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Great Capitals of Turkey and Greece

8 days

Great Capitals of Turkey and Greece, 8 days



Embark on a journey between two continents and seas, immersing yourself in the best of Istanbul and Athens. Istanbul, the enchanting city straddling the Bosphorus, captivates with its blend of the exotic Orient and the Western world. Explore its historical landmarks, natural beauty, and charming neighborhoods, unveiling the timeless grandeur shaped by a dynamic interplay of cultures and constant renewal.

Athens, the cradle of Western civilization, unfolds as an open-air museum. Marvel at its ancient history and monumental treasures, including the Acropolis, Ancient Agora, new Acropolis Museum, and the historic center. The Parthenon, Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, and Erechtheion stand as enduring legacies from Pericles’ golden age atop the Acropolis. Stroll through Plaka, Monastiraki, or Anafiotika to discover the city’s lively nightlife, beaches, mountains, traditional cuisine, and gourmet restaurants. This journey presents a unique opportunity to delve into the rich history, culture, and contrasts of these two remarkable cities.


Istanbul (Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque, Top Kapi, Bosphorus, Fanari)

Athens (Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Monastiraki, Thiseion, historical centre)


Arrival in Istanbul

Upon your arrival at Istanbul Airport, our representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. Check-in and rest for the day. Overnight in Istanbul.


Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for half-day tour “BOSPHORUS”: We will go to the pier and embark the regular boat for Cruise on Bosphorus, a strait that separates two continents and joins the Black Sea with the Sea of ​​Marmara. From the boat we can admire the Dolmabahce Palace, the Mosque, the bohemian neighborhood of Ortakoy, the Rumeli and the Anatolian Fortresses, the Beylerbeyi Palace, the typical “yali” wooden houses, etc.

Next we will visit the Spice Bazaar, also called the Egyptian Bazaar, it is one of the oldest markets in Istanbul and one of the best places to buy typical products such as spices, sweets or nuts.

Free afternoon to explore the city. OR you can take the optional excursion “Topkapi Palace”: In the afternoon, visit the Hagia Irene; it was the first church in Constantinapolis and is located in the first courtyard of the Topkapi Palace. It was built by Constantine V in the 8th century and was used as an armory during the Ottoman Empire period. Next visit the Topkapi Palace, which was the residence of the Ottoman sultans for four centuries. See the pavilions, kitchens, audience chambers and kiosks built around a series of courtyards. Finally visit the Grand Bazaar, with more than 4,500 shops that are grouped in specialized areas in different products: jewelry, clothes Overnight in Istanbul.


Istanbul – Free day

Enjoy a free day in Istanbul to explore at your own pace. You can visit more landmarks, shop at the Grand Bazaar, or indulge in delicious Turkish cuisine.

Overnight in Istanbul.


Discovering Mykonos’ Treasures

Spend the day at leisure, exploring Mykonos at your own pace or join our optional Mykonos Island Tour. Visit Agios Ioannis beach, Ano Mera village, and Kalafatis beach. Explore Mykonos town, featuring iconic landmarks such as the windmills and Little Venice. Immerse yourself in the local ambiance and architecture. Overnight in Mykonos.

Istanbul – Athens

After breakfast, depending on your departure time, transfer to Istanbul Airport for your flight to Athens. Upon arrival in Athens, you’ll be transferred to your hotel. In the evening, take a walk to experience the nightlife of Athens.

Overnight in Athens.

Athens – City Tour and Acropolis Visit

After breakfast, embark on a city tour of Athens. Visit the Panathenaic Stadium, the Prime Minister’s residence (Old Royal Palace), Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, and more. Explore the Acropolis and its architectural masterpieces, including the Parthenon and Erechtheion. Later, visit the Acropolis Museum.

The evening is free for you to explore more of Athens or take an optional tour to witness the stunning sunset at Cape Sounion.

Overnight in Athens.


Enjoy a day at leisure in Athens. You can revisit places that interest you or explore new areas. Alternatively, opt for an excursion to Argolida, where you can discover ancient Mycenae, Epidaurus, and Tiryns, three significant archaeological sites in the region.

Overnight in Athens.

Athens – Departure

Depending on your flight schedule, you will be transferred to Athens Airport for your departure. Say farewell to Greece with beautiful memories of your trip. Safe travels!

Your package includes:

  • Transfers to/from the airport
  • 7 night accomodation to a 4*,5* hotel
  • Tours as mentioned in the program with luxury buses
  • City tours as mentioned in the program


Your package excludes:
  • City Tax
  • Entrances
  • Extra meals
  • Drinks

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