Homeric Odyssey

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10 Days from $2,055 - Land Only






2 Nights Istanbul, 2 Nights Izmir, 3-Day Greek Island Cruise & 2 Nights Athens


DAY 1, FRI: ISTANBUL:
Arrive in Istanbul. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure.
DAY 2, SAT: ISTANBUL:
Today enjoy a tour of Istanbul, including Hagia Sophia Church, now a museum, the Blue Mosque, the Byzantine Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar. Evening at leisure. (B,L)
DAY 3, SUN: ISTANBUL / IZMIR / EPHESUS:
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Izmir. Upon arrival, drive to Selcuk to visit the world famous city of Ephesus. Admire the architectural masterpieces like the Library of Celsus and the Great Amphitheater where St. Paul preached. Continue the visit to the House of Virgin Mary on top of Bulbul Mountain. After lunch stop at the Basilica of St. John. Drive to Izmir for overnight. (B,L,D)
DAY 4, MON: PERGAMUM / IZMIR:
After breakfast, visit Pergamum, a renowned cultural and political center of its time. Visit the Asklepium Sanctuary, the magnificent Acropolis including the Altar of Zeus, the Trojan Temple and the world's steepest antique-theatre. Return to Izmir for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)
DAY 5, TUE: KUSADASI / PATMOS:
After breakfast drive to Kusadasi to board your cruise ship. Arrive to the Greek island of Patmos, where you can take an optional excursion to the Monastery and the Cave where John the Divine wrote the Book of Revelation. (B,L,D)
DAY 6, WED: RHODES:
Arrive in Rhodes where you will spend a full day. Take an optional excursion to the city of Rhodes and the rocky Acropolis of Lindos to visit the Temple of Athena. (B,L,D)
DAY 7, THU: HERAKLION / SANTORINI:
Arrive in Heraklion, the capital of Crete. Take an optional excursion to the Palace of King Minos at Knossos, the center of the Minoan civilization. Sail on to Santorini, the volcano island, one of the most unforgettable places in the world. Walk along the narrow streets of the town of Thera or visit the beautiful village of Oia, perched on the rim of the caldera offering panoramic views of breathtaking beauty. (B,L,D)
DAY 8, FRI: PIRAEUS / ATHENS:
Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the hotel in Athens. Spend the day at leisure or explore this fascinating city on your own. (B)
DAY 9, SAT: ATHENS:
Begin the morning with the Athens city tour. Visits include the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum, the Panathenaikon Stadium and much more. Return to your hotel in the early afternoon. Rest of the day at leisure. (B)
DAY 10, SUN: ATHENS:
After breakfast transfer to the airport. (B)

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Homeric Tours will provide competitive airfares from USA in conjuction with your tour request.
Prices are per person based on double occupancy and do not include the transatlantic flights