Greece and Turkey offer many exciting opportunities for discovery and enjoyment. Known as the cradles of Western civilization Greece and Turkey offer scenic wonders, cultural treasures and recreational pleasures. They were traversed and populated by ancient civilizations such as the Hittites, Mycenaeans, Minoans and Phoenecians. Alexander the Great and the Apostle Paul left their marks here. Explore the origins of early Christianity and discover the impressive heritage of Islam. Turkey's Ottomon art and architecture will leave you breathless. From Athens to Istanbul, from Crete to Rhodos to Santorini, Samos and Delos, the cityscapes, villages, sands, sparkling seas and dazzling skies of the Eastern Mediterranean will charm you, sooth you and inspire you.