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Greece & Turkey Discovered by Gulet

Lunar landscapes, Greek mythical sites and Turkish delights await you in this one-of-a-kind journey!
15-day Greece & Turkey Discovered by Gulet is the perfect summer trip. Lose yourself in mazes of white-washed streets in Mykonos before swimming the volcanic beaches of Santorini. Fly off to Istanbul for some cultural discovery, amazing landmarks and bazaar shopping. Drive through the impressive must-see sites of Turkey including Gallipoli, Troy and ancient Ephesus. Then aboard your gulet cruise for 3 days and recharge sailing under the sun. Soak in the magical landscape at Pamukkale before flying over Cappadocia decorated by fairy-chimneys.
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  • Duration
    15 Days
  • Starting From
    $2,362
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    Travel Talk
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

Party like Greeks (and celebrities) do: Mykonos
Highlight #1
Party like Greeks (and celebrities) do: Mykonos
A.k.a ' The Island of Winds', Mykonos is Greece's party capital and a popular hangout among celebrities. Don't be surprised if you bump into your favourite star!
Yes this place is real, it's called Santorini
Highlight #2
Yes this place is real, it's called Santorini
With gorgeous blue & white sugar-cube houses, and the world's most beautiful sunsets that make the island look twice as good, Santorini is, quite simply, spectacular.
Ephesus | Where Greek and Roman worlds marry
Highlight #3
Ephesus | Where Greek and Roman worlds marry
This ancient trade city (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) of grand ruins beautifully blends Greek and Roman worlds. 
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10 Best Places to Visit in Greece - Travel Video

Known for its plethora of ancient ruins, whitewashed villages, sunny beaches, tasty cuisine and friendly atmosphere, it is no wonder that Greece ranks among Europe’s top travel destinations. Greece is made up of a mountainous mainland and hundreds of islands where each one offers its own share of stunning landscapes, historic sites and cultural delights. Here’s a look at the best places to visit in Greece.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Mykonos

Welcome to Greece! We meet at 2pm in the lobby for a fast and informal meeting where you will be given some country information and the lowdown of how the week will unfold. There is an optional group dinner tonight to meet your fellow travellers. Accommodation Alex Hotel - 4 Star Included Activities Welcome Meeting Orientation Walk in Mykonos Town Optional Activities Group Dinner 

  Hotel:  None

Day 2: Mykonos

You have a free day in Mykonos. Mykonos Town (Chora) is the picturesque Greek island, with fishing boats bobbing side by side with luxury boats, the whitewashed streets, beaches, restaurants and bars; you will not be short of things to explore. Accommodation Alex Hotel - 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast Optional Activities Delos Island Tour - EUR 50 

  Hotel:  None

Day 3: Mykonos, Santorini

Next up: Santorini! After our ferry ride, we will wander through the old town of Fira to get our bearings. Santorini is an island formed by volcanic activity. It has been said that the sunsets here are the best in the world. From the Caldera, watch an epic sunset with breathtaking views of the volcano & neighbouring islands. See why the white-washed houses and blue domed churches make Santorini the iconic postcard city of Greece. Accommodation New Haroula Hotel - 3 Star Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Orientation Walk in Santorini 

  Hotel:  None

Day 4: Santorini

Today we have free time to explore the Island. Santorini has a number of gorgeous beaches, of every different colour – black beach, red beach, white beach, Vlichada (nude beach)… and it is known to have some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world; sip on a cocktail while watching mother nature’s artistic talent displayed across the sky! Take an optional quad biking tour around the island or see an active crater and hot springs on an optional volcano tour. Accommodation New Haroula Hotel - 3 Star Meals Included Breakfast Optional Activities Quad Biking - EUR 35 Volcano Tour - EUR 20 

  Hotel:  None

Day 5: Santorini, Athens , Istanbul ( By Flight )

It's time to say goodbye to Greece and hello to Turkey. In the morning we will take a ferry from Santorini back to Athens and from there we will fly to Istanbul. Once we land, keep your eyes open for the Travel Talk sign, as we pick you up from the airport and take you to our Istanbul hotel.  The evening is free for you to explore the magnificent city of Istanbul.  Accommodation Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 5 Star Meals Included Breakfast 

  Hotel:  None

Day 6: Istanbul

Meet at the hotel lobby at 6:30pm as for a fast and informal meeting with the your tour guide including some information about the adventures ahead. Later, there will be an optional group dinner to get to know the rest of your group. Accommodation Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 5 Star Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Welcome Meeting Optional Activities Group Dinner 

  Hotel:  None

Day 7: Istanbul

After breakfast, we begin to experience the magnificence of Istanbul. We will stroll through the historical heart of the old city, making stops along the way to the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, majestic Topkapi Palace and the Hagia Sophia. In the afternoon take an optional cruise down the Bosphorus river and see the epic skyline. Accommodation Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 5 Star Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Sightseeing of Blue Mosque Sightseeing of Hagia Sophia Sightseeing of Topkapi Palace Museum Optional Activities Bosphorus Boat Cruise - EUR 10 Entrance Fees Blue Mosque - Free Hagia Sophia - Free Topkapi Palace Museum 100 TL 

  Hotel:  None

Day 8: Istanbul, Gallipoli

Today we depart Istanbul for the shores of Gallipoli. We will pay our respects to those who have fallen as we visit all the important memorial sites in the region including Anzac Cove, Chunuk Bair and Lone Pine. Accommodation Kolin Hotel - 5 Star Meals Included Breakfast, Dinner Included Activities Sightseeing of Anzac Cove Sightseeing of Beach Cemetery Sightseeing of Lone Pine Sightseeing of Chunuk Bair Sightseeing of War Trenches 

  Hotel:  None

Day 9: Gallipoli, Troy, Kusadasi

After breakfast, it's time to hit the road for our first stop of the day, the ancient city of Troy. More than just a Hollywood blockbuster, visit the setting of Homer's epic, Iliad, and see the ancient city ruins. Don't forget to get a pic of the famous wooden horse. In the evening we arrive to the coastal town of Kusadasi. Accommodation Marina Hotel - 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast, Dinner Included Activities Sightseeing of Troy Ancient City Entrance Fees Troy Ancient City - 50 TL 

  Hotel:  None

Day 10: Ephesus, Fethiye, Gulet, Yassı Islands

Our first stop today is the spectacular, well preserved ancient city of Ephesus. Ephesus was cited in the book of Revelations, and historians believe the Gospel of John was written here. Famed for the Temple of Artemis which was completed around 550 BC and is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. In the afternoon we will depart for Fethiye where we will embark on our traditional Turkish gulet boat and sail to amazing Yassica Islands for a swim. We will have dinner and stay overnight on our boat. Accommodation Turkish Traditional Gulet Meals Included Breakfast, Dinner Included Activities Sightseeing of Ephesus Ancient City Entrance Fees Ephesus Ancient City - 100 TL 

  Hotel:  None

Day 11: Gulet Cruise, Gocek Gulf, Tersane, Bedri Rahmi Bay, Sunken Bath/Cleopatra

After breakfast at Yassi Islands we will cruise to Tersane for a swimming break and lunch. We will then sail to Bedri Rahmi Bay for another swimming stop.  We’ll sail to yet another amazing spot at Sunken Bath area for dinner and place for our Gulet to spend a night. This place is also known as Cleopatra Bay or Sunken Bath Bay, due to the beautiful underwater ruins of an old bath. Accommodation Turkish Traditional Gulet Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included Activities Gulet Cruise on the Mediterranean Bedri Rahmi Bay Cleopatra/Sunken Bath 

  Hotel:  None

Day 12: Gulet Cruise, Boncuklu Bay, Fethiye Marina

Another day in paradise! After breakfast, we will anchor at Boncuklu Bay for our last swimming break and lunch. We will the make our way to Fethiye for you to explore its shops and buzzing atmosphere. After dinner back on the boat, get amongst Fethiye famous nightlife. Accommodation Turkish Traditional Gulet Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included Activities Gulet Cruise on the Mediterranean Boncuklu Bay Fethiye Marina 

  Hotel:  None

Day 13: Fethiye, Pamukkale

It's time to get your cameras out, because today is a photographers dream! Today we will visit Pamukkale, or ‘cotton castle’ in Turkish. Pamukkale is a natural site that contains hot springs and travertine, giving the appearance of terraces made by carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. Spend time bathing in its pools, or explore the natural and unusual landscape. Accommodation Hierapark Hotel - 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast, Dinner Included Activities Sightseeing of Pamukkale White Terraces Entrance Fees Pamukkale White Terraces - 80 TL 

  Hotel:  None

Day 14: Pamukkale, Cappadocia

Today is a big day, as we jump on the road to Cappadocia where we visit the world famous Underground City. A region of exceptional natural and man-made wonders, characterised by fairy chimneys and unique historical and cultural heritage. Accommodation Avrasya Hotel - 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast, Dinner Included Activities Sightseeing of Derinkuyu Underground City Sightseeing of Ihlara Valley Optional Activities Turkish Bath Experience - 130 TL Entrance Fees Derinkuyu Underground City - 50 TL 

  Hotel:  None

Day 15: Cappadocia, Istanbul ( By Flight )

After breakfast we begin exploring all the important sights in Cappadocia including the Goreme Open Air Museum, Cavusin, Uchisar, Pigeon Valley. In the evening we fly to Istanbul, your tour ends in Istanbul Airport at 9:30pm, please book your flights accordingly. Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Goreme Open Air Museum Visit Sightseeing of Cavusin Sightseeing of Pigeon Valley Sightseeing of Uchisar Optional Activities Hot Air Balooning - 195 EUR Entrance Fees Goreme Open Air Museum - 75 TL 

  Hotel:  None

Inclusions

 Accommodation: 5 & 4 star hotels in Turkey, 4 & 3 star hotels in Greece

 Meals: 14 breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 7 Dinners

 Transportation: A/C coach, economy class ferry

 Port Transfers: Transfers from the ferry ports to the hotels and from hotels to the ferry ports

 Tour Guiding: Services of experienced Travel Talk local tour leaders

 Free Wi-Fi: Complimentary hotel Wi-Fi access ( where available )

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