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13Nights /14Days Christian Legends Greece & Turkey Tour Packages

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13Nights /14Days Christian Legends Greece & Turkey Tour Packages

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Detailed Itinerary

Route : Athens Acropolis – Old city – Athens Metropolitan Cathedral - Corinth - Piraeus - Tinos - Syros - Patmos - Kusadasi -  Ephesus - Virgin Mary -St  John -  Sirince – Pamukkale - Konya- Cappadokia - Istanbul - Bosporus

Day 1: Arrival Athens 

Arrive in Athens and start your Religious Journey for a life-changing experience. Meet and assist at the airport and transfer to the center of the city. On route to your hotel you will have a first glance of the ancient treasures and Christian history in a condensed city tour by bus, where our guide will point out the House of Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and Presidential Palace and the Panathenaic Stadium, also known as the Kallimarmaro, an athletic stadium in the centre of Athens that hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Check into your Hotel and have the remainder of the day free to relax or take a stroll along the streets of Athens to enjoy the flavors of the city. Back to the hotel for overnight.

(Breakfast, dinner)

Day 2: Athens Acropolis – Old city – Athens Metropolitan Cathedral

After breakfast today you will visit Athens, the foundation of democracy. Early morning visit the Acropolis, the Parthenon, and Erectheum before viewing Athens atop Mars Hill where Paul stood and preached the truth to the Gentile nation. Additional sites include the Agora (ancient market place and centre of Athenian public life) and the fabulous New Acropolis Museum. A short walk through the narrow streets of the Old city, the famous Plaka with a multitude of shops and cafes. . Evening free. Overnight. (Breakfast, dinner)

Day 3: Athens - Corinth

Early this morning depart for the Peloponnesos Peninsula. First stop will be for a visit at the Dafni Monastery declared a World Heritage Site in 1990 by UNESCO. After the 1999 earthquake in Athens, the monastery suffered serious damage and has remained closed for nine years. Continue the route south to Peloponnesos shortly to arrive to the ancient city of Corinth, another treat for the New Testament scholar. Corinth is the city that inspired many of Paul's most familiar letters, visit the ruins of the church of Corinth and see the pillars, steps, and public worship place where Paul preached. Late afternoon return to Athens for overnight.(Breakfast , dinner)

Day 4: Piraeus - boat to Tinos the "Sacred Island - Syros

Today we will take the boat from Piraeus port to the windswept "Sacred" island of Tinos, our next stop in the Cyclades archipelago. There, in the centre of town a straight way from the port, you will have a pilgrimage to the church of the Megalohari where the sacred Icon, called "Panagia Eva (Breakfast, dinner)


Day 5: Syros – boat to Patmos the "island of Revelation”

After breakfast, discover the chora of Syros. Climb along winding streets and marble steps to the top of the medieval Venetian settlement of Ano Syros surviving up to now, laying on the hillside and crowned by the church of Aghios  Georgios (St. George) situated at the top of the hill, is the cathedral of the Catholic people of the island, who are numerous even today. There are also several buildings of actual interest as the Center of Historic Studies of the Catholic Diocese, the Catholic monasteries of the Jesuits and of the Capuchins, the Town Hall, the Archives of Ano Syros, the Cultural Center and the Exhibition of Traditional Professions. Late evening you will take the ferry-boat to Patmos the island of Revelation (Breakfast)

Day 6: Patmos – "the Cave of Apocalypse"

Around 02.00AM early morning arrival in Patmos and transfer to your hotel for a few hours of relaxation. After breakfast visit the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian a Greek Orthodox monastery founded in 1088. Today UNESCO has declared it a World Heritage site. It is built on a spot venerated by both Catholics and Eastern Orthodoxes as the cave where St. John of Patmos had visions. John is considered to be exiled to Patmos, undergoing a time of persecution under Roman rule. Revelation 1:9 states: "I, John, both your brother and companion in tribulation... was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.” This grotto is believed to mark the spot where John of Patmos or John the Evangelist as widely known, received his visions that he recorded in the Book of Revelation. Late afternoon get the ferry-boat, to Kusadasi port.  Overnight (Breakfast, dinner)

Day 7: Kusadasi - Ephesus - Virgin Mary -St John -  Sirince – Pamukkale

Morning tour to Ephesus area with Ephesus Antique City (Hillside Houses are excluded; entrance requires additional admission fee), one of the most popular ancient sites of Turkey with many acres of carefully excavated ruins; Virgin Mary?s House, where St. Mary is supposed to spend her last years together with St. John. Visit St. John Church and then we will visit Sirince. Arrival & Overnight (Breakfast, dinner)

Day 8: Pamukkale- Konya- Cappadokia

After breakfast drive to Konya the religious capital of Turkey and  we  will  to visit to the Mausoleum of Mevlana, the world-wide famous mystic figure .  Then we will continue to Cappadokia for overnight (Breakfast, dinner)

Day 9: Cappadokia

Breakfast. Today will  visit Göreme  National Park Open  museum and  the  most  important  churches as  Karanlık  church, Tokalı church, El Nazar  , Meryemana  church.  We will continue with visit Çavuşin, area and the churches of Nikephoros Phocas (Pigeonnier de Çavuşin) and basilica of Saint John (Çavuşin),

Then we drive to Monks Valley (Rahipler Vadisi), you can find some special housing and living area here which are only can be found in this area. Avanos is a pottery town of Cappadocia, we have a short walk in Rose Valley Cavetown, and we see the sunset at the end. Dinner a do overnight in Cappadokia. Return to hotel and overnight (Breakfast, dinner)

Day 10: Cappadokia

Optional balloon tour.

After breakfast departure from our hotel to Ihlara Valley for hiking. We visit the churches which are covered by frescoed; the walking distance is around 4km. Then, we visit Selime Cathedral and the biggest underground city of Derinkuyu . We also pass though the Nar Crater Lake during our journey. Afterwards, we drive back to Pigeons Valley to see the pigeon houses which were built for collect guano. Transfer for   Dawish show ceremony.  A present for our company!!!!! Return to the hotel for overnight   (Breakfast, dinner)

Day 11: Cappadocia – Istanbul

Transfer to  Kayseri airport for flight  to  Istanbul. Arrival  meet  and  assist  and  we  will  start  our  tour  in  Istanbul.  We will visit The Church of the Pammakaristos, the Joyous Mother of God, is known locally as Fethiye Cami. This is one of the most beautiful of the Byzantine churches with superb external brickwork and mosaics. This church was the seat of the Patriarchate for over a century after the conquest. The Church of the Pantocrator, known as the Zeyrek Cami, is a composite of buildings that originally consisted of a monastery with two churches and a chapel between them. Transfer to our hotel for overnight. (Breakfast, lunch)

Day 12: Istanbul

After breakfast will start our classical Istanbul tour including visiting the following:

Hagia Sophia: This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time.

TOPKAPI PALACE : The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. Overnight in Istanbul.  (Breakfast, lunch)

Day 13: Istanbul Bosporus & Two Continents

After Breakfast we will visit the amazing Dolmabahce Palace.Dolmabahce Palace, the last residence for Ottoman Sultans with 365 rooms and 22 saloons. Famous with the great collection of European antiquity furniture and an exquisite 4.5 ton chandelier.

Then enjoy a magical Istanbul Bosphorus Boat Cruise and Spice Market Tour :

Egyptian Bazaar: The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice.

Bosphorus Cruise: A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of its marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.

Shopping at Bedesten (after cruise) Experience the traditional silk weaving skills of Turkish women at the carpet weaving courses provided by The Ministry of National Education. You will get the opportunity to see jewelry, handcrafts centre and a modern leatherwear show. Overnight in Istanbul. (Breakfast, lunch)

Day 14: Istanbul

Transfer to Istanbul airport for departure to home

This travel package includes:

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary above based on 4* hotels
  • 14 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 10 dinners
  • Present Dawish show ceremony in Cappadokia.
  • Boat tickets between the Greek islands and to Kusadasi
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transfers by fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  • Professional English-speaking tour guides

This travel package does NOT include:

  • International air fare
  • Domestic flights (also available on request)
  • Tips
  • Drinks



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