You have been dreaming about the wonders of Greece for years; now you can stop dreaming and start living through the majesty of the Mediterranean on this custom tailored tour that will bring those dreams to life. From the sensational ancient city of Athens to the wondrous ruins of Ephesus, the Acropolis of Lindos on Rhodes to the whitewashed walls of Santorini, the beauty is never ending, the splendor is everywhere; you just have to let the wonder wash over you.
Athens – Athens Unwrapped
Welcome to the city of Athens. If you were able to untie the bow around a present and watch the wrapping fall away this would be what you find underneath. The Acropolis rises over the center of ancient Athens and glistens a subtle orange in the light. The Plaka, one of the oldest and longest consecutively used streets in the city, winds along the foothill. The path is paved with stone. Tradesmen welcome you into their shops with trinkets and sparkly jewelry, some made with bronze, other with silver. Restaurants stretch down the street giving the air a blend of luscious aromas, from crispy filo stuffed with cheese to gorgeous roasted lamb. The lively calls, lovely food, and range of ancient history are almost too much to bear…almost.
Athens – Antiquity at Your Service
Athens – A Wonderful Day for Exploration
Day 4 - 5
Mykonos – Island Ascension
Mykonos – An Ideal Favorite
Mykonos – A Castle in the Clouds
At Sea – Where Cruisers Cruise
Patmos – Wondrous Ancients and Ancient Wonders
Rhodes – Who Needs the Colossus of Rhodes
Crete – Castles and Calderas
Santorini – It Doesn’t End
- Explore the ancient history of Greece including the famous Parthenon
- Luxuriate on the famous beaches of Mykonos known to jetsetters around the world
- Cruise through the stunning waters of the Mediterranean
- Discover the incredible Greek and Roman ruins of Ephesus on the Turkish island of Kusadasi
- Stand within reach of where St. John the Divine wrote the Book of Revelations
- Venture along the grandiose Acropolis of Lindos with a backdrop of the horizon
- Witness the fabulous panorama of the Santorini sunset
Enjoy your journey into the unparalleled sights of Greece on this 12-day tour through the Mediterranean Sea. The antiquity brings with it a sense of nostalgia for a Golden Age which inspired the whole of Western Civilization. Cruise through the famous islands that combine pristine beaches, fabulous architecture, and some of the most well known ruins of the past. Your time along the shores will bring you not only to the grandeur of Greece, but the magic of its history.
The wonder begins with your arrival in Athens, the city that brought about the Golden Age. Tour through Greece’s past along the ruins of the Acropolis and within the New Acropolis Museum which houses much of the art from the surrounding city. Step onto the cruise ship and venture to Mykonos where the celebrated island brings about the luxuries of beaches and the charm of its town’s cosmopolitan streets. The days are yours to spend them as you wish, where the water is pure and the town has plenty to discover. A day cruising along the Mediterranean will bring you out of Greek waters and into the waters of Turkey.
On the shores of the Turkish island of Kusadasi you will find yourself wandering through the ancient city of Ephesus where the fabled temple of Artemis once stood. Today the ruin is a prized monument to the prosperous trading post it had been. On the island of Patmos you can stroll through town or within the walls of the monastery that commemorates St. John the Divine’s stay when he wrote the Book of Revelations. Travel to Rhodes where the island boasts the grand ruins of the Acropolis of Lindos which rise 400 feet above the sea. In Heraklion you can meander along the fortress built by Venetians during their occupation of the island in the 13th century before coming to the cliff side shores of Santorini. The whitewashed walls and blue roofs bring those famous photo images of Greece into three-dimensional relief. As you depart for home you can rest assured that the wonders of the Mediterranean were not just visited but experienced.
$2,995 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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