Itinerary: a trip through Greece and Turkey
Many tourists who want to know the sights of Greece also add Turkey to the itinerary, thanks to the proximity of the two countries. Whoever makes a tour of Greece and Turkey on the same trip, has the opportunity to visit some of the oldest and most exotic cities in the world, enjoy great beaches and emerge in a world of culture and customs very different from what we know.
Bordered by the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Turkey and Greece represent a Europe that surprises by the mix of eccentric landscapes and thousands of years of history, art and culture.
The tour starts in the city of Athens, the capital of Greece, and the birthplace of Western civilization. Then pass by the Greek islands of Mykonos and Santorini, and continue towards Turkey, continuing in the natural pools of Pamukkale, in the interior of the country, also visiting Cappadocia and Istanbul.
To optimize travel time, tourists usually choose air tickets arriving in Athens and departing through Istanbul. This is a recommended itinerary for various traveler profiles, whether for those looking for these destinations on a honeymoon trip, for families or groups of friends who want to get to know another side of Europe, in an authentic itinerary.
Turkey and Greece receives thousands of tourists every year and many of them take the opportunity to create a route visiting both countries on the same trip.
In Turkey, our company offers exclusive tours, with guides who speak English and know every special corner of the country. The agency also provides all the assistance for before and during travel, facilitating your experience with personalized tours according to your profile.
Beauties of Greece
The journey begins in the charming city of Athens, Greece. Considered the cradle of Western civilization, the city is a perfect mix of the old and the modern, housing a lot of monuments and historic buildings, spread out in an organized and well-developed European metropolis.
Among the main tourist attractions are the Parthenon and the citadel of Acropolis, located in the highest part of the city.
The most common way to transfer to the islands of Mykonos and Santorini is by air or sea transport from Athens. If you have a few days on your itinerary, I suggest you visit one or two islands and go by plane or speedboat (more expensive).
Ferry companies in Greece are Hellenic Seaways, Blue Star, and Sea Jets.
The first stop is Mykonos, an island full of beaches with clear sands and waters with an impressive shade of blue. Known worldwide for its white houses with blue, the city is considered the heart of the Cycladic Islands.
Then, the stop is the majestic Santorini, the most famous of the Greek islands. At the destination, you can choose to stay in Óia or Fira.
Walking through the alleys and alleys decorated with colorful flowers, enjoying the exotic beaches of Red Beach and White Beach, and watching the sunset dive into the Aegean Sea, are the most suitable programs for those visiting the destination.
Turkey: visiting two continents in the same country
The arrival in Turkey is made by air, leaving Mykonos, towards Istanbul. The trip continues towards Denizli, a district in the southwest of the country, which is close to one of the main tourist attractions in the country: the natural pools of Pamukkale.
The attraction is located on a huge white limestone mountain and has a curious shape that resembles steps. The waters have an average temperature of 35ºC and contain healing properties.
For many, Cappadocia is the highlight of a trip to Turkey. The region, which has been inhabited for thousands of years by various civilizations, has natural and historical beauty. The region is made up of several cities and towns, the most famous being the city of Göreme.
Formed by colorful valleys, folds and interesting rock formations, known as fairy chimneys, Cappadocia is well known for the classic balloon ride over the region.
The last city in the script was founded more than 2600 years ago and has been called Byzantium and Constantinople. Istanbul is an ancient and contemporary city, full of walls, palaces, and mosques, which share space with modern buildings and monumental bridges.
To enjoy the a destination well knowing the main sights, tasting the most varied dishes of Turkish cuisine and being able to buy some souvenirs it is necessary to spend at least 3 nights in the city.
How can Guide in Turkey help me?
If you are in Turkey, we can schedule these visits on a private tour. Also, we offer other packages to the main destinations in the country, transfers, accommodation, and much more.
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