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Greece tours promise ancient cities, archaeological treasures and breath-taking islands scattered in the warm clear waters of the Ionian and Aegean Seas. The country has been the setting for legendary myths and tales, including Troy and the Battle of the Spartans. East of Greece is the beautiful island of Cyprus, birthplace of Greek goddess Aphrodite and one of the oldest civilisations in the Mediterranean. The island not only offers a rich history, but outstanding natural beauty and mouth-watering cuisine.

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Western Crete

8 Days - Chania or Heraklion and Back from £799pp
  • 8 Days - Chania or Heraklion and Back
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Like Sicily, Crete is a distinctively separate region, both geographically and culturally, from the country of which it is a part. As the cradle of the Minoans, the earliest of European civilisations, Crete’s long history has had an inordinate influence on subsequent peoples, including the Mycenaeans, Greeks, Romans and Venetians, who occupied the island for several hundred years.

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Discover Northern Cyprus

8 Days - Kyrenia and Back from £849pp
  • 8 Days - Kyrenia and Back
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Few places are as uniquely positioned as Cyprus, at the exhilarating crossroads between Europe, Asia and Africa. For thousands of years, the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, has seduced travellers with the promise of endless summers, windswept beaches, and romantic harbours.

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Captivating Crete

7 Nights - Heraklion and Back from £879pp
  • 7 Nights - Heraklion and Back
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Crete is one of the most beautiful, interesting and diverse Greek islands to explore. Stroll along the harbour - guarded by a Venetian fortress - of its capital, Heraklion.

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Northern Cyprus Hidden History

8 Nights - North Cyprus and Back from £949pp
  • 8 Nights - North Cyprus and Back
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​Year-round sunshine lures many visitors to Cyprus but other highlights include picturesque landscapes, ancient ruins and medieval walled towns. Discover thousands of years of history and unwind as you enjoy the facilities at your 4-star hotel on this relaxing holiday.

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Historic Northern Cyprus

7 Nights - Larnaca and Back from £949pp
  • 7 Nights - Larnaca and Back
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To uncover a more traditional side to this popular island, explore its beautiful north with us. Staying in the historic harbour town of Kyrenia, we tour the island’s intriguing capital, Nicosia, and call in at Büyük Han, a large caravanserai (roadside inn) where Silk Road travellers used to stop by.

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Walking in Northern Cyprus

7 Nights - North Cyprus and Back from £1069pp
  • 7 Nights - North Cyprus and Back
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​Cyprus is a beautiful island of spectacular landscapes and gorgeous beaches. Stroll amongst the Kyrenia Mountains, discover fascinating churches and explore picturesque villages and walled towns on this scenic walking tour.

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Ionian Island Paradise

7 Nights - Corfu and Back from £1249pp
  • 7 Nights - Corfu and Back
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Stunningly beautiful with a long and varied history, Corfu offers a perfect combination of fascinating sights and total relaxation. Join us as we explore Corfu Town’s highlights, including views of its imposing Venetian fortress.

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The Wonders of Ancient Crete

7 Nights - Rethymno (Crete) to Arolithos (Crete) from £1295pp
  • 7 Nights - Rethymno (Crete) to Arolithos (Crete)
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As a strategic gateway to the eastern Mediterranean, Crete has been ruled by a number of great powers, from the Minoans, one of Europe’s first civilisations, to the Byzantine, Roman and Ottoman empires. This tour explores Crete’s scenic and cultural highlights, including the Palace of Knossos, an incomparable monument of ancient Minoan society.

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Classical Greece

6 Nights - Athens (Greece) and Back from £1325pp
  • 6 Nights - Athens (Greece) and Back
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Considered the birthplace of western civilisation, Greece’s influence still resonates today in the fields of architecture, science, engineering and philosophy. Incorporating the classical sites of Olympia, Delphi, Mycenae and Epidaurus, this tour also explores Greece’s magnificent scenery and the man-made marvels of the Corinth Canal.

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Walking Trails & Flowers of Crete

7 Nights - Greece and Back from £1399pp
  • 7 Nights - Greece and Back
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This picturesque Greek island is home to lovely landscapes dotted with wildflowers, glorious beaches, traditional villages and ancient ruins. Explore on a range of guided walks and enjoy the comforts of a unique hotel built in the style of a Cretan village.

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Classic Cyprus

7 Nights - Larnaca/Paphos to Paphos from £1481pp
  • 7 Nights - Larnaca/Paphos to Paphos
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If you like holidays to feature glorious beaches, fascinating history and stunning scenery, then put Cyprus on your ‘must-do’ list. This tour takes you on a guided visit to Paphos, where you’ll see incredible ancient monuments including the 4th-century BC Tombs of the Kings.

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Mediterranean Legends

6 Nights - Athens and Back from £1750pp
  • 6 Nights - Athens and Back
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Discover the exotic flavours, ancient heritage and unrivalled beauty of one of the world's most desirable destinations, as you cruise to hidden coves, sandy beaches and white-washed villages over 3 days.

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Best of Greece

7 Nights - Athens and Back from £1750pp
  • 7 Nights - Athens and Back
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Explore Ancient Greece, from the Temples of Zeus and Hera to the Parthenon and Delphi. Walk the Sacred Way to the 4th Temple of Apollo and greet the gods and goddesses of Olympia.

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Glories of Greece

6 Nights - Athens and Back from £1775pp
  • 6 Nights - Athens and Back
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Join an expert in antiquities, as you explore the wonders of Kalambaka and Olympia, visiting monasteries, monuments and ancient sites along the way.

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Mediterranean Dreams

7 Nights - Athens and Back from £1975pp
  • 7 Nights - Athens and Back
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Discover the exotic flavours, ancient heritage and unrivalled beauty of one of the world's most desirable destinations, as you cruise to hidden coves, sandy beaches and white-washed villages over 4 days.

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Greek Island Medley

12 Nights - Rhodes and Back from £1999pp
  • 12 Nights - Rhodes and Back
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Sitting peaceably in the east Aegean, the Dodecanese islands each have their own distinct culture, traditions and way of life which lend them perfectly to fascinating exploration.

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Solo - Greek Island Medley

12 Nights - Rhodes and Back from £2299pp
  • 12 Nights - Rhodes and Back
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Sitting peaceably in the east Aegean, the Dodecanese islands each have their own distinct culture, traditions and way of life which lend them perfectly to fascinating exploration.

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Three Continents

9 Nights - Athens and Back from £2409pp
  • 9 Nights - Athens and Back
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Combine your passion for ancient history and culture with a relaxing sea voyage to Egypt, Greece, Israel, Cyprus and Turkey. You'll encounter timeless wonders, sophisticated seaside ports and the diversity of the Eastern Mediterranean.

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Best of Italy and Greece

9 Nights - Rome to Athens from £2495pp
  • 9 Nights - Rome to Athens
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Admire the art and architecture of Rome and the rich cultural heritage of Florence. Visit the monasteries of Meteora and see the sight of the most important oracle in the classical world.

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Athens and 3 Continents

10 Nights - Athens and Back from £2525pp
  • 10 Nights - Athens and Back
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Discover the treasures of some of the world's most ancient civilisations in the Mediterranean as you explore history through archaeology, religion and culture on a 7-day, multi-continent cruise.

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Grecian Dreams

11 Nights - Athens and Back from £2975pp
  • 11 Nights - Athens and Back
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This multi-layered journey showcases the temples and arenas of ancient Greece and Turkey with a highlight 4-day cruise to the glittering isles of the Aegean Sea.

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Grecian Legends

11 Nights - Athens and Back from £2995pp
  • 11 Nights - Athens and Back
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This multi-layered journey showcases the temples and arenas of ancient Greece and Turkey with a highlight 3-day cruise to the glittering isles of the Aegean Sea.

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Greek Island Hopper

11 Nights - Athens and Back from £3475pp
  • 11 Nights - Athens and Back
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Explore the most iconic of the Greek islands.

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Greece and 3 Continents

14 Nights - Athens and Back from £3525pp
  • 14 Nights - Athens and Back
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Discover the treasures of some of the world's most ancient civilisations in the Mediterranean as you explore history through archaeology, religion and culture on a 7-day, multi-continent cruise.

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Secrets of Greece

13 Nights - Athens and Back from £3695pp
  • 13 Nights - Athens and Back
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Travel through rolling olive groves to Corfu with its cobbled alleys, arcades and the elegant Esplanade. Visit the bougainvillea-clad Achilleion Palace, the cliff-top monasteries of Meteora and Delphi's Sacred Way.

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Treasures of the Greek Islands

13 Nights - Athens and Back from £3725pp
  • 13 Nights - Athens and Back
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This journey should top every traveller’s wish list. Explore the sun-kissed temples and time-worn towns of the mainland and visit two of the most romantic islands on earth, where relaxing on the beach or in local cafes is the order of the day.

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Treasures of the Aegean

9 Nights - Athens, Greece and Back from £5912pp
  • 9 Nights - Athens, Greece and Back
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Book between now and the 31st December 2019 for travel in 2018/2019/2020 and receive an additional hotel night free pre or post tour!

From the Parthenon to the Greek Isles, see classical antiquities and UNESCO World Heritage Sites on a land journey and Greek island cruise in the Aegean Sea aboard Wind Star, featuring a two-night hotel stay in Athens.

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European Supreme

28 Nights - London and Back from £6115pp
  • 28 Nights - London and Back
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On Day 16, consider embarking on a three-day Aegean Cruise with Celestyal Cruises around the enchanting Greek Isles.

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Classic Greece

8 Days - Athens and Back from £899pp
  • 8 Days - Athens and Back
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As the cradle of western civilization, of democracy, philosophy, the theatre, and so much more, Greece has drawn visitors for centuries. All have extolled the purity of its skies, the overwhelming hospitality rooted in its ancient civilization and the zest for life of the Greeks themselves.

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Ionian Island Odyssey

8 Days - Kefalonia and Back from £1199pp
  • 8 Days - Kefalonia and Back
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Think of Greece and the first thing that comes to mind is its incredible islands – there’s more than 227 inhabited islands, all with their own unique ‘feel’, architecture and fascinating histories spanning thousands of years. Our Ionian Island Odyssey visits some of most beautiful islands in the Ionian, and as we’ll be travelling by sea on our own wooden schooners, we’ll have the added advantage that we can seek out idyllic coves and villages still relatively untouched by the modern world.

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Mykonos and Athens

6 Nights - Athens and Back from £1975pp
  • 6 Nights - Athens and Back
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Welcome to Greece. Delve into the unique history of this ancient country as you explore Mykonos and Athens via land and sea.

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Santorini and Athens

6 Nights - Athens and Back from £1995pp
  • 6 Nights - Athens and Back
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Welcome to Greece. Explore its iconic ancient capital, Athens, before heading on to picturesque Santorini. Famed for the Cycladic houses that decorate its cliffs, it is little surprise this dreamy travellers’ bucket lists. From exploring the island with a geologist to enjoying a sunset cocktail with your newfound friends, this trip comes with treats aplenty.

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Ancient Lands

7 Nights - Athens and Back from £2165pp
  • 7 Nights - Athens and Back
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Trace the splendour of great ancient empires, criss-crossing the Aegean Sea from the land of gods and goddesses to the sun-drenched seaside villages of the Cyclades islands. Take a walking tour of the Acropolis, enjoy sundowner views over Little Venice in Mykonos, and soak up the laid-back island vibes of Crete and Santorini.

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Greek Island Hopper

9 Nights - Athens and Back from £2925pp
  • 9 Nights - Athens and Back
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Embark on a Leisurely encounter with Athens, and the secret coves, narrow lanes and characters who live in the volcanic landscape of Santorini, and Mykonos's party paradise.

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Grecian Fables

14 Nights - Athens and Back from £4050pp
  • 14 Nights - Athens and Back
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This multi-layered journey showcases the temples and arenas of ancient Greece and Turkey with a highlight 7-day cruise to the glittering isles of the Aegean Sea.

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The Eastern Discovery

15 Nights - Vienna to Athens from £4645pp
  • 15 Nights - Vienna to Athens
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This multi-layered journey takes you from the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna to the mighty Parthenon in Athens and on to the shimmering Greek isles with a stopover in Corfu. Over 3 days, cruise to hidden coves, sandy beaches and white-washed villages.

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Discover Greece

Without question, the ancient Greeks played an important role in shaping the modern world, from philosophy to physics and mathematics. Alexander the Great shared their ideas and innovations with the East, while the Roman Empire ensured achievements were known by the West. The Greek capital of Athens is where you’ll find the UNESCO-listed Acropolis, perched high on a rocky outcrop overlooking the city, and the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena.

Delphi’s temple of Apollo, the incredible ancient theatre of Epidaurus, and the impressive citadel of Mycenae are also archaeological treasures. Olympia hosted the first Olympic Games in 776BC, held in honour of Zeus, King of the Gods, while the Palace of Knossos on Crete is believed to have held the legendary Minotaur.

Renowned for its delicious cuisine, Greece is dotted with traditional tavernas serving local delicacies accompanied by the famous Ouzo and Muscat wine. The country’s fertile fields produce large quantities of figs, olives and tomatoes, which are incorporated into iconic recipes. You’ll enjoy an authentic taste of the Mediterranean, from colourful salads to the classic Moussaka.

Greece is a magnet for those who appreciate the great outdoors, with golden beaches and crystal-clear waters teeming with fish, perfect for snorkelling. The verdant mountains, including Mount Olympus, offer endless walks, and each island has numerous trails so you can enjoy stunning views of the shimmering Aegean and Ionian Seas. Santorini is famous for its picture-postcard blue-domed churches and characteristic whitewashed buildings which cascade down the cliffside. Those seeking a more leisurely pace can browse the glamorous boutiques of fashionable Mykonos or simply shop for souvenirs in the many gift shops. At night, Mykonos comes alive with cocktail bars and Hora’s open-air cinema.

The island of Cyprus is more than just a beach destination. The breathtaking Troodos Mountains offer numerous hiking trails as well as renowned vineyards. The mild winter conditions are perfect for producing the celebrated Maratheftiko and Xynisteri wines. The island also boasts award-winning beaches and delicious cuisine, a fusion of Greek and Middle Eastern flavours, plus a host of archaeological treasures, including the undergrounds Tombs of Kings and the mosaics of Nea Paphos.


Highlights of Greece

  • Athens

    Known as the cradle of Western Civilisation, Athens is the fascinating capital of Greece. It is centred around the magnificent Acropolis, a hilltop citadel built in the 5th-century BC. There is also the iconic Parthenon temple, as well as a host of interesting museums including the Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. The city hosted the first modern Olympic Games back in 1896, and more recently the 2004 Summer Olympics.

  • Paphos, Cyprus

    The beautiful city of Paphos beneath the Troodos Mountains has a stunning harbour lined with fish restaurants and little fishing boats. It became the capital under the Ptolemies and today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with archaeological wonders including the underground Tombs of Kings, mosaics of Nea Paphos, and St Paul’s Pillar.

  • Meteora

    UNESCO-listed Meteora consists of 24 breathtaking Eastern Orthodox monasteries with stunning 16th-century frescoes. The first monks of Meteora created this monastic community on top of the sheer cliffs as they believed it was the perfect place to achieve peace and harmony. The rock formations and monasteries are truly sensational and remain a place of pilgrimage for Christians.

  • Delphi

    UNESCO-listed Delphi at the foot of Mount Parnassos was considered the centre of the world by ancient Greeks. According to mythology, Zeus released two eagles, one from the east and one from the west to establish its centre. They met at Delphi and the spot has been marked by a sacred stone which is currently housed in the 4th-century Temple of Apollo. This incredible archaeological site has been well-preserved by historians.

  • Limassol, Cyprus

    Limassol is a lively city on the south coast of Cyrpus and has stunning sandy beaches. Dasoudi Beach has been awarded the Blue Flag and offers an array of watersports, while Lady’s Mile Beach is popular with the locals. The beautiful old town has stunning 19th-century buildings which house lively cafes and restaurants, and Limassol Castle is where Richard the Lionheart is believed to have married Queen Berengaria. Further north is Makarios Avenue, home to exclusive shops.

  • Olympia

    Located in the Valley of the Gods, Olympia was the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Well-preserved ruins include a stadium, the setting for many of the sporting events, and magnificent temples dedicated to the Greek gods of Hera and Zeus. There is also palaestra which was part of the gymnasium in the sanctuary, and the Archaeological Museum of Olympia which houses fascinating artefacts and models of the ancient city.

  • Mycenae

    The fortified Bronze Age city of Mycenae on the Argolid plain is an important archaeological site. According to Greek mythology, the city was founded by Perseus and the impressive acropolis dates back to the 13th century BCE. This is when the Mycenaean civilisation was at its peak with a lot of power and influence.

  • Mykonos

    Mykonos adds a touch of glamour to the Greek islands, with its fashionable boutiques, luxury villas and lively party scene. This Cycladic island is also renowned for its whitewashed windmills high on a hill, and an array of gorgeous beaches offering a variety of watersports. Mykonos Town is the perfect place to dine with restaurants serving traditional Greek cuisine, while Little Venice has rows of pretty, brightly-coloured houses.

  • St Hilarion, Cyprus

    St Hilarion is believed to have been the inspiration for King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein Castle and Snow White’s castle. It is located high in the Kyrenia Mountain Range overlooking the Mediterranean and Northern Cyprus. At the entrance to the castle’s upper section is a Lusignan Gate with beautiful courtyard. On the second floor is the Queen’s Window, carved in a Gothic style, and offering panoramic views.

  • Santorini

    Santorini is arguably the most famous Greek Island with it characteristic whitewashed villages, blue-domed churches and legendary sunsets over the Aegean. The capital, Thira, is perched on the top of the caldera, while the northern town of Oia is one of the best places to watch the sun set. The island has inspired artists and poets for centuries.

  • Rhodes

    Rhodes is renowned for its beaches. The east coast of the island is predominantly beaches, and where you’ll find the popular holiday resorts, including Lindos, overlooked by a magnificent acropolis. The tranquil coves of Kalithea and Kolymbia provide an escape from the hustle and bustle. The island also offers ancient ruins dating back to the Trojan War and impressive Ottoman minarets, plus a beautiful harbour, once overlooked by the great colossus.

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