13 Day Best of Aegean Sea
Athens – Syntagma Square, National Library, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Erechtheion, Parthenon
Island Hopping – Cruise to island of: Hydra, Poros, Aegina
Delphi - Arachova, Mt Parnassus, Doric Temple, Temple of Athena
Kalambaka – Meteora Monasteries
Istanbul – Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Taksim Square, Grand Covered Bazaar
Canakkale – Legendary Troy Horse
Kusadasi – Ephesus, Atemis Temple
Pamukkale – Cotton Castle, Ruins of Ancient Hierapolis
Cappadocia – Underground City, Pigeon Valley, Goreme Open-Air Museum, Uchisar Castle, Avanos Pottery Village
3 Nights Athens Metropolitan Hotel 5*
1 Night Kalambaka Divani Meteora 4*
1 Night Istanbul Titanic Bayrampasa 5*
1 Night Kusadasi Kismet Hotel 5*
1 Night Pamukkale Lycus River 4*
2 Nights Cappadocia Dinler Urgup 5*
1 Night Bolu Koru Hotel 4*
Day 1 Singapore - Athens (Meals on Board)
Check in at Singapore Changi Airport for your departure flight to Athens, Greece.
Day 2 Athens City Sightseeing (Dinner)
Upon arrival, proceed on Half Day Athens tour. See syntagma square, (Constitution Square), the House of Parliament and the tomb of the unknown soldier, guarded by the Evzones in their traditional costume. See the Athens Academy and the University. Stop at the pan athenaic olympic stadium, (where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896). See the archaeological site of the Temple of the olympian zeus and hadrian’s Arch. Visit the world famous site of the acropolis and see the Propylaea and the parthenon.
Day 3 Athens – Delphi – Kalambaka (Breakfast, Dinner)
This morning, depart Athens on tour. Drive north, along the highway, passing the towns of Thebes and the mountain village of Arachova, before arriving in delphi, the navel of the earth. Visit the archaeological site. On the slopes of Mt. Parnassus, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. See and visit the doric temple and the Treasury of the Athenians. See the Temple of Athena Pronaia and visit the museum. Inside, see items taken from the site including the statue of the Bronze Charioteer. View the modern town of delphi before driving north, through towns and villages of central Greece to Kalambaka, the town nestling at the foot of meteora.
Day 4 Kalambaka – Athens (Breakfast, Dinner)
Today, you will visit two of the meteora monasteries. Standing amid striking scenery, perched on top of huge rocks, they seem to be suspended in mid air. Inside, see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art, manuscripts and jewellery. See the town of Kalambaka before departing back to Athens.
Day 5 Saronic Day Cruise Paros – Hydra – Aegina (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Transfer to the port and embark on the full day cruise to the 3 saronic islands of aegina, poros and hydra. Lunch is included and served on board. At each island, get off the boat to discover each island’s own individual character. aegina: The largest of the saronic Islands, famous for BBQ sea food and Pistachio Nuts. Poros- a pretty island with time for shopping. hydra – an Artists Delight, with boutiques, shops and cafes dotted around the harbour.
Day 6 Athens – Istanbul (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today, depart the city of Athens for another adventurous journey to Istanbul by flight. Upon your arrival in Istanbul, you will be taken to the city center for a special lunch arranged in the Bospherous. After your lunch, commence your city tour to the blue mosque, and also visit the Hagia Sophia. This evening, you may also roam around the city of Taksim Square for shopping.
Day 7 Istanbul – Canakkale – Bergama – Kusadasi (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Drive to the ancient city of troy. We will visit this ancient city and the infamous wooden horse before driving towards Kusadasi. In the afternoon, have a short stop over at the Turkish Delights and Apple Tea Outlet. Next, arrive in Kusadasi township along the Agean Sea.
Day 8 Kusadasi – Pamukkale (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
This morning, set off for Selcuk and explore ephesus, one of the world’s most outstanding archaeological sites. Find awesome structures such as the library of celsius, hadrian Temple, Marble Street and Agora. ephesus is also one of the 7 churches of Revelation and holds the House of virgin mary. Visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world – artemis temple. Continue to pamukkale and visit the ruins of Ancient City of hierapolis and explore Cotton Castle.
Day 9 Pamukkale – Konya – Cappadocia (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today, travel to Konya. Before arriving in Konya, enjoy lunch in a 700 years old ancient Caravanserai, which used to be a “hotel” for ancient traders and travelers on Silk Road. Next visit the museum of the 13th century philosopher Mevlana, which used to be the cloister for Mevlevi Dervishes. Continue the journey to cappadocia.
Day 10 Cappadocia Sightseeing (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
You may choose to join our optional tour this morning on a hot air balloon, over the charming landscape in the morning over cappadocia. Visit the underground city of Kaymakli, once a place of refuge for 15,000 Christians. Next, visit the Pigeon Valley, Goreme Open-Air Museum and Uchisar Castle Village. Thereafter, arrive at avanos Pottery Village. Before you proceed for dinner, get an hour of relaxation on a traditional Turkish Bath. You will enjoy your dinner in the Cave Restaurant, with Belly dance performance inclusive.
Day 11 Cappadocia – Ankara – Bolu Mountain (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today, you will depart cappadocia. Drive past Salt Lake and arrive into ankara – Capital of Turkey. ankara sightseeing includes the magnificent ataturk Mausoleum and Museum. The Mausoleum features a mix of different architectural styles from various Anatolian civilizations.
Day 12 Bolu Mountain – Grand Covered Bazaar (Breakfast, Lunch)
After your breakfast in Bolu, drive to Istanbul and visit the famous Grand Covered Bazaar which hosts more than 4,000 stalls and shops selling leather, jewelry, handicrafts, ceramics, Turkish coffee and other local products. Next, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Singapore.
Day 13 Arrival Singapore (Meals on Board)
Flight and Taxes Information:
|EMIRATES AIRLINES||EK405 SIN/DXB 0140/0450|
EK105 DXB/ATH 1005/1400
EK122 IST/DXB 1925/0040
EK354 DXB/SIN 0325/1445
Tour Package Includes:
• Return Economy airfare on Emirates
• Fare is inclusive of one-way air ticket ATH/IST by Olympian Air (OA)
• Airport taxes & fuel surcharges
• Group departure based on minimum 10-to-go
• 10 nights accommodation
• 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 10 dinners
• Tours as per listed in itinerary
• Group Check-in one day before departure date
Tour Package Excludes:
• Visa application fee (if applicable)
• Tipping for local guides and coach captain
• Travel insurance (highly recommended)
• Miscellaneous expenses of personal nature
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• Updated : 28Dec2012