3 Days and Two nights in Ephesus and around. Including the day trip to Pamukkale and Priene, Miletus.
TOUR CODE PACK2
DEPART FROM Istanbul
PICKUP LOCATION Hotels
HIGLIHGTS Istanbul - Ephesus Tours, Pamukkale
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Main Sites visited: Ephesus - Priene - Miletus - Dydima – Pamukkale – Aphrodisias
Day 1 – Istanbul – Ephesus (D)

Take the early morning flight from Izmir to Ephesus
Arrival and transfer to Ephesus. Visit to magnificent ruins of Ephesus. We will spend several hours walking in the footsteps of Alexander the Great, Caesar, Cicero, Apostles Paul and John and many other familiar historical names. The recently opened Slope Houses where the wealthiest Romans lived are an excellent example of sensitive excavation and presentation. The mosaics and frescos are spectacular. Tradition has it that Virgin Mary was brought here by St John after the Crucifixion and lived her final years near the city of Ephesus on an isolated mountaintop. A lovely chapel is constructed on the site tended by Franciscans and open to visitors. It has been designated a pilgrimage site by the Pope. Overnight Kusadasi.

Day 2 – Priene – Miletus – Didyma – Istanbul (B.D)
Today we will visit Priene, Miletus, Didyma . Ephesus may be the creme-de-la-creme of the Aegean ruins but Priene, Miletus and Didyma though less frequently visited are still important ancient settlements. Priene occupies a dramatic position overlooking the Meander Valley and plain. Miletus preserves a spectacular theater. And Didyma has a Temple of Apollo vaguely reminiscent of the great temples at Karnak in Egypt. Overnight Kusadasi

Day 3 – Pamukkale – Istanbul (B)
Drive to Pamukkale, on the way, visit to Aphrodisias (excluded on regular tours) . Aphrodisias was primarily known as a center for the arts, specifically sculpture. The Aphrodisias School of Sculpture had a distinctive style and was very well circulated throughout the Greek and Roman world. Discovery of Travertine terraces and Hierapolis. The travertine terraces at Pamukkale are one of the most spectacular natural wonders we ever have seen from various mineral springs in a vast white cliff side, about 200 m overlooking the plain, calcite-laden waters have dripped down over a series of terraced levels and created a fairyland of bizarre solidified cascades and shell-shaped basins. It looks like creations from snow or like balls from cotton, which gave the scenery the Turkish name Pamukkale (cotton castle): “pamuk” for cotton and “kale” for castle. Moreover the water in the basins is changing its color according to how the light enters. Transfer to airport for evening flight from Denizli to Istanbul by Turkish airlines. Flight  Tickets,
2  Nights   accommodation,
Entrance  fee  for the museums,
Pick  up  and  return  transfer  to  the hotel
Lunch  on the  tours

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