It is widly known that Greece has offered more than a lot to humanity from the ancient times. During these years, a major station in history is the Byzantine empire in Constantinople where the Christianity and greek culture continued their spread. Constantinople nowadays is also known as Istanbul and its called "the cross road of three continents" because of the very important geographical location. So whats better from seeking the hidden cultural treasures of both Athens and Constantinople, the capital cities that are so close to each other not only geographically but also culturally.
A private mini van will be waiting for you in the departures gate in order to take you to the place of residence. After arranging your luggage you are ready to start the day off. The first stop will be the museum of Acropolis where a local guide will be expecting you to start the tour. Afterwards you will have the opportunity to see the Parthenon and learn more about this wonder. Early in the afternoon you will have lunch in a local restaurant with the best mediterranean cuisine in town and then you will have enough time to either do your shopping in some of the most famous streets of athens or take some rest. At the end of the day you can stroll around the city and get familiar with the greek nightlife.
The second and last day in athens will be spent in the southern suburbs of attica in the Athenian riviera. A private van with a professional guide will take you to the temple of Poseidon in order to learn more about the golden age of Athens and the architecture of the temple behind a beautiful scenery. During the sunset you will have the opportunity to dine in a restaurant by the sea and finally get some rest at your residence and be ready for the next stop of your trip.
Early in the morning the private van will take you to the airport gate and aproximately after 2 hours you will be in Istanbul where a local guide will be waiting for you. First stop will be the hotel and then you are ready to start exploring Istanbul. The most important attraction is Aya Sofia, which was a christianic church during the Byzantine times. The guide will take you back in time so that you can learn more about its story. Also you will have plenty of time to stroll around the city and do your shopping in the Grand Bazaar, one of the biggest open markets in the world and try some of the local favours.
The last day will start off with a tour at the Topkapi palace which was made by Mehmet the Conqueror beside Bosphorus. Another attraction that is definetely worthy to see is the Blue Mosque because of its architecure and the exterior design with the 6 minarets and the garden beside the one of Aya Sofia's. Furthermore there are many restaurants by the river Bosphorus, where you can dine during the sunset and gaze at this majestic view.
- Four days in two of the most beautiful and historical citys of the world.
- The most popular attractions of Athens and Istanbul.
- Taste the local flavors at the best restaurants.
- Shopping at the best spots of Athens and Istanbul.
- Private van transportation.
- 2 days accomodation in Athens
- 2 days accomodation in Istanbul.
- Breakfast daily.
- All taxes are included.
- 24 hrs Assistance phone number.