8-day trip to CONSTANTINOPLE & M. ASIA COAST
Day 1 > Athens - Komotini
Concentration early in the morning in our offices and depart for Komotini with stops for lunch and coffee . Arrival, transfer to hotel and overnight .
Day 2 > Istanbul - Hagia Sophia - Hippodrome - Blue Mosque
Breakfast and departure for Istanbul . Arrival City at noon and begin the tour of the Byzantine Hippodrome where played countless political and military dramas , the Egyptian Obelisk , the tripod of Delphi , the Blue Mosque of Sultan Ahmet , the German Fountain and continue the miracle of the ages and one of the most imposing monuments of the Old Kon / polis Hagia Sophia . Subsequently optional cruise on the Bosphorus during which you will have the opportunity starting from the coast of Istanbul's European and Asian back from the coast , enjoy the most beautiful wood yale ( seaside mansions ) of Konstantinopolitikis elite , the Galata Tower , the first second drawbridge Bosphorus and the most beautiful sunset . Transfer to hotel , arranging the rooms , dinner and overnight .
Day 3 > Topkapi - Orthodox - Byzantine churches
Breakfast followed by a visit to the first Ottoman Topkapi Palace with its precious treasures and famous diamonds . Visiting a factory manufacturing leather and carpets and continue browsing the Byzantine churches Life Giving Spring ( Baloukli ) , where the wondrous holy water , the tombs of the Patriarchs and the cistern with traditional fish , the Monastery of Chora and the Monastery of Our Lady of Vlachernon . Visit and pilgrimage to the Ecumenical Patriarchate Lantern . Back at the hotel , lunch , free time . The optional evening entertainment with food and drink in a nightclub with oriental oriental dances , chanoumakia , with much feasting and fun . Overnight .
Day 4 > Istanbul - Bursa - Izmir
Breakfast and departure for Bursa. Getting to the city where, among others, will see the tomb of Shadows and the Sultans and the Green Mosque . Then we arrive in Izmir via Balikesir . Arrange the hotel , dinner and overnight .
Day 5 > Izmir - Ephesus - Izmir
Breakfast and city tour . Passing the neighborhoods Kurtulus ( the district bazaar ) Konak ( in the south of the beach after the clock square ) , Ismet Kaptan ( modern city ) , Alsanak ( in the former port Fragomahalas ) , Kordelio and Kantife Calais . Immediately after we depart for Selcuk to visit the archaeological site of Ephesus . For more than 1,000 years ago, was one of the cities of the ancient world and the capital of Hellenism in Asia Minor . It is the most well-preserved and visited archeological site in Turkey . Sightseeing in ancient city (the Library of Celsus , the ancient theater , markets , baths , the Temple of Artemis , etc. ) and visit the Basilica of St. John the Theologian . Back to Sm'yrni late afternoon . Dinner , optional fun night .
Day 6 > Izmir - Pergamon - Ayvalik - Troy - Canakkale
Breakfast and departure for Pergamum . Visit the ancient city of Pergamon and tour the famed Red Basilica ( one of the seven ancient churches of the East ) and Asklipieio ( one of the oldest hospitals , located southwest of the city and was dedicated to the god of health ) . Pergamos was a glorious and rich city of the province Tefthranias Mysia , in Asia Minor , and the capital of the Kingdom . Continuing to move from Ayvalik , who was together with other nearby towns and villages one of the most historic centers of Hellenism in Asia Minor . Large shopping center , said the port had human presence from 1500 BC . Establishing the modern village located between 1570 and 1580 . 's First settlers came from the nearby coast of the island in an attempt to escape the raids pirates, and founded settlements on the coast . The city became a symbol of the 1922 refugees . Nowadays a growing urban center, which still retains many of the Greek elements. Continuing will arrive at the archaeological site of Troy to tour. Troy or Ilion is fabulous city theater of the Trojan War , part of which is described in Homer's Iliad , an ancient epic , the 9th or 8th BC century . Troy is also the name of the archaeological site , the traditional location of Homeric Troy , in Asia Minor , near the northwestern coast of today's Turkey , southwest of the Dardanelles under Mount Ida in Phrygia . Early in the evening we will arrive in Canakkale . Arrange the hotel , dinner and overnight .
Day 7 > Tsanakale - KESAN - Komotini
Breakfast and departure for the border of the Gardens through Gallipoli , KESAN . Border crossing and continue to stop in Komotini with Alexandroupolis , lunch optional. Check in Komotini optional dinner and overnight .
Day 8 > Komotini - Athens
Last day of our trip and the now familiar route , bypassing the second largest city with a stopover in Platamonas and area of Lamia arrive at night in Athens .
• Luxury coach for all movements throughout the duration of the tour
• Stay 5 nights in Turkey in 4 * hotels with breakfast
• Stay 2 nights in Greece in 4 * hotels with breakfast
• 7 meals throughout
• Excursions , tours , sightseeing as per program
• Tickets Ship on the Dardanelles
• Greek-speaking Tour Guide
• Liability Insurance
Not Included :
Entrance fees to museums , archaeological sites & shows
Additional meals , beverages , gratuities
That is not included or mentioned as optional
Price : 490,00 € / person in double room