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13 DAYS TURKEY GREECE PACKAGE TOUR ISTANBUL TROY PERGAMON PAMUKKALE EPHESUS ATHENS MYKONOS SANTORINI

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HIGHLIGHTS: • Hagia Sophia Museum • Blue Mosque • Topkapi Palace • Grand Bazaar • Hippodrome Square • Troy • Pergamon • Ephesus • Virgin Mary House • Pamukkale • Hierapolis • Athens • Panathenaic Stadium • The Temple of Olympian Zeus • The Temple of Athena Nike • Parthenon • Mykonos • Santorini

Low Season: 1.385 Euro per person (April, October)
Medium Season: 1.499 Euro per person (May, June, September)
High Season: 1.589 Euro per person (July, August)

Included: 
12 nights accommodation, airport transfers, 6 daily city tours, 5 lunches, entrance fees, all local transportations, professional guides, ferry tickets for Greek Islands

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 - TROY TOUR (B, L)
Pick up from your hotel in Sultanahmet between 06:30 - 07:00. Then, we will drive to Eceabat. The breakfast will be served on the way. We will have the lunch after arriving Eceabat. Then we will continue to Troy. We will see the Trojan Horse, Sacrificial Altars, The 3700 year old city walls, Houses of Troy I, 3000 B.C. - 2500 B.C., The Bouleuterium (Senate Building), The Odeon (Concert Hall), Current excavations in progress, Remains of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX. Return to your hotel around 17:30. 


Accommodation in Canakkale

DAY 4 - PERGAMON TOUR - KUSADASI (B, L)
Pick up from your hotel around 10:30 and drive to Pergamon. We will have the lunch after arriving Pergamon and will start Pergamon tour visiting Acropolis (Library, steepest Theatre of Anatolia, the Temples of Trojan and Dionysus, the place of monumental Altar of Zeus famous, with the relief of Gods and Devils, the Gymnasium situated on the terraces, the Lower Agora). Then, we will continue to the medical center of the ancient world, Asclepion. Tour finishes around 17:30.

Transfer to Kusadasi by tour bus. The road takes about 4 hours.

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, Troy, Pergamon, 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 after breakfast 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 - ATHENS - MYKONOS
Transfer from your hotel in Athens to Piraeus port to catch the ferry to Mykonos. The journey takes about 3 hours (ferry times can be changed according to your travel date).

Pick up from Mykonos port and transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation in Mykonos

DAY 9 - MYKONOS (B)
Free day in Mykonos (optionally, you can join a full day tour which covers Delos Ancient Site).

Accommodation in Mykonos

DAY 10 - MYKONOS - SANTORINI (B)
Transfer from your hotel to Mykonos port to catch the ferry to Santorini Thira. The journey takes about 2,5 hours.

Pick up from Santorini Thira port and transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation in Santorini

DAY 11 - SANTORINI (B)
Free day in Santorini (optionally, you can join a full day tour which covers Athinios port, Nea Kameni Volcano, Hot Springs, Thirassia and Sunset in Oia).

Accommodation in Santorini

DAY 12 – SANTORINI - ATHENS (B)
Transfer from your hotel to Santorini port to catch the ferry to Athens Piraeus. The journey takes about 3 hours.

Pick up from Athens Piraeus port and transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation in Athens

DAY 13 - Transfer from your hotel to Athens Airport to catch your flight.

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.
* 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.
* Port charge is not included in the tour price.
* Greek Islands programme and tour price can be changed depending on the ferry schedule.
* You need to collect your original ferry tickets at islands port.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

Turkish Mystic Music and Whirling Dervishes in an old hamam located in Sirkeci-Istanbul  (duration is one hour) with the cost of 22 Euro per person
Balloon Tour in Pamukkale with the cost of 110 Euro per person
Tandem Paragliding in Pamukkale with the cost of 59 Euro per person

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