Star Collector: Pilgrimage to the Holy Land & Beyond: Israel, Greece & Turkey
 
Istanbul to Haifa
Mon Oct 6, 2025 - Wed Oct 22, 2025,
 16 days
 on Star Legend
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ITINERARY AND SHORE EXCURSIONS

The best on land brought to you by the best at sea. Get to the heart of local cultures with Windstar shore excursions. You don't want to just dip a toe in local culture, you want to dive into the deep end, and that's exactly what Windstar shore excursions are designed to do. All of our excursion are created to provide authentic local experience - the kind travelers like you are looking for. And with more than 2,500 excursions to choose from, you can experience your destination in whatever way is most meaningful to you. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast, a foodie, a history buff, or someone who loves to get to know the faces behind the many places we travel.

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Port
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Watersports
Platform
Shore
Excursions
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Mon Oct 6
Istanbul
Arrive:
Depart:6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Ah, Constantinople, Queen of Cities and the Door to Happiness. Istanbul is the only city in the world built on two continents—Europe and Asia—and its appeal is truly universal. The Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans all ruled their empires from here, leaving behind some of their finest monuments and a fascinating blend of cultures. Visit the harem at Topkapi Palace, where the clatter of silver soles once warned concubines of the approaching sultan. Admire the Iznik tiles and stained glass windows of the Blue Mosque, and the mystical light bathing the nave of Hagia Sofia. Shop the Grand Bazaar for a coffee cezve, magic lamp, embroidered slippers, or hand-woven kilim. Temper a tiny cup of potent Turkish coffee with bites of sweet lokum (Turkish delight). 
Tue Oct 7
Myrina
Arrive:11:30 AM
Depart:6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Lemnos is a delightful, off the beaten path island with wild mountainous geology and large, uncrowded, sandy beaches all along the coastline. Windsurfing is becoming increasingly popular here. Sites to see here include the Medieval Castle of Myrina, Ancient Poliochni, Ancient Kavirio and the legendary cave of Philocetes.
Wed Oct 8
Mykonos
Arrive:9:00 AM
Depart:9:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
4 Available
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Wake this morning to the postcard-like scene of Mykonos, the classic Greek isle dotted with hundreds of whitewashed churches and thatch-roofed windmills, in a harbor bobbing with fishing boats and luxurious private yachts. An optional  tour including a scenic ferry ride takes you back to the 6th   century B.C. to the tiny island of Delos, a UNESCO site and the mythical birthplace of Apollo.
4 Shore Excursions Available
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Mykonos: Mykonos Cooking Class *Culture | Dining | Essentials Collection
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy-Moderate
$269
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Mykonos, Delos Discovery *Culture | Essentials Collection | UNESCO | Walking
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelStrenuous
$119
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Mykonos, Concierge Collection: Five Senses of MykonosConcierge Collection | Sightseeing | Wine
Duration5.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$189
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Mykonos, Delos and Rhenia Island with Private Rib Boat *Beach | Beyond Ordinary Collection | Boating | Sightseeing
Duration6 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$3,499
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Thu Oct 9
Kusadasi
Arrive:8:00 AM
Depart:11:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
7 Available
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Few places offer such a rich combination of history and scenic beauty. In Ephesus, one of the greatest outdoor museums in the world, you’ll explore legendary sites steeped in history. Also visit the houses of Bulbul Mountain, where the roof of one forms the terrace of the next. This evening we present our Destination Discovery Event -- dinner in the moonlight and a concert near the  Celsus Library or on Harbour Street in ancient Ephesus. 

 
7 Shore Excursions Available
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Kusadasi, Ephesus & Ancient Houses *Culture | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | UNESCO | Walking
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$79
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Kusadasi, Archaeological Ephesus & Museum *Culture | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | Refreshments | UNESCO | Walking
Duration5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$79
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Kusadasi, Concierge Collection: Ephesus & Private Lunch at Sirince Village *Concierge Collection | Culture | Dining | UNESCO | Walking | Wine
Duration7 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$135
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Kusadasi, Ephesus and Virgin Marys HouseCulture | Essentials Collection | Outdoors | UNESCO | Walking
Duration5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$79
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Kusadasi, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private VAN + Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$599
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Kusadasi, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private VAN + Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$899
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Kusadasi, Best of Ephesus *Culture | Dining | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | UNESCO | Walking
Duration7.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$119
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Fri Oct 10
Bodrum
Arrive:9:00 AM
Depart:7:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
7 Available
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The 15th century Castle of St. Peter, built by the Crusaders, presides over the city’s dual harbors. Colorful peacocks strut their stuff trying to claim your attention, but they have nothing on the white sugar cube houses, palm-lined boulevards, and shockingly blue Aegean below. For a picture-perfect seaside playground, Bodrum offers a surprisingly rich history, or maybe it’s the other way around. Visit the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Surrender to the captivating magic of bathtub-warm waters and the Marina. Shop the bazaar for Milas cloth scarves and silver jewelry. Stroll the marina to see the other private yachts in port. (None as grand as yours, of course.)
7 Shore Excursions Available
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Bodrum, Concierge Collection: A day at the Beach Kempinski Barbaros Bay Hotel *Beach | Concierge Collection | Dining | Sightseeing
Duration6.5 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$215
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Bodrum, Castle & Gulet Cruise *Boating | Dining | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing
Duration7.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$339
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Bodrum, Concierge Collection: Exclusive Bodrum Culinary Experience *Concierge Collection | Culture | Dining | Sightseeing | Walking
Duration6.5 Hours
Activity LevelEasy-Moderate
$249
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Bodrum, Castle & Mausoleum *Essentials Collection | Sightseeing
Duration3 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$129
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Bodrum, Certified One Tank Dive in Bodrums Wonderful Reefs *Boating | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | Snorkeling
Duration3 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$299
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Bodrum, Concierge Collection: Private Gulet Cruise *Boating | Concierge Collection | Dining | Sightseeing | Wine
Duration7.5 Hours
Activity Level(not specified)
$1,699
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Bodrum, Certified Two Tank Dive in Bodrums Wonderful Reefs *Boating | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | Snorkeling
Duration3 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$399
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Sat Oct 11
Santorini
Arrive:8:00 AM
Depart:8:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
8 Available
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As our yacht approaches the spectacular cliffs rising from the deep azure sea, you’ll understand the magic of this area, where some say the ruins of Atlantis remain hidden. Visit the village of Oia and see the iconic Santorini blue domes or take a guided tour of Bronze Age excavations at the UNESCO site of Akrotiri. Toast the day with a crisp, cold glass of local Assyrtiko wine and appreciate the magic accessible to small ships like ours.
8 Shore Excursions Available
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Santorini, The Ancient City of Akrotiri & OiaCulture | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | UNESCO
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$139
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Santorini, Concierge Collection: Sailing the Caldera *Boating | Concierge Collection | Dining | Watersports
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$339
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Santorini, Scenic Drive to Oia & Free Time *Culture | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$119
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Santorini, Wineries of Santorini & Oia Village *Culture | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | Wine
Duration6 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$179
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Santorini, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private CAR + Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,049
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Santorini, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private VAN + Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,155
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Santorini, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private CAR + Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration6 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,625
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Santorini, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private VAN + Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration6 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,729
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Sun Oct 12
AT SEA
Arrive:
Depart:
Watersports Platform: 
Mon Oct 13
Delphi
Arrive:8:00 AM
Depart:1:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
4 Available
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Before there were fortune cookies there was the oracle of Delphi, dating back to 1400 B.C. The oracle gave cryptic guidance to the leaders of the day and was so highly respected that Delphi, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, became known as the center of the world. An optional tour lets you go exploring, from the Temple of Apollo to the Delphi Archaeological Museum, which contains some of the finest works of art in Greece. 
4 Shore Excursions Available
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Itea, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private Car & Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,299
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Itea, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private Van & Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,399
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Itea, Mythology of Delphi *Culture | Essentials Collection | UNESCO | Walking
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$149
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Itea, Monastery of Ossios Loukas *Culture | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | Walking
Duration4 Hours
Activity Level(not specified)
$129
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Mon Oct 13
Corinth Canal
Arrive:5:00 PM
Depart:7:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
You’ll want to be on deck today as we transit the narrow Corinth Canal with other private yachts and Greek mail steamers. It’s a shortcut reserved for petite ships like ours, and as we cruise between the narrow limestone walls we are the envy of all the ancient Romans who once portaged their ships along this very route before there was a canal.
 
Canal transit time and duration is subject to change based on traffic and canal authorities.
Tue Oct 14
Athens, Greece
Arrive:12:01 AM
Depart:5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
6 Available
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With 3,000 years of history, you can’t turn around in Athens without encountering the past. The Acropolis, a UNESCO site, the Plaka, and the Acropolis Museum are must-sees. But leave time if you can to climb Pnyx Hill for photos of the Parthenon at sunset, to buy your own set of Greek komboloi (worry beads), and to explore the metro stations that serve as mini-museums for the relics that are constantly being unearthed. 
6 Shore Excursions Available
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Athens, Acropolis & New Museum Tour & Transfer to Airport *Culture | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | UNESCO
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$149
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Athens, Acropolis & New Museum Tour & Transfer to Windstar Hotel *Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | UNESCO
Duration3 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$149
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Athens, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private CAR *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,199
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Athens, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private VAN *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,299
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Athens, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private CAR *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,399
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Athens, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private VAN *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,499
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Wed Oct 15
Mykonos
Arrive:7:00 AM
Depart:7:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
4 Available
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Wake this morning to the postcard-like scene of Mykonos, the classic Greek isle dotted with hundreds of whitewashed churches and thatch-roofed windmills, in a harbor bobbing with fishing boats and luxurious private yachts. An optional  tour including a scenic ferry ride takes you back to the 6th   century B.C. to the tiny island of Delos, a UNESCO site and the mythical birthplace of Apollo.
4 Shore Excursions Available
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Mykonos: Mykonos Cooking Class *Culture | Dining | Essentials Collection
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy-Moderate
$269
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Mykonos, Delos Discovery *Culture | Essentials Collection | UNESCO | Walking
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelStrenuous
$119
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Mykonos, Concierge Collection: Five Senses of MykonosConcierge Collection | Sightseeing | Wine
Duration5.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$189
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Mykonos, Delos and Rhenia Island with Private Rib Boat *Beach | Beyond Ordinary Collection | Boating | Sightseeing
Duration6 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$3,499
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Thu Oct 16
Heraklion
Arrive:8:00 AM
Depart:5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
7 Available
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Heraklion is the birthplace of El Greco, Nobel Prize winning poet Odysseas Elytis, and Nikos Kazantzakis. The major site of Crete’s biggest city is Knossos Palace, the Minoan-era castle unearthed by British archaeologist Arthur Evans. But the first site you will see is the Koules Venetian Fortress built in the early 1500s on the harbor walls, it houses restored interior and exterior reliefs of the Lion of St. Mark. A typical feature of Heraklion’s city center is the number of Venetian and Turkish fountains, the most notable being the Morosini Fountain, built to supply Heraklion with 1,000 barrels of water a day.
7 Shore Excursions Available
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Heraklion, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private Car & Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,155
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Heraklion, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private Van & Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,049
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Heraklion, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private Car & Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,575
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Heraklion, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private Van & Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,469
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Heraklion: Arcadi Monastery & Rethymnon Town *Dining | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | Walking
Duration7.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$199
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Heraklion, Discover Cretan Lifestyle *Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | Refreshments | Walking
Duration3.25 Hours
Activity LevelEasy-Moderate
$155
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Heraklion, Knossos Palace & Archaeological Museum *Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | Walking
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$159
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Fri Oct 17
Rhodes
Arrive:7:00 AM
Depart:11:59 PM
Watersports Platform: 
7 Available
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This gracious oasis, known as the “Island of Roses,” was home to the legendary Colossus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Today it is a yachting paradise, whose shores are lined with sparkling beaches and lush green mountainsides. A scenic drive leads you through quaint villages and lemon groves to the ancient Acropolis of Lindos, standing guard over the picturesque town or to the Old City of Rhodes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
7 Shore Excursions Available
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Rhodes, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private Car & Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,299
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Rhodes, Concerge Collection: Half Day Private Van & Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,399
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Rhodes, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private Car & Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,599
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Rhodes, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private Van & Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,599
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Rhodes, Scenic Drive to the Acropolis of Lindos *Culture | Essentials Collection | Outdoors | Sightseeing
Duration4.5 Hours
Activity LevelStrenuous
$115
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Rhodes, Old Rhodes on Foot *Culture | Essentials Collection | UNESCO | Walking
Duration3 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$75
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Rhodes, Concierge Collection: Intoduction to Rhodian Pottery *Concierge Collection | Culture | Sightseeing | Refreshments
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$169
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Sat Oct 18
AT SEA
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Sun Oct 19
Limassol
Arrive:7:00 AM
Depart:3:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
4 Available
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Limassol is known for several historic buildings like the Limassol Castle, Built in 1000 A.D. and used as a prison from 1790 to 1940 with a collection of artifacts covering 400 to 1879 A.D. Sites to see include the Archaeological Museum of Limassol, which exhibits artifacts from the Neolithic to the Roman period and the Folk Art Museum with a Cypriot Folk Art collection that awarded the museum the Europa Nostra prize in 1989.

4 Shore Excursions Available
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Limassol, Pafos and the Mosaics of Dionysos *Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | UNESCO | Walking
Duration5.25 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$139
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Limassol, Concierge Collection: Chrysorroyiatissa Monastery and Fiti Village *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing | Refreshments
Duration5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$249
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Limassol, Nikosia Divided Capital and Khirokita Archaeological Site *Essentials Collection | Sightseeing
Duration5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$119
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Limassol, Kourion Theatre, Kolossi Castle and Limassol Shopping *Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | Walking
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$119
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Mon Oct 20
Ashdod
Arrive:7:00 AM
Depart:11:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Ashdod is one of the most ancient cities in the world. Visit the Korin Maman Museum, which has a permanent archaeology exhibition called “Philistian World,” Climb to Giv’at Yonah, the highest point of the city at 492 feet, with a city lighthouse atop and named after the prophet Jonah, believed to be buried there.  Ashdod is your gateway to Jerusalem, the Mount of Olives, the Western Wall and the Temple Mount.
Tue Oct 21
Haifa
Arrive:7:00 AM
Depart:
Watersports Platform: 
The major seaport of Haifa has many fascinating sites like Elijah’s Cave, a pilgrimage site for believers, the Stella Maris Church and Monastery, located near the Cave, Muhraka, now a Carmelite monastery on the site where Elijah the Prophet defeated the prophets of Baal, and the Bahai Shrine, a lovely gold-domed shrine where the remains of Said Ali Muhammad, one of the two founders of the Bahai religion are buried. Three gardens of note are The Remembrance Garden, Gan Ha’em, situated in the Carmel Center, and the Sculpture Garden, where 22 bronze statues overlook the striking bay area and landscape. Here is your gateway to Petra with an overnight tour.
Wed Oct 22
Haifa
Arrive:
Depart:
Watersports Platform: 
The major seaport of Haifa has many fascinating sites like Elijah’s Cave, a pilgrimage site for believers, the Stella Maris Church and Monastery, located near the Cave, Muhraka, now a Carmelite monastery on the site where Elijah the Prophet defeated the prophets of Baal, and the Bahai Shrine, a lovely gold-domed shrine where the remains of Said Ali Muhammad, one of the two founders of the Bahai religion are buried. Three gardens of note are The Remembrance Garden, Gan Ha’em, situated in the Carmel Center, and the Sculpture Garden, where 22 bronze statues overlook the striking bay area and landscape. Here is your gateway to Petra with an overnight tour.