A voyage aboard the MS Monet is a wonderful way to experience the lesser known islands of the Aegean and encounter their timeless quality. Setting sail from Athens, the cradle of western civilisation, we will cruise through the turquoise waters of the Aegean to Thessaloniki visiting some idyllic islands, timeless villages and ancient sites along the way. With a maximum of just 50 guests, our trips ashore will be a pleasure as we explore with local guides who will also join us on board for our cruise, adding immeasurably to our knowledge of the region.
Our custom-made itinerary focuses on many islands that the mega cruise ships cannot access including Skyros, the most remote and least developed of the Sporades Islands. In addition to some day time cruising which allows us to enjoy some magnificent views, we have scheduled in some late departures from port and overnight moorings, affording the opportunity to enjoy the evening atmosphere of some delightful harbour towns.
Whilst ensuring a relaxing time will be had by all, we could not devise an itinerary in this wonderful region without including visits to at least some of the wonderful ancient sites in the area and we will discover the fascinating site of Ephesus where St Paul preached and spend some time on Patmos where we will visit the grotto of St John. Whether you are interested in ancient history, Greek myths or simply the joy of cruising aboard a small ship and experiencing new places and islands in this beautiful region, our voyage through the Aegean will surely appeal.