Best of Greece and Turkey Vacation, Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Istanbul

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Best of Greece and Turkey Vacation, Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Istanbul

  • duration
    TOTAL TRIP:
    12 Days / 11 Nights
  • WHEN TO GO:
    MAY - OCTOBER
  • PLACES VISITED:
    Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Istanbul
  • FLEXIBLE ITINERARY
Description

Embark on a 12-day Mediterranean journey, exploring Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, and Istanbul. From Athens’ blend of ancient history and modern vibrancy to Mykonos’ lively nightlife, Santorini’s romantic sunsets, and Istanbul’s harmonious East-West fusion, this exclusive travel package promises a perfect balance of cultural richness and natural beauty.

Departure & Return Location

Athens Airport (Google Map)

Istanbul Airport (Google Map)

Package Includes

  • 2 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Athens (Greece)
  • 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Santorini Island (Greece)
  • 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Mykonos Island (Greece)
  • 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Private Guided Half Day Athens Sightseeing Tour
  • Delos Half Day Tour (from Mykonos)
  • 5-Hour Semi-Private Catamaran Sunset Caldera Cruise, Including BBQ Meal and Local Wine
  • Full Day Istanbul Sightseeing Tour
  • Ferry Tickets Athens - Mykonos - Santorini
  • Air Tickets Santorini to Istanbul (via Athens)
  • All Transfers as mentioned
  • Entrance fees during guided sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast
  • 24-hour assistance phone number
  • All taxes

Package Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Unique to You

We craft each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can change or transform into something completely bespoke to you.

Itinerary

DAY 1ARRIVAL IN ATHENS

Upon your arrival, you will be greeted and tranferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure.

DAY 2ATHENS GUIDED CITY PRIVATE TOUR

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, a marvel of architecture with a full exhibition of the glory of Ancient Athens. Balance of day at leisure.

DAY 3ATHENS / MYKONOS

At the indicated time you will be transferred to the port for your ferry to Mykonos. Upon arrival in Mykonos you will be transferred to your hotel.

DAY 4DELOS HALF DAY GROUP TOUR

Only a 45 minute boat ride away from Mykonos, Delos was the centre of the Cyclades of the ancient world, the island of light, birthplace of Apollon and Artemis, home to the first multicultural civilization and trade.
There is a lot to see: having been inhabited between 2500 and 69 B.C. Delos boasts of many treasures remaining from these rimes like the ancient market place Agora, the famous terrace of the Naxos lions, the holy lake, the ancients living quarters and the theatre that gives you a lively vision of the daily life then; especially the houses of Dionysos, Kleopatra, the Trident, the Masks, the Dolphins with their mosaics are a fantastic experience of art not to be missed.
Furthermore there is the Temple of Isis, the Egyptian goddess, the Roman water system and cisterns and the wonderful museum with plenty of breathtaking mosaics, statues and many more objects found during the excavations.

DAY 5MYKONOS AT LEISURE

Day 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 6MYKONOS / SANTORINI

At the indicated time you will be transferred to the port for your high speed ferry to Santorini. Upon arrival, you will be tranferred to your hotel.

DAY 7SEMI PRIVATE SUNSET CATAMARAN CRUISE

Morning free to explore the island. In the afternoon join the 5 hour semi-private catamaran sunset cruise along the caldera. Whilst taking in the striking landscape of the Santorinian sunset you can also enjoy swimming, sunbathing and snorkeling in private bays like the famous volcanic hot springs. Satisfy your appetite with famous Greek dishes, enjoy a rich barbecue on board, with fresh seafood and taste not only our culinary skills but also the history of Santorini which will amaze you and the cultural diversity which will intrigue you.

DAY 8SANTORINI AT LEISURE

Experience pure relaxation in Santorini’s enchanting embrace, where the sun paints golden tones in the sky and the Aegean Sea shimmers. Explore whitewashed villages with charming houses and vibrant blue domes. Indulge in authentic Greek cuisine and local hospitality. Cap off the day with Santorini’s famous sunset, a fiery canvas of oranges, crimson, and purples casting an ethereal glow over the island.

DAY 9SANTORINI / ATHENS / ISTANBUL

At the indicated time you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Istanbul (via Athens). Upon arrival in Istanbul you will met and transferred to your selected hotel.

DAY 10ISTANBUL FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING TOUR

A full day guided sightseeing tour exploring the ancient city includes Topkapi Palace (Closed on Tue) main residence of Ottoman Sultans, the Saint Sophia Basilica (Closed on Mon), ancient seat of Byzantine Church, The Blue Mosque then Roman Hippodrome once used for chariot races; finally the Grand Bazaar (Closed on Sunday).

DAY 11ISTANBUL AT LEISURE

Indulge in a day of unrestricted exploration in this vibrant city. Discover the contemporary charms of modern Turkey through its upscale malls, art galleries, and trendy clubs, alongside the timeless delights found in traditional Turkish bazaars, opulent palaces, cozy taverns, and elegant mosques. Istanbul’s natural beauty, coupled with its pleasant Mediterranean climate, adds to its allure. Immerse yourself in the dynamic atmosphere of this gleaming modern mega-city, where nearly 3,000 years of history unfold seamlessly – from Roman ruins and Byzantine marvels to Ottoman treasures and modern amusements.

DAY 12ISTANBUL / AIRPORT

According to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport, marking the conclusion of our services.

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