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Traditional white architecture  and greek orthodox churches with blue domes over the Caldera, Aegean sea in Santorini island, Greece.
Ancient Greek antiquities among the ruins of the Unesco heritage site. This is an open-air site on a remote, deserted island near Mykonos. Artifacts that can be carried away are taken to the separate archaeological museum, also on the island, where they are housed. This picture is one of several monuments in the ruins which has not been taken to a museum.
Old wooden doors, tree and Bougainvillea flowers, Paros, Greece. Paros is a Greek island in the central Aegean Sea, it lies to the west of Naxos.
Cave of Papafragas Milos, Cyclades Greece
the temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron. Construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the peak of its power. It was completed in 438 BC although decoration of the building continued until 432 BC.
Traditional white architecture  and greek orthodox churches with blue domes over the Caldera, Aegean sea in Santorini island, Greece.
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Greek Isles Odyssey: Mythology, History, and Cerulean Seas

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Legends come to life in the Greek Isles, where sun-drenched shores hold ancient relics and rich traditions from one of the world’s oldest civilizations. Embark on an Aegean odyssey to discover Cycladic islands both storied and secret, from iconic Santorini to laid-back Naxos and Paros, and explore them from every angle—through mythology and archaeology, natural wonders and culinary delights. Bask in the beauty of volcanic shores and whitewashed villages, and dive into the Aegean’s inviting turquoise waters for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and more.   

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Peering through blooming pink bougainvillea to a blue domed church on the island of Fira, Santorini, Greece
  • Sail the sapphire waters of Santorini's volcanic caldera, and go ashore to explore the enchanting town of Oía, with its sugar-cube buildings and world-famous sunsets

  • On Milos, visit the Bronze Age settlement of Phylakopi and the farm where the famed Greek sculpture of ‘Venus de Milo’ was evacuated

  • Swim, snorkel, kayak, or dive in the turquoise waters of the Cyclades, and take in classic Aegean sunsets from the beautiful open deck of National Geographic Orion

  • Immerse yourself in the island of Sifnos—known for its rich flavors, many churches, and poetic charm—as we visit its quaint harbors and scenic villages

  • 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

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