Distance between greece and turkey by plane
Breakfast and day city tour of Istanbul. Visits to the outstanding monuments of the Ottoman and Byzantine empires, the Roman Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia (closed on Mondays), the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Suleymaniye Mosque and the Grand Bazaar with over 4000 stores. Lunch at local restaurant included and return to the hotel at sunset.
Breakfast and early departure to Konya, capital of the Seljuk Sultans. Visit the Caravansarai of Sultanhan and the mausoleum of Mevlana, poet and philosopher who founded the mystical and religious sect of the Dancing Dervishes. Lunch in the city and continuation to Pamukkale. Overnight in Pamukkale. Full board.
Breakfast and transfer to the port of Ephesus to embark on the 3-night cruise to the Greek Islands and Turkey. In the afternoon arrival to the island of Patmos, where we can take one of the optional excursions and visit the Monastery and the Grotto of St. John, the place where the Apostle lived and wrote the book of Revelation. Dinner and overnight on board.
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I already told you in my article on what to see in Italy in 30 days, the Mediterranean countries have so many things to visit. Ruins of ancient civilizations, incredible landscapes, cities with narrow streets, palaces and castles, etc….
Greece and Turkey are no exception. Among the things to visit in Greece is the Acropolis of Athens, one of the great wonders of the ancient world that remain today, the Sanctuary of Zeus or the Oracle of Delphi among other options.
In both countries there are many other places to see, but I think this option I propose is very interesting. I can also prepare trips to other areas of these countries, just tell me what your tastes and interests are.
As we have few days to share between Greece and Turkey, I have selected the most important parts of mainland Greece. In this itinerary we will visit Athens and the Peloponnese, the most important peninsula of Greece since classical times.
Instead of the Peloponnese we can substitute other options in its islands such as Mykonos if we are looking for a party, Santorini or even Rhodes, with its completely walled medieval capital and next to the Turkish coast.
Distance from greece to istanbul
Breakfast. At a time to be determined by our guide, we will depart for the onward journey to Ankara. Upon arrival in Ankara, we will stop to visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey. After a panoramic tour of the city, we will continue to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Optional balloon ride: Cappadocia is one of the world’s leading centers for balloon rides. This is an excellent opportunity within the route. For this ride, we will leave early because the weather conditions are better at that time of the day, the time of the balloon flight depends on the time of sunrise. We will have a simple breakfast with breads, cakes, fruits, coffee, milk and tea and then we will assist in the preparation of the balloons. Next, we will board the balloons to begin our ride. As the balloon goes up and down we will be able to observe green fields, valleys, hills, cities, cave houses and rock formations typical of this region. In addition to observing a magnificent nature, we will have the opportunity to see the sunrise in a blue sky dotted with colorful dots. At the end of the excursion we will return to the hotel.
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In Turkey the basic basics would be Istanbul (the jewel in the crown) and then an excursion to Cappadocia (region of spectacular scenery) or, if one is interested in archeology (and the beach), to the Aegean coast (Ephesus, Pergamon, etc.) would be recommended. Three days minimum for Istanbul and 3-4 days minimum for the excursion to Cappadocia or the west coast.
In Greece … I would not go below one week: Athens (2 days) and one or two islands (5 days), or Athens-Delphi-Meteora (4 days) and one island (3 days). If one is not very interested in urban archaeology and museums, one can leave only one day for Athens.
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