Arrival in Istanbul, meeting and assistance and then transfer to your selected hotel in Istanbul. Balance of the day at leisure.
After breakfast full day visit to Istanbul. Visits to the outstanding monuments of Ottoman & Byzantine Empires, the Roman Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia (closed on Mondays), Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace (closed on Tuesdays), Suleiman the Magnificent Mosque and Grand Bazaar with over 4000 stores. (closed on Sundays). Lunch at local restaurant & back to the hotel at dusk.
TUESDAY: ISTANBUL – ANKARA - CAPPADOCIA
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 Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk. Lunch at noon. Continue to Cappadocia, dinner and overnight.
Full day tour of Cappadocia, visiting the natural Citadel of Uchisar and the underground city of Kaymakli. After lunch, continue to the Valley of Goreme & open-air museum. The last sites will be the Pasabag Valley and Avanos. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
THURSDAY: CAPPADOCIA – KAYSERI - ISTANBUL
Departure from the hotel and drive on to Ankara airport, for the flight back to Istanbul. Arrival in Istanbul and transfer to your selected hotel.
FRIDAY: ISTANBUL - ATHENS
At the appropriate time your will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Athens. Upon your arrival, you will be met and transferred to your selected hotel in Athens. Balance of the day at leisure.
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 Acropolis museum is closed
Afternoon free to visit the old Athens city (Plaka) with lots of restaurants, taverns and souvenir shops
SUNDAY: ATHENS - DELPHI
Drive through the spectacular sites at fertile plain of Boeotia, crossing the towns of Thebes, Levadia and arrive to Arachova. Then at the Delphi located on the slopes of the breathtaking Mount Parnassus, visit the Sanctuary and the museum, which contains masterpieces of ancient Greek sculpture including the famous bronze Charioteer. After that you may stroll around Delphi's picturesque little roads and enjoy the view of the olive tree valley. Afternoon free. Dinner Overnight.
MONDAY: DELPHI - METEORA
The whole morning is at leisure to enjoy more of this famed city for you to see more of the rugged grandeur of Delphi and take photographs to remind you of its beauty. In the Afternoon depart for Kalambaka for overnight in a first class hotel with Dinner and breakfast the next morning.
TUESDAY: METEORA - ATHENS
Visit Meteora, particularly impressive scenery of ageless Monasteries containing priceless historical and religious treasures, stand suspended between earth and sky, on top of huge granite rocks. Return to Athens via Trikala, Thermopylae and Kamena Vourla.
WEDNESDAY: ATHENS - AIRPORT
According to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport.
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