Known as the “cradle of Western civilization,” Greece and its Peloponnese peninsula offer a perfect blend of archaeology, ancient history, culture, and natural beauty. You are invited to join a cruise aboard a chartered 25-cabin Greek yacht through azure waters, and an exploration of the cities and sanctuaries of ancient Greece.
Begin in Athens, where you will gaze upon the soaring columns of the Parthenon, discover the treasures of the National Archaeological and Acropolis Museums, and meander through the winding alleys of the Plaka district. An overland journey takes you to Corinth, site of the spectacular Temple of Apollo, and to the World Heritage site of Epidaurus. Then, embark the intimate, privately chartered Harmony V for a seven-night cruise along the stunning, sundrenched coast of the Peloponnese. Delve deeper into archaeology and ancient history with stops at Mycenae, Monemvasia, and Mystra. Explore Mt. Lykaion’s Sanctuary of Zeus, trace the origins of the Olympic Games to ancient Olympia, and meander the hillside of mystical Delphi. Conclude your journey with a transit of the towering Corinth Canal en route to Athens.
For expert insights and perspectives on the archaeology and ancient history of Greece, we will be accompanied by a Professor of Classics and a Professor of Greek Archaeology from The University of Arizona who will show us their field research site at Mt. Lykaion.