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Day 1 - Athens

Upon arrival in Athens, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisur


Day 2 - Athens (B)

After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel, and you will be led to a guided Athens sightseeing tour to the House of Parliament, the Unknown Soldier's Tomb, the Hadrian's Arch, the Olympian Zeus Temple, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Academy, the University and the National Library. Balance of the day at leisure.


Day 3 - Athens - Kefalonia (B)

Morning transfer airport for your flight to Kefalonia island. Arrival and transfer to your selected hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.


Day 4 - Kefalonia (B)

Enjoy a free day to discover the island, which has a rich biodiversity with a large number of endemic and rare species. We recommend visiting Melissani's underground lake and some of the beautiful beaches such as Myrtos, that has been described as "one of the most dramatic beaches in Greece", with its "mile-and-a-half long arc of dazzling white pebbles and was used as the location for the mine explosion episode in the film Captain Corelli's Mandolin. Also, do not miss the villages of Fiskardo or Assos.


Day 5 - Kefalonia - Zakynthos (B)

Transfer to the port and departure to Zakynthos. Arrival in Zakynthos and transfer to your selected hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.


Day 6 - Zakynthos (B)

Morning at leisure in Zakynthos. We recommend visiting the famous "Navagio" beach with the shipwreck and the various "Blue Caves" which are cut into cliffs around Cape Skinari, and are accessible only by small boats.


Day 7 - Zakynthos - Athens (B)

Transfer to Zakynthos airport for your flight back to Athens. Arrival and transfer to your selected hotel in Athens.


Day 8 - Athens (B)

Depending on your flight departure schedule, you will be transferred to Athens airport.


Legend : B : Breakfast, L : Lunch, D : Dinner,
You can customize this trip with additional days! Slow the pace with rest days in locations of your choice, or add additional sightseeing days along the route.

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Tour Details

You only need 8 days to visit this fantastic region of Greece.

3 nights hotel accommodation in Athens
2 nights hotel accommodation in Kefalonia
2 nights hotel accommodation in Zakynthos
Half day Athens sightseeing Tour including the Acropolis
Air tickets Athens – Kefalonia / Zakynthos – Athens
Ferry-boat tickets Kefalonia / Zakynthos
Entrance fees to the sites, during guided sightseeing tours
All transfers as mentioned
Daily breakfast
Hotel taxes

Gratuities (optional);
Drinks.

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Reviews

Colin & Judy Jones

Hi Michael,

I want to write to tell you how much we enjoyed our two weeks travelling in Turkey. It was an eye opener from beginning to end.

We must thank our two guides – I’m sorry we didn’t get the spelling for our first guide in Istanbul but his name was pronounced Uhr? – for their kindness towards and consideration of Judy as they walked and transported us around Istanbul and all of the other remarkable places they took us to. Uhr? even went so far as to buy from a market stall, a collapsible seat for Judy so that she might rest more easily as he explained what we were seeing. He refused to let me pay for it at the end of his two days with us and at the same time insisted we take it with us for our travels with Mehmed.

Our general experiences were that Turkish people are very friendly, polite and keen to help. Some might say this is because of low tourist numbers but we  feel it is more a general trait of the Turkish. At no time while we were by ourselves in Istanbul and elsewhere did we feel anything but goodwill towards us. Also I want to say how much we enjoyed the never ending supply of food when we stopped for lunch and dinner. Invariably when we thought we were stopping for a light lunch the meal became a virtual banquet.

The accommodation throughout  was excellent perhaps apart from the Parion Hotel where we felt the staff could have been more obliging and understanding. You might have heard we had a couple of issues when we arrived at the Dosso Dossi but they were resolved very quickly and I feel we all became friends. The location of the hotel was very convenient to the Old Quarter and there was plenty of character compared with staying in a steel and glass tower. Each for its own reason the Doga Thermal and Stone Cave House hotels were the pick of our other stays and we could have happily spent more time at both. The only down side of all of our accommodation was we felt the beds could have been softer. We have mentioned that to other people who have travelled in Turkey and all have agreed with us that the beds are hard; maybe it is an Australian thing but I know we appreciate a softer bed.

Of the ancient sites we visited I think the Acropolis at Pergamon and Hierapolis in general were the two standouts while I doubt we will never forget Panorama 1453. Again Uhr? arranged for us to enter the dome using the disabled persons lift and the effect was very dramatic. Judy particularly enjoyed the hot air balloon flight and I need to thank the staff there who firstly helped her into the basket and physically lifted her out.

So all in all it was and excellent two weeks and we wished now we could have spent more time in Turkey but I know we always talk of our time there very fondly.

Kind regards,

R. Harrod

Michael and Ihsan

 

My wife and I have just returned home from our outstanding tour of Turkey.

 

Everything went absolutely brilliantly. The fact that every day involved a different tour operator  but that it all came together is nothing short of incredible. The hotels were high quality and in excellent locations.

 

The fact that recent events have caused a dramatic drop in tourist numbers is particularly sad for your business and for Turkey. However, for us it was a benefit, as we were able to see all the key sights without hordes of people.

Of course we also had the luxury of personalized attention on most days.

 

Just one suggestion for the future. While in Cappadocia we went to a Turkey dinner and cultural show that was outstanding. This is something you might wish to include as an optional extra for future tourists.

 

Once again, my sincere thanks.

 

We'll certainly recommend Turkey Travel to all our friends.

 

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Travel Information and Guide to Greece

Greece has always been and will be one of the most popular destinations for tourism. It is not hard to see why. The country and surrounding islands, have a colourful historical timeline filled with stories of the ancient gods, and philosophers like Aristotle. It also has superb coastlines filled with beautiful beaches and swimming spots. Throw in the welcoming and interesting cultural aspects like food and cuisine and everything combines to form a holiday hotspot where people truly can enjoy themselves.

Hotel Accommodation

Such is the demand for tourism, every type of hotel accommodation is available from the budget hostels for backpackers to 5 star plus spa centres for honeymooning couples. If you book one of our tours, we arrange accommodation for you.

When to Go

From July to August, soaring temperatures are guaranteed. While this is ideal for sunbathers, anyone who wants to explore cultural or historical sites should confine their walks to morning or evening and avoid the peak of temperatures from 12 noon to 3pm.

Aside from these months, January to June and September to November are ideal, although evening temperatures require a light cardigan or jacket. December to March is the coldest months but destinations like Athens are still popular for all year round city breaks.

Currency and Spending

Greece used to be a cheap country until the introduction of the Euro. It is still possible to travel on a budget but travellers should look out for the small establishments serving cheap food and avoid centres where prices of drinks etc are more expensive. An average budget per day is 90 euros including accommodation, food and transport. This can increase with fees to museums and historical sites. Our Greece tours range from budget to luxury and you can see the full range here.

Where to Go

There is huge amount of potential destinations, depending on what you look for in a travel experience. The diversity of regions will ensure that everyone is accommodated for. Many of our tours visit more than one destination so you can see the best of what Greece has to offer, all in one trip. You can see the tours here but the main five highlights of Greece are…

Athens

The capital and largest city in Greece, is home to some of the world’s most prolific ancient sites which is not a surprise considering that throughout history, it has always been a centre of learning, art and philosophy. Sites to see include including Acropolis, ancient agora, the 19th century neighbourhood of Anafiotika, the unknown soldiers tomb and Hadrian’s arch

Thessaloniki

This is a destination that has something for everyone because Thessaloniki has an abundance of Byzantine historical sites, museums, cultural activities, sports and art festivals. Hotels and restaurants are in abundance and the diversity means you are sure to find what you seek.

 

Santorini

This island is well-known for white sugar cube houses covered with pink bougainvillea, and the emphasis while here is to relax and admire the beauty. Sunsets are adorable and the urban landscape provides many picture postcards scenes. Also try the local wine and cuisine.

Mykonos

This Greek island is famous for its beaches and nightlife. Landmarks to visit include the windmills; the Municipal library based in an 18th century mansion and Petros the pelican that is the mascot for the island.

Rhodes

One of the most famous and top visited Greek islands, Rhodes includes the historical old part of the town within the old city walls. It is also well known for its shopping opportunities and local taverns serving delicious Greek cuisine.


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Daily departures from May to October

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