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Undiscovered Greek Islands

Unspoiled Islands, Pristine Villages and Ancient Sites. Unlike their bigger and better known counterparts, these islands have preserved their architectural and cultural treasures. This spectacular voyage will ply the Aegean waters in pursuit of pristine, undeveloped destinations aboard the all-suite, 100-guest Corinthian. Each day will find us amid ravishing vistas, from forgotten ancient ruins to hidden harbors and idyllic villages. We will explore the whitewashed villages on the island of Amorgos as well as the awe-inspiring volcanic island of Nisyros. In Chios, purported to be Homer’s birthplace, we will visit the 11th-century Nea Moni monastery, adorned with beautiful mosaics created by artists from Constantinople. On many evenings we’ve included free time in port to graze the shops and streets at leisure, and take in the authentic Greek ambience. We hope you will join us on
this unique voyage.

Undiscovered Greek Islands itinerary:

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Day 1 Fly to Istanbul, Turkey.
Day 2 Istanbul, Turkey | Embark
Arrive in Istanbul to embark Corinthinan.
Day 3 Limnos, Greece
Arrive in bucolic Limnos, in the northeast corner of the Aegean Sea. Its capital and port, Myrina, is built below a rocky promontory, crowned by a Byzantine castle, and is graced with stone houses. Ascend to the castle, which was the site of a temple of Artemis in Classical times, and view the superb artifacts at the Archaeological Museum. Also, explore two of the city’s ancient sites, Hephaestia and Kabirion, both beautifully sited on the shores of a bay.
Day 4 Skopelos
Skopelos’s main town is built against a hill rising from the sea. As we explore the island, we will discover some of the most characteristic Aegean architecture—whitewashed cube-shaped houses with blue slate roofs. Scattered around the countryside are numerous little churches preserving beautiful icons from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Day 5 Chios
Awake this morning in Chios, the Greek island claiming to be Homer’s birthplace. The island’s volcanic rock formations and deep green valleys forge a landscape of stunning color oppositions and intricate appearances. Visit the 11th-century Monastery of Nea Moni, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most important ecclesiastical monuments in Greece. The Monastery sits majestically in a wooded vale and is decorated throughout with exquisite frescoes and mosaics.
Day 6 Symi | Nisyros
Sail to Symi, once the stronghold of the Knights of St. John and the coveted object of a succession of invaders. With tiers of beautifully proportioned neoclassical mansions rising above its harbor, today Symi is one of Greece’s most attractive islands. Over lunch, sail to the island of Nisyros with its impressive volcano. The drive to the crater provides magnificent views and upon arrival, you’ll have the opportunity to walk to the caldera. Continue to the charming village of Nikiá, positioned atop the crater, where you’ll have time to stroll through its quaint streets, enjoy time at leisure, or visit its volcanological museum.
Day 7 Amorgos
Arrive at Amorgos, a seldom-visited island in the Cyclades group, whose whitewashed villages are set in a rugged landscape. A tour leads to the 11th-century Monastery of Khosoviotissa, built in a spectacular setting of precipitous cliffs facing the sea. For over 1,000 years, the monastery has been a place of pilgrimage for worshippers who come to venerate an icon of the Virgin.
Day 8 Folegandros | Sifnos
Call at the small volcanic island of Folegandros. From the harbor, a narrow road leads to Hora, a charming village that has preserved a portion of the medieval town that preceded it. Enjoy relaxing in this quaint village, built upon a 200-meter cliff, with its smart cafes and delightful tavernas. Continue to the unspoiled island of Sifnos, where the distinctive cubic style of Cycladic architecture prevails. Explore the former island capital at Kastro, an impeccably kept village that has retained much of its medieval character. Continue to Apollonia, a Cycladic labyrinth of white houses, flowers, and belfries, and its twin village Artemonas, with its impressive Venetianstyle houses and their distinctive chimneys.
Day 9 Piraeus | Disembark | Athens
Disembark in Piraeus and transfer to the airport in Athens for return flights.

Undiscovered Greek Islands reverse itinerary:

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Day 9 Piraeus | Disembark | Athens *
Disembark in Piraeus and transfer to the airport in Athens for return flights.
Day 8 Folegandros | Sifnos *
Call at the small volcanic island of Folegandros. From the harbor, a narrow road leads to Hora, a charming village that has preserved a portion of the medieval town that preceded it. Enjoy relaxing in this quaint village, built upon a 200-meter cliff, with its smart cafes and delightful tavernas. Continue to the unspoiled island of Sifnos, where the distinctive cubic style of Cycladic architecture prevails. Explore the former island capital at Kastro, an impeccably kept village that has retained much of its medieval character. Continue to Apollonia, a Cycladic labyrinth of white houses, flowers, and belfries, and its twin village Artemonas, with its impressive Venetianstyle houses and their distinctive chimneys.
Day 7 Amorgos *
Arrive at Amorgos, a seldom-visited island in the Cyclades group, whose whitewashed villages are set in a rugged landscape. A tour leads to the 11th-century Monastery of Khosoviotissa, built in a spectacular setting of precipitous cliffs facing the sea. For over 1,000 years, the monastery has been a place of pilgrimage for worshippers who come to venerate an icon of the Virgin.
Day 6 Symi | Nisyros *
Sail to Symi, once the stronghold of the Knights of St. John and the coveted object of a succession of invaders. With tiers of beautifully proportioned neoclassical mansions rising above its harbor, today Symi is one of Greece’s most attractive islands. Over lunch, sail to the island of Nisyros with its impressive volcano. The drive to the crater provides magnificent views and upon arrival, you’ll have the opportunity to walk to the caldera. Continue to the charming village of Nikiá, positioned atop the crater, where you’ll have time to stroll through its quaint streets, enjoy time at leisure, or visit its volcanological museum.
Day 5 Chios *
Awake this morning in Chios, the Greek island claiming to be Homer’s birthplace. The island’s volcanic rock formations and deep green valleys forge a landscape of stunning color oppositions and intricate appearances. Visit the 11th-century Monastery of Nea Moni, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most important ecclesiastical monuments in Greece. The Monastery sits majestically in a wooded vale and is decorated throughout with exquisite frescoes and mosaics.
Day 4 Skopelos *
Skopelos’s main town is built against a hill rising from the sea. As we explore the island, we will discover some of the most characteristic Aegean architecture—whitewashed cube-shaped houses with blue slate roofs. Scattered around the countryside are numerous little churches preserving beautiful icons from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Day 3 Limnos, Greece *
Arrive in bucolic Limnos, in the northeast corner of the Aegean Sea. Its capital and port, Myrina, is built below a rocky promontory, crowned by a Byzantine castle, and is graced with stone houses. Ascend to the castle, which was the site of a temple of Artemis in Classical times, and view the superb artifacts at the Archaeological Museum. Also, explore two of the city’s ancient sites, Hephaestia and Kabirion, both beautifully sited on the shores of a bay.
Day 2 Istanbul, Turkey | Embark *
Arrive in Istanbul to embark Corinthinan.
Day 1 Fly to Istanbul, Turkey. *
* = Indicative
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Corinthian, the ship servicing Undiscovered Greek Islands

Corinthian

Vessel Type: Luxury Small Ship

Length: 88 metres

Passenger Capacity: 100 (in 50 suites)

Built: refurbished 2009

Launched in 2009, after extensive refurbishment, redecoration and other improvements, the allsuite Corinthian offers the finest in small-ship cruise travel.

This private yacht-like cruise ship accommodates only 100 guests in 50 suites, each of which affords ocean views, measures 215 square feet or more and is appointed with a sitting area or separate living room, twin or queen-size beds, spacious closets and air conditioning. Each suite includes satellite TV, DVD/CD player, telephone, mini-refrigerator, marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries and teak floor, plush terry robes and slippers.

Decorated with rich fabrics, handsome wood, polished brass, rare antiquities and fine works of art, the yacht’s public spaces are warm and inviting. These include library with Internet access, two lounges with audiovisual facilities, state-of-the-art gym/spa, beauty salon & boutique, hospital, lift serving all passenger decks, dining room, two sun decks, jacuzzi, and a swimming platform.

Corinthian complies with the latest international and U.S. Coast Guard safety regulations and is outfitted with the most current navigational and communications technology as well as with retractable fin stabilizers for smooth sailing, an ice-strengthened hull and a fleet of Zodiacs. Corinthian is staffed by 60 European officers and crew. Taken together with her limited guest capacity, excellence of design, craftsmanship and material, Corinthian’s spaciousness and intimate ambience combine to make her ideal for distinctive cultural and expedition voyages.

 

Cabin layout for Corinthian
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