Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey
Ephesus is the best preserved classical city in the Mediterranean, famous for its Greek and Roman architecture and probably the best place in the world to realize how life was in Roman times. Ancient history comes alive as you walk along the marble streets next to the traces left by the vehicls of the ancient years and overtake the temples, columns, houses and public baths. Visit the extensively restored Library of Celsus that once contained 12,000 scrolls.
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.
Located on the homonymous bay, Bodrum is a very charming seaside town, with an active tourist economy. It is a high-class resort in Turkey, one of the most interesting points of the Turkish Mediterranean coast, the so-called "East Côte d'Azur". Bodrum offers a great opportunity for summer holidays, in a scenery of blue waters, sandy beaches, crowded oriental outdoor markets, vibrant nightlife and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Canakkale (Kepez), Turkey
Çanakkale is the second largest province in Turkey. It has shores on both the Asian and European sides of the Dardanelles Straight, which joins the Aegean and Black Sea.The city was called Hellespontos or Dardanelles in ancient times, and there has been evidence of a settlement in the Canakkale area since B.C. 3000. Near Canakkale is the historical city of Troy and the all area attracts many tourists, both Turkish and international.
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.
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.
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.
Nauplion (Nafplion), Greece
Nafplio is a seaport town in the Peloponnese in Greece that has expanded up the hillsides near the north end of the Argolic Gulf. The town was the capital of the First Hellenic Republic, from the start of the Greek Revolution in 1821 until 1834. Nafplio is now the capital of the regional unit of Argolis.Old Nafplion is one of the most beautiful towns in Greece. The former capital of Greece may remind visitors of the Plaka but it's on the sea. With two mountains crowned by medieval fortresses overlooking the town and the small island fortress called the Bourtzi that once protected the harbor, Nafplion is full of restaurants, shops, cafes, beautiful old buildings,hotels of all catagories and a beach that you can walk to in ten minutes.