Tour Code : EN-048

Greece & Turkey Classic Tour - 12 Days/11 Nights

Arrive at Athens Airport, transfer to the hotel, and accommodation at your reserved hotel. You can explore Athens in your free time; may shop in the famous Plaka area and have a drink at the cafes nearby. Dinner and overnight in Athens. ( Dinner )

Today, we’ll start our local Athens tour after breakfast. If we are lucky, we can see the uniformed soldiers during the changing of the guard. We will proceed with a visit to the Church of Panagia Kapnikarea, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Old Royal Palace, and Hadrian's Arch in Adrianou Street and have lunch in an authentic Greek restaurant. Later, we will visit the Acropolis of Athens located on a hill, overlooking the whole city of Athens with the first known defense walls built in the 13th century BC by the Ancient Mycenaeans.
End of the tour accommodation and dinner in Athens. ( Breakfast – dinner )

After breakfast, we will drive to Delphi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, 185 km from Athens. Located in a magnificent area with beautiful topography, Delphi has been the sacred place and religious worship center of the Hellenic World dedicated to Apollo for centuries. In the ancient city of Delphi, we’ll see the Temple of Apollo, known as the God of the sun, music, poetry, and healing, the Athenian Treasury, the Siphnian Treasury, the Kings of Argos, Omphalos (the stone placed in the center of the earth), the Altar of the Chiots, Delphi Ancient Theater, Delphi Stadium and thousands of years old masterpieces in the Delphi Museum. 
Dinner and overnight in Delphi. ( Breakfast – dinner )

We’ll depart for Kalambaka right after breakfast, and drive for about four hours. After a lunch break in a local restaurant, we’ll continue with today’s excursion in Meteora which is known as one of the sacred sites of Christianity. Meteora is made up of several monasteries built on the top of a hill around the 11th century. The reason why they picked such an isolated location, as you might have guessed, was safety concerns. They didn’t have stairway access up, but a lift system made of woods and thick tethers to carry people and goods up and down. We will finish this wonderful excursion with a visit to Holy Telis (Agia Triada) and Agios Nikolaos Anapafsas monasteries. We’ll also see any other available monasteries at the time of our visit in this breathtaking atmosphere. After our visits, we’ll head for our hotel in Kalambaka. 
Dinner and overnight in Kalambaka. ( Breakfast – Dinner )

After breakfast, we’ll travel to Thessaloniki which is 250 km from Kalambaka. On the way, the first site we will visit is Vergina; the legendary and holy graveyard of the Macedonian Kings. The tomb of King Philip II, and the father of Alexander the Great, who had a great contribution to the development of Hellenism on the Greek lands, is located here. From here, we’ll continue on our way to Thessaloniki and have a lunch break at a Greek restaurant. After lunch, we will begin our exploration of Thessaloniki with its beautiful monuments and remains as the White Tower of Thessaloniki, Aristotelous Square, St. Sophia Church, Galerius Triumphal Arch, and Byzantium Castle. During St. Paul's second and third missionary journey, he did missionary work in Thessaloniki and wrote letters to the Thessalonians.
End of the tour, dinner, and overnight in Thessaloniki.  ( Breakfast – dinner )

After breakfast, we’ll have to transfer to Thessaloniki Airport for your flight to Istanbul and then to your connecting flight to Kayseri or Nevşehir Airport. As soon as the passport controls are over, we’ll head to a local restaurant for lunch, and transfer to our hotel in Cappadocia. After check-in, you’ll be free the rest of the day in this magical land that looks like a fairy tale.
Accommodation and dinner at Cave Hotel in Cappadocia.  ( Breakfast – Dinner )

Optional Events  in Cappadocia   
Hot Air Balloon Tour: Per Person 150 - 350 USD
* Prices are not fixed, they may vary according to the season. (4:30 am to 9:30 am )
Turkish Night Per Person 65 USD s  
* Upon your request, we can make reservations in the evening for an amazing Turkish Night in a great music hall in a cave with traditional dance shows.
Whirling Dervishes Show :Per Person  30 USD

After breakfast, we will visit Kaymaklı Underground City, an amazing underground complex featuring fascinating tunnels, dwellings, and storage rooms, built and carved by Christians in the underground to be used for protection against attacks, particularly by Roman Soldiers in the early day of Christianity. Next, we will visit the Göreme Open Air Museum, which is home to dozens of monasteries carved into the rocks, such as the Dark Church, Apple Church, Serpentine Church, and Saint Barbara Church. We’ll have a lunch break at a local restaurant and continue with Paşabağı Valley. Some of the mushroom-shaped rock formations here are several meters high. Fairy chimneys shaped by erosion for many years were used as houses by various religious groups, therefore it is also known as the Monks Valley. We’ll finish our tour with a scenic trip to our hotel.
Dinner and accommodation at our hotel in Cappadocia.  ( Breakfast – Lunch - Dinner )

Today starts with a fine breakfast and a short trip to Devrent Valley of beautiful rock formations that resemble various animals. Afterward, we will visit Mustafapaşa Village formerly known as Sinasos, where Orthodox Greeks and Turks used to live together. Here we will see madrasahs, churches, Greek mansions, and many other buildings dating back centuries. Later we will see the Keşlik Monastery and take a lunch break at a local restaurant. Afterward, we will watch a fascinating Whirling Dervish Performance which will take you to a different world for a few hours in its mystical atmosphere. At the end of the show, we will visit a pottery shop to see how they design potteries made of earth, the aesthetical concerns behind them, and how they turn into beautiful ceramics. Those who are curious about traditional Turkish Arts and the influences on Silk Road commerce may visit Carpet Center to see handknitted rugs.
Dinner and accommodation at our hotel in Cappadocia. ( Breakfast –  Dinner )

This morning, we’ll have the last chance to enjoy the views of beautiful Cappadocia from our hotel since we must leave for the Istanbul flight after breakfast. We’ll transfer to Kayseri or Nevşehir airport for our flight and upon arrival, we’ll have our transfer to our hotel in Istanbul. After check-in, we will be ready to go to the Spice Bazaar, also known as the Egyptian Bazaar, to examine the varieties of spices, deserts, dried nuts, and fruits in an authentic Ottoman atmosphere. Afterward, we will have a lunch break in a local restaurant and head for the seaside to join a Bosphorus Cruise along the Bosporus Strait which separates Europe and Asia and connects the Black Sea with the inland Marmara Sea. Some of the important landmarks you’ll see on this trip are the Dolmabahçe Palace, Çırağan Palace, Ortaköy Mosque, Kuleli Military School, Beylerbeyi Palace, Rumeli Fortress, beautiful historic wooden mansions as well as the Maiden Tower on the Üsküdar shore. At the end of the cruise, we stroll around Balat, one of the oldest and most colorful neighborhoods of Istanbul. Dinner and accommodation in Istanbul.   ( Breakfast – Dinner )

After breakfast, at 09:00 we’ll start our tour of Istanbul, the only city that spans two continents, which makes it impossible to discover in a few days, but we will do our best to show you the best of the city within the limited time we have. First, we will visit the biggest basilica of Christianity, Hagia Sofia (Saint Sophia) which was built by the emperor Justinian I in the 6th century AD as a church and was later converted into a mosque. Next, we will visit the Topkapı Palace which was home to Ottoman emperors for more than 420 years. After our visit, we’ll have lunch is in a local restaurant and continue our tour with the Hippodrome Square which was used as a meeting place and for chariot races during the Byzantine and Roman periods. Here, we will see the Serpent Column brought from Delphi, the Egyptian Obelisk, and the German Fountain of Wilhelm ll. Next is the Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque) which is one of the masterpieces Architect by Sedefkar Mehmet Ağa , known for its blue tiles and six minarets.

Finally, we will visit Grand Bazaar ( Kapalıçarşı) which is one of the biggest and oldest markets in the world, home to more than 4000 shops full of hidden treasures and authentic items such as hand made goods, jewelry, hand-knitted carpets, garments, leathers, and furs.
Bosphorus Dinner Cruise:  In the evening, you are invited to a special Turkish Night with limitless domestic alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks with the option to watch the Turkish Belly Dance show, Ceremony of Henna, Traditional Turkish Folk Dances, and Turkish Gypsies Dances. Accommodation in Istanbul.  ( Breakfast – Lunch - Dinner )

After breakfast, we will head for the pier from where we’ll go to the Princes’ Islands, a chain of islands famous for their natural beauties, beaches, historical mansions, and traditional wooden houses that have been very popular since the Eastern Roman Empire. During this fantastic cruise, we’ll see the Topkapı Palace, Maiden Tower, Haydarpaşa Railroad Station, and lots of other historical structures. The residents of the islands are as diverse as Istanbul itself; minorities, famous people, royalties, etc. In Büyükada, we’ll see the Hagia Yorgi Church and the Prinkipo Greek Orphanage which is considered the largest wooden building in Europe and second-largest in the world.; in Heybeliada we’ll see the Theological School of Halki. afterward, we will have lunch with fish caught by local fishermen in an authentic restaurant. Our tour will end with our transport back to the hotel.
Accommodation in Istanbul.  ( Breakfast – Lunch  )

Free time until your airport transfer. Our tour concludes with your transfer to Istanbul Airport. Hope to see you on another tour. ( Breakfast )

Note: * Transfer from the hotel to Istanbul Airport will be made 3 hours before your flight time.

Customized Tours
We can create a tour program on your request and offer an itinerary that suits your personal, educational, cultural, and budgetary requirements. Please contact us with your requests.

Price includes

 Transfer / Athens Airport - Athens Hotel / 1 way

 Transfer / Thessaloniki Hotel - Thessaloniki Airport / 1 way

Transfer / Kayseri Airport – Cappadocia Hotel – Kayseri Airport / 2 ways

 Transfer  / Istanbul Airport –  Istanbul Hotel – Istanbul Airport / 2 ways

 11-night hotel accommodation with daily breakfast (5 nights in Greece & 6 nights in Turkey) 

 11 Dinners (5 dinners in Greece + 4 dinners in Turkey)

 4 lunches in Turkey

 All tours as per the itinerary

 Bosphorus Cruise Dinner in Istanbul

 Whirling Dervishes Show in Cappadocia  

 Professional, licensed English speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour 

 Private air-conditioned and non-smoking vehicles with experienced driver

 All parking, highway, bridge fees

 Museum and other entrance fees as per the itinerary.

 VAT & City Tax

Price Excludes

Personal expenses

Visa and other payments required in Greek customs

Beverages during lunch and dinners

Travel Insurance (compulsory)

Meals other than specified

Hotel minibar and other expenses

Optional additional tours

Guidance and driver grants (per person per day 8 USD)

(Cash payment done to the officer on arrival day) 

Cancellation Policy
- For cancellations made 30 days before the tour, 100% refund. ( Except for the % 15 Service Charge, Flight ticket, mandatory expenses, and Bank Commission,)
- For cancellations made 29 - 15 days before the tour, 50% refund. (Except for the Bank Commission, and mandatory expenses )
- For cancellations made 14 – 11 days before the tour, 30% refund.
- No refunds will be made on reservations made 10 days before the tour. %100 Penalty is applied.

- Travel health insurance is mandatory.
- Sample hotels are confirmed on the date of booking in case of availability. Otherwise,
  similar hotels are booked.  
- In the event of bad weather, time scarcity, traffic jams, and similar situations, the Guide may make changes to the tour program. 
- The locations given in the itinerary can be changed with other places if they are closed.  
- During the tours, you will be walking approximately 2 km every day on uneven and
   cobblestone surfaces, inclines, and steps. 
- You must wear comfortable clothing, flat walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. in summer months and raincoats, warm clothes, winter walking shoes, umbrella, etc. in winter.  
- The order of the sites visited may change to avoid crowds.  
- You will need your passport at check-in for all domestic flights.
- Domestic flights are economy class. Luggage limit 15 Kg.

Gold Package Hotels
GREECE Hotels 
Athens  (2)                         -  Hotel Boss Boutique  5*  
Delphi (1)                           -  Fedriades Delphi Hotel 3*
Kalambaka (1)                   -  Hotel Diavani Mateora 5*
Thesseloniki (1)                 -  Holiday Innl 5*

TURKEY Hotels 
Cappadocia (3)                 - Suhan Hotel 5*
Istanbul  (3)                       - Crown Plaza Harbiye 5*

Standard Package Hotels
GREECE  Hotels 
Athens  (2)                       -  Breeze Boutique Hotel 4*  
Delphi (1)                         - Fedriades Delphi Hotel 3*
Kalambaka (1)                - Hotel Diavani Mateora 5*
Thesseloniki (1)              -  Capsis Hotel 4*

TURKEY Hotels 
Cappadocia (3)                - Tassaray Hotel 4*
Istanbul  (3)                      - Grand Yavuz Hotel 4*

Note: Sample hotels are confirmed on the booking date in case of availability. Otherwise, reservations are made in similar hotels.

Acropolis of Athens
White Tower
The tomb of King Philip II
Göreme Open Air Museum
Pasabaği Valley
Devrent Valley
Pigeon Valley
Uchisar Castle
Mustafa Pasha Village
Kaymakli Underground City
Whirling Dervish Show
Hagia Sophia
Blue Mosque
Topkapi Palace
Grand Bazaar 
Hagia Irene Church is located in the garden of Topkapi Palace and It is the first church built in Istanbul
Egypt Bazaar
Bosphorus Cruise
Bosphorus Dinner Cruise
Maiden Tower
Galata Tower
Princes’ Islands
Hagia Yorgi Church

No route defined for this tour

Regular Group Tours are English-guided package tours with mixed nationalities of a minimum of 20 people and a maximum of 40 people on the specified dates. Regular Group tour prices are fixed.
There is a child age restriction based on the character of the tour and generally, children under 8 years of age cannot participate.
Private Tours, on the other hand, is between 1 person and 40 people. It usually consists of small and private groups such as Families, groups of friends, or professional groups. No other travelers are allowed in Private groups. In private tours, the guide is given according to the group's request (available in Turkey) 
Guaranty Departure Tours have a definite departure regardless of the number of people on certain dates. 
The minimum and the maximum number of people and child age requirements are specified in the tour information.

The number of tour places varies according to the theme of the tour. Group tours are a minimum of 20 people - a maximum of 40 people. There is no limit on the number of private tours, usually between 1 and 18 people.

You can bring clothes and auxiliary items according to Turkey Tour regions and Tour season. During the winter seasons, you should bring thick and cold protective clothing and rain protective clothing.
Items such as clothes and umbrellas are required against rains that may occur in Spring and Autumn. In summer, have sunglasses, sunhat, comfortable walking shoes, swimming clothes, and equipment in lake and seashore tour programs.
It is appropriate for men and women to wear closed clothes in religious areas such as Churches, mosques, and synagogues. In Turkey, which is a Muslim country, mosques are not visited during prayer times.  Mosques are visited after worship.

After you write your contact information such as the name of the tour you prefer, the tour code number, the date of the tour, the number of people to attend, on the tour request form, you can send us your request by reading and approving the rules written in the (Terms and conditions) section.
Your registration is done and your official confirmation is sent to you. Then you make some payment.

Tour payments are made by money transfer systems such as bank transfer or Western Union.

Visitors can withdraw money in Turkish Lira, Euro, and US Dollars with their bank cards from ATMs in Turkey. Most ATMs offer English or other language options for foreigners' convenience.

Visitors can use their credit and debit cards for all kinds of shopping. During the tour, you can travel to smaller towns or villages far from the city center, where your credit card may not be valid, so it is recommended to always have cash, foreign currency, and Turkish Lira with you.

Two-pin sockets used in Europe are also widely used in Turkey.
If you are using a three-pin socket, it is recommended to bring a converter adapter.

If you want to use your own country's GSM operator in Turkey, you should ask your GSM operator to activate the international roaming function of your mobile phone before coming to Turkey. Or you can get a new SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card from one of the local GSM operators such as Türk Telekom, Vodafone, to use while you are in Turkey.

Foreigners in Turkey can drive in Turkey, provided that they always have their passports, international driving licenses, and their car licenses with them. It is legally forbidden to drink and drive and there are penalties. In Turkey, the vehicle is driven on the right side of the road.

Banks working hours 09:00 – 17:00 money transfer ends at 16:00.
Shopping Centers: 10:00 – 22:00
Pharmacies: 08:00 – 18:00 In each region, one on-duty pharmacy remains open between 18:00 and 08:00 at night.
There is a pharmacy on duty that remains open in every region on Sundays and public holidays. It is a legal obligation to keep the pharmacies on duty open.

For the treatments, you want to have in Turkey, travel agencies that have work and agreements with Hospitals and Doctors, who are experts in their fields, provide communication with the patient by transmitting the patient information to the relevant hospitals and Doctors. Travel Agencies, during the treatment period, provide services such as flight tickets, hotel or house reservations for accommodation, transfer services, and tour organizations for the patient and their relatives.
Hair transplant, Dental treatment, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery tour packages are among the most preferred health tourism packages in Turkey.

Compared to other European and Asian countries, Turkey has a large number of JCI (Joint Commission International) accredited hospitals and medical institutions. It has world-renowned Doctors who are experienced in their special branches and private or corporate hospitals equipped with modern medical devices. You don't have to wait in line for the highest quality medical treatment people deserve. Moreover, prices are much cheaper than world standards. You can find the best quality medical treatment at the lowest price in Turkey. You can find the best quality medical treatment at the lowest price in Turkey Hospitals. Such as Dental treatments, Hair Transplantation, Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery, Oncology, Urology, IVF – In Vitro fertilization, Cardiology treatments.

For foreigners who come to Turkey, there is no other vaccination obligation other than the Covid 19 Vaccine. It is obligatory for foreigners who come to Turkey during the Covid-19 Pandemic to be vaccinated or have a PCR test 72 hours before. In addition, there is an obligation to document this information.
As in all countries of the world, Cpvid-19 travel rules change from time to time according to countries. For this reason, you should learn the current travel data from the Turkish Consulate in your own country before traveling.

  • Tour Code : EN-048
  • Duration : 12 Days
  • Start : Athens, Greece
  • End : İstanbul, Turkey
  • Tour Season : 1 April - 15 November
  • Transfer : Vehicle and Aircraft
  • Distance : GR. 700 Km / TR. 450 Km
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