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.

The wellbeing and safety of our passengers, staff and communities visited have always been our utmost priority. We are committed to ensuring your peace of mind with our enhanced Safe Travels protocols and Special Flexible Conditions, so that you can book and travel with confidence. We have also recevied the Safe Travels stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), which allows travellers to recognise companies around the world that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.

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

Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • Get a taste of the Greek Islands and visit all the unmissable gems of Turkey on this 15-day adventure from Mykonos to Istanbul.
  • This tour includes an international flight from Athens to Istanbul and domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul to save on discovery time.
  • Kick-start your adventure with four nights in the Greek Islands, soaking up plenty of sunshine, seafood and free time to explore the white-wash buildings and quaint towns of Mykonos and Santorini.
  • Enjoy extended 3-night stays in both Istanbul and Fethiye, witness the breath-taking landscapes of Cappadocia’s fairy chimneys and get your swimsuit ready for a day of bathing in the natural, white springs of Pamukkale.
  • Visit the historical heartlands of Turkey, including the shores of Gallipoli and ancient cities of Troy, Pergamum and Ephesus.
  • Get your fix for adrenaline sports with optional extras including hot-air ballooning over Cappadocia, a day trip to Delos Island, quad-biking through Santorini or paragliding over Fethiye’s coastline.
  • Flying into Athens and want to spend some extra time travelling through the city with us?
    Take a look at our 17-day Fantastic Greece & Turkey tour with two nights in Athens.

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.
  • Accommodation
    Alex Hotel - 4 Star
  • Included Activities
    Welcome Meeting
    Orientation Walk in Mykonos Town
  • Optional Activities
    Group Dinner
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.
  • Accommodation
    Alex Hotel - 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
  • Optional Activities
    Delos Island Tour - EUR 50
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.
  • Accommodation
    New Haroula Hotel - 3 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
  • Included Activities
    Orientation Walk in Santorini
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.
  • Accommodation
    New Haroula Hotel - 3 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
  • Optional Activities
    Quad Biking - EUR 35
    Volcano Tour - EUR 20
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. 
  • Accommodation
    Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 5 Star
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.
  • Accommodation
    Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 5 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
  • Included Activities
    Welcome Meeting
  • Optional Activities
    Group Dinner
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.
  • Accommodation
    Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 5 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Blue Mosque
    Sightseeing of Hagia Sophia
    Sightseeing of Topkapi Palace Museum
  • Optional Activities
    Bosphorus Boat Cruise - EUR 10
  • Entrance Fees
    Blue Mosque - Free
    Hagia Sophia - Free
    Topkapi Palace Museum 100 TL
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.
  • Accommodation
    Kolin Hotel - 5 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Anzac Cove
    Sightseeing of Beach Cemetery
    Sightseeing of Lone Pine
    Sightseeing of Chunuk Bair
    Sightseeing of War Trenches
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.
  • Accommodation
    Marina Hotel - 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Troy Ancient City
  • Entrance Fees
    Troy Ancient City - 50 TL
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.
  • Accommodation
    Greenland Hotel - 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Ephesus Ancient City
  • Entrance Fees
    Ephesus Ancient City - 100 TL
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.
  • Accommodation
    Greenland Hotel - 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Saklikent
    Sightseeing of Oludeniz
  • Optional Activities
    Paragliding - EUR 120
  • Entrance Fees
    Saklıkent - 10 TL
    Oludeniz Beach - 7 TL
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
  • Accommodation
    Greenland Hotel - 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Included Activities
    Dalyan Boat Trip
    Mud Bath
    Iztuzu Beach
  • Optional Activities
    Mud Bath
    Iztuzu Beach
  • Entrance Fees
    Mud Bath - 8 TL
    Iztuzu Beach - 1 TL
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.
  • Accommodation
    Hierapark Hotel - 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Pamukkale White Terraces
  • Entrance Fees
    Pamukkale White Terraces - 80 TL
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.
  • Accommodation
    Avrasya Hotel - 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Derinkuyu Underground City
    Sightseeing of Ihlara Valley
  • Optional Activities
    Turkish Bath Experience - 130 TL
  • Entrance Fees
    Derinkuyu Underground City - 50 TL
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.
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
  • Included Activities
    Goreme Open Air Museum Visit
    Sightseeing of Cavusin
    Sightseeing of Pigeon Valley
    Sightseeing of Uchisar
  • Optional Activities
    Hot Air Balooning - 195 EUR
  • Entrance Fees
    Goreme Open Air Museum - 75 TL

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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

International Flight between Athens and Istanbul. Domestic Flight between Cappadocia and 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 centrally located in the Mykonos town, close to all restaurants, taverns and bars of Mykonos, also offers an outdoor swimming pool to it’s guests.

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


KOLIN HOTEL - CANAKKALE


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.

TURQUOISE 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


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  • Greece & Turkey Discovered

    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.

    Elliot Mitchell
  • Greece & Turkey Discovered

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

    Jermaine Te Kawa
  • Greece & Turkey Discovered

    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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