The Mediterranean Region
is the birthplace of many ancient civilizations, a land drenched in warm sun, surrounded by a calm, rich sea. It is composed of Greece, Italy, Spain and Turkey.
Greece is THE land of ancient sites and architectural treasures, from the Acropolis in Athens to the frescoed Minoan palaces on Crete. There are also 1400 islands to explore.
For centuries, Italy has drawn foreign visitors, mostly for its architectural, artistic and scenic splendors. Its great cities are replete with fantastic works of art ranging from the Roman times to the Renaissance.
Turkey bills itself, and rightfully so, as the "Cradle of Civilization," boasting more Greek ruins than Greece and more Roman archaeological sites than all of Italy.
is a country of passion, excitement and enthusiasm unlike any other in Western Europe. It offers everything from cosmopolitan cities, to popular or secluded beaches, charming villages, and interesting festivals.