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14 Nights/15 Days • 7 Cities • 16 Places

Travel to Highlights of Greece and Turkey

Tour Code: C05
From Istanbul to Athens

Travel to highlights of Greece and Turkey in 15 days. Explore to Athens Acropolis, Mykonos, and Santorini to Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale.

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Highlights

  • Old City Istanbul
  • Acropol of Athens
  • Santorini, Mykonos Islands
  • Cappadocia
  • Pamukkale and Ephesus Ancient Sites
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14 Nights/15 Days • 7 Cities • 16 Places

Travel to Highlights of Greece and Turkey

Tour Code: C05
From Istanbul to Athens

Travel to highlights of Greece and Turkey in 15 days. Explore to Athens Acropolis, Mykonos, and Santorini to Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale.

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1.626 / Per Person
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Itinerary

15 days Turkey and Greece package tour. This combined Greece and Turkey tour includes most popular places for first comers. The itinerary covers Istanbul, Athens, Cappadocia, Santorini island and more…

  • Starting Points: Turkey/Istanbul
  • Day 1 Istanbul

    Arrive in Istanbul airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

  • Day 2 Istanbul: Hagia Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Sultanahmet Square, Blue Mosque
    Hagia Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Sultanahmet Square, Blue Mosque

    Pick up from your hotel. You will visit the main attractions of Istanbul (capital of the Ottoman Empire untill 1923) by this full day tour. The museum of St.Sophia; magnificent Byzantine church and the unique sample of Byzantine architecture, Blue Mosque; one of the biggest mosque of the Istanbul from 17th century and famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets,The Ancient Hippodrome; the square in front of the Blue Mosque covers the site of the Ancient Hippodrome where once chariot races were held. The main monument left today is the impressive granite obelisk, carved in Egypt around 1,500 BC and brought to Constantinople in 390 AD. Our tour will continue with a visit to Topkapi Palace; it was once the residence of Ottoman sultans and their harem. We will finish the tour with a short drive to the exotic Grand Bazaar (Closed on Sundays and at Feast days). The oldest and largest market place in the world with the unique collection of handmade carpets, jewellery, leader and souvenirs. End of the tour return to your hotel and overnight in Istanbul.

  • Day 3 Istanbul: Bosphorus Boat Ride
    Bosphorus Boat Ride

    Even if you are a short term or long term visitor to Istanbul, a bosphorus cruise is really a good way to experience what Istanbul really looks like and its diversity. You will visit Rustem Pasa Mosque first then walk through the Egyptian Bazaar (Spice Market) (Closed at Feast days). You will find here mystical smells of different aromas of various spices and many shops selling vegetables ,fruits, fish and flowers. The Bosphorus cruise takes about 1.5 hour. The Bosphorus strait connects the sea of Marmara to the Black Sea and separates Europe and Asia. During this excursion you will see the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, Maidens Tower, Bosphorus bridges, Rumeli and Anadolu fortresses and Ottoman Residences. End of the tour return to your hotel and overnight in Istanbul.

  • Day 4 Cappadocia: Devrent Valley, Goreme Open Air Museum, Uchisar
    Devrent Valley, Goreme Open Air Museum, Uchisar

    Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Kayseri . Arrive in Kayseri or Nevsehir airport and transfer to Cappadocia for your tour. Visit Devrent Valley was under the water 20 million years ago, it rose up above the water after volcanic eruptions. After years and years, the rocks formed in a variety of different shapes. Then we will go to Pasabagi, also named Monks Valley (Rahipler Vadisi), you can see some special housing and living area here which are also only can be found in this area. After lunch in Avanos, we will visit Goreme Open Air Museum. Then we will continue to Esentepe where you can see the panoramic view of Goreme valley and Goreme village with fairy chimneys, different rock formations and cave houses. Finally, we will visit the natural rock castle in Uchisar, many rooms connected to anothers with stairs, tunnels or passages. End of the tour transfer to your hotel at Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia.

  • Day 5 Cappadocia: Oz Konak or Kaymakli Under Ground City, Red Valley, Cavusin Valley
    Oz Konak or Kaymakli Under Ground City, Red Valley, Cavusin Valley

    Depart from your hotel to visit Red valley, and explore the famous rock cut churches and walk 4 to 5 km through the Gulludere valley. Then visit Cavus village. This village is famous for the houses and churches of the Christian clergymen. After lunch drive to the Pigeon valley. In the afternoon visit Kaymakli underground city where early Christians lived in fear and faith. Transfer back to the hotel around 5:00 pm. Overnight in Cappadocia.

  • Day 6 Kusadasi

    Depart from your hotel and transfer to Kayseri airport for your flight to Izmir. Arrive in Izmir airport and transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.

  • Day 7 Pamukkale: Hierapolis Ancient City
    Hierapolis Ancient City

    Domitian Gate, the Main Street, Byzantian Gate. Then, you walk to the natural warm water terraces which were formed by running warm water that contains calcium. A swim in the effervescent waters of the Sacred Pool should be at the top of the list on any travel itinerary. In addition to a high level of natural radioactivity, the water contains calcium bicarbonate, calcium sulfate, magnesium and carbon dioxide and after a swim, you should simply dry off and let the minerals do their magic. Then we will proceed to the Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.

  • Day 8 Kusadasi: Ephesus Ancient City, House of Virgin Mary, Temple of Artemis
    Ephesus Ancient City, House of Virgin Mary, Temple of Artemis

    During the Ephesus full-day tour you will see the ruins in the ancient city of Ephesus, Temple of Artemis, Ephesus Archeology Museum and the House of Virgin Mary. Ephesus was once the most important commercial center of the western Anatolia. After lunch visit the House of Virgin Mary (reputed to be where she spent her final days). Overnight in Kusadasi.

  • Day 9 Athens

    Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the Izmir airport for your flight to Athens. Arrive in Athens and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Athens.

  • Day 10 Athens: Acropol
    Acropol

    You will visit one of the oldest cities in the world and see all famous sites of ancient and modern Athens during this comprehensive tour. Our first stop will be in center of the city, Syntagma square, House of Parliment, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldiers and the National Library. After that, we will continue to Prime Ministers Residence (Presidential Palace) guarded by the colorful Evzones and Zappion(conference and exhibition hall). Proceed passing by Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian s Arc and we will make a short stop at the Panathenaic Statium where the first Olympic games took place in 1896 and finally arrive in ACROPOLIS (visit Propylae, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion with it s Porch of Maidens). Continue for museum tour with a pleasant short walk passing by Herodion and Dionysos Theatre in order to visit the NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM. Overnight in Athens.

  • Day 11 Santorini

    You will be picked up from hotel and transferred to the port for your ferry to Santorini. Arrive in Santorini and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Santorini.

  • Day 12 Santorini

    In Santorini, you will find the comfort and relaxation under the incredibly blue sky. You will enjoy refreshing moments under the sun or romantic times under the stars. Overnight in Santorini.

  • Day 13 Mykonos

    Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the port for your ferry to Mykonos. Arrive in Mykonos and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Mykonos.

  • Day 14 Mykonos

    Enjoy the beautiful view, the quaint shops and little restaurants of Mykonos. Overnight in Mykonos.

  • Day 15 Athens

    Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Athens according to your international flight schedule. Arrive in Athens airport and end of the tour.

  • End Points: Greece/Athens

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Informations

  • What's Included

    • All mentioned transfers in the program (regular group transfers).
    • All ferry tickets mentioned in the program.
    • All mentioned tours in the program including transportation with air conditioned buses,guidance and entrance fees.
    • All meals as described in the itinerary.
    • All local taxes.
    • International flight tickets from Izmir to Athens via Istanbul.
    • Flight tickets from Istanbul to Cappadocia / Cappadocia to Izmir.
    • 14 nights accommodation in Greece and Turkey according to your selection as 3, 4 or 5 star.

  • What's Excluded

    • Tips (optional).
    • International flight tickets (except Izmir/Athens).
    • Visa (if needed).
    • Travel insurance.
    • Personal expenses.
    • Greece Stayover Tax to be paid directly to hotels per room per night: 3* hotels €1.5 / 4* Hotels €3 / 5* Hotels €4

  • Travel Tips

    What to bring: Camera, Hat, Comfortable Footwear, Soft Drinks, Sun Cream, Sun Glasses, towel and swimsuit for Pamukkale.

  • Note

    This program may contain some hard walking tracks which are not suitable for senior and disabled people.

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FAQs

  • How to meet my tour guide?

    Your tour guide/staff will be waiting at pick up points such as your hotels’ lobby/main gate, a specific point etc. according to timing which you were given before tour date.

  • Can I state the departure time for my tour?

    Of course! We also operate tours on private basis, so you can customize the departure time, if it is a private service.

  • Can I choose the sights to visit on my own?

    On private tours. You can choose the sights and museums along with all sort of criteria you like by your agent according to content of service.

  • How to buy museum tickets?

    If the museum tickets are included in your tour, you do not need to buy it as extra. But if the museum ticket/s is/are not included in your tour, still no need to buy tickets in advance, during the tour your tour guide will help you to purchase them. Official tour guides have priority at museum ticket offices.

  • Am I traveling with a group on the tour?

    If the museum tickets are included in your tour, you do not need to buy it as extra. But if the museum ticket/s is/are not included in your tour, still no need to buy tickets in advance, during the tour your tour guide will help you to purchase them. Official tour guides have priority at museum ticket offices.

  • How about the transportation?

    If the museum tickets are included in your tour, you do not need to buy it as extra. But if the museum ticket/s is/are not included in your tour, still no need to buy tickets in advance, during the tour your tour guide will help you to purchase them. Official tour guides have priority at museum ticket offices.

  • How do I pay?

    If the museum tickets are included in your tour, you do not need to buy it as extra. But if the museum ticket/s is/are not included in your tour, still no need to buy tickets in advance, during the tour your tour guide will help you to purchase them. Official tour guides have priority at museum ticket offices.

  • What is the language of group tours?

    If the museum tickets are included in your tour, you do not need to buy it as extra. But if the museum ticket/s is/are not included in your tour, still no need to buy tickets in advance, during the tour your tour guide will help you to purchase them. Official tour guides have priority at museum ticket offices.

  • What type of restaurants do you use?

    If the museum tickets are included in your tour, you do not need to buy it as extra. But if the museum ticket/s is/are not included in your tour, still no need to buy tickets in advance, during the tour your tour guide will help you to purchase them. Official tour guides have priority at museum ticket offices.

  • How to pay for my services?

    If the museum tickets are included in your tour, you do not need to buy it as extra. But if the museum ticket/s is/are not included in your tour, still no need to buy tickets in advance, during the tour your tour guide will help you to purchase them. Official tour guides have priority at museum ticket offices.

  • Am I traveling with a group?

    If the museum tickets are included in your tour, you do not need to buy it as extra. But if the museum ticket/s is/are not included in your tour, still no need to buy tickets in advance, during the tour your tour guide will help you to purchase them. Official tour guides have priority at museum ticket offices.

  • Are any Vaccinations Required For tourist entering Turkey?

    There are no vaccination requirements for any international traveller. The World Health Organization web site, www.who.org, provides vaccination certificate requirements by country, geographic distributions of potential health hazards to travellers.

  • Can We Choose our Hotels?

    Yes, you can. All you have to do is just letting us know what hotels you would like to stay in while your agent creates your itinerary.

  • Do I Have to Pay Full Amount To Book A Package Tours?

    No. You will need to pay %50 of the total amount of your package tour in order to complete your booking. You will be required to pay the rest of the amount 30 days before your arrival day in Turkey.

  • Do I need a Visa To Turkey?

    Citizens of most of countries must have a visa to enter Turkey. U.S. citizens may obtain a visa upon entry into Turkey or in prior to departure from one of the five Turkish Consulates in the United States. Please find your state in the Turkish Consulates Jurisdiction (https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en).

  • How Can I Travel in Turkey?

    By Plane Virtually every major city in Turkey has air service and Turkish Airlines offers nationwide services. Most flights connect through Istanbul or Ankara, both of which have domestic and international terminals. You can check Turkish Airlines.

  • How Should Visitors Dress in Turkey?

    Casual wear is appropriate for most tour excursions. Women wear pants or skirts, but when visiting mosques it is recommended that they cover their heads with a scarf and both sexes should not wear shorts out of respects for religious customs.

  • Is it Safe to Travel in Turkey?

    Turkey is one of the safest countries in the world in which to travel, and its crime rate is low in comparison to many Western European countries. Interpol ranked Turkey as the safest holiday destination in Europe for travelers. Naturally, we recommend.

  • Should I exchange money before I go to Turkey?

    The highly favourable exchange rate makes travel to Turkey extremely affordable. Most banks in the U.S. do not have Turkish Lira. However, Turkish currency is easily obtainable upon arrival in Turkey at any exchange office or bank.

  • What are the departure dates of your tours?

    There is no specific date! You can just pick-up your own dates to depart your package tour! In another word, our tours depart every day all year-round.

  • What is a Turkish bath (Hamam)?

    Communal baths were used in Roman and Byzantine times, but as the name "Turkish Bath" suggests, they played a significant role in Ottoman culture. At a time when the concept of cleanliness was not yet accepted in Europe.

  • Where can I find information on Festivals, Fairs and other Events in Turkey?

    There are more than 100 festivals in Turkey every year. In addition to the local festivals organized in almost every city of the country, international culture and art festivals are held in major cities including Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir and Antalya.

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