City, State – This March, join European travel expert Rick Steves for a vivid high-destination adventure across the Mediterranean, with colorful stops in Istanbul, Greece's Peloponnese Peninsula, and — in an exciting new episode rushed to completion just for this special — Croatia's Dalmatian Coast.
In this two-hour, public television travel special on KXXX, Steves will first explore the fascinating, multilayered city of Istanbul. He'll munch his way through the famously fragrant Spice Market, trace the fall of Byzantium and the rise of Islam, delve into the Hagia Sophia, and make friends over backgammon in a local teahouse.
In Greece's Peloponnese, the pulse of this country's cultural heart, Steves will enjoy the charming old port town of Nafplio, hop, skip and jump through the ruins of the Olympics, relax in the idyllic beach town of Kardymli and marvel at Greece's Rock of Gibraltar: the fortress town of Monemvasia.
Finally, in Croatia — an intriguing land with a hard-fought history in a complex corner of Europe, Steves will sample the very best of the Dalmatian Coast. He'll sail from dreamy Dubrovnik to weather-beaten Adriatic island ports and head inland to hike through Plitvace Lakes National Park and visit the Istrian Peninsula and its mini-Venice port town of Rovinj.
Stow away with public television's favorite tour guide to enjoy the exotic and idyllic charms of Turkey, Greece, and Croatia. In addition, Rick will be with viewers during the pledge event to celebrate all the quality public television programming made possible by their generous support.
Rick Steves' film crew consists of Steves, producer Simon Griffith, cameraman Karel Bauer, and editor Steve Cammarano. The special is produced by Back Door Productions based at Rick Steves' Europe Through The Back Door Inc., presented by KCTS9, and distributed through American Public Television at no cost to public television stations nationwide.
To learn more about Rick Steves' books, tours, television projects, and radio program, visit www.ricksteves.com.
For review tapes, photos, or interviews, contact Ashley Sytsma at Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door, 130 Fourth Avenue North, Edmonds, WA 98020, Tel: 425-608-4293 / Fax: 425-771-0833 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rick Steves in on a mission: to help make European travel accessible and meaningful for Americans. Since 1973, Rick has spent four months every year exploring Europe. He has researched and written more than thirty travel guidebooks, writes and hosts the public television series Rick Steves' Europe, and also produces and hosts the weekly public radio show Travel with Rick Steves. He is currently the best selling guidebook author for international travel in the United States. With the help of his hardworking staff at Europe Through the Back Door, Rick organizes tours of Europe and offers an information packed web site (www.ricksteves.com).