Turkey and Greece Historical tour - 18 days

17 Nights / 18 Days
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Daily departure from April to October  

DAY 01 : Arrival to Istanbul      (Meals: No)
Upon arrival in Istanbul (Istanbul Airport), our representative will meet you & transfer to the hotel.
(Check-In after 13:00pm), where you will be briefed by your travel consultant. Overnight in Istanbul. 

DAY 02 : Historical Istanbul Tour       (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, visit to the ancient Byzantine Hippodrome where you will tour the Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column, Fountain of Wilhelm II, the elegant Blue Mosque famous with its heavenly six minarets and the Hagia Sophia Museum, built during the reign of Emperor Theodosius and burned down in the fire of Nika Revolt in 532 A.D. After lunch visit the Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), residence and administrative center of the Ottoman Sultans. Overnight in Istanbul. 

DAY 03 : Morning Bosphorus cruise / Fly to Cappadocia (Meals:Breakfast)
Breakfast,  drive to Spice Market, Egyptian Bazaar heaped with various sweets & spices is one of the world’s largest spice bazaars since 1665. Then embark on the Bosphorus ferry for an unforgettable cruise along the Bosphorus, the beautiful strait that divides Europe from Asia and back to hotel. 14:00pm Transfer to airport for flight to Kayseri at 17:25pm. 
18:45 pm, Arrival to Kayseri, meet at the airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

DAY 04 : North Cappadocia   (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch)
[OPTINAL: This morning an hour hot-air balloon ride available with extra cost of PER PERSON, 250 USD ]
Breakfast, 09:45am, We start to visit Esentepe vista viewpoint, located between Uchisar and Goreme. This stunning panorama provides breathtaking views of the town of Esentepe and the surrounding landscape of fairy chimneys. And then we visit Goreme Open Air Museum consisting of five Byzantine Orthodox churches. We will then have time to explore the Pasabag- Monks Valley, famed for its three-headed fairy chimneys. This region of is also known as Pasabag, or “Pasha’s Vineyard. A break for lunch in Avanos. Visit Avanos which is famous for its potteries. You can see their demonstration and you can try to make it. A short drive will take us to the surreal Devrent Valley, famed for its almost lunar landscape of small, pointed fairy chimneys. Today visit also Zelve Open Air Museum and Love Valley, the huge phallic formations of Love Valley have been formed naturally thanks to erosion of the volcanic rock. Overnight in Cappadocia.

DAY 05 -South Cappadocia / Flight to Izmir    (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, 09:45am,Our first destination is the Meskendir Valley, where groups will embark on a short trek through its magnificent landscape. and then to Rose Valley, No visit to Cappadocia would be complete without a visit to the Rose Valley, with its beautiful rock formations and hidden churches carved from rock. After that visit Red Valley, It has beautiful rock formations with some great hidden rock carved churches.Before lunch visit one of the underground cities of Kaymakli OR Ozkonak Of the 36 underground cities built by the Christians to escape persecution, the one we visit is the widest and most famous. No tour of Cappadocia would be complete without a visit underground city. After lunch head to Pigeon ValleyOn the outskirts of Goreme, we will stop and take in the views down to Pigeon Valley. And then to Wine yard. During the Cappadocia wine tasting, dozens of wines are produced, where you can find the most suitable one for your taste. Our final stop is in the troglodyte town of Uchisar, Uchisar Castle is named after the enormous rock standing in the center of town that once served as its castle. Transfer to Kayseri airport for for flight to Izmir ( Direct or Via Istanbul) at 18:20pm 
22:00pm Upon arrival to Izmir, meet and transfer to Kusadasi. Check in hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi. 

DAY 06 : Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary tour    (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, depart for sightseeing tour First stop, Ephesus Ancient City - Enter through the Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk with your guide into the ruins of this Roman provincial capital. Your route takes you past the Odeon, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan. The Grand Theatre, where Saint Paul preached, is the largest theatre is antiquity with capacity of 24.000 seats. Next we will visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis . Lunch and then we will visit the House of the Virgin Mary's. Overnight in Kusadasi. 

DAY 07: Day trip to Pamukkale
   (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, 08:00am we depart for Pamukkale . Discovery of Travertine terraces and Hierapolis. The travertine terraces at Pamukkale are one of the most spectacular natural wonders we ever have seen from various mineral springs in a vast white cliff side. Walk along the Hierapolis ancient city ruins, see the huge Necropolis, and feel the warmth of the natural spring as you go barefoot on the Travertens. Then If you like to swim in the Ancient Pool which is also called Cleopatras Pool they charge extra entrance fee. Overnight in Kusadasi.

DAY 08 : Ferry from Marmaris to Rhodes  (Meals: Breakfast)
Breakfast, transfer from Kusadasi to Marmaris.
On arrival to Marmaris, check-in at the port,pass through customs & take the afternoon ferry for  to Rhodes.
Arrival & transfer to hotel. Overnight in Rhodes. 

DAY 09 : Free day in Rhodes   (Meals: Breakfast)
Breakfast at hotel and a full day free at leisure for you to explore the old town of Rhodes, spend time relaxing on the beach or visit other villages such as Lyndos. Overnight in Rhodes 

DAY 10 : Flight  from Rhodes to Crete (Heraklion)     (Meals: Breakfast)
Breakfast,  and as per flight time (morning or evening) transfer on to Rhodes Airport for departure. On flight arrival, around one hour later, to Heraklion, meet for transfer to hotel and rest of the day or evening at leisure.Overnight in Heraklion. 

DAY 11 : Free day in  Heraklion      (Meals: Breakfast)
A Today you have a full free day at leisure to explore this city which is the capital of Crete. Highly recommended is to visit the Knossos Palace and the Archaeological Museum which houses artefacts from the Minoan era. Overnight in Heraklion.

DAY 12: Heraklion to Santorini/ By Ferry    (Meals: Breakfast)
Breakfast check out and transfer to the port 
08:10 am depart on ferry to Santorini.
10:20 am Arrival Santorini, meet and transfer to hotel.
Remaining of the day at leisure. Overnight Santorini.

DAY 13: Free day in Santorini  (Meals: Breakfast)
Breakfast at the hotel, A free day at leisure to relax and sunbathe on one of the many different beaches of Santorini or explore the capital town of Fira. There are also excursions available, by bus & boat, which will take you to visit the ruins and tour the volcano. Overnight in Santorini 

DAY 14: Santorini to Mykonos/ By Ferry     (Meals: Breakfast)
Breakfast, check-out and free at leisure till transfer hotel to port
10:45am Depart on ferry to Mykonos
13:05pm, Arrival to Mykonos, meet at the port and transfer to hotel.
Remaining of day is leisure and Overnight in Mykonos.

DAY 15: Free day in Mykonos   (Meals: Breakfast)
Breakfast and a full day free at leisure for you to explore Mykonos Town and other areas of the island. Dont forget about the famous nightlife which is on offer. Overnight in Mykonos.

DAY 16: Mykonos to Athens / By Ferry  (Meals: Breakfast)
Breakfast, check-out and free at leisure till transfer hotel to port
14:00 pm Departure on Fast ferry to Athens
17:00 pm Arrival to Athens, meet and transfer to hotel, 
Remaining day is leisure and overnight Athens

DAY 17 : Half day morning tour of Athens
This morning, meet in the hotel lobby to depart on the Half day morning Athens Sightseeing Tour which includes a visit to the Acropolis, its museum and the Parthenon. Also view the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, National Library, Evzones in their picturesque uniform, the Presidential Palace, the Panatheanic Stadium (where first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896), the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian's Arch.  Overnight in Athens. 

DAY 18 : Tour Ends 
Breakfast, check out and as per your international flight time transfer on to Athens Airport .

Arrival in Istanbul: 
Daily from 1 April - 20 October 2022

Package Rate Included: 
02 nights Accommodation in Athens with breakfast 
02 Nights Accommoation in Istanbul with breakfast 
02 Nights Accommoation in Cappadocia with breakfast  
03 Nights Accommoation in Kusadasi with breakfast   
02 Nights Accommoation in Rhodes with breakfast    
02 Nights Accommoation in Heraklion with breakfast  
02 Nights Accommoation in Santorini with breakfast    
02 Nights Accommoation in Mykonos with breakfast     
02 Nights Accommoation in Athens with breakfast   
01 day Group Istanbul Tour includes guiding in English, entrance fees, lunch, transport
Half day Group Bosphorus cruise includes guiding in English, entrance fees, transport
02 day Group Cappadocia Tour includes guiding in English, entrance fees, lunch, transport
01 day Group Pamukkale tour includes guiding in English, entrance fees, lunch and transport
01 day Group Ephesus Tour includes guiding in English, entrance fees, lunch, transport
Half day Group Athens city Tour includes guiding in English, entrance fees, transport 
Oneway flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia
Oneway flight : Cappadocia to Izmir 
Ferry from Marmaris to Rhodes 
Fast Ferry Tickets Crete to Santorini economy class – numbered seats 
Fast ferry tickets Santorini- Mykonos economy class – numbered seats
Fast ferry tickets Mykonos- Athens economy class – numbered seats
All airports/hotels/ports transfers within Turkey & Greece
All local Taxes and service charges

Not Included:
Domestic Flight from Rhodes to Heraklion (Crete)









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