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Arrive Istanbul

Check-in to your hotel & meet up with your Contiki team & fellow travellers this evening in Turkey-

Istanbul

Today, our Local guide shows you one of the city-

Istanbul to Canakkale

This morning, make a pilgrimage to the site of the region-

Canakkale to Izmir

Kick start the day with free time in Troy, where you can opt to get inside the legend of one the world-

Izmir to Pamukkale

Today serves up the opportunity to visit Hieropolis, an ancient Roman spa town and sacred city, sitting in modern-day Pamukkale. As it serves up dramatic scenery, make sure you keep your camera handy at this UNESCO World Heritage site. Arid ridges and white calcium terraces, formed by mineral waters, steal the scene as water pours over the cliff-

Pamukkale to Kusadasi

This morning, opt to get a feel for the ancient times with a locally guided tour of the ancient city of Ephesus. Explore this stunningly preserved city that Mark Antony and Cleopatra once visited and learn about its past as a major trading centre. Today you-

Kusadasi to Rhodes

Fit in some last minute shopping in Turkey before boarding your cruise ship and setting sail to Rhodes in the Greek Islands. On the way you'll make at stop on Patmos, with its sacred spots and wild countryside. Get into the spirit of the island with an optional excursion that takes you to Patmos-

Rhodes

As the sunniest island in the Aegean & one of the most beautiful towns in the Mediterranean, Rhodes is so much more than just a holiday paradise. It-

Cruising to Santorini via Crete

Today we start the day off with a visit to the biggest of the Greek Islands, Crete. Choose an optional excursion to the Palace of Knossos where our Local Guide will tell you the story of this 4000 year old mythical Minoan Palace, where the minotaur (half-man/half-bull) was slain. Next up: Santorini. This island will make your jaw drop with its stunning natural beauty -

Arrival into Athens

After breakfast and a farewell to our hosts, we disembark in the Piraeus and head to Syntagma Square. Set right in the heart of Athens and home to Greece-

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