Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of day at leisure.
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.
ATHENS / SANTORINI
Morning transfer from your Athens hotel to the port for embarkation on ferry to Santorini. Upon arrival transfer from port to your hotel.
Day 4 & 5:
Days at leisure to enjoy the sun, the unforgettable view and the most romantic sunset in the world.
SANTORINI / MYKONOS
At the indicated time you will be transferred to the port for your ferry to Cosmopolitan Myconos. On arrival transfer to your hotel.
Day at leisure in Myconos to enjoy the sun, sea & the beauties of this unique island.
MYKONOS / SAMOS
A ferry passage of at least 6hrs will take you from one island to the other. On arrival transfer from port to hotel.
Day 9: SAMOS
Day at leisure on this birthplace of many philosophers and mathematicians of antiquity. Today Samos boasts classical sites, great beaches, magnificent scenery and two major museums.
SAMOS / KUSADASI / IZMIR
Morning sail for the Turkish port of Kusadasi. On arrival meet and greet by our local representative and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure (Dinner).
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).
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).
CANAKKALE / GALLIPOLI / ISTANBUL
After breakfast, we will cross the Dardanelles then continue to Gallipoli to visit Anzac Cove , Nek , Conk Bair , Lone Pine and 57th regiment memorial. Arrival in Istanbul for an overnight stay.
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). Overnight in Istanbul.(B)
Transfer from your hotel to Istanbul airport. End of our services.
DEPARTURES DATES IN 2013
06, 13, 20, 27 May
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- 2 nights hotel accommodation in Athens
- 3 nights hotel accommodation in Santorini
- 2 nights hotel accommodation in Mykonos
- 2 nights hotel accommodation in Samos
- 2 nights hotel accommodation in Izmir (Turkey)
- 1 nights hotel accommodation in Canakkale (Turkey)
- 2 nights hotel accommodation in Istanbul (Turkey)
- Half day Athens sightseeing tour
- Ferry tickets Athens-Santorini-Mykonos–Samos-Kusadasi
- All transfers as mentioned
- Transportation in Turkey by mini-coach or car with guide
- Full day sightseeing tour of Istanbul
- Entrance fees during guided sightseeing
- 24 hour assistance phone number
- 3 dinners in Turkey
- Daily breakfast
- All taxes