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Best Of Travels In Europe #6: Greece, Turkey, Israel and Egypt (2001)
Rating:
Starring: Rick Steves
Director:
Category: Documentary
Studio: Questar
Subtitles:
[None]
Length:
210 mins

 
 

 

Greece, Turkey, Israel & Egypt

Athens & The Peloponnese - Explore the evolution of Greek art at the Athens National Museum, then sample local cuisine at the Plaka.Visit the fabled Acropolis and learn about the engineering skills of the ancients at the palace ruins of Mycenae.

The Greek Islands - See the rugged volcanic island of Santorini, then tour the lush island of Samos via moped.Visit remote Lipsi and savor traditional Greek fare: tsaziki, souvlakia and retsina.

Turkish West Coast & Central Turkey - Tour the port of Kusadasi, hike the Roman ruins at Ephesus and relax in the soothing mineral waters of Pammukale.Swing inland to see traditional folk dancing in ancient villages, and Cappadocia's amazing rock formations and cliff dwellings.Then, travel to Ankara for a dose of Turkish history.

Israel - Explore Jerusalem, home to the sacred sites and holy places of three religions, then journey to the firomer location of Sodom and Gomorrah, and float in the Dead Sea's salty waters.Travel to the Kibbutz Ein Gedi and see successful communal living in action.

Egypt - Make the rounds of Cairo's bazaars, coffeehouses and museums, then see the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx.An overnight train to Luxor brings you to the ancient city of Thebes, the Temple of Karnak and the Valley of Kings.