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The Gems of Turkey and Greece

A seven-night Istanbul to Athens Voyage Aboard the m/v Tere Moana

Presented by Roula Lombardi


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  • Swiss Air to Istanbul via Zurich

  • Lufthansa from Athens via Frankfurt to Boston


  • Paul Gauguin Cruises

  • m/v Tere Moana itinerary

  • Istanbul to Athens

  • Istanbul- Spectra hotel right in heart of city near mosques

  • Athens – Hotel Amelia outside Athens in on the Aegean sea.

  • Greece- Euro

  • Turkey- Turkish Lira

  • We used mostly cash for the trip

You can use a credit card or ATM but will incur high fees


  • Beware of carpet weaving demos. They do hard sell after.

  • Learn a couple of words in the language in the country your are visiting. It endears the locals to you.

  • Pack an electric adaptor so you can charge your electronics. Some hotels have them, but go fast as many guests use and keep them in their rooms.



Map of Turkey and Greece




Chance of Rain
Wednesday 02/21 40%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with light rain this morning...then becoming partly cloudy. High 51F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.




Wednesday 02/21 90%
Cloudy and damp with rain this morning...then becoming partly cloudy. High 58F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Locally heavy rainfall possible.