Europe Mediterranean Cruise

Crossroads of the Mediterranean: A Voyage Through Greece, Malta & Sicily

Cruise from Athens, Greece to Barcelona, Spain on this five-country voyage to experience the Mediterranean’s far-reaching empires and vivid cultures. Alongside historians, archaeologists and National Geographic experts, explore ancient ruins in Greece and Sicily, delve into medieval history and architecture in Malta, and see vestiges of mysterious prehistoric cultures in Menorca. Trace the arc of history from classical Greece to the Age of Discovery, voyaging to the ancient port cities of Valletta and Siracusa. Along the way, sample regional delicacies. 

Enjoy numerous highlights along the route of this cruise from Greece to Spain. Walk amidst iconic classical ruins like the Parthenon. Explore vestiges of Greek, Roman, Ottoman, Talayotic and Minoan civilizations alongside expert historians and archaeologists. Marvel at the transparent blue waters of Malta and hike Crete’s stunning Gorge of Samaria—a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Learn about Sardinia’s mining history, dating back two thousand years, and discover the seaside tunnels from the water via kayak or Zodiac. And sample regional specialties like Marsala wine, Crete’s kalitsounia, and tuna and sardines from Sardinia.

Departures are aboard the 148-guest National Geographic Explorer, a home base that is perfect for exploring the best of the region, including well-known visitor spots and rarely visited, hard-to-reach gems. Equipped with National Geographic guides, historians, photographers and expert leaders, and built as a polar expedition vessel, the Nat Geo Explorer offers a smooth voyage through open ocean all the way around Spain.

Read on for details about this cruise from Greece to Spain, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Greek Islands small ship cruises, small ship Mediterranean cruises and Mediterranean trips.