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ATHENS (Piraeus) To ATHENS (Piraeus)

MEDITERRANEAN cruise Silver Whisper

Explore storied sites of antiquity, on a journey of myth and history. See the Pantheon’s pillars over Athens, and island-hop to Hydra - where bright buildings stack around a scenic port. Wedding bells peel out on romantic Santorini, and you’ll lose your own heart to the island’s allure. Legends loom large in Volos, while the Ancient Greek city of Ephesus, Kusadasi, promises a mesmerising visit.
Voyage 4824

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Cruise itinerary

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It's no wonder that all roads lead to the fascinating and maddening metropolis of Athens. Lift your eyes 200 feet above the city to the Parthenon, its honey-color marble columns rising from a massive limestone base, and you behold architectural perfection that has not been surpassed in 2,500 years. But, today, this shrine of classical form dominates a 21st-century boomtown. To experience Athens—Athína in Greek—fully is to understand the essence of Greece: ancient monuments surviving in a sea of cement, startling beauty amid the squalor, tradition juxtaposed with modernity.

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Rising from the turquoise expanse of the sunny Mediterranean, Hydra is the counterpoint of choice for Athenians - who can swap the city chaos for blissful relaxation with an hour’s boat journey. Known for its inspiring celebrity appeal - Leonard Cohen bought a house here in the 60s - Hydra is a pretty island of rising streets, whitewash mansions, and carefree clamour. Located a stone's throw from the Greek mainland, the authorities have resisted the temptation to cash in, meaning Hydra remains an endearing time-warp, which revels in life in the slow lane.

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Although the fishing boats still go out in good weather, Mykonos largely makes its living from tourism these days. The summer crowds have turned one of the poorest islands in Greece into one of the richest. Old Mykonians complain that their young, who have inherited stores where their grandfathers once sold eggs or wine, get so much rent that they have lost ambition, and in summer sit around pool bars at night with their friends, and hang out in Athens in winter when island life is less scintillating.

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Kos is the island of Hippocrates, the third largest of the Dodecanese, after Rhodes and Karpathos with a fine port, vast beaches, clear seas and enormous historical interest. It is a low-lying island with a single mountain range on its eastern side. Most of its population is engaged in farming, the tourist trade, stockbreeding and fishing. The climate is mild most of the year. Kos was initially inhabited by the Carians (from Asia Minor) and then by the Minoans from Crete. The island has a long medieval history as is evident by its architecture as in 1315 the Knights of St.

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Undoubtedly the most extraordinary island in the Aegean, crescent-shape Santorini remains a mandatory stop on the Cycladic tourist route—even if it's necessary to enjoy the sensational sunsets from Ia, the fascinating excavations, and the dazzling white towns with a million other travelers. Called Kállisti (the "Loveliest") when first settled, the island has now reverted to its subsequent name of Thira, after the 9th-century-BC Dorian colonizer Thiras. The place is better known, however, these days as Santorini, a name derived from its patroness, St.

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Whilst the busy resort town of Kusadasi offers much in the way of shopping and dining – not to mention a flourishing beach life scene, the real jewel here is Ephesus and the stunning ruined city that really take centre stage. With only 20% of the classical ruins having been excavated, this archaeological wonder has already gained the status as Europe’s most complete classical metropolis. And a metropolis it really is; built in the 10th century BC this UNESCO World Heritage site is nothing short of spectacular.

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Volos is a commercial and industrial city, and Greece’s third-largest port. Much of it has been rebuilt after a severe earthquake in 1955. Volos’ location in the gulf of the same name and proximity to scenic Mount Pelion highlights this town’s attractive setting. Interesting sites in the surrounding areas include imposing monasteries perched atop craggy mountains, and a fine Archaeological Museum. Volos was founded in the 14th century in an area that man has occupied since the Neolithic Era. A short distance from Volos, the second millennium saw the establishment of Iolkos.

View 5 Excursion(s) in VOLOS (Thessaly)

It's no wonder that all roads lead to the fascinating and maddening metropolis of Athens. Lift your eyes 200 feet above the city to the Parthenon, its honey-color marble columns rising from a massive limestone base, and you behold architectural perfection that has not been surpassed in 2,500 years. But, today, this shrine of classical form dominates a 21st-century boomtown. To experience Athens—Athína in Greek—fully is to understand the essence of Greece: ancient monuments surviving in a sea of cement, startling beauty amid the squalor, tradition juxtaposed with modernity.

View 1 Excursion(s) in ATHENS (Piraeus)

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Owner's Suite

Up to 1,264 ft² / 117m² including veranda

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Grand Suite

Up to 1,286–1,435 ft² / 119–133m² including veranda

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Royal Suite

Up to 1,312–1,352 ft² / 122–126m² including veranda

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Silver Suite

653–701 ft² / 61–65m² including veranda

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Medallion Suite

521 ft² / 49m² including veranda

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Veranda Suite

345 ft² / 32m² including veranda

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Terrace Suite

287 ft² / 27m²

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Vista Suite

287 ft² / 27m²

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included in the cruise fare

  • Spacious suites – over 85% with private verandas
  • Butler service in every suite
  • Unlimited Free Wifi
  • Personalised service – nearly one crew member for every guest
  • Multiple restaurants, diverse cuisine, open-seating dining
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, select wines and spirits
  • 24-hour dining service
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Complimentary transportation into town in most ports
  • Onboard gratuities

Shore excursions provide the highlight of any cruise and allow you to gather a 360° vision of your destination. You may also make your own bespoke arrangements with the Silver Shore Concierge at least 30 days prior to sailing. Please note that the following excursions are provided as a sample of what may be offered on this voyage and are subject to change. We invite guests to visit my.silversea.com 120 days prior to sailing for the most updated information. Please be aware that tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and that some tours are very popular with guests often ending up being wait-listed: in order to avoid disappointment, it is therefore suggested to book in advance via my.silversea.com

Silver Whisper

The amenities of a grand resort. The charms of a stylish boutique hotel. Silversea’s Millennium Class ships Silver Whisper and sister ship Silver Shadow invite you to enjoy Silversea’s world-class accommodations, shipboard conviviality and warm, individualized service, paired with the enhanced spaces and amenities of a larger ship. Revel in the pampering treatments of an expanded wellness spa, shop the hottest trends from top designers at our shipboard boutiques, and enjoy dynamic full-scale productions in a multi-tiered show lounge. Silver Whisper luxury cruise ship has it all. Design your own schedule … or no schedule at all … Silver Whisper.

Suites

Silversea's oceanview suites are some of the most spacious in cruising, and all include the services of a butler. Select your suite and Request a Quote - guests who book early are rewarded with the best fares and ability to select their desired suite.

Suites

Silversea's oceanview suites are some of the most spacious in cruising, and all include the services of a butler. Select your suite and Request a Quote - guests who book early are rewarded with the best fares and ability to select their desired suite.

Owner's Suite

Up to 1,264 ft² / 117m² including veranda

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Grand Suite

Up to 1,286–1,435 ft² / 119–133m² including veranda

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Royal Suite

Up to 1,312–1,352 ft² / 122–126m² including veranda

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Silver Suite

653–701 ft² / 61–65m² including veranda

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Medallion Suite

521 ft² / 49m² including veranda

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Veranda Suite

345 ft² / 32m² including veranda

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Terrace Suite

287 ft² / 27m²

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Vista Suite

287 ft² / 27m²

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Restaurants

Discover our collection of onboard venues where you'll enjoy spending time with like-minded travellers and of course, our personalized all-inclusive service.

Public Areas

Renowned for culinary excellence and innovative spirit, Silversea's luxury cruises offer a choice of open-seating dining options throughout the fleet, as well as several specialty venues aboard all non-expedition ships.

1 Land programme and 4 Hotels

Our land programmes (multi-day mid-, pre- or post-cruise) provide additional opportunities to discover more of the highlights and hidden treasures of the lands you visit.