Arrive at Istanbul airport. Meet at the airport Transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore the city. Istanbul is a major city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. Its Old City reflects the cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. In the Sultanahmet district, Overnight in Istanbul.
Pick up at 08:30 am from your hotel for the day tour of old Istanbul city. Visit TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque, known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, Later visit Grand Bazaar probable the Worlds biggest market. The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. It is closed on Sundays
After breakfast depart for the Bosporus Cruise tour. Enjoy a magical Istanbul Bosporus Boat Cruise and Grand Spice Bazaar. Tour starting at 08:30. Enjoy the array of sites you can see from the boat including the grand Spice Bazaar. Bosphorus by boat a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. Later depart for Istanbul Ataturk airport for a domestic flight to Izmir. Transfer from the airport and check in to your hotel in Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.
After breakfast, get ready for a fully guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best-preserved ancient sites in the world en-route, visiting the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsius Library, Grand theatre, and House of the Virgin Mary. Lunch break around 13:00 hrs. After lunch, visit the carpet weaving center. a Turkish Village Tour. Sirince’s construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope are all original with their white paints. Sirince Village also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey – especially fruit wines. visit the vineyards . Evening visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region, where you will have the opportunity to get goods at factory rate. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Breakfast at hotel, depart for Pamukkale. Afterward, we shall visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs. back to your hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
After breakfast, we depart for Izmir Airport for our domestic flight to Cappadocia. Transfer from Kayseri airport to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore on your own. Cappadocia, a semi-arid region in central Turkey, is known for its distinctive “fairy chimneys,” tall, cone-shaped rock formations clustered in Monks Valley, Göreme, and elsewhere. Overnight in Cappadocia.
You will be picked up at approximately 09:30 We will drive you to Ozkonak Underground City, one of the best-preserved Underground cities in Cappadocia. Then visit Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, you visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to the 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. The next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. Post lunch, you go to Pasabagi where you can see three-headed fairy chimneys. Then you head to a wine shop in Urgup for wine tasting. The last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end at approximately 18:00 and you will be returned back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
After breakfast, you will have free time shopping in Cappadocia. Today we depart for Kayseri Airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then proceed to Athens. Athens is the capital of Greece. It was also at the heart of Ancient Greece, a powerful civilization and empire. The city is still dominated by 5th-century BC landmarks, including the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel on arrival in Athens transfers to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Athens City tour Acropolis Museum: This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (shortstop). Continue and pass by the Prime Minister’s residence (ex. Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). On the Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts the order in the mind”, the Parthenon. Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum.
Transfer to the port for your ferry to Mykonos. Mykonos is an island in the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea. It’s popularly known for its summer party atmosphere. Beaches such as Paradise and Super Paradise have bars. Arrival, transfer to hotel. Check-in. Overnight.
See the hidden corners of the island of Mykonos many of them inaccessible unless by jeep. Enjoy breathtaking views, rural areas, beautiful beaches, and the unique feeling of driving in a jeep! Meeting point at the Yacht Club / Old Port of Mykonos at 9:30 a.m. Our tour takes us first along the coast to Houlakia beach and from there up to the lighthouse. From there we drive through the area of Marathi past the dam and Panormos beach to the bay of Agios Sostis. Then we drive to the area of Ano Mera where we have a stop at Paleokastro, the ruins of a Venetian Castle. We explore the area around Ano Mera with its agriculture and the nearby old abandoned mine. Lunch stop in a picturesque place (not included in the price). Then we continue along the south coast and drive past Kalafatis and Kalo Livadi through the green area of Halara. Our next stop is at Agrari Beach where we have time for a coffee and a swim. From there we head back for Mykonos town having as the last high light of the tour a photo stop at the old castle above the city. The tour ends at the Old Port at 6 pm. Don’t forget to take beach equipment, sun protection, water, and good shoes. For the drivers: Please take also your driving license (to drive you must be older than 22). Overnight.
Transfer to the port for your fast ferry. Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. It was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, forever shaping its rugged landscape. The whitewashed, cubiform houses of its 2 principal towns, Fira and Oia, cling to cliffs. They overlook the sea. Arrival, transfer to hotel. Check-in. Overnight.
The tour starts with the bus transfer from the pick-up point to the Port of Athinios and continues with the King Thiras boat to the lava island of Nea Kameni. King Thiras will make a stop to give us the opportunity to ascend the soil path and approach the crater of the still-active volcano. After seeing the crater, we will walk back down the path and get on King Thiras’s boat. We will sail to the second lava island of Palea Kameni and reach the Hot Springs. The boat makes a stop approximately 50 meters from the opening so you can dive in the green sulfur waters of the hot springs, or relax and enjoy the view. The tour continues to Thirasia island which was part of Santorini before the big explosion of the volcano. We will stay in Thirasia for two hours having the chance to go swimming, have lunch next to the sea or explore the village of Manolas with its winding steps and traditional houses. Sailing under Oia, on the way back to Athinios port, you may take wonderful pictures of the cliffs and the breathtaking scenery. At the port of Athinios, the bus will be waiting to take you back to the place where you started the excursion. Overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Athens and to India. Back home having the best impression from your trip!