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Ephesus, Pamukkale, Didyma, Miletos, Priene, Cappadocia Tour Package 8 days

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TOUR ITINERARY

Departs : 06:00

Finishes : 19:30

Duration : 8 Days

Departure Days: All Year Around

 

What to see : Ephesus Ancient City, House of Virgin Mary, Tample of Artemis, Ephesus Museum, Pamukkale, Calcium Terraces, Hierapolis Ancient City, Cappadocia, Devrent Valley, Pasabag, Avanos, Göreme Open Air Museum, kaymaklı Underground City, Pigeon Valley, Red Valley, Esentepe, Priene, Miletos, Didyma

 

 

DAY 01

Istanbul – Izmir - Ephesus
06:00
Around 06:00am you''ll be picked up from your hotel to airport.

Fly to Izmir and transfer to Ephesus.

Full Day Ephesus Tour Details;
Ephesus: Of Turkey''s
hundreds of ancient cities and classical ruins, Ephesus is the grandest and best preserved city on the Mediterranean. The home town of the legendary ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus, Ephesus boasts a concentration of classical art and architecture and overall it holds a big importance for Christianity.
The ancient traveler Pausanias deemed Ephesus the most wondrous of the Seven Ancient Wonders; and the most beautiful work ever created by humankind. The first major structure built entirely of marble and the largest edifice in the ancient Greek world, the Temple of Artemis was four times as big as the Parthenon in Athens. The 6th century philosopher Heraclitus was said to have been so enamored of this massive monument that he deposited his enigmatic treatise on the nature of the universe in the temple instead of publishing it (he later claimed that no one but the gods could understand his theories anyway).
Legend has it that the Virgin Mary, accompanied by St.John, came to Ephesus at the end of her life, circa 37-45 AD. In 1967 Pope Paul VI visited the site, where a chapel now stands, and confirmed the authenticity of the legend. A small traditional service, celebrated by Orthodox and Muslim clergy on 15 August each year in honor of Mary''s Assumption into heaven, is now the major event here. To Muslims, Mary is Meryem-ana, Mother Mary, who bore Isa Peygamber, the Prophet Jesus.

After the tour, transfer to hotel. Overnight in Selcuk / Kusadasi.

 

DAY 02

Free day. Overnight in Kusadasi / Selcuk.

 

DAY 03

Priene Miletos Didyma Tour 

After breakfast, pick up and drive to Didyma.

Full Day Priene Miletos Didyma Tour Details;

Priene: set high on a hill overlooking the countryside this well preserved site is famous for the geometric layout of the city.
Miletus: birth place of many philosophers, the site spread over a wide area with the well preserved amphitheatre and Faustina Bath.

Didyma: the Temple of Apollo dominates this small village with its massive columns reaching to the sky. The amazing intricacy of the architecture is something to marvel at this most sacred of places. 

After the tour, transfer back to hotel and overnight. 

 

DAY 04

Pamukkale Tour

08:30 After having breakfast, you''ll be picked up for the tour of Pamukkale & Hierapolis Ancient City.
Full Day Pamukkale ( Calcium Terraces) & Hierapolis Ancient City Tour Details;

Pamukkale: The archeological datums show that the evidences of the first settlement were seen at the beginning of the Calcolitic Age (5500-3000 B.C.)Between 1954-1959. The Institue of the British Archeology excaveted in Çivril-Beycesultan Tumulus and very important samples were found for the West Anatolian Calcolitic, those are also important for the The Anatolian History. In these days Beycesultan ruins are being exhibited in Hieropolis Archeology Museum.
After the Calcolitic Period, the settlements on this valley continued in the Bronze Ages (early, middle,latest 3000-1200 B.C.)The Hittites reigned this region in 2000-1200 B.C. After the Hittite Emperior had been demolished, the Phrgians controlled the region(700-545 B.C.) Between 545 and 333 B.C. the Persian domination took part.In 333 B.C. the Persian King was defeated by Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Period started. According to the testament, the Kingdom of Pergamum was given to Rome by Attolos III. The Roman period started in Anatolia and the area was joined as a province of Asia(Anatolia) from 129 B.C.

After the tour, transfer to hotel. Overnight in Pamukkale.

 

DAY 05

Pamukkale - Cappadocia

Breakfast & Check out. FREE DAY. Overnight bus for CAPPADOCIA.
20:00 - Depart from bus station by overnight bus for Istanbul with non smoking and fully air-conditioned bus. The duration of the overnight bus is 10 hours.

 

DAY 06

Cappadocia

Arrival to Cappadocia about 08:00. Met on arrival.

Transfer to hotel and overnight at Cave Hotel.

 

DAY 07

Cappadocia

NORTH OF CAPPADOCIA TOUR

Full Day North Cappadocia Tour Details;

Zelve open air museum where three canyons meet in the valley.Then visit Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabag (Monks Valley) to see most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Drive to the city of Avanos for lunch. In the afternoon visit Göreme Open-Air Museum where the remains of rock-hewn churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Before end of the tour visit the naturel Castle at Uchisar.

After the tour transfer back to the hotel. Overnight stay in Cappadocia (Cave Hotel).

 

DAY 08

Cappadocia - Istanbul

08:30 After having breakfast, you''ll be picked up for the tour of South Cappadocia.

Full Day South Cappadocia Tour Details;

Derinkuyu Underground City to visit the huge refugee settlement carved by early Christians, where they used to hide from persecutors. From Derinkuyu continue to the beautiful Valley of Ihlara, formely known as Peristerema. Explore the famous rock-hewn churches and hike 4 km through the valley. On the way back to monasteries in Selime Village and 13th century Caravansaray built by Selcuk Turks on the Silk Road.

After the tour transfer to Kayseri Airport and fly to Istanbul.

Transfer to hotel. Tour Ends.

what's included
All Transportation
Overnight Bus to Cappadocia from Pamukkale
Guided Tours of Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Priene Miletos Didyma.
6 Nights accommodation with breakfast
Professional English speaking guide
Transportation by airconditioned, nonsmoking vehicle.
Flight ticketes from (Istanbul – Izmir & Kayseri – Istanbul)
Entrance fees

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