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Round Trip Istanbul Efes Pamukkale

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1st day

Arrival to istanbul, transfer to hotel, accomodation in ISTANBUL

2nd day

Breakfast. Sightseeing to Istanbul, which is one of the most beautiful city on the world. It’s also the one city located on two continents. Visiting Hagia Sophia Museum, Visiting Hipodrom- old area for horses race’s, Blue Mosque and Top Kapi Palace, where are a lot off amazing sultan’s treasures.. Accommodation for the night in ISTANBUL. Dinner in hotel.

*** Sultanahmet: Many places of tourist interest are concentrated in Sultanahmet, heart of the Imperial Centre of the Ottoman Empire. The most important places in this area, all of which are described in detail in the “Places of Interest” section, are Topkapi Palace, Aya Sofia, Sultan Ahmet Camii (the Blue Mosque), the Hippodrome, Kapali Carsi (Grand Bazaar)…

*** Aya Sophia was, for nearly a thousand years, the largest enclosed space in the world, and still seen as one of the world’s most important architectural monuments. It is one of Turkey’s most popular attractions, drawn by the sheer spectacle of its size, architecture, mosaics and art.

***One of the most astounding and popular places to visit in Istanbul is Topkapi Palace, the symbolic and political centre of the Ottoman Empire between the 15th and 19th centuries. It stands on the tip of land where the Golden Horn, the Sea of Marmara and the Bosphorus come together, and is a maze of buildings centered around a series of courtyards, typical of Islamic tradition. Such is the complexity of each building, it will take many hours in order to be explored properly.


3rd day

Breakfast. Passage to Çanakkale. Sight seeing to Çanakkale, Visit to Legendar Troy, place of the fight between achilles and Hektor written in Homers Epos.Sightseeing of city ruins. Accommodation in CANAKKALE.Dinner, rest.

***İntepe Borough, near to Tevfikiye Village, is 30 km. away from Canakkale, in Hisarlık. Archeological excavations revealed the different time periods of various settlement areas, city ramparts, house basis, a temple and a theater. A symbolic horse made up of wood reminds the big Trojan war. Historical port, Alexandria - Troas was constructed during 3rd century B. C. St. Paul had visited here two times, and his third missioner voyage to Assos was started from here


4th day

After breakfast drive to one of the most famous cities of ancient world Pergamon.Sightseeing of Acropolis where famous Pergamon Altar was Situated and also Asklepion famous in ancient times- center of cult and experimental medicine. Drive to İzmir, Dinner and accommodation in Izmir.

*** The Acropolis was built on an extremely steep hill, approached by a winding road ascending some 300m. In this uniquely designed city, religious, official, social and commercial buildings are all found side-by-side. On top of this hill, which has been inhabited since ancient times, are the palaces of the King of Pergamum. There are also five cisterns and an arsenal on the hill. Below these buildings is the Temple of Athena, as well as the Library and the Temple of Trajan. The Altar of Zeus was carefully placed below these buildings on a terrace. One of the steepest amphitheatres in the world is found here. The lowest section of the acropolis is the gymnasium and the Temple of Demeter. Because of the topographical location of the city and the course of the main street, all the buildings of the acropolis are line up in a north-south fashion, but the buildings all face west so that they can be seen from far away. The Altar of Zeus was not encircled with colonnades for the same reason. The Agora and Athena Temple also have an unobstructed view of the plain.

*** Asclepion translates as 'place of Aesklepios', the son of Apollo and the god of healing and health, and was an important health centre in Greco-Roman times. Among the types of therapy practiced here were mud baths, sports, theatre, psychotherapy and use of medicinal waters. A colonnaded street leads to the Asclepion, and to the left of the entrance is the temple of Asclepios. This domed temple with its exceptionally thick 3m walls was built in 150 AD, with donations made to the god of health. The interior was decorated with colorful marble mosaics, and surrounded by galleries on three sides, the Aesklepion has a passageway running through the centre alongside the sacred spring towards the therapy building. It is thought that patients were cured here by the sound of running water and by the persuasive hypnotic techniques used by the priests.

5th day

After breakfast departure to Efes.The best preserved ancient city in Turkey.In Efes, we can admire beautiful streets, temples, baths, famous library of celsus and beautiful theatre.Even today, its possible to feel like a citizen of ancient world.Mother sightseeing of god’s mother home in Efes.In this place Maria spend end of her life under the care of St John and from this place after pormition, she was taken to heaven after sightseeing.Drive to Pamukkale, Accommodation, dinner, rest.

With a fine collection of statues, mosaics and artefacts, the museum in the centre of Selcuk helps shed a little more light on the Ephesus ruins. Many found before World War I were taken to the Vienna Museum, but wherever possible, most were returned after World War II.
The museum shows around 50,000 exhibits, in chronological order, from the Miken, Archaic, Roman, Byzantine and Turk periods, and is split into Archaeological and Ethnographic sections. The most interesting items include the Myken vases found at Ayasuluk Hill, pieces from temple of Artemis, a tomb from the Belevi Mausoleum, two statues of Artemis, an embossed image of Theodosius from Hadrian Temple, and many more statues and portraits from early Christianity. The ethnographic section is set up in an arasta (row of shops) with examples of Turkish and Ottoman daily life.

The Virgin Mary House Beyond Ephesus and on Bulbul Dag (mountain), 8km southwest of Selcuk, the monument is thought by some to be where the Virgin Mary died, and is visited by Christian and Muslim pilgrims from around the world. The small stone house is now a chapel, and probably dates back to the 4th century, although the foundations are thought to be 1st century.
It was not until a German nun, Catherine Emmerich (1774-1824) claimed that she had visions of Mary living in ‘a small, stone house’ in even though the nun had never left Germany. Following her descriptions, 19th century clergy discovered the foundations of the house, which was then verified by a Papal visit in 1967. It has since been accepted that Mary spent her last few years here until she died at the age of 101

6th day

After breakfast sightseeing of the ancient city.Hieropolis, Situated near Pamukkale where eventoday a big Necropoly was Preserved.After than time to admire famouse calcium terraces, written on the world Heritage unesco list.Transfer to Bursa.Accommodation in Bursa.
Hierapolis is an UNESCO World Heritage SiteThe hot springs there have been used as a spa since the 2nd century BCE, and people came to soothe their ailments, with many of them retiring or dying here. The largenecropolisis filled withsarcophagi, including theSarcophagus of Marcus Aurelius Ammianos

7th day

Breakfast. Visit to BURSA. The city was the capitol of Turkey before, now is known as a winter sport center. City sightseeing. Drive to Istanbul.Accommodation for the night in Istanbul, dinner.

8th day

Transfer to Istanbul airport.

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