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Sailing the Routes of Odysseus & Octavius – with EY Sailing

Experience the islands of the Ionian Sea on board a well-equipped yacht. Homer was inspired by these islands, Octavius defeated Mark Anthony and Cleopatra here, and the Durrells made Corfu their home. Besides visiting some iconic archaeological sites, you will also have the choice of swimming in small private bays that are only reached by yacht, exploring small harbours and villages and their islands, while getting the chance to taste local gastronomy in out-of-the-way tavernas. Discounts for 2018 reservations … Read More >>

An island in the Ionian Sea.

Small group sailing around the islands of the Ionian Sea, western Greece.

  • 44 ft yacht with 4 cabins
  • €950 per person, group discounts
  • Maximum 6 People
  • Two Sailings for 2017:

  • 15 – 22 October 2017
  • 22 – 29 October 2017
  • Sailing the Routes of Odysseus & Octavius – with EY Sailing

    Experience the islands of the Ionian Sea on board a well-equipped yacht. Homer was inspired by these islands, Octavius defeated Mark Anthony and Cleopatra here, and the Durrells made Corfu their home. Besides visiting some iconic archaeological sites, you will also have the choice of swimming in small private bays that are only reached by yacht, exploring small harbours and villages and their islands, while getting the chance to taste local gastronomy in out-of-the-way tavernas. Discounts for 2018 reservations … Read More >>

    Small group sailing around the islands of the Ionian Sea, western Greece.

  • 44 ft yacht with 4 cabins
  • €950 per person, group discounts
  • Maximum 6 People
  • Two Sailings for 2017:

  • 15 – 22 October 2017
  • 22 – 29 October 2017
  • An island in the Ionian Sea.

    Africa

    As the ‘Cradle of Humankind’ Africa offers visitors a range of historical and cultural tours and safaris. Starting with the early Hominin archaeological sites in South Africa and East Africa’s Great Rift Valley, there is over two million years of history to explore. From Algeria in the North to South Africa, the continent has some of the finest rock art in the world. In Morocco there is the Roman city of Volubilis, in Zimbabwe there is Great Zimbabwe – the capital of another historic Kingdom.

    The Sphinx and the pyramid of Khufu on the Giza Plateau, Cairo.

    Africa

    As the ‘Cradle of Humankind’ Africa offers visitors a range of historical and cultural tours and safaris. Starting with the early Hominin archaeological sites in South Africa and East Africa’s Great Rift Valley, there is over two million years of history to explore. From Algeria in the North to South Africa, the continent has some of the finest rock art in the world. In Morocco there is the Roman city of Volubilis, in Zimbabwe there is Great Zimbabwe – the capital of another historic Kingdom.

    The Sphinx and the pyramid of Khufu on the Giza Plateau, Cairo.

    Asia

    As the largest and most populous continent, Asia has had an extraordinarily diverse and complex past. A number of the first civilisations developed here, in the Euphrates and Tigris River Valleys in the west, the Indus Valley in southern Asia, and in the Yangtze and Yellow Rivers in the east. From Homo erectus at Zhoukoudian to the mountain railways of India, from the Great Wall of China to Petra in Jordan, Asia has some of the world’s most iconic archaeological and historical sites.

    Great Wall of China, © Ofol/Wikimedia.

    Asia

    As the largest and most populous continent, Asia has had an extraordinarily diverse and complex past. A number of the first civilisations developed here, in the Euphrates and Tigris River Valleys in the west, the Indus Valley in southern Asia, and in the Yangtze and Yellow Rivers in the east. From Homo erectus at Zhoukoudian to the mountain railways of India, from the Great Wall of China to Petra in Jordan, Asia has some of the world’s most iconic archaeological and historical sites.

    Great Wall of China, © Ofol/Wikimedia.

    Europe

    Europe is the most popular tourist destination, and so the continent has some of the most well-known and most visited archaeological and historical sites in the World. Visitors come to see the Ice Age cave art in France and Spain, picturesque abbeys and spectacular Gothic cathedrals, Medieval battlefields to memorials remembering the two World Wars. And some of the finest collections of artefacts from all corners of the globe are on display in our leading museums.

    A feature from a 17th century altarpiece, Fontevraud Abbey.

    Europe

    Europe is the most popular tourist destination, and so the continent has some of the most well-known and most visited archaeological and historical sites in the World. Visitors come to see the Ice Age cave art in France and Spain, picturesque abbeys and spectacular Gothic cathedrals, Medieval battlefields to memorials remembering the two World Wars. And some of the finest collections of artefacts from all corners of the globe are on display in our leading museums.

    A feature from a 17th century altarpiece, Fontevraud Abbey.

    North & Central America

    Archaeologists still debate when it was that the first human communities crossed the Bering Strait from Asia and spread out into the Americas. When ever it was, the people of North and Central America from the Inuit in the north and the Mayans and the Aztecs in the south have a rich and varied history. A history that was grievously impacted on by the arrival of Europeans in the 16th century. But even earlier, the Vikings founded a colony on Greenland perhaps even in north eastern Canada.

    Late Classic Mayan male ruler, stelae now in the Art Institute of Chicago.

    North & Central America

    Archaeologists still debate when it was that the first human communities crossed the Bering Strait from Asia and spread out into the Americas. When ever it was, the people of North and Central America from the Inuit in the north and the Mayans and the Aztecs in the south have a rich and varied history. A history that was grievously impacted on by the arrival of Europeans in the 16th century. But even earlier, the Vikings founded a colony on Greenland perhaps even in north eastern Canada.

    Late Classic Mayan male ruler, stelae now in the Art Institute of Chicago.

    South America

    In South America we find a number of archaeological sites that we all wish to visit. Who does not dream about climbing mountain citadel to see Machu Picchu; romantically referred to as the “Lost City of the Incas.” And what about enigmatic Nazca Lines? A number of civilisations developed throughout South America following the domestication of plants, building substantial settlements. Indigenous traditions are contrasted by a long history of colonialism.

    Machu Picchu at sunrise.

    South America

    In South America we find a number of archaeological sites that we all wish to visit. Who does not dream about climbing mountain citadel to see Machu Picchu; romantically referred to as the “Lost City of the Incas.” And what about enigmatic Nazca Lines? A number of civilisations developed throughout South America following the domestication of plants, building substantial settlements. Indigenous traditions are contrasted by a long history of colonialism.

    Machu Picchu at sunrise.

    Oceania

    Oceania here refers to the islands of the central Pacific Ocean, made up of the following four regions: Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. The date of the arrival of the first humans on to these islands is debated, but it is generally accepted to be somewhere between 50,000 and 30,000 years ago. Europeans explorers reached the region by the early decades of the 16th century. Tourism is a major source of income for the Pacific islands.

    The sacred Uluru, also Ayres Rock, at sunrise, Australia. © Pulv/Wikimedia.

    Oceania

    Oceania here refers to the islands of the central Pacific Ocean, made up of the following four regions: Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. The date of the arrival of the first humans on to these islands is debated, but it is generally accepted to be somewhere between 50,000 and 30,000 years ago. Europeans explorers reached the region by the early decades of the 16th century. Tourism is a major source of income for the Pacific islands.

    The sacred Uluru, also Ayres Rock, at sunrise, Australia. © Pulv/Wikimedia

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