About Turkey, Greece & Italy
We have carefully crafted tours in Turkey, Greece, and Italy that epitomise all the things that we think make for a great holiday: warm sunshine, azure seas, breathtaking landscapes, delicious food, and of course, incredible archaeological and cultural sites. Greece and Turkey span one of the greatest cultural meeting points of the modern world: a place where East meets West and Christian meets Muslim, in a stunningly beautiful setting, packed full with history, religion, and art.
Italy has a rich cultural heritage shaped over millennia by a host of incomers: Greeks, Phoenicians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Spaniards and Austrians have all left their mark on the cuisine, architecture and language. This shared history has filled these destinations with stunning monuments. Ancient wonders abound at every turn: cavernous theatres, magnificent temples, and elegant colonnades.
Ranging from the depths of prehistory right through to the modern day, the sites we visit reflect layer upon layer of civilisation. We explore these ancient worlds against the ever-changing backdrop of the modern. The old juxtaposed against the new makes for a thrilling contrast: Byzantine churches beside greenhouses, tombs used as cow byres, agoras used as football pitches.
Whether it is the sound of the call to prayer drifting from a mosque over a harbour town in Turkey, the tolling of church bells by black-robed priests on a tiny Greek island, or the celebration of the local patron saint’s day in a baroque town in Italy, the sights, sounds and aromas of the here and now will be all around us as we delve into the rich remains of the past cultures and peoples that dot these shores.