Trips to Athens

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    This Trip's Top Experiences:

  • Natural Beauty
  • Archaeology
  • Food and Wine
  • Beaches
  • History
Fly into: Athens Fly out of: Istanbul
Total Duration: 12 days

Many travelers tend to bypass the islands of the Northeastern Aegean in favor of glitzy party places like Mykonos and Santorini. They don't know what they're missing. The seductive islands hugging the coast of Asia Minor capture the essence of Hellenic culture and history, as well as provide an easy gateway to Turkish destinations such as the ancient Roman city of Ephesus.

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    This Trip's Top Experiences:

  • Archaeology
  • History
  • Natural Beauty
  • Museums
Fly into: Athens Fly out of: Istanbul
Total Duration: 13 days

Take in the best of Greece and Turkey by following this classic route. Beginning at, well, the beginning—antiquity, that is—you'll explore Athens's classic monuments. From there, traverse the Greek Islands, with stops in picturesque Santorini and glitzy Rhodes, before heading for Turkey's mainland. Ancient ruins and stunning views abound in Antalya and Cappadoccia and lead to your final stop, Istanbul.

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    This Trip's Top Experiences:

  • Natural Beauty
  • Food and Wine
  • Archaeology
  • History
Fly into: Athens Fly out of: Athens
Total Duration: 13 days

The southern islands of Crete and the Dodecanese are full of superlative experiences: a lost civilization, deep gorges, Crusader's castles, and isolated beaches. This itinerary will take you through all of them, beginning and ending in Athens.

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    This Trip's Top Experiences:

  • Food and Wine
  • Nightlife
  • Art and Culture
  • Architecture
Fly into: Athens Fly out of: Athens
Total Duration: 12 days

If you're looking for the archetype of the Greek islands—off-the-charts beauty, hedonistic nightlife, white-washed villages, and other-worldly sunsets—choose the Cyclades. Travel the waters from blue-domed Mykonos to Santorini's caldera, and discover off-the-beaten-path places where you can avoid the crowds and slip into the slow island way of life.

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    This Trip's Top Experiences:

  • Archaeology
  • Food and Wine
  • History
  • Natural Beauty
Fly into: Athens Fly out of: Athens
Total Duration: 12 days

What's better than a road trip to explore a country? In this itinerary, you'll be road-tripping around Greece and criss-crossing from Attica to the Peloponnese to explore some its top ancient sites. You'll see the ruins of sacred Delphi, where the Oracle once uttered its prophesies, the ancient theater at Epidauros that had room for over 14,000 people, and the city which was given to Achilles as a gift.

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