Santorini is one of the most renowned places of the world. People travel thousands of miles in order to admire its unique geography, result of an earthquake that took place many centuries ago. Take a jeep safari into the interior, cruise to Santorini’s smaller islands and volcanoes, visit the Akrotiri excavations or drink coffee at Oia Village, 300 meters above the sea.
With a population of around 3.7 million, Izmir is the third largest city in Turkey, and boasts the second largest port after Istanbul. Formerly the ancient city of Smyrna, Izmir is now a busy commercial center that rests on a vast bay. With wide thoroughfares, modern buildings and shopping centers mix with traditional red-tiled roofs structures, old mosques and churches, it is a rapidly growing city on the Central Aegean coast. Izmir’s composition suggests a Mediterranean Europe city more so than traditional Turkish appearance.
One of the most beautiful towns in Agrolis, the Eastern Peloponnese, and one of Greece’s most romantic cities, elegant, architecturally homogenous. Nafplion is a palimpsest upon which its many conquerors have written their turbulent stories over the centuries: the Franks, the Venetians and the Ottomans all contributed to the incomparable mien of this lovely port, which greets its many visitors with its ancient city walls, its castles, its Ottoman fountains, its Venetian houses and its neoclassical mansions. Plateia Syntagmatos, the lively heart of the city, is much as it was in the 1700s.
The second-largest town on Greece’s largest island, Chania is the lively capital of the western half of Crete, and was formerly the islands capital until 1971. The atmosphere has a touch of Florence and Venice combined with the culture and character of Cretan traditions. The city encompasses two distinct parts, the old town, and the modern city which is the larger of the two. The Venetian Harbour, the old port, the narrow shopping streets, old buildings of Venetian and Turkish design, waterfront restaurants and Cafes, museums, churches and crafts shops are the major element of city. In addition Chania is surrounded by numerous rich options for sightseeing, exploration and discovery.
Rhodes will make you think you’ve stepped back in time. Don’t miss the Palace of the Grand Masters, in the old walled city of Rhodes, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the ancient Acropolis of Lindos, high above the sea and the Citadel of the Knights. Relax at Tsampika Beach or stroll the old city of Rhodes where you can enjoy your lunch and a traditional Greek coffee.
Cesme is one of the most popular Turkish resorts with myriad Ottoman fountains and sugar-sand beaches. Grab the chance to visit the ancient Ephesus, the world’s largest open-air museum or enjoy an all-inclusive shore excursion to the Sole Mare beach private club where you can relish a cosmopolitan day at the beach.
Mykonos combines the dazzling white beauty of a typical Greek island with a sophisticated atmosphere.A place of contradictions, the island counts 365 churches and chapels, one for every day of the year. Here, picturesque windmills dot the landscape casting shadows over grazing sheep. However, it also stands as the international meeting point of the jet-set. Find a table on the waterfront and bask in the serenity of sunset over the picturesque harbor.