FROM ISTANBUL : ANTALYA (Tailor Made) - Anker Turizm Travel
  • FROM ISTANBUL : ANTALYA (Tailor Made): You have a limited time yet wish to taste the best of Turkey … After Istanbul of course, this program may be fit for you : a 3 days mini-tour to discover Antaly and the area.
  • FROM ISTANBUL : ANTALYA (Tailor Made): You have a limited time yet wish to taste the best of Turkey … After Istanbul of course, this program may be fit for you : a 3 days mini-tour to discover Antaly and the area.
  • FROM ISTANBUL : ANTALYA (Tailor Made): You have a limited time yet wish to taste the best of Turkey … After Istanbul of course, this program may be fit for you : a 3 days mini-tour to discover Antaly and the area.
  • FROM ISTANBUL : ANTALYA (Tailor Made): You have a limited time yet wish to taste the best of Turkey … After Istanbul of course, this program may be fit for you : a 3 days mini-tour to discover Antaly and the area.
You have a limited time yet wish to taste the best of Turkey … After Istanbul of course, this program may be fit for you : a 3 days mini-tour to discover Antaly and the area.

You have a limited time yet wish to taste the best of Turkey … After Istanbul of course, this program may be fit for you : a 3 days mini-tour to discover Antaly and the area.

TOUR PLAN

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1.

Days
Antalya

In the morning, transfer to the airport and flight to Antalya. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and overnight.

Antalya is capital of the Mediterranean region. It is Turkey's biggest international sea resort, located on the Turkish Riviera. It is uncertain when the site of the current city was first inhabited. Attalos II, king of Pergamon, was believed to have founded the city around 150 BC, naming it Attalia and selecting it as a naval base for his powerful fleet. However, excavations in 2008 have uncovered remains dating to the 3rd century BC, suggesting that the city was founded earlier than previously supposed. Antalya became part of the Roman Republic in 133 BC when King Attalos III of Pergamon willed his kingdom to Rome at his death. The city grew and prospered during the Ancient Roman period. Christianity started to spread in the region after 2nd century. Antalya was visited by Paul of Tarsus, as recorded in the Acts of the Apostles: "From Perga, Paul and Barnabas went down to Attalia and sailed from there to Antioch after preaching in Pisidia and Pamphylia" (Acts 14:25-26). Kaleiçi (“within the city walls”), with its narrow cobbled streets of historic Ottoman era houses, is the old center of Antalya. With its hotels, bars, clubs, restaurants, and shopping, it has been restored to retain much of its historical character. The city also features sites with traces of Lycian, Pamphylian, and Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman architecture and cultures.

The Antalya Archeological Museum is one of Turkey's largest museums, located in Konyaaltı. It includes 13 exhibition halls and an open air gallery. It covers an area of 7,000 m2 (75,000 sq ft) and exhibits 5000 works of art. In addition a further 25,000–30,000 artifacts which cannot be displayed are in storage. As a museum exhibiting examples of works, which illuminate the history of the Mediterranean and Pamphylia regions in Anatolia, Antalya Museum is one of the most important of Turkey's museums. The Museum won the “European Council Special Prize” in 1988.


2.

Days
Antalya 2 click here for the tour programme

Tour possibilities from Antalya are :

Side, Perge, Aspendos :

Side is a must-see. And what makes it so appealing is that its archaeological relics are scattered around the old town. First you'll see Side's showpiece - the Temple of Apollo. It's said that Anthony and Cleopatra held love trysts under its shining white columns. Afterwards, you'll have time to explore Side on your own, before heading for the Manavgat Waterfalls for more great photo opportunities.

First on the history hitlist is the classical city of Perge. This once bustling Roman port was founded around 1300 BC and the first stop for St. Paul on his missionary journeys around the Mediterranean. Take a tour, stepping through the triumphal Roman gate to admire the ruined temples, marketplace and fountains. On the column-lined main street, meanwhile, you can even see the grooves in the flagstones created by long-ago chariot wheels. There’s also a magnificent, 12,000-seater Roman stadium and the remnants of a Bronze Age acropolis.

Leaving Perge behind, we go to Aspendos to see the one of the world’s best-preserved Roman theatre. Built into a steep hillside and big enough for 15,000 spectators, this vast semicircular edifice was used to stage plays 2,000 years ago. And its perfect acoustics mean that it’s still used for operas and concerts today.

Sagalassos : 

Sagalassos is an archaeological site about 100 km north of Antalya and 30 km from Burdur and Isparta. In Roman Imperial times, the town was known as the 'first city of Pisidia', a region in the western Taurus mountains, currently known as the Turkish Lakes Region. Already during the Hellenistic period, it had been one of the major Pisidian towns. After having suffered from a major earthquake in the early sixth century CE, the town still managed to recover, but epidemics, water shortages, a general lack of security and stability, a failing economy and finally another devastating earthquake around the middle of the seventh century forced the inhabitants to abandon their town and resettle in the valley. Large-scale excavations started in 1990. A large number of buildings, monuments and other archaeological remains have been exposed, documenting the monumental aspect of the Hellenistic, Roman and early Byzantine history of this town.

Olympos and the Chimeira :

Olympos is an ancient city which is located in a valley 90 km southwest of Antalya. The former city of Olympos was founded in the Hellenistic period, presumably taking its name from nearby Mount Olympos, one of over twenty mountains with the name Olympos in the Classical world. From these mountains, according to Homer, the god Poseidon looked out to sea and saw Odysseus sailing away from Calypso's island, and called up a great storm that wrecked him on the shores of the island of Nausicaa. The coins of the city of Olympos date back to the 2nd century BC. It was described as an ancient city full of riches and works of art. The city became one of the six leading cities of the Lycian League. In the 1st century BC, Olympos was invaded and settled by Cilician pirates. This ended in 78 BC, when the Romans took the city after a victory at sea, and added Olympos to the Roman Empire. The chief deity of Olympos was Hephaestus, god of fire and blacksmiths. Near Olympos, located in the neighboring village of Çirali and about 200 metres above sea level, the eternal flames called the Chimaera may be seen issuing from the ground. The fuel source for the flames is natural gas, largely methane, seeping through cracks in the earth. The mythical Chimaera - or Chimera - was a monster with the head of a lion, the body of a goat and the tail of a serpent, who roamed these woods and sprouted fire from her mouth.

For a different evening activity :

“Fire of Anatolia” (May to October) Performance in the Antique Theater of Aspendos The ancient region of Anatolia makes up most of central Turkey and its folklore has shaped much of the country’s wider culture and customs. And this world-famous show tells you the story of its past through the medium of dance. Featuring the incredible ‘Fire of Anatolia’ dance troupe, it’s Turkey’s answer to “Riverdance” : a cast of 120 dancers stepping, stomping and swirling to traditional folk music from the Black Sea to the Balkans. And ballet and acrobatic modern dance acts all backed by swirling Turkish music and drumming. Add dazzling lighting and costumes and you’ve got yourself a show you’ll never forget. Look out especially for the fastest dances. ‘Fire of Anatolia’ holds the world record for performing the most dancesteps in one minute - 241 to be precise.

At the end of day 3, transfer to the airport and flight back to Istanbul or possiblity to combine with another of our tours to Cappadocia or Ephesus/Pamukkale.

INCLUDING:
1. Transfers as detailed below
2. Accommodation in double room, breakfast included Hotels are 4* or boutique style 4* equivalent

Transfers included :

1. Istanbul aiport-hotel-airport
2. Antalya airport-hotel

EXCLUDED:
1. Entrance fees to the sites
2. Flight tickets
3. Guidance during the tours
4. Meals unless otherwise mentioned in the "included"
5. Drinks and other personal expenses
6. Visa fees if / when needed for Turkey
7. Accommodation tax
8. Tips
9. Rent-a-car one-way drop-off fee
10. Any other service not mentioned as "included"

OTHER INFO

Notes

About the prices :

1. Depending the seasonality or some international events (congress, faires...), prices of the hotels may change

2. As ferry schedules are never 100% sure more than 15 days in advance, possible last minute program change need to be kept in mind

3. Due to closure days of some sites / museums, tours may be swapped to ensure the best running of your program. We have endeavored to show these in the programs when possible.

4. Some ferries and flights are not being operated daily. Hence, to adapt the program accordingly, program changes may be needed. We will yet do our best to avoid your losing a precious day waiting for a connection.

5. Regarding the ferry sailings, the hot air balloon rides in Cappadocia and the cruise on the Bosphorus : These services are all weather bound and may be cancelled or delayed without prior notice. Our agency and the organizing agency will accept no responsibility in this case as cancellation is for your own safety !

Possible program alternatives : 

1 Private excursions at any or all destinations - Supplement to be added

2 Higher or lower hotel category - Difference to be calculated

3 Guide services in other language than English Supplement may need to be added

4 If needed programs may be organized from Istanbul to Athens depending your air tickets or possible connection with other tour programs you have booked with third parties.

5 This is a program proposal. We are open to any additions or reductions you may require. Total price of the program will then be calculated accordingly

ACTIVITY DETAILS
ACTIVITY CODE:
#XP0002
LOCATION:
Antalya

DATES AND PRICES

159

2 Days

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