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Sept Itinerary

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Sept Itinerary

Three couples are planning a 14 day trip to Turkey and 5 days in Greece this September. We are planning to charter a boat for a 4 day blue cruise in the South Aegean. Is there anyway to travel to Athens without flying back to Istanbul. Or would it be best to fly to Athens and cruise from there? We are hoping to eliminate some backtracking.

At this time we have planned

3 nights Istanbul -

3 nights Cappadocia - arrive Kayeseri i airport

3 nights Sirince Village arrive Izmir airport/ drive

1 night Pamukkale drive

4 nights Gulet fly out from Dalaman Airport to Istanbul

4 -5 nights Athens

Thanks for help!

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1. Re: Sept Itinerary

There is a direct flight from Izmir to Athens.

Another way to go to Athens is going to a Greek island ( Rhodes, Chos, Chios, Samos )and take a ferry.Bust the most practical one is flying from Izmir.

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2. Re: Sept Itinerary

Hey Reggie053,

Looks like a great itinerary, For cruising I'd definitely recommend Turkey. There is so many Greek Islands stone throw away from the Turkish coast. You can have a mixed Turkish Coast Greek Islands cruise.

i've done a similar tour (minus Greece) with a tour operator called Gulet Escapes. I did a gulet cruise + ephesus + istanbul. It was just perfect. I have done many gulet cruises with them as well year after year. I just had a look at their website. They are actually doing an Istanbul - Cappadocia and Ephesus tour as well. And they are gulet charter specialists so I'm sure they can add a gulet cruise on top of it. Don't know about Greece though. You can ask at their info email.

I hope this helps

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