12 Nights/13 Days
Day 01 : Arrive Athens
On arrival in Athens, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. In the evening free time at leisure. We suggest you a walk at Plaka area where you will find a lot of shops for souvenirs and a lot of restaurants. Overnight at Athens.
Day 02 : Athens - Mykonos
Breakfast. In the morning, visit all of the famous Athens sites on a City Tour (on SIC BASIS) including the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch and the famous Acropolis. Return to the hotel to pick up your luggage and transfer to Port of Rafina to take the ferry to Mykonos. Arrive in the evening at Mykonos & transfer to your hotel.Overnight in Mykonos.
Day 03 : Mykonos
Breakfast. The day is at leisure as you enjoy all Mykonos has to offer, from beautiful sandy beaches to archaeological wonders to the extravagant nightlife!.Overnight in Mykonos.
Day 04 : Mykonos – Santorini
Breakfast. Board a high-speed ferry for the stunning volcanic island of Santorini.Regarded by many as the most spectacular Greek island, Santorini boasts ancient rock formations,raw lava-layered cliffs, and beautiful black sand beaches.Overnight in Santorini.
Day 05 : Santorini – Volcano & Hot Springs Boat Tour
In the morning, you will be picked up from a designated pick up point and taken to Athinios port in order to take the traditional boat. The first stop is to the islet of Nea Kameni where you'll have the opportunity to climb to the crater(1 ½ hour). Next the boat stops to Palaia Kameni for a short swim to the Hot Springs, which are considered to have healing powers (30 minutes). Afterwards head to Thirassia island, where you have 2 hours free to explore the island, swim or have lunch. Finally, the boat sails along the coast and ends up to the port of Athinios.Overnight in Santorini.
Day 06 : Santorini – Athens - Istanbul
This morning, transfer by ferry to Athens. Upon arrival, transfer on your own to airport for your flight to Istanbul.Meet at the airport Transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul.Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 07 : Istanbul City Tour
Breakfast Includes.Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for the a day tour of old Istanbul city. Visit to ST. SOPHIA This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great.Also visit TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break at 13:00pm after the lunch Murtis Tour will then take you to the GRAND COVERED BAZAAR In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more then 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 08 : Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Shopping Tour
Pick up at 08:30am from the hotel and depart for the Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Shopping Tour. Visit the SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar) The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron,mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice.BOSPHORUS BY BOAT a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will see the magnificent sights of the following attractions from your boat. See Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of its marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.RUMELI FORTRESS Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul was completed in only four months to control and protect the infamous Bosphorus passage. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world.BEYLERBEYI PALAS (PALACE) The summer residence of Ottoman sultans exists in its original renovated glory featuring original antique furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian side of Istanbul. BOSPHORUS BRIDGE enjoy a unique chance to step from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe) CAMLICA HILL the highest point in Istanbul. At the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosporus from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional Turkish Ottoman style. SHOPPING TOUR (after cruise) Experience the traditional silk weaving skills of Turkish women at the carpet weaving courses provided by The Ministry of National Education. You will get the opportunity to see jewellery, handcrafts centre and a modern leatherwear show. Enjoy the experience of shopping whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen, with Murti's Tour's local escort full of knowledge about how to haggle the streets of Istanbul. The rest of the evening is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 09 : Istanbul / Kayseri Airport and Cappadocia
After breakfast,we depart for Istanbul Ataturk Airport for our domestic flight to Cappadocia. Transfer from Kayseri airport to your Cave hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 10 : Cappadocia Tour
After Breakfast,Today we will get to know the Cappadocia region, a volcanic area in which the geological formation started 10 million years ago. As a result of these formations phallic like pillars have come to life. The beautiful horse country Katpatuka,(as the Persians called her) is an unbelievable strip of land, enchanting and mysterious. Cappadocia region is also famous for its arts, including ceramic and carpets. You will be picked up approximatley 09:30 from your hotel to join our regular tour. Tour starts with Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, you visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin you go to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go Pasabagi where you can see threeheaded fairy chimneys. After Pasabagi you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then you head to a wineshop in Urgup for wine tasting. Last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end approximately 18:00 and you will be returned back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 11 : Kayseri/Cappadocia Airport to Kusadasi
After breakfast, we depart for Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport for our domestic flight to Izmir. Transfer from Kusadasiairport to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Kusadasi.Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 12 : Kusadasi - Pamukkale Tour
At 08:30 we depart for Pamukkale. We will check at the hotel around 12.00 and we have a lunch break until 13.30. Afterwards we shall visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs.Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 13 : Fly Back Home
Break Fast Included. 08:30 Departure from hotel fully guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world enroute, visiting the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library, Grand theatre and House of the Virgin Mary.Lunch break around 13:00pm. After the lunch, depart for Izmir airport for your flight to Istanbul. On arrival at Istanbul connect onto flight to Dubai. Arrive Dubai & connect onto flight to India.