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EPHESUS - PAMUKKALE - PERGAMUM BY PLANE - HT22

 
We are going to follow Roman and Helenistic footprints in Anatolia with three most important ancient city in Western Turkey; Ephesus, Hierapolis and Pergamum with boasts dazzling white petrified castle with termal springs of Pamukkale.
 
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  • 3 days stay, 3 days full day tours including lunch, 2 nights accommodation
  • Two way domestic flights, one bus journey
  • Ancient City of Ephesus, magnificent marble structures, Great Theater, Library of Celsus, Temple of Hadrian and more.
  • Virgin Mary House, St. John Basilica and Temple of Artemis
  • White travertine of Cotton Castle, Pamukkale and Hierapolis
  • Biggest Helenistic city in Anatolia, Pergamum, the second largest library in the ancient world, the steepest Theatre of Anatolia, the monumental Altar of Zeus
  • Roman Medical Center ruins of Asklepion, work site of the great physician, Galen.
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DAY 1  FLY TO DENIZLI and FULL DAY of PAMUKKALE TOUR (Included meals: Lunch)

List of the places you will visit
- Pamukkale and its travertine
- Hierapolis Ancient City, Necropolis, Theater and more

 Pamukkale which has been used as a spa since the 2nd century BC, literally means "cotton castle" in Turkish. Fault shifting hot springs water with minerals and calcium carbonate react to create limestone also known as travertine. This is what gives Pamukkale its whiteness and created the pools. It can get quite hot in summer, a hat and especially sunglasses will certainly be very helpful against the sun and the reflecting sun rays from the chalky cascades.
Hierapolis was founded as a thermal spa early in the 2nd century BCE and given by the Romans to Eumenes II, king of Pergamon in 190 BCE. The city was named after the existing temple, or possibly to honour Hiera that calls Hierapolis. Hierapolis became a healing centre where doctors used the hot thermal springs as a treatment for their patients. First century AD golden age of Hierapolis started and Roman batshs, gymnasium, several temples and The theatre built. The town grew to 100,000 inhabitants and became wealthy. Today both Pamukkale and Ancient City of Hierapolis are UNESCO World Heritage Site List.

06.00   You will be picked up from your hotel early morning and transferred to airport.
07.30   Fly From Istanbul to Denizli
08.30   Upon your arrival you will be met by our driver and transferred to Pamukkale
09.30   Meet you guide and start to tour daily tour
17:00  End of the first day tour you will transfer Ephesus by four hours driving
21:00  Arrive to Ephesus, transfer to hotel and stay overnight

DAY 2  FULL DAY of EPHESUS and VIRGIN MARY HOUSE TOUR (Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch)

List of the places you will visit
- Ancient City of Ephesus
- Library of Celcius and The Great Theater
- House of Virgin Mary
- The Basilica of St. John
- Museum of Ephesus
- Selcuk Castle

Ancient City of Ephesus
Located six km inside the Aegean Sea in Selcuk, Izmır. Founded by Prince of Athens named Androklos in 10th century BC and it become one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League. Emperor Augustus in 27 BC, he made Ephesus the capital of Roman Empire in Asia, it became the seat of the governor, growing into a metropolis and a major center of commerce. It was second in importance and size only to Rome. Ephesus has been estimated to be in the range of 400,000 to 500,000 inhabitants in the year 100, making it the largest city in Roman Asia and of the day. It’s peak during the 1st and 2nd century AD.
City of Ephesus was important city with so many purposes: It was a cult and really important faith center with Temple of Artemis. It has best examples of Greek and Roman architecture. Ephesus also known as a last home for Saint John The Baptist and Mother Mary. Today, the ruins of Ephesus are one of the major tourist attraction in Turkey and truly one of the most important heritage from Ancient Greek world.

08.30   You will pick up from the hotel for the daily tour
17:00  End of the first day tour you will transfer to hotel and stay overnight

DAY 3  FULL DAY TOUR TO PERGAMUM (Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch)

List of the places you will visit
- Ancient city of Pergamum
- Great Altar of Zeus, Temple of Athena
- Largest library in Anatolia
- Ruins of Red Court
- Roman healing center Asklepion

You will be able to see:
Pergamum, After the death of Alexander the Great, one of his General Lysimachus placed here his treasury, 9.000 talent of gold that Pergamon Kingdom established and became the capital of the Kingdom of Pergamon during the Hellenistic period. After end of Dynasty of Attalid Pergamum become Roman city in 133 BC.
Famous with its Hellenistic monuments such as The Great Altar of Zeus now in Pergamon Museum in Berlin and  Library of Pergamum was the second best in the ancient Greek with 200,000 volumes, which Mark Antony later gave to Cleopatra as a wedding present. It is also famous with 2nd century AD temple dedicated Egyptian gods call Red Court.

Asklepion was a sanctuary and a healing center built in name of the god of healing, Asclepius. Place was set 4 century BC but it had its peak in the Roman time. It is interesting place with some facilities that very similar to a modern natural healing clinic. Today it is really peaceful place with still standing Roman monuments like Stoa, theatre, library, sacred fountain, sleeping rooms and tunnels.

07:00 Early departure from Selcuk to visit Pergamum
10:00 Arrive and start to full day tour of Pergamon
17:00  End of the tour, transfer to Izmir
21:00  Fly back to Istanbul
22:00  Upon arrival transfer to hotel in Istanbul, end of the service

 

Inclusions:
- All transportation including two domestic flight tickets
- 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in 4 star or Boutique hotels in Ephesus
- 3 Full Day Tour with lunch (1 days in Ephesus, 1 day in Pamukkale, 1 day in Pergamum)
- English speaking professional tour guide on local tour
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coaches or vans on local tours
- All taxes, entrance & museum fees.
- Three days travel insurance
Exclusions:
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
- Drinks at lunch

 
EPHESUS - PAMUKKALE - PERGAMUM BY PLANE
EPHESUS - PAMUKKALE - PERGAMUM BY PLANE
EPHESUS - PAMUKKALE - PERGAMUM BY PLANE
EPHESUS - PAMUKKALE - PERGAMUM BY PLANE
EPHESUS - PAMUKKALE - PERGAMUM BY PLANE
EPHESUS - PAMUKKALE - PERGAMUM BY PLANE
EPHESUS - PAMUKKALE - PERGAMUM BY PLANE
EPHESUS - PAMUKKALE - PERGAMUM BY PLANE
 

* 3 day local tours operated local tourism agencies with average 15 persons but if requested at cost can be provided as a private tour.
* If you want to stay in Istanbul more or any other part of Turkey we are really pleased to arrange it for you.

 
 
 
 
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