Day 1, Wednesday: Istanbul. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of day at leisure.
Day 2, Thursday: Istanbul. After breakfast full day visit to Istanbul. Visits to the outstanding monuments of Ottoman and Byzantine Empires, the Roman Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia (closed on Mondays), Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Suleiman the Magnificent Mosque and Grand Bazaar with over 4000 stores. Lunch at local restaurant and back to the hotel at dusk.
Day 3, Friday: Istanbul - Cappadocia - Kayseri. Evening transfer to Istanbul airport for your flight to Kayseri. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Day 4, Saturday: Cappadocia. Visit the Göreme monasteries and chapels, carved into the rocks and decorated with frescoes of the tenth century Pass by the strength of Uçhisar and Avcilar Valley. In the afternoon, visit the town of Avanos and valleys and Güvercinlik Pasabagi. Back to the hotel.
Day 5, Sunday: Cappadocia - Konya - Pamukkale. Early departure to Konya, the capital of the Seljuk sultans. Visit Caravansarai of Sultanhan. Mevlana Mausoleum, poet and philosopher who founded the sect's religious mystic Whirling Dervishes. Lunch in the city and continue to Pamukkale. Accommodation and dinner.
Day 6, Monday: Pamukkale - Ephesus - Kusadasi. In the morning, we enjoy Pamukkale. En route to Kusadasi, we know the ancient Hierapolis, the Necropolis which contains more than 150,000 graves. Lunch. Continue to Ephesus. One of the best preserved ancient times. Visit the Temple of Hadrian, Temple of Trajan, theater, etc. Library of Celsus. Visit the House of the Virgin Mary, where she spent the last years of her life. Transfer to hotel in Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight.
Day 6, Tuesday: Kusadasi - Patmos. Breakfast and transfer to the port of Kusadsi to embark on the 3 night cruise to the Greek islands and Turkey. Afternoon arrival to the island of Patmos, where participating in the optional tour will have the opportunity to visit the Monastery and Grotto of Saint John, where he lived and wrote the book of Revelation.
Day 7, Wednesday: Rhodes. Today we visit the magnificent island of the roses, Knights and Butterflies. 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, Late evening return in the ship.. Participating in one of the optional tours, you can visit the famous Acropolis of Lindos.
Day 8, Thursday: Heraklion - Santorini. New port, new places, new interesting sites in Crete. We will wake up in Heraklion, the biggest city of Crete, the island full of archaeological sites, beautiful beaches and fantastic scenery. Take the opportunity to participate in the optional tour to the Palace of Knossos, the centre of the Minoan Civilization. We continue and this afternoon we visit the most breathtaking island, Santorini, believed to be the lost continent of Atlantis. You can participate in the optional tours or just relax in one of the famous cafes of the town and admire the sunset on the Caldera, known to be the most famous
Day 9, Friday: Piraeus - Athens. Arrive early morning at the port of Piraeus. After breakfast, disembark and transfer to selected hotel. Free day.
Day 10, Saturday: 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. Afternoon free to visit Plaka (The old Athens city) with lots of souvenir shops, restaurants and taverns.
Day 11, Sunday: Athens - Airport. According to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport.
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