Day 1 - Fly from Istanbul to Izmir & Ephesus Tour
05:00 am ─ Our staff will come to your hotel and they will transfer you to the airport in Istanbul. (If you are already at the airport, you can fly directly.)
07:30 am ─ You will fly from Istanbul to Izmir.
08:30 am ─ Landing to the Izmir Airport.
Our staff will pick up from the airport and you will be transferred to the Ephesus Ancient City.
Ephesus, one of the main port cities of the ancient times; it is also the center of culture, art, science, and faith. The ancient city of Ephesus, where there are many archaeological remains dating back to various periods and great civilizations since the Neolithic Stone Age, contains many architecturally valuable structures, including the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Arkadiane Street, Grand Theater, Celsus Library, Commercial Marketplace, Oktagon, Temple of Hadrian, Traian Fountain, Memmius Monument, Domitian Temple, and Stadium are some of these buildings.
The Temple of Artemis was built by the richest king Croesus, Lydya at that time, and the construction lasted for 120 years. They built and filled the temple with bronze and marble statues. The temple attracting the most attention during the tours is one of the 7 wonders of the world.
The house in Panaya Kapulu, known as the House of Virgin Mary, was discovered in Ephesus after long research. According to Christian beliefs, after Jesus’ crucifixion, Mary came to this area with St Jean known as Apostle John and spent his last years there. This is why the house is considered a holy pilgrimage. This structure, which belongs to the Virgin Mary Association, was found in 1891. This small building, which was a small domed church, came to Ephesus.
Another important place to visit in the tour is Isa Bey Mosque. It was built in 1375 by Isa Bey, a member of Aydinogullari. It occupies an area close to the quadrilateral with dimensions of 51×57 meters. Many architectural pieces used in the mosque were brought from the ruins of Ephesus. It is one of the most important works in the history of Turkish art. Isa Bey Mosque is a building which was used as caravanserai in the 19th century and it is the oldest and most spectacular work in the history of Anatolian architecture. The west gate of the mosque is decorated with inscriptions and geometric figures. The western walls of the mosque were covered with marble and the remaining walls were made of marble. The mosque is decorated with Seljuk tiles.
16:30 pm ─ Ephesus tour will be ended.
You will be transferred to your hotels in Kuşadası.
Stay overnight in Kuşadası.
Day 2 - Pamukkale Tour & Fly to Istanbul
Meal: Breakfast and Lunch
08:00 am ─ After having breakfast and checkout from the hotel, you will be transferred to Pamukkale.
12:00 am ─ You will arrive in Pamukkale. You will have lunch at a local restaurant and the tour begins.
You will have the opportunity to visit the white mountain which looks like steps. You can relax in one of the many big and small pools along the mountain while enjoying the view. You will also find healing with its mineral rich in mineral. Even when viewed from a distance, that magnificent image is enough to fascinate people. The length of the white zone formed by the thermal water is 2700 m and this special place is included in the World Cultural and Natural Heritage List by UNESCO in 1988. You start to forget the time between the travertines that resemble the mountain. You will experience an amazing adventure of Pamukkale on the hot waters without shoes.
The other address will be the ancient city of Hiearapolis after the tour in Pamukkale Travertines is over. The ancient city of Hierapolis, wrapped in the bosom of Pamukkale, is so good for it that history and nature that hold hands for more than 2 thousand years; in this corner of Anatolia, which created a unique beauty. In 190 BC, the city founded by the king of Pergamum, Eumenes, who had come to this region, where the cult center Kybele was previously, is dedicated to his beautiful wife Hiera. In 190 BC, the city founded by the king of Pergamum, Eumenes, who had come to this region, where the cult center Kybele was previously, is dedicated to his beautiful wife Hiera. The colonnaded main street in the north-south direction reveals the splendor of the Roman period in the city. Remains of important public buildings stand out on the street where monumental gates are waiting at both ends. A part of the baths built by the Romans in the city, which evaluated the thermal facilities of the region, have been restored and used as a museum today.
The Roman theater, which stands on the hill above the ancient pool, has the capacity of 20,000. The temple of Apollo, with its remains between the colonnaded street and the theater, was built on the sacred area of Kybele. The cave is also known as the gin hole which contains the carbon monoxide gas which is dangerous to the living things and the people. The monumental fountain located between the temple and the main street is from the 4th century AD to the Byzantine period.
16:00 pm ─ The Pamukkale tour will be ended.
You will be transferred to the airport in Denizli.
19:30 pm ─ You will fly from Denizli to Istanbul.
20:20 pm ─ Arrival at the airport in Istanbul.
You will be transferred to the hotel. (If you want to say at the airport, please inform us.)
2-Days Ephesus and Pamukkale tour from Istanbul will be ended.