Our first excursion is to Skiathos, Greece, and Voyages To Antiquity presents a lecture from a gifted historian

ABOARD THE MV AEGEAN ODYSSEY —This is our first shore excursion day, and the weather is beautiful — 27 degrees (centigrade), blue skies and bright sunshine. We had breakfast on the back deck — this morning there were pancakes — and then took the tender into the old port of Skiathos Town. It is a busy place, with ferries arriving regularly, lots of shops and cafes and narrow streets that wind up to the top of the …

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MV Aegean Odyssey: Getting acquainted with the attractive and immaculate ship

ABOARD THE MV AEGEAN ODYSSEY —After a good night’s sleep, it is time to get acquainted with our ship. This is a small ship and I have to admit a personal preference for smaller ones. It has a capacity of 300 passengers, and there are 258 on board for this voyage. While it does not have the glamor of larger ships, it has charm and character. Our cabin is a generous size, with a sitting area and …

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The Bosphorus and a visit to the Grand Bazaar; we look forward to boarding the MV Aegean Odyssey

  ISTANBUL, Turkey — Unfortunately, today we have to check out of this excellent hotel, the Grand Hyatt Istanbul, but fortunately we will be boarding our ship, the MV Aegean Odyssey, later this afternoon. Luggage had to be out in the hall for pick up at 7. That gave us time for breakfast on the outdoor patio of the hotel restaurant — fresh fruit, an omelette, croissants and good coffee, along with a copy of the International …

Read moreThe Bosphorus and a visit to the Grand Bazaar; we look forward to boarding the MV Aegean Odyssey

A day in Istanbul and the attentive Voyages To Antiquity staff

Day Two Because of our flight delay, we missed the morning tour of Istanbul- no Blue Mosque, no Topkapi Palace, no Hagia Sophia for us.  I will hold a grudge against Air Canada for a long time for causing that! But happily we were able to join the afternoon tour, and visited the ancient cisterns and the Archeological Museum, with its  lovely exhibition of antique tiles. Istanbul is a fascinating city, and I am realizing that we …

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Best laid plans…a good attitude is important when traveling

August 26, 2012 Sometimes the best laid plans can go right off the rails. Travel today seems to be fraught with problems and delays, and it takes a certain kind of fortitude to navigate past the obstacles. This cruise adventure – a sailing from Istanbul to Athens with Voyages to Antiquity- has been planned for some time. We thought we had taken care of every detail and we had double checked everything. But who can prepare for …

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