Ruins of old castle in Rhodes Island in Greece

The Great Aegean Escape: Greece & Turkey Vacation

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Countries Visited

Greece, Turkey

Places Visited

Athens, Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos...

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Suggested Duration

14 Days

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...

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Trip Highlights

  • 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

Detailed Description

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.

Starting Price

$3,565 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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  • Some or all activities and tours
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Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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