Greek Isles Odyssey: Mythology, History, and Cerulean Seas
Legends come to life in the Greek Isles, where sun-drenched shores hold ancient relics and rich traditions from one of the world’s oldest civilizations. Embark on an Aegean odyssey to discover Cycladic islands both storied and secret, from iconic Santorini to laid-back Naxos and Paros, and explore them from every angle—through mythology and archaeology, natural wonders and culinary delights. Bask in the beauty of volcanic shores and whitewashed villages, and dive into the Aegean’s inviting turquoise waters for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and more.
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
Swim, snorkel, kayak, or dive in the turquoise waters of the Cyclades, and take in classic Aegean sunsets from the beautiful open deck of National Geographic Orion
Immerse yourself in the island of Sifnos—known for its rich flavors, many churches, and poetic charm—as we visit its quaint harbors and scenic villages
Enjoy hiking in Paros, and sample the culinary delights of Naxos during a cooking class and wine tasting
Explore Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the mythical birthplace of Artemis and Apollo
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National Geographic Orion
An authentic expedition ship, purpose-built for exploring the South Pacific and its surrounding regions
Featuring 53 cabins, the gracious and intimate National Geographic Orion takes travelers to little-known waters and isles in New Zealand, Australia, French Polynesia, the Pacific Islands, Asia, and the Mediterranean to experience each location's natural and cultural wonders up close. With her high ice-class rating, National Geographic Orion is strong enough to explore the polar regions, yet her elevated maneuverability allows for navigation practically anywhere accessible by sea.
Over 50+ years of exploring, Lindblad Expeditions’ veteran staff and the quality companionship they provide has established the company’s reputation. From expedition leaders to naturalists, most hold advanced degrees and are established authorities in their fields. Some join a few expeditions each year to explore the same sites, some of them spending some time in the field away from rigorous academic work. And others lead expeditions all around the world—with many guests saying, “Where you’re going, we’re going,” and returning time after time to travel with them. Browse our team directory to discover the full cast of expedition staff.
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