Enjoy 3-nights in Athens. Visit the ancient Mediterranean metropolis highly recognized for its unique place in history. Spend your time at leisure or take advantage of the many optional excursions. Perhaps a one-day cruise around nearby islands, or take a tour of the city including the Acropolis and the Panathenaikon Stadium, the place of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Don’t forget to visit the Plaka (old city) to wander the cobblestone streets, peruse in the shops or dine in one of the many traditional Greek Tavernas.
What better way to see the Greek Islands in a short period of time. After your stay in Mykonos, you will sail to Kusadasi, where you can take an excursion to the ancient city of Ephesus. From here you will visit Patmos and take an optional excursion to the Monastery and Cave where John the Divine wrote the Book of Revelations. After Patmos you will sail to Rhodes and spend a full day. Perhaps you will take an optional excursion to the city of Rhodes and the rocky Acropolis of Lindos to visit the Temple of Athens. Finally, you will sail to Santorini, the volcano island, one of the most unforgettable places in the world. Walk the narrow streets of Fira or visit the beautiful village of Oia, perched on the rim of the caldera, offering panoramic views of breathtaking beauty.
Here you can enjoy the excellent shopping and nightlife, or perhaps take in a meal at a local café. Spend 2-nights in this enchanting city, where the lifestyle of the East meets the West. You will take a tour and visit St. Sophia Mueseum, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Grande Bazaar.
After leaving Istanbul, you will fly to Ankara, the capital of Turkey. Here you can visit the famous Museum of Ancient Civilization and more. In the afternoon you will head to Cappadocia for a two night stay. While in Cappadocia, you will take a full day tour, including the natural citadel of Uchisar and the Subterranean City of Kaymakli, built in the 7th century by Christians fleeing persecution. Upon leaving Cappadocia, you will visit the Museum of Mevlana in Konya and head to Pamukkale. Enjoy the sunset cascaded against the unique formation of petrified calcium cliffs. Here you will visit the ruins of Hierapolis, the city’s Roman and early Christian remains. In the afternoon you will head to Kusadasi. From Kusadasi you will take an excursion to visit the ancient city of Ephesus, including the house of Virgin Mary.