General

Tour Style : Small Group Tour
Duration : 3 Days – 2 Nights
Departures : All year round – Guaranteed Departure
Highlights : Ephesus, Temple of Artemis, Pergamon, Didyma, Miletus, Priene

Day 01:Early morning transfer to Istanbul airport for flight to Izmir. Transfer from Izmir to Selcuk, join in tour of Ephesus (lunch is included). After the tour back to the hotel and stay the night.

Full Day Ephesus Tour Details
The 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.

The Ruins of Ephesus : Concert hall, market places, colonnaded street, temples, fountains, library, theather, arcadian way and more.

The House of Virgin Mary: It is known with certainty That the Virgin Mary went to Ephesus and lived there for some time. Whether or not she died in Ephesus was not known until Anne Catherine Emmerich’s vision.

After the tour back to the hotel and stay the night.

Day 02:After breakfast join in tour of Pergamon (lunch is included) after the tour back to the hotel and stay the night.

Full Day Pergamum Tour Details
Visit to AESCULAPIUM, ancient medical center built in the name of AESCULAPIS, God of Medicine. Lunch and continue to PERGAMUM ACROPOLIS. Visit ATHENA and TROJAN TEMPLES, TEMPLE of ZEUS,TEMPLE of DIONYSOS, GYMNASIUM of YOUTH, ODEON, LIBRARY, AGORA, GREAT THEATRE and ROMAN BATH.

After the tour back to the hotel and stay the night.

Day 03.Didyma/Miletus/Priene Tour
After the breakfast join in tour of Didim/Miletus/Priene ( lunch is included ) after the tour transfer to airport for flight to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel.

Full Day Didyma/Miletus/Priene Tour Details
Didyma: The word Didyma meant “twins” and was associated by some as being the meeting place of Zeus and Leto to have their twins Apollo and Artemis. Didyma was famed as a prophecy center dedicated to Apollo which served a similar purpose as the Delphi of Anatolia. It was not a city but a sanctuary linked to Miletus by Milesians with a 19 km / 12 mi sacred road. However, this road may not have been constructed until the end of the 1C AD. In addition to pilgrimages made by sea, some festivals of drama, music and sports were held there every four years.

Miletus: Miletus, an ancient city located near the present Akkoy at the mouth of the Buyuk Menderes (Meander) River, owed its importance to its position on trade routes. It was one of the largest cities in Anatolia with a population of between 80,000 and 100,000. Highly prosperous, it founded many colonies and was the home of the 6C BC philosophers Anaximander, Anaximenes, and Thales, the town planner Hippodamus and architect Isidorus. Miletus seems to have produced geniuses the way Aphrodisias produced sculptors.

Priene: The ancient harbor city of Priene probably changed its location when the silt of the Meander River threatened to bury it. Now it is nearly 16 km / 10 mi from the sea. The original place of the city has never been found but it was probably a peninsula with two harbors. Priene was laid out on a Hippodamian system of grid plan at the foot of a spectacular cliff on Mount Mycale and contained many famous examples of Hellenistic art and architecture. All the streets intersect at right angles. Remaining small with about 4 or 5 thousand inhabitants and never of great political significance it shared the same history as the other Ionian cities.

After the tour transfer to airport for flight to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel.

What is included

  • All the transfers in Istanbul and Izmir as specified
  • Round Trip airfare to/from Izmir
  • 2 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Selcuk or Kusadasi, breakfast inclusive
  • 3 excursions, guided by licensed guides, at Ephesus, Pamukkale, Pergamum and Didyma/Miletus/Priene including lunches.

Not included :
Drinks, tips to guide and driver, personal expenses and optional tours

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Hotels we use

KUSADASI : EFE BOUTIQ HOTEL www.efeboutiquehotel.com/

Tour code

EPH500

Per Adult in Double or Twin Room

346 EUR

Per Adult in Single Room

324 EUR

Per child 7-11 years old (under 12)

369 EUR

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