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4 days 6 sites… An informative, satisfying and enjoyable visit to history in Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon, Pamukkale, Hierapolis and Ephesus. On this tour that smells of history, we will visit 4 sites, including Troy, Pergamon, Hierapolis and Ephesus, which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List and Gallipoli is on the Tentative list of UNESCO.
Day 1: Gallipoli, Lone Pine Memorial, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, ANZAC Cove, Ari Burnu Cemetery, Beach Cemetery, Brighton Beach, Turkish 57th. Infantry Regiment Cemetery, Mehmetcik Statue, Johnson’s Jolly Cemetery
Day 2: UNESCO World Heritage Site of Troy, Trojan Horse, Acropolis, Pergamon, Throne of Satan, Hellenistic Theatre, Great Library,Gymnasium,Agora, Temple of Dionysus, Temple of Athena and Temple of Trojan
Day 3: Karahayit, Red Spring Waters, Cotton Cliffs, Hierapolis, Necropolis, Roman Baths, Domitian Gate, Latrina, Frontinious Street, Agora, Byzantium Gate, Triton Fountain, Apollon Temple, Cathedral, Plutonium, Theater, Antique Pool
Day 4: Temple of Artemis, Greco-Roman City of Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary, Sirince Village, Isabey Mosque
If you wish to see the tour details, check out the Detailed Tour Itinerary below.
Day 1 Canakkale: Full Day Gallipoli Tour
(Included Meals: Lunch)
Early morning pick up from your hotel and departure for Gallipoli. After about a 4.5 hours journey, arrive in Gallipoli and learn about the long and dreadful WWI campaign fought here between the Ottoman Turks and Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC). Begin your walking tour exploring the most interesting battlefields.
See the most poignant Australian memorial site - Lone Pine Memorial. Then stroll to the trenches of the Nek while learning about the soldiers who attacked from the nearby forest. Next, head to Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial and discover a rare battleground where Allied troops were triumphant, but only for a short period.
Stop for lunch about midway through your tour and enjoy plenty of opportunities for leisure time to continue sightseeing on your own.
Continue to ANZAC Cove, where most battles were fought, and pay your heartfelt respects to the troops who died here. Then, stroll through Ari Burnu Cemetery and see where 200 servicemen lay forever. Observe more memorials at Beach Cemetery, Brighton Beach, Turkish 57th. Infantry Regiment Cemetery, Respect to Mehmetcik Statue, Johnson’s Jolly Cemetery.
After tour transfer to Canakkale for check in to your hotel.
Day 2 Kusadasi: Troy & Pergamon Tour – Transfer to Kusadasi
(Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)
You will be picked up around 8:30 from your hotel in Canakkale to travel to Troy. In Troy, you will visit the model of the Trojan Horse, Sacrificial Altars, the 3700-year-old city walls, Houses of Troy I from 3000 – 2500 B.C., the Bouleuterion (Senate Building), The Odeon (Concert Hall), current excavations, remains of the various cities from Troy 1 through Troy IX. At around 10:30, you will finish your Troy tour and depart for Bergama. Around 13:30, you will have lunch in Bergama and then depart for a fully guided Pergamon Acropolis tour. At Pergamon, the ancient world’s major power, you will visit the Acropolis, the ruins of Zeus Altar “Throne of Satan”, the Hellenistic Theatre which had a seating capacity of 10,000 people, the Great Library which held 200,000 books and Trojan, the Gymnasium situated on terraces, the lower Agora, Temple of Dionysus, Temple of Athena and Temple of Trojan.
After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi.
Day 3 Kusadasi: Full Day Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour
(Included Meals: Breakfast& Lunch)
You will visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis. The highlights of Hierapolis are Necropolis, Roman Baths, Basilica, Domitian Gate, Latrina, Frontinious Street, Agora, Byzantium Gate, Triton Fountain, Cathedral, Apollon Temple, Plutonium. You will also be able to take some photos from the nicest corners of Pamukkale.
Hıerapolis Theatre: The theatre of Hierapolis is one of the best-preserved entertainment destinations that dates back to the second century, the audience section could hold up to 10,000 and be used to show everything from music, religious ceremonies and even performing live shows. While the theatre isn’t used to put on live entertainment anymore, the seating all around can be explored and used by visitors.
Agora: Agora is an ancient market where many of the population would have come to so shopping or to trade their good with other people who travelled. While the marketplace is only one part of the city. Outside the city is a Necropolis which was made popular thanks to the believed healing properties of the different water. This cemetery has people from different peoples across many time periods.
Karahayit Red Springs: Karahayit hot springs is located in Karahayit Town, Denizli, Turkey. It’s about 5 km north of the famous Pamukkale Travertine and has similar characteristics like that of Pamukkale. Due to the minerals existing in its structure, the hot spring water spreads reddish color to the environment and it is believed that they provide healing to the visitors for 5000 years. The ‘Red Spring Waters‘ which translates to red water – natural hot thermal springs bubbling from beneath the calcite rocks – are very rich in calcium, magnesium and sulphurs, at about 56 degrees.
Pamukkale Travertines "Cotton Castle": Pamukkale is a spectacular place, located in Denizli Province, in southwestern Turkey known for the mineral-rich thermal waters flowing down white travertine terraces. The Pamukkale Travertines mean “Cotton Castle” in Turkish. The place is classified by UNESCO.
Hierapolis Antique Pool: Pamukkale's Antique Pool remains from Roman times when it was the spiritual center of the spa city of Hierapolis. The modernized pool is the prime public place for a swim at this hot-springs resort.
At the end of the tour around approximately 4:00 pm, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Kusadasi at around 19:00.
Day 4 Canakkale: Full Day Ephesus Tour – End of Services
(Included Meals: Breakfast& Lunch)
After breakfast at the hotel around 8:30 you will be picked up and met by your tour guide to begin your full-day tour of Ephesus. Your tour guide will brief you on the day’s activities.
You will first visit the Temple of Artemis which was once one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Next, you will visit the world-famous ancient Greco-Roman City of Ephesus, the most well-preserved example in the world. After visiting this impressive site, you will have a break for lunch.
Ephesus Antique Site: Enter through the Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk with your guide into the ruins of this Roman provincial capital. Your route takes you past the Odeum, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theater. The Theater had seating for 25,000, was the site where St. Paul preached to the Ephesians, and is used today for a local spring festival.
Temple Of Artemis: The temple of Artemision is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Antic world. It has been built in the areas of Ephesus on a flat area which has over the centuries turned into a swamp.
House of Virgin Mary: House of Virgin Mary, one of the most sacred places for Christianity, is located near Ephesus. Some believe the Virgin Mary had spent her last days in the vicinity of Ephesus.
Isabey Mosque: Isa Bey Mosque is one of the most delicate examples of Seljukian architecture, situated below the basilica of Saint John. The mosque was built by the master Syrian architecture Ali son of Mushimish al -Damishki, between the years of 1374 and 1375.
Sirince Village: The Sirince Village; which is an old Greek village and is well-know for its quaint beauty and wine tasting and production. Here you will have one hour free to explore on your own without a guide the different foods and wines of the area and visit various small traditional village shops.
At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to the Izmir airport or to your hotel depending on your schedule. END OF OUR SERVICE and TOURS.
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