Day 1 - Bus to Pamukkale & Pamukkale Tour
Meal: Breakfast and Lunch
Overnight Bus from Cappadocia to Pamukkale
20:00 pm ─ You will have an overnight internal bus trip to Pamukkale from Cappadocia which will take 10 hours to get Denizli Bus Station.
Note: Please note that you will arrive early in the morning the next day in Pamukkale.
Pamukkale Tour & Continue to Kusadasi
05:30/06:00 pm (next day in the morning) ─ Arrival at the Denizli Bus Station.
You will be transferred to your hotel in Pamukkale for the freshen-up. You can rest in your room until the pick-up time.
You will have breakfast at the hotel.
09:30 am ─ You will be transferred to Pamukkale and the tour starts.
Travertines come first among the places to visit in Pamukkale. Pamukkale travertines in Denizli are formed by natural water resources coming to travertine beds. Hot water is poured into the layers of travertine and makes various sediments. This hot water, rich in calcium and hydrocarbonates, is at 356 degrees Celsius and when formed in contact with air it forms a white color and a hard ground by forming carbonate precipitates as a result of a series of chemical changes. Calcium carbonate initially precipitated in the series of chemical reactions that make up the floor view is initially in gel form. This gelatinous structure, which hardens over time, takes the form of travertine and attracts many tourists. You will have a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch, the tour will continue with visiting the ancient city of Hierapolis. Pamukkale, which has been on UNESCO World Heritage List since 1988, is intertwined with the ancient city of Hierapolis. The ancient city of Hierapolis, which is one of the most important ancient city regions of the world, is not only in the world but also in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The unique ancient legacy of the Kingdom of Pergamon was famous for its thermal springs and healing properties even in 197 BC when it was founded.
Finally, you will visit the travertines and the Agora and Necropoly, which are close to the ancient city. Generally, you will have the opportunity to see all the beauties in the tour package.
16:00 pm ─ The Pamukkale tour will be ended.
You will be transferred to your hotel in Kuşadası and check into the hotel.
Stay overnight in Kuşadası.
Day 2 - Ephesus Tour & Fly to Istanbul
Meal: Breakfast and Lunch
08:30 am ─ After having breakfast and checkout from the hotel, you will be transferred to the Ephesus Ancient City.
Places to visit during the tour include the Temple of Artemis. The Temple of Artemis was made entirely of marble in 550 BC and dedicated to the goddess Artemis by the king of Croesus (Karun) of Lydia. It was the first monumental architectural monument of antiquity. The temple, built on the sacred site by the greatest sculptors of the period, is estimated to have a length of 125 meters, a width of 65 meters, and a height of 25 meters. You will have lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch, you will visit the House of the Virgin Mary, which is considered to be quite holy for Christians. The house of the Virgin Mary near Bülbül Mountain, near the ancient city of Ephesus, is a sacred place where both Christians and Muslims are most sought after with its historical, cultural, and archaeological structure. The House of Virgin Mary, which is declared an official pilgrimage center for the Christian world by the Vatican, visits every year in order to become tens of thousands of Catholic Christian pilgrims. It is believed that Mary spent the last years of her life in this house where St John was considered and declared the mother of Jesus.
The last stop is the Isabey Mosque. One of the first and most beautiful examples of Anatolian mosque architecture, Isa Bey Mosque was built by Isa Bey from Aydinogullari in Ayasuluk Hill in 1374-1375. You enter the mosque through a magnificent crown gate. There are various tombstones belonging to the Beyliks Period in the garden. The west wall of the mosque is covered with marble and the other facades are made of cut stone.
16:00 pm ─ The Ephesus tour will be ended.
You will be transferred to the airport in Izmir.
19:30 pm ─ You will fly from Izmir to Istanbul. Flight departure and arrival times may change according to availability.
20:30 pm ─ Arrival at the airport in Istanbul. Tour ends.
# Note: If you don’t want to go to Istanbul, you can stay one more night in Kuşadası. And you can go to Samos Island in Greece the next day by ferry.
2-Days Pamukkale and Ephesus tour from Cappadocia will be ended.