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Islands of the Aegean 11th September 2017 • 28 nights • Sails from Southampton • Braemar • CRUISE ID: M1724 You’ll find ancient history, flamboyant culture and gripping mystery in the mix as Braemar showcases the best of the Eastern Med. The highlights of Athens and Istanbul vie for centre of attention; from Kuşadasi you can visit the ancient site of Ephesus; and Mykonos offers glitz, glamour and golden beaches. Plus, Santorini’s link to the ‘Lost City of Atlantis’ «RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE Discover the ancient Acropolis – the citadel that sits proudly above all of Athens. Relive the glory that was Greece as you view the Parthenon, the Temple of the Wingless Victory and the Erectheion. Tourlos, Mykonos, Greece This is Greece at its most glitzy and glamorous: laze on the golden beaches; explore the flamboyant boutiques and hip cafés; and see if you can spot an A-lister or two. Mykonos is also the jumping-off point for the Delos archaeological site and the much-photographed Mykonos windmills. Kavala, Greece Whether you’re uncovering the Byzantine and Ottoman ruins and landmarks of the Panagia district (Old Town); admiring the arches of the Kamares aqueduct; or browsing artefacts at the Tobacco Museum; Kavala has plenty of ways to fascinate. The remainder of the city features a mixture of beaches, shopping outlets, bars, eateries and quality museums, plus it’s the gateway to the ancient ruins of Philippi. Istanbul, Turkey A silvery glaze across the Golden Horn, the air filled with exotic spices, this is unmistakably Istanbul. Explore the wonderful Blue Mosque and glittering Topkapi Palace while strolling around Sultanahmet Square, taking in mosques, museums and the iconic Grand Bazaar. Or, take a trip to the Hagia Sofia, formerly the world’s largest cathedral and now a museum home to an array of beautifully-preserved artefacts. From only £3,199 per person is an intriguing conundrum in itself. Malaga, Spain Malaga is overflowing with aesthetic pleasures, such as the Moorish Alcazaba Fortress and the ‘mile of art’, which fittingly includes the Picasso Museum as the famous artist was born here. Alternatively, try authentic Spanish tapas; head to Marbella and relax on the stunning beaches; or tour to Granada for the striking Alhambra Palace. Valletta, Malta Make sure you’re out on deck for the scenic sailing into the Grand Harbour of Valletta. This 16th century walled capital is a treasure chest overflowing with Baroque architecture. Don’t miss the ornate chapels of St. John’s Co-Cathedral, the caves and coral formations of the Blue Grotto, or spectacular views from the Dingli Cliffs. Valletta is a city reborn – and a European Capital of Culture for 2018 – though you can catch a glimpse of the island’s epic history with a horse-drawn carriage ride through medieval Mdina. Athens (from Piraeus), Greece The port of Piraeus is your gateway to Athens, a mystical, engrossing city steeped in history and antiquity. The skyline is dominated by the incredible 2,500 year-old Parthenon, built in honour of the goddess Athena, and that’s just the start as far as top landmarks are concerned: the Acropolis, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Corinth Canal and the Temples of Zeus and Poseidon are all high up on the ‘must-visit’ list. Single friendly: We will always offer an Ocean View Twin Room at a reduced price for sole occupancy. Please call for details. All of the following included from only £115 per person, per night: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, 5-course à la carte dinner, late night buffet & self-service tea & coffee • Varied daytime activities • Lectures & talks • Swimming pools, Jacuzzis & gym Choice of live evening entertainment • 5 formal nights Lisbon Tourlos Istanbul (Mykonos) Cartagena Malaga Kavala Athens (from Piraeus) Valletta Kuadasi Antalya (from Port Akdeniz) Santorini Limassol Rhodes Southampton Authentic The Mediterranean Upgrade prices per person, per night from > Ocean View Room: £22 | Balcony Room: £100 | Suite: £149 | Single Rooms from > £5,399 Prices are correct at time of going to print, but may change at any time. Call for latest prices. 114 Date Arrive Depart Destination SEPTEMBER 2017 Mon 11 PM Southampton Tue 12-Thu 14 Cruising Fri 15 early am late pm Malaga, Spain Sat 16-Sun 17 Cruising Mon 18 early am late pm Valletta, Malta Tue 19 Cruising Wed 20 early am late night Athens (from Piraeus), Greece Thu 21 early am late pm Tourlos, Mykonos, Greece Fri 22 early am early pm Kavala, Greece Sat 23 early am late night Istanbul, Turkey Sun 24 Cruising Mon 25 early am late pm Kuşadasi, Turkey Tue 26 Cruising Wed 27 early am late pm Limassol, Cyprus Thu 28 early am late pm Antalya (from Port Akdeniz), Turkey Fri 29 early am late pm Rhodes, Greece Sat 30 early am late pm Thira, Santorini, Greece D OCTOBER 2017 Sun 01-Tue 03 Cruising Wed 04 early am late pm Cartagena, Spain Thu 05 Cruising Fri 06 early am late pm Lisbon, Portugal Sat 07-Sun 08 Cruising Mon 09 AM Southampton D Anchor Port Tours from Piraeus to Athens and Port Akdeniz to Antalya bookable prior to departure, subject to availability. 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