8 days / 7 nights

Ionia to Pamphylia Tour

Inclusions

meals
accomodation
activities
transfer
sightseeing

Themes

Honeymoon
Adventure
Family
Summer

Snapshot

Antalya Aphrodisias - UNESCO Heritage site Bafa Lake - National Park Bodrum Castle Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site Kibyra - Ancient Site Miletus - Ancient Site Pamukkale - Hierapolis Priene - Ancient Site Sirince - Village Virgin Mary's House Aphrodisias - Museum Aspendos - Ancient Site Bodrum Antique Theatre Didyma - Ancient Site Euromos - Ancient Site Mausoleum of Halicarnassus Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site Perge - Ancient Site Side - Temple of Apollo Site of the Temple of Artemis

Inclusions

Inbound Transfer - Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB) Outbound Transfer - Antalya Antalya Airport (AYT) Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle Tips except driver and guide Entrance fees
7 nights - accommodation.
- 2 nightsBoutiqueKuşadasıIlayda Avantgarde Hotel
- 2 nights4 starBodrumBodrium Hotel
- 1 night4 starPamukkaleColossae Thermal Hotel
- 2 nights5 starAntalyaThe Marmara Antalya
7 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners

Exclusions

Suggested optional activities Tips - driver and guide Compulsory Travel Insurance

Itinerary

Day 1
Wednesday Kusadasi
Welcome to Kusadasi! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours free to explore at your own pace. Overnight Kuşadası
Day 2
Thursday Ephesus
Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value. Overnight Kuşadası
Day 3
Friday Priene, Miletus, Didyma, Bafa Lake, Euromos
Depart from your hotel in Kusadasi in the morning. After a short hour drive your tour starts with a visit to Priene which was one of the most active ports of the Ionian Federation. The city is the oldest example of geometric city planning. Thereafter visit Miletus which has provided its alphabet to the rest of the classical world, was a great port and the hometown of several philosophers and sages. Continue to Didyma's Temple of Apollo with its very well-known oracles was one of the most sacred places of antiquity. Although looted and burnt many times it remains impressive. After the fascinating temple you will have a short drive to Bafa Lake, with a small authentic boat you will enjoy the romantic view of the lake. At the end of the tour you will drive to Bodrum. We will visit the temple of Zeus at Euromos enroute. We continue on to Bodrum. Overnight Bodrum
Day 4
Saturday Bodrum
Today is a free day in Bodrum. Maybe visit Bodrum Castle which was built by the Knights of Rhodes in honour of St.Peter. Or the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, which was constructed as a funeral monument by Artemisia, Queen of Caria, after the death of her brother and husband Mausolos. It is here that the word 'Mausoleum' comes from. Or maybe just spend the day at one of the many beaches nearby. Overnight Bodrum
Day 5
Sunday Aphrodisias
Depart from Bodrum to Aphrodisias the ancient city dedicated to Aphrodite, the goddess of Beauty, Love and Fertility, also famous for its school of sculpture, we visit the stadium, which is the best preserved in Anatolia, the Temple of Aphrodite, the Tetrapylon, the Amphitheatre and Aphrodisias Museum. Afterwards we continue on to Pamukkale. Overnight Pamukkale
Day 6
Monday Pamukkale, Kibyra
Today we will visit Pamukkale, cotton castles and Heirapolis, including magnificently preserved necropolis, the main steet, gates, thermal baths, the Greco Roman theatre and the Basilica of St. Philippe. Swim in a theraputic bath of hot spring mineral waters. From Pamukkale we head to Antalya, visiting, Kibyra, a little-known ancient city, where you will have chance to see the well preserved stadium and bouleuterion. Overnight Antalya
Day 7
Tuesday Perge, Aspendos, Side
Today, we will visit Perge a famous antique site. Continue to famous theatre at Aspendos which is known for one of the best preserved theatres of Asia Minor, and is still used today. After Aspendos drive to Side is one of the best classical sites in Turkey with Temple of Apollo and ancient ruins. Overnight Antalya
Day 8
Wednesday Antalya
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight and our tour concludes.

Accomodations

1 STAR
Aspen Hotel, Bodrium Hotel, Colossae Thermal Hotel, Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel or similar

Policies

Please Note: 1. Group Size : Minimum Group Size of 2. 2. Age : Minimum Age of 8. Whilst there is no Maximum Age set it is assumed the customer is fit enough to take part in the activity or tour. Health documents may be requested. 3. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.

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