TURKEY WITH GREECE
DAY 01: ARRIVAL ATHENSs
Athens - The city of the Olympic idea, of artists, culture. A city filled with contrasts and surprises.
Arrival at Eleftherios Venizelos Airport. Our transfer will be waiting for you at the airport. After boarding our luxurious air-conditioned vehicle, sit back and relax as the driver transports you safely, smoothly, and efficiently at your hotel. By check in, you will receive our representative’s pack with your return voucher, her name and contact information, date, time, and location of your transportation back to the airport on your departure date. Free time at leisure.
DAY 02: ATHENS
Get up early for your first breakfast in Athens, ask for a strong traditional Greek Coffee and get ready for the most amazing city tour through history that ASIT choose for you and gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city!!!!! First stop, the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896. Then we will continue and pass by the Prime Minister's residence (ex Royal Palace), guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). Next stop, Acropolis with the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally "the harmony between material and spirit", the monument that "puts order in the mind", the Parthenon. Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum. Transfer back to the hotel for relaxing.
DAY 03: ATHENS - MYKONOS
Mykonos the world famous island of the Aegean and Mediterranean Sea.
Check out from the Hotel in Athens. Today you will be transferred from the hotel to the port, where by boat we will reach Mykonos.Arrival, pick up and transfer to the hotel. Spend 2 magnificent relaxing days walking through the narrow streets in Mykonos town, lye on the beach and try amazing cocktails & fruit punches. Enjoy the night life in many bars and clubs in Mykonos town. The capital of the island, Hora or Mykonos Town is particularly charming and considered as one of the most beautiful little cities of the Cyclades. It is representative of the island’s architecture which is typically Cycladic with whitewashed cubic houses with flat roofs, blue doors and windows, narrow paved streets, flowered balconies and a picturesque and magical atmosphere.
DAY 04: MYKONOS
Tour to Delos “the island of light”, birthplace of Apollon and Artemis:
Only a 45 minute boat ride away from Mykonos is Delos. Delos was the centre of the Cyclades of the ancient world, home to the first multicultural civilization and trade. Having been inhabited between 2500 and 69 b.C. Delos boasts of many treasures remaining from these times. What we will see: The ancient market place “Agora”, The famous terrace of the “Naxos lions”, The “Holy lake”, the ancients living quarters and theatre that give you a lively vision of the daily life then; especially the houses of Dionysos and Kleopatra, the Trident, the Masks, the Dolphins with their mosaics are a fantastic experience of art not to be missed. Furthermore there are the Temple of Isis, the Egyptian goddess, the Roman water system and cisterns and the wonderful museum with plenty of breathtaking mosaics, statues and many more objects found during the excavations. On our guided tour we depart at 10pm from the old pier in Mykonos Town and we return at 2.30 pm. If you wish to remain a little bit longer you can also take the last boat back at 3 pm in order to have some time at leisure or maybe climb on Mount Kynthos to enjoy the view over all the surrounding Cycladic islands.
DAY 05: MYKONOS- ATHENS
Have your last coffee and dedicate time for buying souvenirs and taking your last photos in a Greek island. Transfer to port of Mykonos and arrival at the famous and biggest port of Greece “Piraeus”. Transfer to hotel and check in for your last overnight at the capital of Greece “Athens” . Overnight. DAY 05: ATHENS - ISTANBUL
Breakfast at hotel, Transfer to Eleftherios Venizelos airport for your flight back home having the best impression from your trip. Board the flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival , meet our local representative and get transfer to your hotel.
DAY 06: ISTANBUL
Breakfast at hotel. To day visit Egyptian Bazaar and Bosphorus Cruise. Cruise the waters with a panoramic Bosphorus Cruise tour and haggle at the Egyptian Bazaar, famous for its colorful spices on sale. Enjoy this panoramic Bosphorus Cruise tour with a trip to the Egyptian Bazaar. After your hotel pickup, we will cross the Golden Horn area were you will have a chance to take a photo from the car or bus. You will visit the colourful Egyptian Spice Market where you will have an opportunity to haggle with the vendors and buy local spices or souvenirs for yourself or friends back home. You will then be taken to the pier to board your Bosphorus cruise where you will see sights such as the Dolmabahce Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, Ortakoy Mosque, European and Asian side, and the Bosphorus Bridge on route. During this tour there may also be a visit to a leather showroom if time permits.
DAY 07: ISTANBUL
Istanbul Breakfast at hotel. Day is at leisure or you can choose any optional tour Istanbul City tour / Bursa / Full day tour to Princess Island Etc.
DAY 08: ISTANBUL – HOMEBOUND
Breakfast at hotel, Check out & get the transfer to the airport for final departure back to India .