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.
Kusadasi is a beach resort in Turkey famous for its marina and its colorful bazaar where visitors can find a wide selection of hand-made carpets, leather bags and local products. But mostly, Kusadasi is known due to its proximity to the ancient ruins of Ephesus, and its Terrace Houses one of the world’s largest open-air museums, the House of Virgin Mary and the Sirince Village.
Samos, was home to some of the greatest minds of ancient Greece, including Aesop and Pythagoras. The island is home to Pythagoreion, an ancient fortified port with Greek and Roman monuments and the Heraion, temple of the Samian Hera, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. Tour the island in a 4×4, swim at Tsamadou beach and don’t leave without tasting the delicious local Samian wine in the renowned local winery and museum.
Milos is a geological marvel and home to the biggest selection of diverse and beautiful beaches in Cyclades, some of them formed by ancient volcanoes. Enjoy the unique landscape of Sarakiniko beach, the town of Plaka, the harbor of Adhamas and take a tour at the mining museum or visit the Church of Panagia Thalassitra.
Syros is the capital of Cyclades and once the center of all trade activities. You can still see and admire the mansions built by the island’s bankers, merchants and ship owners. Ermoupolis is a beautiful city with cobbled streets, two hills, the orthodox and the catholic one staring at each other and a magnificent central square that is definitely worth visiting.
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.
The harbor of Kos with its 14th century fortress is the next stop of our journey. Kos is the island of Hippocrates and home to Asclepieion, a curative center and temple to Asclepius which dates back to the 2nd century B.C. Visit the Odeon, the Roman baths and the plane tree of Hippocrates or go on an excursion to the village Zia.
Tiny Ios is home to the pre-historic settlement of Skarkos and to 365 churches, many of them found at the hillsides of picturesque Hora. Also, home to Maganari, a crystal beach where parts of the movie “The Big Blue” were shot. This is a place to relax, enjoy the sea and the sun and have fun.
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.