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Ancient city of Ephesus and Pamukkale( The Cotton Castle)




Ancient city of Ephesus and Pamukkale (Cotton Castle)
Max – 30 people
Price reflect per person.
Accommodations included: Transportation, hotel and meals

 Please contact us for price details as it is subject to change during booking, due to the changes in the economy following our recovery from the Covid19 Pandemic. We are keen on customer service and support for our travelers; therefore, we would like to ensure that you are provided with the right support. 

5:00AM – You will transfer to the airport for your flight to Kusadasi (Izmir airport). Upon arrival, you will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel located in the seaside town of Kusadasi (approx. 1-hour drive south along the Aegean coast from Izmir).
Tour begins: 
9:00: After breakfast the tour will begin. You will start the tour by exploring the  legendary Ephesus open-air museum which is a sight to see. Under the Roman Empire, Ephesus, was a city with a population nearing 250,000. The history captured in this area is mind boggling. During this leg of the tour, you have the opportunity to visit the marble ruins of Ephesus,  the famous Library of Celsus, the gymnasium of Vedius, Stadium, and the Great Theatre. You will taken back in time to experience how ancient public toilets, a brothel, fountains and various temples once operated.
Another breathtaking is the last home to the Virgin Mary, a place worth mesmerizing as is holds a strong place in the hearts of Christians and Muslims. You will then be taken to the nearby Ottoman-Greek village of Sirince. Here for all the food and wine lovers, you will be provided with the opportunity to taste specialty fruit wines and take enjoy delicious Turkish cuisine at local restaurants. This is considered the Tuscany of Turkey. You will definitely need your camera for this portion of the tour, the view is fantastic.

Now that you are filled with delicious food and perhaps a drink, we continue to the nearby site of the Temple of Artemis also known as the Temple of Diana, built in around 550 BC and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Before the tour ends and you are dropped off at your hotel, we will visit the wonderful example of the Seljukian architecture, Isa bey Mosque located just beneath the citadel in Selcuk near the Basilica of Saint John.
Day 2                                                 
White calcium formations of Pamukkale
8:00AM: After breakfast you will meet your guide and a journey awaits you in Pamukkale. Pamukkale is home of the famous gleaming white calcium terraced pools. This are is commonly referred to as the Cotton Castle. Pamukkale formed when warm, calcium-rich mineral water cascaded down and as it cooled, settled on the edge of the cliff. The calcium built natural shelves and pools on the cliffs, known as travertines. You are welcomed to take a dip in the waters of the Pamukkale Thermal and enjoy the beautiful breeze.
7:00PM  By the evening you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the historical city of Istanbul. Overnight Istanbul .
If you wish to extend your stay and explore the city of Istanbul, please consult your guide or contact us, and we will be able to accommodate a day tour.
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