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.
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.
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.
Katakolon is a quiet town on the coast of the Ionian Sea. It combines natural beauty and rich history. It's a picturesque place, strongly traditional, combining mountain and sea. In summertime is flooded with visitors, who enjoy the little quiet streets, seaside restaurants, shops and the wonderful sea views.In a small distance, admire the monuments of ancient Olympia, the original site of the Olympic Games-a truly magnificent historic and archaeological site.
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.
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.
Trieste is a city port in northeastern Italy and one of the most cultural Italian cities. It is an old city, part of the Habsburg Monarchy. The Miramare Castle is of superb architecture with plenty of trees, lotus flowers and a pond with swans. The city Hall is spectacular, especially at night, while visitors can also admire the Arch of Ricardo, built in 33 BC. As a cultural city, Trieste has a lot of theatres, like the Opera Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi, as well as museums. The Port of Trieste is one of the largest commercial ports in Europe.
Zadar is a coastal town and seaport of Croatia, located north of Split. The city has been inhabited since the 7th century BC. The old town is built on a peninsula, surrounded by a wall and is completely built up, with the typical architecture of medieval cities. The modern Zadar is a tourist city and major sights are the octagonal church of Agios Donatos (9th century) with its impressive bell tower, the Cathedral of St. Anastasia (9th-12th century) and the Roman market near Zeleni square.