Athens - Acropolis
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Turkey, Greece & the Greek Islands Tours

Itinerary

This 15 day tour starts in Istanbul, Turkey and ends in Athens, Greece. Highlights include :- Istanbul Old City (UNESCO Heritage site) - St. Sophia Museum - Topkapi Palace - Blue Mosque - Hippodrome - Mycenae (UNESCO Heritage site) - Cappadocia - Kaymakli Underground City - Göreme (UNESCO Heritage site) - Göreme Open Air Museum - Pamukkale Calcium Travertines (UNESCO Heritage site) - Hierapolis - Ephesus (UNESCO Heritage site) - Site of the Temple of Artemis - Olympia (UNESCO Heritage site) - Acropolis - Hadrian's Arch - Parthenon - Propylaea - Temple of Athena Nike - Temple of Olympian Zeus - Corinth Canal - Kalambaka (Hilltop Monasteries)

2019 - 'Best of Turkey and Greece Tour'
15 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Friday

Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul. You will transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore Istanbul.

Overnight Istanbul
4 star
Day 2
Saturday

Istanbul Old City

Tour the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia visiting the Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum and the Hippodrome. Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorous cruise'.

Overnight Istanbul
4 star
(B)
Day 3
Sunday

Ankara, Cappadocia

After breakfast we drive towards the nation's capital, Ankara to visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Ataturk before continuing on to the surreal landscape of Cappadocia.

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 4
Monday

Goreme Open-Air Museum, Pasabag, Uchisar

Today we tour the Goreme Open Air Museum, Pasabag, Uchisar Castle and Kaymakli Underground City. Photo opportunities are everywhere so have your cameras ready! Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at a carpet village we learn how carpets are made by hand and what determines their value. Tonight, don't miss the optional Turkish folklore evening featuring folklore and belly dancers... a night you won't forget!

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 5
Tuesday

Underground City, Konya

This morning we visit and explore Kaymakli underground city. Then leaving Cappadocia we head south, towards Konya, along the ancient Silk Road, visiting Sultanhani Caravansary, just as the ancient traders did. Once in Konya we tour the Mevlana Museum and Alaeddin Mosque.

Overnight Konya
4 star
(B, D)
Day 6
Wednesday

Sagalassos, Pamukkale

Today we head for Pamukkale and it's calcium travertines. Along the way we visit the ancient site of Sagalassos. Conquered by Alexander the Great in 333 BC, earthquakes and plague saw its demise in 541-2. Today it is one of the best preserved sites in Turkey and is on the UNESCO Tentaice list.

Overnight Pamukkale
4 star
(B, D)
Day 7
Thursday

Pamukkale

Visit the ruins of Hierapolis, the Temple of Apollo, Necropolis, and stroll over the magnificent white calcium terraces of Pamukkale. This afternoon we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods.

Overnight Kuşadası
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 8
Friday

Ephesus, Athens

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand what determines their value.
After the Ephesus tour, you will drive to Izmir Airport for a flight to Athens. On arrival in Athens, our transfer will be waiting for you at the airport to take you to your hotel.

Overnight Athens
4 star
(B)
Day 9
Saturday

Athens

Today you are free to explore Athens at your own pace.

Overnight Athens
4 star
(B)
Day 10
Sunday

Athens

Athens city tour starts from the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896. Continue and pass by 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). On the Acropolis visit, the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally "the harmony between material and spirit", the monument that "puts order in the mind", the Parthenon.

Overnight Athens
4 star
(B)
Day 11
Monday

Athens, Corinth Canal, Mycenae, Nafplion

You depart early in the morning and cross the Corinth Canal. Next stop will be a visit at the famous Mycenae, a UNESCO World Heritage site. See the home of Mythical Agamemnon, the Cyclopean walls, the Lions gate and the royal tombs. Depart for Nafplion, the first capital of Greece in Argolis, the picturesque town nestling at the foot of a cliff crowned by the mighty ramparts of the Palamidi Fortress.

Overnight Nafplion
4 star
(B)
Day 12
Tuesday

Olympia, Delphi

Early departure for Olympia, the birth place of the Olympic Games. Visit the archeological site of Ancient Olympia, Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum, with the impressive statue of Hermes of Praxiteles. In the afternoon the journey continues to the north, over the Rio-Antirio Bridge, and to Delphi.

Overnight Delphi
4 star
(B, D)
Day 13
Wednesday

Delphi, Kalambaka

Visit at Delphi, a place that was once characterized as the center of the ancient world. You can see the well preserved remains of Temple Apollo, the Castalian Spring and Temple of Athena, the Oracle of Delphi. Afterwards, you will proceed to the small picturesque city of Kalambaka, passing through beautiful villages and cities of Central Greece, all built according to the traditional local arquitecture.

Overnight Kalambaka
4 star
(B, D)
Day 14
Thursday

Meteora, Athens

After breakfast we will visit Meteora. Meteora has unique rock formations, rising high, stand ageless Christian Monasteries among striking scenery, perched on top of huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air. It is truly fascinating to visit the interior part of them, but also enjoy the amazing views. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae with a short stop to see across the road Leonida's Monument. Arrival in Athens early in the evening.

Overnight Athens
4 star
(B)
Day 15
Friday

Athens

After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends. (B)

(B)
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
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Notes

Please Note:
1. Group Size : Minimum Group Size of 2. Maximum Group Size of 20.
2. Age : Minimum Age of 8. Whilst there is no Maximum Age set it is assumed the customer is fit enough to take part in the activity or tour. Health documents may be requested.
3. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
4. In Greece the Hellenic National Tourism Organization has decided on a residence fee to be applied on hotel accommodation from 01/01/2018.
The fees applied will be EUR 1.50 for 3* hotels, EUR 3.00 for 4* hotels and EUR 4.00 for 5* hotels, per room, per night and are not included in the tour price. This tax must be paid by the guests directly to the hotel before the end of the stay.
5. The flight from Izmir to Athens is not included. We recommend the direct flight offered by Aegean Airlines.
6. Child Discount : Age 8 - 10 sharing room with 2 full paying adults 30% and child will have a fold up bed.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
Tour does not include :-
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips - driver and guide
  • Entrance fees in Greece
  • International flight between Izmir and Athens
  • Greece - Hotel Residence Tax, see tour notes for more details.
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
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Highlights

  • Ankara - Atatürk's Mausoleum
  • Athens - Hadrian's Arch
  • Athens - Propylaea
  • Athens - Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Cappadocia - Üçhisar - Citadel
  • Delphi - Archaeological Site - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Delphi - Temple of Apollo
  • Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Göreme Open Air museum
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Istanbul - St. Sophia Museum
  • Kalambaka - Greek Village
  • Konya - Mevlana Museum
  • Mycenae - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Olympia - Temple of Zeus
  • Olympia Archeological Site - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Sagalassos - Ancient Site
  • Sultanhani Caravansary
  • Athens - Acropolis - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Athens - Parthenon
  • Athens - Temple of Athena Nike
  • Athens City Tour
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Corinth Canal
  • Delphi - Archeological Museum
  • Delphi - Treasury of Athens
  • Göreme - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
  • Konya - Alaeddin Mosque
  • Meteora - Hilltop Monasteries - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Nafplion - Palamidi Fortress
  • Olympia Archeological Museum
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Rio-Antirio Bridge
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
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Accommodation

This is intended to give an idea of the type of accommodation that may be expected. The actual hotels used for any given tour may change due to many reasons such as group size, availability, time of year, hotel standard has dropped or simply we found a better hotel. We update the website immediately if and when any changes take place. If and when we do change hotels it will be to a hotel of equal or higher standard and will be at no extra cost.

Where more than one hotel is shown for a given an overnight stop this means that one of those hotels will be used.

Turkey

Cappadocia
Gul Konakları
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Sümer Caddesi
Mustafapaşa
Cappadocia
Ph. :
+90 (0384) 353 54 86
Gul Konakları
Gul Konakları
Gul Konakları
Istanbul
Port Bosphorus Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Kılıçali Paşa Mah
Meclis-i Mebusan Cd. No:13
Karaköy
Istanbul
Ph. :
+90 (212) 247 00 00
Port Bosphorus Hotel
Port Bosphorus Hotel
Port Bosphorus Hotel
Konya
Hilton Garden Inn Konya
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Saziziye Mahallesi
Kislaonu Sokak No: 4
Konya
Ph. :
+90 (0332) 221 60 00
Hilton Garden Inn Konya
Hilton Garden Inn Konya
Hilton Garden Inn Konya
Kuşadası
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Atatürk Blv. No: 42
Kuşadası
Ph. :
+90 (0256) 614 7608
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Pamukkale
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Karahayit Mevkii
Denizli
Pamukkale
Ph. :
+90 (0258) 271 41 56
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Colossae Thermal Hotel

Greece

Athens
Titania Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Panepistimiou 52
Athens
Ph. :
+30 210 332 6000
Website :
www.titania.gr
Titania Hotel
Titania Hotel
Titania Hotel
Delphi
Amalia Hotel Delphi
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
1 Apollonos St.
Delphi
Ph. :
+30 2265 082 101
Amalia Hotel Delphi
Amalia Hotel Delphi
Amalia Hotel Delphi
Kalambaka
Divani Meteora Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
National Road.
Trikala - Ioannina
Kalambaka
Ph. :
+30 24 3202 3330
Divani Meteora Hotel
Divani Meteora Hotel
Divani Meteora Hotel
Nafplion
Amalia Hotel Nafplio
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Amalias St.
Nafplion
Ph. :
+30 2752 024 400
Amalia Hotel Nafplio
Amalia Hotel Nafplio
Amalia Hotel Nafplio
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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
From
To
Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
Single Supplement explanation
01 Apr 2019
31 Oct 2019
2,629.00
650.00
01 Nov 2019
20 Dec 2019
2,205.00
650.00
01 Jan 2020
31 Dec 2020
2,855.00
710.00
Current 'Hot Deals' for Best of Turkey and Greece Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Discount
*
09 Sep 2019 - 31 Jan 2020
01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020
15%
* This discount is only available to bookings that are paid in full by 31 Jan 2020
 
09 Sep 2019 - 31 Jan 2020
01 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021
15%
Deposit Option available for Best of Turkey and Greece Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Deposit
01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2021
01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2021
$ 250.00
Child Discounts available for Best of Turkey and Greece Tour :
 
Departing between
From Age
To Age
Discount
01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2021
8
10
25.00 %
* Conditions apply. Please refer to the 'Child Discount Rates' section of our Terms and Conditions.

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