Greece & Turkey package

12Nights / 13Days

Destination Covered: Athens,Mykonos,Istanbul,Cappadocia,Pamukkale,Kusadasi

Euro 1231

Greece is strategically located at thecrossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Situated on the southern tip of theBalkan peninsula, Greece shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, theRepublic of Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north and Turkey to the northeast.The country consists of nine geographic regions: Macedonia, Central Greece, thePeloponnese, Thessaly, Epirus, the Aegean Islands (including the Dodecanese andCyclades), Thrace, Crete, and the Ionian Islands. The Aegean Sea lies to the eastof the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to thesouth. The vast majority of visitors in Greece in 2007 came from the Europeancontinent, numbering 12.7 million  whilethe most visitors from a single nationality were those from the United Kingdom,(2.6 million), followed closely by those from Germany  million). In 2010, the most visited region ofGreece was that of Central Macedonia, with 18% of the country's total touristflow (amounting to 3.6 million tourists), followed by Attica with 2.6 millionand the Peloponnese with 1.8 million.  Northern Greece is the country's most-visitedgeographical region, with 6.5 million tourists, while Central Greece is secondwith 6.3 million. 

Turkey officially the Republic of Turkey is aparliamentary republic largely located in Western Asia with the portion ofEastern Thrace in Southeastern Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries:Bulgaria to the northwest; Greece to the west; Georgia to the northeast;Armenia, Iran and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan to the east; and Iraqand Syria to the south. The Mediterranean Sea is to the south; the Aegean Sea tothe west; and the Black Sea to the north. The Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus andthe Dardanelles (which together form the Turkish Straits) demarcate theboundary between Thrace and Anatolia; they also separate Europe and Asia.Turkey's location at the crossroads of Europe and Asia makes it a country ofsignificant geostrategic importance.  Turkeyhas 13 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Day 1  Arrival in Athens
Arrival Transfer in Athens hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Athens
Day 2  Athens
H/D morning organized tour of Athens & Visit to Acropolis & Acropolis museum. Overnight at hotel in Athens
Day 3  Athens to Mykonos
Transfer to Piraeus Port & board your ferry to Mykonos Transfer to the hotel in Mykonos. Overnight in Mykonos
Day 4  Mykonos
Morning Mykonos Island Organized tour. Overnight at Hotel in Mykonos
Day 5  Mykonos to Athens
Depart to Mykonos port & board your ferry to Piraeus Transfer to the hotel in Athens. Overnight in Athens
Day 6   Departing Athens
Transfer to airport for your flight to Istanbul. Arrival at Istanbul. You will transferred to your hotel Proceed for short visit to the Egyptian Spice Bazaar, cruise along the European and Asian shores of the Bosphorous. Overnight Istanbul.
Day 7  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 (B, D)
Day 8  Goreme, Underground City
Today tour the Goreme open-air museum, Pasabag and Uchisar castle and Kaymakli underground city. Photo opportunities are everywhere so have your cameras ready! 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. Tonight, don't miss the optional Turkish folklore evening featuring folklore and belly dancers... a night you won't forget! Overnight Cappadocia (B, D)
Day 9   Konya, Pamukkale
Leaving Cappadocia we head south along the ancient Silk Road just as the ancient traders did. Along the way we visit Sultanhani Caravansary, before stopping at Konya to tour the Mevlana Museum. Overnight Pamukkale (B, D)
Day 10  Pamukkale, Aphrodisias
Visit the ruins of Hierapolis, the Temple of Apollo, Necropolis, and stroll over the magnificent white calcium terraces of Pamukkale. We then drive to Aphrodisias, the famous city of Aphrodite. Overnight Pamukkale (B,D)
Day 11  Ephesus
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. This afternoon we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before driving to Kusadasi. Overnight Kusadasi (B, D)
Day 12  Izmir to Istanbul Old City
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your morning flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival, tour the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia visiting the Blue Mosque, the Aya Sofya, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. (Optional Bosphorous By Night Dinner Cruise) Overnight Istanbul (B)
Day 13  Istanbul Departure
Your day is free until your return transfer to the airport where your tour concludes
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Inclusions

  • 3 nights accommodation at  Athens center with breakfast
  • 2 nights accommodation inMykonos  with breakfast
  • 02 nights Istanbul with breakfast
  • 02 nights Cappadocia with breakfast
  • 02 nights Pamukkale  with breakfast
  • 01 night Kusadasi with breakfast
  • Istanbul half day city tour
  • Cappadocia city tour
  • Pamukkale city tour
  • Return airport and port Athensand Mykonos transfer by private vehicle
  • Economy ferry ticket from Piraeusto Mykonos by normal ferry
  • Economy class ferry ticket fromMykonos to Piraeus  by normal ferry
  • Guided tour of Ephesus
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary onseat-in – coach basis

Hotel

Greece hotelAthens- Hotel Stanley in AthensMykonos – Aphrodite BeachTurkey hotelIstanbul – All Seasons hotelCappadocia – Blue Valley Cave hotel Pamukkale – Colossae hotelKusadasi – Ilayda Avantgarde

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