Travelers looking to explore Greece during the off season can now hop on board a new ocean cruise itinerary with Viking Cruises.
The 11-day Greek Odyssey itinerary will sail roundtrip from Athens starting in January 2021 featuring three new ports of call for Viking, including Volos, Thessaloniki and Nafpilo in Greece, as well as a stop in Ephesus, marking the company’s return to Turkey. Guests will sail aboard the 903-guest all-veranda Viking Sea as they explore several millennia of culture and history on their way to the island of Crete.
“Our guests are curious explorers who want opportunities for learning while they travel in comfort,” said Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking, in press materials. “Our destination-focused ocean itineraries are built on the same successful principles as our river itineraries. We offer our guests more time in port, enriching cultural experiences, the best-designed ships at sea with no children, no casinos and no nickel-and-diming. With this new itinerary in Greece and Turkey offered during the quiet winter season, we look forward to helping our guests explore such a culturally rich region of the world in ‘The Viking Way.’”
Highlights of the Greek Odyssey include a visit to the the remains of the Byzantine Basilica of St. John in Turkey, exploring the remains of the ancient Macedonian kingdom of Alexander the Great in Greece, traveling through the Peloponnese peninsula, and more.