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Cathedral of the Nativity of Holy Mary / Cathedral of Syracuse, Syracuse, Italy
Cathedral of the Nativity of Holy Mary / Cathedral of Syracuse, Syracuse, Italy
ExpeditionsCrossroads of the Mediterranean: A Voyage Through Greece, Malta, and Sicily

Crossroads of the Mediterranean: A Voyage Through Greece, Malta, and Sicily

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The Mediterranean’s far-reaching empires and vivid cultures come to life as we sail from Athens to Barcelona. Alongside historians, archaeologists, and National Geographic experts, explore ancient ruins in Greece and Sicily, delve into medieval history and architecture in Malta, and see vestiges of mysterious prehistoric cultures in Menorca. Trace the arc of history from classical Greece to the Age of Discovery, voyaging to the ancient port cities of Valletta and Siracusa. Along the way, sample regional delicacies. 

Highlights

Famous Parthenon temple with spring flowers on the  Acropolis in Athens, Greece
  • Walk amidst iconic classical ruins like the Parthenon on this fascinating five-country voyage

  • Explore vestiges of Greek, Roman, Ottoman, Talayotic, and Minoan civilizations alongside expert historians and archaeologists

  • Marvel at the transparent blue waters of Malta and hike Crete’s stunning Gorge of Samaria—a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve

  • Learn about Sardinia’s mining history, dating back two thousand years, and discover the seaside tunnels from the water via kayak or Zodiac

  • Sample regional specialties like Marsala wine, Crete's kalitsounia, and tuna and sardines from Sardinia

duration
12 Days
starts at
Athens, Greece
ends at
Barcelona, Spain
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Epic Histories and Cultural Treasures 2023-25

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duration
12 Days
starts at
Athens, Greece
ends at
Barcelona, Spain

View our brochure for more details

Epic Histories and Cultural Treasures 2023-25

duration
12 Days
starts at
Athens, Greece
ends at
Barcelona, Spain
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View our brochure for more details

Epic Histories and Cultural Treasures 2023-25

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