As its name suggests, this à la carte eatery specialises in the likes of marbled steaks and meaty lobster tails. You’ve also got other meat and fish options, as well as plenty to satisfy a vegetarian palate. You’ll pay a cover charge to eat dinner here.
Marella Discovery 2’s main eatery is a big, stylish venue, finished in the colours of the sand and the sea. Daytime meals here come with a side-order of sea views, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows, and a grand double staircase leads up to a separate eatery.
Festival food stalls and iconic British beach huts provided the inspiration for this grab ‘n’ go eatery. This means you can expect to pick up things like bacon butties for breakfast, and sweet chilli chicken wings, mezze salads and focaccia sandwiches in the afternoon.
Trip over reminders of the past in ancient Athens, where cultural treasures twinkle back at you at every turn. It’s a real gold medal winner of a city.
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Time in port: 08:00 - 18:00
Leave the port of Piraeus behind and head for the captivating city of Athens. You’ll pass by the main sights, like Constitution Square, or ‘Syntagma Square’ as it’s also known, the Houses of Parliament, the Neoclassical-style university buildings, the Royal Palace and the Old Olympic Stadium of Athens. The stadium’s built entirely of marble and offers up a great view of the Acropolis in the distance. The real highlight of this tour comes next, when you arrive at the foot of the magnificent Acropolis, one of the most famous and photographed ancient monuments in the world. Set off on a walking tour, split into several stages, and let your guide explain its history to you. Once you get to the top, you’ll get some free time to wander round, admiring the ancient temples of Athena Nike and the towering Parthenon. Don’t forget your cameras for the breathtaking views of the city below.
Leave the port of Piraeus behind and head for the captivating city of Athens. You’ll pass by the main sights, like Constitution Square, or ‘Syntagma Square’ as it’s also known, the Houses of Parliament, the Neoclassical-style university buildings, the Presidential Palace and the Old Olympic Stadium of Athens. The stadium’s built entirely of marble and offers up a great view of the Acropolis in the distance. Afterwards, carry on to the traditional part of the city at the foot of the Acropolis, known as Plaka, where you’ll get some free time to explore. Soak up the atmosphere as you wander through the tangled maze of streets or pull up a chair in one of the pretty open-air cafes. It’s a great place to pick up some souvenirs as the shops in Plaka stay open all day.
Get ready to be impressed. The Corinth Canal marries up the Gulf of Corinth in the northwest with the Saronic Gulf in the southeast. It’s 3.9 miles long and its width varies from 69 feet at the bottom to 82 feet at the water's surface. Before it was built, ships sailing between the Aegean and the Adriatic Sea had to circumnavigate the Peloponnese, adding another 185 miles to their journey. On this fascinating tour you’ll drive to Isthmia, around 1 hr's drive, where a boat will be waiting to whisk you off. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views as you sail through this famous canal. Along the way, your guide will tell you interesting facts about the way it was built. Afterwards, you’ll take the bus to the bridge of the canal for a photo-stop, before heading back to your ship.
A jewel in the Aegean, this sun-blushed island is sprinkled with sugar-cube houses and whitewashed windmills. It’s a popular corner of Greece loved by everyone, frommillionaires…Time in port: 08:00 - 17:00
Get ready to see all the best bits of this famous Greek island. Sit back and relax as we drive to the bay of Agios Ioannis, where you’ll see the pretty little church, which gave its name to the bay. While you’re here, drink in amazing views of the isle of Delos, and see the beach where the hit film 'Shirley Valentine' was made. Your sightseeing will continue at the village of Ano Mera, with its quaint square and traditional monastery, Panagia Tourliani. Then it’s on to Kalafatis beach for a photo stop before heading back to Mykonos town for your guided walking tour. Sights to tick off your list here include the Three Wells, the Paraportiani Church, the picturesque Alefkandra area also known as 'Little Venice', and the typical windmills that are the island’s trademark.
Enjoy a relaxing morning basking under a hot sun and swimming in crystal waters at one of the famous beaches in Mykonos. See soft golden sands, striking blue waters and us the excellent facilities during your time here. Included in the price are sunbeds, umbrellas, and a refreshment on arrival. There are showers and restrooms available here, too, so all you need to bring is your towel, your sun cream and your swimwear.
This one offers up two of the things Mykonos is best at – standout scenery and good wine. Your first stop is a viewpoint in Aghios Stefanos, where you’ll look out over Mykonos port and the town, and have the opportunity to take some photos. Next up, you’ll head for Agios Ioannis. The beach here had a starring role in the Shirley Valentine movie, so its sands are among the most famous on the island. Next on the agenda is the island’s sleepy capital, Ano Mera. Grab a bite to eat in one of the tavernas, browse the shops for souvenirs, or pay a visit to the Monastery of Panagia Tourliani, where highlights include a time-worn bell tower and an impressive marble fountain. Finally, you’ll arrive at the Winery of Assimomitis. Here, you’ll get to grips with the wine-making process, and enjoy classical music as you relax overlooking the vineyards. Afterwards, there’s time to sample the wine for yourself – white, red and sweet wine are all on the agenda. Plus, you’ll get some Greek nibbles to accompany the wine.
Sleepy Katakolon is little more than a tiny port with a handful of dinky shops and tavernas. But more importantly, it’s your gateway to one of the most famous landmarks…Time in port: 09:00 - 16:00
Experience the famous site of Olympia, one of the most important sanctuaries of antiquity, dedicated to the father of the Olympian Zeus and birth-place of the Olympic Games! The sanctuary of Olympia spreads around the green wooded feet of the Kronion Hill, where the rivers Alpheios and Cladeos meet. Here you will walk with your guide and learn interesting facts about Ancient Greece and the Games. Thereafter you will proceed on foot to the Archaeological Museum, which is one of the most important of its kind in Greece and hosts an impressive collection of artefacts. The new museum was constructed in 1975, and eventually opened in 1982, re-exhibiting its treasures. Following some time here you will join your coach for a drive back to your ship.
Sunscreen, sunglasses and your swimsuit are all you’ll need for this one because the whole trip revolves around the beach. We’ll pick you up from the port of Katakolon and drive for about 30 minutes until we reach the Blue Flag Kourouta beach. You’ll have three hours to spend on this beautiful stretch of golden sands. Take a dip in the turquoise seas or just lie back and take it easy before we pick you up and take you back to the ship.
This high-spirited trip will take you to the Mercouri Winery, near Pyrgos. This place has been producing wine for 150 years and the secrets of the grape have been handed down through 4 generations of the same family. This experience begins with a walk around the estate. The vineyards and olive groves radiate out for 45 acres. Peacocks strut through the gardens and ivy climbs the stone walls of the main buildings. Once you’ve seen the cellars and the vines, you’ll head into the old engine room to taste some of the winery’s produce for yourself. Fifteen different grape varieties are used to produce a portfolio of 13 different reds, whites and roses. You’ll get to swig a couple of them. To bring out the flavour in the wine, you’ll be able to tuck into a selection of Greek meze, too. Drinks are paired with canapés of local cheese, olive oil and oregano, and bowls of plump olives.
Built out of limestone and lava, this black and white city’s the second biggest in Sicily. Think palazzo-lined boulevards, shop-fringed squares and designer bars stuffed…Time in port: 09:00 - 16:00
Today, you’ll head up the slopes of Europe’s tallest volcano, the 3,350-metre-high Mount Etna. From the port, you’ll be taken on a 90-minute panoramic drive through the countryside to the Crateri Silvestri, a giant crater 1,950 metres above sea level. Up here, you can take in views of the city of Catania down on the coast, as well as the surrounding gulf. After a photo stop, your guide will help you get your bearings, after which you’ll have free time to explore. You can hike along the former lava streams, and there’s a restaurant that serves snacks and soft drinks. Before the return journey back to the port, you’ll have a chance to visit the souvenir shop for some trinkets made out of volcanic rock, too.
This tour’s one for history fans, because you’ll tick off two of Sicily’s most impressive ancient sights. You’ll kick things off by travelling to Neapolis Archaeological Park in Syracuse, where you can explore 240,000 square metres of ancient ruins. During your visit, you’ll pass a giant 16,000-seater Greek amphitheatre. Afterwards, you’ll head to Ortygia, an old city that’s packed with so many important historical points of interest that the whole place has been made a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your guide will point out some of the main attractions, then you can explore the area at your own pace. The go-to spot’s Piazza Archimede – the water fountain here’s one of the biggest in the city. Plus, the Cathedral of Syracuse is a five-minute walk away. This giant sandstone-coloured building sits on the ruins of a former temple that was built in the 5th century. Inside, you can take a look at the 500-year-old statue of the Virgin Mary that was made by Antonello Gagini, a famous Renaissance-era sculptor.
You’ll hit the streets of Sicily’s most visited town during a trip to Taormina, passing Mount Etna on the way. Taormina’s in a clifftop spot, so the drive up to its centre serves up great views of the coast. When you arrive, you’ll follow your guide for a tour of the city’s standout sight, the Teatro Greco. It’s a 5,400-seat ancient Greek amphitheatre. From the top of the seating area, you can take in panoramic views of Mount Etna and the Gulf of Catania in the distance. After you’ve taken some photos, you’ll then have some free time to wander around on your own. Taormina’s main public park is a 10-minute walk away, and it offers up plenty of spots that are ideal for a picnic. You can grab some food from the nearby supermarket. There’s also an 18th-century church a 10-minute walk away, too, which has a golden Baroque-style altar that’s worthy of a few photos. After a chance to shop for some authentic Sicilian almonds, you’ll then head back to the port.