September in the Aegean is the perfect time for visiting some of the unspoiled islands, timeless villages and ancient sites. Join us aboard the 50-passenger MS Monet and explore some marvellous sites where 3000 years of history can be viewed in relative peace and quiet at a time of year when the absence of high summer crowds will contribute towards making this a memorable journey.
After many years of experience of operating cruises in the Aegean, we believe we have the perfectly balanced itinerary with a mix of guided excursions and time at leisure to explore the charming towns independently. We will explore some truly fascinating sites including the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on the small island of Samothrace, Pergamon which was one of the cultural capitals of antiquity and is one of the finest archaeological sites in Turkey, the 11th century Monastery of Nea Moni, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important ecclesiastical monuments in Greece, the fascinating site of Ephesus where St Paul preached and on Patmos we will visit the grotto of St John. We will explore these sites with expert local guides who will also join us on board for our cruise, adding immeasurably to our knowledge of the region. By the end of the cruise you will have seen and learnt so much, all from the comfort of the MS Monet which allows us access to ports which the big ships simply can’t reach.