Ephesus & Pamukkale 2 Days Tour with Flight
Ephesus & Pamukkale 2 Days Tour with Flight
The House of Virgin Marry, Ancient City of Ephesus. Explore Pamukkale Travertines.
Duration: 2 Days
Live Guide: English, Spanish
Pick-up Services: Pick-up service is available from centrally located hotels.
- Visit the The House of Virgin Mary.
- Discover Ancient City of Ephesus.
- Walk over to the natural warm water terraces at Pamukkale.
Before you begin your journey we suggest having an umbrella in the summertime. you will need it on Ephesus visit while you walk under the sun. It begins with picking up from your hotel in Istanbul early morning and transfer to the airport for Izmir flight. When you arrive at the airport you will be met at the airport. Our first destination will be The House of Virgin Mary. After Jesus has been killed Mary the mother has been brought to Ephesus by one of His students, John. On this hill, we can visit Her house and have the water which comes from the mountains. This house is counted as one of the holiest places in Christianity. Just next to water taps you can write your wishes and wait to happen. After we visit the Holly Virgin's House, we will move to our new destination which is one of the most attractive ruins of Turkey. The Ancient City of Ephesus. Inside of this ruin our tour will be a walking tour to see all the magnificent details of the city. You will be able to see the Odeon, The Fountain of Trajan, the steam baths of Scholastic, the Temple of Hadrian and of course lets’ not forget the very impressive library of Ephesus. The library is adorned with columns and statues. The Grand Theater, where Saint Paul preached, is the largest theater is antiquity with a capacity of 24.000 seats. You will then return back to the bus through the Arcadian Way where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession. When we spend 2 hours to explore this city we will have our lunch. After lunch, our tour continues to the Temple of Artemi (The Beautiful Diana). This temple has been built in the name and honor of Greek Hunting, wild nature and fertility Goddess. On its construction, the largest marbles of the Ancient Greek times have been used. Due to the city meets a lot of pilgrims (1000s) the temple grow wealthy and became the first bank in the world. Even after all these years, you can see the architectural beauty of the city. While your tour faced end we turn to our vehicle to go to your hotel in Kuşadası. Day2 You will be picked up from your hotel in Kusadası than drive to Pamukkale ~4 Hours. Hours can seem long but please enjoy the resting in your comfortable vehicle. However, we will have short breaks on the way to stretch the legs and have a refreshment. When we arrive at Pamukkale on the North Gate side we can see the Necropolis of Hierapolis which has 1200 graves, Roman Bath, Domitian Gate, and Main Street, Byzantium Gate. Then you walk over to the natural warm water terraces which were formed by running warm water that contains calcium. The temperature of the water is ~35 degrees Celcius. The extraordinary effect is created when water from the hot springs loses carbon dioxide as it flows down the slopes leaving deposits of limestone. The layers of white calcium carbonate built up in steps on the plateau and by this effect is how the site got its name Pamukkale because it resembles a huge mountain ball of cotton. After we visit the travertines step-by-step we need to have lunch anymore. We enjoy the open buffet lunch and have a chance to swim in Red Thermal Pools. You can feel the soul of Cleopatra when you swim in the Ancient Pool which is named by her name. (Need to pay a small supplement for the pool) During the Roman period, columned porticoes surrounded the pool; earthquakes toppled them into the water where they lie today. While the tour ended the time comes to go back to our bus for the airport. We will have an evening flight to Istanbul. When our plane lands off to Istanbul you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Istanbul.
- Round-trip flight tickets.
- All transfers.
- Professional Guidance in English or Spanish.
- Bed & Breakfast accommodation in 3 stars hotel.
Your hotel lobby.
Know Before You Go
- Please ask if pick-up is available for your hotel.
About your Host
Years ago i have visited the house of mother Mary. I could not see this time the fervour to keep the virginity of the area. I saw a religion complex. That s a pity.
When i swam in the antique pool i felt myself like in a old movie. But i think in cold wheather to visit these places will be better. Not to swim of course. :)
A castle which has been built by using cottons ha? Ahahaha. A place from novels. The souvenir shops are expensive.