Ephesus 2 days + 1 night

Two days and one paid hotel night touring the best touristic sites of the Ephesus. Pick-ups, transfers and flight ticktes from and back to Istanbul.

Morning pick-up and flight from Istanbul to Izmir, tranfer to Ephesus. Walking tour of Ephesus landscapes, the roman Slope Houses and 1 hotel night in Kusadasi. Visit to Laodicea/Denizli, Hierapolis and Pamukkale and evening transfer and flight back to Istanbul the next day.
TOUR CODE Eph2+1
DEPART FROM Istanbul
PICKUP LOCATION Hotels in city center
HIGLIHGTS Ephesus, Kusadasi, Laodicea, Hierapolis, Pamukkale, Slope Houses, trekking, pilgrimage, chapel
Day 1 – Istanbul – Ephesus

Take the early morning flight from Istanbul to Izmir.
Arrival and meeting at the airport, 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 -Pamukkale- Hierapolis-  Laodicea  (188 km) (B.D) 
Meeting at the hotel reception at 08:30am

Drive to Pamukkale, on the way, visit to Laodicea (present name Denizli) yet one of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor. Excavations still going on and an ancient city as beautiful as Ephesus will be uncovered soon.  We see the ancient theatres, the remains of basilica which was recently uncovered, ancient stone water pipes, Temple A, agora, monumental fountain.  After Laodicea, Discovery of Travertine terraces and Hierapolis. The travertine terraces at Pamukkale are one of the most spectacular natural wonders that you can see 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 Denizli airport for your flight to Istanbul in the evening - Flight tickets.
- Airport transfers.
- Transportation by a comfortable AC non smoking Luxurious car/Van with professional driver.
- Professional and experienced licensed guide during the tours.
- Accommodation in Charming or Deluxe superior Hotels
- Entry fees to the sites and museums
- Parking fees.
TURID : 120

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