Pamukkale and Ephesus Tour-2
1 Night/2 Days – by Plane
|Highlights||Pamukkale, Ephesus, Virgin Mary, Temple of Artemis, Celsus Library, Temple of Hadrian, Trajan Fountain|
Day 1: Pamukkale
Pamukkale is an extraordinary natural wonder. The full of calcium waters rise from the ground at a temperature of 35 C and tumble down the mountain from a height of 100 meters, forming a myriad of pools. Cream-colored stalactites are formed as the water overflows from the pools, creating a breathtaking sight unequalled in the world.
As if this splendid view wasn’t enough, there was also a Roman city built on top of this natural marvel: the City of Hierapolis. You can visit its ruins and see: the basilica, the impressive theatre, Roman Bath and Necropolis.
After the tour, we will transfer you to the bus to Selcuk or Kusadasi where you will spend the night.
Day 2: Ephesus
Temple of Artemis
The temple of Artemis is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. The Temple served as a form to worship Artemis, a Greek goddess – twin of Apollo, who replaced the Titan Selene as Goddess of the Moon.
Ephesus is the best-preserved Roman city in the Mediterranean region, and one of Turkey’s top sights. After almost 150 years of excavation, the city’s recovered structures have made Ephesus Europe’s most complete classical metropolis.
Explore the ruins of Ephesus while strolling by the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Trajan Fountain and the Great Theater.
The House of Virgin Mary
Legend says that the Virgin Mary lived her last days in a small stone cottage, located in Ephesus. Mary, accompanied by John the Apostle, came to Ephesus at the end of her life. In 1967, Pope Paul VI declared the site authentic and each year a traditional service is held for the pilgrims.
After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel at Kusadasi for the night.
After the tour ends, your driver will take you to Izmir’s airport for an evening flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival, at Istanbul’s airport, our staff will await you with a sign with your name and transfer you to your hotel.
|All the transfers in Istanbul, Denizli and Izmir as specified|
|Round Trip airfare to Denizli and from Izmir to Istanbul|
|1 Night Hotel Accommodation in Selcuk or Kusadasi , breakfast included|
|2 full day tours, guided by professionals, at Ephesus and Pamukkale – including lunches.|
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