Ultimate Greece and Turkey "B"
2 nights Athens, 3 nights Mykonos, 3 nights Santorini, 3 nights Rhodes, 1 night Pamukkale,2 nights Izmir, 1 night Canakkale and 2 nights Istanbul

  • Athens Acropolis
    Athens Acropolis
  • Athens Acropolis museum
    Athens Acropolis museum
  • Athens by night
    Athens by night
  • Mykonos town
    Mykonos town
  • Mykonos Small Venice
    Mykonos Small Venice
  • Mykonos Super Paradise beach
    Mykonos Super Paradise beach
  • Santorini Oia
    Santorini Oia
  • Santorini Volcano view
    Santorini Volcano view
  • Santorini Red beach
    Santorini Red beach
  • Rhodes Grand Master Palace
    Rhodes Grand Master Palace
  • Rhodes Lindos
    Rhodes Lindos
  • Pamukkale
    Pamukkale
  • Izmir
    Izmir
  • Istanbul Agia Sofia
    Istanbul Agia Sofia
  • Istanbul Sunset
    Istanbul Sunset
  • Istanbul Bosphorus
    Istanbul Bosphorus

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The ultimate package to combine Greece and Turkey. Enjoy...

PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Athens
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Mykonos
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Santorini
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Rhodes
  • 1 nights hotel accommodation in Pamukkale (Turkey)
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Izmir (Turkey)
  • 1 nights hotel accommodation in Canakkale (Turkey)
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Ferry tickets Athens - Mykonos - Santorini - Rhodes - Marmaris
  • All transfers as mentioned
  • Transportation in Turkey by mini-coach or car with guide
  • Full day sightseeing tour of Istanbul
  • Half day Athens sightseeing tour
  • Entrance fees during guided sightseeing
  • 24 hour assistance phone number
  • 4 dinners in Turkey
  • Daily breakfast
  • All taxes
     
PACKAGE EXCLUDES:
  • Travel insurance
  • International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities



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Itinerary

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DAY 1: ATHENS
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of day at leisure.
DAY 2: ATHENS GUIDED CITY TOUR
Morning sightseeing tour of Athens. The striking contrast between breathtaking monuments of a glorious past and modern elegant structures is what you will enjoy during your tour of Athens. Visit the Acropolis,the crowning beauty and glory of Ancient Athens, with its many monuments atop its rocky base, including the awesome Parthenon, the Propylea, the temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion, with its Porch of Maidens. Drive to the Roman Temple of Olympic Zeus, the Panathinaikon Stadium(site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896), the Tomb of the unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House on Constitution Square. See views of government buildings and elegant structures of the 19th century. Drive along Panepistimiou Avenue and view the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, University, National Library. In contrast, conclude your tour with a visit to the new Acropolis museum (closed on Monday’s), a marvel of architecture with a full exhibition of the glory of Ancient Athens. Afternoon at leisure.
DAY 3: ATHENS / MYKONOS
Morning transfer to the port to board the ferry to Mykonos. Upon your arrival on the island, transfer to your hotel.
DAYS 4 & 5: MYKONOS
Days at leisure in Mykonos to enjoy this unique island. Mykonos island is a wonderful kaleidoscope of cosmopolitan shops, rocking bars, quaint windmills, great beaches, homey taverns and hidden churches all set against a brilliant blue backdrop. And it's not just the water that sparkles in the sun on Mykonos, but also the marble streets and beautiful white cubist buildings that characterize the island's architecture.
DAY 6: MYKONOS / SANTORINI
At the indicated time you will be transferred to the port for your ferry to Santorini. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.
DAYS 7 & 8: SANTORINI
Days at leisure to enjoy the sun, the unforgettable view and the most romantic sunset in the world. Santorini is the essence of a Greek island, where sea meets weather-beaten rock and colors are bold and elemental. Blue-domed chapels stand on hilltops; houses are simple white cubes, sunsets flamboyant orange. The half-moon island, with its rearing cliffs and dramatic outlooks, is all that remains of a huge volcanic explosion. Inland, fertile soils provide a softer landscape of silvery olive trees, fields of tomatoes and neatly pegged vineyards that produce sweet amber-colored wine.
DAY 9: SANTORINI / RHODES
At the indicated time, you will be transferred to the port for your night ferry to Rhodes. Upon arrival on the island, transfer to your hotel.
DAYS 10 & 11: RHODES
Days at leisure in Rhodes, the beautiful island of Roses. Situated in the southeast part of the Mediterranean Sea, Rhodes is a highly tourist oriented place, offering its visitors a combination of great history, marvellous beaches and a variety of long lasting night life and fascinating duty free shopping. Above all you should not miss the opportunity to visit the Old Medieval town and the Castle of the Knights.
DAY 12: RHODES / MARMARI / PAMUKKALE
Transfer to the port for your ferry to Marmaris. Arrival to Marmaris and drive to Pamukkale and overnight (dinner included).
DAY 13: PAMUKKALE / IZMIR
After breakfast, visit the ancient Hierapolis with the magnificent Necropolis, graveyard and the lime cascade.Thereafter, we continue our drive to Selcuk to visit Temple of Artemis ‘‘one of the seven wonders of the ancient world ‘’ then continue to Izmir for overnight stay. (dinner included)
DAY 14: EPHESUS / SIRINCE / IZMIR
Morning drive to Ancient city of Ephesus where we will visit its magnificent library, theater and temples. Lunch in nomadic tent in Selcuk to taste Turkish Gozleme. Continue to marvelous village of Sirince where you be able to experience one of the most beautiful villages in Turkey. You may be able to do shopping and taste delicious wines of the village Return to Izmir for overnight stay (dinner included)
DAY 15: CANAKKALE
Early departure for Bergama to visit the Asklepion with its well preserved remains before continuing to Troy ; the site where the legendary Trojan War took place. Drive to Canakkale for an overnight stay (dinner included).
DAY 16: ISTANBUL
After breakfast, we will cross the Dardanelles then continue to Gallipoli to visit Anzac Cove , Nek , Conk Bair , Lone Pine and 57.th regiment memorial. Arrival in Istanbul for an overnight stay.
DAY 17: ISTANBUL SIGHTSEEING TOUR
Full day sightseeing tour of Istanbul to include a visit to St.Sophia Museum (except Mondays) the Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace (except Tuesdays), Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar (except Sundays). This comprehensive sightseeing tour of Istanbul provides the perfect introduction to the fabled city that spans Asia and Europe. On this one day sightseeing tour you will see how old meets new when you visit Istanbul's four "must-see" historic sites.
Overnight in Istanbul. (B)
DAY 18: ISTANBUL / AIRPORT
According to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport

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Optional Tours

CAPE SOUNION
Half-Day (Afternoon)
From Nov 1 to Mar 31 - Every Mon-Wed-Fri & Sat
From Apr 1st to Oct 31st - Daily
Dep.: 3:00pm – Ret.: 7:00pm

Driving along the coastal road past the wonderful beaches of GLYFADA, VOULIAGMENI, VARKIZA and countless coves, one has a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf. A crowning feature of the tour Cape SOUNION, dominated by the spectacular Temple of POSSEIDON overlooking the Aegean sea.(Oct 1 to Mar 31 - ½ hour earlier)

 
ATHENS BY NIGHT
Night Life
From Nov 1st to Mar 31st - Every Thu & Sat
From Apr 1st to Oct 31st - Daily
Dep.: 8:30pm - Ret.: around midnight

 
Starting our evening tour with a pleasant panoramic drive through illuminated city center and we will approach the slope of the sacred hill to admire the illuminated Acropolis.
Then we will visit the museum of Ancient Greek musical instruments and discover the music history of Greece. Explore the greatest and only collection with 60 reconstructed Ancient Greek Musical instruments.
Next we will walk through the narrow pedestrian street of Plaka, the old city of Athens, to dine in a Greek typical restaurant with floor folklore show with live music, ballet with dancers in traditional costumes
N.B. Drinks at the taverna are not included.

SANTORINI CALDERA CRUISE, 6 HOUR
Daily Departures
11:30 - 17:30

At first, our boat stops on the little dock of the famous Volcano, where we will walk towards the top of the island. While walking, our experienced guide talks about the intense volcanic activity of the last 3000 years! The crater still seems active, as hot fumes are released in many points! Next, we are heading to the Hot Springs, where we will make a 50-minute stop for swimming in the suplhur springs of the volcano. Another major proof of the strong volcanic activity still today, Hot Springs have beneficial effects against rheumatisms, arthritis and other diseases. The island of Thirasia is our final destination, where we will stay 2 hours for swimming and lunch. Thirasia is a small, very picturesque island, ideal choice for nice walks, swimming and lunch in the little port of Korfos or in the traditional village Manolas. On the way back, the boat stops just for a few minutes in the port of Armeni in Oia. If you wish, you can leave the group here and visit the village of Oia , famous for its breathtaking sunset. The red stones of lava along with caves, numerous churches and multi-coloured houses are the ultimate challenge for every single photographer... In the night you can return to your hotel by the public transportation or by taxi. In case you continue your trip to the Old Port of Fira or to the Athinios Port, you will have a great way back, as the boat sails very close to the coast of the Caldera!
 
SEE SANTORINI IN A DAY
Daily Departures
09:00 - AFTER SUNSET
 
At first, the bus takes us to the highest point of Santorini, the mountain of Profitis Ilias , from where we can see a panoramic view of the island. We continue to the village of Pyrgos, to see the old castle; in the 18th century, that castle was the capital of Santorini and its dense architecture was offering great protections from the pirates invasions.
The bus takes us to Athinios Port to board on a beautiful traditional wooden boat. We stop on the little dock of the famous Volcano, where we will walk towards the top of the island. While walking, our experienced guide talks about the intense volcanic activity of the last 3000 years! The crater still seems active, as hot fumes are released in many points!
Next, we are heading to the Hot Springs, where we will make a 50-minute stop for swimming in the suplhur springs of the volcano. Another major proof of the strong volcanic activity still today, Hot Springs have beneficial effects against rheumatisms, arthritis and other diseases.
The island of Thirasia is our final destination, where we will stay 2 hours for swimming and lunch. Thirasia is a small, very picturesque island, ideal choice for nice walks, swimming and lunch in the little port of Korfos or in the traditional village Manolas.
The last stop is in Oia, where you can walk in the village, enjoy the view of the Caldera and see the brilliant sunset
 
SANTORINI SUNSET CRUISE
Daily departures
15:00 - After sunset

The tour starts from the Old Port of Fira and from Athinios Port (if you select the transfer option). We will stop for 1.5 hours in the volcano to walk the path to the craters. Our guide will be all the time with and explain the history of the volcano, its effects in the everyday life of inhabitants in Santorini and its current state. Nowadays, as you will see, scientists have installed organs to measure the volcanic indexes, so to warn in case of violent activation.
The, we will sail to the hot springs. Formations of lava and rocks are constantly changing and in a while we can see the older rocks of the nearby island, Palea Kameni. This island proves that the volcano is still active! Sulfur comes out of the sea-bottom and the waters become very warm (temperature reaches 104F / 40oC!). We make a 40-minute stop for swimming.
Later on, our captain will choose the most quiet bay of the Caldera to enjoy our dinner. Varieties of meat, refreshing salads and pasta, local cheese and fruits are our chef’s suggestions! With our sails open, we sail to Oia. The sunset is now in front of us and we will enjoy it with a glass of Santorinian wine…
We return before 22:00, so to admire the night in the Caldera. Oia, Imerovigli and Firostefani at the end reflect their lights in the sea…

CATAMARAN CRUISES IN SANTORINI
Private and semi private
Day time (5 hours) 10:30-15:30
Sunset Cruise (5 hours) 15:30-20:30

Caldera cruisesDiscover Santorini’s beautiful Caldera and magnificent coastline sailing on the catamaran.
Experience the wonders of Santorini on a daytime or sunset cruise, sailing to the most au-inspiring parts of the island.
We set sail from Marina Vlihada, to the spectacular red beach of the island which is situated in the historic village of Akrotiri and we make a short stop for anyone who would like to take a dip, sailing onwards to the white beach which once again is magnificent and from there past the Indian Rocks to our venetian lighthouse on the tip of the island from where you have the most au-inspiring view of the whole Aegean Sea and the surrounding Greek islands stretching out in front of you.
Explore the most beautiful parts of Santorini whilst sailing past the Caldera where you have the chance to view Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli and Oia from afar and admire the rock formations of our coastline, touring past the volcano which also presents amazing photographic opportunities.
From there we sail to the famous volcanic hot springs where once again we make a brief stop so you may have the chance to take a healing swim in the sulphurous waters and to the most unique private bays and coves of Palia Kammeni where you may relax, take a swim and do some snorkeling in the clear, cool blue waters.
Dine luxuriously, with our mouth-watering on board barbecue, with fresh meat and seafood from the local farmers and fishermen accompanied with greek salads and soft beverages.
Whilst basking in the sunlight or watching the fantastic colours of our world known sunset upon the santorinian landscape, relax and enjoy a glass of chilled wine from our local wineries.
Whether you are looking for a sunny daytime trip or a romantic sunset cruise with your loved ones, there is no better place than upon our catamaran “Caldera”.

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