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14 DAYS TURKEY GREECE PACKAGE TOUR ISTANBUL CAPPADOCIA PAMUKKALE EPHESUS ATHENS SANTORINI HERAKLION (CRETE)

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HIGHLIGHTS: • Hagia Sophia Museum • Blue Mosque • Topkapi Palace • Grand Bazaar • Hippodrome Square • Goreme Open Air Museum • Devrent Valley • Pasabag (Monk's Valley) • 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 • Santorini • Heraklion (Crete)

Low Season: 1.429 Euro per person (May, September, October)
Medium Season: 1.489 Euro per person (June)
High Season: 1.519 Euro per person (July, August)

Included: 13 nights accommodation, airport transfers, 6 daily city tours, 5 lunches, entrance fees, all local transportations, professional guides, ferry tickets for Greek Islands, flight ticket from Heraklion to Athens in economy class

Excluded: 
Drinks at lunch, personal expenses, port taxes, airport taxes, domestic flight tickets, international flight ticket from Izmir to Athens (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).

Shuttle transfer from Izmir Airport 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 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 - SANTORINI 
Transfer from your hotel in Athens to Piraeus port to catch the ferry to Santorini Thira. The journey takes about 3 hours (ferry times can be changed according to your travel date).

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

Accommodation in Santorini

DAY 9 – 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 10 – SANTORINI – HERAKLION (B)
Transfer from your hotel to Santorini port to catch the ferry to Heraklion (Crete). The journey takes about 1,5 hours.

Pick up from Heraklion port and transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation in Heraklion 

DAY 11 – HERAKLION (B)
Free day in Heraklion (optionally, you can join a full day tour which covers Palace of Knossos, the village of Peza, the town of Heraklion).

Accommodation in Heraklion

DAY 12 - HERAKLION (B)
Free day in Heraklion

Accommodation in Heraklion

DAY 13 – HERAKLION - ATHENS (B)
Transfer from your hotel to the airport to catch the flight to Athens Piraeus. The flight’s fee in economy class will be included in the total amount of the tour. 

Pick up from Athens Airport and transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation in Athens 

DAY 14 - 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 Cappadocia with the cost of 110 Euro per person
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 with the cost of 110 Euro per person
Tandem Paragliding in Pamukkale with the cost of 59 Euro per person

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