The Ionian Cruise offers an enlightening voyage through the Peloponnese and the less-touristic, western coast of Greece. The tranquil waters of the Ionian Sea lap the shores of the mythical Ionian Islands, highlighted by Corfu, Zakynthos, Cephalonia and the western coast of mainland Greece.
These Islands form part of the inspiration of Homer’s Odyssey which recounts the travels, trials and tribulations of Ulysses sailing home to Ithaca from the Trojan war.
The cruise explores the Jewish Heritage of the Ionian islands and the mainland, in particular, Ioannina, where a Romanite settlement dates back to the 9th century, as well as the heritage of the Sephardic community which flourished during Venetian Rule.
As with all our cruises, your holiday will start on a Thursday evening at the Hotel Grande Bretagne Athens, followed the next morning by a fascinating tour of the city with your own guide, who will also accompany you for the rest of the cruise to help uncover Greece’s Jewish history, from ancient times to the present.
After your tour of Athens and lunch at a colourful taverna, you will join your ship in Piraeus at 4 pm for the start of the cruise, which is detailed below, in order of ‘ports of call’:
From Spring 2022
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