Odysseus spent seven years with Calypso on the peaceful island of Mljet before returning home to Ithaca. Today the island is a National Park and you can enjoy a picnic and a gentle hike to the beautiful salt water lakes. Korcula is the birth-place of Marco Polo and mixes some wonderful art with beautiful beaches. Vis and Hvar are two of our other favourite islands.
Highlights include Korčula, birthplace of Marco Polo, whose medieval walled town boasts some superb art and architecture, including paintings by Carpaccio and Tintoretto.
The best way to see these cities is to do a walking tour with our expert guides. As well as the major sights they will show you hidden treasures and even take you around contemporary art galleries.
Split has a unique heritage, evolving from a palace built by Roman Emperor Diocletian in 295 AD. The Palace remains one of the great Roman buildings of Europe and was in important influence on Western architecture. Today, it is the capital of Dalmatia and Croatia’s second city.
Dubrovnik, ‘pearl of the Adriatic’, is a beautiful maritime town whose walls have stood for over a thousand years. The view from the Minčeta Tower is unforgettable as are the atmospheric streets that have barely changed in 400 years. Its important to avoid busy times as the town is now flooded with tourists and our team can advise.
We organise tailored trips to the region by road, air and boat.
We encourage our clients to go further inland and visit Pergamum, Pamukkale and Aphrodisias.
While Ephesus is perhaps the most evocative of these ruined cities, Priene, Didyma, and Miletus are sublime.
They were followed by the Romans and later Byzantine and Ottoman empires.
The west coast of Turkey hosts some of the most beautiful Classical sites in the world.