Your 10 day tour of Turkey starts in Istanbul, the city that is both modern and historical and bridges the East and West . You then will visit the underground city in Cappadocia, the lime cascades of Pamukkale, the Greco Roman ruins in Ephesus and the site of the legendary Trojan War.
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This comprehensive tour of western and central Turkey covers most places a visitor would want to see. Starting in that world city situated on two continents, Istanbul was until May 1453 Constantinople, the capital of East Rome for a thousand years. From here travel down into Minor Asia with its historical places going back to Greek antiquity. Return by way of the southern Turkish coast and central Turkey with its capital Ankara to Istanbul.
One of the world’s great cities, bustling and modern Istanbul does not hide its ancient history. For a thousand years the greatest Christian city, Constantinople in May of 1453 was conquered by the young Ottoman prince Mehmet II to begin its journey to become the modern Istanbul we find today. Immerse yourself in this fascinating city during comprehensive touring days.
This tour is aptly named as you will be visiting some of the Jewels of Greece by land as well as cruising for 7 nights through the idyllic Aegean Sea. Visit Delphi and Meteora as well as exploring the capital, Athens. Your 7-night cruise makes stops in Kusadasi, Rhodes, Crete, Milos and Mykonos.
Arrive in Istanbul, Turkey’s bustling metropolis located on the crossroads of Asian and European cultures. Take a guided tour of its world renowned attractions such as Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar. Drive to Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Nek and Conk Bair. Visit Troy, the battleground of the legendary Trojan War before departing to the Acropolis. Discover the rich history behind local Turkish handicrafts after visiting Ephesus and Sirince. Travel to the modern town of Akhisor, where Christianity spread rapidly and was one of the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse. From exploring the ancient city of Hierapolis to Sardis – the capital of the ancient kingdom of Lydia, this 9-day tour is the equivalent of a master class in the region’s history of religion.
Experience the best of Greece and Turkey in 14 days with SITA! Start in Istanbul, a city that is both modern and historical and bridges the East and West. You then will visit the underground city in Cappadocia, the Greco Roman ruins in Ephesus, and the lime cascades of Pamukkale. Sail the beautiful Aegean Sea for 3 nights with stops in Patmos, Rhodes, and Santorini. Visit Athens, the heart of the Greek civilization and world renowned for its ancient monuments such as the Acropolis. Explore the Peloponnese with visits to Delphi and Meteora.
A week-long tour of western Turkey gives you a fascinating glimpse of the important sites in this ancient and modernizing country. A former super power, the Ottoman Empire gave way to the modern Turkish republic after the Great War. The country, due to its location, has always played an important role between East and West.