Ephesus-Pamukkale-Cappadocia


 

 

Ephesus-Pamukkale-Cappadocia

3 nights 4 days tour 

TOUR SCHEDULE

Day 1

After you are picked up from hotel you will get a morning flight to Izmir. Transfer from airport to Ephesus and visit the House of the Virgin Mary as resting place of the Virgin Mary. In the Ephesus Ancient City; the Baths of Varius, Odeon, Prytaneion, Fountain of Polio, The Gate of Heracles, State Agora, Public toilets, Temple of Hadrian, Temple of Domitian, Library of Celsus, Great Theater and harbor street with the necropolis will be seen. After the lunch visit 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. It is now surrounded by Selcuk. The Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of ancient world was a famous place of pilgrimage for centuries.
Return to hotel in Selcuk or Kusadasi.

Day 2

After the breakfast, start your way to Pamukkale, visit the beautiful terraced cliff side basins and waterfalls. Lunch. Hierapolis ancient city visit, see the magnificently preserved a vast Necropolis of the ancient hellenistic world, Roman basilical baths, Domitian gate, latrines, Agora, Colonnaded street and Byzantine gate and Roman fountains and Grand Theatre, and also other monuments at the site. Overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 3

After the breakfast an early start to Cappadocia. Visit Goreme Open Air Museum: The most famous museum in the area which houses many cave-churches with painted frescoes, carved out by early Christian monks between 600 and 1200 AD. Continue to Uchisar Castle which The highest point of rocky region, you can see the amazing landscape and the towns of Cappadocia in the distance,
such as Goreme and Avanos. After the lunch at a local restaurant drive to Avanos: Lies on the banks of the Red River, famous for the pottery and painted tiles in Turkey. You can see pottery being made, including the old techniques, and even try your hand on the potter’s wheel. Pasabagi: The best place to see three-headed fairy chimneys. Pasabag, is surrounded by incredible natural rock formations; a spectacular scene. Devrent Valley or Imagination Valley has a lunar landscape and animal shaped pink rocks. Overnight in Cappadocia in a cave hotel.

Day 4

After th e breakfast drive to Pigeon Valley, near the village of Uchisar, and named after the thousands of pigeon houses carved into the rocks. The rock formations, combined with awe inspiring views are not to be missed. Next visit is an underground city: A complex of joint caves built by the Christians to hide from possible attacts. This city has over one hundred tunnels under the ground. Each space is organized around ventilation shafts. The tunnels and underground rooms were used today as storage areas, stables, wine cellars, living areas and cave churches. Continue Ihlara Valley, enjoy an easy walk through the valley along the Melendiz stream, look up and see many of Roman churches, chapels, monasteries and hermits’ caves. The 16 km long valley, through volcanic rock was a result of several eruptions of Mount Hasan. Lunch in the old village in Belisirma. Selime Castle is located at the northern opening of the Ihlara Valley. It has a great view looking down the valley. The complexes were carved into volcanic rock outcroppings during the Byzantine period. Return flight to Istanbul or continue to your next destination.