Highlights of Greece & Turkey with Aegean Cruise
Greece and Turkey are fascinating countries with a long history and many fascinating traditions. This vacation features the major sites, starting in Athens with its Acropolis and lively Plaka district dotted with cafés and archaeological findings. Discover Meteora with its extraordinary monasteries built atop rock formations; ancient Delphi, sight of the Delphic Oracle; and the archaeological site of Vergina, which includes the tomb of Philip II, father of Alexander the Great. Stop in Kalambaka, Thessalonika, and Alexandroupolis, and visit the site of the Battle of Gallipoli before crossing the Dardanelles between Greece and Turkey. Take time to visit the remains of Homer’s legendary Troy, and drive along the Sea of Marmara to Yalova, famous for its thermal hot springs. Then, ferry across the Bay of Izmit to Istanbul—a vibrant city of mosques, markets, and historic buildings of Byzantium Constantinople fame. Cruise for seven days to Istanbul and Kusadasi, Turkey; Santorini, Crete, Rhodes, Symi, Chios, and Mykonos. Return to Athens for a last overnight and the finale of your Greek adventure.
Individual headsets on land tourInside visits and special features:Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.Sightseeing:Visits to Kalambaka, Meteora, Thessalonika, Kavala, Alexandroupolis, Gallipoli, Canakkale, Yalova
ATHENS Acropolis Select (ST)DELPHI Apollonia (F)KALAMBAKA Antoniadis (ST)THESSALONIKA Egnatia (ST)ALEXANDROUPOLIS Astir Egnatia (F)CANAKKALE Ida Kale (F) or Iris (F)ISTANBUL Hilton Garden Inn Golden Horn (F)
Buffet breakfasts; 6 lunches; 10 dinners
NOTE:Please check visa requirements for Turkey with your local consulates; responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
Transportation:Scheduled transatlantic flights and airport transfers in Athens and Istanbul if Cosmos issues the air tickets. Touring by private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach. Dardanelles Straits and Bay of Izmir ferry crossings. Cruise in inside cabins with private shower and toilet; supplement for cabin upgrades are listed under Dates & Prices; all port taxes are not included.