Greece, Croatia/Slovenia and Turkey
It’s nearly impossible to get a true taste of Greek culture without sampling its flavorful isles. Experience the relaxed lifestyle and vibrant locals that color all the islands, spending time to discover the character and history unique to each locale. Absorb the mainstays of the mainland in ancient Athens, before soaking in Crete’s legendary landscapes. Cruise the Aegean to the volcanic shores of Santorini and anchor on the star-studded beaches of lively Mykonos.
Leave behind the everyday bustle of modern life and discover the Old World European romance still perfectly preserved in the pint-sized countries of Croatia and Slovenia. Swirl cocktails and sunbathe on the celebrity-laden shores of jet-set Dubrovnik. Explore the vineyards and medieval ruins of the Croatian countryside in the lush Split region. Wander among miles of emerald scenery and tranquil waterscapes in the famous Plitvice Lakes National Park. And experience “Europe in miniature” in Ljubljana, the stunningly green (and endlessly cultural) capital of Slovenia.
Up-and-coming wines and Mediterranean meals—the perfect pairing. See how historic traditions and modern-day culture mix together to create Greece’s current food and wine scene. Begin in Thessaloniki, the country’s culinary hub, before making your way down to Athens to explore some of the nation’s ancient wonders. Then, continue on to the Greek isle of Crete, where flavorful cuisine comes to life through local markets. From mainland regions to island vineyards, you'll experience amazing Greek wines properly paired with its culinary wonders!