The Aegean and Mediterranean coasts of Turkey contain some of the most important ancient sites to be found anywhere. We are pleased to invite you on this truly unique journey that has been custom designed for us.
Starting in Istanbul, the fabled Constantinople, we will visit monuments from the city’s Byzantine and Ottoman periods. In Istanbul, we will board Callisto, and after sailing in the Sea of Marmara and entering the narrow strait of the Dardanelles, we will explore storied Troy, famed in antiquity for its wealth and as the site of the legendary Trojan War. Continuing along the Aegean Sea coast of Turkey, we will dock in Kusadasi, our base for exploring the remains of Claros, an oracular site dedicated to Apollo, and Ephesus, undoubtedly one of the world’s great archaeological sites. Bodrum, the ancient Halicarnassus, the seat of the superb Museum of Underwater Archaeology and other sites, is our next stop. The Greek Island of Rhodes follows, a maritime power in antiquity, especially during the Hellenistic period. Returning to the Turkish coast, we will call at Fethiye for a visit to the great Lycian city of Xanthus. After lovely Kekova, a fjord-like waterway, our sea journey will end in the bustling port city of Antalya.