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Daily tour program


Sunday - Day 1 - Arrival in Athens

KALOS ORISATE! Welcome to Greece!

We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After check in, you will have the

afternoon free to rest and explore Athens on your own.

Overnight in Athens.


- Monday  - Day 2 - Athens - (B)

After breakfast around 8:30 AM, we will meet you at your hotel and continue on the guided tour of Athens.  Start with the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Panathinaiko Stadium (where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896). After that, we will drive by the Prime's Minister's residence, the Royal Palace, (guarded by colorful Evzones), Zappion (Conference and Exhibition Hall), National Garden, Hadrian's Arc, St. Paul's Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Schlieman's House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Academy, University, National Library, Old Parliament, Constitution Square, and the impressive Russian Orthodox Church.

At the ACROPOLIS, you will visit Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion and the Museum of the Acropolis.

In the early afternoon, we will provide a transfer to your hotel, or we can drop you at Plaka district if you like to wander and explore at your own pace. Overnight in Athens.

- Tuesday - Day 3 - Athens to Mykonos Island - (B)

Very early in the morning, we will meet you at your Athens hotel take you to Piraeus ferry port. Depart from Athens on a ferry ride to Mykonos Island.
Upon arrival, you will be met at the harbor and transfered to your hotel.
After check in the hotel, enjoy rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Mykonos.


- Wednesday - Day 4 - Free day to Explore Mykonos -  (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Today is free for you to explore Mykonos on your own.

Optional tour to Delos is available at your request.

Overnight in Mykonos.


- Thursday - Day 5 - Mykonos to Santorini - (B)

In the morning, Depart from Mykonos on a scenic ferry ride to Santorini Island.
After arrival, you will check in at your hotel.

After check-in, you will have a free day to relax and explore on your own.

 Santorini is one of those iconic places that will be permanently etched in your mind. Everywhere you turn is a photo opportunity. Essentially, the island is what remains of an enormous volcanic eruption, which destroyed the earliest settlements on what was formerly a single island. The aftermath of the explosion created what you see today, a caldera. All of the whitewashed, charming houses cling to the high cliffs of the rim, while the deep blue Aegean Sea wraps around the geological masterpiece, hundreds of feet below. Its spectacular physical beauty, along with its lively nightlife, your Santorini visit will be unforgettable.

Overnight in Santorini.


- Friday - Day 6 - Exploring Santorini - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Enjoy a boat trip to Volcano

11:00 am Meet up at the Athinios Harbor, depart on scenic sail to Volcano,

Upon arrival have free time to explore and hike to the top of the volcano and have glance on the active parts, lots of amazing photo opportunities of the volcano and from Volcano to the different angles of Magnificent Santorini Island.

Get back to the boat for a short sail to hot Springs (Palea Kameni) Enjoy swimming, then onto Thirassia where you can eat,

relax or swim and visit the traditional village of Manola.

After that, sail to back to the Island and enjoy a quick stop at Armeni, then back to Athinios port.

Tour finish time will be around 17:30 pm. Enjoy rest of the day and evening at leisure

Overnight in Santorini.

- Saturday - Day 7 - Santorini to Athens then to Istanbul - (B)

In the morning we will provide a transfer to Santorini Airport for your departure to Athens then onto Istanbul.
HOS GELDINIZ! Welcome to Turkey!

We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Unpack and go out for an evening walk and dinner on your own around Sultanahmet Square.

Overnight in Istanbul.


- Sunday - Day 8 - Istanbul - (B)

In the morning, we will meet you at your hotel and take you on this enlightening walking tour down to the water front near Eminonu.

You'll see hundreds of interesting shops lined up cozily side-by-side, We will then enjoy a cruise on the Bosphorus.

Today’s main sites are:

* Walking tour of Golden horn water-front area

* Spice Bazaar and surrounding areas

* Cruise on the Bosphorus

Overnight in Istanbul.


- Monday - Day 9 - Istanbul - (B/L)

In the morning we will greet you at your hotel and take you on a guided tour of the historical old part of Istanbul.

Today’s main sites are:

* Blue Mosque/Sultanahmet Mosque (Camii)

* Hagia Sophia/Aya Sofya

* Hippodrome of Constantinople

* Grand Bazaar

Overnight in Istanbul.


- Tuesday - Day 10 - Istanbul - Ephesus - Kusadasi - (B/L/D)

Early in the morning we will meet you at your hotel and provide a transfer to Istanbul domestic

airport and put you on a short domestic flight to Izmir.

Upon arrival, we will take you on a guided

tour of Ephesus, Temple of Artemis and the House of Virgin Mary.

About the sites you will visit ;

*Ancient city of Ephesus

*The Temple of Artemis

*The House of The Virgin Mary

Overnight in Kusadasi.


- Wednesday - Day 11 - Kusadasi - Pamukkale - Kusadasi - (B/L/D)

After breakfast, we will depart from Kusadasi to Pamukkale; upon arrival, we will continue on the

guided tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis.

Our drive will take us through a rich agricultural area, teeming with cotton fields and fruit orchards.

Sites we will visit

* Pamukkale, Whitewashed terraces, ancient pools and more.

* Ancient city of Hierapolis

After the tour,  return to Kusadasi, spend the night.

Overnight in Kusadasi.


- Thursday - Day 12 - Kusadasi - Izmir Cappadocia - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel

Meet up with the driver,  transfer to Izmir Airport

>>>>>>>>>>>> FLIGHT FROM IZMIR TO CAPPADOCIA  >>>>>>>>>

Upon arrival,  meet up with the transfer men and transfer to your hotel.

Check in & Overnight in Cappadocia.


- Friday - Day 13 - Cappadocia - (B/L)

Today will be devoted to exploring more of Cappadocia's unforgettable sites.

(If you have purchased the optional hot-air ballooning tour, please note that you'll need to rise very early in the morning to go to the balloon launch site. After the trip has concluded, we'll come back to the hotel for breakfast and have a rest before setting out in later in the morning to see the rest of the sites listed below.)

Sites you'll see today:

* Goreme Open-Air Museum

* Fairy Chimneys

* Devrent Valley

* Uchisar Castle,

We'll also visit local craftspeople and learn the special art of making dolls and traditional pottery.

Overnight in Cappadocia.


- Saturday - Day 14 - Cappadocia - (B/L)

As we have a lengthy drive to our first destination, we'll be starting out quite early this morning. Today, we'll stroll through an amazing subterranean city where ancient Christians once hid from Arab invaders; we'll then wander through the Ihlara Gorge and spend time in a classic Anatolian village.

* the Underground City of Derinkuyu-

* Ihlara Gorge

* Traditional Anatolian villages.

Overnight in Cappadocia.


- Sunday - Day 15 - Cappadocia to Istanbul - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel --- Transfer to Cappadocia Airport ---

>>>>>>>> Flight to Istanbul >>>>>>>>

Arriving in Istanbul,  walk to the international departures for your outbound flight.


Program ends

Total cost:  $____________________
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Price includes

* All hotels (Superior class centrally located hotels)

* All land transfers in comfortable vehicles
* Ferry tickets from Athens to Mykonos
* Ferry tickets from Mykonos to Santorini

* Flight tickets from Santorini Athens then to Istanbul
* Flight tickets from Istanbul to Izmir
* Flight tickets from Izmir to Cappadocia
* Flight tickets from Cappadocia to Istanbul

* All meals mentioned in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch & D-dinner)

* English-speaking tour guides

* Admission to sites during the tours

* All taxes and service charges



* Optional tours listed on the itinerary

* International flight tickets to Athens and from Istanbul onto your next destination

* Travel insurance (Optional)

Wonderful program, exploring highlights of Greece and Turkey
in 2 weeks,

  • Athens, Mykonos and Santorini Islands in Greece
  • Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale and Cappadocia in Turkey
  • In Athens visit ACROPOLIS, you will visit Propylaea, Temple of
    Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion and the Museum of the Acropolis. Hop on a ferry to and sail to Mykonos Island for 2 nights
    Admire whitewashed, charming houses cling to the high cliffs
    of the rim in Santorini.
  • Visit Istanbul, experience local culture, dine in local restaurants, 
    visit the most important ancient sites.
  • Explore Cappadocia with its fairy chimneys and otherworldly geological formations, landscape sculpted and carved by millions of years of the sheer force of nature.
  • Visit the amazing Ancient City of Ephesus.......

Centrally located hotels, friendly people, comfortable transportation, skip the line admissions.......

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