Duration: 16 Days – 15 Nights
Departure: Everyday from May to October
Route: Athens – Santorini – Crete/Heraklion – Rhodes – Ephesus – Cappadocia – Istanbul
- This pre-package can be customized and start on any day.
- Hotels are subject to change based on the availability.Hotels can be upgraded upon request.
Single Room : please ask
Double Room : $2,990 per person
Triple Room : $2,890 per person
Rates are in USD
DAY – 1 ARRIVAL IN ATHENS
Arrival in Athens International Airport, pick up and transfer to the hotel.Overnight in Athens.
DAY 2 – HALF A DAY ATHENS CITY TOUR (Breakfast Included)
08:00 am depart on a half day morning tour of Athens which includes a visit to the Acropolis, its museum and the Parthenon. Also view the House of Parliament, Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, National Library, Evzones in their picturesque uniform, Presidential Palace, the Panatheanic Stadium (where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896), Temple of the Olympian Zeus and Hadrian`s Arch. After the morning tour, the afternoon is at leisure for you to further explore Athens on your own. (Optional afternoon tour to Cape Sounion to visit the Temple of Poseidon.) Overnight in Athens.
DAY 3 – FERRY TO SANTORINI (Breakfast Included)
Breakfast, check-out and transfer to Piraeus Port for departure by morning ferry to Santorini. On arrival meet for transfer to hotel with rest of day at leisure. Overnight in Santorini. (Flights between Athens and Santorini are also available.)
DAY 4 – DAY AT LEISURE IN SANTORINI (Breakfast Included)
Free day at leisure to relax on one of the many different beaches of Santorini (gold, red or black sand) or explore the capital, Fira. Overnight in Santorini.
DAY 5 – FERRY TO CRETE / HERAKLION (Breakfast Included)
Breakfast served at the hotel then the day at leisure until late afternoon transfer to the port for departure by highspeed ferry on to Heraklion (Crete). Arrival early evening and transfer on to your hotel. Overnight Heraklion.
DAY 6 – DAY AT LEISURE IN HERAKLION (Breakfast Included)
Breakfast at hotel with the day then free at leisure to explore the city, capital of Crete. Highly recommended is to visit the Knossos Palace ruins & the Archaeological Museum which houses artefacts of Minoan era and many others. Overnight in Heraklion.
DAY 7 – FLIGHT TO RHODES (Breakfast Included)
Breakfast, check-out and as per the domestic flight departure time meet in the hotel lobby for transfer to the airport. Flight maybe pass by Athens. On arrival transfer to the hotel with remainder of the day/evening at leisure. Overnight in Rhodes.
DAY 8 – DAY AT LEISURE IN RHODES (Breakfast Included)
Today is free at leisure for you to explore the “old town” of Rhodes, the Lindos area and other villages of the island or just simply relax on the beach, the choice is yours. Overnight Rhodes.
DAY 9 – FERRY TO MARMARIS / TRANSFER TO KUSADASI (Breakfast Included)
Pick up from the hotel at 8:00 am and transfer to the port. 09:30 am ferry to Marmaris. 11:00 am arriva in Marmaris, pick up from the port and 3 hours private drive to Kusadasi. Arrival in Kusadasi, checkin to the hotel and overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY – 10 EPHESUS TOUR (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
09:15 am pick up from th reception and depart for the tour. Visiting the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Following this, we will make our way to Ephesus which was one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient word. Visiting Ephesus ruins, Odeon, Celcus Library and the Theatre which is still in use today for concerts. As we walk through this ancient site you will notice the streets paved with marble which gives a hint to this city`s great wealth many years ago. Our last stop is the House of Virgin Mary where it is believed that she arrived with Saint John 4-6 years after the death of Christ and spent her final days. Return back to the hotel around 5:00 pm. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 11 – FLIGHT TO CAPPADOCIA (Breakfast Included)
Flight from Izmir to Cappadocia. Depending on the day of the week, you will either fly directly or via Istanbul. Arrival in Cappadocia, pick up and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 12 – CAPPADOCIA TOUR #1 (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
09:30 am pick up and depart for the tour. Visiting Devrent Valley, Monk`s valley (Pasabagi) where you will find the world renowned fairy chimneys. After lunch break continue on to the Goreme Open-Air Museum where you will visit the numerous rock carved churches and monasteries. Tour will end with a visit to Uchisar, a natural rock castle. Transfer back to the hotel around 5:00 pm. Overnight in Cappadocia.
OPTIONAL TOUR: Hot Air Balloon Ride – please ask
DAY 13 – CAPPADOCIA TOUR #2 & FLIGHT TO ISTANBUL (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
09:30 am, depart from your hotel to visit Red valley, and explore the famous rock- cut churches and walk 4-5 km through the Gulludere valley. Then visit Çavusvillage. 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. After the tour transfer to Kayseri airport for an evening flight to Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 14- Classic Istanbul Tour (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
08:15 am pick up from the reception and depart for the tour. Visiting, Haghia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace. Tour ends around 4:00 pm. Return back to the hotel and overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 15- DAY AT LEISURE IN ISTANBUL (Breakfast Included)
Free day at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
1- Circle Istanbul – “This Is The City Only Locals Know” / 9am to 10pm.
2- Full Day Bosphorus Tour / 9am to 5pm
DAY 16 – END OF THE TOUR (Breakfast Included)
Pick up 3 hours before your international flight and transfer to the airport. Have a safe trip back home!
- 13 nights hotel accommodation.
- Services of professionally licensed guides on local tours.
- 14 meals: 11 breakfasts, 3 lunch.
- All domestic flights mentioned in the itinerary.
- All ferry tickets mentioned in the itinerary.
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coaches on local tours and transfers.
- English speaking guided tours mentioned in the itinerary.
- Inbound and outbound airport transfers to/from your hotel.
- All taxes, entrance & museum fees, baggage handling. (unless otherwise stated)
- Ilio Maris Mykonos
- Andromeda Villas Santorini
- Ilayda Hotel Kusadasi
- Assiana House Cappadocia
- Rast Hotel Istanbul
- Athens Gate Hotel
What’s Not Included
- International airfares.
- VISA needed for Turkey.
- Tips to guide, driver, hotel staff etc.
- Items of a personal nature.
- Harem and Treasure room entrance fees in Topkapi Palace.
- Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast).
- Travel Insurance and medical services.