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10 DAYS TURKEY GREECE PACKAGE TOUR ISTANBUL CAPPADOCIA EPHESUS PAMUKKALE ATHENS AEGINA HYDRA POROS CORINTO

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HIGHLIGHTS: • Hagia Sophia Museum • Blue Mosque • Topkapi Palace • Grand Bazaar • Hippodrome Square • Goreme Open Air Museum • Devrent Valley • Pasabag • Avanos • Uchisar • Cavusin Village • Kaymakli Underground City • Pigeons Valley • Red Valley • Gulludere Valley • Ortahisar • Ephesus • Virgin Mary House • Pamukkale • Hierapolis • Athens • Panathenaic Stadium • The Temple of Olympian Zeus • The Temple of Athena Nike • Parthenon • Aegina • Hydra • Poros • Corinth Canal • Mycenae • Epidaurus

Price: 999 Euro per person

Included: 9 nights accommodation, airport transfers, 8 daily city tours, 7 lunches, entrance fees, all local transportations, professional guides

Excluded:
Drinks at lunch, port taxes, personal expenses, all flight tickets (ask for the prices*) 
*Why it is not included?:
Flight fares can be changed depending on the low / high season as well as making the reservations in advance.

DAY 1 - CHECK IN TO HOTEL
Pick up from Ataturk Airport and transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation in Istanbul Sultanahmet

DAY 2 - HERITAGES OF OTTOMAN and BYZANTINE TOUR (B, L)
Pick up from your hotel around 08:30am. We will start visiting Hippodrome Square where we will see Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, and Fountain of Wilhelm II. After that, we will visit Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. Grand Bazaar will be our last place to visit before having the lunch. After lunch, we will continue to visit Topkapi Palace (Harem is not included). At the end of the tour, we will see Hagia Irene Church (from outside), Caferaga Medrese, Sogukcesme Street. Return to your hotel around 17:00. 

Accommodation in Istanbul Sultanahmet

DAY 3 - DEVRENT VALLEY - MONK'S VALLEY - AVANOS - GOREME - UCHISAR CASTLE (L)

Transfer from your hotel in Istanbul to Ataturk Airport to catch an early flight (around 07:00am) to Cappadocia. Pick up from Kayseri or Nevsehir Cappadocia Airport and shuttle transfer to Cappadocia. 
First, we will visit Devrent Valley to see the animals shaped fairy-chimneys. After that, we will drive to Pasabag (Monk's Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Avanos is our next stop where you can watch the potters at work using kick wheels. In the afternoon, we will continue to the beautiful open air museum at Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. We finish our tour visiting the natural castle at Uchisar. Return to your hotel around 17:00.

Accommodation in Cappadocia

DAY 4 - RED VALLEY - GULLUDERE VALLEY - CAVUSIN VILLAGE - PIGEONS VALLEY - KAYMAKLI UNDERGROUND CITY - ORTAHISAR CASTLE (B, L)
Pick up from your hotel around 09:15. We will start visiting Red Valley and explore the famous rock-cut churches by walking 5 km through the Gulludere Valley till Cavusin Village. This village is famous for the houses and churches of the Christian clergymen. After lunch, we will continue to Pigeons Valley and then drive to Kaymakli underground city, where early Christians lived in fear and faith. On the way back, visit the natural castles at Ortahisar. The tour finishes around 16:30.

One of the before mentioned tours can be replaced with Derinkuyu and Ihlara Valley Tour upon your request.

Shuttle transfer to Kayseri Airport to catch an evening flight to Izmir Airport (if you prefer to book a flight ticket by your own, the flight time should be after 18:30pm).

Pick up from Izmir Airport and shuttle transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation in Kusadasi

DAY 5 - PAMUKKALE and HIERAPOLIS TOUR (B, L)
Pick up from your hotel around 08:00. Then, we will drive to Pamukkale. We will visit the north gate of Hierapolis ancient city, the Necropolis (cemetery) with over 1.200 graves, Roman Bath, Domitian Gate, the Main Street, and Byzantine Gate. After that, we will continue to natural part of Pamukkale. We walk down on walking path while 35ºC Spring water flowing around your feet.

After lunch, you will have free time for relaxing in the ancient Cleopatra’s pool (entrance fee is not included in the tour price), where you can swim amongst Roman ruins. Please take your towel, sunglasses and swimming suit. Return to your hotel in Kusadasi around 19:15.

Accommodation in Kusadasi

DAY 6 - EPHESUS - VIRGIN MARY HOUSE - THE TEMPLE OF ARTEMIS TOUR (B, L)
Pick up from your hotel around 09:00. We will start visiting the Virgin Mary‘s House which is located on the top of the "Bulbul" Mountain. After that, we will drive to Ephesus Ancient Site to see the Odeon, Agora, Domitianus Temple, Roman Latrine, Theatre, The Fountain of Trajan, the stream baths of Scholastic, the temple of Hadrian, impressive library of Ephesus (Celsius Library) and the Grand Theatre where Saint Paul preached.

After lunch, we will continue to the Temple of Artemis (Diana) to see little remains of the temple. The tour finishes around 16:30. 

Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale and Hierapolis are in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Shuttle transfer to Izmir Airport to catch an evening flight to Athens (if you prefer to book a flight ticket by your own, the flight time should be after 18:30pm). 

Pick up from Athens Airport and transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation in Athens

DAY 7 – HALF DAY ATHENS SIGHTSEEING - ACROPOLIS TOUR (B)
Pick up from your hotel around 08:20. We will start visiting the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Modern Olympic Game was held in 1896. Then, we will see the Prime Minister's residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the memorial of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). We will continue to the Acropolis where we will see The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally the Parthenon. The New Acropolis Museum will be our last stop in Athens city center. Return to your hotel around 13:30.

Accommodation in Athens

DAY 8 – DAILY AEGINA - HYDRA - POROS BOAT TRIP (B, L)
Pick up from your hotel around 07:30 for heading to the three beautiful islands of the Saronic Gulf. 
HYDRA: It has old traditional beautiful stone houses and mansions silently witness to a long and turbulent story. The small narrow stone paved streets await you to explore them on foot or by the island’s traditional “vehicle” the saddled donkeys captivating walks along the old seaside promenade crystal clear waters, radiant fine craft shops and the beauty of Hydra will conquer you. Our stay in Hydra is about 2 hours.
POROS: It is the smallest of the three islands that we visit, its attraction is the narrow strait offering a most enchanting view of the town of Poros. Our stay in Poros is about 1 hour.
AEGINA: It is the largest of the three islands. Our stay in Aegina is about 2 hours (optionally, you can join a tour which covers the Temple of Afea (archeological site) or the Church of Saint Nektarios).

On our way back to Marina Flisvos, a traditional Greek folk show with singers and dancers will entertain you up to the final moment as the ship arrives at Marina Flisvos. Return to your hotel around 19:00.

Accommodation in Athens

DAY 9 – CORINTH - MYCENAE - EPIDAURUS TOUR (B, L)
Pick up from your hotel around 08:20. We will drive to Corinth Canal following by the coastal road along the Saronic Gulf. After that, we arrive Mycenae, the Homeric city of the Atreides. We will see the Lions Gate, the Cyclopean Walls, the Royal Tombs, etc. Then, we will continue to Nafplia through the fertile plain of Argolis. At the end of the tour, we will visit Epidaurus. Return to Athens by the road connecting Epidaurus with Corinth. Lunch in Mycenae. Return to your hotel around 19:00.

Accommodation in Athens

DAY 10 - Transfer from your hotel to Athens Airport to catch your flight.

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NOTES
• The cost of this tour is changeable according to your travel dates. Please let us know your travel dates to check package tour cost, ferry and flight costs. 
• Please ask for a single supplement.
• We can also arrange ticket bookings for domestic flights. Flight fares are changeable according to your travel dates.
• Hotels are based on bed and breakfast. Check in time is 14:00 and check out time is 11:00.
• All tours are regular. Please contact us for private tour options.
• You can make any changes on the programme.
* Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday. It will be replaced with Chora Museum. 
* Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
Turkish Mystic Music and Whirling Dervishes in an old hamam located in Sirkeci-Istanbul  (duration is one hour) 
Balloon Tour in Cappadocia 
Turkish night with dinner in Cappadocia with the cost of 49 Euro per person
Whirling Dervishes show in Cappadocia with the cost of 29 Euro per person
Alternative tours in Cappadocia such as horse riding, ATV, and Jeep Safari
Balloon Tour in Pamukkale  
Tandem Paragliding in Pamukkale

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