Tour Itinerary

  • Days: 12
  • Starting Point: Istanbul
  • Ending Point: Athens
  • No Credit Card Fees
  • No Booking Fees

Pick up from the airport (or port) and transfer to your hotel by private car. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

  • Destination: Istanbul
  • Legend:

Visit Haghia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace (harem not included). Overnight stay in Istanbul.

  • Destination: Istanbul
  • Legend: B, L

Drive south to the Gallipoli Peninsula. Hear expert information from a local guide. Visit the Kabatepe War Museum, the intended landing place at Brighton Beach and Anzac Cove where the Dawn Service is held each year. Also visit the NZ Memorial at Chunuk Bair, the Australian Memorial at Lone Pine, and the Turkish Memorial as well. Overnight in Canakkale.

  • Destination: Gallipoli
  • Legend: B, L

Morning tour of the ruins of the ancient cities of Troy. Lunch break. In the afternoon, drive to Kusadasi, stopping at the beautiful ruins of Pergamon on the way. These stunning ruins, beautifully located on a hill top, demonstrate that the architects and sculptors of Pergamon were among the most talented in the Hellenistic world. Overnight in Kusadasi.

  • Destination: Pergamon & Troy
  • Legend: B, L

Visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world. Then visit Ephesus Ancient City, the best-preserved Greco-Roman city in the world. Here you will explore the Agora, Odeon, Celsius Library, Hadrian Temple, Roman Baths, Grand Theatre & Marble Street. After a lunch break, visit the House of Virgin Mary, where she is thought to have spent her final years. Overnight stay in Kusadasi.

  • Destination: Ephesus
  • Legend: B, L

Morning drive to Pamukkale, then lunch. In the afternoon, tour the 'Cotton Castle.' Bring swimwear as you may have time to swim in the Antique Pool (extra fee applies.) Also visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its theatre and Necropolis. You will be transferred back to Kusadasi after the tour. Overnight in Kusadasi.

  • Destination: Pamukkale
  • Legend: B, L

You will be transferred to the port to embark your cruise ship. You will travel to Patmos today in the cruise ship.

  • Destination: Kusadasi
  • Legend: B, L, D

Early morning arrival in the magnificent island of the roses situated in the southeastern part of the Mediterranean Sea. Rhodes Island is visited by hundreds of tourists every year since it offers a combination of great historical sites, marvelous beaches, a vivid nightlife and great shopping areas. By participating in one of the optional tours, you will be able to visit the medieval city and the famous Lindos Acropolis.

  • Destination: Rhodes
  • Legend: B, L, D

Next port of call is the Cretan port of Heraklion. Don't miss the opportunity to participate in the optional tour to the Knossos Palace, the center of the Minoan Civilization. Departure to Crete and arrival in Santorini in the afternoon, the island which is said to be the lost continent of the Atlantis and has the most beautiful sunset in the world.

  • Destination: Santorini
  • Legend: B, L, D

Upon arrival at the port of Piraeus you will be transferred to your selected hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.

  • Destination: Athens
  • Legend: B

After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel, and you will be led to a guided Athens sightseeing tour. Visit the Syntagma square, the House of Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown soldier guarded by the Evzones in their traditional costume – short stop for pictures. Continue the tour passing from the Athens Academy, the University and the National Library. Visit the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern era were held in 1896-short stop for pictures. Continue to the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. Visit the Acropolis with the masterpieces of the golden Age of Athens the Porpylea the Temple of Athena Nike, Erechteion and the Parthenon.

  • Destination: Athens
  • Legend: B

You will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

  • Destination: Athens
  • Legend: B


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.

Tour Map

Tour Details

  • In Brief

    Includes UNESCO World Heritage sites, wonderful Greek Islands, Roman ruins and the diverse cities of Athens and Istanbul, this tour fuses the gap between East and West.

  • Special Features

    This tour can be customised to suit your needs. Hotels can be upgraded on request.

  • What's Included

    - All accommodation as per the itinerary.
    - Professional English speaking guide on tours.
    - All transfers mentioned in the itinerary.
    - 4 day cruise XB outside stateroom cabin on full board basis.
    - Hotel taxes.
    - All meals mentioned in the itinerary.
    - All museum and entrance fees where necessary.
    - All Local taxes.
    No hidden extras!

  • What's Not Included

    - International airfares.
    - Drinks with meals.
    - Travel Insurance, visas or passports.
    - Tips & Personal Expenses.

Hotels

Departure Date


Departs every Wednesday from April to October.

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  • Start Date: 01.04.2019
    Finish Date: 12.10.2019
    Day / Days / Every Day: Every Day
  • Start Date: 01.04.2020
    Finish Date: 10.10.2020
    Day / Days / Every Day: Every Day
  • Start Date: 01.04.2021
    Finish Date: 16.10.2021
    Day / Days / Every Day: Every Day

Price List


Please contact us on pricing and further details.

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  • Start: 01.04.2020
    Finish: 10.10.2020
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  • Start: 01.04.2021
    Finish: 16.10.2021
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  • Start: 01.04.2019
    Finish: 12.10.2019
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Reviews

Merv McNamara

Australia

We would just like to thank you and you team for the excellent service provided during our recent trip to Turkey and Greece.

The transfers and accommodation where very well received by both of us.

The drivers were very friendly and helpful. The English speaking guides were excellent,very knowledgeable and made our understand of the history and stories of Turkey well worth the experience.

Your company's assistance reorganising our trip at short notice was spot on and done with little fuse showing the professional attributes of the company.

I would have no issues with recommending you company to other travellers.

Regards

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J. Fink

Sorento, VIC

This is the second year I have used Turkey Travel Centre to plan my trip to Greece and Turkey. And as the previous year the whole process of travelling about with always some one waiting my arrival with my name and then being met to move onto the next destination has been orchestrated by Michael and his team....every last detail from ferry tickets, excursions, hotel room type and inclusion to pick ups and drop offs all done.
The accommodation has been perfect and the additional excursions have been fantastic! Nothing is any difficulty for TTC and if I needed them it was merely a phone call, not that it arose.
I was delighted to finish my walking tour today and be met by part of the team who seem to have become my good friends here in Turkey to enjoy lunch and lively conversation.
Thank you to Michael, Ihsan and Mimet for a wonderful day and ensuring once again my holiday was everything I hoped for and more!

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Ian and Margie

Landsborough Q Australia

Being Australians, we wanted to take the opportunity to spend some time at Gallipoli, whilst on our way to Europe. After some research on the internet, I chose Turkey Travel Centre, because it seemed to be the best one to suit our needs. I am so glad we had our time in Turkey organised by TTC. TTC was quite flexible in making suggestions and changes to our itinerary as we developed what we felt we would like to do in the week we had available. Our trip was everything we wanted.

All our tour guides were excellent, knowledgeable and quite understanding our needs. In particular I need to mention Mehmet (Istanbul) and Erdem (Gallipoli). Spending the couple of days with each of these guides made the whole trip worthwhile; we came away knowing so much more about Turkey and it people, history and culture. Our accommodation in Istanbul, Sokullu Pasa Hotel, was a pleasure. The staff could not have been more supportive and understanding. The rooms were most comfortable. Our other accommodation on our trip were as good as the Sokullu Pasa. 

We enjoyed ourselves so much, we will return to see more of this beautiful country and we will again use Turkey Travel Centre.

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Anon

Australia

We enjoyed our tour of Old Istanbul and our guide Ekin was very knowledgable and gave us a very good picture of the city during our brief visit.

We would be pleased to recommend your services to any of our friends who may be visiting Istabul in the future.

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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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Ara Guler – The Eye of Istanbul and Street Photography

Istanbul is colorful. Its mixture of culture, people, history, religions, and traditions often become the subject of many photos taken by both amateur and professional photographers.

There is one man, who has notably become the most famous Turkish photographer purely because of the city. He is called Ara Guler and his nickname is “The Eye of Istanbul”.


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