Get Inspired / Europe / Turkey / Greece Mediterranean Neighbours Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Europe / Turkey / Greece Mediterranean Neighbours story by: Inspire Magazine Retrace the steps of old civilisations, gaze in wonder at ancient ruins and be inspired by the magnificent natural scenery of these Mediterranean nations. Gracious Greece Athens is the gowned goddess of Greece. The ancient Acropolis, dating back to the 5th century BC, stands to watch 156 metres over the city. Marvel at the sheer size and structures of the Parthenon and soak up the cityscape from this sacred place. Feast your eyes upon one, or several, of the exquisite Greek Islands. The dazzling islands of Mykonos, Santorini and Ios are guaranteed to blow you away. Cruise or island hop from the quaint fishing villages lined with blue-shuttered, white houses to the tourist hotspots of Oia and Fira, on Santorini. Tantalising Turkey Snuggling around the other side of the Aegean Sea is Turkey, bringing an explosion of colours, aromas and flavours. Istanbul intoxicates with bustling streets and magnificent palaces, with a skyline boasting domes, arches and hundreds of minarets on mosques. Lose yourself but find untold trinkets and treasures in the labyrinth of the Grand Bazaar, from incense to art works and fine jewellery. Explore beautifully ancient rural sites like Aphrodisias and Knidos away from the cities, the breathtaking landscape of Cappadocia and the pristine beaches of the Turquoise Coast. Greece and Turkey inspired? Give us a call on 0800 838 747, visit houseoftravel.co.nz, or come instore today. > Click here for Greece & Turkey Inspire deals > Check out our HOT deals to the UK and Europe now Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Insiders Guide to Greece & Turkey Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Turkey's must-see attractions Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.