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.
Alicante is one of the largest cities of the Costa Blanca. Among the most notable features of the city are the Castle of Santa Bárbara, which sits high above the city, the port of Alicante, the Basilica of Santa María, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Alicante and the Archaeological Museum of Alicante, with artfacts from the long history of the city's past. The visitor can also relax on the pristine sand of La Playa de San Juan or do shopping to Esplananta de Espana
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.
Famous for its unique atmosphere and cultural interest, Barcelona is one of the most vivid cities in Europe. Stroll along Las Ramblas, explore the cobbled streets of the Gothic section or visit the unfinished masterpiece of Gaudí, the Sagrada Familia. Alternatively, go on a bike tour through the old town and along the beach. Go for a walk in the park Guell Gaudi, a truly amazing oasis of plants, trees and buildings. Do not miss the Picasso Gallery, with more than 2000 works of the artist.
A walk along the Strantoum street and a tour of the Old City will surely take you back in time, with its old narrow streets and historical buildings that have remained virtually intact since the 13th century. High walls surround the main attractions of the town, like the great monasteries of the Dominicans and Franciscans Monks and the amazing Sponza Palace.
Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy
Take advantage of this beautiful Italian port, Livorno, as the starting point for exploring the nearby Pisa with its famous leaning tower, or to visit the walled city of Lucca, famous for its silk and olive oil production. Otherwise drive through the countryside of Tuscany to Florence to do the best shopping in Italy and admire the statue of David by Michelangelo and other artworks of the Renaissance.
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.
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.
La Spezia, Italy
La Spezia is a city in the region of Liguria in northern Italy, capital of the province Laspetsia. It is a military and commercial port, the largest in the country, between Genoa and Pisa. La Spezia has also one of the largest military industries in Italy. Museums, churches and other monuments, are some of the city's sightseeings, revealing the rich history of the area.
Μahon is the capital of Minorca, a Spanish island, that belongs to the group of Balearic Islands. Due to its location in the center of the western Mediterranean, Minorca had accepted influences of different civilizations since prehistoric times. A typical example is the architecture on the island, which is a mixture of local and colonial elements. Today is one of the most important tourist destinations of Spain. Famous for its traditional summer festivals, attracts many visitors. The international opera week and international festival of musical instruments, are of the main cultural events on the island.
Valletta, the capital of Malta, founded in 1566 by the Knights of St.John.The city is an outdoor museum, with strong elements of Baroque architecture and has been declared by UNESCO as world cultural heritage.Exept of the attractions, the city can offer unique moments of relaxation and nightlife.The atmosphere of the illuminated city at night is breathtaking.
Located in southern France, on the Mediterranean Sea, Provence has been identified as a geographical region since the days of the Roman Empire.
The actual region is called Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, which covers a lot of territory. The western part of the region is bordered by the river Rhone
and the Languedoc region, while the eastern part is bordered by Italy.
Provence is a vast region in France and in order to truly appreciate it, you need to be the type of traveler who likes food, wine and local crafts.
Pula and Rovinj, Croatia
Pula and Rovinj are two popular tourist destinations located in the Istria region of Croatia.
Pula is the largest city in Istria and is known for its well-preserved Roman ruins, particularly the Pula Arena, an ancient Roman amphitheater that is still used for various events and performances today. The city also features other notable Roman monuments like the Temple of Augustus and the Arch of the Sergii. Pula has a vibrant atmosphere with a mix of ancient history, modern amenities, and beautiful coastal scenery. Its waterfront promenade, lined with cafes and restaurants, is a popular spot for both locals and visitors.
Rovinj, on the other hand, is a picturesque coastal town located on the western coast of the Istrian Peninsula. It is characterized by its narrow, winding streets and colorful buildings. The old town of Rovinj is perched on a small hill overlooking the Adriatic Sea and offers stunning views from its bell tower. The town is known for its charming Venetian architecture, beautiful beaches, and a lively harbor filled with fishing boats and yachts. Rovinj also has a thriving art scene, with numerous galleries showcasing local and international artists.
Civitavecchia is a town and comune of the province of Rome. A sea port which is located 80 kilometres west-north-west of Rome. The harbor is formed by two piers and a breakwater, on which is a lighthouse.
Trieste is a magnificent city, with great neoclassical buildings - property of wealthy merchants and sailors, mostly of the 19th century- squares, theaters, museums, all very inspiring to the visitor. A vibrant city with its most beautiful area to be the one between two main squares: the Piazza del 'Unita and the Piazza della Liberta. The creation of modern and free port on both ends of the waterfront created the conditions for a huge development.
Valencia is a charming old city and the capital of the Old Kingdom of Valencia province of Spain that is well worth a visit. It is the third Spanish city in terms of importance and population.Valencia is famous for its Fallas Festival in March , for being the birthplace of paella and for the massive architectural project by Santiago Calatrava called The City of Arts and Sciences.The river Turia ran through the center of the city, but it was redirected a while back and replaced by a beautiful park. This is a very nice place to spend any free time you have in the city on a sunny day.