12 Days Best of Turkey & Greece Tour /
- All accomodation B&B at choise of selected hotels
- All seightseeing tours of the places mentioned in the program
- Domestic flight tickets (May be operated by Turkish Airlines, Anadolu Jet, Atlas Jet, Sun Express, Onur Airlines or Pegasus Airlines)
- All tours with English speaking guidance licenced by ministry of culture and tourism
- All transport with new & AC vehicles
- All airport transfer throughout the trip
- All parking fees, ferry tools and petrol
- All entrance fees and taxes
- All meals where shown in the itinerary with this legend (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
- Izmir to Athens international flight
- Half day city tour of Athens & New Museum with English speaking guide and entrance fees
- 3 overnight stays in Athens on bed and breakfast basis
- Transport & entrance fees
- International airfare to Turkey
- Drinks, travel insurance, visas, personel expenses, posters, tips
- Personal Expenses
- Optional Tours
Welcome to Istanbul. Our driver will meet you at the airport. You will be transferred to your hotel. You may join our optional Dinner Cruise tour depends on your arrival today.
Today you will visit Dolmabahce Palace, Spice Bazaar, and a Boat trip on Bosphorus.
Dolmabahce Palace is one of the most glamorous palaces in the world. Dolmabahce Palace was built between 1843-1856 and was ordered by Sultan Abdülmecit I. It was the administrative center of the late Ottoman Empire. After the Turkish Republic when Mustafa Kemal Ataturk come to Istanbul he stayed and welcomed his foreign guests at Dolmabahce Palace. Also, Ataturk spent his last time here.
The Spice Bazaar is in Eminönü, It is one of the oldest covered bazaars of Istanbul. In this bazaar, which is famous for its herbalists, in addition to products suitable for the old tradition such as natural medicines, spices, flower seeds, rare plant roots, and shells; dried nuts, delicatessen products, various foodstuffs are sold. Spice Bazaar is also open on Sundays.
Boat trip on the Bosphorus. An amazing cruise between the two continents, EUROPE and ASIA, along the Bosphorus by the Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi Palace, wooden villas.
After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, and Grand Bazaar.
After the tour, we will transfer you to the Istanbul airport and you will take your flight to Cappadocia. Upon your arrival, we will transfer you to your hotel.
Marvel at the lunar landscape with a fully guided tour of Cappadocia, visiting Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy chimneys. Drive to passing (Monk’s Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Drive to the city of Avanos. In the afternoon visit another beautiful open-air museum at Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Lastly, before returning to your hotel, visit the natural castles at Uchisar. After the tour, we will be back at our hotel.
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will again depart for a full day Cappadocia tour. Depart from your hotel to visit Red valley, and explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike 5 km through the Güllüdere valley. Then visit Cavusin village. This village is famous for the houses and churches of the Christian clergymen. After lunch Drive to the pigeon valley. In the afternoon visit Kaymaklı underground city. Where early Christians lived in fear and faith.
After the tour, we will transfer you to Cappadocia airport and you will take your flight to Izmir. Upon your arrival, we will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel in Kusadasi.
After breakfast, you heading to the magnificent White calcium terraces, known as Cotton Castle (Pamukkale) where you also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. This city was used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers. Today bring your swimsuit with you because you will have time to enjoy the thermal water of Pamukkale.
Absorb yourself in history today. Today you visit Ephesus, the Temple of Artemis, and the House of the Virgin Mary. Feel the mystical atmosphere of ancient times. Ephesus is one of the most important ancient cities in the World and it was the capital of Asia Minor.
Upon flight time we will transfer you to Izmir Airport. You will take your flight to Athens. Upon arrival, we will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel in Athens.
Today after breakfast we are heading to New Museum The Athens half-day tour, depart for a photo stop at Panathinaiko Stadium where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896. It is the only stadium built out of white marble. Proceed, passing by Zappeion and Temple of Olympian Zeus. You will visit the Athens Trilogy which includes the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, and the National Library. Continue passing by National Garden, Hadrian’s Arch, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Schliemann’s House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Old Parliament, Constitution Square, Russian Orthodox Church, and finally ACROPOLIS (visit Propylae, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens). Continue with a pleasant short walk passing by Herodion and Dionysos Theater, in order to visit the ACROPOLIS museum. Main attractions such as votives, artifacts of everyday life, statues from the archaic period, Caryatids, and of course the Parthenon hall with the metopes, the pediments, and the frieze will impress you.
After breakfast we will pick up from the hotel and depart to Delphi, will arrive in the Delphi afternoon. Famous for its theater, Temple of Apollo, and ancient ruins. Delphi was considered the center of the earth and the universe and played a central role in the classical Greek world. Visit at the archaeological site and the TEMPLE of APOLLO famous for its oracle. We will have lunch, after lunch, we are heading through central of Greece to the city of Lamia. Trikala crossing the Thessalian plain, to Kalambaka.
Today after breakfast we will move of the cliff-top monasteries to visit two different BYZANTINE MONASTERIES built on top of rock towers and providing fantastic views over the plain. Meteora is included on the UNESCO world heritage monument list. The monasteries are perched on top of towers of sandstone, which for centuries provided totally inaccessible retreats for the monks. Meteora is considered one of the most beautiful areas of mainland Greece, and its monasteries are one of the country’s most unique attractions. We will have a short break for a photo at Leonidas king of Sparta in Thermopylae on the way back to Athens. Will reach to the hotel in the late afternoon.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Athens airport to take your international flight.
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