Tour Style : Group Tour
Duration : 3 Days
Departures : All year round
DAY 1 – FULL DAY TOUR OF EPHESUS & THE HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY
You will be picked up from your hotel around 06:00 and transfer to airport.
Depart from Istanbul 07:30
Arrive Izmir at 08:30. Met on arrival and transfer to Ephesus. (1 hour drive from Izmir to Ephesus)
Full day tour of Ephesus & The House of Virgin Mary starts around 09:30.
First you will visit The the Temple of Artemis, which once was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Then you will visit the world famous ancient Greco-Roman City of Ephesus, the most well preserved example in the world. After visiting this impressive site, you will have a lunch break. After lunch, you will visit The House of Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last days. This is a holy place for both Christians and Muslims.
After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi. (Included meals: Lunch
DAY 2 – PAMUKKALE & HIERAPOLIS TOUR
08:30 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of Pamukkale & Hierapolis. In Pamukkale , you will see the Cotton Cliffs, one of the natural wonders of the world formed by deposits of calcareous salts. Also visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its basilica , theatre and Roman Baths. At the end of the day, we will drive to your hotel in Kusadasi for dinner and overnight stay in Kusadasi.
(Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 3 – Didim, Miletus, Priene Tour
Breakfast & check out the hotel.
Today visit Miletus, one of the oldest cities of Ionia, and the ancient cities of Priene and Didyma. First you will see Priene which in its time was one of the most spectacular of all the ancient Ionians cities. Then we will lead our way to Miletus to see Miletus with its magnificent theatre and the Byzantine fortress on the acropolis above. Our last stop will be Didyma. Here you will find the largest Ionic Temple in the world, that of Apollo. Also in Didyma lies the huge, cracked head of Medusa which long ago fell from the freeze.
After the tour, you will be transferred to Izmir Airport
20:00 Depart from Izmir
Once you arrive back Istanbul, you will be met on arrival & transfer back to your hotel. End of tour and services. (Included meals: Breakfast & Lunch)
What is included
All transfers as specified.
- Domestic flight ticket - (Istanbul to Izmir to Istanbul).
- Transportation in non-smoking mini/midi bus with professional English speaking guide and experienced driver.
- 2 night in Kusadasi at 4 star hotel including breakfast & Dinner.
- 1 Full Day Tour of Ephesus with lunch
- 1 Full Day Tour of Pamukkale with lunch.
- 1 Full Day Tour of Didim, Priene and Miletus with lunch.
- Meals mentioned by the itinerary.
- Entrance fees mentioned by the itinerary.
- Services charges and local taxes.
Not included :
Drinks, tips to guide and driver, personal expenses and optional tours