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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 . Departure from the hotel to visit Topkapi Palace ( harem section entrance free is not included ) the house of the ottoman sultans . Departure from the hotel to Ankara – the capital of Turkey . Arrival to Ankara in early evening . Overnight: Istanbul Meals: Breakfast – Dinner
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
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 and Hierapolis
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: İzmir Meals: Breakfast – Dinner
After breakfast transfer to Izmir Adnana Menderes Airport (ADB) to flight to Athens (during winter times it is via Istanbul) . Upon arrival to Athens meet and transfer to your hotel in the city center.
Thank you for all of your hard work, and to all the behind the scenes people in the offices that don’t get enough credit for organizing everything. The trip was excellent ; guides, hotels . The only thing we loved less was the hotel dinners while there is an excellent Turkish food outside.
Our trip was good, hotels in Istanbul could be better. I recommend you to upgrade your hotel in Cappadocia to a cave hotel. Be sure to book before as they are small hotels 5-10 rooms.
Fabulous trip and the organization. Guides were absolutely good in both countries. Everything was managed so well that we didn’t have to worry about anything from the start to the end. The trip followed the timetable that they offered during our booking. The accommodations exceeded our expectations and the buses were very comfortable. Thanks for the trip of a lifetime!