You’ll feel like you’ve switched continents when you dine at this restaurant. It offers a pan-Asian selection of curries and noodle dishes, a separate sushi menu, plus bespoke dishes created by master chef Ian Pengelley exclusively for Marella Cruises. This is one of the ship's speciality restaurants, so there's a charge to dine here – plus, we recommend you make a reservation in advance.
You’ll be whisked to sunny Spain when you dine in this section of The Mediterranean, which specialises in tapas dishes for dinner. Or you can take your taste buds over to Portugal and try espetadas – meat or veg skewers – for a little extra. It's open at lunchtime, too, for light bites, like sandwiches and jacket potatoes.
The main waiter service restaurant is a good-looking place, with a gold-and-grey colour scheme and floor-to-ceiling windows. Menu-wise, you can expect traditional dishes with a modern twist.
Sail to Athinios Harbour and set off on an incredible coach journey that takes you up the cliff face of the caldera and across the island. You’ll pass the cave homes of the island’s original inhabitants, before reaching the beautiful village of Oia. Perched on a clifftop, this place offers up breathtaking views over the caldera. It’s positively bursting with Greek charm, too, with its traditional whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches. Enjoy some free time to stroll through the winding, cobbled streets packed with jewellery shops, galleries and other Greek treasure troves. At the far end of the village you’ll be treated to the most spectacular views of the island. On the return journey, sample some of the local wine in a traditional wine shop. In Thira you’ll have more free time to explore, before taking the cable car journey - included in the tour - at your leisure, back to the ship's tenders.
Santorini charm is in no short supply on this trip. Your first stop is the hilltop village of Megalochori. A higgledy-piggledy mix of blue-domed churches, whitewashed houses and winding alleyways, it showcases some of Santorini’s most attractive architecture. We’ll continue onto the highest point on the island, Profitis Ilias, and neighbouring Pyrgos to soak up the views. You’ll get some time to explore Pyrgos’ churches and well-preserved castle. Here you’ll get to sample some of Santorini wine and some traditional Greek snacks. When you’ve had your fill, we’ll make one last stop at Thira where you can hop aboard a cable car back to the port.
See two of Santorini's biggest attractions on this great tour. You’ll take a boat ride to the volcanic island of Nea Kameni, where you’ll step out onto the Daphni lava flow, the oldest lava on the island. Climb to the top, over volcanic sand and lava fragments, and take in the sensational views of Santorini and its famous caldera. Following the same route in reverse, you’ll head back to the boat and set sail for the thermal springs of Palea Kameni. The boat will anchor in the deep green sulphur springs and you'll have chance to swim in the mineral-rich waters of the hot springs. On your return boat trip, you’ll be dropped off at the old port of Thira with plenty of time left to explore. Afterwards, return to the ship's tenders at your own leisure.
This tour kicks off with a visit to what is arguably one of the most beautiful villages in Greece – Lindos. Its well-preserved acropolis and UNESCO status make this a must-do excursion. As you wander through the quaint, quiet streets, it’s impossible not to fall in love with the laid-back pace of life and the postcard-prettiness that the village is famous for. Narrow lanes are lined with little white stone houses, which will have you reaching for your camera every few steps. And it’s a great place to explore, with the famous acropolis boasting treasures like the Temple of Athena, the Byzantine church and the Hellenistic stoa, plus evidence of fortification by the St John’s Knights. Climb the Hellenistic staircase to the top of the acropolis and you’ll be blown away by the panoramic views of the coast and Lindos town. This tour has got it all - incredible architecture and breathtaking views. What more could you ask for?
This trip is a half day taster of the wonderful city of Rhodes. First of all, you’ll visit the heart of the town – the Mandraki harbour and a glistening collection of luxury yachts. Government buildings from the Italian era, pretty pavement cafés and colourful boats dominate the scenery in these parts, so make sure you’ve got your camera handy. Monte Smith is up next, with the ancient acropolis of Rhodes-town, the temple of Apollo, the ancient stadium and the amphitheatre. You’ll drive along a beautiful road which brings you some fantastic panoramic views of the Turkish coast. Starting from the picturesque Porte d’ Amboise, you’ll then enter the old town by foot, walking past the world famous Street of the Knights and the Palace of the Knights. Your tour ends with some free time to reflect on all you’ve seen.
This fantastic tour starts by passing the Mandraki harbour and its glistening collection of luxury yachts. Government buildings from the Italian era, pretty pavement cafés and colourful boats dominate the scenery in these parts, so make sure you’ve got your camera handy. Continue with a drive up to Filerimos, a hill around 12km from Rhodes, which offers up jaw-dropping views. On reaching the top, you’ll see an outstanding collection of monuments, including the foundations of the temple of Athena Polias, an early Christian basilica, and the small subterranean Byzantine church of St George. Head to the back of the monastery and you’ll find the impressive remains of the Byzantine garrison. From here, a short coach ride will bring you to the wonderful city of Rhodes. Bathed in warm sunshine, it’s like a great big treasure trove crammed with archaeological gems. Passing the Acropolis of Rhodes in Monte Smith, you’ll drive along a beautiful road which brings you some fantastic panoramic views of the Turkish coast. Starting from the picturesque Porte d’ Amboise, you’ll then enter the old town on foot, walking past the world famous Street of the Knights for a visit to the Palace of the Knights. Your tour ends with some free time to reflect on all you’ve seen over a well-earned cup of strong Greek coffee.
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.
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.