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Amazing private travel tours around Europe made for small groups. Discover historical and cultural places you will never see in common tours from other travel agencies.

Aegean Sea and the Wonders of the Ancient World

Tour Description

Turkey is one of the countries that everyone should see at least once in life. Asides from the fact that it is full of churches and mosques, thus offering you the opportunity to admire Christian and Muslim monuments alike, it also offers you the chance to go back in time, to the Ancient Greek world, through the ferryboats that will take you to the most famous Greek Islands. This journey to Turkey is special, for you will visit so many places while enjoying the beautiful cruises on the Aegean Sea and the Sea of Marmara.

The wonderful cruises will start right from Istanbul, “The Gate of the Orient”, along the shores of Bosphorus, during which you will admire traditional houses and fascinating palaces: Rumeli Hisari Fortress, Anadolu Hisari, Dolmabasce Palace, Ciragan Saray and Cuciuksu Palace. During the second day spent in Istanbul you will have the chance to visit it properly, indulging in the rich history that the city of Constantine has to offer.

After crossing the Sea of Marmara to Bandirma, you will visit the ancient city of Troy. You will surely remember its tragic destiny from Homer’s amazing epics: The Iliad and The Odyssey. And if this is not enough to transport you to the realm of Greek mythology, in Assos you will visit the Temple of Athena.

One of the most important stops during this journey will be in Kusadasi, from where you will have the possibility to go in different trips. Surely, you will want to see the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world, as well as many other places that evoke the beautiful times when gods walked the earth and got into affairs with mere mortals. Among these monuments, we mention: the ancient Miletus, the Oracle of Didima, the Temple of Athena Polias and the Temple of Apollo, the god of the sun and arts.

Moreover, you will get the chance to visit the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, as well as the most famous island of Greece – Rhodes. Although the Colossus of Rhodes has been destroyed by an earthquake, you can still imagine it rising to the sky when visiting the Mandrikos Port. On the way back to Istanbul, you will also see Aphrodisia, the centre of sculpture and arts, with the ruins of the Temple of Aphrodite.

A 12 days journey to Turkey and the Greek islands will be all it takes for you to fall in love with this exotic paradise.

Prices

25.09.2011
15.10.2011
06.12.2011
17.01.2012
Price
1200 EUR 1200 EUR 1250 EUR 1200 EUR
SGL Suplement
250 EUR 250 EUR 250 EUR 250 EUR

The above prices includes all taxes!