Diamonds of Mediterranean Tour - Fez Travel
Athens - Acropolis
Athens - Acropolis
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Turkey, Greece & the Greek Islands Tours

Itinerary

This 21 day tour, starts from Athens, Greece, and ends at Istanbul, Turkey. Starting from Athens, island hop to Santorini and Mykonos before travelling along the Turquoise coast visiting Antalya and Fethiye. We the head inland to central Turkey to the moon-like Cappadocia before heading to magical Istanbul.

2021 - 'Diamonds of Mediterranean Tour'
21 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Wednesday

Athens

Welcome to Greece! You will be transferred to your hotel and the rest of the day is yours, free to explore this ancient city. Tonight a welcome meeting and meet your fellow travelling companions.

Overnight Athens
4 star
Day 2
Thursday

Athens, Acropolis

This morning you will have half day tour and visit Acropolis, stop at the stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held. Admire the Olympian Zeus and Hadrians Arch. At the Acropolis visit the museum, the towering entrance of Propylaia, the Temple of Nike and the most famous of Greek relics, the Parthenon.

Overnight Athens
4 star
(B)
Day 3
Friday

Athens to Santorini

Early morning departure today for the breathtaking Island of Santorini, where you can soak up the sun and relax on the beach or perhaps explore the picturesque capital, Fira.

Overnight Santorini
4 star
(B)
Day 4
Saturday

Santorini

Take an optional boat trip in the world's biggest volcanic crater above sea level. Visit the active volcano, swim in the warm thermal waters and take a therapeutic mud bath.

Overnight Santorini
4 star
(B)
Day 5
Sunday

Santorini to Mykonos

Arrive in Mykonos and explore the white-washed town or head for the beach before experiencing the completely outrageous Mykonian nightlife.

Overnight Mykonos
Boutique
(B)
Day 6
Monday

Mykonos

Free day today. Spend the day on the beach, stroll around the town or take a trip to one of the small villages. This Mecca of Ancient Greece is today an island wide, open-air museum.

Overnight Mykonos
Boutique
(B)
Day 7
Tuesday

Mykonos, Samos

Today you will catch a mid-day ferry heading towards the island of Samos and then another ferry to Kusadasi, Turkey.

Overnight Kuşadası
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 8
Wednesday

Ephesus, Kusadasi

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.

Overnight Kuşadası
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 9
Thursday

Pamukkale, Hierapolis

This morning we will head to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers.

Overnight Pamukkale
4 star
(B, D)
Day 10
Friday

Aphrodisias

Depart from Pamukkale towards Aphrodisias the ancient city dedicated to Aphrodite, the goddess of Beauty, Love and Fertility, also famous for its school of sculpture, we visit the stadium, which is the best preserved in Anatolia, the Temple of Aphrodite, the Tetrapylon, theatre, the Museum. Afterwards we continue on to Bodrum.

Overnight Bodrum
4 star
(B)
Day 11
Saturday

Bodrum

Today is a free day in Bodrum. Maybe visit Bodrum Castle which was built by the Knights of Rhodes in honour of St.Peter. Or the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, which was constructed as a funeral monument by Artemisia, Queen of Caria, after the death of her brother and husband Mausolos. It is here that the word 'Mausoleum' comes from. Or maybe just spend the day at one of the many beaches nearby.

Overnight Bodrum
4 star
(B)
Day 12
Sunday

Koycegiz, Dalyan, Fethiye

Today our first stop is the lake side town of Koycegiz, its unique environment is preserved as a nature and wildlife sanctuary. Have a bite to eat at one of the lakeside restaurants or explore the local markets, famous for their local citrus fruit. From here its a short trip to the other side of the lake and the town of Dalyan.
Take an optional boat trip along the Dalyan River, passing the ancient Kaunos tombs that have been carved into the cliff face. The Dalyan Delta is a nature conservation area and a home to protected loggerhead turtle (Caretta Caretta) nesting grounds. And finally there is the Sultaniye mud baths, fun, rejuvenating and surely a great chance for a snapshot.
From here its a short drive to our final stop, the seaside town of Fethiye.

Overnight Fethiye
Boutique
(B)
Day 13
Monday

Fethiye

Free day in Fethiye. Wander around town, relax at the famous Oludeniz beach or take an optional trip to Saklikent Gorge.

Overnight Fethiye
Boutique
(B)
Day 14
Tuesday

Kayakoy, Antalya

This morning we head to Kayakoy. The morning light provides excellent photos of this deserted Greek village. Afterwards we drive to the resort town of Antalya. Here we will take a walking tour of the old town area of Antalya known as "Kaleiçi". Amongst other things we'll visit Hadrian's Gate, the Ancient Harbour and Suna-Inan Kiraç Kaleiçi Museum which even has a Greek Orthdox Church in its garden!

Overnight Antalya
Boutique
(B)
Day 15
Wednesday

Perge, Aspendos, Side

Full day tour of the ancient ruins of Perge and Aspendos and Side. In Aspendos, you can see the Roman Theatre built in the 2nd century and seating 15,000 people. Side is one of the best classical sites in Turkey with its Temple of Apollo and ancient ruins.

Overnight Antalya
Boutique
(B)
Day 16
Thursday

Konya

Today we travel to Konya and upon arrival we will visit the mausoleum of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi with its accompanying Mevlana museum.

Overnight Konya
5 star
(B)
Day 17
Friday

Konya, Cappadocia

Today we travel the ancient Silk Road visiting Sultanhani Caravansary en-route.
In the afternoon, upon arrival at Cappadocia, we will visit Pigeon and Red Valley and then we visit Cavusin village and lastly Avanos town where we will learn about hand-made pottery

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B, D)
Day 18
Saturday

Cappadocia, Goreme, Underground City

Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia today as we visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum and the fairy chimneys, and explore the many levels of an underground city.

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B, D)
Day 19
Sunday

Ankara

Early morning departure to the nation's capital, Ankara, where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul.

Overnight Istanbul
Boutique
(B)
Day 20
Monday

Istanbul Old City

Tour the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome.
Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorous cruise'.

Overnight Istanbul
Boutique
(B)
Day 21
Tuesday

Istanbul

After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

(B)
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
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Notes

Please Note :
1. Group Size : Minimum Group Size of 2. Maximum Group Size of 20.
2. Age : Minimum Age of 8. Whilst there is no Maximum Age set it is assumed the customer is fit enough to take part in the activity or tour. Health documents may be requested.
3. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
4. In Greece the Hellenic National Tourism Organization has decided on a residence fee to be applied on hotel accommodation from 01/01/2018. The fees applied will be EUR 1.50 for 3* hotels, EUR 3.00 for 4* hotels and EUR 4.00 for 5* hotels, per room, per night and are not included in the tour price. This tax must be paid by the guests directly to the hotel before the end of the stay.
5. This itinerary is subject to change dependant on Greek ferry schedules. Although it is rare, occasionally ferry schedules are changed without notice, and sometimes a scheduled ferry departure may be cancelled due to weather conditions. If this occurs the program may need to be adjusted slightly, and at times it may mean you will spend less or more place in one location than originally planned for. This is the nature of Greek Island travel, and we thank you for your understanding in the rare event that something like this occurs.
6. Instead of travelling between Cappadocia and Istanbul by bus, an optional morning flight from Kayseri (Cappadocia) to Istanbul is available at extra cost. Please contact with us for a quote.
7. The 2021 itinerary differs from 2020 :-
- The Gulet Cruise has been removed
- Visits to Aphrodisias (UNESCO Heritage site), Köyceğiz, Dalyan have been added
- Free Days in Bodrum and Fethiye and an extra day in Cappadocia have been added
- It will be a 21 day itinerary
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Transfer - Athens
    Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (ATH)
    Piraeus Harbour
  • Outbound Transfer - Istanbul
    New Istanbul Airport (IST)
    Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour in Turkey
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for Athens city tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle in Turkey
  • Transportation by ferry within the Greek islands
  • Transfers between ports and hotels
  • Tips except driver, guide and transfer staff
  • Entrance fees in Turkey
  • 20 nights - accommodation.
    - 2 nights
    4 star
    Athens
    - 2 nights
    4 star
    Santorini
    - 2 nights
    Boutique
    Mykonos
    - 2 nights
    Boutique
    Kuşadası
    - 1 night
    4 star
    Pamukkale
    - 2 nights
    4 star
    Bodrum
    - 2 nights
    Boutique
    Fethiye
    - 2 nights
    Boutique
    Antalya
    - 1 night
    5 star
    Konya
    - 2 nights
    Boutique Cave
    Cappadocia
    - 2 nights
    Boutique
    Istanbul
  • 20 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners
Tour does not include :-
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips - driver, guide and transfer staff
  • Entrance fees in Greece
  • Visas, border or port taxes
  • Greece - Hotel Residence Tax, see tour notes for more details.
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
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Highlights

  • Ankara - Atatürk's Mausoleum
  • Antalya - Kaleiçi (Old Town)
  • Aphrodisias - Museum
  • Aspendos - Ancient Site
  • Athens - Acropolis Museum
  • Athens - Hadrian's Arch
  • Athens - Parthenon
  • Athens - Temple of Athena Nike
  • Cappadocia - Avanos - Pottery Village
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Cappadocia - Red Valley
  • Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Göreme - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Istanbul - St. Sophia
  • Kayaköy - Greek Village
  • Köyceğiz
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Perge - Ancient Site
  • Santorini
  • Şirince - Village
  • Sultanhani Caravansary
  • Antalya - Hadrian's Gate
  • Antalya - Suna-İnan Kıraç Kaleiçi Museum
  • Aphrodisias - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Athens - Acropolis - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Athens - City Tour
  • Athens - Panathenaic Stadium
  • Athens - Propylaea
  • Athens - Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Cappadocia - Çavuşin Village
  • Cappadocia - Pigeon Valley
  • Dalyan - Kaunos Kings Tombs
  • Göreme - Open Air museum
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
  • Konya - Mevlana Museum
  • Mykonos
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Samos
  • Side - Temple of Apollo
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
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Accommodation

This is intended to give an idea of the type of accommodation that may be expected. The actual hotels used for any given tour may change due to many reasons such as group size, availability, time of year, hotel standard has dropped or simply we found a better hotel. We update the website immediately if and when any changes take place. If and when we do change hotels it will be to a hotel of equal or higher standard and will be at no extra cost.

Where more than one hotel is shown for a given an overnight stop this means that one of those hotels will be used.

Turkey

Antalya
Dogan Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Mermerli Banyo Sok. No:5
Kaleiçi
Antalya
Ph. :
+90 242 247 4654
Dogan Hotel
Dogan Hotel
Dogan Hotel
Bodrum
Bodrium Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Eskiçeşme Mahallesi
Büyük İskender Cd. No:13
Bodrum
Ph. :
+90 252 316 97 77
Bodrium Hotel
Bodrium Hotel
Bodrium Hotel
Cappadocia
MDC Hotel
Standard : Boutique Cave
Address :-
Karahandere Mah.
Mese Deresi Sok. No:2
Ürgüp
Cappadocia
Ph. :
+90 (0384) 341 44 15
MDC Hotel
MDC Hotel
MDC Hotel
Fethiye
Nidya Marina Boutique Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Fevzi Çakmak Cad.No :50
Karagözler Mevki
Fethiye
Ph. :
+90 (0252) 614 54 43 
Nidya Marina Boutique Hotel
Nidya Marina Boutique Hotel
Nidya Marina Boutique Hotel
Istanbul
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Taya Hatun Sokak No:5
(formerly Sirkeci Konak Hotel)
Sirkeci
Istanbul
Ph. :
+90 212 528 43 44
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Konya
Ramada Plaza By Wyndham Konya
Standard : 5 star
Address :-
Horozluhan Mahallesi
Yeni İstanbul Caddesi No: 58
Konya
Ph. :
+90 332 248 40 00
Ramada Plaza By Wyndham Konya
Ramada Plaza By Wyndham Konya
Ramada Plaza By Wyndham Konya
Kuşadası
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Atatürk Blv. No: 42
Kuşadası
Ph. :
+90 (0256) 614 7608
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Pamukkale
Adem Pira Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Karahayıt Mah.
113 Mustafa Sezer Sokak No:5/1
Pamukkale
Ph. :
+90 (258) 271 42 20
Adem Pira Hotel
Adem Pira Hotel
Adem Pira Hotel

Greece

Athens
The Stanley Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
1 Odisseos Str
Karaiskaki Square
Athens
Ph. :
+30 211 9900900
The Stanley Hotel
The Stanley Hotel
The Stanley Hotel
Mykonos
Alkistis Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Agios Stefanos 846
Mykonos
Ph. :
+30 228 902 2333
Alkistis Hotel
Alkistis Hotel
Alkistis Hotel
Santorini
Rose Bay Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Kamari
Santorini Island
Santorini
Ph. :
+30 228 633 6501
Website :
www.rosebay.gr
Rose Bay Hotel
Rose Bay Hotel
Rose Bay Hotel
Aegean Plaza Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Santorini
Ph. :
+30 228 602 87 40
Aegean Plaza Hotel
Aegean Plaza Hotel
Aegean Plaza Hotel
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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
From
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Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
Single Supplement explanation
01 Jun 2021
12 Jul 2021
3,699.00
1,130.00
13 Jul 2021
27 Aug 2021
3,869.00
1,130.00
28 Aug 2021
30 Sep 2021
3,699.00
1,130.00
Deposit Option available for Diamonds of Mediterranean Tour :
 
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01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2025
01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2025
$ 250.00

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