Crisscross this breathtaking beautiful body of water and experience the ancient centers of civilization it connects. You will port in some of the most well known tourist epicenters as well as some lesser traversed but equally as majestic. Understand why this area of the world has captivated writers, tourists and billionaires alike for centuries.
June 20th, 2016IstanbulThough it's often remarked that Turkey straddles Europe and Asia, it's really the city of Istanbul that does the straddling. European Istanbul is separated from its Asian suburbs by the Bosphorus, the narrow channel of water that connects the Black Sea, north of the city, to the Sea of Marmara in the south. Exploration of this city is imperative before embarking on your Aegean coastal sailing.
June 21, 2016
Relatively new on the map for tourists, Dikili is a particularly picturesque town along the Turkish coast. With cobblestone streets paving way to pristine blue waters, a day of curious exploration or of supreme relaxation are both achievable in this coastal city.
June 22, 2016
The central and southern Aegean is probably the most developed area of Turkey, and the rolling hills, mountains surrounded by clear blue seas, and glorious white-sand beaches are just a few of the reasons why. Wandering through historic ruins, boating, scuba diving, basking in the Anatolian sun, and eating fresh fish are just some of the ways you can fill your day.
June 23, 2016
Rocky and barren, the small, 34-square-km (21-square-mile) island of Patmos lies beyond the islands of Kalymnos and Leros, northwest of Kos. Here on a hillside is the Monastery of the Apocalypse, which enshrines the cave where St. John received the Revelation in ad 95. Scattered evidence of Mycenaean presence remains on Patmos, and walls of the classical period indicate the existence of a town near Skala.
June 24, 2016
Undoubtedly the most extraordinary island in the Aegean, crescent-shape Santorini remains a mandatory stop on the Cycladic tourist route-even if it's necessary to enjoy the sensational sunsets from Ia, the fascinating excavations, and the dazzling white towns with a million other travelers. Arriving by boat, you are met by one of the world's truly breathtaking sights, the caldera: a crescent of cliffs, striated in black, pink, brown, white, and pale green, rising 1,100 feet, with the white clusters of the towns of Fira and Ia perched along the top.
June 25, 2016
Rhodes Town is still a city of two parts: the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, contains exceptional medieval architecture, Orthodox and Catholic churches, and an old Turkish quarter. Spreading away from the walls of Old Town is the modern metropolis, or new town.
June 26, 2016
Put firmly on the map by Jackie O, Mykonos has become one of the most popular of the Aegean islands. Although the dry, rugged island is one of the smallest of the Cyclades-16 km (10 miles) by 11 km (7 miles)-travelers from all over the world are drawn to its sandy beaches, its thatched windmills, and its picturesque, whitewashed port town of Mykonos, whose cubical two-story houses and churches have been long celebrated as some of the best examples of classic Cycladic architecture.
June 27, 2016
To experience Athens fully is to understand the essence of Greece: tradition juxtaposed with a modernity that the ancients would strain to recognize but would heartily endorse.