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Adriatic Beauties

The small size of our yacht allows us to sail through the famed Corinth Canal, a historic, manmade marvel whose navigation embodies the spirit of an epic expedition. In Durrës, gather your fellow wine aficionados for an adventure to a local vineyard, where you may savor Albanian varietals known as white and black Shesh. From the Gothic Rector’s Palace to St. Blaise Church to Renaissance Sponza Palace, Dubrovnik’s Old Town contains a treasure trove of landmarks that lead the way to stories of the past. The iconic image of Venice shows a city with no roads, only canals, lined with rows of Gothic and Renaissance palaces, creating a dreamlike destination ready for overnight exploration. With the lagoon right at hand, local chefs and restaurants offer traditional favorites like baccalà mantecato with the fresh catch of the day. Trogir's local farmers’ markets delight all the senses with the sights, sounds and aromas of fresh fruits, vegetables and locally sourced olive oil.

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Athens to Valletta

June 14, 2024

10 Nights

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Jun 14 Piraeus (Athens), Greece Depart: 11:59 pm

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

Athens is still as iconic as ever. Winding pathways from ancient times transformed into modern-day roads and streets lead you to the monumental gateway of the Acropolis and other archaeological sites. It is a land soaked in history and mythology, but not stuck in the past.

As you wend through back alleys, passing the street art and getting serenaded by street musicians, you are never lost. You are simply taking a journey to an unknown destination. You may find yourself at the likes of the Church of Agioi at the southeast corner of the Holy Apostles Ancient Agora, a less-crowded historical site away from the flocks of tourists.

Try your hand at haggling with local vendors at the Plaka or Monastiraki flea market. There are so many handmade wares and trinkets to peruse and purchase. Keep an eye out for the more risqué souvenirs if you want a good laugh.

Aside from venturing through the cradle of Western Civilization, you can explore the port of Piraeus. It is the biggest port in Greece and one of the most important ports of the Mediterranean. Centuries of history have transformed this seaside town from a wartime fortress to a major shipping and transportation center.
Jun 15 Corinth Canal Transit Arrive: 7:00 am Depart: 9:00 am

Corinth Canal Transit

Standing at 70 feet wide at sea level, 81 feet wide at its top level, 300 feet tall and only about four miles long, the sheer limestone cliffs of the famous Corinth Canal can only be sailed by smaller ships and boats. The intimate size of our yachts allows us to freely navigate it for an adventurous expedition. Standing on deck as we make our way through the narrow passage, its awe-inspiring perspective will invoke a true sense of exploration.

Jun 16 Durres (Tirana), Albania Arrive: 9:00 am Depart: 7:00 pm

Durres (Tirana), Albania

Established as a Greek colony and having been under Byzantine and Roman rule, the city of Durrës has known a long and ancient history. A Roman amphitheater built in the second century by Emperor Trajan has been partially unearthed and stands as a candidate for UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The architecture of the city’s castle and the archaeological museum remind visitors of its ancient past. Wineries and vineyards such as Abaia and Duka bring you back to the present with selections of Merlot, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Albanian varietals known as white and black Shesh. From this port city, you can make your way to Albania’s capital, Tiran, where you can find fascinating highlights like BUNK’ART, former anti-nuclear bunkers made into art and history centers.

Jun 17 Dubrovnik (Old Town), Croatia Arrive: 7:00 am Depart: 3:00 pm

Dubrovnik (Old Town), Croatia

Along the Adriatic Sea in southern Croatia lies Dubrovnik, a city well-known for its 16th-century Old Town. Filled with enchanting historic sites and containing a sense of stories past, the Croatian city has rightly earned its place among the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Delve into the fantastical side of the city as you tour the streets that have become part of cinematic history. Take a break from the historic for a relaxing beach day with a quick ferry ride to the nearby Lokrum Island. Delve deep into the local culture with wine and delectable platters of meat and cheese.

Jun 18 Ancona, Italy Arrive: 9:00 am Depart: 7:00 pm

Ancona, Italy

Sitting on Italy’s Adriatic coast, Ancona’s harbor invites you to explore a scene of turquoise waters and sprawling, verdant hills. Founded by Greek settlers around 387 BCE, its old town, Roman arches, Romanesque churches, archaeological artifacts and Renaissance palazzi remind you of the city’s longstanding history. Towering above the town from Monte Guasco sits the Cattedrale di San Ciriaco, an 11th-century structure with prominent marble lions on its facade that creates an iconic image. Minutes away from the city center, a panoramic staircase leads down to the stunning stretch of Passetto Beach. Take the panoramic elevator for a breathtaking view and explore the caves carved into the rocks over 100 years ago. Nature lovers take pleasure in a walk along the promontory of Conero Regional Park, a leisurely path ideal for birdwatching and beautiful views of the Riviera.

Jun 19 Venice, Italy Arrive: 9:00 am OVERNIGHT

Venice, Italy

The iconic image of Venice shows a city with no roads, only canals, because it’s built on over 100 small islands in a lagoon amid the Adriatic Sea. In the heart of the city close to Piazza San Marco you will find the Bridge of Sighs, an architectural jewel amid so many historical wonders. Venetian cuisine is renowned throughout Italy for its high-quality seafood. Positioned within a lagoon, local chefs and restaurants have the advantage of fresh-caught fish directly from the source and bringing it straight to their tables.

Jun 20 Venice, Italy Depart: 3:00 pm

Venice, Italy

The iconic image of Venice shows a city with no roads, only canals, because it’s built on over 100 small islands in a lagoon amid the Adriatic Sea. In the heart of the city close to Piazza San Marco you will find the Bridge of Sighs, an architectural jewel amid so many historical wonders. Venetian cuisine is renowned throughout Italy for its high-quality seafood. Positioned within a lagoon, local chefs and restaurants have the advantage of fresh-caught fish directly from the source and bringing it straight to their tables.

Jun 21 Trogir, Croatia Arrive: 10:00 am Depart: 6:00 pm

Trogir, Croatia

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Trogir has a history dating far back with successive inhabiting from Greeks, Romans, Hungarians and Venetians, making for a rich and diverse cultural influence. Its position close to the Dalmatian coast means it’s a prime spot to search for beaches just on the outskirts. Become transported to a time that feels like a story out of a fairytale with a visit to the Land Gate, the main entrance to the city. Take a leisurely stroll through the local farmers’ market where you can find fresh fruits, vegetables and locally sourced olive oil.

Jun 22 Kotor, Montenegro Arrive: 9:00 am Depart: 6:00 pm

Kotor, Montenegro

Along the Adriatic coast of Montenegro lies the fortified town of Kotor, known for its medieval old town with winding streets and historic squares, as well as its many Romanesque churches and Maritime Museum. For unbelievable views of the Bay of Kotor, hike to the top of San Giovanni Fortress. Stroll through the many vendors, taking in the sounds, scents and colors as they call out their daily specials, produce and homemade goods. Swim the stunning azure waters of the bay with a boat tour to the Blue Cave.

Jun 23 At Sea

At Sea

Spend the day on the high seas pampering yourself at the spa or enjoying some time on deck. Mingle with your fellow explorers and swap stories of your exploits, making plans for new ones together once you get to shore

Jun 24 Valletta, Malta Arrive: 7:00 am

Valletta, Malta

The capital of Malta, Valletta, is a treasure trove of architecture and art. The sight of this fortress city immediately astounds the senses. For the pop culture aficionado, Valletta’s scenery served as the backdrop for the Streets of Flea Bottom in HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones. Along the Grand Harbor travelers can capture spectacular views of the deep blue of the Mediterranean Sea. As you walk along its limestone streets gazing at the colorful apartments, it is easy to get lost in wanderlust.

Athens to Valletta

June 14, 2024

10 Nights

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