Greek mythology, courageous rebellions against Rome, and historic holy cities are a few of the hallmarks on this 8-day journey along the eastern Mediterranean harbors and coastlines of Greece, Cyprus and Israel. Savor sweet, almond flavors of amigdalota pastries in Mykonos, or catch a boat bound for the temples and amphitheater on Delos, the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. Wander the shadowy recesses of the Minoan palace of Knossos on Crete, lair of the mythic Minotaur, and peruse ancient sacred relics at the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion. Follow Jesus’s footsteps through Gethsemane to the former garden and olive grove where he was arrested, and visit the cave of the Nativity in Bethlehem. With an optional tour from Haifa, ride a cable car to the imposing heights of Masada Fortress, float in the warm, mineral rich waters of the Dead Sea and stroll among Petra’s pink, sandstone columns and caves in the glowing morning light.
Looking for more? Go in-land and combine the best of the land and sea with a Cruise Tour that includes this itinerary:
Holy Lands & Petra Cruise Tour