Mediterranean Odyssey: Greece to Malta

9 Days
Athens (Piraeus) to Valletta
From (AUD)
$ 9,790
Dates & Pricing

2022 Athens (Piraeus) > Valletta

Mediterranean escape

Fall under the spell of the Mediterranean’s key sites during this 9-day cruise. With Athens as the departure point, board Scenic Eclipse for an unforgettable sailing experience discovering exceptional islands and cities and atmospheric ports and villages that the bigger ships cannot access.
Discover timeless islands with an aura of history, unique island lifestyles and spectacular beauty which will capture your heart as you travel the path less taken across the Mediterranean.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
301D
Duration:
9 days
Departure City:
Athens (Piraeus)
Return City:
Valletta

9 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Piraeus (Athens), Greece

    Fly into the ancient capital of the world, Athens, where you will be transferred to Scenic Eclipse to commence your discovery of the Greek Isles & Dalmatian coastline.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Kea

    Kea (also called Tzia) is characterised by hilly countryside and quiet beaches. The local waters are home to several shipwrecks, including Titanic’s sister ship, Britannic, which sank in 1916. With earthy tones and elegant architecture that differs from other Greek islands, Kea is also known for its verdant natural paradise, home to rare plant species and wild animals. 

    Freechoice

    Tour the island of Kea and visit two local villages for a tasting of local products and a small folklore show, or enjoy a cooking presentation before learning about the local bee hives. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Paros

    Quieter than its more famous neighbours, Paros is the perfect blend of traditional architecture, stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife and gorgeous little rural villages. In May this island is especially quiet, giving you ample opportunity to wander the beautiful alleys, explore the quaint local shops and admire the historic churches. Paros was a major source of flawless marble during the early Cycladic period and its stone was used in famous sculptures such as Venus de Milo and Napoleon’s tomb. Today, choose from our wide range of Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.  

    Freechoice

    Experience the tastes of the Island with a wine, olive and cheese tasting, or enjoy a guided walking tour of Parikia and see a special performance from the male choir inside the Church of 100 Doors. Choose to journey to Despotiko island and visit the sanctuary of Apollo or learn of the marble history of Paros.

    Discovery

    Hike along the Byzantine Road, the oldest on the island, or kayak in the waters around Paros, stopping at protected beaches.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Santorini

    A part of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea, Santorini is an island like no other. This volcanic land is famous for white-washed buildings and blue-domed churches and offers stunning views across the turquoise waters. Treat your taste buds to the ultimate gastronomic experience by exploring the island's famous wineries and sample delicacies such as ‘ntomatokeftedes’, a tomato fritter. Explore the caldera edge as you traverse the cobblestone streets from Fira to Oia and learn about the great history of Hellenistic temples and ancient Minoan settlement.    

    Freechoice

    Visit the picturesque village Oia and learn about the wine industry with a tasting, or see the black sand Perissa Beach and the enormous Mesa Vouno. Choose to explore the prehistoric city of Akrotiri with buildings 4,000 years old, or sail to thermal springs of Palea Kameni. Alternatively, gain an insight into aspects of Greek life on this panoramic tour of the island. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Chania

    This 14th century Venetian harbour, with narrow cobbled streets, colourful buildings and waterfront restaurants will immerse you in Grecian culture. Walk back through time in the Medieval old town, breathe in the scent of olive oil, delve into the local history in small museums, and talk to the welcoming locals enjoying a coffee under a shady tree.  Before long you will be in love with this picturesque town. Today, choose from our wide range of Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Join a guided tour of Chania including a visit to the naval museum or journey through traditional villages to an oil mill for a tasting. Choose to learn the history of the island, or travel to a local farm and participate in a cooking class, tasting special and unique plates of Cretan cuisine. Alternatively, visit the botanical gardens or join a jeep tour to traditional villages to learn about the Cretan culture.

    Discovery

    Kayak in the crystal clear waters, stopping at secluded peddled bays.

    Enrich

    Experience an exclusive Cretan dance performance and live orchestra at the Maritime Museum of Crete.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Monemvasia

    The medieval castle town of Monemvasia has a unique fairy-tale atmosphere. Surrounded by the teal waters of the Aegean, Monemvasia was carved on the backside of a sea rock and previously only accessible by boat. Walking around the paved streets, by the elegant stone mansions and the Byzantine churches while gazing out to the Myrtoan Sea will have you losing sense of time. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Fiskardo, Kefalonia Island

    Fiskardo is a sailor’s paradise, home to fish tavernas and cafes that offer the quintessential Greek dining experience that has seduced travellers since decades. Located on the northern tip of Kefalonia, Fiskardo is the only village on Kefalonia that has original Venetian buildings intact and still in use. The hamlet was also virtually untouched by the great earthquake in 1953. This is a region of great natural beauty, perfectly preserved ruins that date back over 2000 years, and calm, azure waters. Today, choose from our wide range of Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Visit the mesmerising Melissani Lake and experience the highlights of Kefalonia. 

    Discovery

    If you’re feeling active, join a local for a hike or a kayak tour. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Giardini Naxos (Taormina), Italy

    Taormina is one of Sicily’s most popular summer destinations, and the gateway to the treasures of the island, with Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe, dominating the backdrop. The picturesque small town located above the Ionian Sea is known for its stunning ancient theatre, astonishing vistas and fabulous luxury atmosphere. With rich artistic, historical and cultural heritage it's no wonder the seaside town has drawn in flocks of visitors since the eighteenth century. Today, choose from our wide range of Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.   

    Freechoice

    Delve into the Sicilian atmosphere of the classic film trilogy The Godfather, or explore the medieval centre of Taormina. Alternatively, drive to Mount Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano. 

    Discovery

    Explore the Alcantara Gorges and the Alcantara River. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Valletta, Malta

    This walled city, established in the 1500s by the Knights of St. Johnwill be your picturesque disembarkation point.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Truly all-inclusive luxury
  • Only 228 guests on board for a truly intimate experience
  • Spacious all Verandah Suites
  • Butler service for every guest
  • Up to ten on board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • 4 member Specialist Discovery Team
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Scenic Discovery excursions
  • Engaging lecture and education program on board
  • All tipping and gratuities

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