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Classic Turkey & Greek Islands

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-79 yrs
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-17987
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Starts Athens, Greece
  • Ends Istanbul, Turkey
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Athens (Acropolis
  • Parthenon)
  • Greek islands of Santorini
  • Mykonos & Samos
  • Extensive Roman ruins at Ephesus
  • Pamukkale calcium travertines
  • Hieropolis
  • Sultanhani Caravansary
  • Cappadocia (Goreme Open Air museum
  • Underground cities)
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The tour "Classic Turkey & Greek Islands" starts from Athens and ends in Istanbul. This is a cruise tour that takes 14 days. You will travel through Greece, turkey and Turkey and visit Pamukkale, Kusadasi, Santorini and 7 other destinations. This is a guided group tour that includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

This tour combines ancient Athens and visits to Greece's beautiful Aegean islands with some of Turkey's most impressive and important highlights. Among others, you'll see the extensive Roman ruins at Ephesus, Pamukkale's calcium travertines, underground cities and surreal landscapes in Cappadocia and the bustling city of Istanbul.

We start in Athens with plenty of time to visit the famous ancient sites like the Acropolis and Parthenon, before heading out to the picturesque island of Santorini for plenty of sun, sea and sand. We island hop to Mykonos and Samos for more beach time before arriving at Kusadasi in Turkey. We'll visit the nearby roman ruins at Ephesus before heading inland to enjoy the rejuvenating thermal waters and limestone Travertines at Pamukkale and Heirapolis. We continue east to spend time in the fairytale landscape that is Cappadocia and venture underground to explore the fascinating underground cities. From here we head back to Istanbul, via the capital Ankara, and spent our final days visiting the famous sites like Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, and the Aya Sofya.
  • Day 1 Arrive in Athens, transfer to hotel
  • Day 2 Athens, half day Acropolis tour
  • Day 3 Ferry from Athens to Santorini, free time
  • Day 4 Santorini, free time & optional tours
  • Day 5 Ferry from Santorini to Mykonos
  • Day 6 Mykonos, free day & local options
  • Day 7 Samos to Kusadasi
  • Day 8 Kusadasi, Ephesus Roman ruins tour
  • Day 9 Drive to Pamukkale and Hierapolis
  • Day 10 Drive the Silk Road to Konya
  • Day 11 Cappadocia, full day tour
  • Day 12 Cappadocia, drive to Ankara before returning to Istanbul
  • Day 13 Istanbul, Old City tour
  • Day 14 Istanbul, departure transfer to the airport
  • ==All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • =Port-hotel transfers on Greek islands
  • =Meals as indicated in the itinerary (12 breakfasts, 5 dinners)
  • =All transport in AC minibus/coach in Turkey and Athens
  • =Greek island ferry crossings as per itinerary
  • =24-hour airport arrival transfer service from Eleftherios Venizelos Airport in Athens (ATH)
  • =24-hour airport departure transfer service in Istanbul (to either Istanbul - Attaturk (IST) or Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) airports)
  • =Services of a Greek tour leader from Athens to Samos
  • =Services of a professional Turkish tour guide from Kusadasi to Istanbul
  • =Entrance fees to sites visited in Turkey
  • International Flights (available on request)
  • Visa fees
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory, available on request)
  • Single room supplements (chargeable if a same-sex room share is not available)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees in Athens (allow approx. EUR 17 for the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum)
  • Greece hotel residence tax (see tour notes)
  • Drinks, snacks, and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
  • Guide & driver tips
  • Port or border fees
  • Optional tours
  • Any other items not mentioned above
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Classic Turkey & Greek Islands tour. You can cancel the tour up to 56 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 55 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 29 January 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 29 January 2023, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 55 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Classic Turkey & Greek Islands tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Classic Turkey & Greek Islands tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Tours will be reduced to smaller group sizes to protect against COVID-19.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented per local government advice. Frequent disinfection of regularly touched surfaces is highly encouraged. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and also during transportation.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be recommended to be either fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure or have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR)  within 72 hours of departure.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • How much does a tour to Turkey cost?

    Turkey remains one of the most affordable destinations of its kind. A quick five-day tour will cost around USD 800, while a more comprehensive two-week tour will cost around USD 2,000.

  • What is the best time to visit Turkey?

    The peak tourist season is from June to August but the best time to visit Turkey is the shoulder seasons between April and May and September and October. These months have the best weather and fewer crowds.

  • How many days should I spend on a visit to Turkey?

    There is enough to do in Turkey for weeks on end, but a visit between a week and 10-days is the perfect amount of time. For more information, check out our article on how many days to spend in Turkey.

  • Where should I visit in Turkey as a first time visitor?

    There is no shortage of things to see in Turkey, but there are many places to visit in Turkey. Cappadocia and Ephesus are two of the best places to see in Turkey, while Istanbul completes the trifecta of must-visit locations. Add a visit to Pamukkale and the Mediterranean coast into the mix and you have a well-rounded holiday.

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