This is an Ephesus tour from Istanbul starting in front of your accomodation and having an end at the place where it starts. Our program is below
For an early flight to Izmir, you will be taken from your hotel and transferred to Istanbul International Airport. After an hour’s flight we will set foot in Izmir, then we will set off in search of new experiences in Pergamon, an ancient city, reached the height of its influence during the Hellenistic period.The celebrated, culturally rich with an extensive library at its heart built with Roman Tiles, Roman City of Pergamon will be visited by us. And it is also known for centuries for its monuments.Then we will visit Asklepion and Acropolis,the place where parchment was invented,.You can enjoy spectacular views both from Acropolis to the valley and from Asklepion to the Acropolis. We will then visit The Steep Theater, the Sacred Way and other sites. Here we will also visit the famed Red Basilica, an impressive pile of red brick.
At the end of the day, you will be brought back to your hotel in Kusadasi , and stay there for a night.
After having a good breakfast at the hotel, we will have a journey towards the center of Pamukkale to enjoy the spas, pools and terraces of this peerless natural beauty and wonder, called “Cotton Castle”. This name is definetely fit the bill, the brilliant, eye catching white calcified terraces really resembles a castle made of cotton. In this area we will find both natural and historical, ancient beauties together, while spending time in Hieropolis, with one of the largest and most diverse necropolis in the world.
After the tour, we will return to your hotel in Kusadasi and stay there for that night.
After having breakfast at the hotel we will leave the hotel for an extraordinary day throughout some ancient cities. Our first station is Priene, which in its time was one of the most spectacular of all the ancient Ionians cities.It was an Ancient Greek holly city and home of an important temple of Athena. Then we will travel to Miletus with its gorgeous theatre and the Byzantine Castle on a hill behind the theatre and provides a good view of widely scattered ruins. At last, we will visit Didyma. In Didyma you will find the gigantic Temple of Apollo.Also in Didyma the huge, cracked head of Medusa which long ago fell from the frieze,lies.
When we finish the tour, we will turn back to our hotel and stay there for a night.
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will set off for a full day Ephesus tour and Virgin Mary’s house. Our first route is the ruins of the Temple of Artemis which was amongst the seven wonders of the ancient world.Then we will get to The Ancient City of Ephesus where you will have a chance to investigate some of the best preserved theatre, library, fountains and buildings in the world ,dating back to very ancient times. Our next station is the House of Virgin Mary on the top of the mountain, a place hidden in the green. The house has been noted for as pilrimage center by Christians, and there is a legend that Virgin Mary lived her last days on earth in this small stone cottage.
When the tour come to an end, we will transfer you to Izmir International Airport to take the flight back to Istanbul. When you arrive to Istanbul we will transfer you to your hotel. Our services ends at this point.
– Hotel Pick up and Drop off
– 3 Nights Accomodation
– Domestic flights
– All local tax and insurance
– Entrance fees to the scheduled museums
– All transportations and transfers with non-smoking, A/C deluxe vehicle
– Professional Licensed speaking tour guide
– Parking fees
– Lunch ( for regular tour )
– Personal expenses
– Gratuity to the guide and driver