An ideal way to combine visits to the main archaeological sites and museums of Greece with your desire to relax. The first part of your stay will allow you to discover Athens, its historical wonders, the walks in the Plaka district and the changing of the guard at the parliament. But also, the famous Theatre of Epidaurus, the site of Mycenae, the pretty little town of Nafplio whose picturesque setting will enchant you. The archeological site and museum of Olympia and of course Delphi, clinging to the slopes of Mount Parnassus and overlooking the sea of olive trees.
For the second part of your stay, you can choose between different cruises of 3 to 7 days, to discover the beauties of the Aegean Sea and the Dodecanese Islands. Among them, the islands of Mykonos, Patmos, Kousadasi (Turkey), Crete (Iraklion), Santorini, and Rhodes depending on the cruise. The opportunity for you to see the archaeological site of ancient Ephesus in Kusadasi. The small whitewashed village of Lindos, the Gate of Amboise, and the street of the Knights in Rhodes. The very famous site of Knossos in Heraklion, Crete. But also Fira, the small traditional villages of Firostefani, Imerovigli and Oia, with a unique architecture on the island of Santorini. And to finish in beauty, the magnificent panoramic view that the caldera offers!
Rhodes, an island that was famously the setting for the construction of the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, a gigantic statue, conventionally located at the entrance to the port of the city of Rhodes that remained there for 54 years until Rhodes was struck by the earthquake of 226 BC. Today the island is considered one of the most historical.
The famous island of Mykonos is one of the most visited in the world. Mykonos was one of the first islands of Greece that developed in tourism as early as the 60s. Mykonos heavily contributed to the Greek revolution. In recent years Mykonos is known for its cuisine and, obviously, its nightlife.
Santorini, also called Thera or Thira, is an island in the Aegean Sea. It is really one of the most beautiful islands in the world. You have probably seen pictures of this island all over the internet. Painted with the colors white and blue, Santorini is perfect for beautiful photography sessions. But we must not forget to visit the Akrotiri, the ancient Thira and the sleeping volcano of Santorini.
Knossos is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site in Crete and has been called the oldest city in Europe. The palace of Knossos eventually became the ceremonial and political center of the Minoan civilization. Known for the legend of Theseus and the Minotaur and that is why Knossos is not only historical but also mythical and is one of the most visited places in Crete.
The Beach of Elafonissi
Located in the southwestern part of Crete and attached to the region of Chania, the beach of Elafonissi is known for its clear water and unique sand that occasionally appears pink. Elafonisi is the most famous beach in Crete and one of the most popular beaches in Greece. It is visited by thousands of tourists every year.
The famous “Pita” with Gyros of Greece takes its name from the word Γύρα which means “turn”, in reference to meat cooked on the spit. Pitas are traditionally stuffed with pork or chicken, tomatoes, yogurt sauce and spices. Today’s more modern pitas are also made with French fries, lettuce and a special sauce or the traditional tzatziki.