavernas.

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Thu 21
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Tourlos (Mykonos), Greece
Tourlos (Mykonos), Greece

Tourlos (Mykonos), Greece

Tourlos is the cruise gateway to many of Mykonos Island’s best-known attractions and highlights. Just a short distance south from Tourlos is picturesque Mykonos Town. Known locally as Chora, the town is the island’s largest and one of the Aegean’s busiest.

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Fri 22
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Kavala, Greece
Kavala, Greece

Kavala, Greece

Kavala is one of Greece’s most attractive cities.

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Sat 23
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Istanbul
Istanbul

Istanbul

A chaotic, cosmopolitan collision of East and West, past and present.

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Mon 25
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Kusadasi
Kusadasi

Kusadasi

Beautiful sandy beaches and clear blue waters feature at Turkey’s main holiday resorts.

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Wed 27
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Limassol
Limassol

Limassol

Limassol is the chief port of the Republic of Cyprus.

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Thu 28
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Antalya, Turkey
Antalya, Turkey

Antalya, Turkey

A centre of both ancient history and thoroughly modern Turkish culture.

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Fri 29
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Rhodes, Greece
Rhodes, Greece

Rhodes, Greece

The largest island of the Dodecanese, the old medieval town of Rhodes is a sight to behold.

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Sat 30
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Thira, Santorini
Thira, Santorini

Thira, Santorini

Explore the extraordinary landscape of Santorini's western edge and wander the delightful streets of Thira, the island's main town. 

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October 2017
Wed 04
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Cartagena
Cartagena

Cartagena

Cartagena’s Old Town is protected by the city walls. There’s a natural harbour that is watched over by the medieval Castillio de la Concepcion, from which there are superb views. Many of the buildings from Roman Cartagena have disappeared, but some important sites remain, including the amphitheatre dating from around 100BC.

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Fri 06
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Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

Spread out over seven hills on the north of the River Tagus, Lisbon is a delightful mix of palaces, art-nouveau cafés, museums, gardens, ancient castles and splendid bridges. Don’t miss a visit to the Centro Commercial Colombo – the biggest shopping mall on the Iberian Peninsula!

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Mon 09
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Southampton
Southampton

Southampton

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