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Traditional white architecture  and greek orthodox churches with blue domes over the Caldera, Aegean sea in Santorini island, Greece.
Ancient Greek antiquities among the ruins of the Unesco heritage site. This is an open-air site on a remote, deserted island near Mykonos. Artifacts that can be carried away are taken to the separate archaeological museum, also on the island, where they are housed. This picture is one of several monuments in the ruins which has not been taken to a museum.
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Beef Dish: Waguy Ribeye Steak, Clove and papaya seed crusted prime beef, baked kasava, snakebeen peas, sweet potato crisps, beef jus and chervil.
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Traditional white architecture  and greek orthodox churches with blue domes over the Caldera, Aegean sea in Santorini island, Greece.
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Greek Isles Odyssey: Mythology, History, and Cerulean Seas

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Legends come to life in the Greek Isles, where sun-drenched shores hold ancient relics and the rich cultural and culinary traditions of an illustrious civilization. Embark on an Aegean odyssey designed as part of an exclusive wine collaboration with the experts at Food & Wine magazine, and discover Cycladic islands both storied and secret, from dramatic Santorini to laid-back Naxos and Paros. Delve into the region’s legendary culinary delights—from silky cheeses and savory pies to spicy volcanic wines—and explore the mythology and archaeology that make these islands iconic. Bask in the beauty of whitewashed villages, and experience the Aegean's inviting turquoise waters while swimming, paddleboarding, and kayaking. Nightly tastings guided by our onboard wine expert feature more than 40 bottles personally selected by Food & Wine magazine’s Executive Wine Editor, Ray Isle.

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Panoramic view of traditional greek windmills on Mykonos island at sunrise, Cyclades, Greece
  • Swim, kayak, or paddleboard in the turquoise waters of the Cyclades, and take in classic Aegean sunsets from the beautiful open deck of National Geographic Orion

  • Indulge in gourmet menus guided by the rhythms of the season, featuring sustainable ingredients primarily sourced from the Mediterranean

  • Sail the sapphire waters of Santorini's volcanic caldera, and go ashore to explore the enchanting town of Oía, with its sugar-cube buildings and world-famous sunsets

  • On Milos, visit the Bronze Age settlement of Phylakopi and the farm where the famed Greek sculpture of ‘Venus de Milo’ was evacuated

  • Stroll the quaint harbors and scenic villages of Sifnos–a local favorite known for its rich flavors, picturesque beaches, many churches, and poetic charm

  • During a cooking class and wine tasting, sample the culinary delights of Naxos, the most fertile island in the Cyclades

  • Receive exclusive guidance from both a National Geographic Photography Expert and Destination Expert on each departure

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