The Way of Exploring Turkey

9 Day Athens to Cappadocia with Santorini & Istanbul










This 09-day travel package covers the natural highlights of Santorini & Cappadocia with the historical heritage of Istanbul & Athens. Enjoy spectaclular sunset views from the caldera, experience sunrise while floating over the valleys during a hot air balloon ride, treat your taste buds to the delight of Turkish cuisine, this short package covers the best of the best.

Day-1: Athens Arrival transfer

Arrival to Athens Airport and meet for transfer on to the hotel. Rest of the day / evening is then at leisure (as per your flight arrival time). Overnight in Athens.
meals: none

Day-2: Athens City Tour

Breakfast at hotel then join on one of the following regular group excursions (you get to choose):
a) 5hr Coach tour: visit Acropolis, New Acropolis Museum & panoramic drive through city center
b) 3hr Walking tour: visit Acropolis & stroll through the city centre
c) 5hr Walking tour: visit Acropolis, New Acropolis Museum & stroll through city centre
d) 3hr Athens Food walking tour: visiting specialty food shops with tastings & Varvakeios market
*Other alternatives available, like wine tasting etc, advise your preference in the enquiry form
Afternoon and evening free at leisure for you to further explore on your own. Overnight in Athens.
meals: breakfast included

Day-3: Athens to Santorini by ferry or flight

Breakfast, check-out and transfer to port for departure on ferry to Santorini (flights also available). On arrival meet for transfer to hotel with rest of the day and evening then free at leisure for you to begin exploring around on your own. Overnight in Santorini.
meals: breakfast included

Day-4: Santorini at leisure

Breakfast at hotel with a full day at leisure to relax on one of the many beaches, sightsee around the town and numerous villages, visit a winery or simply relax. Optional excursions available on request. Overnight in Santorini.
meals: breakfast included

Day-5: Santorini to Istanbul & Bosphorus Cruise

Early morning check-out and transfer to Santorini Airport for departure on flight to Istanbul (via Athens).
Arrive and meet for transfer to hotel. In the afternoon enjoy a cruise on the Bosphorus during which you have views from the vessel of various historical sights that line its shores. Tour also includes a visit to the famous Spice Bazaar.
Overnight in Istanbul
meals: breakfast included

Day-6: Sultanahmet Sightseeing Tour

After breakfast meet in hotel lobby to begin exploring some of the most amazing sights that the historical area has to offer. Guided tour includes the Blue Mosque, St Sophia, Hippodrome and Obelisk, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace (excluding optional extra entrance to Harem room). Evening free at leisure to stroll around and enjoy dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Istanbul.
meals: breakfast included

Day-7: Cappadocia Tour with Goreme

Transfer to airport for departure on early morning flight and on arrival begin to disover the beautiful natural setting of Cappadocia. During this full day tour explore Devrent Valley and Monk's Valley (Pasabagi) where you find the world famous fairy chimneys; break for lunch in Avanos, a village famous for its pottery; then visit Goreme Open-Air Museum and explore the numerous churches and monasteries with their frescoes. These churches and monasteries where carved from the soft volcanic stone and decorated by Medieval Orthodox Christian Monks around 1000-1200AD. Also view Uchisar Natural rock castle. Overnight in Cappadocia.
meals: breakfast included

Day-8: Cappadocia Valleys & Underground City

*Optional: very early morning 1 hour hot air balloon ride, amazing views over the valleys
After breakfast join on another full day tour this time starting with a 4km (medium grade) hike in Red Valley exploring rock-cut churches and colorful fairy chimneys along the way. Visit Cavusin (old Greek village) then time for lunch before heading on to delve down into Kaymakli Underground City. The day also includes panoramic views at Pigeon Valley with its famous dove cotes & Ortahisar. Then a little free time until transfer to bus station for departure on overnight intercity bus to Pamukkale.
meals: breakfast & lunch included
*If would prefer to return to Istanbul on this evening, after the full day tour, that is possible - choice is yours
*If you would prefer to visit Derinkuyu Underground City & hike in Ihlara Valley please advise preference

Day-9: Departure

Breakfast, check-out and transfer to airport for most suitable domestic flight to Istanbul. Arrive and connect with your onwards international flight.

What's Included

  • Hotel accomodation including breakfasts
  • Noted day tours on regular group basis (private guided on request)
  • Main entrance fees to sights visited
  • Lunches during full day tours, drinks extra
  • Ferry ticket from Athens to Santorini
  • Flight ticket from Santorini to Istanbul via Athens
  • Domestic flights Istanbul Cappadocia Istanbul
  • Airport transfers on arr/dept in each area
  • Taxes and handling services

What's Not Included

  • Drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • 06-12 Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The tempature early morning in Cappadocia is cold and cilly. You should have wear warm clothes.
  • The flight permision given by Slot Centre of Cappadocia. If the weather conditions are good enough to make balloon ride our pilots start to prepair the balloons.
  • Pasifik travel ( is offical A Group Travel Agency ; member of ( Tursab )Turkish Travel Agencies Assasosations since 1987. TURSAB License No: A1855
  • All shchuled times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.
  • Infiants are free during our packages We do charge only taxes for internal flight tickets. Please ask rate for infiants and children. The rate for children (6-12 yrs) %50 off from the package rate.
  • We do have English Speaking Guides for all our group tours. Private tours are avaible with your own languange. If you are group of family,friends and need an other lanquage speaking guide just contact with us.
  • Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Cappadocia is of region in Turkey. There is no visa requirment as long as you got visa for Turkey. There is no need visa to Ephesus,Pamukkale and other part of Turkey.
  • Depends on wheather in Cappadocia you can chose any clothes you wish to wear. We recomemend you wear sportive clothes and shoes.
  • You are free book your own flights . We can reduce the cost of flight from entire package.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking.
  • Payment can be done upon your arrival to Turkey with credit card or cash.




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