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Island Life: Greek Isles & Ephesus

October 21 to 29, 2024

The three bells of Fira in Santorini in Greece.
  • Starting Price: $5,295 per person, double occupancy, air not included
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Travel type: Ocean Cruise
  • Ship Information: Le Bougainville
  • Tour Partner: Gohagan & Co.
  • Add-Ons: Athens Pre-Program and Delphi Post-Program
  • Brochure: Brochure PDF
  • More information: NC State + Gohagan website
  • Reservations: To ask questions or make a reservation on the phone, call WolfTreks Travel Manager Kathy Hart at 919-515-0508. To book, use this WolfTreks reservation form.

Call on the islands of Volos, Delos, Mykonos, Pátmos, Rhodes, and Santorini on this epic, seven-night voyage. Enjoy excursions to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Meteora; Delos’ classical ruins, including the Sanctuary of Apollo and the theater quarter; the archaeological site and ancient ruins of Ephesus; and Santorini, believed to be the legendary lost city of Atlantis. Discuss life on the islands with local residents during the Island Life® forum. Extend your journey with the Athens Pre-Program and/or Delphi Post-Program Options. 


  • Visit up to six UNESCO World Heritage Sites, showcasing the culture and architecture of ancient Greece and Turkey. 
  • Call on islands steeped in myth and history—Delos, Mykonos, Pátmos, Santorini, and Rhodes. 
  • Walk through legendary ruins of Ephesus, Turkey, and the UNESCO-inscribed Meteora. 
  • Exclusive Island Life® forum with local residents who will discuss contemporary living. 
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Delos—the legendary birthplace of Artemis and Apollo — and walk along the Sacred Way to the Sanctuary of Apollo. Also see the legendary Terrace of the Lions, where hand-carved marble statues have guarded the island for nearly 2,600 years.  
  • Arrive in Kusadasi, Turkey, and drive to Ephesus, a vast archaeological site of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine ruins. 
  • In Pátmos, visit the Greek Orthodox Monastery of St. John and see the Cave of the Apocalypse, where St. John the Apostle most likely wrote the Book of Revelation in A.D. 95.   
  • Dock in Rhodes at the wall of Rhodes Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit the  
    14th-century Palace of the Grand Masters. 
  • Be on deck as the ship cruises into the port of Santorini, beneath which some believe to be the legendary lost city of Atlantis, to tour the Minoan ruins of Akrotiri. 

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