Our private Classical Greece Tour was magical

Private Classical Greece tourDear All
Regarding our private Classical Greece Tour, we just wanted to say again how much we enjoyed the trip. We loved all of the ancient sites and the beautiful places that we visited. It was such a pleasure to travel with you and we know that we did things and ate in places that we would never have been able to do if we had travelled alone.
The hotels were all excellent and we will never forget the view from our hotel in Athens. It was a lovely relaxing holiday even though we did such a lot.
The last evening in the restaurant on the beach was magical.

Thank you again
Best Wishes
Lin and Paul
UK

 

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Mykonos Santorini Athens 9 days Vacation Package

Mykonos_Greece_Elia_BeachMykonos Santorini  Athens three of the hot spots of Greece in just 9 days

See Athens the  Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. Continue to Mykonos, the jet set island, world famous for its night life.
Then to Santorini to see the Volcanic Islands during the Volcano Cruise and enjoy the most famous sunset from the Caldera in Fira town.

DAY 1: ATHENS: Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of day at leisure.


DAY 2: ATHENS: Morning sightseeing tour of Athens including all famous monuments: Athens_Greece_The_ParthenonHouse of Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Adrian’s Arch, Temple of the Olympian Zeus, the Royal Palace, the Academy, the University and the National Library. Tour will end by visiting the Acropolis and  the new Acropolis Museum, “State of the art” in museum construction and very rich in content.  On Mondays the Acropolis Museum is closed.
Afternoon free to visit the old Athens city (Plaka) with lots of restaurants, taverns and souvenir shops


DAY 3: ATHENS – MYKONOS: Early morning transfer to Piraeus port to embark the ferryboat to Mykonos. Arrival & transfer to your selected hotel.


Mykonos_Myconos_Island_GreeceDAYS 4 & 5: MYKONOS: Days at leisure in Mykonos to enjoy the sun, sea & the beauties of this unique island.
Mykonos is known around the world as the Ibiza of the Aegean, the most popular destination of the Mediterranean. An international “jet-set” known for its beautiful sandy beaches, hundreds of tiny white chapels and incredible night life. Stroll around the streets of the capital that are considered the most beautiful of the Greek islands and enjoy the great night life. It’s easy to get lost in its maze of gleaming white walls dotted with blue domes and windows and balconies full of flowers. Have a coffee or a cocktail in one of the famous bars and promise to return for longer stay and more experiences.
Do not miss the visit to the shrine of Delos in honour of the Greek god Apollo, which can be reached after a delightful boat ride.


DAY 6: MYKONOS – SANTORINI: In the morning, transfer to the pier to board the ferry to Santorini. Arriving on the island you will be transferred to your selected hotel.


DAY 7: SANTORINI – VOLCANO CRUISE: Today enjoy a half day cruise to the small Santoriniislands of Nea Kameni & Palea Kameni located inside the caldera, the Hot Springs with the green and yellow waters (with free time for swimming) and the island of Thirassia. Admire from distance the town of Fira standing like in a picture on top of the black rock.


Santorini_Island_GreeceDAY 8: SANTORINI: Day at leisure to enjoy the beach and know better this unique island. One of the jewels of small volcanic archipelagos five islands is undoubtedly Santorini. Santorini was created due to a volcanic eruption culminated in the explosion of a volcano caldera, therefore, its rugged landscapes dotted with huge cliffs.
Santorini’s capital, Fira, with white-washed houses, narrow streets and open air cafes that cling to a steep cliff, is at the top of the beautiful island where you can enjoy the beautiful views of the bay. Discover Santorini villages that retain their authenticity, with beautiful blue and white buildings and barren volcanic rocks. It is a very fascinating and picturesque island. A magical place that has nothing to do with the rest of the Greek islands, a place to spread the peaceful and hospitable nature of its people.
Not to miss the sunset from the Caldera nor the Greek and Mediterranean food in the islands restaurants and taverns


DAY 9: SANTORINI – ATHENS: At the indicated time you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Athens for the connecting departure flight.

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Cappadocia Ephesus Classical Greece 15 days vacation

Olympia_Greece_Palaestra

Olympia_Greece_Palaestra

Cappadocia Ephesus Classical Greece the most important places of Turkey and Greece.
With this package you will visit Istanbul, the Cappadocia area, ancient Ephesus and Izmir, Athens, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Ancient Olympia, Delphi and the Meteora Monasteries. Also you take a taste of the Greek Islands by visiting Aegina, Poros and Hydra.

SUNDAY: ISTANBUL: Arrival in Istanbul, meeting and assistance and then transfer to your selected hotel in Istanbul. Balance of the day at leisure.


MONDAY: ISTANBUL: After breakfast full day visit to Istanbul. We begin our tour Istanbul_Turkey_Hagia_Sophiafrom the Sultanahmet district, the heart of old Istanbul at Agia Sophia. Built by Emperor Justinian in the 6th century AD this church is one of the marvels of world architecture. Its massive dome dominates the skyline of old Istanbul. It is famed for its mosaics, including glittering portraits of emperors and empresses (closed on Mondays).
Next we visit the Blue Mosque, which owes its name to the exquisite tiles adorning its interior. Dating from the 17th century, it is the only imperial Mosque with six minarets. The Hippodrome, the stadium of ancient Byzantium, held 100.000 spectators and featured objects from all corners of the empire.
The Grand Bazaar was the commercial heart of the old city and its 4.000 shops are full of treasures – including carpets and kilims, silks, jewellery, ceramics, icons and leather goods.
Lunch in a local restaurant and continuation of our tour. Our afternoon will begin at Topkapi Palace which, from the 15th to 19th century, was the principle residence of the Ottoman Sultans.
Little Agia Sophia Mosque is known as one of the oldest standing churches in Istanbul dating back to 6th century. It is early domed-basilica architectural plan of famous Agia Sophia which was applied here first time in the history.


Ankara_Turkey_Opera_HouseTUESDAY: ISTANBUL – ANKARA -CAPPADOCIA: In the morning, transfer to airport for flight to Ankara. Arrival in Ankara and then to town to visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations and the Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk. Lunch and continue to Cappadocia. Dinner and overnight.


WEDNESDAY:CAPPADOCIA: Departure for a full day tour of the extraordinary and Cappadocia_Turkey_High_Chimneysfascinating Cappadocia starting with a visit to the underground city Kaymakli or Ozkonak, originally excavated by Christian communities, with a depth of 7 to 12 stories underground. Then we will go to Valley Güvercinlik (Pigeon Valley) and admire a panoramic view of the castle of Uchisar on top of a mound of volcanic rock crossed by tunnels and windows. In the afternoon, visit the open air museum of Göreme, World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Continued, visiting the vineyard where Pasabag are so-called “fairy chimneys”. Dinner and accommodation.


THURSDAY: CAPPADOCIA – KONYA – PAMUKKALE: Morning departure to Konya. En route visit the Caravanserai of “Sultanhan”. Arrival in Konya, visit Mevlana Museum and the Theological School of the Dervishes. Lunch & then to Pamukkale. Dinner and overnight.


Pamukkale_Turkey_Hot_Springs_LakesFRIDAY: PAMUKKALE – KUSADASI: In the morning visit to Hierapolis, the ruins of the necropolis and the Roman Baths. Continue to Aphrodisias and after lunch visit to this ancient Greco – Roman city, dedicated to the Goddess of Love Aphrodite. Departure for Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight.


SATURDAY: KUSADASI – IZMIR –  ISTANBUL: Departure in the morning and visit Ephesus_Turkey_Augustus_Gatethe House of Virgin Mary. Continue to Ephesus, the Roman capital in Asia Minor, to visit the ruins of Odeon, Hercules Arch, the Temple of Hadrian, the magnificent library, Agora and the Greco-Roman Theatre. After lunch, visit to the Basilica of San Juan and then to Smyrna. Arrival at the airport for your flight to Istanbul. Arrival in Istanbul and  transfer to hotel.


SUNDAY: ISTANBUL – ATHENS: At the appropriate time transfer to airport for flight to Athens. Rest of day free. Overnight at hotel.


Karyatides_Acropolis_Athens_GreeceMONDAY: ATHENS: Morning sightseeing tour of Athens including all famous monuments: House of Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Adrian’s Arch, Temple of the Olympian Zeus, the Royal Palace, the Academy, the University and the National Library. Tour will end by visiting the Acropolis.
Afternoon free to visit the old Athens city (Plaka) with lots of restaurants, taverns and souvenir shops


TUESDAY: ATHENS – HYDRA – POROS – AEGINA: This small cruise will take you Hydra_Island_Greece_Boy_on_dolphinto Hydra, Poros and Aegina and bring you back in the evening full of fun and with the taste of the Greek islands.
Morning transfer to the pier of Piraeus, to embark your cruise ship for your full day cruise to the islands of Aegina, Poros and Hydra. Good opportunity to know a little bit of Greek Islands and visit a small part of Ancient Greece in the optional tour to the temple of Aphea Athina in Aegina.
On the return trip you enjoy a program with Greek music and songs and join the dancers on Greek folklore dancing. Included is the transfers to and from the port, port taxes and lunch on board.


Olympic_Flame_Lighting_Olympia_GreeceWEDNESDAY: ATHENS – NAUPLION – OLYMPIA: Leave by the Coastal Road to the Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive on and visit Epidaurus which was a small city in ancient Greece, at the Saronic Gulf. Reputed to be the birthplace of Apollo’s son Asclepius, the healer, Epidaurus was known for its sanctuary, the cult of Asclepius at Epidaurus is attested in the 6th century BC.as well as its theater, which is once again in use today.
The Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus is a UNESCO world heritage site.
The theatre is marvelled for its exceptional acoustics, which permit almost perfect intelligibility of non amplified spoken word from the proscenium or scene to all 15,000 spectators, regardless of their seating.
Then proceed to the Town of Nauplion ( short stop) drive on to Mycenae. and visit the Archaeological Site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Departure for Olympia Through Central Peloponnese and the Towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Dinner and overnight in Olympia, the Cradle of the Olympic Games.


THURSDAY: OLYMPIA – DELPHI: Olympia was a sanctuary of ancient Greece, Delphi_Greece_Tholos_Athina_Proneaknown for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times, the most famous games in history.
The sanctuary, known as the Altis, consists of an unordered arrangement of various buildings. Enclosed within the temenos are the Temple of Hera (or Heraion/Heraeum) and Temple of Zeus, the Pelopion and the area of the altar, where the sacrifices were made. The hippodrome and later stadium were also to the east.
To the north of the sanctuary can be found the Prytaneion and the Philippeion, as well as the array of treasuries representing the various city states.
Olympia is also known for the gigantic ivory and gold statue of Zeus that used to stand there, sculpted by Pheidias, which was named one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World by Antipater of Sidon.
Then drive on through the plains of Eliad and Achaia until the magnificent bridge which is crossing the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. Pass by the picturesque Towns of Nafpactos (Lepanto) and Itea, arrive in Delphi . Dinner and overnight.


Meteora_Greece_The_Holy_Monastery_of_Great_MeteoronFRIDAY: DELPHI – METEORA: Delphi was the centre of Ancient World – the “Omphalos” (Navel of Earth) – whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic World.
On the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios.
Visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and the Museum containing such masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer and the famous athlete Aghias.. Depart for Kalambaka, a small Town situated at the foot of the astonishing complex of Meteora, gigantic rocks. Dinner and overnight.


SATURDAY: METEORA – ATHENS: Meteora is one of the largest and most important Meteora_Greece_The_Holy_Monastery_of_Rousanou_01complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos. Among striking scenery, perched on top of huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless Monasteries, where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. The six monasteries are built on natural sandstone rock pillars, at the north western edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios river and Pindus Mountains, in central Greece. The Meteora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae (visit the Leonida’s monument). Arrive in Athens early in the evening.


SUNDAY: ATHENS – AIRPORT: At the indicated time according to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport.

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Asia Minor Cappadocia tour 9 days

Asia Minor Cappadocia

Asia Minor Cappadocia

Asia Minor Cappadocia tour gives you a complete view of the most important sites in Turkey.
You will visit Canakkale, Troy and Pergamum and then Kusadasi and the nearby ancient Ephesus, one of the biggest  and best preserved ancient city and probably the most important archaeological place of  Turkey.
We will continue to Pamukkale with the thermal spring water formations and then to extraordinary and fascinating Cappadocia.

THURSDAY: ISTANBUL: Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of day at leisure.


FRIDAY: ISTANBUL: After breakfast full day visit to Istanbul. We begin our tour from Istanbul_Turkey_Hagia_Sophiathe Sultanahmet district, the heart of old Istanbul at Agia Sophia. Built by Emperor Justinian in the 6th century AD this church is one of the marvels of world architecture. Its massive dome dominates the skyline of old Istanbul. It is famed for its mosaics, including glittering portraits of emperors and empresses.
Next we visit the Blue Mosque, which owes its name to the exquisite tiles adorning its interior. Dating from the 17th century, it is the only imperial Mosque with six minarets. The Hippodrome, the stadium of ancient Byzantium, held 100.000 spectators and featured objects from all corners of the empire.
The Grand Bazaar was the commercial heart of the old city and its 4.000 shops are full of treasures – including carpets and kilims, silks, jewelry, ceramics, icons and leather goods.
Lunch in a local restaurant and continuation of our tour. Our afternoon will begin at Topkapi Palace which, from the 15th to 19th century, was the principle residence of the Ottoman Sultans
Little Agia Sophia Mosque is known as one of the oldest standing churches in Istanbul dating back to 6th century. It is early domed-basilica architectural plan of famous Agia Sophia which was applied here first time in the history.


Canakkale_Turkey_Street_MarketSATURDAY: ISTANBUL-CANAKKALE: Afternoon departure to Canakkale, located in the Straits of the Dardanelles  where The site of the Battle of the Dardanelles on the peninsula Gallipoli in 1915 during the First World War took place. Arrival to Canakkale for dinner and overnight at the hotel.


SUNDAY: CANAKKALE – KUSADASI: Departure to Troy, just his name evokes a Kusadasi_Turkey_Kervansarayseries character and adventurous places, heroes and destruction of the mystical city. Visit their ruins and famous reconstructed timber “Horse”. Continue to Pergamum  to visit the rival city of Alexandria in the domain of arts and letters and to which we owe the invention of parchment. Visit the sanctuary dedicated to Asclepius, god of medicine. We head  to Kusadasi known as “Bird Island”. Dinner and overnight.


Ephesus-Turkey-The-House-Of-Vergin-MaryMONDAY: KUSADASI – PAMUKKALE: Departure to Ephesus, one of the biggest  and best preserved ancient city and probably the most important archaeological place of  Turkey. The tour includes the Superior Agora, unique ruins of Odeon, the street towards the port, the Temple of Hadrian, the Library of Celsus and the famous Teatro. Then visit the house of the Virgin Mary, rather Highlights of pilgrimage. Departure to Pamukkale, or “cotton castle”, small  emanating area famous for its white  pools petrified and formed by lime contained in thermal spring water. Arrival and visit Hierapolis, old seaside resort that was built in the top of the pool with a beautiful theatre and great necropolis. Dinner and overnight.


TUESDAY: PAMUKKALE – CAPPADOCIA: Morning departure to Konya, located in Pamukkale_Turkey_Hot_Springs_Lakesthe heart Anatolian steppe. Arrival in Konya and visit the mausoleum of Mevlana and the  museum of Celaleddin Rumi (1207-1273), founder of the sect of the mystical whirling dervishes. Later departure to the region of Cappadocia, where indescribable harmony in a kaleidoscope of colours, makes the red and brown tones: gray, green and yellow. Dinner and overnight.


Cappadocia_Turkey_Hot_Air_BallonWEDNESDAY: CAPPADOCIA: Departure for a full day tour of the extraordinary and fascinating Cappadocia starting with a visit to the underground city Kaymakli or Ozkonak, originally excavated by Christian communities, with a depth of 7 to 12 stories underground. Then we will go to Valley Güvercinlik (Pigeon Valley) and admire a panoramic view of the castle of Uchisar on top of a mound of volcanic rock crossed by tunnels and windows. In the afternoon, visit the open air museum of Göreme, World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Continued, visiting the vineyard where Pasabag are so-called “fairy chimneys”. Dinner and accommodation.


THURSDAY: CAPPADOCIA – ISTANBUL: Early morning transfer to airport of Istanbul_Turkey_Bosporus_HousesKayseri (90 kms) to take the flight to Istanbul. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the  day in Istanbul to know better the city, visit some famous museums, do some shopping, make some bargains in the famous Bazaars and taste the Turkish cuisine on the restaurants of the city.


SUNDAY: ISTANBUL – AIRPORT: According to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport.

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Greek Islands vacation, Turkey Greece 15 days

Morosini_Fountain_in_Heracleion_Crete_island_GreeceTurkey, Greece, Greek Islands vacation and more…
Visit Istanbul and the most important places of Turkey joining the 5 days tour to West Anatolia to Ankara, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Kusadasi and Izmir and continue to Famous Greek Islands of Mykonos, Patmos, Rhodes, Crete and Santorini joining our luxury 4 days cruise!

SUNDAY: ISTANBUL: Arrival in Istanbul, meeting and assistance and then transfer to your selected hotel in Istanbul. Balance of the day at leisure.


MONDAY: ISTANBUL: After breakfast full day visit to Istanbul. We begin our tour Istanbul_Turkey_Hagia_Sophiafrom the Sultanahmet district, the heart of old Istanbul at Agia Sophia. Built by Emperor Justinian in the 6th century AD this church is one of the marvels of world architecture. Its massive dome dominates the skyline of old Istanbul. It is famed for its mosaics, including glittering portraits of emperors and empresses (closed on Mondays).
Next we visit the Blue Mosque, which owes its name to the exquisite tiles adorning its interior. Dating from the 17th century, it is the only imperial Mosque with six minarets. The Hippodrome, the stadium of ancient Byzantium, held 100.000 spectators and featured objects from all corners of the empire. The Grand Bazaar was the commercial heart of the old city and its 4.000 shops are full of treasures – including carpets and kilims, silks, jewelry, ceramics, icons and leather goods (Closed on Sundays).
Lunch in a local restaurant and continuation of our tour. Our afternoon will begin at Topkapi Palace which, from the 15th to 19th century, was the principle residence of the Ottoman Sultans (closed on Tuesdays).
Little Agia Sophia Mosque is known as one of the oldest standing churches in Istanbul dating back to 6th century. It is early domed-basilica architectural plan of famous Agia Sophia which was applied here first time in the history.


Ankara_Turkey_Mausoleum_of_AtaturkTUESDAY: ISTANBUL – ANKARA – CAPADOCCIA: Morning transfer to the airport for the flight to Ankara, arrival and transfer to the city to visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations and the Mauloseum of Kemal Ataturk. Lunch at noon. Continue to Capadoccia, dinner and overnight.


WEDNESDAY: CAPADOCCIA: Visit the spectacular Cappadocia region, unique for its Cappadocia_Turkey_Hot_Air_Ballonfascinating and unique landscape formed by the lava thrown out by volcanoes Erciyes and Hasan, 3 million years ago. Visit the many monasteries and chapels in Goreme, World Heritage Site by UNESCO, dug into the rocks and decorated with frescoes of the tenth century (some of them very well preserved). Pass by and admire a panoramic view of the castle of Uchisar on top of a mound of volcanic rock crossed by tunnels and windows and Avcilar Valley. Lunch and in the afternoon, visit the village of Avanos, famous for its handicrafts and valleys and G?vercinlik Valley (Pigeon Valley). Visit the underground city of Kaymakli or Serhatli, one of 36 underground cities of Cappadocia served as a refuge for Christians. Return to hotel and dinner.


Konya_Turkey_Mevlana_MuseumTHURSDAY: CAPADOCCIA – KONYA – PAMUKKALE: Early departure for Konya. On the way, visit the 13th century Seljukian Caravanserai “Sultanhan”. Then on to Konya, which is famous for the Mevlana Museum and the Theological School of Whirling Dervishes. Lunch en route & drive on to Pamukkale. Dinner and overnight


FRIDAY: PAMUKKALE – KUSADASI: Morning visit to the ancient city of Hierapolis, Pamukkale_Turkey_Hot_Springs_Lakesthe ruins of the Necropolis Graveyard, Roman Baths, Bazilica and Calcium cliffs. Drive on to Aphrodisias. After lunch, visit the Greco-Roman settlement, an ancient city is dedicated to the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite. Drive on to Kusadasi, dinner and overnight.


Ephesus-Turkey-The-House-Of-Vergin-MarySATURDAY: KUSADASI – IZMIR – ISTANBUL: Drive to Merye-mana and visit the House of Virgin Mary. Continue to Ephessus, the Roman Capital of Asia Minor. Visit the ruins of Odeon, Hercules Gate, the Temple of Handrian, the Library, the Agora and the unique Greco-Roman Theatre. After lunch, visit the Basilica of St. John and then drive to Izmir airport for the flight back to Istanbul. Arrival in Istanbul.and transfer to your selected hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.


SUNDAY: ISTANBUL – ATHENS: After breakfast transfer to the airport for the flight to Athens. Arrival in Athens, meeting and assistance and then transfer to your selected hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.


MONDAY: ATHENS – MYKONOS: Morning transfer to Piraeus port to embark your Mykonos_Myconos_Island_Greeceselected cruise ship. Our cruise ship will leave the port of Piraeus at 11:00 for a 3 full days of fun and experiences. We go along the Athens Riviera in the Saronic Golf to the south end of Attica passing close to the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion. This afternoon is a good opportunity to get around and know your ship and the services we provide.
In the afternoon we arrive in Mykonos, known around the world as the Ibiza of the Aegean, the most popular destination of the Mediterranean. An international “jet-set” known for its beautiful sandy beaches, hundreds of tiny white chapels and incredible night life. Stroll around the streets of the capital that are considered the most beautiful of the Greek islands and enjoy the great night life. It’s easy to get lost in its maze of gleaming white walls dotted with blue domes and windows and balconies full of flowers. Have a coffee or a cocktail in one of the famous bars and promise to return for longer stay and more experiences.
In the evening return to the ship for overnight travel to our next destination.


Patmos_Island_Greece_Library_St._John_MonasteryTUESDAY: KUSADASI – PATMOS: Kusadas? a resort town on Turkey’s Aegean coast. In ancient time settlers include the Aeolians in the 11th century BC and Ionians in the 9th century who made Kusadasi a centre of art and culture. In the early years of Christianity. St John the Evangelist and (according to Roman Catholic sacred tradition) Mary (mother of Jesus) both came to live in the area.
Take the opportunity to visit Ephesus, an ancient Greek city and later a major Roman city, on the coast of Ionia. The city was famed for the Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BC), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
You can also visit the House of the Virgin Mary, purported to have been the last home of Virgin Mary, based on the visions of Sister Anne Catherine Emmerich. It is a popular place of Catholic pilgrimage which has been visited by three recent popes.
Then on to the island of Patmos, a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea. Patmos is a destination for Christian pilgrimage. Participating in the optional tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the Monastery & the Grotto (the Cave of the Apocalypse) of St. John, where he lived and recorded the Book of Revelation.


WEDNESDAY: RHODES: Today we visit the magnificent island of the roses, Knights Rhodes_Greece_Palace_of_the_Grand_Master_of_the_Knightsand Butterflies. Rhodes was famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The medieval Old Town of the City of Rhodes has been declared a World Heritage Site. Today, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.
Participating in one of the optional tours, you can visit the old medieval city and the famous Acropolis of Lindos. If you want to be on your own you can swim in one of the many beaches of the island or just stroll in the old city and imagine being one of its inhabitants of the ancient times.


Santorini_Island_GreeceTHURSDAY: HERAKLION(CRETE) – SANTORINI: We will spend this morning to explore this beautiful city, the capital of Crete, the largest of the Greek islands. Archaeological treasures, magnificent ruins and museums, glorious beaches and fabulous restaurants make Crete a complete vacation spot.
You can participate in one of the optional tours and visit the ruins of Knossos, which in Minoan times was the largest centre of population on Crete and are located within close proximity or the archaeological Museum of the city, one of the greatest museums in Greece and the best in the world for Minoan art, as it contains the most notable and complete collection of artifacts of the Minoan civilization of Crete.
We will then sail to and spend the afternoon in the most breathtaking island, Santorini, believed to be the lost continent of Atlantis, one of the jewels of small volcanic archipelagos five islands. Santorini was created due to a volcanic eruption culminated in the explosion of a volcano caldera, therefore, its rugged landscapes dotted with huge cliffs.
Santorini’s capital, Fira, with white-washed houses, narrow streets and open air cafes that cling to a steep cliff, is at the top of the beautiful island where you can enjoy the beautiful views of the bay. Discover Santorini villages that retain their authenticity, with beautiful blue and white buildings and barren volcanic rocks. It is a very fascinating and picturesque island. A magical place that has nothing to do with the rest of the Greek islands, a place to spread the peaceful and hospitable nature of its people.


FRIDAY: SANTORINI – ATHENS: Early morning return to Piraeus port. After breakfast on board, disembarkation and transfer to your selected hotel in Athens. Balance of the day at leisure.


SATURDAY: ATHENS: Morning sightseeing tour of Athens including all famous Athens_Greece_The_Parthenonmonuments: House of Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Adrian’s Arch, Temple of the Olympian Zeus, the Royal Palace, the Academy, the University and the National Library. Tour will end by visiting the Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum, “State of the art” in museum construction and very rich in content. On Mondays the new Acropolis Museum is closed.
Afternoon free to visit Plaka (The old Athens city) with lots of souvenir shops, restaurants and taverns.


SUNDAY: ATHENS – AIRPORT: According to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport.

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Greek Islands Cruise and Santorini 9 days vacation

Santorini_Island_GreeceGreek Islands Cruise and Santorini.
Honeymoon, Anniversary or just Romantic Vacation?
Experience the luxury of a cruise to Mykonos, Patmos, Kusadasi, Crete and Santorini and relax in romance in Santorini. Enjoy swimming during the Greek Islands Cruise and during the half day Volcano cruise.
Enjoy your coffee or dinner watching the world famous sunset from the Fira town.

SATURDAY: ATHENS: Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of day at leisure.


SUNDAY: ATHENS: Morning sightseeing tour of Athens including all famous Athens_Greece_The_Parthenonmonuments: House of Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Adrian’s Arch, Temple of the Olympian Zeus, the Royal Palace, the Academy, the University and the National Library.
Tour will end by visiting the Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum, “State of the art” in museum construction and very rich in content.
Afternoon free to visit  Plaka (The old Athens city) with lots of souvenir shops, restaurants and taverns.


Mykonos_Myconos_Island_GreeceMONDAY: ATHENS – MYKONOS: Morning transfer to Piraeus port to embark your selected cruise ship. Our cruise ship will leave the port of Piraeus at 11:00 for a 3 full days of fun and experiences. We go along the Athens Riviera in the Saronic Golf to the south end of Attica passing close to the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion. This afternoon is a good opportunity to get around and know your ship and the services we provide.
In the afternoon we arrive in Mykonos, known around the world as the Ibiza of the Aegean, the most popular destination of the Mediterranean. An international “jet-set” known for its beautiful sandy beaches, hundreds of tiny white chapels and incredible night life. Stroll around the streets of the capital that are considered the most beautiful of the Greek islands and enjoy the great night life. It’s easy to get lost in its maze of gleaming white walls dotted with blue domes and windows and balconies full of flowers. Have a coffee or a cocktail in one of the famous bars and promise to return for longer stay and more experiences.
In the evening return to the ship for overnight travel to our next destination.


TUESDAY: KUSADASI -PATMOS: Kusadas? a resort town on Turkey’s Aegean coast. Ephesus_Turkey_Celsus_LibraryIn ancient time settlers include the Aeolians in the 11th century BC and Ionians in the 9th century who made Kusadasi a centre of art and culture. In the early years of Christianity. St John the Evangelist and (according to Roman Catholic sacred tradition) Mary (mother of Jesus) both came to live in the area.
Take the opportunity to visit Ephesus, an ancient Greek city and later a major Roman city, on the coast of Ionia. The city was famed for the Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BC), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
You can also visit the House of the Virgin Mary, purported to have been the last home of Virgin Mary, based on the visions of Sister Anne Catherine Emmerich. It is a popular place of Catholic pilgrimage which has been visited by three recent popes.
Then on to the island of Patmos, a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea. Patmos is a destination for Christian pilgrimage. Participating in the optional tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the Monastery & the Grotto (the Cave of the Apocalypse) of St. John, where he lived and recorded the Book of Revelation.


Rhodes_Greece_Palace_of_the_Grand_Master_of_the_KnightsWEDNESDAY: RHODES: Today we visit the magnificent island of the roses, Knights and Butterflies. Rhodes was famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The medieval Old Town of the City of Rhodes has been declared a World Heritage Site. Today, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.
Participating in one of the optional tours, you can visit the old medieval city and the famous Acropolis of Lindos. If you want to be on your own you can swim in one of the many beaches of the island or just stroll in the old city and imagine being one of its inhabitants of the ancient times.


THURSDAY: HERAKLION -SANTORINI: We will spend this morning to explore this Heraklion_Crete_Island_Greece_The_Cathedralbeautiful city, the capital of Crete, the largest of the Greek islands. Archaeological treasures, magnificent ruins and museums, glorious beaches and fabulous restaurants make Crete a complete vacation spot.
You can participate in one of the optional tours and visit the ruins of Knossos, which in Minoan times was the largest centre of population on Crete and are located within close proximity or the archaeological Museum of the city, one of the greatest museums in Greece and the best in the world for Minoan art, as it contains the most notable and complete collection of artifacts of the Minoan civilization of Crete. We continue and visit the magnificent island of Santorini.
Disembarkation and transfer to your selected hotel.


Santorini_Island_GreeceFRIDAY & SATURDAY: SANTORINI: Day at leisure to enjoy the beach and know better this unique island. One of the jewels of small volcanic archipelagos five islands is undoubtedly Santorini. Santorini was created due to a volcanic eruption culminated in the explosion of a volcano caldera, therefore, its rugged landscapes dotted with huge cliffs.
Santorini’s capital, Fira, with white-washed houses, narrow streets and open air cafes that cling to a steep cliff, is at the top of the beautiful island where you can enjoy the beautiful views of the bay. Discover Santorini villages that retain their authenticity, with beautiful blue and white buildings and barren volcanic rocks. It is a very fascinating and picturesque island. A magical place that has nothing to do with the rest of the Greek islands, a place to spread the peaceful and hospitable nature of its people.
Not to miss the sunset from the Caldera nor the Greek and Mediterranean food in the islands restaurants and taverns.


SATURDAY: SANTORINI – VOLCANO CRUISE: Today enjoy a half day cruise to the Santorini_Island_Greecesmall islands of Nea Kameni & Palea Kameni located inside the caldera, the Hot Springs with the green and yellow waters (with free time for swimming) and the island of Thirassia.
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Vlyhada marina.
Orientation with the boat and sailing on the south coast of the island.
We will pass near the red and white beaches and continue sailing the deep blue waters of the Aegean Sea to the Caldera. Near the Nea Kameni (volcano island) we will see the old port and then go to Palea Kameni and Thirasia. We will see the hot springs with green and yellow waters and have time for swimming here or in another place depending on the season of the year. We continue sailing below Imerovigli, Firostefani and Fira towns and will arrive in Vlyhada marina. Transfer to your hotel


SUNDAY: SANTORINI – ATHENS: At the indicated time you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Athens for the connecting departure flight.

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Istanbul Cappadocia Cairo 2 countries 2 continents

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Istanbul Cappadocia Cairo

A perfect combination of Istanbul Cappadocia Cairo. Admire the famous Istanbul monuments, the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations and the Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk in Ankara and the famous Cappadocia area and then Cairo and the Pyramids of Egypt.

DAY 1: ISTANBUL: Arrival in Istanbul, welcome & assistance at the airport and transfer to hotel. Free day.


DAY 2: ISTANBUL After breakfast full day visit to Istanbul. We begin our tour from Istanbul_Turkey_Hagia_Sophiathe Sultanahmet district, the heart of old Istanbul at Agia Sophia. Built by Emperor Justinian in the 6th century AD this church is one of the marvels of world architecture. Its massive dome dominates the skyline of old Istanbul. It is famed for its mosaics, including glittering portraits of emperors and empresses (closed on Mondays).
Next we visit the Blue Mosque, which owes its name to the exquisite tiles adorning its interior. Dating from the 17th century, it is the only imperial Mosque with six minarets. The Hippodrome, the stadium of ancient Byzantium, held 100.000 spectators and featured objects from all corners of the empire. The Grand Bazaar was the commercial heart of the old city and its 4.000 shops are full of treasures – including carpets and kilims, silks, jewelry, ceramics, icons and leather goods (Closed on Sundays).
Lunch in a local restaurant and continuation of our tour. Our afternoon will begin at Topkapi Palace which, from the 15th to 19th century, was the principle residence of the Ottoman Sultans (closed on Tuesdays).
Little Agia Sophia Mosque is known as one of the oldest standing churches in Istanbul dating back to 6th century. It is early domed-basilica architectural plan of famous Agia Sophia which was applied here first time in the history.


Ankara_Turkey_Opera_HouseDAY 3: ISTANBUL – ANKARA – CAPPADOCIA: In the morning, transfer to airport for flight to Ankara. Arrival in Ankara & then to the city to visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations and the Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk. Lunch and continue to Cappadocia. Dinner and overnight.


DAY 4: CAPPADOCIA: Visit the spectacular Cappadocia region, unique for its Cappadocia_Turkey_Hot_Air_Ballonfascinating and unique landscape formed by the lava thrown out by volcanoes Erciyes and Hasan, 3 million years ago. Visit the many monasteries and chapels in Goreme, World Heritage Site by UNESCO, dug into the rocks and decorated with frescoes of the tenth century (some of them very well preserved). Pass by and admire a panoramic view of the castle of Uchisar on top of a mound of volcanic rock crossed by tunnels and windows and Avcilar Valley. Lunch and in the afternoon, visit the village of Avanos, famous for its handicrafts and valleys and G?vercinlik Valley (Pigeon Valley). Visit the underground city of Kaymakli or Serhatli, one of 36 underground cities of Cappadocia served as a refuge for Christians. Return to hotel and dinner.


DAY 5: CAPPADOCIA KAYSERI – ISTANBUL: After breakfast departure to Kayseri airport for return flight to Istanbul. Arrival & transfer to hotel.


DAY 6: ISTANBUL – CAIRO: At the time indicated, will be transferred to airport for flight to Cairo. Arrival, welcome & assistance at the airport and transfer to hotel. Free day.


Cairo_Egypt_Cairo_MuseumDAY 7: CAIRO: Full day tour starting at the Museum of Antiquities in Cairo and the Bazaar with free time for shopping. After lunch following the tour to Giza where you will find the three Pyramids of Cheops, Khafre and Menkaure, the Sphinx and the Valley Temple.


DAY 8: CAIRO – MEMPHIS – SAKKARA: Half day visit to Memphis the first capital Cairo_Egypt_The_Great_Sphinx_of_Gizaof ancient Egypt with the famous statue of Ramses II. Rather then to Sakkara necropolis of Memphis where you will see the Step Pyramid.


Cairo_Egypt_Cairo_UniversityDAY 9: CAIRO:  Morning at leisure in Cairo for personal activities, shopping or participating in an optional tour. For the evening dinner on board a ship on the Nile (small night cruise ) with traditional entertainment and transfers.


DAY 10:  CAIRO – AIRPORT: At the indicated time  you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

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Estambul Cappadocia área y crucero Islas Griegas

Patmos_Island_Greece_The_CastleEstambul Cappadocia área crucero islas griegas y Atenas todo en 12 días .
Obtener una muestra de Estambul y Ankara y visita completa a la zona de Capadocia y luego al crucero a las islas griegas y una muestra de Atenas.

Con este tour visitará también Ankara, Capadocia, Pamukkale, Konya, Éfeso, Kusadasi, Patmos, Heraklion (isla de Creta) y Santorini

SÁBADO: ESTAMBULA su llegada, será recibido y trasladado al hotel elegido. Resto del día libre.


DOMINGO: ESTAMBUL: Después del desayuno, visita de día completo a Estambul. Istanbul_Turkey_Topkapi_PalaceComenzamos nuestro recorrido por el barrio de Sultanahmet , en el corazón de la vieja Estambul en Agia Sophia . Construido por el emperador Justiniano en el siglo sexto dC esta iglesia es una de las maravillas de la arquitectura mundial . Su enorme cúpula domina el horizonte de la vieja Estambul . Es famosa por sus mosaicos , incluyendo resplandeciente retratos de emperadores y emperatrices.
A continuación visitaremos la Mezquita Azul , que debe su nombre a los azulejos exquisitos adornan su interior. Que data del siglo 17 , es la única mezquita imperial con seis minaretes. El hipódromo, el estadio de la antigua Bizancio, celebró 100.000 espectadores y objetos destacados de todos los rincones del imperio.
El Gran Bazar es el corazón comercial de la ciudad vieja y sus 4.000 tiendas están llenas de tesoros – incluyendo alfombras y kilims , sedas , joyas , cerámicas , iconos y artículos de cuero (cerrado los domingos) .
Almuerzo en un restaurante local y continuación de nuestro recorrido . Nuestra tarde comenzará a las Topkapi Palace, que , desde el 15 al siglo 19, fue el principio de residencia de los sultanes otomanos.
Poco Mezquita Agia Sophia es conocida como una de las iglesias más antiguas de pie en Estambul que datan del siglo sexto . Es el plan de arquitectura abovedada – basílica temprano de la famosa basílica de Santa Sofía , que se aplicó aquí primera vez en la historia.


Ankara_Turkey_Opera_HouseLUNES: ESTAMBUL – ANKARA: Salida temprano en autobús hacia Ankara. Pasaremos por una zona muy fértil e históricamente muy rica, la antigua Bitinia y su capital Nicomedia. Parada breve en la ciudad romana de Prussias Ad Hippium, que fue capital de verano del Reinado de Bitinia. Almuerzo. Llegada a Ankara. Alojamiento y cena.


MARTES: ANKARA – CAPPADOCIATras el desayuno visita en la capital de Turquía Cappadocia_Turkey_Hot_Air_Ballondel Mausoleo de Ataturk (Fundador de Turquía moderna) y del Museo de Civilizaciones de Anatolia, que cuenta con una rica colección de hallazgos de Asia Menor, principalmente hititas. Continuación del viaje hacia Capadocia pasando por el Lago Salado. Almuerzo. Llegada a Capadocia. Alojamiento en el hotel previsto y cena.


Cappadocia_Turkey_High_ChimneysMIÉRCOLES: CAPPADOCIA: Desayuno y visita de la espectacular región de Capadocia, única por su fascinante y original paisaje, formado por la lava arrojada por los volcanes Erciyes y Hasan, hace 3 millones de años. Visita de los numerosos monasterios y capillas de Goreme, excavados en las rocas y decorados con frescos del siglo X (algunos de ellos muy bien conservados). Pasaremos por la fortaleza de Ughisar y el valle de Avcilar. Almuerzo y por la tarde, visita del pueblo de Avanos, famoso por su artesanía y los valles de Pasabagi y de Güvercinlik. Visita de la ciudad subterránea de Kaymakli o Serhatli, una de las 36 ciudades subterráneas de Capadocia que sirvió de refugio para los Cristianos. Regreso al hotel y cena.


JUEVES: CAPPADOCIA – KONYA- PAMUKKALE: Salida temprano hacia Konya, Pamukkale_Turkey_Travertine_hot_springscapital de los sultanes selyucidas en el siglo XI. Visita del Caravansarai de Sultanhan, donde paraban antiguamente las caravanas de camellos en la ruta de la seda. Visita del Mausoleo de Mevlana, poeta y filósofo que fundó la secta mística y religiosa de los Derviches Danzantes. Almuerzo en la ciudad y continuación del viaje hacia Pamukkale. Alojamiento y cena.


Ephesus-Turkey-Celcius-LibraryVIERNES: PAMUKKALE – ÉFESO – KUSADASI: Por la mañana, podremos disfrutar de Pamukkale, lugar espectacular único en el mundo, por sus deslumbrantes cascadas blancas y piscinas naturales. De camino hacia Kusadasi, conoceremos la antigua Hierapolis, la Necrópolis que contiene más de 150.000 tumbas. Almuerzo. Continuación hacia Éfeso. Ciudad grecorromana, antigua capital de Asia Menor y una de las mejores conservadas de la antigüedad donde se encuentran el Templo de Adriano, Templo de Trajano, el teatro y la Biblioteca de Celso. Visita de la Casa de la Virgen, lugar donde pasó los últimos años de su vida. Alojamiento y cena.


SÁBADO: KUSADASI – PATMOS: Por la mañana, traslado al puerto de Kusadasi para Ephesus-Turkey-The-House-Of-Vergin-Maryembarcar al crucero de 3 días por las islas griegas. Por la tarde, llegada a la isla de Patmos una pequeña isla griega en el Mar Egeo. Patmos es un destino para el peregrinaje cristiano. La participación en la excursión opcional, usted tendrá la oportunidad de visitar el Monasterio y la Gruta (la Cueva del Apocalipsis) de San Juan, donde vivió y escribió el libro de Apocalipsis.


Santorini_Island_GreeceDOMINGO: HERAKLION (CRETA) – SANTORINI: Vamos a pasar esta mañana para explorar esta hermosa ciudad , la capital de Creta , la más grande de las islas griegas. Tesoros arqueológicos , ruinas y museos magníficos , playas esplendidas y restaurantes fabulosos hacen Creta un lugar completo para vacaciones.
Usted puede participar en una de las excursiones opcionales y visitar las ruinas de Knossos , que en la época minoica fue el mayor centro de población en Creta y se encuentran en las cercanías o el Museo Arqueológico de la ciudad, uno de los más grandes museos de Grecia y el mejor en el mundo para el arte minoico , ya que contiene la colección más notable y completa de los artefactos de la civilización minoica de Creta.
Luego navegaremos hacia y pasar la tarde en la isla más impresionante , Santorini , creída para ser el continente perdido de la Atlántida, una de las joyas de los pequeños archipiélagos volcánicos cinco islas . Santorini fue creado debido a una erupción volcánica culminó en la explosión de una caldera del volcán , por lo tanto , sus paisajes agrestes salpicados de enormes acantilados.
La capital de Santorini , Fira, con casas blancas , calles estrechas y cafés al aire libre que se aferran a un acantilado, se encuentra en la parte superior de la hermosa isla donde se puede disfrutar de las hermosas vistas de la bahía . Descubra los pueblos de Santorini que conservan su autenticidad , con hermosos edificios azules y blancas y rocas volcánicas áridas . Es un muy fascinante y pintoresca isla . Un lugar mágico que no tiene nada que ver con el resto de las islas griegas, un lugar para difundir el carácter pacífico y hospitalario de su gente.


LUNES: PIREO – ATENAS: Llegada temprano por la mañana al puerto de Pireo. Karyatides_Acropolis_Athens_GreeceDespués del desayuno, desembarque y traslado al centro de Atenas. Por la mañana, visita panorámica del centro Neo-clásico Ateniense: Parlamento, Universidad, Biblioteca y Academia Nacional, Palacio Ilion, Templo de Zeus, Puerta de Adriano, Estadio Panatenáico y otros muchos míticos monumentos. Finalizada la panorámica, visita a la espectacular Acrópolis. Tarde libre en la ciudad.


Academy_of_Athens_GreeceMARTES: ATENAS: Día libre en Atenas para dar un paseo por la ciudad y conocer mejor los lugares y las personas. Buena oportunidad de visitar uno de los famosos museos como el Museo Arqueológico Nacional o el Museo Benaki. Utilice metro no sólo para su transporte, pero también visitar las diferentes estaciones para admirar piezas de arte antiguo y moderno. No se pierda la visita al barrio de Plaka (la antigua ciudad de Atenas) con un montón de tiendas de souvenirs, restaurantes y tabernas La excursión de día completo a Argólida considerase una excelente opción para aprovechar de este día libre.


MIÉRCOLES: ATENAS – AEROPUERTO: A la hora indicada dependiendo de su vuelo de regreso, traslado al aeropuerto.

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Istanbul Athens Vacation Package 9 days

Istanbul_Turkey_Bosporus_Houses_03Istanbul Athens Vacation Package, balanced combination of Turkey and Greece.
Visit Istanbul and all of its famous monuments in one full and two half day sightseeing in the greater area. Get to know Athens, get a taste of the Greek Islands with visit to the nearby Islands of Aegina, Poros and Hydra.
Visit the Archaeological Site and the Museum of Ancient Delphi in a full day tour.

DAY 1: ISTANBUL: Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of day at leisure.


DAY 2ISTANBUL: After breakfast full day visit to Istanbul. We begin our tour from the Istanbul_Turkey_Topkapi_PalaceSultanahmet district, the heart of old Istanbul at Agia Sophia. Built by Emperor Justinian in the 6th century AD this church is one of the marvels of world architecture. Its massive dome dominates the skyline of old Istanbul. It is famed for its mosaics, including glittering portraits of emperors and empresses.
Next we visit the Blue Mosque, which owes its name to the exquisite tiles adorning its interior. Dating from the 17th century, it is the only imperial Mosque with six minarets. The Hippodrome, the stadium of ancient Byzantium, held 100.000 spectators and featured objects from all corners of the empire.
The Grand Bazaar was the commercial heart of the old city and its 4.000 shops are full of treasures – including carpets and kilims, silks, jewelry, ceramics, icons and leather goods. Lunch in a local restaurant and continuation of our tour. Our afternoon will begin at Topkapi Palace which, from the 15th to 19th century, was the principle residence of the Ottoman Sultans.
Little Agia Sophia Mosque is known as one of the oldest standing churches in Istanbul dating back to 6th century. It is early domed-basilica architectural plan of famous Agia Sophia which was applied here first time in the history.


Istanbul_Athens_Vacation_Turkey_Bosporus_HousesDAY 3: ISTANBUL – BOSPORUS:  Half day cruise through Bosporus, the majestic strait that runs through Istanbul, linking Europe and Asia. From our cruise boat, we view the dramatic sights lining the Bosphorus’ wooded shores: mosques, a bridge that for a time was the world’s longest and Rumeli Hisari, a massive fortress built by Mehmet the Conqueror in just three months as he prepared to take Istanbul. Also noteworthy on this tour are the 19th century mansions of the Ottoman elite and the Sultans’ fanciful gingerbread palaces and hunting lodges Disembarkation at the European part of Turkey and transfer to your hotel.


DAY 4ISTANBUL – TWO CONTINENTS:  Early departure for the intercontinental Istanbul_Turkey_Sultan_Mehmet_Bridgebridge of Bosporus, to continue to the Camlica hill at the Asiatic part of Turkey which affords panoramic views of Istanbul, Marmara Sea, Princes’ Islands and magnificent Istanbul. Then visit the Beylerbeyi Palace on the shore of the Bosphorus, one of the most elegant of the late Ottoman palaces and boasts six sumptuously furnished reception halls. and a typical fish village along the coast of Bosporus with time at leisure for shopping.


DAY 5: ISTANBUL – ATHENS: According to departure flight we will transfer you to Istanbul airport for the flight to Athens. Arrival in Athens and transfer to your selected hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.


Acropolis Museum Athens GreeceDAY 6: ATHENS:  Morning sightseeing tour of Athens including all famous monuments: House of Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Adrian’s Arch, Temple of the Olympian Zeus, the Royal Palace, the Academy, the University and the National Library. Tour will end by visiting the Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum, “State of the art” in museum construction and very rich in content. On Mondays the new Acropolis Museum is closed.
Afternoon free to visit Plaka (The old Athens city) with lots of souvenir shops, restaurants and taverns.


DAY 7: ATHENS – AEGINA –  POROS – HYDRA:  This small cruise will take you to Hydra Island GreeceHydra, Poros and Aegina and bring you back in the evening full of fun and with the taste of the Greek islands.
Morning transfer to the pier of Piraeus, to embark your cruise ship for your full day cruise to the islands of Aegina, Poros and Hydra. Good opportunity to know a little bit of Greek Islands and visit a small part of Ancient Greece in the optional tour to the temple of Aphea Athina in Aegina.
On the return trip you enjoy a program with Greek music and songs and join the dancers on Greek folklore dancing. Included is the transfers to and from the port, port taxes and lunch on board.


Delphi_Greece_The_Museum_The_CharioteerDAY 8: ATHENS – DELPHI: Full day excursion to the Archaeological site of Delphi, once known as the centre of Earth. This tour will show you the ruins of ancient Delphi and also a big part of mainland Greece full of green places and beautiful villages. Ancient Greece was full of religious places like Delphi, also connected with athletics and medical services.
Delphi was the centre of Ancient World – the “Omphalos” (Navel of Earth) – whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic World.
On the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios.
Visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and the Museum containing such masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer and the famous athlete Aghias.
You will have your lunch in a local restaurant and will return to Athens in the evening


DAY 9: ATHENS – AIRPORT: According to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport.

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Turquía Grecia vacaciones de Lugares Históricos 12 días

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12 días Turquía Grecia vacaciones de Lugares Históricos

Un recorrido lleno de historia en Estambul, la costa del mar Egeo de Turquía, Atenas, Delfos y los monasterios de Meteora.

MIÉRCOLES: ESTAMBUL: Llegada a Estambul, recepción & asistencia en el aeropuerto y traslado al hotel elegido. Resto del día libre.


JUEVES: ESTAMBUL: Después del desayuno, visita de día completo a Estambul.  Istanbul_Turkey_Topkapi_PalaceComenzamos nuestro recorrido por el barrio de Sultanahmet , en el corazón de la vieja Estambul en Agia Sophia . Construido por el emperador Justiniano en el siglo sexto dC esta iglesia es una de las maravillas de la arquitectura mundial . Su enorme cúpula domina el horizonte de la vieja Estambul . Es famosa por sus mosaicos , incluyendo resplandeciente retratos de emperadores y emperatrices.
A continuación visitaremos la Mezquita Azul , que debe su nombre a los azulejos exquisitos adornan su interior. Que data del siglo 17 , es la única mezquita imperial con seis minaretes. El hipódromo, el estadio de la antigua Bizancio, celebró 100.000 espectadores y objetos destacados de todos los rincones del imperio.
El Gran Bazar es el corazón comercial de la ciudad vieja y sus 4.000 tiendas están llenas de tesoros – incluyendo alfombras y kilims , sedas , joyas , cerámicas , iconos y artículos de cuero.
Almuerzo en un restaurante local y continuación de nuestro recorrido . Nuestra tarde comenzará a las Topkapi Palace, que , desde el 15 al siglo 19, fue el principio de residencia de los sultanes otomanos.
Poco Mezquita Agia Sophia es conocida como una de las iglesias más antiguas de pie en Estambul que datan del siglo sexto . Es el plan de arquitectura abovedada – basílica temprano de la famosa basílica de Santa Sofía , que se aplicó aquí primera vez en la historia.


Izmir_Turkey_Port_ViewVIERNES: ESTAMBUL – ESMIRNA: Por la mañana traslado al aeropuerto de Estambul para embarque en el vuelo con destino a Esmirna. Llegada y traslado a Éfeso. Almuerzo en la ruta. Llegada a Éfeso, visita de la ciudad greco-romana, antigua capital de la Asia Menor y una de las mas conservadas de la antigüedad. Visita de la Casa de la Virgen Maria, lugar sonde paso sus últimos anos de vida. Cena y alojamiento.


SÁBADO: KUSADASI – PERGAMO – TROYA – CANAKKALE: Después del Troy_Turkey_Amphitheatredesayuno, salida hacia Pérgamo, ciudad rival de Alejandría un de los mas importantes centros culturales, comerciales y médicos del pasado. Visita a esta ciudad Romana, veremos su Teatro, el Templo de Trajano, y el Altar de Zeus, etc. Almuerzo y visita a Troja, la famosa y antigua ciudad de 9 niveles. La fama de la ciudad viene de la R20;IlíadaR21; de Homero y la Guerra de Troja. Cena y alojamiento.


Bursa_Turkey_Silk_BazaarDOMINGO: CANAKKALE – BURSA – ESTAMBUL: Medio día de crucero a través del Bósforo, el estrecho majestuosa que pasa por Estambul, que une Europa y Asia. Desde nuestro barco de crucero, vemos las vistas espectaculares que bordean las orillas arboladas del Bósforo ‘: mezquitas, un puente que durante un tiempo fue el más largo del mundo y Rumeli Hisari, una enorme fortaleza construida por Mehmet el Conquistador en sólo tres meses, mientras se preparaba para tomar Estambul. También cabe destacar en esta gira son las mansiones del siglo 19 de la élite otomana y palacios de jengibre caprichosos de los sultanes y los pabellones de caza desembarque en la parte europea de Turquía y traslado a su hotel.


LUNES: ESTAMBUL – BÓSFORO: Medio día de crucero a través del Bósforo, el Istanbul_Turkey_Bosporus_Housesestrecho majestuosa que pasa por Estambul, que une Europa y Asia. Desde nuestro barco de crucero, vemos las vistas espectaculares que bordean las orillas arboladas del Bósforo ‘: mezquitas, un puente que durante un tiempo fue el más largo del mundo y Rumeli Hisari, una enorme fortaleza construida por Mehmet el Conquistador en sólo tres meses, mientras se preparaba para tomar Estambul. También cabe destacar en esta gira son las mansiones del siglo 19 de la élite otomana y palacios de jengibre caprichosos de los sultanes y los pabellones de caza desembarque en la parte europea de Turquía y traslado a su hotel.


MARTES: ESTAMBUL – ATENAS: A la hora indicada, traslado al aeropuerto de Estambul para embarque en el vuelo con destino a Atenas. Llegada y traslado al hotel seleccionado. Resto del día libre.


Academy_of_Athens_GreeceMIÉRCOLES: ATENAS: Por la mañana, visita panorámica del centro Neoclásico Ateniense: Parlamento, Universidad, Biblioteca y Academia Nacional, Palacio Ilion, Templo de Zeus, Puerta de Adriano, Estadio Panatenáico y otros muchos míticos monumentos. Finalizada la panorámica, visita a la espectacular Acrópolis. Tarde libre en la ciudad.


JUEVES: ATENAS – HIDRA – POROS – EGINA: Este pequeño crucero le llevará a Hydra_Island_Greece_BoyHydra, Poros y Egina y traer de vuelta por la tarde llena de diversión y con el sabor de las islas griegas.
Por la mañana traslado al muelle de El Pireo, para embarcar en el crucero para su crucero de día completo a las islas de Aegina, Poros e Hydra. Buena oportunidad para conocer un poco de las islas griegas y visitar una pequeña parte de la antigua Grecia en la excursión opcional al templo de Aphea Athina en Aegina. En el viaje de regreso que disfrute de un programa con música griega y canciones y unirse a los bailarines bailando folclore griego. Se incluye el transporte desde y hacia los puertos, las tasas portuarias y almuerzo a bordo.


Delphi_Greece_Archaeological_SiteVIERNES: ATENAS – DELFOS – METEORA: Inicio de la excursión de dos días siguiendo en dirección a Delfos, ciudad conocida como el centro del mundo, para visitar el museo local donde podremos apreciar la estatua mas famosa “La Auriga de Bronce”. Visita al recinto arqueológico de Delfos y por la tarde, salida hacia Kalambaka. Cena y alojamiento.


SÁBADO: METEORA – ATENAS: Meteora es uno de los complejos más grandes e Meteora_Greece_The_Holy_Monastery_of_Great_Meteoronimportantes de los monasterios ortodoxos en Grecia, sólo superada por el monte Athos. Entre paisajes sorprendentes, encaramado en lo alto de las rocas enormes que parecen estar suspendidos en el aire, de pie monasterios sin edad, donde se puede ver exquisitas muestras de arte bizantino. Los seis monasterios se construyen sobre pilares de roca arenisca natural, en el borde noroeste de la llanura de Tesalia, cerca del río y las montañas de Pindo Pineios, en el centro de Grecia. El Meteora está incluido en la Lista del Patrimonio Mundial de la UNESCO. Regreso a Atenas a través de Trikala, Lamia, las Termópilas (visita el monumento del Leonida). Llegada a Atenas a principios de la noche.


DOMINGO: ATENAS – AEROPUERTO: A la hora indicada dependiendo de su vuelo de regreso, traslado al aeropuerto.

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