Sun, 3 Sept 2023
Your cruise begins in one of the world’s most majestic cities, at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. Sprawling across two continents, Istanbul is a cultural tapestry. The architecture reflects a history of being yanked between civilizations, with an incredible skyline of minarets, towers, palaces and bazaars. This city of 15 million people has an infectious energy and offers endless exploration.
Mon, 4 Sept
A day at sea is an opportunity to relax, unwind and enjoy the amenities on-board the Silver Spirit.
Tue, 5 Sep
Thessaloniki in northern Greece is a beautiful city of incredible warmth, accessibility and a languid pace. A walk through the old city will bring you past many parks, squares, old neighborhoods with narrow alleyways and gardens, courtyards draped with laundry, neoclassical mansions, and some of the more than 50 churches and 40 monasteries.
Take your time exploring and making sure to stop for café-style people-watching. It is hard to get lost, since the entire city slopes downhill to the bay, where you can always align yourself with the White Tower and the city skyline.
A selection of shore excursions are included in your fare.
Wed, 6 Sep
Volos is a Greek seaside town nestled between the gentle Pagasetic Gulf and Mount Pelion. The town has a mythic reputation: it’s the home of Jason and the Argonauts and known as the “Land of Centaurs”.
3 shore excursions offer different options for exploring this delightful historic town.
Thu, 7 Sep
Mykonos is a dazzlingly beautiful island escape, known for its lively nightlife and care-free outlook. Seek out the crystalline waters, the serene sandy coves, or a venture into the labyrinth of Mykonos town.
A selection of 9 shore excursions offer a wealth of options for exploring this jaw-dropping island paradise.
Fri, 8 Sep
Heraklion’s patchwork of history, bustling activity and cultural intrigue make it a great change of pace. Greece’s fifth-largest city has great shopping, extraordinary history and is a great base for ventures to Crete’s archaeological treasures.
Sat, 9 Sep
Patmos is a stunning seahorse-shaped island rising from the Aegean Sea. Picture blissful beaches, whitewashed towns and cats napping in the sunshine.
The Monastery of St John, a World Heritage site, stands over the island like a crown. Choose between 4 of the included shore excursions to explore this remote and blissful Greek island.
Sun, 10 Sep
Your cruise ends in legendary Athens, a city where elegance and grace contrast with grit and graft. Piraeus’ giant port and naval base welcome you to the edge of this 2,500-year-old city. From there it’s a jaunt to the centre, where the ancient citadel of the Acropolis is a constant presence as you explore the city.
Explore museums, archaeological sites, beaches and temples. Tuck in for some coffee, souvlaki and good chat.
If you wish, you can extend your holiday to give you more time to explore this incredible city and its surroundings.