Escape from the mundane on this 14-day expedition through the Aegean Sea. Don’t wait for a reason to get up and see the splendors of Greece, from the marbled walkways to the glowing white houses, the perseverant pillars to the Moorish designs. If the ruins could, they would speak for themselves, but you won’t know their story if you don’t visit. The beatitudes of the Aegean cannot be viewed from home and only experienced along the land and sea of your wildest dreams. It’s never too late to make...
Athens – The Greater Arrival
Set down in Athens and feel vindicated with the troubles and tribulations of yesterday thrown away like paper waste. Be collected at the airport and whisked to the center of the city where the bustling life of history and modernity mix together. The antique charm of the Plaka, the main street, stretches beneath the feet of strolling people, from the cobblestone of the ancient city to the occupied buildings passed down by families for millennia. The Acropolis stands tall above the old and new, once the center of all of Athens, as the sun shines a soft light onto the marble pillars. The scent of lamb and the fresh citrus of tomatoes almost follow you down the path. People walk arm in arm within the gentle streetlights as the day fades away. Your escape from the commonplace was successful; now let yourself relax within the greatness of the Aegean.
Day 2 - 3
Athens – Escape into History
Athens – Before the Adventurous Waters
Mykonos – When the Waters Wave Hello
Mykonos – Escape to the Beaches
Mykonos – When a City Is Not a City
At Sea – Crossing Aquamarine Borders
At Sea – Kusadasi and Patmos
At Sea – Beyond the Medieval at Rhodes
At Sea – No Need for a Minotaur on Crete
Santorini – No Need to Escape the Sunset
Santorini – A Possible Atlantis
Santorini – A Great Escape
- Come toe-to-toe with one of the most famous temples in history, the Parthenon
- Experience the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea stretched out over vast, unparalleled beaches
- Enjoy a cruise along the Aegean Sea that gives you the ample freedom of exploration
- Discover the variety of architectural and natural wonders on Rhodes, from Venetian buildings to Doric temples
- Discover the magnificent ruins of Knossos, home to the Minotaur
- Indulge in the perfect panorama along the cliffs of Santorini
- Spend time exploring the Turkish coastal town of Kusadasi and the Greek island, Patmos, where cultures collide
- Revel in a stroll along the classic Cyclades buildings filled with cosmopolitan wares of Mykonos
- Traverse the unburied streets of the ancient city of Akrotiri
Greece vacations allow you to escape the dull and dreary by venturing out. This fantastic custom-tailored trip puts adventure at your fingertips and places you in the midst of sensational history. Watch ancient pillars tower above you. Cruise through waters of a blue you never knew could exist. Stand on a monastery that overlooks the white walls of a village where the Book of Revelations was written. Let the rejuvenating beaches of Mykonos surround you. Stand beside the grandeur of the Parthenon. See the Moorish architecture of Kusadasi. Step into the Venetian remains of Rhodes.
Begin to escape with your arrival in Athens where the olive trees line the surrounding hills like lush vines ready to be plucked. Traverse the streets of Athens, exploring the modern sensations along the ancient majesty. Step inside the new Acropolis Museum where the busts and statues of marbled legend are proudly displayed, the panorama of the Parthenon standing elegantly in the background. Follow your guide through the Acropolis where you feel as though you have escaped the present and traveled to the Golden Age of Athens, where philosophy rained as prominently as olives. Once in Mykonos your adventure amongst the beaches and meandering streets of Mykonos Town gives you plenty of reasons to stay, from the soft sand to the purity of the sea and the cosmopolitan shops set within the doors of classic buildings. When you climb aboard your cruise ship you watch the glassy waters divide and know that there is always more too see.
Spend a day perusing the Turkish coastal town of Kusadasi and the Greek island, Patmos, where a famous Moorish bazaar combs the streets and the fame of the Book of Revelations continues to shine the spotlight on the grand monastery that overlooks the illustrious bay. Spend time on Rhodes where the Acropolis of Lindos watches over the water and the village with ruins that date, with staggering lavishness, back to the Doric times. On Crete you will have the opportunity to test your escapism skills by visiting the Minoan Knossos Palace, home to the Minotaur. Your final days along the Aegean Sea bring you into the stupendous island of Santorini. The houses glisten along the cliffs and you can spend your days exploring the marbled paths of the towns, resting beside the infinity pools, or journeying to the buried ancient city of Akrotiri, known as Greece’s Pompeii. Your time in Greece is more than just a vacation but an escape from the ordinary and a journey into the amazing.
$4,643 per person (excluding international flights)
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