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Rome (Civitavecchia) to Istanbul

MEDITERRANEAN RELICS | 10 Nights | Departs May 2, 2014

 

Volos, Greece

Ports:

May, 2

-Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

May, 3

-Sorrento/Capri, Italy

May, 4

-Trapani (Sicily), Italy

May, 5

-Valletta, Malta

May, 6

-Cruise the Mediterranean Sea

May, 7

-Santorini, Greece

May, 8

-Syros, Greece

May, 9

-Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey

May, 10

-Volos, Greece

May, 11

-Istanbul, Turkey

May, 12

-Istanbul, Turkey

Volos, Greece-port

Volos is a city situated at the center of the Greek mainland, north of Athens. It is the capital of Magnesia prefecture. Modern Volos is built on the ancient cities of Demetrias, Pagasae and Iolkos. To the west of Volos there are the Neolithic settlements of Dimini with a ruined acropolis, walls and two beehive tombs dated between 4000-1200 BC, and Sesklo with the remains of the oldest acropolis in Greece (6000 BC), as well as examples of Neolithic civilizations.

 

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Volos & Makrinitsa
    Light Activity /Walking
  • The Meteora Monasteries
    Moderate Activity/WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Volos & Makrinitsa

    Light Activity /Walking
    Duration: 3 1/4 hours
    Tour Code: vol-001
    Price:

    Free

    Behold the beauty of Greece through its archaeological artifacts and by visiting a hilltop village admired for its sweeping views and traditional architecture.

    Boarding your coach at the pier, you will start with a short drive through downtown Volos, which is tucked along the foothills of the densely forested Mount Pelion. Arriving at the Archaeological Museum of Volos, you will have approximately 1-hour to browse its considerable artifacts. Among the treasures on display here are ancient jewelry, agricultural tools and classical statues, such as the torso of Aphrodite. Also, be sure to see the hundreds of funerary steles that amazingly still have their color intact even though they date back to the third century BC.

    After visiting the museum, you will next commence a picturesque, winding drive up the gentle slopes of Mount Pelion. The scenery is captivating as you pass through lush vegetation, tree-covered hills and several delightful small villages. Before long, you will pull into lovely Makrinitsa, whose multi-storied houses cling to the hillside. The views of Volos and the bay from here are so stunning that the village is known as The Balcony of Pelion. During more than 1-hour of free time in Makrinitsa, you might wander the cobbled streets, relax in the shade of the main square, and spend a few reflective moments admiring the frescoes in the church of Agios Ioannis. You may also enjoy shopping or stopping in a traditional café.

    Following your time in Makrinitsa, you will rejoin your coach for the return trip to the pier in Volos.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 1-hour of moderate walking, plus any walking done at the guests' discretion during free time. There are inclines and cobblestone streets to negotiate in Makrinitsa. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; a hat; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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