Athens to Cappadocia

$1325/per person

Visit the magnificent Hellenic Republic, before you explore Turkey’s amazing landmarks. This unique experience kicks off in the beautiful Athens, the Greek capital with many faces, continues with the astonishing Mykonos, Santorini, Kos and Bodrum before hypnotizing you with the wonders of Pamukkale, world widely unique Cappadocia and the amazing city of Istanbul, the only city located on two continents.

Duration
12 Day
Destination(s)
TurkeyTurkey
Starts in / Ends in
Athens / Istanbul
Departs on
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
2 & 3 & 4 & 5 Star
25-30 people

Sight Visited

  • Athens
    Athens

    You will fall in love with the perfect combination of culture, history and the dynamic contemporary life in one of the oldest cities in the world.

  • Bodrum
    Bodrum

    There are plenty of beaches, restaurants and bars to enjoy in this highly popular touristic town.

  • Cappadocia
    Cappadocia

    A region of exceptional natural and man-made wonders. Take the chance to discover underground cities carved into rock, fairy chimneys and many more...

  • Istanbul
    Istanbul

  • Kos
    Kos

    Right across Bodrum, stands the beautiful Greek Island, a great place to relax at day and party at night. Also the birthplace of the father of medical sciences, Hippocates.

  • Mykonos
    Mykonos

    Greece’s most famous with blue flag beaches, whitewashed streets and vibrant nightlife. You won’t want to leave the ‘The Island of the Winds’!

  • Pamukkale
    Pamukkale

    Home of the world-famous travertines, the cotton castle. You will witness the unusual and beautiful scenery just near the ancient city of Hierapolis, the ancient cure center.

  • Santorini
    Santorini

    The most beautiful sunset in the world… This volcanic island has unique scenery with its multi-colored cliffs and beaches. Pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy.

Itinerary

1
Day 1: Athens
Welcome to Greece! We meet at 6pm in the lobby for a fast and informal meeting where you will be given some country information and explained how the week is going to unfold. There is an optional group dinner tonight to get to know the rest of the group.
  • Included Activities ; Welcome Meeting
  • Optional Activities ; Group Dinner
  • Meals ; No
  
2
Day 2: Athens
Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece; it is one of the world’s oldest cities with history spanning back over 3,400 years and is widely referred to as the cradle of Western Civilization and the birthplace of democracy. The cultural and historical heritage is still evident in the city today and represented by all of the ancient monuments and works of art. Our tour will take you to many of these sites, including the National Library, the Academy, The Constitution Square and Parliament, the Temple of Zeus, Parthenon and Acropolis to name a few. The night is yours free to explore more of this incredible city.
  • Included Activities ; Athens City Tour
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
 
3
Day 3: Athens, Mykonos
We make an early start as we catch the ferry from Athens to Mykonos. In the afternoon, after meeting with your tour leader and other travellers, you will have an info meeting. Later there will be a brief orientation walk, where you will be given some tips to explore the rest of the island on your own. It is no coincidence that this is the most cosmopolitan of all the Greek Islands and attracts thousands of visitors from around the world.
  • Included Activities ; Orientation walk in Mykonos
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
 
4
Day 4: Mykonos
You have a free day in Mykonos. Mykonos Town (Chora) is the picturesque Greek island, with the fishing boats bobbing side by side with the luxury boats, the whitewashed streets, beaches, restaurants and bars; you will not be short of things to explore.
  • Optional Activities ; Delos Island Tour
  • Meals ; Breakfast
 
5
Day 5: Mykonos, Santorini
Departing from Mykonos with a ferry and heading for Santorini, an island formed by volcanic activity. It has been said that the sunsets here are the best in the world. From the Caldera, watch breath-taking views of the volcano & neighbouring islands. Being one of the major tourist attractions of Europe with its marvellous climate and perfect observation conditions, Santorini will offer you a wild beauty created from the volcano that lies in the middle of the bay.
  • Included Activities ; Orientation walk in Santorini
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
 
6
Day 6: Santorini (Overnight Ferry)
Today we have free time to explore the Island. Santorini has a number of gorgeous beaches, of every different colour – black beach, red beach, white beach, Vlichada (nude beach)… and it is known to have some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world; sip on a cocktail while watching Mother Nature’s artistic talent displayed across the sky! Tonight we will early check out the hotel and will embark the night ferry to Kos, tonight will be an overnight trip to Kos. Today optional Volcana trip is also available.
  • Optional Activities ; Volcano Tour, Quad Biking Tour
  • Meals ; Breakfast
 
7
Day 7: Kos
Once we land in Kos, we will get transferred to the hotel where we can enjoy breakfast to make a fresh start to the day, this afternoon we will meet our local guide and have an orientation walk together through the Island of Kos.
  • Included Activities ; Orientation walk in Kos
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
 
8
Day 8: Kos, Bodrum, Pamukkale
Today we will check out the hotel after breakfast and head to the port for embarking the ferry to Bodrum, once we land in Bodrum, we will get transferred to Pamukkale where we meet with the rest of the group and sightseeing of Pamukkale ( Cotton Castle ) in the evening we will check into our hotel where hot spring swimming pool is available
  • Included Activities ; Pamukkale Sightseeing
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast, Dinner
 
9
Day 9: Pamukkale, Cappadocia
Today we depart for Cappadocia where we visit the world famous Underground City. A region of exceptional natural and man-made wonders, characterized by fairy chimneys and unique historical and cultural heritage. Overnight stay in Cappadocia.
  • Included Activities ; Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Valley Sightseeing
  • Optional Activities ; Turkish Bath
  • Meals ; Breakfast,  Dinner
 
10
Day 10: Cappadocia
After breakfast we begin exploring all the important sights in Cappadocia including the Goreme Open Air Museum, Cavusin, Uchisar, Pigeon Valley. Ending in a visit to local handicraft manufacturers and learn about traditional art.
  • Included Activities ; Goreme Open Air Museum, Cavusin, Uchisar, Pigeon Valley Sightseeing
  • Optional Activities ; Hot Air Ballooning, Turkish Night
  • Meals ;Breakfast, Dinner
 
11
Day 11: Cappadocia, Ihlara, Istanbul
This morning we visit the dramatically beautiful Ihlara Valley before departing for Istanbul where we arrive late in the evening.
  • Meals ; Breakfast
 
12
Day 12: Istanbul
Our trip will end after we say goodbye to our new friends over breakfast, bid you safe travels, and check-out of the hotel (11:00am)
  • Meals ; Breakfast
 
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Price ($)

The tour price and the local payment cover the following services:

Accommodation

2 & 3 & 4 star hotels

Meals

10 breakfasts | 2 dinners

Transportation

Economy class ferry

Transfer

Transfers between ports and hotels | Air-conditioned non-smoking coach on Turkey part.

Tour Leader

Services of experienced Travel Talk tour leaders | Services of experienced Travel Talk guide, licenced by the Ministry of Tourism in Turkey

What is not included in the tour price and local payment?

  • Any flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips & gestures
  • Visa fees
  • Entrance fees to the sights and museums
  • Optional activities
  • Other services not stated in the itinerary

ARION HOTEL - ATHENS


This contemporary, centrally located hotel is situated 2 minute walk-away from Monastiraki Metro Station. The rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with minibar, satellite TV and hairdryer.

ALEX HOTEL - MYKONOS


This hotel is located in Tourlos area, very close to central Mykonos, offers an outdoor swimming pool and wi-fi all around the hotel.

NEW HAROULA HOTEL - SANTORINI


New Haroula hotel is located in the centre of Fira, the capital of Santorini. The hotel offers an outdoor pool and free access to Wi-Fi. All air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a fridge, satellite TV and a balcony overlooking the pool or the bougainvillea garden.

SAINT CONSTANTINE HOTEL - KOS


This hotel is very central in Kos, in walking distance to the port and only 600 meters away from beach.

OTTOMAN HOTEL IMPERIAL - ISTANBUL


Ottoman Hotel Imperial is situated on the truly premium location in town, on an elevated position, surrounded by all the major historic and cultural sights in the heart of the old town, Sultanahmet, viewing the impressive Hagia Sophia (St.Sophia, Aya Sofya) Museum.

DOGA THERMAL HOTEL - PAMUKKALE


Doga Thermal Hotel offers hot spring water swimming pool, great foods, and quality services of accommodation.

BURCU KAYA HOTEL - CAPPADOCIA


There is no better place to stay in Cappadocia than a real stone-carved room. With its world widely unique geography, you can experience staying in cozy authentic stone rooms like locals of ancient times and receive the good quality service of today.

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