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Explore Greece and Turkey
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Greece is a country in southeastern Europe with thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. Influential in ancient times, it often called the cradle of Western civilization. Greece is ancient sun-bleached ruins piercing blue skies, the balmy Aegean lapping an endless coastline and a culture alive with passionate music, wonderful cuisine and thrill-seeking activities. Greece is a famous for its clean beaches and its long history . There are hundreds of archaeological and historical sites to visit in Greece that gloriously depict the country past. Its landscape is mainly mountainous and the terrain is not very fertile, except for some valleys scattered along the Greek mainland. However, Greece is surrounded by water, in particular, the Aegean and the Ionian Sea. The country consists of more than 1,400 greek islands and islets, but only 169 of them are inhabited.

Turkey Turkey is a nation straddling eastern Europe and western Asia with cultural connections to ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Cosmopolitan Istanbul, on the Bosphorus Strait, is home to the iconic Hagia Sophia, with its soaring dome and Christian mosaics, the massive 17th- century Blue Mosque and the circa-1460 Topkapı Palace, former home of sultans. Ankara is Turkey’s modern capital. A richly historical land with some of the best cuisine you will ever taste, scenery from beaches to mountains and the great city of İstanbul. Greece and Turkey hold a defining role in the creation of the Mediterranean identity from their ancient roots as the cross- section of cultures. From their spectacular cultures to tantalizing cuisines, journey to these mystifying countries and discover something new and recognize something familiar with an immersive.

Countries
Greece, Turkey
Things to do
  • Ancient History
  • Beaches
  • Arts & Crafts
  • The Great Outdoors
  • Museums
  • Religious Buildings
  • Bazaars
  • Hamams
  • Cities
  • Boutique Hotels
  • History
  • Ruins
  • Activities
  • Landscape
  • Food & Drink
  • Architecture
Cuisine
  • Blessed by a climate that’s both dry and hot for much of the year, Greece has an abundance of riches when it comes to local food products
  • And the best part? Food travellers can access all the Greece food favourites at markets and restaurants throughout the country
  • When in Greece, food lovers can devour seafood plucked out of the Meditteranean Sea and munch on produce so fresh that eating salads smothered in local olive oil is pure joy
  • Considering that Greek farmers have been growing olives for thousands of years, it’s no surprise that their olives are among the best in the world.
  • Warning: Do not travel to Turkey on a diet! If you’re trying to cut carbs or get a beach bod in Turkey, you might want to forget it
  • Maybe you have the willpower to say no but for most; mouth-watering Turkish cuisine is hard to pass up on. Turkish cuisine is chiefly the continuance of Ottoman cuisine, which in turn used numerous elements and influences from other parts of the world such as Central Asia, Balkan and Caucasian cuisines
  • Not only are there mountains of Turkish delight and juicy kebabs but there’s so many other delicacies you must try!
Costs
  • Meal prices in Greece can vary, the average cost of food in Greece is28 per day
  • The cost of a taxi ride in Greece is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €22 per person, per day, on local transportation in Greece
  • Meal prices in Turkey can vary, the average cost of food in Turkey is EUR 10 - 15 per day
  • The cost of a taxi ride in Turkey is significantly more than public transportation. On average, EUR 20 - 25 per person, per day, on local transportation in Turkey
Visa
  • If you plan to visit Greece and remain in the Schengen area for up to 90 days, you will need a short stay type C Schengen Visa
  • If your sole purpose of visiting Greece is recreation, sightseeing or meeting friends and relatives, you will be granted a Tourist Visa for the duration of the visit effective from the date of issue
  • If you are planning a trip to Turkey you need to know that, in 2013, the Turkish government launched their online visa system that issues a paperless eVisa for citizens from over 40 nationalities
  • For Indian passport holders, this type of visa is also available presenting certain requirements such as having a valid visa or resident permit issued by the US/UK/Ireland/Schengen governments
Season to Visit
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October

Typical Duration to Visit
  • 07-10 days

Known For
  • Experiencing the Acropolis
  • Meteora
  • Ancient Delphi
  • Cutting-Edge Capital
  • Rhodes Old Town
  • Easter Festivities on Patmos
  • Cretan Cuisine
  • Island Hopping in the Cyclades
  • Samaria Gorge
  • Colourful Thessaloniki
  • Hydra
  • Knossos
  • Preveli Beach
  • Zagorohoria
  • Corfu
  • Halkidiki
  • Hiking the Mani
  • Ancient Olympia
  • Molyvos
  • Kefallonia Great Outd
  • Turkey
  • Crossing Between Continents
  • Cappadocia
  • Ephesus
  • Aya Sofya
  • Hamams
  • Lycian Way
  • Gallipoli Peninsula
  • Meyhanes
  • Beaches
  • Ani
  • Kekova Island
  • Kaçkar Mountains
  • Southeastern Mosaics
  • Datça Bozburun Peninsulas
  • Gület Cruising
  • Bazaar Shopping
  • Nemrut Dağı (Mt Nemrut)
  • Pamukkale
  • Whirling Dervishes
  • Safranbolu
  • Sumela Monastery
Areas to Visit

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