This tour is an exciting but relaxing ten days of touring the Turkish Aegean coast, Greek Islands, and the majestic city of Athens. See the intensely photographed white washed houses of Santorini, and Knossos Palace, home of the ancient Minoan civilization. Many more highlights on this trip await you. Please ask for details and pricing.
Upon arrival in Athens you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.
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.
Early in the morning transfer to Piraeus port to embark the 3 night cruise to the Greek islands and Turkey. First stop Mykonos, an island known for its fantastic sandy beaches, its vivid nightlife, Little Venice and famous windmills.
Next port of call is the Turkish port of Kusadasi with the option to visit Ephesus, one of the most complete ancient cities ever excavated. Then, on to the island of Patmos, where participating in the optional tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the Monastery & St. John's Grotto where he lived and wrote the book of Revelation.
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.
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. Arrival in Santorini in the afternoon, the island which is said to be the lost continent of the Atlantis. Disembarkation and transfer to your selected hotel.
Days at leisure to enjoy the unique views, the black sandy beaches as well as the most romantic sunset in the world. Enjoy a half day cruise to the small volcanic islands of Nea Kameni and Palea Kameni found in the center of the famous caldera and the hot springs with the orangey water where you will have free time for swimming. Do not leave the island without visiting its capital city, Fira town, with the beautiful white-washed houses, the narrow streets and open air cafes that cling on the steep cliff. Oia and Imerovigli are also among the places that you need to visit in Santorini. Santorini - day 1st.
Santorini - day 2nd.
Free morning. In the afternoon, transfer to the port to embark 3 day cruise returning to Athens. Dinner and overnight on board the ship.
According to your flight departure time, you will be transferred to Athens airport.
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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CostingThe cost of this tour may change according to your travel dates, accommodation level and number of people traveling. Please send us a quick enquiry through our web site so that we can make our best offer. Given that our reservations office is located in Greece, we have access to best deals possible.
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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!
Well you excelled yourselves with the organisation of our recent trip.
Everything was absolutely fantastic and the Greece component of our trip was the highlight for everyone.
The quality of the Greek section on the tour was accentuated by the comparison with the Italian part, where the conclusion was "Italy gives 3-star service for 5-star prices"!! We were very sad that we've not booked our Italy trip with you!
Our guide Marissa was exceptional in her knowledge, lots of fun and her “blah, blah” (her words) was incredibly informative. There was nothing she did not know. She was a very competent and caring guide, especially when many of our group were recovering from flu-like symptoms. She organised a doctor to come to the hotel at Olympia, and followed up by obtaining medication where needed.
Our bus driver, Joseph, was a very competent driver, extremely helpful, very positive and really enhanced our positive experience in Greece.
The last few days in Mykonos and Santorini were a perfect conclusion to our trip, and both travel companies are to be commended for their guides, accommodation and service.
So Michael, thank you (and your company) again for your exceptional service, your prompt, courteous replies and especially your patience with my mess-up with the payment!
I will certainly continue to recommend your company to anyone I know who plan to visit Turkey. Of course, if we end up taking another group, we will make contact with you.
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.
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…
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
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.
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.
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.
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.