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This small port on the Ionian coast is your gateway to ancient Olympia, the home of the original Olympic Games. Olympia has preserved both athletic and mythological monuments, many dating back to 776 BC. Most intriguing is the stadium, which is still standing, and the gymnasium. The museum also offers a peek at fabulous Greek sculptures.
Here on the island of Santorini, you’ll find a classic Greek seascape—whitewashed houses accented by sea-blue roofs. This is a treasure trove for both professional and amateur archeology buffs, with sites that include tombs that date back to the 9th century and the sanctuary of Apollo.
Nestled along the craggy shores of the Aegean Sea is the Turkish port of Kusadasi. Renowned as one of the most beautiful cities along the Aegean, Kusadasi is blessed with sunshine an average of 300 days a year. This beautiful city is the perfect setting to begin your journey to Ephesus.
Mykonos is known for its whitewashed villages sprinkled with blue and jade green. It’s also famous for its sophisticated nightlife. The most popular island in the Cyclades is bustling with activity, awash in beautiful alleyways, and home to alluring sandy beaches.
Your adventure in Athens begins five miles southwest in Greece’s largest seaport, known as Piraeus. While here, be sure to take notice of what is considered to be one of the greatest contributions from the ancient Age of Pericles, the city’s infrastructure, which today we know as a city block.
Like many ports in this part of the world, archeological ruins dating back to antiquity are found everywhere. There are also hundreds of gorges around the island and over 1,500 land and sea caves, including Elefantos, noted for its remarkable white and red stalactites.
On Zakynthos cruises, you’ll experience a captivating island surrounded by calm, impossibly blue waters that sparkle in the sun and craggy limestone cliffs that rise behind white sand beaches. This island in the south Ionian Sea is also known by its Italian name, Zante. The Venetians, who were enraptured by the island when they ruled here for many years, also coined it Fiore di Levante or “flower of the East wind”.
It’s easy to be enraptured with the beaches on Zakynthos, so give in and spend some time relaxing on any one of a dozen breathtaking spots, swimming in cool clear water, or snorkeling at the best sites. You’ll be equally enthralled with a meal of fresh-caught seafood, simply prepared with local organic ingredients, including local olive oil, offered in many casual seaside eateries.
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