Upon your arrival you will be met and transferred to your selected hotel in
Istanbul. Balance of the day at leisure.
Full day Istanbul sightseeing tour with lunch, including the Topkapi Palace Museum,
the blue Mosque, the Chora Museum or St. Saviour and the Grand Bazaar.
Morning transfer to the airport for the flight to Ankara, arrival and transfer to
the city to visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations and the Mausoleum
of Kemal Ataturk. Lunch at noon. Continue to Cappadocia, dinner and
Full day tour of Cappadocia, visiting the natural Citadel of Uchisar and
the underground city of Kaymakli. After lunch, continue to the Valley of
Goreme & open air museum. The last sites will be the Pasabag Valley and
Avanos. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Early departure for Konya. On the way, visit the 13th century Seljukian Caravanserai
“Sultanhan”. Then on to Konya, which is famous for the Mevlana
Museum and the Theological School of Whirling Dervishes. Lunch en route
& drive on to Pamukkale. Dinner and overnight.
Morning visit to the ancient city of Hierapolis, the ruins of the Necropolis
Graveyard, Roman Baths, Basilica and Calcium cliffs. Drive on to Aphrodisias.
After lunch, visit the Greco-Roman settlement, an ancient city
dedicated to the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite. Drive on to Kusadasi, dinner
Drive to Meryemana and visit the House of Virgin Mary. Continue to Ephesus,
the Roman Capital of Asia Minor. Visit the ruins of Odeon, Hercules
Gate, the Temple of Hadrian, the Library, the Agora and the unique Greco-
Roman Theatre. After lunch, visit the Basilica of St. John and then drive to
Izmir airport for the flight back to Istanbul. Arrival in Istanbul and transfer to
your selected hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Athens. Upon arrival in
Athens, meet, assist and transfer to your selected hotel. Balance of the day
Morning transfer to Piraeus port to embark your selected cruise ship, which
will first take you to Mykonos, the island of the international “jet-set” famous
for its beautiful sandy beaches and incredible night life.
First port of call is the Turkish port of Kusadasi. Take advantage of your come
back to this interesting & beautiful Turkish port for your last shopping at
the Bazaar or enjoy a relaxing morning on board. Then on to the island of
Patmos, where participating in the optional tour, you will have the opportunity
to visit the Monastery and the Grotto of St. John, where he lived and
recorded the Book of Revelation..
A full day in the magnificent “island of the roses”. Participating in one of the
offered tours, you will have the opportunity to visit the old medieval city,
along with the famous Acropolis of Lindos.
THURSDAY: HERAKLIO (CRETE)/SANTORINI
First port of call is the Cretan port of Heraklio. Do not miss the opportunity
to join the optional tour to the Palace of Knossos, to visit the centre of the
Minoan Civilization. In the afternoon, continue to the most breathtaking
island, Santorini, believed to be the lost continent of Atlantis.
Early morning return to Piraeus port. After breakfast on board, disembarkation
and transfer to your selected hotel in Athens. Balance of the day at leisure.
Morning sightseeing tour of Athens including all famous monuments: the
Panathenaic Stadium, the ex. Royal Palace, the Temple of Olympian Zeus,
the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the
Academy, the University, the National Library and the Constitution Square
(Syntagma). Tour ends with visit at the Acropolis and the New Acropolis
Museum (except Mondays). Balance of the day at leisure.
According to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport.
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POLIS GRAND or PRESIDENT (Athens)
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