Starts in: Istanbul
Ends in: Istanbul
Duration: 2 Days-1 Night
Tour Highlights: Visit Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Travertines, Ephesus Ancient City, House of Virgin Mary, Temple of Artemis.
Pick up from hotel early in the morning at around 5:00 and transfer to the airport for the domestic flight to İzmir. Upon arrival, our staff will meet you at the airport and drive you to the meeting point for Ephesus Tour.
On our Ephesus Tour, we visit the Artemis Temple, one of the ancient world’s seven wonders, Ephesus Ancient City, Hadrian Temple, Celsus Library, Theater, Hamams, and Old Harbor. Lunch break at a local restaurant in the middle of the day. The final place to see is the House of Virgin Mary, where the Virgin Mary spent her final five years before her death and which the Vatican has designated as a pilgrimage site.
Transfer to a hotel in Kusadasi / Selcuk at the end of the tour for an overnight stay.
After breakfast at the hotel, the tour guide will pick you up around 07:30-08:00 a.m. to take you on the Pamukkale-Hierapolis Tour. Upon arrival, we have lunch at a local restaurant. Then we start the tour.
Hot springs and travertines, or terraces of carbonate minerals left by flowing and cooling water, can be found in Pamukkale. Turks call it ‘Cotton Castle- Pamukkale’ because it resembles cotton. People used to come to Hierapolis Ancient City, a Unesco World Heritage Site, to relieve their ailments during retirement and die there. You can cool off by walking on the terraces or swimming in the Cleopatra Swimming Pool (This is optional).
After the tour, transfer to Denizli airport for the return flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival, meet our staff at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Istanbul.