Greece & Turkey

Naxos, Rhodes, Limassol, Marmaris, Bodrum, Chania, Katakolon & Messina

19 May 2024
Starting at
€ 1299
on board
Vasco da Gama


Valletta Embarkation

A true idyll awaits you on Naxos. Landscapes of lemon and orange trees exude a wonderful aroma, while the contrast of rugged granite mountains, green valleys, white beaches and incredibly blue water beguiles.

Discover Rhodes on your own.

The first thing Cypriots think of when they think of Limassol is wine, and of course you can visit the wineries in the area and taste fine wines there. The medieval centre around the shopping streets Makarious III and Agiou Andreou invites you to stroll around. Be sure to stop by the old market hall. At the old harbour of Limassol and the Limassol Marina you can marvel at elegant yachts. A visit to the Royal Tombs of Paphos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, should not be missed during a visit to the island.

Once little more than a sleepy fishing village, Limassol is now the island's second largest city and a popular holiday destination due to its perfect mix of culture and beach. Did you know that Richard the Lionheart is said to have married in the medieval fort? Today it has been beautifully restored and invites visitors to travel back in time.

Sheltered in a bay, framed by wooded mountainsides, Marmaris awaits you in the province of Mugla. Stroll through the cobblestone old town to the medieval castle, haggle at the bazaar and enjoy a cocktail at the marina overlooking the Aegean Sea.

Located on the Aegean coast, the municipality of Bodrum welcomes you. In addition to numerous museums, the town's preserved ancient buildings and characteristic white house facades provide an ideal backdrop to relax and explore.

The beautiful port city of Chania, the second largest city on the island of Crete, will immediately captivate you. Located in the northwest of the island, it is known as a port city with a lot of history and as a paradise holiday destination. Look forward to fascinating buildings, winding streets and squares, traditional Greek restaurants, cafés and shopping opportunities. Don't miss sights such as the Agios Nikolaos Church, the Venetian lighthouse and the shipyard halls. Olive groves, green plains and breathtaking gorges await you in the surrounding area. And of course, wonderful beaches!

Another ancient highlight awaits you today - Olympia. More than three thousand years ago, a sacred site was built here in honour of Zeus, the father of the gods. Numerous temples were built and a 13-metre-high statue of Zeus was erected, which was one of the ancient wonders of the world. Olympia was the venue of the ancient Olympic Games, today's modern equivalent is still named after the sacred place.

Messina, beautifully situated on the strait of the same name, is often called the "gateway to Sicily". The mainland of Italy is only 3 kilometres away in places. A wild architectural mix awaits you in Messina. The city has been devastated by earthquakes several times, but has always been rebuilt. A guided walk is the perfect way to explore the beautiful city. In the surrounding area, the volcano Etna and Taormina are popular destinations. Cineastes can visit famous film locations of the movie series "The Godfather" in Forza d'Agrò and Savoca.

Malta & Disembarkation



Price Includes

  • 11 Night Cruise on Full Board Basis on Nicko Cruises Vasco da Gama
  • Port taxes & fees

Not Included

  • Tips (recommendation about €13 per person per day)
  • Excursions (details will be available soon)
  • Drinks Packages
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended)