October is a wonderful time of year to visit some of the unspoiled islands, timeless villages and ancient sites of the Aegean. Join us aboard the 50-passenger MS Monet and explore ancient 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. We will explore some truly fascinating sites including the ancient city of Ephesus which is rightly one of the most famous Graeco-Roman sites in the Mediterranean, where digging has been taking place for over a century, and we will spend time on the island of Patmos where we will visit the grotto of St John. We will also discover the famous citadel of Mycenae from the delightful port of Nafplio and visit the Temple of Poseidon and Temple of Aphaia, two of the major monuments of the Golden Age of Athens.
Our itinerary is a well balanced mix of guided excursions and time at leisure to explore the charming villages independently. 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. 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.