Threading the Islands to Troy and Istanbul

Updated on September 11th, 2023

Eastern Mediterranean: From Piraeus to Istanbul 12-Day Expedition Cruise

From Athens’ most famous ruins at the Acropolis, set sail on this adventure exploring Ancient Greek and Roman ruins on this Ancient Cities of the Eastern Mediterranean cruise on board our five-star boutique ship. Stand in the stadium that first hosted the Olympic Games in 776 BC and discover the excavations at Akrotiri on Santorini and decide whether this was indeed the Lost City of Atlantis. We follow in the footsteps of Minoans, Venetians, and Turks who all left their legacy on these ancient lands, and walk the ancient streets of Roman cities, such as Ephesus in modern-day Turkey. This captivating cruise takes you to some of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, from the Temple of Zeus to the Colossus of Rhodes and the Temple of Artemis. Learn more about the region’s history as we sail through, before concluding this remarkable voyage where the ancient and modern worlds collide in vibrant Istanbul.

Exclusive to JourneyWoman readers, Swan Hellenic is offering no single supplement on this trip. Call 1-800-537-6777 between 9AM and 6PM EST and use the code CAT0040 at the time of booking to take advantage of this offer!