SAMOS Thick forests carpet the slopes of an island that’s shrouded in mystery and magic. Deep pockets of caves appear from nowhere and immaculate landscapes seem untouched by time. Cosmopolitan yet deeply historical, the island of Samos guards layer upon layer of fascinating history that only those who venture on its shores can truly discover. An island of legends: Pythagoras, Epicurus, Aristarchus, Aesop and birthplace of Hera, it’s no coincidence that its temples rival the Parthenon in size and significance. Arriving into Pythagoreio port, you’ll encounter an enchanting quayside promenade crammed with tavernas and shops as well as the Archaeological Museum that’s an island must-visit for history lovers. 75 ISTANBUL There is no place on earth like Istanbul. The Greeks, Romans, Venetians and Ottomans have all held sway over this city that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. You will see the stunning Sultan Ahmet (Blue) Mosque, Church of Hagia Sophia, the Topkapi Palace, Galata Bridge, Taksim Square and of course the incomparable Grand Bazaar. And all this just touches the surface of the place once known as Byzantium and Constantinople. There will be plenty of time to enjoy the great food in one the many buzzing restaurants. ISTANBUL Your final morning is a chance to reflect. Grab a coffee on deck and scan this diverse city’s beautiful skyline as you enjoy the last drops of the Eastern Mediterranean sun. 05 DAY 04 DAY 06 DAY For reservations visit celestyal.com or visit your local travel consultant.