Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon, Pamukkale, Aphrodisias Ephesus 5 Days
06:30 Early in the morning from Istanbul.We drive to where you will get information about the naval battle that took place in the Dardanelles prior to the army landings. Later on, we continue to the Kabatepe War Museum, which contains relics from the battle including original diary extracts and letters. Lunch at Eceabat. We then visit Brighton Beach, the intended landing place and the Anzac Cove where dawn service is held on each Anzac Day. Also you will visit the Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston''s Jolly and Chunk Bair New Zealand Memorial. After visiting the Kilitbahir fortress, which was built in 1453 by Mehmet II, the Conqueror (to honor his successful siege of Constantinople), we will return to Istanbul or cross the Dardanelles to spend the night in Canakkale
After breakfast drive to Troy. Here you will learn the mythology surrounding Troy, The Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. Till now, 10 cities have been discovered, one built on the top of the other, dating back to 3500 BC. You will see and hear about the Trojan Horse, Helen of Troy, the Trojan Wars, the battle between Archillies and Paris, the Remains of Troy IX, the Alters and the Houses of Troy I, dating back to 2500 BC. After troy lunch break. And then we drive to Pergamon.
Pergamon ancient city. After Pergamon we drive to Kusadasi and hotel c/in, and overnight stay in Selcuk or Kusadasi
Pamukkale - Hierapolis Tour
08:00 pick up from your hotel drive to Pamukkale visiting; Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis with the Temple of Apollo, the breathtaking Theater, the fascinating Necropolis and the last the great baths of Hierapolis antique city, where St. Philip was martyred. St. Philip is connected with the early church in Hierapolis and played an important role in Pamukkale the history of the city. Finally we visit the calcium terraces and pools. And tour ends at 17:00. Transfer to hotel. Overnight in Pamukkale
09:00 pick up from your hotel drive to Aphrodisias
The ancient city of Aphrodisias is one of the most important archaeological sites of the Greek and Roman periods in Turkey. Aphrodisias lies in the Maeander River basin, in a fertile valley 100 miles southeast of the port of Izmir. Famous for its sanctuary of Aphrodite, the city's patron goddess, Aphrodisias enjoyed a long and prosperous existence from the first century B.C. through the sixth century A.D. Today, many of the city's ancient monuments remain standing, and Excavations have unearthed numerous fine marble statues and other artifacts. The great beauty and extraordinary preservation of this site combine to bring the civic culture of the Graeco-Roman world vividly to life. Tour finish at 19:00 End of the Aphrodisias.
And tour ends at Transfer to hotel. Overnight Selcuk or Kusadasi
After breakfast, pick up from your hotel for Ephesus tour.
09:30 Full Day Ephesus Tour
The ruins of the Temple of Artemis. One of the seven ancient wonders of the world. Then on to visit Ephesus Ancient City, the best preserved Greco-Roman city in the world. Here you will explore the Agora, Odeon, Curettes Street, public toilets, Celsius Library, Hadrian Temple, Roman Baths, Grand Theatre, Marble Street. After a lunch break depart for the House of Virgin Mary and visit the chapel where she is said to have spent her last day.
After the Ephesus tour, we will transfer you to airport and put you on a 1 hour flight back to Istanbul. Arrival in Istanbul, transfer to your hotel.