Ashdod had been an important port of the Greek and Roman Empire and has a rich history to present. Today, the modern Ashdod offers easy access to the holy city of Jerusalem, to the vivid Tel Aviv and to major attractions such as Mount Zion, the Tomb of David, the Tomb of Judges and the Dead Sea.
Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Visit the capital of Modern and Ancient Greece and explore , the "Old City" of Athens, Plaka, with its neoclassical buildings and shops for gifts and souvenirs.
Climb the Acropolis hill, where the Parthenon Temple dominates, and enjoy the wonderful view. Also, take a trip along the beautiful Saronic Gulf - Cape Sounion and ancient Corinth, where you can sunbathe and admire thousand years of history.
Port Said, Egypt
Port Said had been a significant port since the late 19th century. Nowadays is a pleasant city, considered as summer resort by Egyptians. The main street, with most of the commercial enterprises gathered together, is Sharia Palestine. Port Said is the gateway for huge ships waiting to enter the Suez Canal. Interesting is the colonial architecture of the 19th century in the city center, and the National Museum as well, with exhibits from the rich historic past of Egypt.
Known as the "Emerald Isle" because of its rich vegetation and timeless beauty, Corfu is one of the hidden treasures of the Mediterranean. The second largest of the Ionian islands, Corfu covers an area of 592 square kilometers. With the intense culture and incomparable beuaty coastline, Corfu was an inexhaustible source of inspiration for many artists and writers.
Chania - Souda (Crete)
The town of Chania is built on the ruins of ancient Cydonia. This historic city had been conquered by many invaders, who left traces of their culture, depicted on building faces, castles, walls, antiquities, monasteries and churches. Dominant position in the city center holds the Municipal market, a brilliant cross-shaped building which was completed in 1913, the analogue of Marseille.
The Venetian port is attractive to visitors and locals, both for its beauty and the entertainment it provides. The neighborhoods of the old city preserve their Venetian nobility. Narrow paved alleys are surrounded with tasteful renewed houses, from various eras, offering a pleasant stroll.
Istanbul is not only the meeting point of Europe and Asia, but also the place where history meets the modern world. Mosques, racecourses, luxurious palaces of Old Istanbul and what remains of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empire, will go you back in time. Admire amazing cultural and sacred sites such as the Agia Sophia. Visit the Dolmabahce Palace and see how the sultans of the Ottoman Empire were living.
Chios is the fifth largest island of Greece. Local products exported abroad are gum("masticha"), oil, figs and wine. Chios has a maritime tradition and also international reputation for the size and quality of its shipping.
Mykonos, the most cosmopolitan island in Europe with the most beautiful beaches.
Mykonos is an island of Cyclades in the Aegean Sea. Mykonos was a famous touristic destination since 1960. Nowadays, the nightlife of Mykonos still is the most intense and interesting throughout Europe. Here you will find picturesque villages with whitewashed houses and cobble paved narrow streets, with open door cafes serving Greek specialties. Taste delicious frash seafood from the deep blue Aegean Sea and visit the nearby island of Delos, the island of Apollo with the Temple of Apollo and hellenistic mansions with beautiful mosaics.
Santorini is a unique island of extraordinary beauty and rich culture going back to praehistoric ages
Perched high above the beaches with black sand and crystal sea waters, access to Fira town becomes in three ways - by cable car, donkey or on foot. Regardless the way you choose to get there, the amazing sight of whitewashed houses that hang on the edge of the cliff will enchant you. Visit the site of Akrotiri , one of the most important archaeological sites in the world, and have a sightseeing tour to this prehistoric settlement, a city like Pompeii. Do not miss the opportunity to visit a local "Bodega" in the stunning village of Oia at the top of the cliff.
Kos, a greek island with many sighseeings, significant archaeological monuments and beatiful beaches, that will fascinate every visitor.
Kos, the birthplace of Hippocrates, the father of medicine, near to the coast of Asia Minor, presents great archaeological and tourist interest. Some of the attractions are the ruins of the ancient city, the Archaeological Museum, the Venetian Castle of the Knights and the temple of Asclepius, of which only few foundations and columns survived. Picturesque villages, beautiful beaches, hospitable people and high level services, compose the image of the island as an ideal destination.
In the southeastern edge of Kotor Bay, is located the namesake city, with its medieval color intact, a World Heritage site, under the protection of UNESCO. The walls of the city, stretching for 4.5 kilometers, were gradually growing over the centuries and nowadays create points with stunning view. The natural beauty is inherent in the rich history and tradition, and a host of cultural events organized every year in the region, attract many tourists to the medieval natural harbor of Adriatic. The traces of Illyrians, of the Roman culture,of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era, are particularly strong and are reflected in the many attractions and monuments of different historical periods.
Ephesus and Kusadasi together form a captivating journey through time and modern delights on the Turkish coast. Ephesus, an ancient city steeped in history, whispers tales of its grandeur through awe-inspiring ruins that stand as a testament to its former glory. The Library of Celsus, the Great Theatre, and the Temple of Hadrian beckon travelers to immerse themselves in the architectural wonders of the past. Nearby, the bustling resort town of Kusadasi welcomes visitors with its sun-kissed beaches, vibrant bazaars, and lively marina. As a gateway to Ephesus, Kusadasi embraces the harmony of ancient marvels and contemporary delights, offering a unique blend of exploration and relaxation for those who venture to this picturesque region of Turkey.
Limassol, located on the southern coast of Cyprus, is the island's second-largest city and one of the largests mediterranean port.
Limassol has a long histoty dating back to ancient times. Subsequently the island had been occupied by Byzantines, Venetians, Ottomans and British, who all left their traces to the culture of the town. Some of the sightseeings are the medieval castle, built by the Byzantines, the Archaeological Museum, the Folk Art Museum and the Public Garden, on the coastal road, with a variety of vegetation and a small zoo.
Rhodes is a beutiful greek island, the largest of the Dodecanese islands, in the eastern Aegean Sea. Walk in the ancient walled city, built by the Knights of St. John in 1309, and discover the fantastic architecture of the city and the impressive restored Palace of the Grand Masters. Go for a ride by car to the ancient village of Lindos to enjoy the stunning scenery around the towering rock where stands the temple of Athena of Lindos.
Island of the eastern Aegean, Samos is located between Ikaria and the Asia Minor coasts. Known from antiquity, Samos is the birthplace of important personalities and great pioneers in the field of science and art of the ancient world. The philosopher Epicurus, the astronomer Aristarchus and the great mathematician Pythagoras are some of them. Here was born the goddess Hera, Zeus's wife. It has been an important spiritual center of the Mediterranean world, having experienced days of indescribable grandeur. Today Samos is a very beautiful destination that rewards the visitor. Its green landscapes with pine forests and olive groves, its fertile vineyards, its crystal clear beaches, its traditional mountainous settlements as well as its fine local products such as the sweet Samian wine will always be engraved in your memory and in your heart. Rich in archaeological treasures and attractions, Samos is an island that you will definitely want to re-come back to.