Destination 2: Florence – 5 Nights

Timeline: August 31 – September 05 Day 3: Arrived to Florence S.M.N train station at 4:30 pm (2 hours ride from Venice). Super comfortable and fast train ride with Trenitatalia , Frecciarossa high-speed trains, tickets were purchased online in advance of the trip. Walked about 5 minutes to Grand Hotel Baglioni from the train station and checked in. Hotel Baglioni was such…

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Destination 1: Venice – 2 Nights

Timeline: August 29 – August 31 Day 1: Arrived to Venice Marco Polo airport around noon, took a water taxi called Alilaguna from the Orange line from the airport straight to the Rialto Bridge, 15 Euros was the fare. Purchased tickets from the airport kiosk. Upon arrival to Rialto Bridge, got a slice of Venetian style…

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Venice/Florence/Sorrento/Rome: 16 Days – 4 Destinations

Itinerary Summary – from August 28 to September 13 From Toronto Pearson Airport (Departed August 28) to Venice Marco Polo Airport (Arrived August 29) 2 nights in Venice: August 29 to August 31 From Venezia Santa Lucia railway station (Departed August 31) to Florence, Firenze Santa Maria Novella railway station (Arrived August 31) 5 nights…

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Destination 4: Athens – 2 Nights

Timeline: September 04 – September 06 Day 13: Arrived to Athens Eleftherios Venizelos airport in the morning. Took a taxi from airport to hotel Divani Palace Acropolis, which was located within walking distance of the famous Acropolis of Athens. Divani Palace was a good hotel, the only shortcoming was that although it was advertised as Acropolis view,…

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Destination 3: Crete – 3 Nights

Timeline: September 01 – September 04 Day 10: Arrived to land of “Zorba the Greek”, Crete’s Heraklion port with the Hellenic Seaways fast ferry. It took about 2 hours from Santorini to Crete, and about 45 minutes from Heraklion to the beach resort Creta Maris, where we stayed for the 3 nights. Creta Maris was a beautiful…

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Destination 2: Santorini – 5 Nights

Timeline: August 27 – September 01 Day 5: Arrived at Santorini Thira airport around sunset of August 27th. Got a taxi to hotel Petit Palace in Fira (or Thira), Santorini, taxi fare was about 20 Euro. It was dark outside and taxi stopped by a door with short open walls and no sign of any building behind the…

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Destination 1: Istanbul – 4 Nights

Timeline: August 23 – 27 Day 1: Arrived to Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport on Saturday afternoon of August 23rd and took a taxi from airport to The Marmara Pera hotel in Taksim Square, Beyoglu district. Taxi fare was about 40 Lira. Checked in to the hotel, spent some time to refresh and tour the hotel before heading out to…

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Turkey and Greece:15 Days – 4 Destinations

Itinerary Summary – from August 22 to September 06 From Toronto Pearson Airport (Departed August 22) to Istanbul Atatürk Airport (arrived August 23) 4 nights in Istanbul: August 23 to 27 From Istanbul Atatürk Airport (Departed August 27) to Athens International Airport From Athens International Airport (Departed August 27) to Santorini (Thira) National Airport 5…

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