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  • Rich Thomaselli | August 18, 2016 4:00 PM ET

    Homeric Tours Does Cruises, Too!

    Homeric Tours Does Cruises, Too!

    PHOTO: Beautiful Athens is part of the Homeric cruise itinerary. (Courtesy Homeric Tours)

    Homeric Tours does indeed do cruises, too.

    In addition to its expansive lineup of regular tours, Homeric has some fabulous trips – ranging from three to seven days – on the water.

    One of the best is the three-day Iconic Aegean Cruise, with a jam-packed schedule that includes time in Athens, Mykonos, Kusadasi in Turkey, Patmos, Heraklon, Santorini and back to Athens.

    What will you see on the excursions?


    * At Ancient Ephesus you find Immortal relics of the Hellenistic, Roman and Early Christian era.

    * The Great Theatre, built in the fourth century B.C., could accommodate 24,000 spectators.

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    * Take a stroll through the Covered Bazaar in Kusadasi, and barter and haggle with the merchants over jewelry, carpeting, cosmetics and leather products, among other things.

    * Walk through the Magnesian Gate and see the Agora, the Odeon, the Library of Celsus, the marble-paved main Street of Kouretes, the Baths of Scholastica, the Great Theatre, Trajan’s Fountain, the Public Latrines, the Houses of the Patricians, the Prytaneum and the Temple of Hadrian.

    * See ancient Ephesus, where before his crucifixion Jesus entrusted the safety of the Virgin Mary to St. John the Evangelist, who took her to Ephesus.

    * See the Ionian colony, which is one of the largest open-air archaeological museums in the world.

    * Visit Patmos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    These are but a few of the amazing places you will visit when departing the Olympia, a 37-ton ship with more than 700 staterooms. The Olympia includes a Restaurant, Lido Café, Pool Grill, three Lounges, three bars, Casino, Swimming Pools, Saunas, Gymnasium, Kid’s Club, Video Arcade, Beauty Salon, Destination Services, Library, Duty Free & Travel Value Shop, Internet Corner and a Medical Center.


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Rich Thomaselli Experts in Distinctive Travel

Rich Thomaselli Rich Thomaselli is a longtime journalist with 27 years experience in newspapers, magazines and digital media. He is a nine-time individual award-winning writer and was also a staff writer at several publications that earned national recognition as well, including Advertising Age winning a ‘Best in Business’ designation from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers in 2007. He previously covered the travel sector for Ad Age, among other beats, from 2001-2013. Rich is married with two children. He will be based in New York. You can reach him at and contact him on Twitter @RichTravelPulse.
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