Best of Greece & Turkey by Gulet

19-day Best of Greece and Turkey is a fantastic combination of sun, sea, history and culture of two magnificent countries. Begin by exploring beautiful Athens, and visit the picturesque Mykonos and magical Santorini. Then discover the breath-taking wonders of Istanbul, Pamukkale, Cappadocia and the history of Gallipoli, Troy and Ephesus. Recharge while sailing the cooling Mediterranean waters for 3 days around Fethiye. A complete package of the Aegean and incredible wonders of Turkey, discovering the best of two unforgettable countries.

Duration

Destination

Start/Ends in

19 Days

Greece / Turkey

Athens / Istanbul

Hotels

Group Size

Age Requirement

5 & 4 & 3 Star

13-35 People

18+

Trip Rating

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In-Depth Explorer,Sailing

May to September

Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • Experience all there is on offer through Turkey, Athens and the Greek Islands on this 19-day adventure with all breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners included.
  • Spend 4 nights indulging in the Mediterranean way of life while exploring the Islands of Mykonos and Santorini.
  • Enjoy an extended 4-night stay in Istanbul with plenty of free time to explore the lavish bazaars, try local treats and wander the old town in search of the iconic Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia.
  • Sail the pristine bays and turquoise waters of Fethiye during a 3-day sail on a premium gullet with ensuite facilities with all meals covered.
  • Get your cameras ready for visits to post-card perfect locations such as the stunning Cotton Castles of Pamukkale and fairy chimneys of Cappadocia.
  • Shape your holiday the way you want with optional activities. Whether it be hot air ballooning over Cappadocia, Quad biking in Santorini, River cruising in Istanbul or experiencing a traditional Turkish Bath… There’s something for everyone.
  • No night drives; however some long rides are required to cover all these incredible places. You may check other tour options in Turkey for alternative routes including flights. This tour does include an international flight between Athens and Istanbul.
  • This tour includes an international flight between Athens and Istanbul to save on transit time.

Sights Visited on This Tour

Asklepion

The Asklepion is a famed ancient medical center built in honor of Asclepius, the god of healing. It was also the world's first psychiatric hospital.

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.

Blue Mosque

The exterior features a beautiful cascade of domes and six minarets and blue Iznik tiles adorn the interior giving the building its unofficial but commonly used name.

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...

Ephesus

The best preserved ancient town in Turkey, Ephesus embarks you on a journey to ancient times while roaming the streets.Celcius Library is the most important remains of it.

Fethiye

Fethiye is the perfect launching pad to explore the many tourist attractions and things to do along Turkey's Turquoise Coast. The town has surrounding beaches.

Gallipoli

Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair, Anzac Cove, Johnston's Jolly, North Beach, Ari Burnu, Hell Spit, Brighton Beach, Shrapnel Valley, Artillery Raod, Quinn's Road and more…

Hagia Sophia

The Hagia Sophia, among the Seven Wonders of the World, awaits you with all its magnificence. The hundreds of years old structure will fascinate you on sight.

Istanbul

Istanbul is a major city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. Its Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here.

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

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

Saklikent

This huge canyon is a natural beauty where you can do trekking to reach to breathtaking sceneries and secret waterfalls.

Santorini

The most beautiful sunset in the world... This volcanic island has unique scenery with its multi-colored cliffs and beaches.

Topkapi Palace

Home of the Sultans, heart of the Ottoman Empire… Roam through the royal palace of the Ottomans and follow their footsteps to see their most valued treasures.

Troy

Troy is the name of the Bronze Age city attacked in the Trojan War. The legendary city where you can outline layers of ruins of cities built on top of each other...

Tour Inclusions

Accommodation

5 & 4 star hotels and gulet cruise in Turkey, 4 & 3 star hotels in Greece

Meals

18 breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 7 Dinners

Transportation

A/C coach, economy class ferry, flight from Greece to Turkey.

Airport Transfer(s)

Transfers from the ferry ports to the hotels and from hotels to the ferry ports

Tour Guiding

Services of experienced Travel Talk local tour leaders

Free Wi-Fi

Complimentary hotel Wi-Fi access ( where available )

Gulet Cruise

Traditional Turkish Gulet Cruise (3 Days )

Flight

Flight between Greece & Turkey

Crew

Services of the captain and experienced crew.

What is NOT included?

What is NOT included?

- Any flights not mentioned above
- Travel Insurance
- Meals not stated above
- Items of a personal nature

- Tips and gestures
- Entrance fees to the sights and museums
- Optional activities
- Other services not stated in the itinerary

Dates & Rates

All prices are per person, based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers not wishing to pay a single supplement will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender.  

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Sat 31 Jul 2021

Wed 18 Aug 2021

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25 % Off

$3926 $2945

August 2021

Sat 7 Aug 2021

Wed 25 Aug 2021

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Wed 22 Sep 2021

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$3926 $2945

August 2021

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September 2021

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Budgeting for This Tour

Greece’s currency is the Euro (EUR / €) and credit or debit cards are accepted across all major Islands. However, on the smaller Islanders cash remains king! While every traveller's spending habits may differ slightly, we have estimated the average daily expenses to help with budgeting for your next trip. Here you will find the average cost for a meal or drink and advice for best practice in tipping.

Meals

Lunch at restaurant

US$ 10-15 

Dinner at restaurant

US$ 15-20 

Sandwich at a stall

US$ 3-5

Crepes

US$ 1-2 

Drinks

Bottle of water

US$ 0.6 

Coffee

US$ 3-4

Tea

US$ 1-2 

Bottle of beer

US$ 4-6

Whether you prefer to shop at markets, boutiques or retail malls – Greece has it all! This popular tourist destination provides travellers with an abundance of options for purchasing timeless souvenirs to reminisce on their trip. While traditionally haggling was once commonplace across Greece, tourism has now brought standardisation to pricing, meaning shoppers can score themselves beautiful Greek handicrafts without the tiresome back and forth of bargaining.

Kompoloi

Countrywide

The Kompoloi, or worry beads, are a staple in Greek tradition, made from a strong of resin beads tied together with string so they can be turned through your fingers as you ponder life. They make for a fantastic souvenir for friends or family as they’re sold all over the country and provide a slice of ancient Greek tradition.

Mati Talisman

Countrywide

The Evil Eye Talisman, called Mati in Greek, is integral to Greek culture and folklore. The Mati eye is considered to protect its user and their family from evil spirits and jealousy. You’ll find it all over the country from souvenir stands to jewellery stores. Prices for a glass Mati charm start at approximately 3 USD.

Ouzo

Countrywide

Popular since the 14th century when Greek monks began to drink the potent substance, Ouzo is an Anise-flavoured, local liquor which can be purchased all over Greece for very cheap! A 7cl bottle of good quality Ouzo starts at about 15 USD.
How to budget
Optional Activities

Delos Island Tour: EUR 50

Quad Biking: EUR 35

Volcano Tour: EUR 20 

Group Dinner: EUR 20-25

How to budget
Daily Personal Spending

The currency in Greece is the Euro. A few examples of approximate prices:

- Crepe: EUR 1.50

- Sandwiches: EUR 2,50 - 3

- A bottle of beer: EUR 3,5

- Muffins: EUR 0,30-2,

- Mid-range restaurant meal: EUR 12-15
How to budget
Shopping

From jewellery and bags to antique and collectors’ stores, Greece offers plenty of treasures for travellers looking for something special.

Whilst on a Greece tour, you’ll encounter many markets and stalls, which present plenty of unique and different items. You will also come across high-end boutique stores and shopping malls, which sell plenty of expensive items and are home to major fashion names.

Accommodation

PRESIDENT HOTEL
Athens
4 Star

Located in the center of Athens and 500 m from Panormou Metro Station, President Hotel offers comfortable accommodation and a beautiful rooftop terrace with a swimming pool.

ALEX HOTEL
Mykonos
4 Star

This hotel is centrally located in the Mykonos town, close to all restaurants, taverns and bars and beach of Mykonos, also offers an outdoor swimming pool to it’s guests.

NEW HAROULA HOTEL
Santorini
3 Star

New Haroula hotel is located in the centre of Fira, the capital of Santorini. The hotel offers an outdoor pool the rooms and a balcony overlooking the pool or the bougainvillea garden.

LEGACY OTTOMAN HOTEL
Istanbul
5 Star

Hotel continues its deep meaning that coming from its history which is adjacent to the most important historical monuments of the city, is the only five-star hotel in the region.

KOLIN HOTEL
Canakkale
5 Star

The 5-star hotel in Gallipoli is a perfect place to relax and prepare for the upcoming big tour. The large swimming pool and the delicious open buffet add up to the comfortable rooms they offer.

MARINA HOTEL
Kusadasi
4 Star

This hotel has a seafront location in the Aegean coast, only 250 metres from the beach. The hotel offers an outdoor pool and a terrace with panoramic views of the sea and Kusadasi Marina.

HIERA PARK DELUXE HOTEL
Pamukkale
4 Star

This hotel is located in Karahayit regions where is famous with it's mineral hot waters and this hotel offers an absolute relaxation with it’s hot thermal pools & spa center.

AVRASYA HOTEL
Cappadocia
4 Star

This is a very special place in Cappadocia which has been shaped by magic hands of nature. The hotel is in the intersection of the real world and the world of fairies. Also in a very good location.

Accommodation
Athens
PRESIDENT HOTEL
4 Star
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Mykonos
ALEX HOTEL
4 Star
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Santorini
NEW HAROULA HOTEL
3 Star
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Istanbul
LEGACY OTTOMAN HOTEL
5 Star
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Canakkale
KOLIN HOTEL
5 Star
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Kusadasi
MARINA HOTEL
4 Star
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Pamukkale
HIERA PARK DELUXE HOTEL
4 Star
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Cappadocia
AVRASYA HOTEL
4 Star

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Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • Experience all there is on offer through Turkey, Athens and the Greek Islands on this 19-day adventure with all breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners included.
  • Spend 4 nights indulging in the Mediterranean way of life while exploring the Islands of Mykonos and Santorini.
  • Enjoy an extended 4-night stay in Istanbul with plenty of free time to explore the lavish bazaars, try local treats and wander the old town in search of the iconic Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia.
  • Sail the pristine bays and turquoise waters of Fethiye during a 3-day sail on a premium gullet with ensuite facilities with all meals covered.
  • Get your cameras ready for visits to post-card perfect locations such as the stunning Cotton Castles of Pamukkale and fairy chimneys of Cappadocia.
  • Shape your holiday the way you want with optional activities. Whether it be hot air ballooning over Cappadocia, Quad biking in Santorini, River cruising in Istanbul or experiencing a traditional Turkish Bath… There’s something for everyone.
  • No night drives; however some long rides are required to cover all these incredible places. You may check other tour options in Turkey for alternative routes including flights. This tour does include an international flight between Athens and Istanbul.
  • This tour includes an international flight between Athens and Istanbul to save on transit time.

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