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Treasures of Turkey and Greece

Per Person  125,550
11Days 10Nights
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Treasures of Turkey and Greece

This 11 days/10 nights tour is the best tour package for Turkey and Greece combination. It is our Best Selling Tour Package for 2014, with 100% guest satisfaction – 17,828 happy guests enjoyed the ‘Treasures of Turkey and Greece’ Package in 2014!

What’s included

  • 02 nights accommodation in in Athens on BB basis
  • Half-day City tour of Athens with new Acropolis Museum with English speaking guide + entrance fees
  • Private round trip transfers in Athens from airport-hotel-port-with private air conditioned taxi
  • 02 nights accommodation in Mykonos on BB basis
  • Round trip transfers in Mykonos from port – hotel and v.v. on seat in coach basis
  • 02 nights accommodation in Santorini on BB basis
  • Round trip transfers in Santorini from port – hotel – airport on seat in coach basis
  • Economy Class Normal Ferry ticket (Blue Star) from Athens to Mykonos
  • Economy class high speed ferry (Flying Cat) from Mykonos to Santorini
  • 02 nights accommodation in Istanbul on BB basis
  • 02 Dinners at Indian Restaurant in Istanbul
  • Half day Bosphorus Cruise in Istanbul
  • Private Roundtrip airport transfers in Istanbul
  • Private Roundtrip airport transfers in Cappadocia
  • 2 nights accommodation in Cappadocia on BB basis
  • Full Day Cappadocia tour with lunch
  • All local taxes applicable

What’s Not Included

  • Tips or personal expenses
  • Drinks of any kind
  • International airfare tickets
  • Domestic airfare tickets (Santorini-Athens Flight & Istanbul-Cappadocia-Istanbul)
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Visas
  • Porterage at hotels or airport
  • Tours not mentioned at the above services
  • Extra charges for night transfers supplement 22:00-06:30 hrs per person per way 5 Euros in Greece
  • GST

Daily Trip Plan

Day 1: Arrival to Athens

Meet and greet by our staff at International Athens Airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Athens.

Day 2: Discover Athens

Half-day city tour with Acropolis:In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel and start the half-day tour of Athens. 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 where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop). Continue and pass by the Presidential residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). At the Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, the Parthenon and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts order in the mind”, the New Acropolis Museum. Free evening. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 3: Athens – Mykonos

Today after breakfast, you will check out from your hotel in Athens and transfer to Piraeus port for your ferry embarkation to Mykonos Island. Mykonos sits amidst the Aegean Sea like a unique jewel crafted by time, the Greek sun and an anonymous local craftsman. All that can be said or written about Mykonos would be just too little. For centuries Mykonos existed under the shade of the religious centre of Delos and it had to wait until the 20th century to reach its international status and win a place on the world tourist map.

Mykonos, famously called ‘the island of the winds’ due to the constant wind that blows, is the most popular and cosmopolitan island of the Cyclades and considered as one the most famous islands of the world. The sunlight of Mykonos from its first sunshine of dawn all the way to its last of the sunset is astonishing and supplements an atmosphere of images that seem to have sprung out of a painting. Arrive in Mykonos and you will be welcomed by our staff and will be transferred at your hotel. Rest of the day is free to explore the island. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 4: Mykonos

Today, after breakfast the day will be free to explore the island on your own. Among the cobbled streets, next to the churches, behind the freshly painted shutters, through the different aspects of island living, the heavenly beaches and the liveliness of the night, Mykonos still keeps its secrets. Mykonos has retained its full beauty through the passage of time, and is and always will be a perfect host to visitors. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 5: Mykonos – Santorini

Today, after breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred at Mykonos port for your ferry embarkation to Santorini Island. A thousand sunsets, a thousand memories, a thousand heartbeats, colours of blue red & gold streaking the sky… this is Santorini island… Poets have written about it, artists attempt to capture its beauty. Nothing can quite describe the unsurpassed magic of Santorini. This tiny Greek island in the Aegean sea, rich in history & steeped in myth, is situated on the southern east tip of the Cyclades Cluster. Once famous for its seafaring captains & thriving trade from Russia towards England, France & Italy, & even further back in time the biblical volcanic catastrophe of 1500 BC, today Santorini is one of the most popular holiday destinations worldwide. Arrival in Santorini and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is yours to spend in order to explore the island and admire the breathtaking sights. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 6: Santorini

Today, after breakfast you will be picked up for a cruise at Caldera and its hot springs. During this tour, you will have the unique chance to visit the active volcano of Santorini, walk on dried lava up to its peak, feel the heat underneath your feet and see the steam of sulphuric gases emerging from the bowels of the earth. Next, you will sail to the thermal springs where you can dive or step down into the blue waters and swim towards the springs (35-36°C). Last you will visit the traditional sister island of Santorini, Thirassia, where you can either swim, go up to the village or simply relax and have something to eat. Return to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 7: Santorini – Athens – Istanbul – Cappadocia

Today, after breakfast you will be transferred to Santorini airport for your departure flight to Athens, from where you will take a connecting flight to Cappadocia, via Istanbul. Upon arrival to Cappadocia, you will be met by our staff and you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 8: Cappadocia

Depart from your hotel to visit Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pashabag (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.

Day 9: Cappadocia – Istanbul

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival to Istanbul,you will be met by staff and will be transferred to the hotel. Free time till we sail between Asia and Europe in a Bosphorus Cruise. Dinner will be provided at Indian Restaurant. Please note that only Indian dinner is arranged at Musafir Indian Restaurant in Taksim and no transportation is provided for dinner because it is walking distance from your hotel

Day 10: Istanbul

After breakfast at the hotel, today you will have full day Byzantian & Ottoman Relics Tour. Tour of “Sultan Ahmet Center”, the heart of the “Old City” from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled. Hagia (St.) Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. Hippodrome, center of sportive (chariot races, athletics) events and political activities of the old city. Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating Hippodrome.

Grand Covered Bazaar, most attractive shopping center and biggest “souk” in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenirs. Lunch at local restaurant.Topkapi Palace, Imperial residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section etc. Harem section is not included in the program and has an extra entry fee. Suleymaniye Mosque, masterpiece of Sinan, the chief architect of the Ottoman Empire, built in the name of Suleyman The Magnificent during the 16th century, considered as the best amongst the imperial mosques. Return to the hotel. In the evening your dinner is arranged at Indian Musafir Restaurant in Taksim.

Day 11: Istanbul – Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Free time until transfer to the airport. End of our services