Ephesus, Pamukkale & Priene 3 Days Tour with Flight
Ephesus, Pamukkale & Priene 3 Days Tour with Flight
The House of Virgin Marry, Ancient City of Ephesus. Priene, Miletus and Didyma. Visit Pamukkale Travertines
Duration: 3 Days
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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
- Explore Priene, Miletus and Didyma
- Walk over to the natural warm water terraces at Pamukkale
Before you begin your journey we suggestto have an umbrella on summer time. 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 trasfer to airport for Izmir flight. When you arrive to 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 mountains. This house is count as one of most holly pleaces in Christianity. Just next to water taps you can write your wishes and wait to be happens.
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 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 our 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 honour of Greek Hunting, wild nature and fertility Goddeess. On its constraction the lagest marbles of the Ancient Greek times have been used. Due to the city meets a lot of pilgrims (1000s) the teple grow wealthy and became the first bank of the world. Even afterall these years you can see the architectural beauty of the city.
While your tour faced to end we turn to our vehicle to go to your hotel in Kuşadası.
Your guide will be waiting for you at lobby of your hotel. First destinaton will be the Ancient City of Priene.
Priene: Priene, ancient city of Ionia about 6 miles (10 km) north of the Menderes (Maeander) River and 10 miles (16 km) inland from the Aegean Sea, in southwestern Turkey. Its well-preserved remains are a major source of information about ancient Greek town planning.
Than we will move to Miletus. Our next station;
Miletus: Byzantine Palation, Turkish Balat, ancient Greek city of western Anatolia, some 20 miles (30 km) south of the present city of Söke, Turkey. It lies near the mouth of the Büyükmenderes (Menderes) River.
After these visits we will have our lunch break.
DIDYMA: also called Didymi, or Branchidae, ancient sanctuary and seat of an oracle of Apollo, located south of Miletus in modern Turkey. Before being plundered and burned by the Persians (c. 494 BC), the sanctuary was in the charge of the Branchids, a priestly caste named after Branchus, a favourite youth of Apollo. After Alexander the Great conquered Miletus (334), the oracle was resanctified; the city administered the cult, annually electing a prophet. About 300 BC the Milesians began to build a new temple, intended to be the largest in the Greek world. The annual festival held there, the Didymeia, became Panhellenic in the beginning of the 2nd century BC. Excavations made between 1905 and 1930 revealed all of the uncompleted new temple and some carved pieces of the earlier temple and statues.
After this tiring day time to go to hotel and have a beautiful rest.
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 vehichle. However we will have short breaks on the way to stretch the legs and have a refreshment.
When we arrive to Pamukkale on North Gate side we can see the Necropolis of Hierapolis which has 1200 graves, Roman Bath, Domitian Gate, and the 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 degree 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 swimm in Red Thermal Pools. You can feel the soul of Cleopatra when you swimm 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 end the time comes to go back to our bus for 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."
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- All transfers
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