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FROM ISTANBUL : EPHESUS & PAMUKKALE (Tailor...

  • FROM ISTANBUL : EPHESUS & PAMUKKALE (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 Ephesus and Pamukkale mini-tour.
  • FROM ISTANBUL : EPHESUS & PAMUKKALE (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 Ephesus and Pamukkale mini-tour.
  • FROM ISTANBUL : EPHESUS & PAMUKKALE (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 Ephesus and Pamukkale mini-tour.
  • FROM ISTANBUL : EPHESUS & PAMUKKALE (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 Ephesus and Pamukkale mini-tour.
  • FROM ISTANBUL : EPHESUS & PAMUKKALE (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 Ephesus and Pamukkale mini-tour.
  • FROM ISTANBUL : EPHESUS & PAMUKKALE (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 Ephesus and Pamukkale mini-tour.
  • Istanbul
  • Ephesus
  • Pamukkale
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 Ephesus and Pamukkale mini-tour.

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 Ephesus and Pamukkale mini-tour.

TOUR PLAN

Yazdır

1.

Days
Kusadasi

In the morning, transfer to the airport and flight to Izmir. Upon arrival, meet with your tour guide for a full day tour to Ephesus :

After a short visit of the Shrine of Virgin Mary, we will proceed to the upper gate of Ephesus. The visit of this site is expected to take between 1,5 and 2 hours.

Ephesus, famous in antiquity for its Temple of Artemis - one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - and later the home of St. John. As you arrive at Ephesus, enter the ancient site through the Magnesian Gate, follow your guide as you discover the monuments such as the Forum, the Odeon, the Library of Celsus, the Thermal Baths of Scholastica and the Great Theatre, built in the Greek era and reconstructed in the Roman period, which is still remarkable for its acoustics. Observe the symbols and ancient Greek inscriptions all around which can still be read. As your guided tour comes to an end, leave Ephesus along the Arcadian Way, where once Mark Anthony and Cleopatra rode in procession. Driving back to Kusadasi, just outside Ephesus , you will notice the Basilica of St. John, erected over the grave of St John in the 6th Century AD by the Emperor Justinian. Just downhill, lays the site of the famous Temple of Artemis, today in ruins.

If you wish, you may consider visiting the Terraces Houses (instead of the Shrine of Virgin Mary), an exhibit of several antique mansions representing lifestyle and decoration of the Antique period.

Overnight in Kusadasi


2.

Days
Pamukkale 2. click here for the tour programme

On the way to Pamukkale, you may want to visit some of the other interesting archaeological sites :

Aphrodisias :

The ancient city was dedicated to Aphrodite, the goddess of Beauty, Love and Fertility.

Aphrodisias, a small city in Caria, Asia Minor, was built near a marble quarry which was extensively exploited in the Hellenistic and Roman periods, and sculptors in marble from Aphrodisias became famous in the Roman world. Many examples of statuary have been unearthed in Aphrodisias, and some representations of the Aphrodite of Aphrodisias also survive from other parts of the Roman world, as far afield as Portugal. We will visit the stadium, which is the best preserved in Anatolia, the Temple of Aphrodite, the Tetrapylon, the Theatre and finish our tour with a visit of the museum, an exhibition of the most beautiful artifacts of ancient times.

OR Laodikea :

One of the seven churches of the Revelation, Laodicea is situated on the long spur of a hill between the narrow valleys of the small rivers Asopus and Caprus, which discharge their waters into the Lycus. It was approximately 10 km south of Hierapolis and, according to Strabo, it was on a major road. The existing remains attest its former greatness. The ruins near Denizli are well preserved and are being substantially renovated (2012). Its many buildings include stadium, baths, temples, gymnasium, theatres, bouleuterion, etc… On the east the line of the ancient wall may be distinctly traced, with the remains of the Ephesus gate; there are streets traversing the town, flanked by colonnades and numerous pedestals. North of the town, towards the Lycus, are many sarcophagi, with their covers lying near them, partly imbedded in the ground, and all having been long since rifled.

Overnight in Pamukkale.

3.

Days
Pamukkale or Istanbul 3. click here for the tour programme

Full day excursion to Pamukkale (with group) :

Pamukkale means "cotton castle" in Turkish.

This natural site and attraction in south-western Turkey enjoys a temperate climate over the greater part of the year.

The ancient city of Hierapolis was built on top of the white "castle" which is in total about 2700 meters long and 160m high. After a tour on the travertines and a swim in one of the numerous thermal pools, we will continue our tour with the visit of Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

As the hot springs of Pamukkale were used as a spa since the 2nd century B.C. great baths were constructed with huge stone blocks without the use of cement, and consisted of various closed or open sections linked together. There are deep niches in the inner section of the bath, library, gymnasium and other closed or open locations. The complex, constructed in the 2nd century, was visited by people who came to soothe their ailings here. Many of them retired and died here which explains the origin of the large necropolis filled with sarcophagi.

Time at leisure till departure to the Airport of Denizli for flight back to Istanbul or overnight bus to Cappadocia.


INCLUDING:
1. Transfers and Excursions 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. Izmir Airport-Kusadasi
3. Pamukkale hotel-Denizli airport

Excursions included :

On private basis
1. Full day Ephesus and area (entrance fees and lunch not included)
2. Full day tour to either Aphrodisias or Laodikea (entrance fees and lunch not included) to continue till yoıur hotel in Pamukkale

With cosmopolite Group
1. Full day Pamukkale & Hierapolis, lunch and entrance fees included

EXCLUDED:
1. Flight tickets
2. Meals unless otherwise mentioned in the "included"
3. Drinks and other personal expenses
4. Visa fees if / when needed for both countries
5. Accommodation Tax
6. Tips
7. 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:
#XP0001
LOCATION:
Pamukkale
MEALS:
2 Breakfasts
TRANSPORTATION
Flight    Bus   

DATES AND PRICES

530

3 Days

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