10-NIGHT SOUTHERN MEDITERRANEAN VOYAGE
Start your journey in Piraeus with a walk past landmarks like the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Ancient Agora, and of course, the Acropolis. Afterward, head to the Central Market for a feast before embarking on your Mediterranean voyage.
After a day at sea, enjoy a late-night stay in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Valletta with time to explore such historic sites as St. John’s Co-Cathedral and try some excellent Maltese wines. Starkly beautiful Trapani, Sicily is the gateway to ancient Erice, a town clinging to cliffs thousands of feet above the sea.
Then it’s time to do a bit of island hopping-starting with the isle of Sardinia, where you’ll discover 25 centuries of history.
Relax and rejuvenate with a day at sea, then wander along Cartagena’s Calle Mayor for modern architecture and traditional tapas, before visiting Granada, where the Alhambra palace and fortress complex is an absolute must visit. Another late-stay here gives you lots of time to sample some fine Spanish wines.
Spend an afternoon monkeying around in Gibraltar with the famous Barbary Macaques, Europe’s only band of wild monkeys. End your journey in one of the oldest cities in the world, Lisbon. Rich in architecture and culture, extend your stay to peruse the cities UNESCO World Heritage Sites and famous monuments.
Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Granada (Motril), Spain
Gibraltar, United Kingdom