|Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia, Safranbolu Tour Package|
Overnight bus to Selcuk from our office.
Selcuk – Ephesus
Arrival to Selcuk and transfer to Hotel.
Pıck up from hotel and 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.
After having breakfast, you”ll be picked up for the tour of Pamukkale & Hierapolis Ancient City.
Full Day Pamukkale & 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 and overnight bus to Cappadocia.
Breakfast. Free day.
Pick up from hotel and Hotair Balloon Flight ( 1 hour )
Transfer to hotel and breakfast. After breakfast pick up for North 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).
Cappadocia – Istanbul
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 hotel and overnight.
Cappadocia – Safranbolu
Breakfast and check out from hotel. Transfer to bus terminal and bus for Safranbolu via Ankara. Arrival to Safranbolu and transfer to hotel.
Overnight at Safranbolu.
Safranbolu – Istanbul
Breakfast. Free Day. Overnight bus to Istanbul.
Arrival to Istanbul. Tour ends.
|Overnight Bus to Cappadocia from Pamukkale|
|Guided Tours of Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale|
|7 Nights accommodation with breakfast|
|Professional English speaking guide|
|Transportation by airconditioned, nonsmoking vehicle.|
|Hot air balloon flight|