From the pillars of the Golden Age of Athens to the crystal waters of Mykonos, from the ancient ruins of Ephesus to the rising cliffs of Santorini, this custom tailored tour will take you beyond the dreams of antiquity and into the harmonious wonders of the Mediterranean. You will cruise through Greece where castles sit along the waterfront and myths have inspired Western Civilization for millennia. Let the sirens’ song summon you and the diversity of the islands captivate you. This is your time,...
Athens – A Luxurious Welcome
Arrive in Athens airport and be met by a private transfer. The arid hills that surround the city offer a romantic hideaway feel as you journey into the ancient city center. You can’t miss the Acropolis rising over the city with its ornate pillars shimmering in the sunlight. Along the foothill of the Acropolis you will find the Plaka, one of the oldest streets in the city. Passionate restaurateurs beckon to you, the freshness of thyme and dill drifts through their open doors. Ancient mansions line the street, giving an echo to people’s footsteps bouncing off of the walls. The beauty of the ancient world is apparent and inherent with your appearance in Greece.
Athens – The Chronicles of History
Mykonos – Enthusiastic Cruising
Mykonos – The Seclusion of Beaches
Mykonos – Let Yourself Go Together
At Sea – Harmony along the Mediterranean
Kusadasi – Never Ruins
Rhodes – Take the Romantic Rhodes
Crete – A Touch of Venice and a Spot On the Cliff
Santorini – Unfathomable Color
Santorini – Finding Atlantis
Santorini – Harmonious Asides
- Witness the grandeur of the Acropolis where the Parthenon rises above the city
- Enjoy a secluded beach along the famous shores of Mykonos
- Embark on a spectacular Mediterranean cruise that will take you to the splendor of the islands
- Travel through the ancient city of Ephesus where Greek and Roman ruins are well preserved
- Stroll through the storybook castle town of Rhodes
- Find the mythical labyrinth of the Minotaur at Knossos Palace in Heraklion
- Bask in the picture perfect sunsets of Santorini
Greece vacations should be harmonious, a symphony of sights and sounds, flavors and textures. On this 12-day journey through Greece you will experience the magnificent wonders of Athens and the islands where history comes alive, pillars and castles rise from the ground, beaches glimmer in the golden sun, and cliffs hold opulent houses like paintings. Passion drips from the history to the contemporary with myth and majesty. Your Grecian romance began the moment you started thinking about your holiday, that’s the allure, the wonder, the beauty; that’s Greece’s harmony.
The ardent adventure begins with your arrival in Athens. The pillars of antiquity stand within the center of the ancient city like a beacon calling to the Golden Age. Tour through the city’s history finding that its opulence is not just within the rising columns of the Acropolis but also within the palace and hiding beneath the modern city today. On the shores of Mykonos you will have the opportunity to take pleasure on its famed sands. The water is cool and the sand is hot. Mykonos Town offers secluded niches through its restaurants and the charming meandering streets. The colorful walls of Little Venice will grow distant as you venture out into the Mediterranean on your way to Kusadasi.
The Turkish port of Kusadasi holds the ruins of Ephesus, the best-preserved ruins in Asia Minor where once the Temple of Artemis stood and cast awe in the eyes of any beholder. Your exploration of the ancient city is followed by your journey to the island of Patmos where St. John the Divine once found himself in a cave writing the Book of Revelations. Now a monastery marks the sacred spot, looming over the town like a fortress. The romance of Rhodes stands within its fairytale old town, surrounded by castle walls that remind you of the stories you were once were told about knights and kings. Heraklion, Crete holds the mystery to the Minotaur hidden within the Knossos Minoan Palace just outside the city center. Once you arrive along the precipice of Santorini you can watch out over the caldera and spend your days luxuriating in the sunsets, discovering Atlantis within the lost city of Akrotiri, and eventually making the harmonious journey home.
$3,895 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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