|Tours Duration||Every Sunday and Tuesday
Starts from ANKARA
|What to see||* Hittite Museum
* Mausoleum of Atatürk
* Undergrounjd city
* Göreme open air museum
* Pasabağ and Avanos
* Seldjoukian Caravanserai
* Mevlana Museum
|* Theological School of Dervishes
* House of Virgin Mary
* Ruins of Odeon
5 Days & 4 Nights – Ankara – Cappadocia – Konya – Pamukkale – Ephesus Tours
Day 1 – Depart from Ankara airport or hotels in the morning. Ankara tour to visit the Hititite Museum and Mausoleum of Atatürk. After lunch drive to Cappadocia. Dinner and Overnight.
Day 2 – After breakfast morning visit to Underground city of Kaymaklı and Citadel of Uchisar. After lunch continue with the valley of Göreme open air museum. The last sites will be Pasabag Valley and Avanos. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 – Early departure for Konya. On the way visit the 13th century Seldjoukian Caravanserai Sultanhan. The next stop is Konya Mevlana museum and Theological School of Whirling Dervishes. Lunch enroute, drive to Pamukkale. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4 – Breakfast and visit the ancient city Hierapolis, Roman Baths, Basilica and calcium cliffs. Drive to Aphrodisias. After lunch visit the Aphrodisias, the ancient city is dedicated to the goddess of love, Aphrodite. Drive to Kusadası, dinner and overnight.
Day 5 – After breakfast drive to Meryemana and visit the House of Virgin Mary. Continue to Ephesus, The Roman Capital of Asia Minor. Visit the ruins of Odeon, Hercules Gate, the Temple of Hadrian, at the end of the tour transfer to hotels, Izmir airport or bus station.
Note: You can add flight / bus tickets from Istanbul to Ankara and from Izmir to Istanbul. You can extend your programme with Pergamon, Troy and Gallipoli Tours.
Sites to visit;
ANKARA:The capital of Turkey and one of the fastest growing cities in the world with a history that can be dated back 3000 years. Anatolian Hittite Museum. Then visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey.
Devrent Valley : Devrent is situated on the northern slopes of Aktepe, 1km from Pasabaglari (Monks’ Valley) and 5 km from Avanos. The ruins at Devrent are spread over three valleys, which also house several pointed fairy chimneys with large stems.
Avanos : A center of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC, it is a town where you will be invited to visit a traditional pottery workshop, which is possibly set deep into the hillsides. The clay, which comes from the Red River passing through the town, gives life both to the land and to the local economy.
Goreme Open Air Museum : Goreme was an important Christian centre in the early years of the Middle Ages, was a bishopric administered by Mokissos near Aksaray in the 11th and 13th centuries. Despite the vast numer of monasteries, churches and chapels in the vicinity of Göreme, there are not many inscriptions bearing dates. For this reason, these religious buildings are mainly dated according to the iconography or architectural features.
Uchisar : Uchisar is a troglodyte town situated right in the middle of Cappadocia. It is named after the enormous piece of rock in the center of the town, which was once used as a castle. This extraordinary rock is the highest peak of the area with the view of whole Cappadocia and Erciyes (Argeus) Mountain.
After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel & Overnight
KONYA:On the way to Konya, visit 13th century Selcuk caravanserai “Sultanhan”. Visit the tomb of Mevlana, the great mystic poet and Islamic spiritual leader, who founded the sect of ”Whirling Dervishes”. Then we visit Theological School of Whirling Dervishes.
Pamukkale is one of the most enchanting and remarkable sights in the whole of Turkey with the great dazzling white plateau, almost 400 feet high, rising in a curtain of stalagmites and shallow pools, giving one into another on hundreds of different levels, and ancient city of Hierapolis located on this plateau. The great baths were constructed in the second century and are so well-preserved that they now serve as a museum.
Ephesus: At the south of Izmir, the town of Seljuk is a major tourist destination mainly as a base to visit the famous ruins of Ephesus a few kilometers away. The ancient classical city is one of the best preserved in the eastern Mediterranean and is a great example of Roman architecture. When the Romans made Ephesus their provincial capital, it became a busy town with great commercial, trading and political importance, A significant Christian community grew, and the city was visited by St John the Evangelist in the 1st century, then by St Paul, who was there between 51-53 AD and wrote some of his epistles. It was also the venue of two Ecumenical Councils.
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