The Great Odyssey

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4.8 Based on 4 Reviews
  • duration 18 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 6-99 yrs
  • max group size 24
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-40580
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Istanbul, Turkey
  • Ends Athens, Greece
The "The Great Odyssey" trip starts in Istanbul and ends in Athens. The "The Great Odyssey" trip is an explorer tour that takes 18 days taking you through Istanbul, Pergamum, Santorini, Cappadocia and 12 other destinations in Greece and Turkey. This is a guided group trip that includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Follow the path of Odysseus on this custom tailored tour of Turkey and Greece meant to give you the most amazing adventure through antiquity. From the ancient steps of the Parthenon to the sensational crumbled walls of Troy, you will stand with legends and gods, sailing through the incredible waters of the Mediterranean, and wandering along the path of history. Every adventure starts with that first step; come take it with Eskapas.Please Note that trip may follow Canakkale - Bursa - Istanbul itinerary instead of Canakkale - Gallipoli - Istanbul for some departure date. Please consult us during your booking.
  • Day 1: Istanbul Arrival
  • Day 2: Istanbul
  • Day 3: Istanbul - Ankara
  • Day 4: Ankara - Cappadocia
  • Day 5: Cappadocia
  • Day 6: Cappadocia - Sultanhani - Pamukkale
  • Day 7: Pamukkale - Ephesus - İzmir
  • Day 8: Izmir - Pergamon - Troy - Çanakkale
  • Day 9: Çanakkale - Gallipoli - Anzac Cove - Istanbul
  • Day 10: Istanbul - Athens (Flight)
  • Day 11: Athens
  • Day 12: Athens - Mykonos
  • Day 13: Mykonos
  • Day 14: Mykonos - Santorini
  • Day 15: Santorini
  • Day 16: Santorini - Crete
  • Day 17: Heraklion
  • Day 18: Heraklion - Athens Departure
  • 17-night 4-star/first class accommodation.
  • Istanbul : Hotel Yiğitalp or Hotel Grand Gülsoy or Hotel Ramada Grand Bazaar or similar 4**** hotel in Old City
  • Ankara: Point Hotel or  Latanya Hotel or  Anadolu Downtown or  Holiday Inn Çukurambar or similar 5***** hotel.
  • Cappadocia : Dinler Hotel Ürgüp, Perissia Hotel Ürgüp or similar 4**** Hotel
  • Pamukkale: Colossae Thermal Hotel or Richmond Thermal Hotel Pamukkale or Ademipira Thermal Hotel or similar 5***** Hotel
  • Izmir: Hotel Blanca or Hotel Kaya Prestige or similar 4**** Hotel
  • Gallipoli: Hotel İris or Hotel Akol or similar 4**** hotel
  • Mykonos: Pelican Bay Art Hotel 4* or similar
  • Santorini : Venus Aphroditi Hotel 4* or similar
  • Crete, Heraklion: Artree Suites or Pavo Art Hotel or similar 4*
  • 17 Breakfasts - 1 Lunch - 6 Dinners
  • This tour offers Vegetarian food option on request. Simply let know the food option that you prefer.
  • Athens - Istanbul international flight is included
  • Crete - Athens domestic flight is included
  • All transport and transfers per itinerary as described in the program.
  • Fast Ferry ticket with numbered seats Piraeus - Mykonos.
  • Fast Ferry ticket with numbered seats Mykonos - Santorini.
  • Fast Ferry ticket with numbered seats Santorini - Heraklion.
  • Official English speaking guide during visits (Sometimes bilingual)
  • Athens : Airotel Alexandros 4* or similar in Athens
  • Additional Services
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the programs (the program may follow Canakkale-Bursa-Istanbul instead of Canakkale-Gallipoli-Istanbul for some departures)
  • Before/After air fares
  • Stay-over taxes to be paid directly to the hotels in Greece
  • Tips to the guide and driver 
  • Personal expenses
4.8 - Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
  • Ricardo Ramirez
  • From USA
  • On Jun 30 2023
5 - Excellent
so much fun
It is a trip of a lifetime! Nicely proportioned land vs sea balance, and very efficiently planned itinerary. We were also lucky to have a small group mostly solo travelers. We had so much fun. Highly recommend.
  • Zak Mitchell
  • On Jun 30 2022
4 - Very Good
Very Good
The Turkey part of the tour was excellent. Our tour guide, Nadir, really took care of us. I had no idea what to expect from Turkey. I was in for a very pleasant surprise. Food, place, people. Pleasing to all senses. My Favorite... Read more
  • Skyler Rice
  • On Apr 09 2022
5 - Excellent
This tour was amazing! Even though it was an 18 day trip, everything was well organized, we didn't feel like we had to worry about anything. Seeing the Pamukkale travertines, going on a hot air balloon ride in Capadoccia were... Read more
  • Mathias Powell
  • On Aug 27 2021
5 - Excellent
Unforgettable trip. Amazing!
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this The Great Odyssey tour. You can cancel the tour up to 48 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 47 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 20 April 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 20 April 2024, a deposit of 20% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 47 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

The Great Odyssey tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this The Great Odyssey 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.

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