Athens to Istanbul Overview

Visit Greece and Turkey via Athens, Delphi, Gallipoli and Istanbul. Discover the natural beauty and ancient wonders of the Mediterranean on this exciting tour.

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      USD $2,490
      CAD $2,570
      AUD $2,520
      EUR €1,735
      GBP £1,460
      NZD $2,805
      ZAR R25,195
      CHF FR2,095
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  • 2015-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Visit Greece and Turkey on a journey via Athens, Gallipoli and Istanbul.

Explore Greece and Turkey on this whirlwind adventure. Get lost in cities of colourful chaos and natural beauty that must be seen to be believed. With a plethora of ancient treasures to discover, see where democracy began and how life was lived when Zeus called all the shots. Bask in the Grecian sun on lazy beaches and explore ancient ruins and rituals of the past. After days filled with lively adventure, unwind in the evening with a sip of ouzo over a banquet of culinary treats. Yamas!

  • Rub shoulders with Greek gods in Athens
  • Glimpse your future in Delphi
  • Explore the sky-high Meteora monastery
  • Be sun-kissed on a Kavala beach
  • Pay your respects at the battlefields of Gallipoli
  • Get swept up in the hoopla of Istanbul’s eclectic streets

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Athens, Greece
  • Finish:

    Istanbul, Turkey
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    4 breakfasts
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (14 nts)
  • Transport:

    Metro, Private vehicle, Public bus, Taxi
  • Included activities:

    Archeological Museum of Philippi, Guided Tour of Gallipoli Peninsula, Meteora Monastery Visits, Pella Day Trip, Saint Nicholas Chapel Excursion

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    214kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    A single supplement will be available on this trip. Please see trip notes for details.

  • Total price from

    USD $2,490
    CAD $2,570
    AUD $2,520
    EUR €1,735
    GBP £1,460
    NZD $2,805
    ZAR R25,195
    CHF FR2,095
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $166
    CAD $171
    AUD $168
    EUR €115
    GBP £97
    NZD $187
    ZAR R1,679
    CHF FR139
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Athens to Istanbul Summary

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Days 1-2 Athens

The birthplace of Western civilisation, Athens has an amazing array of historic sites to explore. Check out the Acropolis, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to watch the changing of the guard.

Day 3 Delphi

Catch a glimpse of your future, take an adventure into Greek mythology and explore timeworn ruins at the Delphi Museum. Be sure to check out the Temple of Apollo, which according to legend, was the centre of the Delphic oracle and seat of Pythia.

Days 4-5 Meteora

Climb into the heavens, just like monks have done for centuries, to explore an ancient monastery precariously placed atop a 400-m-high rock formation.

Day 6 Kastoria

Explore the Byzantine churches and Ottoman-style architecture in the historic town centre before taking an optional tour to the Spilia tou Drakou – or Caves of the Dragon. See stalactites and underground lakes in this mysterious natural wonder.

Days 7-8 Thessaloniki

Relax in the splendour of what is regarded as the cultural capital of the country, with shopping, dinner and a show. With Ottoman influenced cuisine, be sure to indulge in bougatsa (a rich breakfast pastry) and a frappé coffee first thing in the morning.

Days 9-10 Kavala

Chill out on one of the many pristine beaches and enjoy the local catch of the day. Alternatively, explore Kevala’s fascinating ancient heritage, dating back to the seventh century BC.

Day 11 Porto Lagos

Visit the scenic village of Porto Lagos to view rare bird life, before exploring the surrounding forests or the lagoons of the Thracian Sea.

Days 12-13 Gallipoli

Explore the beautiful, yet sobering, coastline of this once bloody battlefield.

Days 14-15 Istanbul

Turkey’s capital is a chaotic splendour. Head to the Grand Bazaar, the incredible St Sophia Church and the iconic Blue Mosque. Grab a quick bite of doner kebab or kofte before losing yourself in a maze of pumping nightclubs and bars.
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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,490
      CAD $2,570
      AUD $2,520
      EUR €1,735
      GBP £1,460
      NZD $2,805
      ZAR R25,195
      CHF FR2,095
      *
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