IMPORTANT NOTE: All Organized Excursions included in our tailor-made private packages or purchased separately, can be executed as private experiences. Private Yachting is also available (additional cost applies).

From the Fairy Chimneys to Caldera

Duration: 13 days / 12 nights
Fairy Chimneys in Cappadocia
per person in a double room during low season From 2349

This package is ideal for travelers that would like to get a taste of the unique blend of European and Oriental culture and heritage by traversing the border of each of the two worlds. In Turkey, you will experience the harmonic fusion of the two worlds in Istanbul, before delving deeper in Anatolia with a 2 day tour of Cappadocia and its many sights. The iconic fairy chimneys, the Underground City of Kaymakli, the Rock Citadel of Uchisar, The Pidgeon Valley and many more await for you in the Turkish leg of your tour. From there, you will move to Athens and with that comes the chance to experience the center of the Hellenic world in a half day tour that will expose you to the historically most important spots in the city. The Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, the Academy of Athens and of course the Acropolis and its museum will travel you back in the time to Socrates and Plato and expose you to the roots of Greek School of Philosophy.

No vacation in Greece can ever be complete without visiting some islands. In this package we have selected the unarguably most famous ones; Mykonos and Santorini. The cosmopolitan Mykonos’ elegant galleries and deluxe restaurants reflect the status of the island as an international destination for jet-setters. However, move away from Chora and you can see how a real Mykonian lives; sandy beaches, picturesque villages and cozy taverns are spread around the Mykonos to give it something for every taste. Santorini hides its own secrets as well, with the Red, Black and White beaches taking their names from the rare volcanic pebbles with which they are laid. On the north edge, Oia has a spectacular view of the sun as it’s setting in a hue of gold on the azure Aegean Sea.

If you want a truly diverse vacation, the look no further!  

Arrival in Istanbul: Daily (April-October)

  • 3 night hotel accommodation in Istanbul
  • 2 night hotel accommodation in Cappadocia
  • 3 night hotel accommodation in Athens
  • 2 night hotel accommodation in Mykonos
  • 2 night hotel accommodation in Santorini
  • Full day Istanbul city tour
  • 2 full day tours in Cappadocia
  • Half day Athens city tour
  • Entrance fees during guided sightseeing
  • Air tickets Istanbul-Cappadocia & Cappadocia-Istanbul-Athens
  • Boat tickets Piraeus-Mykonos-Santorini-Piraeus
  • Transfer service as per itinerary
  • Total meals: 12 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
  • VAT for all services

Not included:

  • International airfare
  • Personal expenses, meals not indicated in the itinerary, beverages etc.
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts
  • VISA expenses (if applicable)
  • Stayover hotel tax in Greece (to be paid directly to the hotel by customers)
  • Day 1 - Arrival in Istanbul
    Upon arrival you will meet our local collaborator at the airport and be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day is at your disposal to acclimate to the rhythm of the bustling city of Istanbul.
    Overnight: Istanbul
    Meals: -
     
  • Day 2 -  Istanbul Full Day Sightseeing Tour
    An essential part of your Istanbul experience, this full day tour will expose you to the rich history of the city, which is irrevocably tied to Byzantine and Ottoman elements. You will have the chance to see Hagia Sophia Museum, one of the world’s greatest architectural marvels, as well as the Sultanahmet Mosque, a unique structure with 6 minarets and magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. A multitude of historic monuments await you in the ancient Hippodrome, where the obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine column and the column of Constantine stand proud. After a delicious lunch compiled of local delicacies, you will find yourselves at the Topkapi Palace, home of the Ottoman Sultan, before proceeding to the Grand Bazaar with over 4000 shops of all kinds. 
    Overnight: Istanbul
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
     
  • Day 3 - Explore Istanbul
    Explore the vast city standing in the gates of the Eastern and the Western world at your own pace. The heart of the Byzantine Empire, Istanbul has been a cultural center of the region for millennia. Nowadays, a fusion of Oriental and Western European populations has created a mosaic of customs that is hard to encounter anywhere else in the region. Try the famed baklava and Turkish coffee with a view of Bosporus, buy spices at Grand Bazaar, or catch a Whirling Dervishes show to cap off a wonderful day of exploration. Alternatively, you can advantage of the opportunity to join a cruise around Bosporus and have dinner on board as you watch the sun set over the Jewel of the Orient.
    Overnight: Istanbul
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 4 - Travel to Cappadocia
    Transfer from your hotel to the airport to catch the early morning flight to Kayseri. You will meet our local collaborator and begin your trip to Cappadocia. Upon arrival you will start a comprehensive full day tour of the region, which includes the iconic Fairy Chimneys, the Open Air Museum of Goreme with its stunning natural Rock Dwellings, the Devrent Valley & Pasabaglari. Proceed to have lunch and then continue to Avalos, a town renowned for its pottery.  After a culturally fulfilling day, return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
    Overnight: Cappadocia
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Day 5 - Cappadocia Full Day Sightseeing Tour
    After breakfast, you will visit the underground city of Kaymakli, a vast subterranean settlement build in soft, volcanic rock. From there, you will move on the the village of Casuvin and the nearby Rose Valley before settling in a local restaurant for a traditional Turkish lunch. Next up is the Rock Citadel of Uchisar, an wondrous natural formation and the highlight of the region. On the way back your hotel for dinner and some well-earned rest, you will stop by the iconic Pigeon Valley, with its signature handcarved dovecotes.
    Overnight: Cappadocia
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Day 6 – Travel from Cappadocia to Athens
    Early morning transfer to Kayseri airport in order to catch the flight to Istanbul and then a connecting flight to Athens. Upon arrival you will meet our representative and your driver will transfer you to your hotel. Have the rest of the day at leisure to relax and start your acquaintance with the Greek capital at your own pace. You can’t go wrong with strolling down the narrow alleys of Plaka and ending up at a rooftop restaurant for a Greek culinary journey while the awe-strucking Acropolis lies in the horizon.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 7 – Athens Half Day Sightseeing Tour
    After breakfast you will meet our collaborator at the lobby of your hotel or someplace nearby, to start the morning half day Athens sightseeing tour. What better way to have the city introduce itself than by visiting the Academy of Athens, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and of course the Acropolis and its modern Museum?
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 8 – Travel to Mykonos
    Morning transfer from your hotel to the port by your driver in order to board the boat to Mykonos. Upon arrival you will meet our local collaborator and be transferred to your hotel. Take the rest of the day to walk around the main town of Chora and take in the Cycladic architecture.
    Overnight: Mykonos
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 9 – Experience Mykonos
    In the heart of Cyclades, the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos has been attracting tourists en mass for decades and it’s time to discover why! Beautiful sandy beaches surround the island with Kalafatis and Kalo Livadi stealing the show. Around the island, churches built in the traditional Cycladic style, local wineries and the Armenistis Lighthouse, compose a full day schedule for those wishing to step in the shoes of a Mykonian for a day. In the main of Chora, a multitude the luxurious restaurants in Little Venice and the stylish shops in Matogianni take the stage and show that Mykonos is truly an island for every taste!
    Overnight: Mykonos
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 10 – Travel to Santorini
    Morning transfer from your hotel to the port in order to catch the boat to Santorini. Once there, you will meet our local collaborator and be transferred to your hotel. The town of Fira offers ample opportunity for exploration and breath-taking views of the caldera.
    Overnight: Santorini
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 11 – Explore Santorini
    The crescent-shaped, volcanic island of Santorini is home to some incredible natural formations. The Red Beach and Black Beach, -laid with volcanic pebbles and named after their distinct colors- are definitely a sight to see. The village of Oia on the north edge of Santorini, is arguably the best spot on the island to watch the golden hue of the sunset, as well as get some shopping done. For visitors interested in history, the Archaeological Site of Akrotiri is where you need to be. If you wish to combine more than one destination without any hassle, we recommend the catamaran sunset sailing cruise with dinner on board!
    Overnight: Santorini
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 12 – Return to Athens
    Transfer from your hotel to the port of Santorini for the boat ride back to Athens. Upon arrival you will meet your driver and be transferred to your hotel. Use your last night in Athens to bid farewell to Greece and create more long-lasting memories.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 13 - Departure from Athens
    After breakfast, you will meet your driver at the lobby of your hotel and be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.   
    Overnight: -
    Meals: Breakfast

 

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Istanbul
    Upon arrival you will meet our local collaborator at the airport and be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day is at your disposal to acclimate to the rhythm of the bustling city of Istanbul.
    Overnight: Istanbul
    Meals: -
     
  • Day 2 -  Istanbul Full Day Sightseeing Tour
    An essential part of your Istanbul experience, this full day tour will expose you to the rich history of the city, which is irrevocably tied to Byzantine and Ottoman elements. You will have the chance to see Hagia Sophia Museum, one of the world’s greatest architectural marvels, as well as the Sultanahmet Mosque, a unique structure with 6 minarets and magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. A multitude of historic monuments await you in the ancient Hippodrome, where the obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine column and the column of Constantine stand proud. After a delicious lunch compiled of local delicacies, you will find yourselves at the Topkapi Palace, home of the Ottoman Sultan, before proceeding to the Grand Bazaar with over 4000 shops of all kinds. 
    Overnight: Istanbul
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
     
  • Day 3 - Explore Istanbul
    Explore the vast city standing in the gates of the Eastern and the Western world at your own pace. The heart of the Byzantine Empire, Istanbul has been a cultural center of the region for millennia. Nowadays, a fusion of Oriental and Western European populations has created a mosaic of customs that is hard to encounter anywhere else in the region. Try the famed baklava and Turkish coffee with a view of Bosporus, buy spices at Grand Bazaar, or catch a Whirling Dervishes show to cap off a wonderful day of exploration. Alternatively, you can advantage of the opportunity to join a cruise around Bosporus and have dinner on board as you watch the sun set over the Jewel of the Orient.
    Overnight: Istanbul
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 4 - Travel to Cappadocia
    Transfer from your hotel to the airport to catch the early morning flight to Kayseri. You will meet our local collaborator and begin your trip to Cappadocia. Upon arrival you will start a comprehensive full day tour of the region, which includes the iconic Fairy Chimneys, the Open Air Museum of Goreme with its stunning natural Rock Dwellings, the Devrent Valley & Pasabaglari. Proceed to have lunch and then continue to Avalos, a town renowned for its pottery.  After a culturally fulfilling day, return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
    Overnight: Cappadocia
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Day 5 - Cappadocia Full Day Sightseeing Tour
    After breakfast, you will visit the underground city of Kaymakli, a vast subterranean settlement build in soft, volcanic rock. From there, you will move on the the village of Casuvin and the nearby Rose Valley before settling in a local restaurant for a traditional Turkish lunch. Next up is the Rock Citadel of Uchisar, an wondrous natural formation and the highlight of the region. On the way back your hotel for dinner and some well-earned rest, you will stop by the iconic Pigeon Valley, with its signature handcarved dovecotes.
    Overnight: Cappadocia
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Day 6 – Travel from Cappadocia to Athens
    Early morning transfer to Kayseri airport in order to catch the flight to Istanbul and then a connecting flight to Athens. Upon arrival you will meet our representative and your driver will transfer you to your hotel. Have the rest of the day at leisure to relax and start your acquaintance with the Greek capital at your own pace. You can’t go wrong with strolling down the narrow alleys of Plaka and ending up at a rooftop restaurant for a Greek culinary journey while the awe-strucking Acropolis lies in the horizon.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 7 – Athens Half Day Sightseeing Tour
    After breakfast you will meet our collaborator at the lobby of your hotel or someplace nearby, to start the morning half day Athens sightseeing tour. What better way to have the city introduce itself than by visiting the Academy of Athens, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and of course the Acropolis and its modern Museum?
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 8 – Travel to Mykonos
    Morning transfer from your hotel to the port by your driver in order to board the boat to Mykonos. Upon arrival you will meet our local collaborator and be transferred to your hotel. Take the rest of the day to walk around the main town of Chora and take in the Cycladic architecture.
    Overnight: Mykonos
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 9 – Experience Mykonos
    In the heart of Cyclades, the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos has been attracting tourists en mass for decades and it’s time to discover why! Beautiful sandy beaches surround the island with Kalafatis and Kalo Livadi stealing the show. Around the island, churches built in the traditional Cycladic style, local wineries and the Armenistis Lighthouse, compose a full day schedule for those wishing to step in the shoes of a Mykonian for a day. In the main of Chora, a multitude the luxurious restaurants in Little Venice and the stylish shops in Matogianni take the stage and show that Mykonos is truly an island for every taste!
    Overnight: Mykonos
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 10 – Travel to Santorini
    Morning transfer from your hotel to the port in order to catch the boat to Santorini. Once there, you will meet our local collaborator and be transferred to your hotel. The town of Fira offers ample opportunity for exploration and breath-taking views of the caldera.
    Overnight: Santorini
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 11 – Explore Santorini
    The crescent-shaped, volcanic island of Santorini is home to some incredible natural formations. The Red Beach and Black Beach, -laid with volcanic pebbles and named after their distinct colors- are definitely a sight to see. The village of Oia on the north edge of Santorini, is arguably the best spot on the island to watch the golden hue of the sunset, as well as get some shopping done. For visitors interested in history, the Archaeological Site of Akrotiri is where you need to be. If you wish to combine more than one destination without any hassle, we recommend the catamaran sunset sailing cruise with dinner on board!
    Overnight: Santorini
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 12 – Return to Athens
    Transfer from your hotel to the port of Santorini for the boat ride back to Athens. Upon arrival you will meet your driver and be transferred to your hotel. Use your last night in Athens to bid farewell to Greece and create more long-lasting memories.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 13 - Departure from Athens
    After breakfast, you will meet your driver at the lobby of your hotel and be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.   
    Overnight: -
    Meals: Breakfast

 

  • Prices are not valid during periods of special events, seminars, congresses, etc.
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday and is replaced with Beylerbeyi Palace.
  • The Grand Covered Bazaar is closed on Sunday.
  • Please note that tour dates are subject to change at any moment, without prior notice. Please consult our agents for further information.
Rates per Person for all services outlined in Euros
Group 1
  • Istanbul: 4-star Neorion (standard room) or similar
  • Cappadocia: 4-star MDC Cave (classic room) or similar
  • Athens: 4-star Athens Gate (superior room or standard room for 1 person) or similar
  • Mykonos: 4-star Harmony Boutique (standard room sea view or superior room sea view for 3 persons) or similar
  • Santorini: 4-star Cliff Side Suites (superior room or triple room for 3 persons) or similar
SeasonTripleTwinSingle
April 10-30209323493590
May 01-15 & Oct 11-31221824703790
May 16-June 30 & Sept 05-Oct 10245027934509
July 01 - Sept 04256029054729
Group 2

Istanbul: 5-star Levni Boutique (standard room) or similar
Cappadocia: 4-star MDC Cave (classic room) or similar
Athens: 5-star Electra Palace (classic room) or similar
Mykonos: 5-star Semeli (superior room sea view) or similar
Santorini: 4-star Santorini Secret Premium (prestige suite caldera view & outdoor hot tub) or similar

SeasonTripleTwinSingle
April 10-30 & Oct 16-31243727404585
May 01-26 & Oct 01-15249228364753
May 27-June 23 & Sept 12-30268831225306
June 24 - Sept 11278132615584