Live an unforgettable experience, taking part to this Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour and visit two of the most famous cities in the country! Travel by plane and in 2 days you will be able to watch all the mystery of the Byzantine era unrevealing in front of your eyes…

 

DAY 1–Ephesus

Explore the ruins of Ephesus 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. (After the end of the tour you will be transferred to Selcuk to stay overnight)

 

DAY 2–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

•All transfers in Istanbul and Izmir as specified
•Round Trip airfare to/from Izmir
•1 Night Hotel accommodation in Selcuk or Kusadasi, with breakfast
•2 guided excursions by licensed English speaking guides (in Ephesus and Pamukkale), including lunches
•Everything unless indicated differently
•Personal Expenses
•Transfer to Istanbul airport for the morning flight to Izmir. Uppon arrival at Izmir’s airport, our staff will be waiting for you, holding a sign with your name. After that you will get transfered to Selcuk, so as to join the tour to Ephesus
•At the end of the tour, your guide will help your transfer to Izmir airport for the evening flight to Istanbul. Uppon arrival, our staff will be waiting for you to drive you back to your hotel

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