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Athens (Piraeus) to Athens (Piraeus)

HOMAGE TO HOMER | 19 Nights | Departs Aug 8, 2014

 

Mytilini (Lesbos), Greece

Mytilini (Lesbos), Greece-port

Officially named Lesbos, more often called Mytilini after its principal city, the island is the third largest in Greece, famed for its olive oil. Its undulating hills are said to support 11 million olive trees, which glisten silver in the sunlight, while the higher peaks are swathed in deep pine forests. It was the birthplace of leading figures in the intellectual world, such as Sappho, the world’s greatest lyrical poetess; Pittacus, one of the Seven Sages of antiquity; the poet Alcaeus and many, many others.

 

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
  • Highlights of Lesbos
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Highlights of Lesbos

    Moderate Activity/Walking
    Duration: 4 hours
    Tour Code: mjt-001
    Price:

    Free

    Lesbos is Greece's third largest island and was once a major cultural center, known for its Philosophical Academy, where Epicurus and Aristotle once taught. It was also the birthplace of the philosopher Theophrastus, who presided over the Academy in Athens, of the great poet Sappho of Trepanned, the father of Greek music and of Arion, who influenced the later playwrights Sophocles and Alcaeus.

    Departing from the port you will proceed to Taxiarches to visit the church Kagiani. You will spend approximately 30 minutes viewing the church and appreciating the breathtaking view of the city.

    You will then proceed to Agiasos for a visit of the Church of the Virgin Mary and approximately 45 minutes of free time will be afforded for strolling in the village or shopping before your return to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 2 hours of walking and/or standing and may not be suitable for wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns.

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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