Trogir is situated in the center of Dalmatia, on the eastern coastline of Adriatic sea.
The tiny colourful village of Amalfi is a pretty town with sunny piazzas and a pleasant port.
Gentle, sloping countryside is spotted with smallholdings and huge, impressive, almost-landlocked bays, resembling lakes more than open sea.
The Elaphite islands, On the western side of Dubrovnik, in its immediate surroundings there is the finest Dubrovnik archipelago called Elaphite (in Greek meaning the Deer Islands), closely bound to Dubrovnik and its entire past.
The craggy mountainous Bozburun Peninsula is the real hidden Turkey. Almost a living museum, it provides an insight into life rural Turkey much as it was 50 to 100 years ago. Even in the peak of summer, the peninsula remains peaceful and uncrowded.
With a recorded history of 3,000 years, Athens is the capital of Greece and among the most interesting places in the world.
The ancient sites of Xanthos, Letoon, Pinara, Tlos and Patara are all close by, with Kekova, Demre, Myra, Phaselis, Olympos and Aspendos slightly further afield, but all easily accessible.
Saint Nicholas, who is involved in many a childhood memories, was born in and lived his life in lands which is part of Turkey. His birth place is the ancient city of Patara, which is adjacent to the Gelemisvillage of the Antalya province.
The ruins of ancient Knidos, also known as Cnidos, sit on the very tip of the Datca Peninsula in Turkey. The city was built on the end of this peninsula and also on the neighboring island, which was once connected by a bridge or causeway and is now connected by an isthmus.