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Istanbul to Athens
Arrival to Istanbul . Meet with english speaking assistant at the airport . Transfer to the hotel for check in . Overnight: Istanbul Meals: N/A
Breakfast at the hotel . Visit Anatolian Civilizations Museum where you will see the Neolithic & Paleolithic ruins from Urartu , Hatti, Hittite, Phrygia civilizations, then proceed to Mausoleum of Ataturk , the founder of Turkish Republic. In the afternoon drive to Cappadocia . En route visit the Underground city that is one of the biggest underground city in the region, constructed by the first Christians to protect themselves from the attacks …We continue to proceed to the Derwish House to attend Whirling Dervishes Ceremony which represents the mystical journey of spiritual ascent of man using love, the search for the truth and get to the “Perfection”. Overnight: Ankara Meals: Breakfast – Dinner
Optional Tour | HOT AIR BALLOON TOUR
After disembarking from the cruise, you are transferred to your Athens hotel. The rest of the day free. Overnight. Athens Meals: Breakfast
After breakfast we will meet you at your hotel or close by, in order to start the morning Half Day Athens Sightseeing Tour. This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium, home to the first Olympic Games of the modern era, where we will make a short stop. As we continue our trip, we will pass by the Prime Minister’s residence (ex Royal Palace), guarded by the Evzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy of Athens, the University, the National Library and the Constitution Square (Syntagma).
We are very happy with the company, and more specially with the assistance Alexis gave us. All our questions were answered timely and professionally before the trip. All the hotels were well located, comfortable and had lovely rooms. The welcome was the best both in Turkey and Greece and in every location we’ve been and the transfers were always on time. The drivers were waiting on our arrivals and we were taken safely away to hotel/port/airport as applicable. All drivers were courteous, with automobiles that were clean and appeared to be well maintained. We loved this island hopping experience with Celestyal Cruise. It is incredible! As every island we saw was beautiful. Santorini and Crete were amazing! The caldera, the ancient site at Akrotiri, and the black sand beach are our favorite.
Thank you very much Eskapas for this trip and the great job!
I just wanted to say a BIG thank you for organizing such a wonderful holiday for us.
It went like clockwork. Guides, buses were always on time, hotels were great and there was no stress at any stage of our travels.
Thank you again for the professional service you gave us, we are very grateful. The trip with the cruise was beautiful!
We chose Eskapas fr hte second time and we are not disappointed All transfers, ferries and accommodation organized well without problems and people were very helpful by giving us good information. The transfers were on time and were waiting us according to the schedule. Hotels were comfortable with good breakfast. The guides were knowledgeable
The islands were amazing, with nice beaches and good for relaxing. But our favorite was Crete. Nice atmosphere. Celestyal cruise ship!!! Good mix of relaxation and things to do
All in all, everything was organized very professionally. So efficient. Very glad I chose Eskapas