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

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HIGHLIGHTS: • Hagia Sophia Museum • Blue Mosque • Topkapi Palace • Grand Bazaar • Hippodrome Square • Bosphorus Cruise • Spice Bazaar • Beylerbeyi Palace • Camlica Hill • Ephesus Ancient City • Virgin Mary House • Pamukkale • Hierapolis Ancient City • Athens • Panathenaic Stadium • The Temple of Olympian Zeus • The Temple of Athena Nike • Parthenon • Aegina • Hydra • Poros • Corinth Canal • Mycenae • Epidaurus

Price: 925 Euro per person

Included: 8 nights accommodation, airport transfers, 7 daily city tours, 6 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 - HAGIA SOPHIA MUSEUM - BLUE MOSQUE - GRAND BAZAAR - HIPPODROME SQUARE - TOPKAPI PALACE 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 - BOSPHORUS CRUISE - SPICE BAZAAR - BEYLERBEYI PALACE - CAMLICA HILL TOUR (B, L)
Pick up from your hotel around 08:00am. We will drive along the old city wall and the Golden Horn. Then, we will visit Spice Bazaar. After that, we start Bosphorus Cruise tour by boat. We can see Galata Tower, Maiden's Tower, Dolmabahce Palace, Ortakoy Mosque, Bosphorus Bridge, Rumeli Fortress etc from the sea. After lunch, we will continue to visit Beylerbeyi Palace (Harem is not included). At the end of the tour, we will drive to Camlica Hill which is the one of the best viewpoints in Istanbul. Return to your hotel around 17:30.

Accommodation in Istanbul Sultanahmet

DAY 4 - PAMUKKALE and HIERAPOLIS TOUR (L)
Transfer from your hotel in Istanbul to Ataturk Airport to catch an early flight (around 07:00am) to Denizli. Pick up from Denizli Airport and shuttle transfer 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.

Transfer to Kusadasi by public bus or tour bus around 16:00. The road takes about 3 hours.

Accommodation in Kusadasi

DAY 5 - EPHESUS - VIRGIN MARY HOUSE - THE TEMPLE OF ARTEMIS TOUR (B, L)
Pick up from 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.

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

Shuttle 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 6 – 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 7 – 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 8 – 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 9 - Transfer from your hotel to Athens Airport to catch your flight.

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NOTES
• Please ask for a single supplement.
• We can also arrange ticket bookings for domestic flights. Flight fares are changeable according to your travel dates. Please let us know your travel dates to check flight fares.
• 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, if our programs are not suitable for you. We can work together on your itinerary.
• Programmes may change due to bad weather conditions.
• Port charge is not included in the tour price.
• Greek Islands programme can be changed depending on the ferry schedule.
• You need to collect your original ferry tickets at islands port.
• Beylerbeyi Palace is closed on Monday and Thursday. It will be replaced with Chora Museum.
• Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday. It will be replaced with Chora Museum. 
• Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday.
• Caferaga Medrese is closed on Monday. 

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
Balloon Tour in Pamukkale
Tandem Paragliding in Pamukkale
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

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