Highlights of Greece & Turkey

Istanbul | Ephesus | Athens | Santorini | Mykonos (13 Days)

For those who want to capture the essence of both of these Mediterranean neighbors in one trip, this moderate-paced itinerary covers the most-visited cities and major landmarks of both countries.

  • Experience the energetic city of Istanbul, a bridge between continents
  • Tour the Sultanahmet district, the keeper of Istanbul’s ancient landmarks
  • Enjoy a ferry cruise on the Bosphorus waterway
  • Step back in time on the streets of ancient Ephesus
  • Visit the Athens Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum with a local guide
  • Admire views of Santorini from a boat and swim in the caldera
  • Discover the sacred ancient ruins on Delos island
  • Relax and enjoy free time in famous Cycladic towns and beaches
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Brief Itinerary
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Istanbul and private transfer to your hotel in the Old City. Istanbul
Day 2 Guided tour including the Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum, Basilica Cistern, and the Grand Bazaar. Istanbul
Day 3 Guided tour including Topkapi Palace, Spice Market, and a Bosphorus boat ride. Istanbul
Day 4 Flight to Izmir and private transfer to your hotel in the area nearby Ephesus. Ephesus
Day 5 Day trip to Ephesus and the Terrace Houses, Sultanköy, and Ephesus Archaeology Museum. Ephesus
Day 6 Fly from Izmir to Athens and private transfer to your hotel. Athens
Day 7 Tour of Athens and the Acropolis with a local guide. Athens
Day 8 Flight to Santorini and private transfer to your hotel. Santorini
Day 9 Catamaran cruise on Santorini’s caldera. Santorini
Day 10 Day at leisure on the island of Santorini. Enjoy the beach. Santorini
Day 11 Ferry to Mykonos and private transfer to your hotel. Mykonos
Day 12 Day trip to the island and archaeological site of Delos. Mykonos
Day 13 Day at leisure on the island of Mykonos. Enjoy the beach. Mykonos
Day 14 Transfer to the airport for departure.  

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