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Aegean Sea Odyssey: Cruise the Greek Isles & Historic Türkiye

April 7, 2025 - April 15, 2025

Join Archaeological Institute of America lecturer and host Joanne Murphy, a classical archaeologist and an engaging professor, on a captivating journey cruising the Aegean Sea among the cultural coastal gems of Greece and Türkiye. Set out from Athens’ port of Piraeus for the sacred, uninhabited island of Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cruise into the iconic caldera of Santorini and visit the island’s haunting site of Akrotiri, which was buried yet preserved by a volcanic eruption around 1600 B.C. Wander through the medieval town of Rhodes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and perhaps take an optional excursion to the Acropolis at Lindos with its 4th-century B.C. temple; and then hop over to nearby Kuşadasi, Türkiye, for a visit to the vast Greco-Roman city of Ephesus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our last port of call is Çanakkale, for an excursion to legendary Troy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before we disembark in deeply historical Istanbul. Optional pre- and post- cruise extensions in Athens and Istanbul are available. Aboard ship a team of experts, including AIA lecturer/host Joanne Murphy, will share their knowledge through a series of enriching lectures and informal discussions. Our luxury vessel, Le Dumont-d’Urville, which has only 92 staterooms and suites, will be a floating sanctuary of sophistication and comfort, where you will indulge in gourmet dining, unwind in spacious staterooms, and savor panoramic views throughout the vessel.

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April 7, 2025
April 15, 2025
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