Kusadasi City Break
Walk on the ancient streets of Ephesus where Mother Mary, St John, and St paul walked and see monuments such as Celsus Library, Great Theather, Trajan Fountain, Odeon Temple, see Mother Mary House where she spent her final days, visit The Temple of Artemis which is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Swim in Pamukkale’s thermal springs and see Hierapolis Ancient City, Learn history about Romans and early Christians from your expert local guide, take photos from the best photoshoot points, tasty typical Turkish food in a local restaurant, spend 2 night in Kusadasi and walk through the lively touristic streets, experience shopping with locals
Day 1: Arrival at Izmir
Upon arrival at Izmir Airport, you will be greeted by your driver and drives to your hotel. Check-in and the rest of the day are yours to Explore the city. Overnight in Kusadasi. (Hotel: Efe Boutique Hotel or similar)
Day 2: Pamukkale Tour (B, L)
According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. Visit Pamukkale; Pools of Heaven on Earth… Pamukkale has always been a very popular settlement where hot springs were believed to have healing powers so it is considered to be the earliest spa on earth wherein history people traveled long distances in order to find a cure. The unique terraces were formed by running warm spring water at a temperature of 35 C, containing calcium bicarbonate. Today Pamukkale is declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Visit; the ancient city of Hierapolis which has the biggest Necropolis with 1200 gravestones in Anatolia. Also, The Sacred Pool is one of the highlights of the site. Theır shallow thermal waters ripple over a wonderful scattering of ancient roman ruins that lie beneath. At the end of the tour drive you back to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi. (Hotel: Efe Boutique Hotel or similar)
Day 3: Ephesus Tour (B, L)
Upon breakfast at the hotel check out. According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. Explore The House of Virgin Mary; located 6km to the north of the ruins of Ephesus, a church was built from the 6C AD to the top of the foundations of a house from 1C AD and it is declared by the church to be the final house where Mary spent her last days.
Continue with the Ancient Ephesus; An Archeological treasure, The best-preserved classical city in Eastern Mediterranean. During the 1C AD, Ephesus was the second-largest city on the planet after Rome with more than 250,000 citizens. It was in the center of the known world and played the role of a gateway between the East and the West. With its giant harbor, it was also the center of trading in antiquity. It was not only a rich commercial city but also the honeymoon place of Mark Anthony and Cleopatra. It is also home to one of the Seven wonders of the ancient world, the Temple of Artemis. Ephesus is also so well preserved that, walking on the ancient streets among the beautiful monuments such as the third largest library of the ancient world or the largest roman theatre on the Asia continent, gives you the feeling of a time traveler.
Next; the Temple of Artemis or Artemision was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Its ancient cult dedicated to Artemis was very famous in antiquity and made Ephesus a much-visited pilgrimage place. There were a total of 127 ionic columns with a height of 19m. The temple is also considered to be the earliest bank of the ancient World. At the end of the tour drive you to Izmir Airport / Kusadasi bus station for your next destination. End of our service.
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