Meet at Santorini airport and transfer to the hotel. Lunch at a local restaurant (starters, salad, main course, dessert). Free at own leisure (No Coach/Assistant Service). Dinner and overnight in Santorini hotel.
Including Wine Tasting: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Breakfast in the hotel. Meet at the hotel and with an English Speaking Assistant proceed on your Full Day Tour.
Drive to the picturesque village of Megalochori with the historical mansions, old traditional houses and pirate hideaways. Then head up to Prophet Elias, the highest point of the island, for a short stop for photo shooting and viewing – only from outside (no entrance is allowed) – in the monastery. See the black beach of Perivolos or Perissa.
Go to spectacular location of Pyrgos. Visit a local winery for wine tasting. Lunch at a local restaurant (starters, salad, main course, dessert). Continue to Fira, the capital town of the island.
Wondering through the white cob bled streets of Fira a town of about 2000 inhabitants one gets the feel of the old-world charm blended in with the modern day comforts and Gold Street where someone can find the most interesting jewelleries.
Depart for the traditional village of Oia which is located on the northern tip of the island, high on the cliff top.
Oia hosts the most magnificent views on Santorini and a picturesque road with cliffs on one side and sea on the other leads to this attractive village typical of Santorinian architecture with houses sunk deep into the volcanic soil, their whitewashed walls and blue domes sparkling in the sunlight. Transfer for dinner to a local restaurant with volcano view (starters, salad, main course, dessert). After dinner transfer back and overnight in Santorini Hotel.
Breakfast in the hotel. Free at own leisure in the morning (No Coach/Assistant Service). Transfer to Santorini airport and take the Flight (Tickets Not Included) to Athens. Meet on arrival at Athens airport and transfer for dinner to a local restaurant (starters, salad, main course, dessert). After dinner transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Athens Hotel.
Breakfast in the hotel. With an official English Speaking Guide proceed on your Two Days Tour. Leave for Delphi via Thebes, Levadia and the picturesque village of Arachova, on the slopes of Mt. Parnassus, arrive in Delphi, visit the Archaeological site and the Museum. See the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios, the Treasury of the Athenians. Lunch at a local restaurant (starters, salad, main course, dessert). In2 the afternoon leave Delphi for an interesting trip through central Greece to Kalambaka (Meteora). Dinner and overnight in Kalambaka Hotel.
Breakfast in the hotel. Visit Meteora with its impressive scenery, ageless Monasteries, suspended between earth and sky. Inside, see priceless historical and religious treasures.
Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia and Thermopylae. Lunch at a local restaurant (starters, salad, main course, dessert). Arrive back in Athens, in the evening and transfer for dinner to a local restaurant (starters, salad, main course, dessert). After dinner transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Athens Hotel.
Breakfast in the hotel. With an official English Speaking Guide proceed on your Half Day City Tour. Pass by Syntagma Square, the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Athens Academy, the University, the National Library, Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896.
On the Acropolis visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the Parthenon. Completing the tour transfer for lunch to a local restaurant (starters, salad, main course, dessert). After lunch, tranfer to Athens airport for your international Flight going to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul airport, meet and greet guide. Transfer to hotel. Dinner and Overnight at Istanbul.
After breakfast, proceed to Old City. We will visit main historical center of Istanbul, Sultanahmet with its Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman monuments. The monuments to be visited are the Roman Hippodrome (Obelisk of Theodosius, serpent column, brick column, Kaiser Wilhelm II fountain), the Topkapi Palace with its Treasury and Sacred Trust sections. Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, catch a whiff of cinnamon, cloves, thyme and other exotic spices as you explore the Grand Bazaar. Then proceed to Bursa. After arrival proceed to hotel.
After breakfast, and Turkish Delight Shop. Proceed to Bergama. Visit one of the 7 Churches, Acropolis. On the way visit Thyatira (Akhisar) (Revelation 2: 18-29, Acts 16:14), a city of artisans’ guilds in St. Paul’s time. In the afternoon city tour of Izmir. For evening, we continue to metropolis of Izmir (Smyrna, Revelation 2: 8-11), Homer’s birthplace on the Aegean Coast. Dinner & overnight In Izmir.
After breakfast visit Ephesus (Ephesians; Revelation 1: 11, 2: 1-7; Acts 18: 19-28; 19: 1-4). It was the home of St. Paul between 54 and 57 A.D. Nearby we visit the Virgin Mary’s House on a wooded hilltop where it was miraculously discovered.
Finally, we stop at the restoration of St. John’s Basilica where, according to legend, he was buried. We will visit Leather Factory and Enjoy Fashion Show. A short drive to Kusadasi which is very popular holiday destination nearby Ephesus. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Today visit three of Seven Churches. Drive to Sardis, one of the most picturesque areas of these seven cities. It is here St. John expressed his concern for pushing further with the progress of the city’s faith (Revelation 3: 1-5). Move to Philadelphia (Alasehir), a favorite city of Paul and John. Leodicia (Revelation 3: 14-22; Colossians 2: 1; 4: 13-16), was another prosperous city in the chain, where Christianity first spread. Later, enjoy thermal pool at hotel. Dinner & overnight in Pamukkale.
After Breakfast, you will tour the ruins of the Ancient City of Hierapolis where Calcareous hot springs descending over cliffs have created fascinating travertine in the form of white terrace and basins. Proceed to Cappadocia via Konya. On the way we will make a brief stop at Caravansarai. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
Optional: Hot Air Balloon Tour $200.00 per pax Enjoy Cappadocia tour today. Goreme Open Air Museum, Pasabag, Camel Stone, Photo stop at Avanos, visit Pottery Workshop. During the tour we will visit also Carpet Workshop. After early dinner proceed to airport. Proceed to airport, fly to Istanbul. After arrival change flight to Manila.