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Adventure travel companies make sure to take care of the small details so you can focus on the bigger picture: exploring and relaxing on your vacation of a lifetime. And Austin Lehman’s European vacation to Greece is the perfect place to do just those things.
Pack your suitcase and your friends (don’t forget the camera) and journey into the heart of Greece’s renowned Cycladic Islands. Walk in the footsteps of the first modern Olympians at Panathinaiko Stadium and gasp in awe at the size of this amazing white marble structure. Discover the revered island of Delos, well-known as the birthplace of the God of light, Apollo, and home to archeological spectacles dating back to the third millennium B.C. Then, explore the isolated beaches and caves of Antiparos and take a dip in the cool and invigorating crystal-clear Aegean waters.
When it’s time to call it a night, enjoy a spectacular sunset and watch as the sky is gently illuminated in pink and orange, then try some delectable fresh Mediterranean cuisine. Back in your comfortable boutique hotel room right in the heart of Athens, sip on a glass of delicious wine.
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There are some 200 miles of Dalmatian coastline and a lifetime of adventure vacations spent getting to know the sheer beauty of the area would certainly be a lifetime well spent. The Adriatic coastline experiences warm waters and gentle predictable winds throughout the summer. It also features scores of islands with deeply wooded slopes. The entire coastline appears to be a concrete free zone (don’t look too closely though) and is one enchanting bay after another. Fishing villages, tiny marinas and small groves where oranges, lemons, figs and olives grow in plenty all mix to provide a holiday experience unlike any other.
Split is the second city in the area after Dubrovnik, and it hides a rare phenomenon. Make a visit here the centerpoint of your European vacation because the city is home to the palace of Roman Emperor Diocletian. The palace is probably the best preserved Roman ruin in existence and was originally built as the retirement home for the Emperor who was the only one to leave office of his own accord. The palace is 31,000 square meters and was constructed in just 10 years using marbles imported from the best quarries in Italy, sphinxes imported from Egypt and statues looted from Greece. The palace bore witness then and now to the power of Rome. Extensive work was done on the palace during medieval times, but the true enormity of the building can still be clearly seen. A city break on our cycling tours to the palace today shows the strength of the Roman Empire as the palace is still in use. Within the palace, 220 buildings house more than 3,000 people running small businesses selling artisan goods.
The markets paint a very vivid picture of life within the confines of the palace and the size of the structure dominates the entire area of the old city, which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979. Join us for European vacations of a lifetime, and start the journey by visiting our online travel catalog to learn more.
Greece’s rich cultural heritage and out of the world islands welcome you on a great European vacation. Take one of our cycling tours through a maze of narrow whitewashed streets of Mykonos and admire the iconic windmills as old as the 16th century.
Explore the birthplace of Apollo, god of light, as you wander through the sacred island of Delos and marvel at the archeological wonders dating back to the third millennium B.C.E. Unspoiled and secluded beaches, caves and islets at Antiparos, heart of the Cyclades Island, are waiting to be explored. Take a traditional fishing boat and navigate through these blue green crystal clear waters and enjoy a refreshing swim in it. Afterward you can relax at the golden sand beach enjoying a refreshing picnic lunch.
While at Cyclades Island, visit the Enetic castle and beautiful churches. The real beauty of the place lies in its calm and scenic landscapes. Try your hand at diving and go kayaking through the backcountry waters. European vacations offer a great deal to do and see. You will also want to visit the remote village Koronos and hike to various caves that lead to many mountain ranges. There is windsurfing with professional help and evening can be spent camping under the stars. Don’t forget to try the local liquor of Kitro made up of citrus leaves.
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Picture this. It’s early morning, and the sun is already blazing down from a clear blue sky as the sounds of the ferry preparing to depart Athens echo around the port. The flag so vividly colored flaps in the breeze. The blue represents the deep blue of the seas around Greece whilst the white is the color of the wave tops, whipped up by the wind. Romantics tell that the blue represents the Goddess Aphrodite and the white, the waves that break around her as she emerges from the sea.
The Cyclades is a romantic island grouping that is home to Delos, the birth place of Apollo to Santorini once destroyed by the volcanic eruption that drowned Atlantis. Naxos and Paros are small islands that still have retained a naive charm about them. However, this ferry’s first stop is Mykonos on an adventure vacation for couples. With no links to a romantic past, Mykonos has become synonymous with wealth and glamour.
As the ferry arrives in the small port, blue and white become evident again. Clinging to the hillsides, the small houses are painted blindingly white with shutters in the all too familiar blue of the sea. Your cycling tour will be a test of will with the hilly environment so head into town. This enigmatic little island has been home to the great and the good for many years. Back in the sixties, Jackie O was a regular, and these days you won’t be surprised to see P-Diddy in the small, winding streets where the vibrant, pink bougainvillea tumbles down the sides of stonewashed white buildings.
Look out for Namos Restaurant (Greek for sand). It’s the only place to be seen at sundown on Psarou Beach. All European vacations demand at least a day in the sun. If you look the part, you may even get a neatly manicured beach umbrella where you can watch the sun go down and the stars come out to play as evening progresses on this most exclusive beach on this most exclusive island.
Tomorrow is another day, and the ferry with its blue and white flag leaves one blue and white paradise behind before heading for the next.
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Greece is an idyllic place with different islands and rich cultural history. The grandeur of Ancient Greece can still be felt as you visit the Parthenon and the Temple of Zeus. The structures may not be as imposing as before because of deterioration, but the trace of its glorious part is still evident.
Greece is a splendid spot for adventure vacations for couples. It can be both a romantic and exciting place at the same time. The island of Mykonos is a tourist favorite. During the day, you can enjoy the beach and party during the night. Take a short boat trip to the Greek island of Delos to explore this extensive archaeological site. Believed to the birthplace of Apollo, you will get a refresher of your Greek mythology as you wander around this ancient sacred ground.
Because Greece is made up of different islands, it will feel like you are hopping on small adventure trips one island after another. Discover and learn how cook Greece’s delicious Mediterranean fare with a private cooking class. You can end this fabulous European vacation with a trip to Santorini. Take a mule ride up to its winding slopes as you admire the beauty of the landscape. It is definitely hard not to fall in love with Greece.