- 19 Day Tour of Turkey - Mediterranean Sunbake
Welcome to Greece! Be sure to arrive into Athens in time for our afternoon orientation walk of Graeco-Roman Athens. Consider arriving a day earlier to take maximum advantage of a stay in Athens and to see the interiors of sights in detail, as we’ll be viewing the exterior. On our walk, we view some historical sights such as the epic Temple of Zeus, the Roman Agora and the Acropolis.
Overnight - Athens
Days 2 - 7: Athens - Greek islands - breakfast daily
Leaving Athens, we travel by inter-island Greek ferries to the awesome volcanic island of Santorini and the uninhibited island of Mykonos. Emphatically not a sightseeing tour in Greece, on arrival, you’ve 100% free time at your disposal to do as you want. After all - it’s your Greek island holiday! Discover stunning beaches for swimming; work on your tan or engage in optional watersports, explore the island on optional day trips available locally, shop in the local markets or hole-up in a taverna gorging on meze, ouzo shots and cold beer. Why ration the passion for the good life? The choice is yours! Overnight - Santorini (2), Mykonos (3) or Mykonos (2) and Samos (1) - dependent upon ferry scheduling. Our go guide contains further itinerary/destination details!
Days 7 & 8: Greek islands - Kusadasi - breakfast
Today, we travel by inter-island ferry to Kusadasi. On day 8 we explore the legendary Roman ruins of Ephesus, visit a leather manufacturer and later enjoy dinner.
Overnight (2) - Kusadasi
Days 9 - 12: Kusadasi – Pamukkale - Fethiye - breakfast
On day 9, we visit the cotton castles of Pamakkule and the ruins of Roman Hieropolis. On day 10, we visit a carpet manufacturer and Saklikent Gorge, a natural canyon. On day 11, we enjoy a cruise with lunch from Fethiye to some outerlying islands. On day 12, we’ve a free day to enjoy swimming and relaxing in Fethiye. Overnight (1) - Pamukkale inc. dinner, (3)-Fethiye. Alternatively, consider our bolt-on gulet cruise option from days 10 - 13! See boxed text for details. NOTE: Tour leader doesn’t accompany gulet cruise passengers, but a company representative accompanies passengers.
Day 13: Fethiye – Antalya - breakfast
Following the Mediterranean coast, we visit ancient Myra and Phaselis, a beautiful harbour city where we’ll have a chance to take a dip in the sea.
Overnight – Antalya
Day 14: Antalya – Konya - breakfast
Today, we visit the Roman ruins of Aspendos. En route to Konya, a town on the Anatolian steppe, we visit Tinaztepe sink hole and cave.
Dinner and overnight - Konya
Days 15 - 16: Konya - Cappadocia - breakfast
En route to Cappadocia, we visit Mevlana Whirling Dervish Museum, some ancient caravanserai’s and the beautiful Ihlara Valley. An optional and fun Turkish folklore evening is available tonight. On day 16, enjoy a tour of the stunning Cappadocia region and dinner.
Overnight (2) - Cappadocia region
Days 17 & 18: Cappadocia – Istanbul
Via Ankara to Istanbul, we visit the Ancient Civilisation’s Museum. On day 18, enjoy a tour of Istanbul and farewell dinner.
Overnight (2) - Istanbul
Day 19: Istanbul - breakfast
After breakfast tour ends. Due to demand for Greek island ferries in summer, it is suggested you book at least 2 weeks prior to departure!
18 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners PLUS Farewell Dinner in Istanbul 18 nights 2 / 3 star hotels * Guided sightseeing - Ruins of Ephesus, Pamukkale/Hierapolis, Roman Aspendos, Cappadocia * English speaking tour leader * Turkey - Modern air-conditioned coach * Greece - transportation by scheduled inter-island ferries
NOTE: Itineraries, though correct at time of printing are subject to Greek ferry timetables and can change en route. As such, itinerary would be amended to accommodate scheduling changes. Port taxes are approx. 10 Euro
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