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Daily tour program


- Day 1 - Arrival in Athens

KALOS ORISATE! Welcome to Greece!

We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After a short briefing about your tour, you will have the afternoon free to rest and explore Athens on your own.

Overnight in Athens.


- Day 2 - Athens - (B)

After breakfast around 8:30 AM, we will meet you at your hotel and continue on the guided tour of Athens.

Start with the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Panathinaiko Stadium (where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896).

After that, we will drive by the Prime's Minister's residence, the Royal Palace, (guarded by colorful Evzones), Zappion (Conference and Exhibition Hall), National Garden, Hadrian's Arc, St. Paul's Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Schlieman's House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Academy, University, National Library, Old Parliament, Constitution Square, and the impressive Russian Orthodox Church.

At the ACROPOLIS, you will visit Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion and the Museum of the Acropolis.

In the early afternoon, we will provide a transfer to your hotel, or we can also drop you at  Plaka district so you can wander and explore at your own pace. Overnight in Athens.


- Day 3 - Athens - (B)

Breakfast provided in the hotel.
Enjoy rest of the day at leisure or enjoy one of these available optional tours.

* Full day tour to Delphi -- (Contact us if interested )

* Full day tour to Mycenae & Epidaurus  ( //   //  )

* Half day afternoon tour to Cape Sounion  ( //   //  )

Overnight in Athens.

- Day 4 - Athens to Istanbul - (B)

In the morning we will provide a transfer to Athens Airport for your flight to Istanbul.

1 hour 20-minute flight from Athens to Istanbul.

HOS GELDINIZ! Welcome to Turkey! We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After check-in, enjoy rest of the afternoon free to rest and explore Istanbul on your own.

Overnight in Istanbul.


- Day 5 - Istanbul - (B/L)

After breakfast, we will continue on the full day tour, including Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace.

After the tour, you will return to your hotel, or enjoy the rest of the day exploring Istanbul at your own pace.

Overnight in Istanbul.


- Day 6 - Istanbul - (B)

After breakfast, we will continue our exploration of Istanbul, including the Spice Bazaar and a cruise on the Bosphorus, which takes you though the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia. Along with its shores, you will enjoy many photographic opportunities: the marble palaces and antique wooden Ottoman-era villas that sit beside luxurious modern residences.

You will also see Dolmabahce Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, and Ortakoy Mosque from the sea.

Overnight in Istanbul.


- Day 7 - Istanbul to Home - (B)

Gule, Gule! It is time to head for home. We will transfer you to the airport and wish you well, asking that you keep Turkey in your heart. We truly hope that our paths will cross again.


Program ends

Total cost:     $______________
Contact us for price informations.


Price includes

* All hotels (Superior class centrally located hotels)

* All land transfers in comfortable vehicles

* Flight tickets from Athens to Istanbul

* All meals mentioned in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch & D-dinner)

* Professional, English-speaking tour guides

* Admission to sites during the tours

* Cruise on the Bosphorus

* All taxes and service charges



* Optional tours listed on the 3 rd day in Athens

* International flight tickets to Athens and from Istanbul onto your next destination

Wonderful 7 day tour,  exploring highlights of both cities.

Highlight and sites will be covered;

  • Enjoy 3 night stay in Athens, experience local culture, dine in local restaurants and visit popular tavernas.

  • Go on a educational tour to explore ancient sites of the city and learn a lot about ancient Greek history and Mythology.  
    Enjoy leisure times at your own pace or chose of the optional tours to near by sites.

  • Enjoy 3 night stay in the amazing city of Istanbul.
  • Visit the most important monuments of Istanbul along with its bazaars,  enjoy a scenic cruise on the Bosphorus.
  • Friendly English speaking guides and comfortable air conditioned vehicles, centrally located hotels.

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