Athens Mykonos and Santorini paired with Istanbul s allure

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  • 11 Days 9 Nights
  • Europe
  • Turkey , Greece ,
  • Istanbul , Athens , Myconos , Santorini ,
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Embark on an unforgettable 11-day journey across Athens, the enchanting Greek Islands of Mykonos and Santorini, and the vibrant city of Istanbul. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Athens, relax on the stunning beaches of Mykonos, and experience the iconic beauty of Santorini's sunsets. Discover the vibrant markets and historic sites of Istanbul, from the Grand Bazaar to the Hagia Sophia, while cruising along the Bosphorus. This 11-day adventure promises a perfect blend of culture, relaxation, and exploration, ensuring you return with cherished memories from every step of the way.

Package Name Start Date End Date Land price Air and Land Status
11 Days 9 Nights 2024-10-15 2024-12-31 $775.00 $1217.2* Available
11 Days 9 Nights 2024-06-01 2024-06-16 $2539.00 $2981.2* Sold out
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  • Day 1

    Your Depart, to a journey that awaits from Ancient Pathways to Modern Marvels: Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Istanbul, and More

  • Day 2

    Hotel

    Breakfast

    Athens: Birthplace of Civilization

    Upon arrival in Athens, our comfortable vehicles will smoothly transport you to your hotel, accompanied by an English-speaking assistant ensuring your comfort.

    Later in the day, at the hotel, our representative will provide vital trip details through an engaging presentation. Gain insights into the city's vibrant daily life, ask questions, and prepare for a seamless experience throughout your journey.

    The remaining day is yours to savor Athens at your own tempo, immersing yourself in its captivating ambiance.

    YPT Tip: Enhance your adventure by effortlessly extending your stay. Add more nights during the booking process for added exploration!

    Overnight Athens 

  • Day 3

    Hotel

    Breakfast

    Athens in All its Glory: Acropolis to Temple of Zeus, Trilogy, and Evening Tour

    Indulge in a delectable breakfast before embarking on a panoramic tour through Athens' Neoclassical Center, led by our licensed English-speaking guide who will unravel captivating stories about the district's historical significance.

    Admire notable landmarks like the Parliament building, home to the Hellenic Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Immerse yourself in the essence of Athens as you discover the University of Athens, the National Library of Greece, the National Academy of Athens, the Ilion Palace, the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian's Gate, and the iconic Panathenaic Stadium.

    Marvel at the legendary Acropolis and immerse yourself in its grandeur at the Acropolis Museum, both covered by the entrance fee.

    Afterward, explore charming Plaka's streets at your own pace or return to your hotel.

    As twilight descends, join us for an Athens night tour, strolling through Anafiotika, Thissio, Monastiraki, and Plaka's enchanting residential quarters.

    YPT Tip: In Plaka, let your senses guide you to treasures, from intricate ceramics to melodious instruments, and indulge in the flavors of specialty food shops filled with olives and spices

    Overnight Athens 

  • Day 4

    Hotel

    Breakfast

    Mythical Voyage: Traversing from Athens to Mykonos

    Embark on an exhilarating journey as we transport you to the lively port of Piraeus. From there, set sail on a ferry bound for the renowned island of Mykonos. Revel in the ideal timing of the crossing, basking in the sun-kissed deck and immersing yourself in the mesmerizing hues of the Aegean Sea.

    Mykonos, affectionately called the "heap of stones" or the "rocky place," boasts a captivating history. Legend traces its name back to Mykonos, the valiant son of King Anius of Delos. Upon arrival, our friendly English-speaking representative will extend a warm welcome, assisting with your hotel transfer and acquainting you with Mykonos' enchanting allure.

    The day ahead is yours to relish the island's leisurely lifestyle. Embrace the unhurried rhythm cherished by the locals, allowing yourself to fully unwind and savor the island's beauty.

    YPT  Tip: Opt for a swift ferry when reserving for a breezy journey!

    Overnight Mykonos 

  • Day 5

    Hotel

    Breakfast

    Unwind and Explore: Your Free Day in Mykonos – Sun, Beach, and History

    Enjoy a leisurely day on the captivating island of Mykonos, favored by the international "jet set." Discover its allure through stunning beaches, upscale boutiques, and dynamic nightlife.

    Savor Mediterranean delights with dishes enriched by fresh veggies, fragrant olive oil, and aromatic herbs like oregano and basil. Relish delectable seafood and fish creations.

    Don't miss a short ferry ride to the historic Delos island, revered as the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. Dating back to 3000 BC, Delos holds immense cultural value from ancient times.

    YPT Tip: To truly immerse in Mykonos, consider renting a car or motorcycle. Experience the island's authenticity, embrace local customs, and become one with its essence.

    Overnight Mykonos 

  • Day 6

    Hotel

    Breakfast

    Mykonos to Santorini: A Passage to Enchanted Beauty

    Indulge in a delightful breakfast, embracing the Greek lifestyle. Our private vehicle will fetch you at the appointed hour for your port journey.

    Watch as Santorini's captivating port unfolds before you. Fira, the enchanting capital, reveals itself with white houses huddled on the cliff edge, gazing at the volcano.

    Upon arrival, our friendly English-speaking representative will extend a warm welcome and guide you to your hotel. They'll share insights about this captivating island's exceptional characteristics.

    The remainder of the day is yours to meander through charming alleys, immersing yourself in the magic of Santorini.

    YPT Tip: Unwind and relish one of the world's most breathtaking sunsets from a cafe in the stylish Oia town

    Overnight Santorini

  • Day 7

    hotel

    Breakfast

    Exploring Santorini: Unraveling its Captivating Charms at your own pace

    Free day to explore, at your own pace, the magical island of Santorini, considered to be the lost continent of Atlantis. Venetian Giacomo Barozzi gave the name of the island. He was inspired by the presence of a chapel dedicated to Saint Eirini.

    Optionally, you can go on a dazzling sailboat tour that will take you over to the small islands of Santorini Caldera, Nea, and Palea Kameni, with the hot springs of green and yellow waters. Consider add on section for a wonderful Island Excursion listed

    YPT Tip: On this free day, we recommend exploring the island, tasting its wine and its excellent local cuisine. We cannot miss tasting the tomato keftedes (a kind of tomato balls), the fava dishes (a vegetable smaller than a pea), and the cheese called Chloro. Here is a catamaran cruise with wine tasting in Santorini you may want to take.

    Overnight Santorini

  • Day 8

    Hotel

    Breakfast

    Bid Adieu to Santorini, Embrace Istanbul's Charms

    At the designated time, we'll arrange your transfer to Santorini Airport for your flight to Istanbul, with a layover in Athens.

    Upon your arrival in the historic city formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople, our private vehicle will take you to your hotel. After checking in, you'll have the remainder of the day to unwind and immerse yourself in the splendor of this captivating city.

    YPT Tip: Explore Ortaköy, an upscale and stylish area, where you'll discover a line of kumpir stands offering Turkey's version of the jacket potato. Choose your toppings and enjoy your meal while taking in the seaside vistas.

    Overnight Istanbul

     

  • Day 9

    Hotel

    Breakfast

    Istanbul Odyssey: Complete City Immersion in One Day

    Fuel up with breakfast before we pick you up at your hotel or a nearby meeting point to begin an exciting full-day exploration of Istanbul.

    Prepare for an unforgettable experience guided by our friendly English-speaking guide. All-inclusive tickets and a delectable lunch at a central restaurant are included as we delve into the significant landmarks of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.

    Together, we'll create indelible memories in this extraordinary city. Every moment will be infused with awe and excitement. Be captivated by the magnificence of Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the Topkapi Palace. And don't forget to explore the lively Grand Bazaar, housing over 4000 stores for an unforgettable shopping spree.

    After the tour, take your time to savor the enchanting atmosphere of the old city before making your way back to your hotel.

    YPT Tip: Visit Camlica Hill on the Asian side for an awe-inspiring panoramic view of Istanbul. Feast your eyes on the cityscape, the Golden Horn, and the mesmerizing Bosphorus – a sight you won't want to miss

    Overnight Istanbul

  • Day 10

    Hotel

    Breakfast

    Captivating Istanbul: Egyptian Market, Beylerbeyi Palace, and Bosphorus Sail

    Embark on a full-day city tour that kicks off early in the morning. Accompanied by an English-speaking guide, your first stop is the iconic Egyptian Market, also known as the Spice Bazaar. Immerse yourself in its rich history dating back to the 17th century and revel in the vibrant atmosphere filled with an array of spices, nuts, dried fruits, cheeses, and flowers.

    After honing your bargaining skills and indulging in the tempting aromas, head to the port for a memorable sea adventure. Sail along the Bosphorus, where the meeting point of Asia and Europe unfolds in a striking panorama, offering a unique viewpoint of Istanbul's Golden Horn.

    Following the tour, you have the option to extend your adventure with a traditional Turkish lunch at a local restaurant. Explore the Asian side of the city, soak in panoramic views from Camlica Hill, and uncover the captivating Beylerbeyi summer palace. Admire the palace's impressive architecture and relish picturesque views from its bathing pavilions.

    As the tour concludes, you'll be free to find your way back to your hotel. Alternatively, consider extending your journey by participating in one of our intriguing optional evening activities.

    YPT Tip: Extend the Adventure! Immerse in Istanbul's vibrant nightlife with our range of exciting evening activities.

    Overnight Istanbul

  • Day 11

    Breakfast

    Saying Farewell: Your Remarkable Journey Ends

    After enjoying a delightful breakfast, we'll ensure a smooth transfer for you to Istanbul Airport, ensuring you have ample time for your international flight.

    The entire Your Preferred Tours  team wishes you a safe and pleasant journey. We look forward to the possibility of welcoming you back soon to create more unforgettable moments that will linger in your heart.

    Have a fantastic trip! Or, as the locals say, "Iyi yolculuklar!"

    YPT Tip: If you find your time in Istanbul too short, consider extending your stay by adding extra nights to your booking. Just let us know your preferences, and we'll be delighted to assist you.

     

About This Trip


What is included


Price is based on Double occupancy, and 3* or Tourist Hotel accomodation 

To upgrade to 4* select it from add on 

What is included

2-night Accommodation in Athens
2-night Accommodation in Mykonos
2-night Accommodation in Santorini 3 - night in Istanbul
Acropolis Museum tour with an official English-speaking guide
Half-day city tour with an official English-speaking guide in Athens
Entrance fees to the archaeological sites as per description
Guided evening walking tour through Monastiraki, Plaka and Anafiotika
Ferry tickets with numbered seats Piraeus-Mykonos
Fast ferry tickets with numbered seats Mykonos-Santorini
Air ticket Istanbul-Athens (23 kg + 8 kg)
Air ticket Santorini-Athens (23 kg + 8 kg)
All transfers as mentioned in this itinerary

What is excluded

Airfare International ( Can be added via site or upon request )
Visas if applicable
Travel Insurance
Excursions not listed in Itinerary
Personal expenses, gratuities & tourist city tax

Sightseeing highlights

Discover the historic grandeur of the Acropolis, marveling at iconic structures like the Parthenon.
Plaka, where cobblestone streets lead you through a labyrinth of quaint shops, inviting cafes, and a delightful blend of old-world charm and modern allure
Nighttime Odyssey: Exploring Athens' Enchanting Ambiance
Mykonos Magic: Beaches, Culture, and Island Delights
Captivating Santorini: Sunsets, Seascapes, and More
Istanbul Unveiled: A Journey through History and Culture

Travel highlights

Specific transfer information can be found here:
Explore renowned historical sites, including the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Hadrian's Gate, and the Panathenaic Stadium
We'll also have the privilege of immersing ourselves in the awe-inspiring Acropolis and exploring the fascinating Acropolis Museum.
Stroll and discover the delightful pathways of Plaka at your own pace, one that suits you
A Night Walk through Monastiraki and Plaka
Awe-Inspiring Hagia Sophia: Prepare to Be Amazed by its Grandeur
The Blue Mosque: A Spectacular Beauty to Behold
Topkapi Palace: Where History, Royalty, and Intrigue Converge

Upgrades

  • Upgrade to Suite *$649
  • Sharjah Tour $79
  • Marina Dhow Cruise $65

Important Things to keep in mind

  • Not Included:
    • Optional tours and gratuities.
  • Transportation To and from the airport:
    • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
    • Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 6 PM. We recommend you to select flights that arrive no later than 4 PM.
  • Accommodation Details:
    • Some departures are operated with more than one coach. Hotels of similar standard may be substituted.
  • Entry Requirements:
    • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.

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