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Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, Ephesus, Cappadocia, Istanbul

Tour code

MED303-2

PRICE Season 2018 - Rates in USD
Low Season (Apr-Oct) $2,500 per person
Mid Season (May-Jun) $2,780 per person
High Season (Jul-Aug-Sept) $2,890 per person
DETAILS
Tour Code MED303-2
Departures Everyday April to October
Duration 14 DAYS

ITINERARY

(choose your own travel dates - program can be done in reverse order)
DAY 1 – ARRIVAL IN ATHENS

Arrival in Athens International Airport, pick up and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Athens.


DAY 2 – HALF A DAY ATHENS CITY TOUR (B)
08:30 am depart on a half day morning tour of Athens which includes a visit to the Acropolis, its museum and the Parthenon. Also view the House of Parliament, Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, National Library, Evzones in their picturesque uniform, Presidential Palace, the Panatheanic Stadium (where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896), Temple of the Olympian Zeus and Hadrian`s Arch. After the morning tour, the afternoon is at leisure for you to further explore Athens on your own. (Optional afternoon tour to Cape Sounion to visit the Temple of Poseidon.) Overnight in Athens.


DAY 3 – FERRY TO SANTORINI (B)
Breakfast, check-out and transfer to Piraeus Port for departure by morning ferry to Santorini. On arrival meet for transfer to hotel with rest of day at leisure. Overnight in Santorini. (Flights between Athens and Santorini are also available.)


DAY 4 – DAY AT LEISURE IN SANTORINI (B)
Free day at leisure to relax on one of the many different beaches of Santorini (gold, red or black sand) or explore the capital, Fira. Overnight in Santorini.


DAY 5 – FERRY TO MYKONOS (B)
Breakfast, check-out and transfer to Santorini Port for departure by highspeed ferry to Mykonos. On arrival meet for transfer to hotel with rest of day at leisure. Overnight in Mykonos. (Flights between Santorini & Mykonos are also available.)


DAY 6 – DAY AT LEISURE IN MYKONOS (B)
Free day at leisure. Overnight in Mykonos.


DAY 7 – FLIGHT TO IZMIR VIA ATHENS (B)
Flight to Izmir via Athens. Arrival in Izmir airport, pick up and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi. 


DAY - 8 EPHESUS TOUR  (B-L)
09:15 am pick up from th reception and depart for the tour. Visiting the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Following this, we will make our way to Ephesus which was one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient word. Visiting Ephesus ruins, Odeon, Celcus Library and the Theatre which is still in use today for concerts. As we walk through this ancient site you will notice the streets paved with marble which gives a hint to this city`s great wealth many years ago.  Our last stop is the House of Virgin Mary where it is believed that she arrived with Saint John 4-6 years after the death of Christ and spent her final days. Transfer back to hotel after the tour. Overnight in Kusadasi.


DAY - 9 FLIGHT TO CAPPADOCIA (B)
Flight from Izmir to Cappadocia. Depending on the day of the week, you will either fly directly or via Istanbul. Overnight in Cappadocia.

DAY - 10 CAPPADOCIA TOUR #1 (B-L)
09:30 am pick up and depart for the tour. Visiting Devrent Valley, Monk`s valley (Pasabagi) where you will find the world renowned fairy chimneys. After lunch break continue on to the Goreme Open-Air Museum where you will visit the numerous rock carved churches and monasteries. Tour will end with a visit to Uchisar, a natural rock castle. Transfer back to the hotel around 5:00 pm. Overnight in Cappadocia.

DAY - 11 CAPPADOCIA TOUR #2 & FLIGHT TO ISTANBUL (B-L)
09:30 am, depart from your hotel to visit Red valley, and explore the famous rock- cut churches and walk 4-5 km through the Gulludere valley. Then visit Çavusvillage. This village is famous for the houses and churches of the Christian clergymen. After lunch drive to the Pigeon valley. In the afternoon visit Kaymakli underground city where early Christians lived in fear and faith. Transfer back to the airport after the tour. Flight to Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

DAY - 12 BYZANTINE & OTTOMAN RELICS TOUR (B-L)
08:15 am pick up from the reception and depart for the tour.  Visiting, Haghia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace. Tour ends around 4:00 pm. Return back to the hotel and overnight in Istanbul.

DAY - 13 FREE DAY - ISTANBUL (B)
Free day at leisure and overnight in Istanbul.

DAY - 14 GOODBYE (B)
Pick up 3 hours before your international flight and transfer to the airport. Have a safe trip back home!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

INCLUDED
  • 13 nights hotel accommodation.
  • Services of professionally licensed guides on local tours.
  • 17 meals: 13 breakfasts, 4 lunch.
  • All domestic flights mentioned in the itinerary.
  • One way international flight from Mykonos to Izmir.
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking minivans on local tours and transfers.
  • English speaking guided tours mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Inbound and outbound airport transfers to/from your hotel.
  • All taxes, entrance & museum fees, baggage handling. (unless otherwise stated)
NOT INCLUDED
  • International airfares.
  • VISA needed for Turkey.
  • Tips to guide, driver, hotel staff etc.
  • Harem and Treasure room entrance fees in Topkapi Palace.
  • Travel Insurance and medical service

HOTELS

NOTES

  • DATES: You can choose your own travel dates. In other words, Day 1 can be any day of your choice. This trip is recommended from April to November.
  • CUSTOMIZE: This package is flexible and can be customized based to your requirements.
  • HOTELS: Hotels can be upgraded. You can even choose your own hotels.
  • IMPORTANT: If you are planning to take this trip in June, July, August and September we highly recommend to book it as soon as possible.

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