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Greek Streets

Istanbul To Athens
Delight Tour

11 Days Tour to Greece & Turkey
 

Greek island and Turkey Cruise itineraries. Cruise the Aegean sea and the Esatern Mediterranean, visit beautiful islands like Mykonos, Santorini, Crete and Rhodes, and explore the magnificant city of Istanbul in Turkey.

Embark on a captivating journey from Istanbul to Athens with our exclusive Delight Tour. Explore the rich cultural heritage, breathtaking landscapes, and vibrant cities that bridge two continents.

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

FRIDAY: ISTANBUL GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TOUR

Full day sightseeing tour of Istanbul to include a visit to St Sophia Museum (except Mondays) the Hippodrome,
‘Topkapi Palace (except Tuesdays), Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar (except Sundays). This comprehensive.
sightseeing tour of Istanbul provides the perfect introduction to the fabled city that spans Asia and Europe.
On this one day sightseeing tour you will see how old meets new when you visit Istanbul's four “must-see”
historic ites.

Overnight in Istanbul.

SATURDAY: ISTANBUL

Free day to explore the city. Experience the comforts of modern Turkey inits malls, galleries and clubs, and
the delights of traditional Turkish bazaars, palaces, taverns and mosques. Istanbul's natural beauty, with
pleasant Mediterranean climate, completes its glorious appeal. In this gleaming modern mega-city you can
imerse yourself in nearly 3,000 years of history, from Roman ruins to Byzantine marvels, Ottoman treasures
and modern amusements.

SUNDAY: ISTANBUL / KUSADASI

At the indicated time we wil transfer you to the airport for your flight to Izmir. Upon arrival you wil be
transferred to Kusadasi. Balance of the day at leisure.

MONDAY: KUSADASI / EPHESUS GUIDED TOUR

Explore the most exciting ancient site Ephesus. Admire the Great Amphitheatre where Saint Paul preached,
the library of Celsius, a gymnasium, and Hadrian's Temple. Visit the Virgin Mary's stone cottage located on
Bulbul mountain.

TUESDAY: EMBARK ON CRUISE / PATMOS

After breakfast transfer to the port to board your cruise ship.

‘Afternoon call to the island of Patmos, where participating in the optional tour, you will have the opportunity
tovisit the Monastery and the Grotto of St. John, where he lived and recorded the book of the Revelation.


WEDNESDAY: RHODES

Afull day in the beautiful island of the Roses. On a hill above the charming town of Lindos rises and ancient
Acropolis. Below lies the bay of St. Paul. The crusading knights of St. John left the medival city of Rhodes
behind when they were defeated by Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent. The presence of the Ottoman Turks is
marked with their minarets, mosques and Turkish bath. An optional tour not to be missed.

THURSDAY: HERAKLIO (CRETE) / SANTORINI

First port of call is the Cretan port of Heraklion. Take the opportunity to participate in the optional tour to the.
Palace of Knossos, to visit the center of the Minoan Civilization. Continue in the afternoon to most
breathtaking sland, Santorini. The town of Fira's white-washed houses, narrow streets and open air cafes,
cling to a steep cliff accessible by cable car or mule. To the south, Akrotiri with its recent Minoan excavations
‘which support the theories that Santorini might be the lost continent of the Atlantis.


FRIDAY: ATHENS / DISEMBARK CRUISE

Early morning arrival in Lavrios (Athens) port. After breakfast on board, disembarkation and transfer to your
selected hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.

SATURDAY: ATHENS GUIDED CITY TOUR

Morning sightsesing tour of Athens. The striking contrast between breathtaking monuments of a glorious past
and modern elegant structures is what you will enjoy during your tour of Athens. Visit the Acropolis the.
beauty and glory of Ancient Athens, with its many monuments atop its rocky base, including the
awesome Parthenon, the Propylea, the temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion, with its Porch of Maidens.
Drive to the Roman Temple of Olympic Zeus, the Panathinaikon Stadium(site of the first modern Olympic
Games in 1896), the Tomb of the unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House on Constitution Square.
See views of government buildings and elegant structures of the 19th century. Drive along Panepistimiou
Avenue and view the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, University, National Library. In contrast, conclude
‘your tour with a visit to the new Acropolis museum (closed on Monday s), a marvel of architecture with a full
exhibition of the glory of Ancient Athens. Afternoon at leisure.


SUNDAY: ATHENS / AIRPORT

According to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport.

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