Ultimate Mediterranean Odyssey & Authentic Andalucía

20 Days
Athens to Lisbon
From (GBP)
£ 9,637
Dates & Pricing

2022 Athens > Lisbon

Tour Map
Tour Code:
D32D
Duration:
20 days
Departure City:
Athens
Return City:
Lisbon

Selected Itinerary

20 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - UK > Piraeus (Athens), Greece

    Fly from the UK to Athens for an overnight stay. Regional airports are available on request.

  2. Day 2 - Piraeus (Athens)

    Transfer to Scenic Eclipse to commence your discovery of the Greek Isles & Dalmatian coastline.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Kea

    Kea (also called Tzia) is characterised by hilly countryside and quiet beaches. The local waters are home to several shipwrecks, including Titanic’s sister ship, Britannic, which sank in 1916. With earthy tones and elegant architecture that differs from other Greek islands, Kea is also known for its verdant natural paradise, home to rare plant species and wild animals. 

    Freechoice

    Tour the island of Kea and visit two local villages for a tasting of local products and a small folklore show, or enjoy a cooking presentation before learning about the local bee hives. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Paros

    Quieter than its more famous neighbours, Paros is the perfect blend of traditional architecture, stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife and gorgeous little rural villages. In May this island is especially quiet, giving you ample opportunity to wander the beautiful alleys, explore the quaint local shops and admire the historic churches. Paros was a major source of flawless marble during the early Cycladic period and its stone was used in famous sculptures such as Venus de Milo and Napoleon’s tomb. Today, choose from our wide range of Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.  

    Freechoice

    Experience the tastes of the Island with a wine, olive and cheese tasting, or enjoy a guided walking tour of Parikia and see a special performance from the male choir inside the Church of 100 Doors. Choose to journey to Despotiko island and visit the sanctuary of Apollo or learn of the marble history of Paros.

    Discovery

    Hike along the Byzantine Road, the oldest on the island, or kayak in the waters around Paros, stopping at protected beaches.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Santorini

    A part of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea, Santorini is an island like no other. This volcanic land is famous for white-washed buildings and blue-domed churches and offers stunning views across the turquoise waters. Treat your taste buds to the ultimate gastronomic experience by exploring the island's famous wineries and sample delicacies such as ‘ntomatokeftedes’, a tomato fritter. Explore the caldera edge as you traverse the cobblestone streets from Fira to Oia and learn about the great history of Hellenistic temples and ancient Minoan settlement.    

    Freechoice

    Visit the picturesque village Oia and learn about the wine industry with a tasting, or see the black sand Perissa Beach and the enormous Mesa Vouno. Choose to explore the prehistoric city of Akrotiri with buildings 4,000 years old, or sail to thermal springs of Palea Kameni. Alternatively, gain an insight into aspects of Greek life on this panoramic tour of the island. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Chania

    This 14th century Venetian harbour, with narrow cobbled streets, colourful buildings and waterfront restaurants will immerse you in Grecian culture. Walk back through time in the Medieval old town, breathe in the scent of olive oil, delve into the local history in small museums, and talk to the welcoming locals enjoying a coffee under a shady tree.  Before long you will be in love with this picturesque town. Today, choose from our wide range of Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Join a guided tour of Chania including a visit to the naval museum or journey through traditional villages to an oil mill for a tasting. Choose to learn the history of the island, or travel to a local farm and participate in a cooking class, tasting special and unique plates of Cretan cuisine. Alternatively, visit the botanical gardens or join a jeep tour to traditional villages to learn about the Cretan culture.

    Discovery

    Kayak in the crystal clear waters, stopping at secluded peddled bays.

    Enrich

    Experience an exclusive Cretan dance performance and live orchestra at the Maritime Museum of Crete.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Monemvasia

    The medieval castle town of Monemvasia has a unique fairy-tale atmosphere. Surrounded by the teal waters of the Aegean, Monemvasia was carved on the backside of a sea rock and previously only accessible by boat. Walking around the paved streets, by the elegant stone mansions and the Byzantine churches while gazing out to the Myrtoan Sea will have you losing sense of time. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Fiskardo, Kefalonia Island

    Fiskardo is a sailor’s paradise, home to fish tavernas and cafes that offer the quintessential Greek dining experience that has seduced travellers since decades. Located on the northern tip of Kefalonia, Fiskardo is the only village on Kefalonia that has original Venetian buildings intact and still in use. The hamlet was also virtually untouched by the great earthquake in 1953. This is a region of great natural beauty, perfectly preserved ruins that date back over 2000 years, and calm, azure waters. Today, choose from our wide range of Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Visit the mesmerising Melissani Lake and experience the highlights of Kefalonia. 

    Discovery

    If you’re feeling active, join a local for a hike or a kayak tour. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Giardini Naxos (Taormina), Italy

    Taormina is one of Sicily’s most popular summer destinations, and the gateway to the treasures of the island, with Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe, dominating the backdrop. The picturesque small town located above the Ionian Sea is known for its stunning ancient theatre, astonishing vistas and fabulous luxury atmosphere. With rich artistic, historical and cultural heritage it's no wonder the seaside town has drawn in flocks of visitors since the eighteenth century. Today, choose from our wide range of Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.   

    Freechoice

    Delve into the Sicilian atmosphere of the classic film trilogy The Godfather, or explore the medieval centre of Taormina. Alternatively, drive to Mount Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano. 

    Discovery

    Explore the Alcantara Gorges and the Alcantara River. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Valletta, Malta

    Welcome to Valletta where you have a full day to discover this fascinating city at your leisure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Gozo

    Gozo is an idyllic Mediterranean island, with green rolling hills of small farms, quaint fishing villages, small coves and sandy, sheltered beaches. Its crystal clear waters invite you to explore. Complete with historical sites, forts and phenomenal panoramas, this sleepy island is just waiting for you to explore it. Gozo has earnt the reputation of being one of the Mediterranean’s top outdoor adventure playgrounds, with 300 days of sunshine a year. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. 

    Freechoice

    Join a panoramic tour taking in the incredible scenery of Gozo, or learn the history from the Ggantija Temples to the Ta' Pinu Basilica. Alternatively, experience Gozo’s artisan food-making and cottage industries.

    Discovery

    Kayak the crystal waters of the Mediterranean along towering cliffs.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Trapani, Italy

    Boasting a long history, Trapani was previously an agricultural centre for the hilltop fortress town of Erice. The city between two seas became a very important centre due to its strategic position. Walk around the narrow streets filled with refined baroque buildings with their typical wrought-iron balconies, picturesque restaurants and antique shops. Visit the unfinished temple dating from 424 BC for excellent views of the countryside and distant coastline. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. 

    Freechoice

    Explore the preserved medieval town of Erice, or visit the temple of Segesta. Choose a walking tour of Trapani, or discover Marsala and its famous wine.

    Discovery

    If you’re feeling active, enjoy a bike tour of Trapani.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Carloforte

    Graceful palazzi, crowded cafés and palm trees line the busy waterfront. Slowly wander through the quaint, cobbled old town, admiring the red-roofed architecture rising amidst the green hillside. Lying just off the coast of Sardinia, Carloforte is the only town of the small Isola di San Pietro. Carloforte boasts a long-standing tradition of wooden boatbuilding, with traditional lateen sail fishing boats still spotted in the harbour.

    Freechoice

    Discover the beauty of the island, or enjoy a cooking class with fresh du paize pasta. Alternatively, visit a local vineyard for a wine tasting.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Ciutadella de Menorca, Spain

    Known for its old quarter and medieval streets filled with palaces, churches and fortresses, Ciutadella is truly Vella i Bella (‘Old and Beautiful’). Life on Menorca is dictated by the slow and gentle waves that lap on the shorelines. Breathe ing the history during your walk through the old town and gain an insight into the greatness this town has lived through. Today, choose one of our Scenic?Freechoice?activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. 

    Freechoice

    Visit archaeological sites as you walk around the Biosphere Reserve, or learn the cultures of Menorca, explore small towns and taste specialties such as their local cheese and gin. Alternatively, discover Menorca’s fun filled present at the Xoroi Caves and learn of the love story. 

    Freechoice

    Visit archaeological sites as you walk around the Biosphere Reserve, or learn the cultures of Menorca, explore small towns and taste specialties such as their local cheese and gin. Alternatively, discover Menorca’s fun filled present at the Xoroi Caves and learn of the love story. 

    Discovery

    Discover in this tour the incomparable south coast of the island of Menorca on a bike tour, or kayak along the coast, exploring sheltered coves and virgin beaches.  

    Discovery

    Discover in this tour the incomparable south coast of the island of Menorca on a bike tour, or kayak along the coast, exploring sheltered coves and virgin beaches.  

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Formentera

    Formentera boasts magnificent beaches, charming villages and glistening waters. Only accessible by boat, the island was favoured by pirates and has a long and varied history dating back over 4000 years. Choose to relax on its white sand beach, enjoy swimming, snorkelling or kayaking in the turquoise waters, or take a walk or ride along the green routes across the most remote countryside.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Cartagena

    A prized location with one of the world’s greatest natural harbours at its doorstep and surrounded by rich mineral deposits, Cartagena is a delight. Once inhabited by the Romans, Cartagena is recognised for the wealth of ancient sites in and around the city. Roman murals and mosaics adorn historical villas while late19th century architecture complements the picturesque Mediterranean coast. Today, choose one of our Scenic?Freechoice?activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.?? 

    Freechoice

    Explore Cartagena on a walking tour learning the history, or visit the historic city of Murcia dating back to the 9th century. Alternatively, explore La Unión mining museum, or join our ecotour, taking part in a beach clean up, learning recycling techniques and how you can work towards an environmental solution. 

    Discovery

    Choose to cycle through the Natural Park of Calblanque with magnificent views of the Mediterranean sea, or discover the coastline on a sea kayak.  

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Puerto Banús (Marbella)

    Puerto Banús is known for its luxurious cars, exclusive shops and impressive yachts – where Scenic Eclipse will feel right at home. This small town was developed in the 1970s to be the perfect combination of Andalusian culture, reflecting the fishing ports of the area, and a luxurious port with sophistication and elegance. Against the backdrop of immense mountains, wind your way through narrow streets lined with flower boxes. With a late-night departure, relish the opportunity to experience Puerto Banús both by day and night. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. 

    Freechoice

    Indulge your senses with the spectacular beauty of Andalucía during a guided tour of Ronda, or spend the day exploring Marbella.  

    Discovery

    Unveil the beautiful surroundings of the Lake Istan on a kayak tour, or go for a hike in the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park. 

    Enrich

    Witness the authentic flamenco ballet production Carmen. Set in Seville in 1830, this thrilling performance will walk you through many emotions, while giving you an insight into the Spanish culture.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Tangier, Morocco

    At the southern tip of the Mediterranean Sea lies Tangier. Guarding the Strait of Gibraltar, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. Tangier is Europe’s gateway to Africa. Influenced over its history by many cultures and civilisations, Tangier has a strong Spanish influence making it an excellent showcase for Spanish-Moorish architecture.  Known as the white city for its whitewashed houses strewn along the winding streets, Tangier is today a city undergoing significant development and modernisation.     

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a tour Tangier, seeing the diversity, or visit Hercules Caves learning of the myths and legends before strolling the streets of Kasbah. Choose to walk through the Old Town of Asilah, or experience the mix of Arabic and Spanish cultures in Tetouan.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Portimão, Portugal

    On the western Algarve, Portimão is a small port with a bustling historic centre. Once a well-known fishing port, now transformed into a breath-taking promenade with shops selling traditional lace, ceramics, and leather goods, and fantastic restaurants. Portimão is much loved for the steep limestone cliffs that surround its sandy beach of Praia da Rocha. Architectural masterpieces from the 19th and 20th century seamlessly blend with colourful contemporary structures creating the Portimão we know today. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.??  

    Freechoice

    Visit Cabo San Vincente and Sagres Fort or explore the unique sandstone formations of Ponte de Piedade. Alternatively, uncover the ancient capital of Silves. 

    Discovery

    Take a Scenic Discovery excursion by bike to the beaches of Praia da Rocha, or go kayaking and see ancient rock formations of the Algarve. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Lisbon > UK

    Today we bid farewell to fellow shipmates and crew and leave with a treasure-trove of fond memories. Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the cruise will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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