ATHENS - ISTANBUL TOUR WITH MYKONOS AND SANTORINI AEGEAN GREEK ISLANDS
ATHENS - ISTANBUL HISTORICAL CITIES COMBINED WITH AEGEAN GREEK ISLANDS MYKONOS AND SANTORINI
Mediterranean cities tour – visit:
Continents: Europe, Asia
Countries: Italy, Greece, Turkey
Cities: Three historical cities, Athens, Rome, Istanbul
Civilizations: Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman
Tour Code: MED_10citisl
Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
Season: All the year round
Location: Istanbul, Athens, Mykonos, Santorini islands
Style: countries hopping – History – Fun – Photography
Athens city tour with Acropolis and museum
– City tour: Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the National Library, Hadrian’s Arch, Temple of Olympian Zeus Panathenaic Stadium
– Acropolis: Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Erechtheion, Parthenon and Acropolis museum.
- – Delphi, ancient religious sanctuary, the navel (ompfalos) of earth.
OR Argolis – Homeric Mycenae, Epidaurus Theater, Nafplio, Corinth canal.
– Mykonos island, the cosmopolitan island with the non-stop night life.
– Santorini island, the world’s top destination with the amazing sunset.
– Istanbul sightseeing – Hippodrome, Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque, TopKappi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Camlica Hill, Spice bazaar.
– Vosporos cruise.
- Transportation with Luxury private car or minivan / bus
- Experienced En speaking driver
- Hotels 3*, 4*, 5*
- Meals Breakfast (B,_,_), In Turkey included Lunch (L) & Dinner(D)
- Entrance fees to archeological sites and museums
- Official En speaking local guides
- Meet & Greet on the arrival at the airport
- Flight ticket (International – Domestic flight tickets upon request)
- In Greece. Accommodation tax (0.5€ per day per room for guesthouses -1.5€ per day per room for 3* hotels – 3€ per day per room for 4* hotels – 4€ per day per room for 5* hotels) paid directly by the clients to hotel.
*All packages are flexible and dynamic for any changes according to any personal needs and desires upon request.
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Day 1: Istanbul arrival (_,_,D)
Arrival to Istanbul Airport, meet with our representative, Transfer to your hotel. Rest of day free. Dinner at the hotel or a selected restaurant. Overnight in Istanbul.
OPTIONAL: Bosporus Dinner Cruise including traditional Turkish entertainment and dinner
Day 2: Istanbul (Constantinople) city tour (B,L,D)
Guided city tour. Visit Agia Sophia built by Constantine the Great in the 4th and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, Top Kapi Palace the great palace of the Ottoman sultans, Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, the Grand Bazaar with its 4000 shops selling everything. Lunch on the way. Dinner at a local tavern. OPTIONAL: Evening show with belly dancing entertainment
Day 3: Istanbul Bosporus Cruise – Departure. (B,L,D)
Visit to SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar). The air here is filled with the enticing aromas from various herbs and spices. Then Bosporus by boat, a traditional excursion along the canal separating Europe and Asia. On the way we’ll see, from the boat, many palaces and Ottoman monuments and magnificent views from Camlica Hill. In the afternoon transfer to Istanbul airport. Flight to Athens. Transfer to your hotel. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Athens
Day 4: Athens sightseeing tour (B,_,D)
Athens sightseeing tour with a guide. Full day Athens city tour with a visit to the Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the National Library. Continue on to watching the Evzones in their picturesque uniform and the Presidential Palace. Before ascend to the Acropolis, you will tour the Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Panathenaic Stadium where is famed for holding the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Then explore Acropolis, the master pieces of golden age (5th c.BC), Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Erechtheion, and finally Parthenon. Today’s tour completes the visit to Museum of Acropolis. In the evening walk to Plaka, Monastiraki area and have dinner at a Greek tavern with souvlaki and shish kebab dishes.
Day 5: Daily Excursion to Delphi (B,_,_)
FD Delphi tour with guide. Delphi city was considered by the ancients Greeks to be the omphalos of the world and holy religious center. This is the place where you might get Pythia’s chrism (Oracle of Delphi) for your future and the future of the world. Today you will discover those archeological sites, including the Temple of Apollo, theater, market and the famous Omphalos (navel of the earth) and the Delphi museum with the fascinating sculptures. Continue to visit a traditional village of Arachova before drive back to Athens. OPTIONAL dinner at a local tavern at Plaka with Greek food, wine and folklore show.
Day 7: Mikonos island (B,_,D)
Morning transfer to Piraeus port. Ferry to Mykonos (Sea Jet 2,5 hrs, regular ferry 4,5hrs). Transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon escorted tour to Mykonos town, Ano Mera village, the monastery of Panagia Tourliani and the famous beaches of Paradise and Super paradise. Return to Mykonos town and walk in the narrow streets with the beautiful white-washed houses and have coffee at a café at Little Venice. Later stroll into town and party the night away in one of Mykonos famous clubs. Night in Mykonos is too long.
Day 8: Mykonos – Santorini (B,_,_)
Mid-day transfer (10:00-12:00) to the port and get the high speed boat (sea Jet 2 hrs) to Santorini. Transfer to your hotel. Rest of day free to enjoy the unique caldera views, walk to Fira town, with the beautiful white-washed houses, the narrow streets and open air cafes that hanging on the steep cliff. OR Optional get a Volcano – Hot springs boat tour. Take the cable car or donkey taxi to old port, then by boat to Volcano for a visit to crater (2 hrs) and Hot Springs (1 hr) for swimming.
Day 9: Santorini island (B,_,_)
Relax day to explore this romantic island. OR Optional, Full day bus tour Santorini Sightseeing (9 hrs). Spend a full day discovering Santorini’s ancient history, local culture, and famous views on this great-value highlights tour. Explore the Minoan archaeological site at Akrotiri, swim at the black- sand Perissa Beach, and observe traditional island life in the village of Megalochori. You’ll also take in panoramic views from Prophet Elias Monastery, sip volcanic varietals at a winery, and finish the day with an unforgettable sunset from Oia village.
Day 10: DEPARTURE(B,_,_)
Morning transfer to Santorini airport for your flight to Athens and then to your next destination..