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Greece and Turkey Private and Small Group Tours

Croatia, Greece & Turkey Private and Small Group Guided Tours

Follow the traces of past civilizations and empires
Located on the edge of Europe and Asia, Greece and Turkey straddle two worlds. For Greece, it’s antiquity and modernity—its capital Athens, as well as its many islands, boast ruins of the ancient Greek civilization that spawned many Western fields of thought, including philosophy, mathematics, politics, science, and theater.

Turkey’s dual nature comes out of its geography: it’s split between the European and Asian continents, and this mix of different cultures shaped Turkey’s ’s history. Most notably, the country was dominated by the Ottoman Empire, which controlled parts of Asia, Africa, and Europe from the 14th until the early 20th centuries. Their former glory is reflected in the eastern and western influences found in Istanbul.

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What Context Croatia, Greece & Turkey Travelers Say
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We did two tours with Panos and Makes. They are a terrific duo and Panos is a guide extraordinaire!! So knowledgeable, so funny, so many interesting details. He made both trips so much fun but all the while, we were learning a lot!
Nothing, everything was clear from the beginning.
Imagine exploring Crete with an archeologist who’s studied the island’s ancient sites. Better yet, an archeologist with a side gig as an actress. We completely lucked out with the knowledgeable- and hilarious - Dimitra Pilarinou. We did 6 full-day excursions with Dimitra. She expertly guided us at Knossos and other Minoan sites, Roman ruins, Venetian ports, Greek Orthodox monasteries and village chapels. Dimitra shared fascinating history & stories about each. She even took us on a boat to Spinalonga, the island leper colony made famous by the soapy novel The Island, and shared the island's Venetian, Ottoman, and Cretan history. But Dimitra also lives in Crete and gave us local insight. She showed us the local food market, guided us to local producers of olive oil, wine, herbal remedies, and the best bougatsa. Dimitra treated us to Cretan cheese pies and recommended restaurants in Heraklion. She even recommended a quiet secluded beach to chill out after our week of packed exploring. Dimitra’s time, plus a professional driver, is pricey. But entirely worth it if you want a memorable deep dive on the ancient, medieval, and modern history & culture of Crete, with a master storyteller and teacher. She’s fluent in English & Spanish.