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Library of Celsus in the ancient city of Ephesus, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Izmir, Turkey
Beautiful Oia town on Santorini island, Greece
Marina and harbor on the Greek Island of Paros
sunset and whirling at the sea, sufi. sufi whirling (Turkish: Semazen) is a form of Sama or physically active meditation which originated among Sufis.
Airplane propeller with fish in Bodrum,Turkey.
Library of Celsus in the ancient city of Ephesus, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Izmir, Turkey
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Crossroads of the Ancient World: Exploring Greece and Turkey

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Sail along the magnificent isles and rocky coastlines of Greece and Turkey, where a mélange of Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman influences take us on a fascinating journey through history. Encounter glittering marble cities of the ancient world from Delos to Ephesus; stroll the timeless, whitewashed villages of the Cyclades; and soak up the rhythms of everyday life as you travel age-old trade routes along vibrant Aegean coastlines poised at the crossroads of the world.   

Highlights

An ancient amphora and a red seastar together with a wavy background
  • Approach Greece and Turkey’s iconic coastal villages from the sea, and dive into the surrounding turquoise waters for swimming, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, and paddleboarding adventures

  • Enjoy hiking in Paros and sample the culinary delights of Naxos during a cooking class and wine tasting

  • Explore Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the mythical birthplace of Artemis and Apollo

  • Sail the sapphire waters of Santorini's volcanic caldera, and go ashore to explore the enchanting village of Oía, with its sugar-cube buildings and world-famous sunsets

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11 Days
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Athens, Greece
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$9,990

/ per person

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Book Now
duration
11 Days
starts at
Athens, Greece
ends at
Athens, Greece

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Explorations 2023-26

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11 Days
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Athens, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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