Panorama Turkey -Greece Athens 11 days
IMPRESSIVE, BREATHTAKING, STUNNING…
So many words come to mind when you see the beauty of Turkey. Not only beautiful but also unique, not only sights but unforgettable experiences. This is what vacation in Turkey is. Turkey offers nothing less than a good life with happy memories.
>Day 01: Arrival Istanbul (No Meal)
Arrival at Istanbul Airport, meet with our representative and transfer to your hotel.
Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
>Day 02: Full Day Old Istanbul Tour with Byzantine & Ottoman Relics
(Breakfast, Lunch )
Today you’ll explore the highlights of Old Istanbul.
Topkapi Imperial Palace – Topkap? Sarayi (excluding, optional extra entrance to
Harem room), (Closed on Tuesdays & replaced with Archaeological museum): Topkapi
palace was the house of Sultans and family since Sultan controlled the empire from
there. Topkapi palace transformed into a museum in 1924 and declared as World
Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985.
Grand Bazaar – Kapali Carsi (1461): (Closed on Sundays & replaced with other
historical bazaars & shops) It has 4.200 Shops, 65 huge streets and the first bank of
WORLD that each day 500.000 people visit and 25.00 people work.
Hagia Sophia: a Magnificent structure which started building in 532 AD. under the
order of King Justinian. It is a Master church of Orthodox Christianity, following was
converted into Catholic Church and into Mosque, then Ataturk (Founder of Turkish
Republic) converted it into a Museum.
Blue Mosque – Sultan Ahmet Cami (Cannot be visited on Fridays due to Friday Pray ):
The cascading domes and six slender minarets of the Sultanahmet Mosque (better
known as the "Blue Mosque") dominate the skyline of Istanbul since the 17th century.
Hippodrome of Constantinople – Sultanahmet Meydani : Hippo Means ‘Horse’
Drome means ‘square’ in Turkish Horse Square. Because of the chariot races and
gladiator games from AD 203 till 1453.
After the tour, return to the hotel and evening at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
>Day 3: ISTANBUL / CRUISE / KUSADASI ( Full Board)
After breakfast transfer to the port to board your cruise ship. Free day in Istanbul.
Sail in the evening for Kusadasi.
>Day 4: KUSADASI (EPHESUS) ( Full Board)
Afternoon arrival in Kusadasi (Ephesus, Turkey). Renowned for its beaches and
attractive view of the Aegean, Kusadasi is near several historical sites including
Ephesus, the Temple of Artemis, and the House of the Virgin Mary.
>Day 5: SANTORINI ( Full Board)
Arrive this morning in Santorini, and enjoy a full day on this beautiful and unique
island (10:00am to 6:30 pm). Known for its breathtaking caldera, Santorini is also
famous for its sandy beaches, colorful sunsets, and whitewashed buildings along the
>Day 6: CRETE (AGIOS NIKOLAOS) ( Full Board)
In the beautiful town of Agios Nikolaos, you will experience the warm Cretan
hospitality and have the chance to visit the scenic villages of the prefecture of Lasithi,
the monasteries and the famous islet of Spinalonga.
>Day 7: MORNING IN RHODES / AFTERNOON IN SYMI ( Full Board)
Early morning arrival in the beautiful island of the Rhodes. On a hill above the
charming town of Lindos rises the ancient Acropolis. Below lays the bay of St. Paul.
The crusading knights of St. John left the Medieval City of Rhodes behind when they
were defeated by Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. The presence of the Ottoman
Turks are marked with their minarets, mosques and Turkish bath.
(An optional tour not to be missed) Afternoon arrival in the charming islet of Symi,
whose capital resembles a theatrical stage. A stage filled with traditional settlements,
mansions and a rich maritime history.
>Day 8: MORNING IN CHIOS / AFTERNOON IN MYKONOS ( Full Board)
Early morning arrival in Chios island, the fifth largest of the Greek islands. Chios,
which is allegedly the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, Homer and many others, is
the most divinely fragrant island of eastern Aegean, with the mastic trees and the
vineyards, the well-preserved medieval villages and the lovely, secluded, pristine
In the afternoon, arrival at the famous island of Mykonos. Mykonos is one of the
temples of the holiday in the Mediterranean; no other island is also atypical. Cubist
houses, typical of the Cycladic architecture, dozens of mills, numerous chapels and
long sandy beaches, Mykonos is a delight. Departure at 23:59.
>Day 9: ATHENS / DISEMBARK CRUISE (Breakfast)
Early morning arrival in Lavrio (Athens) port. After breakfast on board,
disembarkation and transfer to your selected hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
>Day 10: ATHENS GUIDED CITY TOUR (Breakfast)
Morning sightseeing tour of Athens. The striking contrast between breathtaking
monuments of a glorious past and modern elegant structures, is what you will enjoy
during your tour of Athens. We will visit the Acropolis, the crowning beauty and glory
of Ancient Athens, with its many monuments atop its rocky base, including the
awesome Parthenon, the Propylea, the temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion
with the Caryatids terrace. We will drive before the Roman Temple of Olympic Zeus,
the Panathenaic Stadium (site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896), the Tomb
of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House, on Constitution Square. See
views of government buildings and elegant structures of the 19th century. Drive
along Panepistimiou Avenue and view the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, the
University, the National Library. In contrast, conclude your tour with a visit to the
new Acropolis museum (closed on Monday’s), a marvel of architecture with a full
exhibition of the glory of Ancient Athens. Afternoon at leisure.
>Day 11: ATHENS / AIRPORT
According to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport
Optional: Bosporus Dinner Cruise & Turkish Night Show : 60 Euro / Per Person.
• 2 nights hotel accommodation in Istanbul
• 2 nights hotel accommodation in Athens
• Full day Istanbul sightseeing tour
• Half day Athens sightseeing tour
• All transfers as mentioned
• Daily breakfast
• Entrance fees, during guided sightseeing
• 24 hour assistance phone number
• Travel insurance
• International flights
• Personal expenses