Day Highlights



Arrive Istanbul

Transfer to your hotel




Topkapi Palace, St. Sophia, Blue Mosque. Hippodrome, Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius, German Fountain, Grand Covered Bazaar,



Istanbul – Cappadocia

Red Valley, Gulludere Valley, Cavusin, Kaymakli




Devrent Valley, Pasabag, Avanos, Goreme open air museum, Ucguzeller




Mausoleum of Mevlana in Konya




Hierapolis, Cotton Castle




Ephesus-House of Virgin Mary, Temple of Artemis



Kusadasi- Samos

Ferry from Kusadasi to Samos




Free Day, Optional: F/D Island Tour



Samos - Mykonos

Ferry from Samos to Mykonos,




Free Day, Optional: H/D Island tour



Mykonos - Santorini

Hydrofoil from Mykonos to Santorini




Free Day, Optional: Akrotiri with Sunset in Ia



Santorini - Athens

Ferry from Santorini to Athens




H/D Tour, Constitutation Square, the Memorial to a unknown Soldier, the Presidental Palace, Acropolis, the Hadrian’s Arch, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Panathenaic Stadium,



Athens Return home

Transfer to the airport


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Day 1, Thursday: Arrive Istanbul, Turkey
Arrive at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, where you are met by name board and transfer to your Hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2, Friday: Istanbul – Old City Tour
Your day begins with a guided tour exploring the ancient city with highlights to include: Blue Mosque of Sultan Ahmet 1 built in 1616 that is famous for unequalled ceramic tiles. You walk across the famous Byzantine Hippodrome where gladiators had fought and chariots had raced. Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome. Your guide will take you to the Grand Covered Bazaar, the most attractive shopping center and the biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leather ware and souvenir. You will be guided through Topkapi Palace, the Imperial residence of the Ottoman Sultans between 15th-19th centuries. The 6 million square foot palace, the oldest and largest remaining in the world, housed more than 10,000 people and is loaded with extraordinary gold, silver and gem collections, a jeweled throne room and the remains of a 400-room harem pavilion…(Harem section is not included in the program; if requested extra entrance fee is due) and Hagia (St.) Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by the Emperor Justinian. Overnight in Istanbul. (B)

Day 3, Saturday: Istanbul – Cappadocia
Morning flight to Kayseri, where you will drive from the airport to Red Valley first and explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike 5 km through the Gulludere Valley. After you visit Cavusin, famous for the houses and churches of the Christian clergymen, your guide will lead you into the ancient underground city of Kaymakli, the maze of tunnels and dwelling chambers for 5,000 inhabitants and their animals dug during the 7th and 8th centuries and descending 7 stories underground. Overnight in Cappadocia. (B,D)

Day 4, Sunday: F/D Cappadocia Tour
After breakfast start touring marvel at the unique fairy chimneys in the Devrent Valley; then you visit to Pasabag (also known as Monk’s Valley), to see the fascinating mushroom shaped pinnacles. After Avanos visit, your guide will escort you to the ancient rock-cut churches and Christian settlements of the Goreme open air museum. The last stop of this tour will be the Ucguzeller fairy chimneys. Overnight in Cappadocia. (B,D)

Day 5, Monday: Cappadocia-Konya-Pamukkale
After breakfast transfer to Pamukkale. Enroute is Konya, the famous city for being the location of Rumi's tomb; you visit The Mausoleum of Mevlana, before proceeding on to Hierapolis and the unique geological formations of Pamukkale, where you stay at a hotel with a pool heated by natural thermal waters. Overnight in Pamukkale. (B,D)

Day 6, Tuesday: Pamukkale-Kusadasi
After breakfast you will admire the morning view of pure-white enormous basins and stalactites created by millions of years of mineral-rich hot spring waters spilling down the hillside. Your guide will take you to Hierapolis, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the Main Street and Gates, the Thermal Baths, the Devil's Hole, and the Masterpiece Theater. Then, after a two-hour drive through the scenic Meander Valley, you arrive the Aegean coast resort town of Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi. (B,D)

Day 7, Wednesday: Kusadasi-Ephesus-Kusadasi
After breakfast, you head for nearby Efes (Ephesus), where you spend a busy day visiting the spectacular ruins of Ephesus, including the Marble Street, the largest ancient theater in the world, recently excavated monuments, the temple of Hadrian, the Celsus Library and hillside palaces. Then you will visit the House of Virgin Mary. Mother Mary, accompanied by John the Apostle, came to Ephesus at the end of her life. In 1967, Pope Paul VI declared the site authentic and each year a traditional service is held for the pilgrims. Next visit is to the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, which was once one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Overnight in Kusadasi. (B,D)

Day 8, Thursday: Kuşadasi-Samos
After breakfast transfer to Kusadasi Port for Samos with ferry. At arrival in Samos, you will transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Samos. (B)

Day 9, Friday: Samos – free day
Today you can enjoy your free day at the Island or you can join our optional tour. Overnight in Samos. (B)

Optional Tour: F/D Island Tour
This trip has been designed to showcase the island that inspired these great minds. Together with your guide you’ll discover the Temple of Hera. Once, this was the largest Greek temple in existence and it was built to honour the goddess of women and marriage. All that’s left today is a single column that looks like a circular Jenga tower. From here, you’ll move on to the Monastery of Megali Panagia. This place was built by monks in the 16th century and it’s still in working order today. Next, comes the only bit of the trip that breaks from tradition. After then you’ll have time for a break in Pyrgos. This village is traditional to a T and its locals work in viticulture, beekeeping and olive-growing. You’ll get to taste some of the local produce alongside a glass of ouzo in a local café here. You’ll end the day in Koumaradei, where you’ll pop into a traditional herb shop before heading back to your hotel.
Day 10, Saturday: Samos - Mykonos
You will drive to the port for your transfer to Mykonos by the regular ferry. At arrival in Mykonos, you will transfer to the hotel. You will have free time for the rest of the day. Overnight in Mykonos. (B)

Day 11, Sunday: Mykonos- free day
Today you can enjoy your free day at the Island or you can join our optional tour. Overnight in Mykonos. (B)

Optional Tour: Half Day Island Tour
Starting the City-and Island tourby walking the small and narrow streets, we have many possibilities to take nice photographs in the early morning, quiet city. We get orientation and information inthe labyrinth of the old town as well as impressions of the small port and the churches in town. Of course we will see the famous wind-mills and find Petros The Pelican, the mascot of Mykonos. After this, we are exploring the island with a bus, visiting some of the most famous beaches and the inner land-scape. We see fishermen and kaikis, small private chapels and houses built in typical cycladic style. In the second main village of Mykonos, Ano Mera, an idyllic place 7km from town, where the guests have enough free time for a stroll around the traditional square and they can visit the monk monastery Panagia Tourliani built in the 16th century. Next stop is Kalafatis beach were there is time to relax a little and have a coffee or a refreshment (not included in the price), before going back to town and to reach a place witha fantastic viewall over the town and neighboring islands.

Day 12, Monday: Mykonos - Santorini
You will drive to the port for your transfer to Santorini by the regular ferry. At arrival in Santorini, you will transfer to the hotel. You will have free time for the rest of the day. Overnight in Santorini. (B)

Day 13, Tuesday: Santorini – Free Day
Today you can enjoy your free day at the Island or you can join our optional tour. Overnight in Santorini. (B)

Optional Tour: FD Akrotiri with Sunset in Ia
Akrotiri is a Bronze Age settlement on the volcanic island of Santorini (Thera). The settlement was destroyed by a huge eruption during the 17th century BC buried under volcanic ash, which reserved the whole city in perfect conditions so as to bereferred often as “Prehistoric Pompei). You will proceed to the Red Beach, where you will have free time for photos or for a walk at the famous beach, well known for the unique colour of the sand and the hill behind it. After then, you will drive to the Perivolos Black Sand Beach; the best beach in Santorini, where you will have time at leisure for lunch or swimming. At afternoon you will enjoy a walk through Megalochori; one of the most beautiful traditional villages of the island, with its typical cycladic buildings. After a small wine tasting stop, you will continue to Oia, for the wonderful sunset view.
Day 14, Wednesday: Santorini-Athens:
Today you go by ferry to Athens. After check-in in your hotel in Athens, you will enjoy your free time in this beautiful city. Overnight in Athens. (B)
Day 15, Thursday: Athens - H/D City Tour- Athens - Istanbul
This tour gives you on opportunity to observe the striking contrasts, that make Athens such a fascinating city. Your guide will take you to see the center of the city; Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Memorial to a unknown Soldier and the National Library. Driving down the Atticus Street, you will see the Presidential Palace. On your way to Acropolis, you will see the Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and make a short stop at the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896. Overnight in Athens. (B)

Day 16, Friday: Athens Departure
Today, you will drive to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

Rates in 2014 in USA Dollar, valid from May 29 – September 18, 2014

Hotel Category 4****

Departure Dates

Per person in Double Room

Single Room

Mid Season

May  29

$ 3025

$ 3860

June 12

High Season

June  26

$ 3210

$ 4250

July  10,24

August  07,21

Mid Season

September 04,18

$ 3025

$ 3860

Rates include

- Hotel accommodations in 4* / 5* Hotels
2 nights in Istanbul
2 nights in Cappadocia
1 night in Pamukkale
2 nights in Kusadasi
2 nights in Samos
2 nights in Mykonos
2 nights in Santorini
2 nights in Athens
- All meals as written in the itinerary (B=breakfast L=lunch D=dinner)
(15 x breakfast / 5 x dinner)
- English speaking professional tour guides with government license
- Transportation by modern vehicles with A/C
- All transfers written in the itinerary
- Entrance fees
- Parking fees
- Flight ticket ; Istanbul-Kayseri
- Ferry tickets; Kusadasi-Samos / Samos-Mykonos / Mykonos-Santorini/ Santorini-Athens

Rate does not include
- International flight tickets
- Visa fees
- Optional tours and activities
- Personal expenses
- Customary tips to guide and drivers
- Any kind of drinks in meals

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Samos Sirena Residence Hotel ( or similar hotel
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Santorini - Santorini Palace Hotel ( or similar hotel
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