DAY 1 | ATHENS/MYKONOS
We leave Athens and head for beautiful Mykonos in the Cyclades. The island, according to Greek mythology, was formed by the bodies of giants slain by Hercules. The most recognisable site on Mykonos is the row of immaculate picture postcard white windmills overlooking the water. Every visitor takes that picture. The Old Town has many delightful cafes and tavernas along its winding alleys and time will pass very quickly in these lovely, relaxing surroundings.
DAY 2 | KUSADASI/PATMOS
Vibrant and colourful, Kusadasi in Turkey is the gateway to the Hellenistic ruins of Ephesus, famed for the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. You can explore Ephesus on our complimentary tour. Our next port of call is Patmos, a small and charming island a little over 20 square kilometres in size and lying in the Dodecanese. Biblical legend has it as the supposed location of the vision to John the Baptist in the Book of Revelations and where it was written.
DAY 3 | RHODES
His remains are nowhere to be seen of course but the Colossus of Rhodes once bestrode the harbour which gives us another link to the Seven Wonders. Lose yourself in the maze of atmospheric cobbled streets of the Old Town (a World Heritage Site) in that will transport you back to the Byzantine Empire and be sure to wander through the Knights Quarter and the Palace of the Grand Master. Indeed Rhodes is also known as the Island of the Knights. Our itinerary allows us a whole day here which givesplenty of opportunity to discover the clear waters, wonderful beaches and lush wooded valleys.
DAY 4 | SANTORINI
Our odyssey continues as we spend the day in Santorini, whose stunning face is instantly recognisable across the world. We’re sure she will take your breath away, with her soaring landscapes, clusters of whitewashed houses in the capital Fira, and of course the iconic blue-domed church at Oia. Don’t forget to try one of the many restaurants jostling for position at the edge of the caldera.
DAY 5 | ATHENS
We return to the capital in the morning after an exciting journey of discovery.