Go from Turkey to Italy in style. From witnessing the original site of the Hagia Sophia, to walking around the Old City that reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here, you'll want to take a stroll around the historically rich Istanbul. Visit the ancient city that lies on Sicily's coast, Catania. Witness an active volcano with trails leading to the summit, Piazza del Duomo, home to the Fontana dell'Elefante statue, and the admirable Catania Cathedral. Get the chance to explore the Tuscan region, Florence & Pisa when you dock in Livorno. From art and history, to seeing the Santa Croce, you can't be more centrally located than this. Come aboard Norwegian Spirit and make this 9-day cruise your favourite holiday.
9-Day Mediterranean from Athens to Rome: Italy, Greece, Turkey & Malta
|Sat||Athens (Piraeus), Greece (EMBARK)||---||6:00 pm|
Athens (Piraeus), Greece
This is the cradle of civilization, the oldest city in Europe. Not only is this city home to the Acropolis and some of the most important architectural structures and archaeological finds in the Western world, It is also a very modern city, an urban amalgam of extraordinary art, culture, cuisine and shopping. Explore more of Athens on a European cruise!
|Sun||Kusadasi, Turkey||7:30 am||12:30 pm|
Take a journey into the past in richly historic Ephesus. Once an ancient Greek city, Kusadasi was known for the famed Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Built, destroyed, and rebuilt again through several notably historical periods, Ephesus boasts abounding ruins and archaeological excavation sites. View what remains of the Roman Library of Celsus, the Gate of Augustus, the Tomb of John the Apostle, and the Basilica of St. John, amongst several other ancient remnants.
|Mon||Istanbul, Turkey||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
There's a new aura of excitement in Istanbul these days, as this centre of the Ottoman empire has become one the world's focal points for art, fashion, haute cuisine and nightlife. Of course there's always an abundance of ancient monuments and grand mosques with stunning frescoes to see here, like the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque. Head to any park and you'll see why tulips have long been the symbol of this city. Explore more of Istanbul on a European cruise!
|Tue||Patmos, Greece||1:00 pm||8:00 pm|
Patmos boasts idyllic beaches and swimming coves and enviable historic hilltop mansions, as it is a favourite hideaway for the elite. Though many are drawn to Patmos for its natural beauty and seclusion, the island is also famous for being the site of where the Apostle John is said to have written The Book of Revelations. From visiting the Monastery of the Apocalypse - which includes a chapel over the cave where St. John lived and received his revelation - to sunbathing on pebbled beaches and strolling picturesque villages, exploring Patmos promises to be a relaxing and memorable day in the Mediterranean.
|Thu||Valletta, Malta||7:00 am||5:00 pm|
Although somewhat scarred by World War II, Valletta prides itself on its magnificent Baroque palaces, piazzas, gardens and churches. The Magisterial Palace, built between 1571 and 1574, now houses the Maltese Parliament and offices of the President of Malta.
|Fri||Catania, Italy||7:00 am||5:00 pm|
|Sat||Naples, Italy||7:00 am||4:00 pm|
Cruise to Naples, located on Italy's stunning Amalfi coast, a city rich in history. A tour around Naples' grand piazzas, cathedrals and castles in the old centre will take you back centuries. Pompeii is not too far either, a dashing city which boasts diverse cultural offerings and charming streets. Explore more of Naples on a European cruise!
|Sun||Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy||9:00 am||8:00 pm|
Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy
How lucky to visit the Tuscan region, Florence & Pisa, resplendent in art and history. What's even more fortunate is that all the main attractions in Florence are centrally located for the perfect walking tour. See Santa Croce, Piazza del Duomo and Michelangelo's David. Explore more of Florence & Pisa on a European cruise!
|Mon||Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy (DISEMBARK)||7:00 am||---|
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Endless adventures await in Rome. With two and a half thousand years of history, art and culture, it is no wonder Rome is one of the most visited cities on the planet. Gaze at the masterpieces of the Vatican or walk into the past with visits to ancient relics, historic monuments and legendary museums. Or people-watch whilst sipping on an espresso in a quaint cafe.
- Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
- Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
- Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
- Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
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