5 Days – 4 Nights Trips
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Ephesus – Pamukkale – Priene – Miletos – Didyma
Duration: 5 Days – 4 Nights Tour Rate From : Please Ask
Ephesus – Pamukkale – Priene – Miletos – Didyma Tours By Bus From Istanbul
Day 1 – Istanbul – Ephesus
20:00 Pick up from meeting point at Sultanahmet
21:30 Overnight by bus to Ephesus (first class comfortable bus)
Day 2 – Ephesus Tour
Arrival to Ephesus and transfer to hotel. Depart for Ephesus tour.
Full Day Ephesus Tour, Visiting;
The ruins of the Temple of Artemis. One of the seven ancient wonders of the world. Then on to visit Ephesus Ancient City, the best preserved Greco-Roman city in the world. Here you will explore the Agora, Odeon, Curettes Street, public toilets, Celsius Library, Hadrian Temple, Roman Baths, Grand Theatre, Marble Street. After a lunch break depart for the House of Virgin Mary and visit the chapel where she is said to have spent her last day. After the tour transfer to hotel. Overnight in hotel.
Day 3 – Priene – Miletos – Didyma Tours
After breakfast, Full day Priene – Miletos & Didyma Tour.
We will drive you to Priene. Priene was a very important city in the antiquity because of its territory stood the panionium. The central meeting place and sanctuary of the Ionian Confederacy. The theatre, Temple of Athena, Agora, Bouleterion and Temenos od the Zeus Olympios will be the steps of this visit. After Priene we will drive you to Miletus. Miletus was formerly a prosperous commercial harbor city and the most prominent in Anatolia in its heyday.The Great Theater and Roman Baths are among the most noteworthy scattered ruins. Eventually, the tour reaches Didim town and lunch break. After lunch we will visit Didyma which is the setting for one of the most colossal temples in the Hellenic World, venerating the God Apollo.
End of the tour, transfer back to hotel. Overnight in hotel.
Day 4 – Pamukkale Tour – Istanbul
After breakfast, depart for Pamukkale tour.
Full Guide Pamukkale Tour, Visiting;
You will see the Cotton Cilifts. Pamukkale is an extraordinary natural wonder. The calceus waters rise from the ground at a temperature of 35 C and tumple down the mountain from a height of 100 meters, forming a myriad of pools. Cream-colored stalactites are formed as the water overflows from the pools, creating a breathtaking sight unequalled in the world. Also visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its Basilica, theatre, Roman Bath and Necropolis. After the tour free time .
21:00 Overnight bus to Cappadocia (first class comfortable bus)
Note: You can continue to other destinations instead of istanbul.
Day 5 – Istanbul
08:00 Arrival to Istanbul. Tour ends.
What is including?
– Bus tickets as mentioned in tour programme
– 1 Full Day Ephesus Tour with lunch
– 2 Nights hotel with breakfast
– 1 Full Day Pamukkale Tour with lunch
– 1 Full Day Priene – Miletos – Didyma Tours
– Professional English speaking tour guide
– All museum fees as mentioned in tour programme
– All transportation as mentioned in trip programme
Turkey Packages : 5 days ephesus tour, pamukkale tours, priene, miletos, didyma tours depart from istanbul by overnight bus and you will have 3 full days tour with pamukkale and ephesus travel in turkey.
Ephesus : Ephesus is one of the best preserved cities from Roman times. At the time St. Paul lived in Ephesus in the 60-lsquo;s AD, it was at Roman heyday with a population around 250,000. When St. Paul lived in Ephesus he would have addressed the Ephesians in the great theatre, that today impresses everyone that walks into it-rsquo;s stands. Ephesus was a great ancient city and much of it has been preserved for you to see. More than any other site, you can walk the streets, stand in the great theatre, wander in the library, look towards the hill where St. Paul was put into prison, and feel that you are walking back into the time that St. Paul lived.
House of Virgin Mary : The House of Virgin Mary where it is believed St. Mary came to live with St. John in the last years of her life.
Temple of Artemis: was one of the Seven Wonders of the World and located in Ephesus. Throughout the excavations in Ephesus, the actual location of the temple was presumed in different places. Its ancient cult dedicated to Artemis was famous in antiquity and made ancient Ephesus a much-visited pilgrimage place. Each year one month was considered a holiday and set aside for the religious ceremonious observations.
Isabey Mosque: The Isabey Mosque was built in 1375 at the direction of the Emir of Aydin. Columns and stones from the ruins of the city of Ephesus and the Temple of Artemis were incorporated into the building. The mosque was restored in 1934.
Pammukale : which means cotton castle, is the result of limestone formations built over thousands of years. Warm calcium rich mineral water flowed over the cliffs and as it cooled it deposited the calcium into the formations that are seen today. Pammukale is now a world heritage site.
Hierapolis : Hierapolis was founded as a healing care centre in 190 BC, taking advantage of the mineral waters in the area. It was one of the most important intellectual, artistic, religious and commercial centres of the Roman Empire. It eventually had a large Jewish and Christian community.
Priene – Miletos – Didyma : Begin the day among the Hellenic art and architecture of the ruins in Priene, an ancient Ionian city dramatically overlooking the fertile plains of the Meandre Valley. Afterwards, continue to the second archaeological site of the day; the ancient city of Miletus, formerly a prosperous commercial harbor city and the most prominent in Anatolia in its heyday. Most noteworthy among the scattered ruins are the Great Theater and Roman Baths. Eventually, the tour reaches Didim town, where there is time for an open buffet lunch. Following that, the tour proceeds to the ancient city of Didyma, the setting for one of the most colossal temples in the Hellenic World, venerating the God Apollo.