Enchanting Santorini Paradise
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Arrive in Athens
Your journey begins with your arrival at Athens International Airport. Upon landing, our friendly staff will greet you and ensure your smooth transfer to the hotel. Get ready to indulge in the warm hospitality and captivating atmosphere of Athens. Rest and recharge, for tomorrow holds exciting adventures.
Half Day Athens City Tour
Start your day early at 8:00 AM with a half-day morning tour of Athens, a city steeped in ancient wonders and timeless beauty. Begin your exploration with a visit to the iconic Acropolis, where the Parthenon majestically stands. Immerse yourself in the fascinating history as you explore the Acropolis Museum. As the tour continues, marvel at the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, and the National Library. Witness the changing of the Evzones, adorned in their picturesque uniforms. Capture the grandeur of the Presidential Palace and soak in the ambiance of the Panathenaic Stadium. Admire the Temple of the Olympian Zeus and pass through the iconic Hadrian's Arch. After a morning filled with discoveries, the afternoon is yours to enjoy at your leisure.
On day 3, we venture beyond Athens to the mythical Delphi, a place of great significance in ancient Greek history. Departing from Athens at 8:00 AM, we arrive in Delphi, where you'll be enchanted by the archaeological site and the impressive Temple of Apollo. Explore the Treasury of the Athenians and let the ancient tales captivate your imagination. At 6:30 PM, we return to Athens, leaving you with cherished memories of Delphi's rich heritage.
Ferry Transfer to Santorini
After a delicious breakfast, it's time to bid farewell to Athens as we embark on a morning ferry to the captivating island of Santorini. Prepare to be mesmerized by the island's ethereal beauty as we transport you to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy as you please. Relax on one of the island's breathtaking beaches, adorned with golden, red, or black sands, or venture into the charming capital, Fira, and immerse yourself in its vibrant atmosphere. Alternatively, flights between Athens and Santorini are also available for your convenience.
Leisure Day in Santorini
Today, indulge in a day of pure relaxation or exploration, as you desire. Santorini offers an array of enchanting experiences. Unwind on the idyllic beaches, basking in the Mediterranean sun, or delve into the island's rich culture and traditions. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the charming villages perched atop the cliffs, sample exquisite local cuisine, and witness the magical sunset that has captivated hearts for centuries. Let Santorini cast its spell upon you, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.
Flight to Istanbul
Embark on an exciting journey as we fly from Santorini to Istanbul via Athens. Brace yourself for an extraordinary blend of East and West, where ancient history and modern charm collide. Upon arriving in Istanbul, you will be transferred to your hotel. Take a moment to absorb the vibrant energy of this captivating city, setting the stage for the adventures to come.
Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Tour
At 8:15 AM, our expert guide will pick you up from the reception, commencing a captivating tour through the Byzantine and Ottoman relics that define Istanbul's grandeur. Marvel at the awe-inspiring Haghia Sophia, witness the majestic Blue Mosque, and relish the atmosphere of the historic Hippodrome. Immerse yourself in the vibrant ambiance of the Grand Bazaar, a treasure trove of unique finds (please note that the Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and Feast days). The tour culminates with a visit to the magnificent Topkapi Palace, where opulence meets history. Around 4:00 PM, the tour concludes, and you are free to relax and savor the delights of Istanbul at your own pace.
Leisure Day in Istanbul
Today is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Immerse yourself further in the allure of Istanbul or take advantage of the optional tours available. Explore the hidden gems of the city on the "Circle Istanbul" tour, uncovering the secrets known only to the locals. Alternatively, embark on the Full Day Bosphorus Tour and witness the mesmerizing beauty of Istanbul from the shimmering waters of the Bosphorus. The day is yours to create memories that reflect your desires and passions.
Flight to Cappadocia & Sightseeing
Rise and shine! At 5:00 AM, we pick you up from your hotel, preparing you for an enchanting flight to either Kayseri or Nevsehir, the gateways to Cappadocia's wonders. Upon arrival, embark on a captivating sightseeing tour. Discover the unique landscapes of Devrent Valley and the extraordinary fairy chimneys of Monk's Valley (Pasabagi). The tour continues to the Goreme Open-Air Museum, where ancient cave churches paint a vivid picture of history. Conclude the day with a visit to Uchisar, a natural rock castle that will leave you awe-inspired. Around 5:00 PM, we transfer you back to your hotel, allowing you to savor the magic of Cappadocia.
Cappadocia Tour with Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride
Get ready for an unforgettable day of exploration. At 9:30 AM, depart from your hotel and venture into the enchanting Red Valley. Marvel at the rock-cut churches that adorn the landscape and embark on a scenic 4-5 km hike through the mesmerizing Gulludere Valley. Next, visit Çavusvillage, renowned for its houses and churches that showcase Christian clergy life. After a delightful lunch, we continue to the picturesque Pigeon Valley, a true natural wonder. In the afternoon, delve into the depths of Kaymakli underground city, where early Christians sought solace in faith. As the day comes to a close, we transfer you back to your hotel, ensuring a restful night's sleep. Don't miss the opportunity to experience the optional Hot Air Balloon Ride, an ethereal adventure that unveils Cappadocia's unmatched beauty from above.
FlightBack to Istanbul
On day 11, we bid farewell to the captivating landscapes of Cappadocia as we pick you up from your hotel, two hours before your departure, and transfer you to the airport for your flight back to Istanbul. Upon arrival, you have the afternoon at leisure to reflect on the memories created during this extraordinary journey. Take the time to explore Istanbul's hidden corners or indulge in some last-minute shopping, ensuring you bring a piece of this vibrant city back home with you. Overnight in Istanbul, savoring the final moments of this remarkable adventure.
As your journey comes to an end, we ensure your departure is seamless and stress-free. Three hours before your international flight, our team will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the airport, bidding you farewell with warm wishes and cherished memories. Have a safe trip back home, carrying the magic of Athens, Santorini, Istanbul, and Cappadocia in your heart.
As you embark on this extraordinary adventure, immerse yourself in the wonders of ancient civilizations, breathtaking landscapes, and vibrant cultures. Let the beauty of Athens, the allure of Santorini, the enchantment of Istanbul, and the mystique of Cappadocia create memories that will stay with you for a lifetime. Prepare to be captivated by these remarkable destinations, where history, beauty, and wonder converge to create an unforgettable experience.