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Two-in-one Mediterranean: Greece and Turkey

Who doesn’t love a good two-for-the-price-of-one deal? Throw in the word “Mediterranean” and we’re sold. 

Here are few excellent reasons to combine a trip to Greece with a hop over the Agean Sea to Turkey:

1. They’re closer than you might think

Geographically, these two countries are a stone’s throw away from each other – right across the gorgeous Agean Sea (did someone say cruise?). So not only will you save a bundle in flights by combining a trip to Greece with Turkey, you can also fit in some of the most incredible sights in the world: think a visit to the Parthenon, a magical hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia, the whirling dervishes of Konya and a donkey-ride up the volcanic hills of Santorini. 

2. Your taste buds will thank you

Turkey is world-famous for its strong coffee, savoury döner kebabs, flaky sweet baclava and lokum (Turkish delight). But time here will yield more local favourites: the bagel-like simit bread, gözleme (a savoury filled flatbread), or ayran, a salty yogurt-based drink. Then when in Greece, stuff yourself with soft warm pitta and fresh tzatziki; white bean “fasolada” soup; spit-roasted chicken and lamb souvlaki; olives or crumbly feta – and chase it with a shot of liquorice-flavoured ouzo. Holiday calories don’t count, right?  

3. Relax on the Aegean

Right now, Travel Vision is offering great deals on trips to Greece (with some crossover into Turkey), starting from R23 415. Their trips are an easy introduction to the region if you aren’t a fan of the nitty-gritty logistics of planning. You’ll see all the highlights, without any of the hassle. Choose from the 9-night Greece and Turkey cruise, which visits Athens, Delphi/Meteora, Mykonos, Kusadasi/Patmos, Rhodes, Crete, Santorini. Or the 10-night Greece Island Hopping package visiting Athens, Mykonos, Paros, Santorini.

4. Sometimes more is more

There are many types of travellers: those who are content to chill on a beach for two weeks versus those who want to do, see, hear, smell, taste and touch everything, and everyone between. If you’ve pitched up at a destination and it’s way too hectic – or too quiet – for your tastes, it’s nice to have a reason to move on; combining two countries on a trip allows you to do just that. 

Ready to double-up on Greece and Turkey?

Contact your nearest Sure Travel Agency for more details on Travel Vision’s Turkey and Greece packages, or call 0861 47 48 49.


Travel Vision is giving away a Greek food & wine hamper valued at R500. To enter, simply give us a good reason why you’d combine a Greece and Turkey in one trip. 

To enter: 

1. Put your answer in the comment section of the Facebook competition post 
2. Share the competition post on your own Facebook page. 

That’s it. Winner will be announced on social media on 3 May 2018. Good luck!

Competition Terms and Conditions 

1. Entrants into the Prize Draw shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions.  2. The closing date for entries into the competition is 12h00pm on 30 April 2018. Entries received outside this time period will not be considered.  3. One winner will be chosen by The Promoters (Travel Vision and Sure Travel) of entries received in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.  4. The winner will receive 1 x food & wine hamper valued at R500. 5. The prize will be delivered via courier. 6. If the winner does not respond to the promoters by 5 May 2018, then the winner's prize will be forfeited. If a winner rejects their prize or the entry is invalid or in breach of these Terms and Conditions, the winner's prize will be forfeited and the Promoters (Sure Travel and Travel Vision) shall be entitled to select another winner.  7. The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes.  8. The Promoters retain the right to substitute the prize with another prize of similar value in the event the original prize offered is not available.  9. The winner consents to the use by the Promoters, both before and after the closing date of the Prize Draw for an unlimited time, of the winner's name for publicity purposes, in any medium, on the internet, including any websites hosted by the Promoters and its related companies and in advertising, marketing or promotional material without additional compensation or prior notice and, in entering the Prize Draw, all entrants consent to the same.  10. The Promoters accept no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by you as a result of entering the Prize Draw or accepting the prize.  11. The Promoters shall not be liable for any failure to comply with its obligations where the failure is caused by something outside its reasonable control.

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