This captivating takes you to delve into the birthplace of Western civilization by land and sea. Your 9-day commences with the opportunity to delve into ancient Greece in Athens on an included half day city tour featuring visits to the Parthenon and the fascinating Acropolis Museum. Take time to walk the pedestrian street of the old town “Plaka” and savor the flavorful authentic Greek food and lively vibe at a taverna. Next stop on this postcard perfect is Crete, where you can step back in time as you explore the Palace of Knossos and see the remnants of the island’s Minoan civilization dating back to 2700 BC. Take your time to get to know Crete, the largest island in Greece, with three nights to adventure around. Sip on a glass of raki in the glistening Cretan sun on the island’s beaches and take in the sweet aroma of orange blossoms in the air. Then, a short flight takes you to Rhodes, the isle of Roses, where you can enjoy leisurely walks in the old town and head to Lindos where you can climb up for spectacular Mediterranean views from the cliff-top acropolis. Beautiful beach resorts, enriching ancient ruins, and remains of its occupation by the Knights of St. John during the Crusades will mesmerize you at every turn.
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