9- day road trip in
KAPPADOKIA - ISTANBUL - ANKARA -
VOSPOROS - PROKOPI - MALAKOPI - IHLARA
Departure at 07:00 from Athens , and with stops for coffee , we continue to PLATAMONA STOP, lunch optional. Then skipping the second largest city with a small stop at the coffee Egnatia road late afternoon we arrive at our hotel in Komotini . Arrange , night .
After breakfast we depart for Ankara. Crossing the Turkish border after the relevant control. Arrival in Ankara stops . Ankara is a city with two faces is a clearly modern , the result of the will of a single man, Ataturk for creating great Asian hub , the other old testimony of the past of the Turkish capital. Arrange to our hotel free time . Dinner and overnight .
After breakfast we visit the museum MIKRASIATIKA culture . Departure for NEAPOLI through SERILIKOS HISAR, where we see the salt lake is the second largest lake in Turkey and , passing by Archelaida (Aksaray), we arrive at NEAPOLI ( Nevsehir ) , in the PROKOPEIO (Urgup). Arrange to our hotel dinner and overnight .
After breakfast check-out and explore the area of VALLEY OF KORAMATOS , where thanks to the beauty of the Byzantine treasures available is one of the wonders of the modern world , the meeting of fire, water and air. The basin of Cappadocia has been formed by erosion and belongs to an ancient plateau , whose territory consists of volcanic material , very soft, the accumulation of mud and lava that flowed from the mountains . From soil erosion torn , giving the landscape a lunar appearance . Thus the plateau altered , taking fantastic shapes . One finds , therefore , the depth of the valley, cones , columns, towers , pyramids or needles whose height reaches up to thirty meters . There are 360 churches carved into the soft volcanic material . We will visit the village Zelvia carved into the rocks , the Outzchisar and ' Havana , built on the banks of the River Agis , region famous for textiles and ceramic crafts . Return to our hotel for dinner and optional fun dances Mevlanianon ( Dervish ) and night .
After breakfast we start our tour with the church of St. Constantine and Helena , and St. Basil , in Sinassos . Below - guided visit to the underground city of Malakopi at a depth of 55m . with floor area of 4,500 sq.m. and You know the church of St. Theodore , in good condition and will admire the dome remains almost intact , to continue with the Karvali to visit the church of St. Gregory of Nazianzus . Here's Peristrematos Valley (Ihlara) with amazingly carved churches , the lava that has been frozen. You admire a peculiar landscape in which there are about 100 carved churches , four of which will know . The vertical cliffs cut like a knife impress . Back Prokopi , dinner and overnight .
After breakfast depart for Kon / city stopovers . Arrival late afternoon , dinner and first acquaintance with the city lights , night .
Breakfast and acquaintance - to tour the major attractions of the ' polis '. First stop one of the most important mosques with six minarets , is none other than the "Blue Mosque " of Sultan Ahmet . Our tour continues with one of the greatest symbols of Christianity , Hagia Sophia . Here visit to the Patriarchate and Notre Vlachernon . Immediately after , a mini cruise on the Bosphorus optional , will give us unique landscapes . Lunch and a nice covered market ( Bazaar ) awaits us then with 5000 shops for interesting markets . Below free time in the evening for a walk in the biggest square of the city, TAKSIM . Optional fun in night club with good food , music and ORIENTAL. Overnight .
After breakfast visit the famous monastery of COUNTRY Balikli ( Life Giving Spring Monastery ) with legendary fish and the Tombs of the Patriarchs . With beautiful images, with the best impressions and many souvenirs , starting on RAIDESTOU and the Greek-Turkish border . After the necessary control , the drive continues through Egnatia Odos Komotini . Arrival, transfer to hotel , overnight .
Breakfast and departure for Athens . Small stops for lunch and coffee will be in PLATAMONA and area of Lamia respectively , arriving in the evening .
PARTICIPATION PRICE : 498 EUR