Kotor, Montenegro

Adriatic

An odyssey of the mind and spirit, Adriatic cruises whet the appetite for European exploration. Zegrahm Expeditions traces ancient trade routes through the Adriatic and Ionian seas to historic ports and fabled shores. Our Adriatic tours take in a huge breadth of architecture and history, including Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque palaces, monasteries, and churches. During our Adriatic Sea cruises, we stop in Valletta, Malta’s capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site; wander picture-perfect Dubrovnik and Split’s Diocletian, a magnificent 4th-century palace; and explore the Greek and Roman ruins of Syracuse. Charming seaside towns, opportunities for independent dining at local eateries, and a chance to discover ancient archaeological treasures highlight your Adriatic cruise.

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Interesting Perspectives from Our Explorations in the Adriatic

  • Island Sky
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    Valletta, Malta
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    The Fabled Adriatic 2016 Field Report

    August 5, 2016 | Field Report

    Tuesday & Wednesday, May 31 & June 1, 2016 - Valletta, Malta / Embark Island Sky

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    Agrigento, Sicily
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    European Archaeology - The Top 10 Sites to See

    June 8, 2016 | Blog Post

    Susan Langley is the State Underwater Archaeologist for the Maryland Historical Trust. She received her B.A. in anthropology from the University of Toronto and her M.A. and Ph.D. in archaeology from the University of Calgary.

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  • Sumela Monastery
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    Medieval Times: From Croatia to Belgium

    May 17, 2016 | Blog Post

    Susan Langley is the State Underwater Archaeologist for the Maryland Historical Trust. She received her B.A. in anthropology from the University of Toronto and her M.A. and Ph.D. in archaeology from the University of Calgary.

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    Cavtat, Croatia
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    The Fabled Adriatic 2015 Field Report

    October 19, 2015 | Field Report

    For more information on our 2016 Fabled Adriatic expedition, visit our trip page. 

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    Agrigento, Sicily
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    Sicily: An Island of Bounty, Beauty, and Battles

    June 8, 2015 | Blog Post

    The collective whisper of an olive grove’s rustling leaves at twilight, the trees seem to exhale after a day beneath the intense Mediterranean sun; soft, rolling hills, dotted with vineyards, lush and fragrant, the vines hang heavy with clusters of the patiently-ripening fruit; the crystalline waters of the sea, alive with fish and fisherman alike, each playing their age-old role in feeding the

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  • Eggplant caponata
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    Sicily's Menu - Celebrate Fall with Sicilian Fare

    September 23, 2013 | Blog Post

    It's official: summer is over (at least it is here in our Seattle headquarters). But what better way to celebrate fall than to use up the last of your summer vegetables, as part of a Sicilian menu? Try out this recipe for Eggplant Caponata as a starter; we recommended enjoying it with a glass of fruity white wine and reflecting back on the long, warm days of summer.

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    Dancers, Albania
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    Cruising the Adriatic Sea

    September 15, 2011 | Blog Post

    Our ship made a calm crossing on the deep blue Mediterranean from Sicily to the Adriatic Sea and the beautiful shores of Montenegro, Croatia, and Albania. Our first Adriatic stop was in Montenegro. Sailing there was itself an event, winding our way through the dramatically curving coastline of the fjord-like Bay of Kotor.

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    Agrigento, Sicily
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    On Location: Greetings from the Blue and Sunny Mediterranean!

    September 8, 2011 | Blog Post

    We are now cruising from our first five days in Sicily towards the Adriatic Sea and the wonders of Croatia, Montenegro, and Albania. Sicily was full of marvels. We began in Palermo and Monreale, where the 12th-century churches and chapels were adorned with magnificent mosaics from floor to ceiling. The Palatine Chapel in Palermo was especially memorable, like a jewel-box of medieval art.

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  • Agrigento, Sicily
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    Ode to Sicily

    April 21, 2011 | Blog Post

    By Kevin Clement (with apologies to Robert Service)

    There are strange things done in the Med’s warm sun And one of those was our trip Round Sicily Isle, and in highest style On the Clipper Odyssey ship.

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    Syracuse, Sicily
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    On Location: Syracuse, Sicily

    April 19, 2011 | Blog Post

    The claim to fame of many towns, in America and elsewhere, is that somebody famous was born there. In most cases it’s an author or a Civil War general. If the town is very lucky, it might be a movie star. Syracuse, too, has its names to drop, but in a place where history and greatness reach back as far as this one, the situation is a little different.

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    Monreale
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    On Location: Erice, Segesta, Monreale & Palermo, Sicily

    April 9, 2011 | Blog Post

    The history of Sicily is a list of foreign conquerors. The island was a Greek colony, then Carthaginian, next Roman, then Byzantine, followed by Moorish, Norman, and Spanish. It didn’t become part of Italy until 1860.

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