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Ephesus, Pamukkale, Priene, Miletos, Didyma Tour Package

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TOUR ITINERARY

Ephesus, Pamukkale, Priene, Miletos, Didyma Tours

 

Departs :  19:00

Finishes : 08:30

Duration : 4 Days

Departure Days: All Year Around

 

What to see : Ephesus Ancient City, House of Virgin Mary, Tample of Artemis, Pamukkale, Calcium Terraces, Hierapolis Ancient City,Priene, Miletos, Didyma

 

DAY 01

Istanbul - Ephesus
19:00
 Transfer to Otogar bus terminal from our office in Sultanahmet. Overnight bus for Selcuk.

 

DAY 02

Ephesus

Met on Arrival in Selcuk and full day Ephesus tour with lunch. 

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 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 bus terminal.

Overnight bus for Istanbul.

Arrival to Istanbul at 08:30 

 

what's included
All Transportation
Overnight Bus to Istanbul - Selcuk - Istanbul
Guided Tours of Ephesus, Pamukkale, Priene Miletos Didyma.
2 Nights accommodation with breakfast
Professional English speaking guide
Transportation by airconditioned, nonsmoking vehicle.
Entrance fees

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