Cappadocia-Pamukkale-Ephesus-Troy-Gallipoli


 

 

Cappadocia-Pamukkale-Ephesus-Troy-Gallipoli

4 nights 5 days tour 

TOUR SCHEDULE

Day 1

Pick up from hotel and get flight to Kayseri. Transfer to Cappadocia. Uchisar Castle. Take a walk in Devrent Valley, to see the extraordinary mushroom-shaped rock pinnacles or ‘fairy chimneys’. Goreme Open Air Museum, featuring rock-carved churches and Byzantine frescoes. Head on to Pasabag and wander through the vineyards of Fairy Chimneys village. Lunch at a local restaurant in Avanos, centre of pottery since2000 BC. Return to a cave hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 2

After the breakfast, depart from hotel. Visit underground city, walking in Ihlara Canyon, a “mirage” in the Steps of Anatolia up to Belisirma Village. Rock-cut churches, spread across a wild plantation, Lunch. Visit the Selime Castle. The dwellings were carved into volcanic rock outcroppings in Byzantine period on the legendary Silk Road for the accommodation of the traders and their camels. Drive to Pamukkale and stay there overnight.

Day 3

After the breakfast, depart from hotel to Pamukkale (Cotton Castle). Visit the ancient Hellenistic & Roman city ruins of Hierapolis. See the magnificently preserved Necropolis of the ancient Hellenistic world, Roman basilical baths, Domitian gate, latrines, Agora, Colonnaded street, Byzantine gate and Roman fountains & Grand Theatre. After the lunch drive to Selcuk and stay there overnight.

Day 4

After the breakfast, depart for House of Virgin Mary. Ancient City of Ephesus, to see spectacularly restored monuments such as the great Library of Celsus, the Agora, Hadrian’s Gate, Odeon, Trajan Fountain, Temple of Domitian, Theater and Roman Latrines. After lunch continue to St. John’s Basilica, a part of the site, was built in the 6th century AD, under emperor Justinian I over the supposed site of the apostle’s tomb. The Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of ancient world was a famous place of pilgrimage. Drive back to hotel and stay there overnight.

Day 5

After the breakfast an early start to Canakkale. Visit the archaeological site of this 5000 year old city, Troy is a legendary city and center of the Trojan War, as described in the Iliad of Homer. We see the Megaron houses, a small roman Theatre and Bouletarion, city walls, small site museum and a reconstructed wooden horse. Lunch en route. Drive to Gallipoli and visit the Kabatepe War Museum which is located within the Gallipoli Historic National Park . There is an exhibit of photographs of soldiers, their uniforms, weapons, and other findings from the battlefields. Anzac Cove is a small cove on the Gallipoli peninsula. It was the landing site and main base of Anzac’s during the World War I . Lone Pine, with it’s sweeping views over the Aegean and down the Gallipoli peninsula, is where Turks and Anzacs fought and died. Lone Pine was the name given to a solitary tree which marked the site of the Battle of Lone Pine. There is a cemetery and Memorial dedicated to the Australian & New Zealand soldiers who fought in Gallipoli. Chunuk Bair Heights is one of the three high points on the Sari Bair range. These were the main objectives of the Anzacs’ offensive of early August 1915 when they tried to break out of the stalemate with the Turks in the Anzac sector. Original tunnels and trenches at Johnston Jolly, New Zealander. Then start to drive back to Ýstanbul.