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!