Los Angeles departure.
Arrival, reception and transfer at Kayseri airport (85 kms) we continue to Cappadocia. Arrival at the hotel, dinner and accommodation.
Breakfast. All day dedicated to exploring and discovering this fascinating region, unique in the world, in which together with its fantastic lunar landscape with beautiful and strange lava formations from the eruption of Mount Erciyas and the action of erosion, we will find infinity of small towns and churches carved out of the rock.
The Göreme Valley, an incredible Byzantine monastic complex made up of rock-hewn churches with beautiful frescoes, the troglodyte villages of Paşabağ in Zelve, the natural fortress of Uçhisar, Ortahisar.
We will pass through the Cappadocia semi-precious stone craft center, and then through the fairy chimneys of Ürgüp, stone cones crowned by flat rocks, Avanos, a town of craft centers and weaving mills. We end the day with a visit to a craft carpet workshop.
Dinner and accommodation.
In the morning visit an underground city. These cities were built as shelters by the Christians of the time and are made up of several underground floors, ventilated by chimneys, where you can admire the common bedrooms, the kitchens and the dining rooms.
Departure to Konya, capital of the Seljuk sultans in the 11th century. Visit of the 13th century Sultanhan Caravansarai, where formerly camel caravans stopped on the Silk Road. Dinner and accommodation.
Breakfast. Departure to Pamukkale. Visit of the ancient Hierapolis and the cotton castle, natural wonder of gigantic white waterfalls, stalactites and natural pools formed over the centuries, by the passage of the waters loaded with calcareous salts, coming from hot springs.
Dinner and accommodation.
Breakfast. Continuation to Ephesus, the best preserved ancient city in Asia Minor. During the І and siglos centuries it had a population of 250,000 inhabitants, monopolizing the wealth of the Middle East.
We will visit Hadrian's Temple, the Roman Baths, the Library, the Odeon, the Theater, etc. After Ephesus we continue towards the House of the Virgin Mary, the supposed last home of the mother of Jesus. On the way, visit a leather workshop. Dinner and accommodation.
Breakfast and departure to the ancient city of Pergamo, one of the most important cultural, commercial and medical centers of the past. We will visit Asclepion, the famous hospital of the ancient world, dedicated to the god of health, Aesculapius. Here lived the famous doctor, Galen.
The sleeping tunnels, the small theater for patients, the swimming pools, the long old street and the courtyard with the Ionic columns are the monuments that have come down to us from those splendid times. Return to Izmir. Dinner and accommodation.
Breakfast. Transfer to Izmir airport to take the plane to Istanbul with subsequent international connection or direct flight to Athens and departure for the visit of the city of Athens. This circuit allows you to observe the great contrast between the Capital of Classical Greece and the city cosmopolitan.
As soon as you enter ACROPOLIS you will be able to admire the Temple of Athena Nike, the Propylaea, the Beautiful geometry of the PARTENON will unfold before your eyes, the Erechtheion with its renowned portico of the Caryatids,
The Pandroseion. You will visit Philopapo Hill, the Plaka Quarter, Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the modern city of Athens, the spoiled city of the Gods.
Breakfast. Transfer to the port to board the 4-day cruise. Full board on board
Arrival in Kusadasi around 07.00. Disembark and departure to make the excursion to Ephesus.
Boarding at the indicated time to leave for the island of Patmos. Arrival in Patmos, disembarkation and free time for an optional excursion (not included). Boarding at the indicated time, to leave for Rhodes. Full board on board.
Arrival in Rhodes around 07.00. disembark and depart for the medieval tour. The boat leaves at 6:00 p.m. to Crete. Full board on board.
Arrival on the island of Crete around 07.00. disembarkation and free time for an optional excursion (not included).
Boarding at the indicated time to leave for Santorini. Arrival and free time. Departure to Athens. Full board on board.
Arrival at the port of Piraeus, disembark and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.
Return to Los Angeles.