Greece & Turkey Discovered

from $2121/per person

Greece & Turkey Discovered takes on the popular Aegean coast from Greece to Turkey, including inland natural wonders.
Start in the white-washed party island of Mykonos and soak in the breath-taking views over Santorini. Follow Socrates in Athens and fly off to magnificent Turkish hub, Istanbul. Witness great Ottoman monuments and meet the diverse Turkish culture engraved to all corners of the city. Ride South along the coast through Gallipoli and Ephesus to the “cotton” thermal pools of Pamukkale. Fly high over the fairy-tale land of Cappadocia in a balloon before taking a flight back to Istanbul.

Duration
15 Day
Destination(s)
Greece / Turkey
Starts in / Ends in
Mykonos / Istanbul
Departs on
Mondays
Hotel Rating
2 & 3 & 4 & 5 Star
35-40

Sight Visited

  • Asklepion
    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.

  • Blue Mosque
    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
    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...

  • Dalyan
    Dalyan

    Home of the famous Caretta Caretta turtles. Take the most popular mud bath in Turkey, and then a fantastic boat trip is to take you to Iztuzu beach.

  • Ephesus
    Ephesus

    The best preserved ancient town in Turkey, Ephesus embarks you on a journey to ancient times while roaming the streets.

  • Gallipoli
    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
    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

  • 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.

  • Saklikent
    Saklikent

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

  • 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.

  • Topkapi Palace
    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

    The legendary city where you can outline layers of ruins of cities built on top of each other and visit the famous Trojan horse, awaits you.

ITINERARY

1
Day 1: Mykonos
Welcome to Greece! We meet at 2pm in the lobby for a fast and informal meeting where you will be given some country information and the lowdown of how the week will unfold. There is an optional group dinner tonight to meet your fellow travellers.
  • Included Activities: Welcome meeting, Orientation walk in Mykonos
  • Optional Activities: Group dinner
  • Meals: No
2
Day 2: Mykonos
You have a free day in Mykonos. Mykonos Town (Chora) is the picturesque Greek island, with fishing boats bobbing side by side with 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
3
Day 3: Mykonos, Santorini
Next up: Santorini! After our ferry ride, we will wander through the old town of Fira to get our bearings. Santorini is an island formed by volcanic activity. It has been said that the sunsets here are the best in the world. From the Caldera, watch an epic sunset with breathtaking views of the volcano & neighbouring islands. See why the white-washed houses and blue domed churches make Santorini the iconic postcard city of Greece.
  • Included Activities: Orientation walk in Santorini
  • Optional Activities: No
  • Meals: Breakfast
4
Day 4: Santorini
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! Take an optional quad biking tour around the island or see an active crater and hot springs on an optional volcano tour.
  • Optional Activities: Volcano tour, Quad biking tour
  • Meals: Breakfast
5
Day 5: Santorini, Athens , Istanbul ( By Flight )
It's time to say goodbye to Greece and hello to Turkey. In the morning we will take a ferry from Santorini back to Athens and from there we will fly to Istanbul. Once we land, keep your eyes open for the Travel Talk sign, as we pick you up from the airport and take you to our Istanbul hotel.  The evening is free for you to explore the magnificent city of Istanbul. 
  • Included Activities: No
  • Optional Activities: No
  • Meals: Breakfast
6
Day 6: Istanbul
Meet at the hotel lobby at 6:30pm as for a fast and informal meeting with the your tour guide including some information about the adventures ahead. Later, there will be an optional group dinner to get to know the rest of your group.
  • Included Activities: Welcome meeting in Istanbul
  • Optional Activities: Group dinner
  • Meals: Breakfast
7
Day 7: Istanbul
After breakfast, we will wander through the old town of  Istanbul on a guided city tour. We will be ticking off bucket list sights like the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, majestic Topkapi Palace and the Hagia Sophia Museum.
  • Included Activities: Istanbul guided city tour
  • Optional Activities: Bosphorus cruise
  • Meals: Breakfast
8
Day 8: Istanbul, Gallipoli
Today we depart Istanbul for the shores of Gallipoli. We will pay our respects to those who have fallen as we visit all the important memorial sites in the region including Anzac Cove, Chunuk Bair and Lone Pine.
  • Included Activities: Gallipoli Sightseeing
  • Optional Activities: No
  • Meals: Breakfast, dinner
9
Day 9: Gallipoli, Troy, Kusadasi
After breakfast, it's time to hit the road for our first stop of the day, the ancient city of Troy. More than just a Hollywood blockbuster, visit the setting of Homer's epic, Iliad, and see the ancient city ruins. Don't forget to get a pic of the famous wooden horse. In the evening we arrive to the coastal town of Kusadasi.
  • Included Activities: Troy sightseeing
  • Optional Activities: No
  • Meals: Breakfast, dinner
10
Day 10: Kusadasi, Ephesus, Fethiye
The best preserved ancient town in Turkey, Ephesus, will be our first stop. In the afternoon we depart for Fethiye where we can explore the buzzing resort town.
  • Included Activities: Ephesus & Fethiye sightseeing
  • Optional Activities: No
  • Meals: Breakfast, dinner
11
Day 11: Fethiye, Saklikent, Oludeniz
Kick off the day with a pit stop to the huge canyon of Saklikent. We will then make our way to Oludeniz. Besides its spectacular beaches, glittering waters and breathtaking natural scenery, Oludeniz is also popular for its water sport activities. Here you can relax on the exquisite beach or join one of the adventure activities including paragliding and microlighting. Late in the afternoon we will return to the hotel in Fethiye.
  • Included Activities: Saklikent & Oludeniz sightseeing
  • Optional Activities: Rafting, paragliding
  • Meals: Breakfast, dinner
12
Day 12: Fethiye, Dalyan, Fethiye
After breakfast we make our way to Dalyan, a small town in the south-western coast popular for its natural and unspoiled beauty. We will join a boat trip to visit the most popular mud bath in Turkey, and we will then continue to Iztuzu beach, homeland of the famous Caretta Caretta turtles. After a scenic boat ride, we will reach Iztuzu sandbar with fine sand and turquoise sea. We return back to our hotel in Fethiye in the late afternoon
  • Included Activities: Dalyan boat trip, mud bath, free time at the beach
  • Optional Activities: No
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
13
Day 13: Fethiye, Pamukkale
Let's hit the road to Pamukkale, which means 'cotton castle' in Turkish, a natural site that contains hot springs and travertines, giving the appearance of terraces made by carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. The ancient city of Hierapolis was built on top of the white castle and people have bathed in its pools for thousands of years.
  • Included Activities: Pamukkale sightseeing
  • Optional Activities: No
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
14
Day 14: Pamukkale, Cappadocia
Today is a big day, as we jump on the road to Cappadocia where we visit the world famous Underground City. A region of exceptional natural and man-made wonders, characterised by fairy chimneys and unique historical and cultural heritage.
  • Included Activities:  Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Valley sightseeing
  • Optional Activities: Turkish bath
  • Meals: Breakfast, dinner
15
Day 15: Cappadocia, Istanbul ( By Flight )
After breakfast we begin exploring all the important sights in Cappadocia including the Goreme Open Air Museum, Cavusin, Uchisar, Pigeon Valley. In the evening we fly to Istanbul, your tour ends in Istanbul Airport at 9:30pm, please book your flights accordingly.
  • Included Activities: Goreme Open Air Museum, Cavusin, Uchisar, Pigeon Valley Sightseeing, Fly back to Istanbul
  • Optional Activities: Hot Air Ballooning, Turkish Night
  • Meals: Breakfast
Start
Price ($)
Mon 1 Jun 2020
$2121
Mon 8 Jun 2020
$2121
Mon 15 Jun 2020
$2121
Mon 22 Jun 2020
$2121
Mon 29 Jun 2020
$2273
Mon 6 Jul 2020
$2273
Mon 13 Jul 2020
$2273
Mon 20 Jul 2020
$2273
Mon 27 Jul 2020
$3030
Mon 3 Aug 2020
$2424
Mon 10 Aug 2020
$2424
Mon 17 Aug 2020
$2273
Mon 24 Aug 2020
$2273
Mon 31 Aug 2020
$2273
Mon 7 Sep 2020
$2121
Mon 14 Sep 2020
$2121
Mon 21 Sep 2020
$2121

The tour price covers the following services:

Accommodation

2 & 3 & 4 & 5 Star Hotels

Meals

13 breakfasts | 7 dinners

Transportation

Economy class ferry | Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus | Flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul

Tour Leader

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

Transfers

Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus | Transfers between ports and hotels

Flight

Flight from Athens to Istanbul and Cappadocia to Istanbul

What is not included in the tour price?

  • 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

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.

MARINA HOTEL - KUSADASI


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. The air-conditioned rooms of Marina Hotel Kusadasi include a minibar and an LCD TV with satellite channels.

LEGACY OTTOMAN HOTEL - ISTANBUL


TROIA TUSAN HOTEL - CANAKKALE


GREENLAND HOTEL - FETHIYE


This hotel is located in heart of pine forest where it’s peaceful, calm. And this hotel has a large swimming pool to offer, close to Oludeniz beach.

HIERA PARK DELUXE HOTEL - PAMUKKALE


This hotel offers an absolute relaxation with it’s hot thermal pools & spa center.

AVRASYA HOTEL - CAPPADOCIA


Tour Review Scores And Breakdown

At Travel Talk we do not only provide excellent value for premium adventures, but also strive to exceed expectations in every aspect of our trips, which is reflected in an enviable 98.9% customer satisfaction for 2018. We believe that our affordable tours, quality accommodation, transportation and sightseeing tours combined with likeminded people, passionate tour leaders and the overall atmosphere of a Travel Talk tour have made these results. However, we are never ones to rest on our laurels, and we continually try to improve on this year after year; and what do we get out of this? The satisfaction of our travellers!

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Value for Money
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Elliot Mitchell

Thanks Mustafa for looking after us and always looking out for us and giving us the best deals around. We couldn’t get a better travel guide.

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Jermaine Te Kawa

Guide was amazing. Hotels were beyond amazing. Overall a great experience. Will recommend.

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Mert Aytugrul

Yavuz is the best guide I have ever had. He is very informative and has an amazing personality. He is a true father figure and I highly recommend him.

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