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.
Heraklion, Crete's capital, lies on the side of a hill facing the Cretan Sea. The city got its name from the mythical hero Hercules. Although it is a great city full of life, Heraklion is also the gateway to the nearby magnificent monuments of great ancient civilizations. Discover the amazing Minoan Crete or simply enjoy the beautiful beaches of the area.
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.
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.
Thessaloniki is a coastal city, the second largest city in Greece. Μodern and diverse, still remains warm and friendly. The city has a long history and rich cultural tradition. Visit archaeological and historical museums, churches, concert halls and theaters, make a walk along the coastal road and enjoy the rich nightlife of this magical city.
Syros is a Cycladic island and capital of the South Aegean Sea. Its capital is Ermoypoli. The name comes from the first inhabitants of the island, the Phoenicians. Today there are two versions about the name. According to the first, the name comes from the word Ousyra meaning happy, while according to the second, from the word Sur meaning rock. On the hill of Ano Syros is dominated by the Catholic Church of St. George. The breathtaking view of the sea is unique, allowing visitors the chance to see the neighboring islands of Tinos, Delos, Paros and Naxos. The island has few roads and trails but contains landscapes with rocks, bridges, caves and wonderful beaches. The most famous product produced on the island of Syros is the “loukoumi”. The first official stamp of the producer of loukoumi appears in 1837. The other product of Syros is “chalvadopita”, manufactured by thyme honey of the island and freshly baked almond.
Volos is one of the major ports of Greece, built in Pagasitikos Bay, in Thessaly, near the site of ancient Iolkos at the foothills of Pelion. In the city of Volos there are several interesting sightseeings for visitors, who can enjoy a walk along the coastal road of the city, swim in one of the beaches round the city, or tour to the many attractions and museums.Some of these are the Archaeological Museum of Volos, that hosts fine prehistoric finds from the surroundings of the city (neolithic settlements of Sesklo and Dimini), the Museum of Industrial History, the Railroad Museum of Thessaly, the castle in the district of Palea, built in the 6th century B.C., where one can admire the Roman Baths.