From the ancient ruins in Athens to the cultural relics in Istanbul, this 10 day tour is a whistle-stop visit to two of the most fascinating Mediterranean countries steeped in famous myths, ancient civilisations, spectacular beauty and incredible archaeological sites. The tour takes in a cruise around the beautiful Saronic Islands, a visit to Ephesus where the Virgin Mary spent her last days, and an opportunity to explore Istanbul – the world’s only city situated on two continents.
The incredible ruins at the Palace of Knossos on the Greek island of Crete were uncovered in the early 1900s by the British archaeologist, Sir Arthur Evans. This is just one of the many culturally rich ancient landmarks and monuments you will see on this amazing journey through myths and mysticism, mountains and seas.
Epic history and sumptuous feasting
The Greeks pride themselves on their cuisine. Taste test your way through regional dishes from souvlaki and mousaka to tzatziki and spanakopita.
Visit Greece’s oldest private museum, the Benaki Museum, which showcases everything from ancient sculpture to 19thcentury gowns.
Istanbul’s iconic Blue Mosque is covered in 20,000 shimmering tiles and arguably the iconic image of the city.
Places covered 10 Days
|€ 2,200 per person||(Prices are in Euros and exclude international flights)|
|Price Per Person in Twin Sharing Accomodation|
|(Prices are in Euros and exclude international flights)|
All rates mentioned are an approximate price per person on a twin-sharing basis, and are based on a minimum of 6-9 adults travelling together. Rates are subject to change based on the number of passengers and the time of year. (Flights, visas, travel insurance, lunches & dinners, personal expenses not included. There may be some itinerary activities not included also – please ask).
- Traditional ,Boutique or Heritage accommodation where possible or Quality accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) in centrally located 4*Hotels .
-Meals – breakfast in all destinations
- Internal Travel by rail - ferries - coach as applicable
-Guided sightseeing excursions as per the itinerary as applicable
-All arrival and departure transfers
-Entrance and excursion costs as indicated
Travel is based on private coaches with Local guides . You do have the option of Independent travel .Get in Touch to discuss on how we could tailor the trip to suit you .
Summer is the high travel season in the Mediterranean. The weather is hot and sunny, the water is warm, and millions of people flock to the coast to soak up the sun and take a break from routine.. During the spring months, the flowers are blooming and the landscape is verdant, while autumn days are mild and clear before the winter rains.
Those wanting to travel earlier in the season can visit some of the more southern destinations as well as the larger Mediterranean islands. Cyprus and Malta are lovely in April, with warm days and pleasant nights. Late March through April is also an ideal time to visit Morocco, Greece, Italy, Slovenia, and Turkey.