3 Days Ephesus, Pamukkale and Priene-Miletus-Didyma Tour by Bus
You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul early in the morning and transferred to Atatürk Airport for İzmir Flight. In Izmir, you will be met at the airport for a daily tour of Ephesus: Ephesus Ancient City and the House of Virgin Marry. You will visit Temple of Artemis (Diana), the site of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, Ephesus which is known to be the Commercial, the Religious and the Social Center of Antiquity, and one of the Highlights of any Visit in Turkey.
After lunch we will visit House of Virgin Mary, probably where She spent recent years of Her life; Isa Bey Mosque, this impressive mosque from XIV. Century A.D. is unlike any other you will see in this country.
Day 2: We will visit Pamukkale Travertines and Hierapolis Ancient City which is the center of natural thermal spring waters with healing properties. Due to the chemical properties in the water, pure white colored travertines and stepped water terraces have been created on the mountain slope. It is for its resemblance to cotton piles that it is called ´Cotton Castle´ in Turkish.
We stop on the way at a 4-star hotel for lunch and swimming thermal red waters. Then Visit the travertines and the ancient city of Hierapolis which has the biggest Nekropol with 1200 gravestones in Anatolia. The sacred pool also is one of the highlights of the site. Their shallow thermal waters ripple over a wonderful scattering of ancient roman ruins that lie beneath.
Day 3: Priene - This was once a harbour city but is now located 16 km inland from the sea on the hills of the Mykale Mountain. The theatre in Priene is one of the most beautiful ones from The Hellenic World. The Athena Polias Temple was reconstructed by Alexander The Great as a gift to the city.
After Priene, Miletos - Visit the ancient city of Miletus which once was one of the biggest cities in Anatolia. It was located on the trade routes. Didyma - This was not a city but a temple dedicated to Apollon. It was once one of the biggest temples in the Hellenic World.
After the tour, you will be transferred to the bus station for overnight bus to Istanbul.
Highlights: Ancient city of Ephesus, Ephesus Museum, House of Virgin Marry, Pamukkale Cascades, Ancient City of Hierapolis, Priene, Miletus, Didyma
- Domestic Bus Tickets
- Entrance fees
- 3 Lunches
- Local guide
- 2 Nights Accommodation in 3* Hotel or similar
- Beverages during lunch
- In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited
- Children below 2 are free of charge. 30% discount for children below 7
Departure point: Pick up from centrally located hotels in Istanbul
Departure time: 5:00am
Duration: 87 hours (approx.)
Return details: Returns to original departure point at approximately 9:00 am
Cancellation is not possible in the last 24 hours. There will be no refund for any unused portion or any tour program.