This 14-day travel package covers the natural highlights of Santorini & Cappadocia with the historical heritage of Istanbul & Athens. Enjoy spectaclular sunset views from the caldera, experience sunrise while floating over the valleys during a hot air balloon ride, treat your taste buds to the delight of Turkish cuisine, this short package covers the best of the best.
Arrival to Athens Airport and transfer to hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure. Overnight in Athens.
Day-5 Santorini to Mykonos
Transfer to Santorini Port for departure by highspeed ferry toMykonos. Arrival to the island and transfer to your hotel with the late afternoon and evening at leisure. Overnight in Mykonos.
Day-6 Mykonos to Samos
A full day free at leisure for you to explore Mykonos Town and other areas of the island. A late evening transfer to the port for departure by the midnight overnight ferry to Samos. Overnight in cabin on ferry to Samos.
Day-7 Samos to Kusadasi
Arrival early morning to Samos and either take the morning ferry on to Kusadasi or spend the day exploring the island and then take the afternoon ferry connection. On arrival to Kusadasi Port, meet and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi or Selcuk.
Day-8 Ephesus sightseeing
Depart from your hotel on a full day tour visiting Ephesus, the best preserved Greco-Roman City in the world. Here you will see theAgora, Odeon, Curetes Street, public toilets, Celsius Library, famous Roman Baths, the Grand Theatre and Marble Street. After lunch, depart for the House of Virgin Mary where she is said to have spent the last of her days. It is a pilgrimage site for many people of all different denominations. The tour also includes visits to the remains of the Artemis Temple, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and the old Mosque of Isabey. The days tour ends with a transfer back to your hotel and the evening at leisure. Overnight in Kusadasi or Selcuk.
Day-9 Pamukkale and Cappadocia
After breakfast and check out, we depart to Pamukkale where we will visit the natural formation of the travertens, "Cotton Cliffs", and the ruins of Hierapolis. Lunch is included during the tour. At the end of the tour, transfer to Pamukkale Station for the overnight bus to Cappadocia. Overnight on bus to Cappadocia.
Day-10 Cappadocia sightseeing
Arrival early morning to Cappadocia and meet to transfer to your hotel. After a short rest, depart on a full days tour to visit one part of the vast Cappadocia region. Today visit the famous Derinkuyu Underground City and afterwards a short hike through the greenIhlara Valley along the steam visiting some of the churches along the way. Stop in Belisirma for lunch and then on to Selime for a panoramic view. A stop at the Agzikarahan Caravansarai is also included. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day-11 South Cappadocia sightseeing
Today tour the South part of Cappadocia. Begin with visits toDevrent Valley, Zelve Open-Air Museum and Monk´s valley(Pasabagi) where you will find the world known fairy chimneys. Break for lunch and then continue on to the Goreme Open-Air Museum where you will see various sizes and shapes of churchesand monasteries carved into the volanic rock (tufa). Depart for a panaromic view of Esentepe and then on to Uchisar, a natural rock castle. At the end of the tour, some free time at leisure before your transfer to the bus station for departure by overnight bus toIstanbul. (Direct flights from Cappadocia to Istanbul are also available if you prefer instead of the overnight bus. An extra night inCappadocia or Istanbul can then be included.) Overnight on bus to Istanbul.
Day-12 Istanbul sightseeing
Arrival early morning to Istanbul and transfer to your hotel for a short rest period. Meet at the hotel and depart on a full day tour to visit some of the most important historical sights of Istanbul including the Blue Mosque, St Sophia, Topkapi Palace,Hippodrome and Obelisk, Grand Bazaar and Suleymaniye Mosque. After the tour, return to the hotel and evening at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
A full free day at leisure or optional half day morning Bosphorous Cruise which includes visits to the Spice Bazaar and Ruemli Fortress with the afternoon then at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
Breakfast and check out before transfer to Istanbul Airport for your departure flight.
- 10 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast
- 1/2 day morning Athens Sightseeing Tour
- Full day Ephesus, Pamukkale, Istanbul and 2 Cappadocia Tours
- All tours include guiding, entrance fees and transport
- Full day tours include lunch (5 lunches as per programme)
- Regular ferry ticket from Athens to Santorini (deck seat)
- Highspeed ferry ticket from Santorini to Mykonos
- Overnight ferry ticket from Mykonos to Samos (in cabin)
- Regular ferry ticket from Samos to Kusadasi (Turkey)
- All airport/port/bus station/hotel transfers in Greece and Turkey