Spend 2-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.
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 full day tour will visit St. Sophia Mueseum, Blue Mosque, Turkish and Islamic Art Museums, Hoppodrome and Grande Bazaar.
Visit the world famous city of Ephesus and the Great Amphitheatre where St. Paul preached . Continue to the House of the Virgin Mary and St John the Basilica.
What better way to see the Greek Islands in a short period of time. After your stay in Izmir you will drive to Kusadasi, where you will board the ship for your cruise to the Greek Islands. 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. From there you will sail to Heraklion, the capital of Crete. Take an optional excursion to the Palace of King Minos at Knossos, the center of the Minoan civilization. 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.