Explore Ephesus and Pamukkale… two of the most famous cities of the country! Live an unforgettable experience, taking part to this excursion. Learn everything about the amazing Byzantine era

 

DAY 1–Departure

At night, you will be picked up from your hotel and then we will departure from Istanbul with overnight bus to Selcuk

 

DAY 2–Ephesus

Explore the ruins of Ephesus by taking a walk at the Celsus Library which was built to store 12,000 scrolls and to serve as a mausoleum for Celsus. Admire the Temple of Hadrian which is one of the best preserved and beautiful structures. The Trajan Fountain, the finest monument in Ephesus and the Great Theater, a magnificent structure. We will continue with the Temple of Artemis, which consirered as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World! A Greek temple that was dedicated to the goddess of the hunt Artemis. After a break for lunch, follows the House of Virgin Mary. A Catholic shrine, believed to be the House of the Virgin Mary, who accompanied by John the Apostle, came to Ephesus at the end of her life

 

DAY 3–Pamukkale

Pamukkale is a city which in Turkish literally means ”cotton castle”. You will understand why, when you arrive at the valley of Meander! The unique travertine small pools above the town were created when warm mineral water cooled and deposited calcium as it cascaded over the cliff edge. We will also visit Hierapolis which is a World Heritage Site! An ancient city which according to Stephanus of Byzantium was given this name because of the large number of temples it contained!

Hierapolis became a healing center where doctors used its’ thermal springs as a treatment for their patients. Your guide will lead you from the nothern to southern necropolis. On the way you will be able to admire and learn the history about this sacred city by exploring the Basilica theatre, the temple of Apollo, the Roman baths, St Phillip Martyrium and many other parts of the city

 

DAY 4–Istanbul

Upon arrival in Istanbul you will be transferred to your hotel

-Transfer to/from Selcuk
-Full day tour to Ephesus and Pamukkale
-Lunch at both tours
-1 night hotel accommodation in Selcuk
-Professional English speaking guide
-Museum entrance fees
-Everything unless indicated differently
-Personal expenses
-After the end of the tour we will departure from Pamukkale and get transferred back to Istanbul, by an overnight bus

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Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: 4 days
Maximum number of people: 15
Location: Ephesus Tours
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