Private Ephesus, Aphrodisias and Pamukkale Tour
We present you our tour called Private Ephesus, Aphrodisias and Pamukkale Tour, which is one of the Turkey package tours from İstanbul.
Duration: 2 days 1 nights
Tour Style: Private Tour
Pickup Point: Istanbul-Turkey
Highlights: Aphrodisias Museum, Sebasteion (Temple of the Emperors), Southern Agora, Hadrian’s Bath, Bouleuterion, Temple of Aphrodite, Tetrapylon,Pamukkale (Cotton Castle), Hierapolis, The Cleopatra Pool (extra), Hierapolis-Pamukkale Archaeological Museum, Calcium Terraces and Travertines, The Temple of Artemis, Ephesus Archaeological Site, The House of Virgin Mary
05:30 Early morning transfer to Istanbul airport with the private transfer
07:00 Direct Flight from Istanbul to Izmir Adnan Menders Airport
08:10 Arrive at Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, and meeting with your guide, and transfer to Ephesus with private transfer
09:30 Arrive in Ephesus
WHY SHOULD YOU SEE APHRODISIAS-PAMUKKALE AND EPHESUS?
Famous for the temple of Aphrodite and the ceremonies held in the name of Aphrodite, the ancient city of Aphrodisias was founded in the 5th century BC. The city has been under the influence of Christianity since the 7th century. That’s why it’s worth seeing. Included in the World Heritage Tentative List by UNESCO in 2009, Aphrodisias was registered as a World Heritage Site in 2017.
The historical Hierapolis Ancient City and unprecedented travertines are on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List.
You can swim in Cleopatra Pool, healing thermal waters, and snow-white travertines. White Travertines contain calcium carbonate, sulfate, sodium, iron, potassium, and magnesium in their composition. With the healing properties of water, it also cures many diseases. You will have the opportunity to see Pamukkale-Hierapolis. Pamukkale is currently located within the territory of the Republic of Turkey.
Ephesus is one of the most chosen destination in Turkey. Also Ephesus has the most famous ruins of Turkey. Ephesus is the city that hosts the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Ephesus is one of the First Seven Churches of Christianity mentioned in the Bible.Also it is one the best preserved ancient Greek-Romans city of Turkey. The House of Virgin Mary was declared a place of pilgrimage by the Vatican in 1961.
DAY1: Ephesus Tour
When you arrive at Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, The transfer guide will take you to Ephesus. We will meet you in Ephesus.
First, We will pass through the verdant and picturesque countryside before arriving at our first stop which is The House of Virgin Mary. Afterwards we reach House of Virgin Mary. It is known that St. John brought the Virgin Mary to Ephesus 4 or 6 years after the death of Jesus.
Second, After The House of Virgin Mary, we will then head on to the next destination which will be the Ancient City of Ephesus; the tour here shall be a walking tour and will take you through one of the most magnificent archaeological sites in the entire world. You will be able to see the Odeon, The Fountain of Trajan, the steam baths of Scholastic, the Temple of Hadrian, and course lets’ not forget the very impressive library of Ephesus.
The library is adorned with columns and statues. The Grand Theatre, where Saint Paul preached, is the largest in antiquity with a capacity of 24.000 seats. Then We will pass through the Arcadian Way where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession.
Finally, Then we will continue on the tour and head on for our next stop which is the Temple of Artemis (Diana), this outstanding temple was built in honor of the Greek Goddess of hunting, wild nature, and fertility, deemed as one of the Seven wonders of the ancient world. The temple of Artemis used to be the largest marble temple in the ancient Greek world since it was four times as big as the Parthenon in Athens, Greece.
We will end the tour about 4:30 pm. Afterwards we will transfer you to the hotel where it is in Kusadasi.
DAY2: Aphrodisias and Pamukkale Tour
We will pick you from the hotel around 10 am and we will be on our way to Aphrodisias and Pamukkale and Tour begins.
The places we will visit in Aphrodisias Ancient City are Aphrodisias Museum, Sebasteion (Temple of the Emperors), Southern Agora, Hadrian’s Bath, Bouleuterion and Temple of Aphrodite.
The Pamukkale entrance consists of 2 gates, North and South. We start our tour from the North gate. First, we visit the Ancient City of Hierapolis with our Tour Guide. In this magnificent city, our tour guide will tell you about the development of this ancient theater, and you will have the opportunity to see the place we call the Grand Theatre. We will visit The Temple Of Apollo, and you will hear Its history from our guide. Afterwards, You will have a chance to see -The Nymphaeum (Monumental Fountain), Plutonium, Christian Basilica, Necropolis, and Martyrium of St. Philip. The history of those places will be mentioned by our tour guide properly.
When we finish to see Hierapolis, Our Tour guide will set you free for about 3 hours.During this time, we recommend you to see White Travertines which are magnificent as it is a Natural Wonder of the World. You can walk and swim there.Afterwards, There is also a pool named Cleopatra pool where you can swim and enjoy it with giving small amount of cost.
When our tour called Private Ephesus, Aphrodisias and Pamukkale Tour is completed, we will transfer you to Denizli Cardak Airport to take a flight to Istanbul. Afterwards we take you to hotel in Istanbul with private transfer.
If you wish, you can extend the Turkey Package Tour for 1 or 2 days.
Kusadasi: Korumar Hotel, Lavista Hotel, Pine Marina Hotel, Ilayda Hotel
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?
- 1 day accomadation
- Domestic Flight Tickets
- Private Transfers to and from Istanbul Airports and Ephesus
- English-speaking tour guide during the tours
- Entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Local taxes and service charges
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?
- On personal expenses
- Tips to Guide and Driver
- Cleopatra Swimming Pool entrance fee