By cruising along the Turkish coast and through Greek Isles on a Phoenician-style gulet you can truly appreciate the startling cultural and natural beauty of the Aegean region. Walk
into the Nissiros volcano, snorkel and hike stunning coastlines, surrounded by the relics of a history that produced the tragedies,
triumphs, and disasters on which the foundation of classical
western culture was built. For it was along your very route that Brutus met with his conspirators to concoct his Shakespearian betrayal of Julius Caesar; it is here where Marcus Antonius and Cleopatra paused on their fateful last visit to Rome. On this National Geographic Traveler Tour of a Lifetime
, pass your free time swimming, exploring villages, sampling delectable Turkish and Greek cuisine and sipping excellent wine and raki aboard your gulet.