Five late stays and nine incredible ports of call to discover—there’s a reason we call it intensive. We start in the place of myths and legends, Athens. Then, take in Mykonos’ sun bleached houses with brilliant blue shutters, vibrant bougainvillea, and 16th century Venetian windmills.
Travel to pretty Paros, with its stylish capital, fashionable resort towns, and sweet rural villages. Skiathos is a lush island oasis with more than 60 beaches dotting the coastline. Next we cruise to the city of the Argonauts, Volos—considered one of the country’s prettiest cities—before sailing on to Thessaloniki, the cultural capital of Greece.
Next, set your gaze on Kavala, a beautiful whitewashed city crowned by a 15th century Byzantine castle and framed by fantastic beaches. In the ancient Turkish port of Ephesus, discover the beautiful Library of Celsus, the Amphitheater where St. Paul preached, and the house where Mary, Mother of Jesus, once lived. Before we head back to Athens, Milos beckons with its impossibly clear, calm waters and dramatic volcanic landscape.