Best of Turkey and Greece with Island Hopping

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15 Days
Athens
Istanbul
Min Age : 6
Max People : 24
This 15-day tour, starts in Istanbul and ends in Athens
We will start with a 8-day Turkish delights on Istanbul(2)-Ankara(1)-Cappadocia(2)-Pamukkale(1)-Ephesus- Izmir(1) Adventure trip . It’s a mix of ancient ruins and modern cities, Islamic mysticism and Ottoman influence, inland discovery , and everything in between. unlock the secrets of the ancient city of Ephesus, From the winding laneways of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar to the to the bizarre landscapes of Cappadocia, take the plunge and discover a new way of experiencing Turkey. 
In the second round you will experience a 7-Day Island Hopping adventure Samos(1) – Mykonos(2) – Santorini (2) until Athens (2). Delve into the unique history of this ancient country as you make your way around its beautiful islands via land and sea. Capture the beauty of Santorini’s Cycladic houses, the eternal charm of Samos, the warmth of Mykonos’ locals and the legendary charm of Athens’ ancient relics.  
Enjoy your  15-day adventure trip that combine two legendary countries in terms of history, landscapes, cuisine and local hospitality.
Tour Details

Departure & Return Location

Istanbul to Athens

Price Includes

  • Istanbul        4*                 Yigitalp or Grand Gulsoy or similar   
  • Ankara          4*                 Anadolu Downtown or Latanya oe similar 
  • Capadocia    4*                 Dinler Urgup or Perissia oe similar 
  • Pamukkale   4*                Colossae or Richmond or sim. 
  • İzmir             4*                 Blanca or Kaya Prestige or similar 
  • Samos          4*                 Arion or Samaina or similar                 
  • Mykonos     4*                 Petinos or Myconos Essence or similar
  • Santorini     4*                 Santo Miramare or El Greco or similar            
  • Athens         4*                 Athens Avenue or Stanley or similar  

Accommodation: 14-night accommodation in First Class Hotels (4****)

Guide and visits: Throughout  english licenced guide , visits  according to the program with entrance fees.

Meals: 14 breakfasts , 5 hotel dinners, 1 Lunch

Transport: All transferts per itinerary with Ac deluxe coach/mini coach throughout the tour 

Ferry tickets between : 
  • Kusadasi / Samos 
  • Samos / Mykonos 
  • Mykonos / Santorini ( fast boat) 
  • Santorini / Piraeus

Others Included:

  • Entrance fees to the mentioned museums at the itinerary 
  • 1 bottle of water 0,5 lt on the coach ( between days 3-7  ) 
  • Free WIFI on the bus ( between days 3-7 )

Price Excludes

•Any personal extras, Drinks during meals, Visa and passport fees
•Flights 
•Tips to the guide and driver 
•Stay-over tax on Greece hotels ( will be paid by the client directly to the hotels reception ) 3 euro per room per night for 4* hotels
Travel insurance
Itinerary

Day 1Istanbul Arrival

Arrival to Istanbul . Meet with english speaking assistant at the airport . Transfer to the hotel for check in . Overnight at the hotel .

Day 2Istanbul

Breakfast at the hotel . Drive from your hotel to Spice Market for shopping . Free time. Then meet and proceed to take 1,5 hrs bosphorus Cruise excursion along the bosphorus , that is dividing the 2 continents Asia & Europe . During the excursion you will enjoy the beauty of Istanbul , with its forest , Palaces and wooden old houses built on both continents . Lunch at local restaurant . After lunch visit Sultanahmet Mosque , Hippodrome and the famous Hagia Sophia . Overnight: Istanbul Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3Istanbul - Ankara

Breakfast at the hotel . Departure from the hotel to visit Topkapi Palace ( harem section entrance free is not included ) the house of the ottoman sultans . Free time at Grand Bazaar . ( closed during the first day of the religious holidays ) . Departure from the hotel to Ankara – the capital of Turkey . Arrival to Ankara late afternoon
Overnight: Ankara Meals: Breakfast – Dinner

Day 4Ankara - Cappadocia

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. 

Overnight: Cappadocia Meals: Breakfast – Dinner

Day 5Cappadocia

Breakfast . Full day visit at Cappadocia . Visit Göreme Open Air Museum – a UNESCO Heritage site , a fantastic region with it’s cave churches located on the valley. Then proceed to Uchisar Village and then the spectacular fairy chimneys. Visit Derbent Valley with and explore the natural rock formations and get a chance to attend the workshops of carpets and onyx-stones . Overnight: Cappadocia Meals: Breakfast – Dinner
 
 

Optional Tour | HOT AIR BALLOON TOUR

In the early morning departure from your hotel . a chance to live this unique experience, an overlooking to Cappadocia from the sky , see the beauty of the region the rock formations, fairy chimneys, natural formations, lunar landscapes ..

Day 6Cappadocia - Sultanhanı - Pamukkale

After the breakfast at the hotel , drive to Pamukkale. En route visit Sultanhan Caravansarai that was built during Seljuk Empire and used long years as a stop over for the travellers and merchants.Continue to Pamukkale . Visit Cotton Steps – a UNESCO heritage site that has been believed to have healing thermal water.
Overnight: Pamukkale Meals: Breakfast – Dinner

Day 7Pamukkale - Ephesus - Izmir

Breakfast . Drive to Selcuk – Ephesus . Visit the Ephesus Ruins – the city that was dedicated to Artemis I the Odeon, Temple of Hadrian, the House of Love, the Library of Celsus, the Agora .Then proceed for Virgin Mary House – has been believed it is the final resting place of the mother of Jesus . Then stop at Leather Production Store . Proceed for Izmir . Overnight: Izmir Meals: Breakfast – Dinner

Day 8Izmir - Samos

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the port of Kusadasi and departure to Samos. At the scheduled time, boarding the ferry that takes us to the Greek island of Samos. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Free afternoon to enjoy the beaches or discover the island. Samos is not only one of the most popular, but also one of the most beautiful islands in Greece. This gem of the Eastern Aegean stands out for its lush green natural setting, quaint fishing villages, and stunning beaches.
Overnight: Samos Meals: Breakfast

Day 9Samos - Mykonos

Breakfast at the hotel. At the agreed time, transfer to the port to take the ferry that takes us to the magnificent island of Mykonos. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Free afternoon to enjoy the island of Mykonos
On Mykonos celebrities, college students and families mingle together to celebrate the Greek summer. Whether you are an entertainment junkie out for a real good time, or a visitor who wishes to explore the island’s history and tradition, Mykonos will certainly meet your expectations.
Overnight: Mykonos Meals: Breakfast

Day 10Mykonos

Breakfast at the hotel. Free day on the island to enjoy the sun, the sea with the wonderfulbeaches, as well as the beauty of this magical island, with the incredible nightlife.

Possibility of visiting the Sacred Island of Delos, birthplace of Apollo and Artemis.
Overnight: Mykonos Meals: Breakfast

Day 11Mykonos - Santorini

Breakfast at the hotel. At the agreed time transfer to the port to take the ferry to the famous island of Santorini. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Free afternoon to enjoy the crescent-shaped Santorini (or Thíra), the precious gem of the Aegean, which is actually a group of islands consisting of Thíra, Thirassiá, Asproníssi, Palea and Nea Kaméni in the southernmost part of Cyclades.
Santorini is considered to be the most sought after place for a romantic getaway in Greece, since there are not many places in the world where you can enjoy exquisitely clear waters while perched on the rim of a massive active volcano in the middle of the sea!
Overnight: Santorini Meals: Breakfast

Day 12Santorini

Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to enjoy this wonderful island unique for its morphology and its picturesque villages hanging on the edge of the cliff, its beaches of black, white and red sand. Possibility of visiting the submerged volcano. Overnight: Santorini Meals: Breakfast

Day 13Santorini - Athens

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the port at the agreed time to take the ferry to Athens. Arrival at the port of Piraeus, disembarkation and transfer to the hotel. Overnight: Athens Meals: Breakfast

Day 14Athens

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to visit the city of Athens. Kalimármaro, Hadrian’s Arch, Parliament-monument of the Unknown Soldier and the traditional Changing of the Guard, in Constitution Square-Syntagma Square. Place de la Concorde-Omonia Square. Acropolis; The Propylaea, the Ionian Temple of Athena Nike, the Erection, Parthenon. Free afternoon. Overnight: Athens Meals: Breakfast

Day 15Athens Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. (if the flight and transfer schedule allows it). Transportation to the airport and the end of our services

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