Greek Isles Interlude (Athens/Piraeus to Rhodes)
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Greek Isles Interlude (Athens/Piraeus to Rhodes)

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UNESCO treasures, mythology, history, and a crystalline sea. From iconic Athens to intriguing Rhodes – with overnights in each – discover the Greece of your dreams, where windmills, domed churches and white-washed homes dot the landscape.

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Athens/Piraeus, Greece
Venture through Greece’s largest port city, Piraeus, as you make your way to the cradle of Western culture and the birthplace of democracy. Athens, among the world's oldest cities with a history spanning 3,400 years, has long been the location of myth and muse, and its ancient heritage is still an incredible source of inspiration. Here, the Acropolis crowns the city as home to the Parthenon and other legendary temples and monuments.

Athens/Piraeus, Greece
Venture through Greece’s largest port city, Piraeus, as you make your way to the cradle of Western culture. Athens has long since been the location of myth and muse, and its ancient heritage is still an incredible source of inspiration.

Delos Island, Greece, Greece
One of the most significant archaeological and mythological sites in all of Greece, Delos earns its UNESCO-celebrated status in spades. It is a tiny island in the heart of the Cyclades Archipelago in the Aegean Sea, is believed by Greek Mythology to have been the birthplace of Apollo, and considered to be the most sacred of all islands in ancient Greek culture. Excavations have unearthed tremendous monuments, sanctuaries and other facets of the Hellenistic history. Due to its remote location and the fact that it was largely uninhabited since the 7th century AD, its well-preserved ruins are fascinating journey through time and culture, situated in the heart of one of the most breathtaking stretches of sea in the world.

Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos, a former 18th-century pirates' bastion, is now a sophisticated and cosmopolitan island resort. This quintessential Greek island offers a maze of winding streets, graceful windmills, inviting beaches, domed churches and whitewashed houses accented in blue. Dotting the waterfront are cafés, taverns and tempting shops. Guests may spend the day exploring the island independently. Feel free to investigate its fine boutiques and pleasant, labyrinthine streets.

Naxos, Greece
White-washed villages and Venetian-inspired mansions shimmer against a dramatic display of turquoise water giving way to an ink-blue sea. Here, alleys bustle with shopping and cafés are close to secluded beaches. Tranquil mountain hikes lead to vestiges of ancient Greek and Byzantine cultures, including mighty Mount Zeus, the highest peak in the Cyclades and home of the king of Greek gods.

Santorini (Thíra), Greece
Of all the Cyclades Islands, Santorini is often considered the most dramatic with its dark landscape and iconic whitewashed buildings. The rich soil is ideal for grapes and local vines produce a cherished crop known for its special volcanic taste. Picturesque "Thíra," or Fira Town, laid out along the edge of a cliff at the rim of the now extinct caldera, exudes an easy charm.

Mandraki, Nisyros Island, Greece
The mythological creation of Poseidon as he pursued the giant Polyvotis to the island of Kos, Nisyros is said to have been cleaved from that island and tossed on its own into the Aegean. Today, it’s one of the loveliest jewels of the sea, whose capital of Mandraki offers wild beaches colored with black volcanic pebbles, vibrant squares of dining and shopping, and a trove of cultural riches to explore at the Archaeological and Folklore museums.

Kos, Greece
Rich in mythological folklore, stepping on to this Aegean isle is like stepping into the pages of classical literature. It was warriors from Kos who fought for Greece in the Trojan War, and Hercules is said to have spent time here, too. The 500-year-old Tree of Hippocrates still stands, beneath which the father of medicine taught his students. Today, the golden beaches and turquoise waters of Kos will inspire your own poetry.

Kos, Greece
Rich in mythological folklore, stepping on to this Aegean isle is like stepping into the pages of classical literature. It was warriors from Kos who fought for Greece in the Trojan War, and Hercules is said to have spent time here, too. The 500-year-old Tree of Hippocrates still stands, beneath which the father of medicine taught his students. Today, the golden beaches and turquoise waters of Kos will inspire your own poetry.

Rhodes, Greece
Rich with natural beauty and colorful history, Rhodes represents one of the most architecturally varied locations in Europe. Hellenistic, Byzantine, Medieval and Turkish influences intermingle with abundant sunshine and dry air to cast a magnificent light over the island that the ancients dedicated to Apollo, the God of Light. High on a cliff, the ruins of the Temple of Athena sit amidst the beautifully preserved Acropolis at Lindos.

Rhodes, Greece
Rich with natural beauty and colorful history, Rhodes represents one of the most architecturally varied locations in Europe. Hellenistic, Byzantine, Medieval and Turkish influences intermingle with abundant sunshine and dry air to cast a magnificent light over the island that the ancients dedicated to Apollo, the God of Light. High on a cliff, the ruins of the Temple of Athena sit amidst the beautifully preserved Acropolis at Lindos.

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