Is a dream destination for many and a frequent destination for many more. It has everything to offer just about anyone. Each country is unique and has a wonderful mix of history, culture and many local sights to see. No matter the country or countries you travel to, you’ll never run out of things to do. Even getting around is part of the fun.
Ephesus is the best preserved classical city in the Mediterranean, famous for its Greek and Roman architecture and probably the best place in the world to realize how life was in Roman times. Ancient history comes alive as you walk along the marble streets next to the traces left by the vehicls of the ancient years and overtake the temples, columns, houses and public baths. Visit the extensively restored Library of Celsus that once contained 12,000 scrolls.
Visit the capital of Modern and Ancient Greece and explore , the "Old City" of Athens, Plaka, with its neoclassical buildings and shops for gifts and souvenirs.
Climb the Acropolis hill, where the Parthenon Temple dominates, and enjoy the wonderful view. Also, take a trip along the beautiful Saronic Gulf - Cape Sounion and ancient Corinth, where you can sunbathe and admire thousand years of history.
Known as the "Emerald Isle" because of its rich vegetation and timeless beauty, Corfu is one of the hidden treasures of the Mediterranean. The second largest of the Ionian islands, Corfu covers an area of 592 square kilometers. With the intense culture and incomparable beuaty coastline, Corfu was an inexhaustible source of inspiration for many artists and writers.
Heraklion, Crete's capital, lies on the side of a hill facing the Cretan Sea. The city got its name from the mythical hero Hercules. Although it is a great city full of life, Heraklion is also the gateway to the nearby magnificent monuments of great ancient civilizations. Discover the amazing Minoan Crete or simply enjoy the beautiful beaches of the area.
Syros is a Cycladic island and capital of the South Aegean Sea. Its capital is Ermoypoli. The name comes from the first inhabitants of the island, the Phoenicians. Today there are two versions about the name. According to the first, the name comes from the word Ousyra meaning happy, while according to the second, from the word Sur meaning rock. On the hill of Ano Syros is dominated by the Catholic Church of St. George. The breathtaking view of the sea is unique, allowing visitors the chance to see the neighboring islands of Tinos, Delos, Paros and Naxos. The island has few roads and trails but contains landscapes with rocks, bridges, caves and wonderful beaches. The most famous product produced on the island of Syros is the “loukoumi”. The first official stamp of the producer of loukoumi appears in 1837. The other product of Syros is “chalvadopita”, manufactured by thyme honey of the island and freshly baked almond.
Santorini is a unique island of extraordinary beauty and rich culture going back to praehistoric ages
Perched high above the beaches with black sand and crystal sea waters, access to Fira town becomes in three ways - by cable car, donkey or on foot. Regardless the way you choose to get there, the amazing sight of whitewashed houses that hang on the edge of the cliff will enchant you. Visit the site of Akrotiri , one of the most important archaeological sites in the world, and have a sightseeing tour to this prehistoric settlement, a city like Pompeii. Do not miss the opportunity to visit a local "Bodega" in the stunning village of Oia at the top of the cliff.
Monemvasia is a small historic town in eastern Peloponnese, in the prefecture of Laconia. It is better known by the medieval fortress on the homonym "Rock of Monemvasia", which is literally a small island connected by a bridge formed in neck with total length of 400 meters with the current coastline flat against the city on the Laconian coast. The surviving buildings and structures in the castle include defensive structures of the outer castle and several small Byzantine churches.
Patmos is α small Greek island in the Aegean Sea. It has rocky, volcanic ground and its highest point is the Prophet Elias, 270 m. above sea level. Patmos has a special morphology, with many headlands, coves and islets.
St.John is said to have received his Revelation in a cave (the Cave of the Apocalypse) and many people visit the monasteries and the sacred Cave.
Patmos is a beautiful destination, the ideal place for relaxation and tranquility.
Venice is a magnificent city and the best way to see it is through canals with a romantic gondola ride, starting from the Grand Canal. Then visit the Doge's Palace, cross the Bridge of Sighs and enjoy a coffee in San Marco Square with its imposing buildings and the Cathedral, aged 900 years ago. Do not forget to visit an exhibition of glassware where you can see artisans at work and buy authentic Venetian glass items.
Zakynthos is one of the islands of the Ionian Islands. It has rich vegetation and an island with significant agricultural production, mainly based on the cultivation of olive, citrus and raisin and floricultural. Also has substantial business, particularly in the tourism sector, which is aided by Dionysios Solomos Airport and many hotels and accommodations, utilizing the natural beauty and historical tradition, combined with the hospitality of its inhabitants.
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Each year, thousands of travellers from all over the world choose Azamara Club Cruises. In fact, Azamara was the top-ranked 2012 small-ship cruise line for service, value and overall experience. Azamara Quest is a mid-sized beauty with a deck plan well-suited to the needs of modern voyagers. You’ll never feel crowded in the comfortable social spaces of our bars, restaurants, lounges, Casino and Cabaret and you will never feel like a sardine jammed in around the pool, where our attentive staff is always ready to offer a complimentary bottled water, soft drink or fresh towel. Staterooms feature modern amenities, furnishings, and European linens in a large number of staterooms with verandas.
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Αzamara Club Cruises includes late night or overnigh stays on more than half of all port visits. And that means richer, fuller experiences of local people and cultures around the world. With Azamara, you will have enough time to marvel at the nightlife of Asia, the rainforest of Costa Rica and the palaces of St. Petersburg. On Azamara's smaler ships you will sail to less-travelled ports, enjoy scenic rivers and waterways that are off-limits to big cruise lines, and dock in prime spots close to town. It all adds to a richer travel experience. And it gets even better with Azamara's focus on Destination Immersion, meaning longer stays, more overnight and night touring in many places you visit. You'll have time to dine on local foods and wines, go to jazz clubs and listen to musicians in the cafes, and walk the lighted ramparts in old cities. We think you'll agree the world is a wonderful place when you see the Azamara way.
That’s in addition to our complimentary AzAmazing EveningsSM events, created specifically for Azamara guests to participate in a unique night of culture. And, of course, fun. Or feel free to venture out and explore the more than 200 destinations we travel to on your own. You have all the time in the world to do so. The best way to learn about a new culture? Joyfully immerse yourself in local life and encients traditions. When you come back onboard, you’ll enjoy our inclusive amenities including select standard spirits, international beers and wines, gratuities, English butler service for suite guests, and more, our award-winning spa, fitness center, and dining, and our friendly, always attentive staff, all from the comfort of our boutique, 686-guest club-like ships. Like a welcoming club
Taste your way through six distinctive dining experiences, including 24-hour room service. Discoveries Restaurant is Azamara's main dining room, with full breakfast and dinner menus and lunch service on sea days. Price C and Aqualina are elegant speciality restaurants spotlighting steakhouse classics and Mediterranean dishes. For casual breakfast, lunch and dinner, Windows Cafe and its adjoining outdoor seating area are just the ticket, while the Pool Grill is perfect for burgers and fries on sunny afternoons. Enjoy a changing daily selection of complimentary boutique wines at lunch and dinner, along with select beers. Or ask our sommelier for help choosing a special bottle from our Wine Cellar featuring thousands of vintage and small production wines.
Sea days are perfect for sampling spa services that will leave you relaxed and reinvigorated. Azamara offers exclusive body, facial and massage treatments, health and wellness consultations, acupuncture, and a full-service salon. Just another day in paradise. With more late and overnight stays, we often bring local performers to the ship for truly authentic entertainment. Dance and admire the Murano glass fixtures in the Looking Glass Lounge, test your luck at lively Casino Luxe, or enjoy a musical revue in the Cabaret Lounge. Follow your whims and do something different ever night. Or simply relax with after-dinner drinks as Mosaic@Night, one of the ship's favourite casual gathering spots day and night. All ship bars serve complimentary select spirits, international beers, cocktails and wines.
Discover a seafaring community that feels like a club. A place where guests mingle easily and the staff and crew know your name, interests and preferences. Great service anticipates your needs and meets them swiftly. It's simultaneously friendly, attentive and professional. Top-tier service is the cornerstone of Azamara culture, from headquarters to shipboard staff to onshore guides. Our motivation is simpe: we want to see you again soon!
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Azamara Club Cruises consists of two intimate ships, Azamara Journey® and Azamara Quest®. Each can carry 686 fortunate guests to discover the hidden corners of the world that larger cruise ships simply cannot reach. In addition to offering a more personalized experience, our ships have recently undergone a $17.5 million revitalization including new European bedding and soft goods, flat screen televisions, new veranda decking and furniture, and wireless internet service in all staterooms and public areas. Plus, 93% of our staterooms offer ocean views and 68% have a private veranda.