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The Sweet Life…

…the grandeur of Hagia Sophia, the charm of traditional villages, the geological wonderland of Cappadocia, the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean, the magnificent architecture of the classical world…

The Sweet Life…found in Turkey, a land whose allure has held for over four millennia. A region long renowned as a center of culture, history, religion and romance, this country should top every traveler’s wish list. From fabled Troy to the heart-warming turquoise coast, the Sweet Life awaits.

With just one phone call, Hellenic Adventures can plan your moment of paradise in Turkey. Our Independent Travel packages offer itineraries you are unlikely to find anywhere else. With intimate hotels and knowledgeable local guides, we’ll take you to the known and unknown places of this enchanted country, with visits to churches carved from caves, classical ruins, Ottoman gardens, stunning landscapes, and unforgettable journeys along spectacular backroads.

Some features of our premier service:

•Because of the unique challenges of this foreign land, our independent trips to Turkey are practically fully escorted, with knowledgeable local guides ready to help you navigate all the challenges in a country that bridges east and west. As well, a professional driver will transport you from locale to locale, allowing you to focus on the sights you are seeing and not on the next turn you’ll make. This allows you to see Turkey with the expertise of a guide by your side... without a busload of people beside you. Our tours are private, not with an enormous tour bus of camera clickers, so you can enjoy conversations with your guide, whom you will soon call your friend.

• You will enjoy fabulous multi-course à la carte feasts and the best of Turkish wines at the same lovely small restaurants and tavernas that the locals frequent with our exclusive special dinners. As well, we include lists of recommended local restaurants and wines, allowing you to benefit from our intimate knowledge of each of the locations you will visit.

• We also provide you special touches that will make your trip so unique, you’ll remember it forever. Welcome and Farewell gifts let you know, from start to finish, that we want this trip to be a personal experience.

• Each itinerary uses a variety of charming, small hotels, so that whether you stay in a five-star deluxe hotel or a three-star tourist-class pension, you know you have the best value in the area: high quality of service, central location, and special local touches. While other choices are available if you wish to upgrade or downgrade services, we feel sure you’ll find your stay was “worth every penny,” as our clients are known to say.

• Travel with peace of mind. Our custom Preferred Benefits travel insurance includes trip cancellation and interruption coverage up to your full trip cost along with a full range of medical and baggage insurance. With coverage for terrorism, protection against third-party default, and waiver of pre-existing conditions, the only worry is how best to enjoy your freedom of travel.

All trips reflect the deep knowledge of Hellenic Adventures owner Leftheris Papageorgiou, who has logged thousands of miles in Turkey, seeking out the best, most unique places to inspire the visitor.

Browse through these pages, then call us to experience the Sweet Life.

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