From ancient sights to modern delights, the Eastern Mediterranean makes any vacation exciting and memorable. See legendary places from history, enjoy fresh Mediterranean cuisine and relax at some wonderful beach resorts. There’s plenty of variety here for every type of traveler!
Enriching, rewarding and rejuvenating; that’s what to expect on your adventure to the Eastern Mediterranean! Greece, the Greek islands, Turkey and Cyprus offer many unique vacation experiences along with spectacular scenery and some wonderful cuisine to try.
Whether you have dreamed of seeing the Acropolis in Athens, the famous sunset at Mykonos, the Palace of Knossos on Crete, the archaeological site of Ephesus or Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, you are in for a surprise. Apart from the many famous and frequently visited sights there are hundreds of places you may not have heard of that will capture your imagination every day of your journey.
Rich in cultural, historic and religious sights, the Eastern Mediterranean is also a popular beach area with fabulous, luxury resorts. Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, the Turquoise Coast, offers some excellent resort towns with great hotels, scenery and fine-sand beaches. The Greek Isles and Cyprus are well known for their beach resorts offering a self-contained oasis for relaxing and rejuvenating.
You won’t want to miss the shopping at these destinations either. From the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul to the seemingly endless jewelry and craft shops on the island of Rhodes, there are some wonderfully unique shopping experiences and a surprising range of goods to enjoy here. Look for leather, ceramics, jewelry, traditional arts and crafts and of course Turkish carpets and textiles.
Adventure travelers will enjoy the many water sports available; water skiing, sailing, yachting, kayaking, wind surfing, snorkeling, SCUBA diving and surfing. There are beautiful coastal trails to walk and hike. Hot air ballooning in Cappadocia, Turkey is a whimsical way to see the spectacular landscape of the fairy chimneys.
Of course trying a variety of restaurants during your stay will let you enjoy the wonderful cuisine. More serious gourmands might want to take a cooking class or culinary and wine tour which are readily available in this traveler-friendly region.
Consider the Eastern Mediterranean for your next vacation for an adventure with many exciting and enriching experiences!
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