13 days in Zakynthos, Istanbul & Cappadocia Itinerary

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Vasilikos, Greece
— 2 nights
Anafonitria, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive to Zakynthos International Airport "Dionysios Solomos", Fly to Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Urgup, Turkey
— 4 nights


Vasilikos, Greece — 2 nights

Change things up with a short trip to Relax Spa & Beauty in Tsilivi (Planos) (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Mario's Cave and Turtle Boat Trips, kick back and relax at St Nicholas Beach, stroll through Gerakas Beach, and make a splash at Water Village.

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Paris, France to Vasilikos is an approximately 6-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Vasilikos. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in August; daily highs in Vasilikos reach 39°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Anafonitria.
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Anafonitria, Greece — 2 nights

On the 22nd (Tue), get outside with Porto Schiza Attraction, kick back and relax at Porto Limnionas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto Roxa Beach, and finally make a trip to Olive Tree. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Anafonitria Monastery and then kick back and relax at Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach).

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Traveling by car from Vasilikos to Anafonitria takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 4 nights

Queen of Cities

Istanbul is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, take a stroll through Ortakoy, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

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Explore your travel options from Anafonitria to Istanbul with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Anafonitria to Istanbul is 1 hour. Traveling from Anafonitria in August, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Urgup.
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Urgup, Turkey — 4 nights

Step out of Urgup to go to Derinkuyu and see Derinkuyu Underground City, which is approximately 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Pasabag, stop by Chez Hakan - The Pottery Shop, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

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Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Urgup takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in August, expect nights in Urgup to be little chillier, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Zakynthos travel guide

Beaches · Nightlife · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Flower of the East
Located just off the west coast of mainland Greece, Zakynthos enjoys a reputation as both a party destination and a family-friendly getaway. Packed with foreign tourists along its eastern and southeastern coastline, the island also features numerous tranquil pockets in its central region of forested mountains and rolling hills. Avoid the overcrowded east by discovering the island's less-explored northern sections, which contain a series of deep caves that feature sun reflecting on seawater and white stones, creating a striking shade of azure particular to this part of the world. The northern capes of the island also offer the calmest waters, which lap a string of developed beaches with plenty of modern facilities.

Cappadocia travel guide

History Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Geologic Formations
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.