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Arrival at the Atatürk Airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Pick up from your hotel for a Full Day City Tour. Our visit starts at the Hippodrome. We will visit the Blue Mosque and the Aghia Sofia, the Topkapi Palace and finally the Grand Bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul.
We will combine a Morning Bosphorus Tour with an Asia & Beylerbeyi Palace Tour. Morning Bosphorus Cruise.
We begin with a brief visit to the 17th century Spice Bazaar*, one of Istanbul’s most colorful, bustling attractions. The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint and thyme. Next, we travel to the Golden Horn a natural and extremely secure harbor that has played an important role in the development of Istanbul. The inlet separates the European shore into two. It is approximately 8 km long, and the widest part is the entrance from the Bosphorus.
An amazing cruise between the two continents, Europe and Asia, along the Bosphorus that will take you to the Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi Palaces, wooden villas and mansions up to the Rumeli Fortress. The bridge was, for a time, the world’s longest, and Rumeli Hisar is a massive fortress built by Mehmet the Conqueror in just three months, as he prepared to conquer Istanbul. Also noteworthy on this tour are the 19th century mansions of the Ottoman elite and the Sultans’ fanciful gingerbread palaces and hunting lodge.
After lunch (Lunch included free of charge) we begin by driving across the first Bosphorus Bridge, which for a time was the world’s longest suspension bridge, and head for the summit of Çamlica Hill which affords panoramic views of Istanbul, the Sea of Marmara and the Princes’ Islands. From here, a short drive brings us to the Palace of Beylerbeyi on the shore of the Bosphorus. Perhaps the most elegant of the late Ottoman palaces, Beylerbeyi boasts six sumptuously furnished reception halls with Bohemian crystal chandeliers and Sèvres and Chinese vases, including a main salon with an indoor fountain. The sultans’ guests at the palace included Empress Eugénie of France, Shah Nasruddin of Persia and Grand Duke Nicholas of Russia. Overnight in Istanbul.
Athens , one of the world’s oldest cities, is the capital and largest city of Greece, dominating the Attica region. Arrival at the airport which is named Elefthérios Venizélos, started operating in 2001 and is located about 30 km from Athens . Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Athens.
The contrast between the monuments of a glorious past and the modern elegant structures is what you will enjoy most during your tour of Athens. City tour. Overnight in Athens.
Transfer to the port for the ferry to Mykonos, a Greek island in the Cyclades complex that lies between Tinos, Syros, Paros and Naxos. Transfer to the hotel 4*. Overnight in Mykonos.
Mykonos is one of the smallest islands of the Cyclades complex, and definitely the most famous. Its world-famous windmills are one of the most popular landmarks in the Island. Overnight in Mykonos.
Just beneath the windmills is the area of ‘little Venice,’ the ideal place to enjoy the sunset. After visiting museums and island landmarks, if you have already taken a selfie with Petros the pelican, in Chora, your next step is to adopt the habits of a real resident, taste the witty cocktail combinations of Mykonos and keep some of your energy for the night parties that follow. Overnight in Mykonos.
Transfer from the hotel to the port for the ferry to Santorini. Transfer to your hotel 4*. There is plenty of time for a pleasant relaxation and you may catch famous summer events, wine activities or traditional dance scenes. Overnight in Santorini.
Free day in Santorini. Ammoudi, -the port below Oia-, Imerovigli, -the magnificent settlement on the edge of the cliff along the Caldera- as well as Kamari and Vlyhada beaches offer a breathtaking view. In Vlyhada, you will be impressed by the chimneys and the white volcanic rocks. Overnight in Santorini.
Free day in Santorini. The views of the island will make you have a memorable experience. There are many bays and beaches where you can enjoy a quiet swim. Sailing in front of Skaros you will notice the small church of Panagia Theoskepasti. In the area from Gialos until you reach Athinios you will have the chance to see the loading docks and facilities of three old Santorini mines. Overnight in Santorini.
Transfer to the airport for your international flight.