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4D/3N Ephesus-Pamukkale-Pergamon-Didyma/Miletus/Priene by Plane from Istanbul

4 Days 3 Nights  Ephesus - Pamukkale - Pergamon – Didyma,Miletus,Priene by Plane from Istanbul

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  • Tour Code
  • ISTEPHE-407
  • Tour Category
  • Turkey Package Tours
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  • All Around the Year
  • Duration
  • 4 Days 3 Nights
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  • Regular / Private
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  • Group
  • Departure Time
  • 07:00 AM
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  • 05:30 AM
4D/3N Ephesus-Pamukkale-Pergamon-Didyma/Miletus/Priene by Plane from Istanbul

4 Days 3 Nights  Ephesus - Pamukkale - Pergamon – Didyma,Miletus,Priene by Plane from Istanbul

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    Please take note of the followingA moderate amount of walking is involved Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult Children: {0 - 2} free, {3 - 7} 30 % discount.

    Inclusions :

    All the transfers in Istanbul and Izmir as specified,Round Trip airfare to/from Izmir,3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Selcuk or Kusadasi ,breakfast inclusive,4 excursions, guided by licensed guides, at Ephesus, Pamukkale, Pergamum and Didyma/Miletus/Priene including lunches

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    Any other expenses not noted in the above included section Tips to guide & driver Items of a personal nature All kinds of beverages and medical services

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Day 1 : Full Day Tour of Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary

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 tour of Ephesus & The House of Virgin Mary details:
First you will visit 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, some of the best preserved ancient ruins in the world. After visiting this impressive site, you will have a lunch break.
After lunch, you will visit The House of the Virgin Mary , where it is believed she spent her last days. Some four to six years after the death of Christ, St. John is said to have accompanied the Virgin Mary to Ephesus. This is a holy place for both Christians and Muslims.

After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi or Selcuk


Day 2 : Pamukkale & Hierapolis
After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel for a full day tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis.
In Turkish Pamukkale means ‘Cotton Castle'.  The city is located in the inner Aegean region, in the River Menderes Valley.  Tectonic movements on the basin of the Menderes River triggered the rise of multiple hot springs.  The water from these springs contains a large mineral content, with chalk, limestone and travertine cascading down the mountain, giving rise to the complexion of the mountains; resembling a frozen waterfall. Pamukkale is one of the most interesting places in the world, justly famous not only for the entrancing beauty of its unique geological formations but also for its historical remains. We will 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. Overnight stay in Kusadasi or Selcuk.


Day 3 : Pergamon Tour
After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel for a full day tour of Pergamon (also known as Pergamum or Bergama). Bergama (ancient Pergamum or Pergamon) was renowned in Hellenic and Roman times for its great library and as the medical center where Galen laid the foundation for medical practice. Its foremost attraction is the Kizil Avlu or "Red Basilica", a huge edifice on the river not far from the Acropolis, originally built as a temple to the Egyptian god Osiris and converted to a basilica by the early Christians, when it was one of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor addressed by St John in the book of Revelation. The temple still inspires awe by is sheer size.

We also visit the ancient Acropolis with its dramatic hillside theater and the many marble columns of the Asclepion (medical center). Pergamum's ancient medical center, directed by Galen, founder of modern medicine, was the most famous in the world at the time.

At the end of the day, we will drive to your hotel. Overnight stay in Kusadasi or Selcuk.

 

Day 4 : Didyma-Miletus-Priene Tour

After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel for a full day tour of Didyma-Miletus-Priene.
The Home of a God. Didyma (or Didim) was not a city but one of the three oracle places. It was a center of the cult of Apollo, the god of divination. Divination was always popular and Temple of Apollo had been a very important place for the Paganist people until Christianity gave a fatal blow to paganism. The Apollo Temple is unquestionably one of the most impressive temples of the ancient world. It measured 118 meters by 60 meters with 128 finely decorated columns, some of which are 19.50 meters high.
Miletus was on the seashore in the ancient times. When you arrive at the zone of the ruins, the magnificent theater of the city appears in sight at first. The theater had been constructed during the Hellenistic period and, it acquired its present characteristics by means of the annexes made during the Roman period. The walls of the front facade of the theater, are 140 m long and 30 m high, and are an interesting example of stone workmanship. This theater was large enough to hold 15.000 people, and a fortress was built upon it during the Byzantine period. The theatre, the Faustina Baths, The Harbour Monument and the Ilyas Bey Mosque are the highlights of the site. The remains of the Stadium, Western Agora and the Temple of Athena belonging to the 5th century B.C., are located south of Miletos. The only ancient Turkish work in Miletos is the Mosque of Ilyas Bey. The mosque was built in the year 1404 A.D. and it can be visited today.

The favorite city of Alexander The Great. Priene has one of the best settings of any of the cities of the ancient world. It was established in 350 BC. Being ruled by the Ionians, Lydians and the Persians, the city eventually came under the domain of Alexander the Great. Priene was so beautiful that it became Alexander's favorite place to stay in Asia Minor. After 200 years of Pergamon Kingdom rule, it became first a Roman city and then a Byzantine city. Finally an earthquake and malaria became two major reasons for the end of the city's inhabitation. The Temple of Athena belongs to the 4th century B.C. and it is the work of the architect Pytheos. The temple, with 6 x 11 columns, has dimensions of 19.55 x 37.20 m. The  Athena Temple, Parliamentary Building, Fish Market, the Theater and the city walls are the best preserved attractions.
After the tour transfer to airport for flight to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel.
We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another Istanbul Bruno Travel. Have a safe trip back home and thank you for choosing Istanbul Bruno Travel.

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