Why you should visit Ephesus and Pamukkale?
Stroll through the ruins of the ancient Greek city of Ephesus, past the amazingly intact façade of the Library of Celsus.
Relax and enjoy the blissful thermal pools Explore the site of the old Roman SPA town, Hierapolis.
Fly to Izmir - Full day Ephesus Tour
Airport transfer Istanbul: Pick up 04:00 am from your hotel, private transfer to Airport
Airport pick-up Izmir: Upon arrival, meet & greet at the arrivals area. The representative will be holding a nameplate, private transfer to the meeting point for your tour.
We will take you to Ephesus – an ancient Greek City that was partially destroyed by an earthquake in 614 AD. In its area you’ll attend the Library of Celsius that was originally built in 125 AD and once held nearly 12,000 scrolls; the Odeon, a small roofed theater seating about 1,500 people; the Temple of Hadrian dated from the 2nd century.
It is depicted on the reverse of the 20 new lira banknotes of 2005-2009; among other constructions is Temple of Serapis, Agora, Marble Street, Bouleuterion (a council house), Great Theatre, Double Church, Arcadian Way, Gate of Magnesia, Temple of Artemis that was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world; the Isabey Mosque is one of the oldest and most impressive works of architectural art.
Ephesus plays a key role in Christianity: from 52-54 AD the apostle Paul lived here; the Gospel of John may have been written here; the city was of the 7 churches of Asia that are cited in the Book of Revelation; Mary, Jesus’ mother, may have spent the last years of her life here.
Upon tour, transfer to hotel
Overnight in Kuşadası
Pamukkale Tour - Fly back to Istanbul
Breakfast and Lunch Included
Hotel pick-up: 08:00. (duration 3,5 h).
We will visit Pamukkale, 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.
Airport transfer Pamukkale: Transfer to Airport for your flight to Istanbul
Airport pick-up Istanbul: Upon arrival, meet & greet at the arrivals area. The representative will be holding a nameplate, private transfer to your hotel in Istanbul.
- Breakfast x 1
- Lunch x 2
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Roundtrip Flight Ticket
- Full-day group tours with professional / licensed guides
- Hotel accommodation x 1
- Entrance fees to the various sites, admission, fuel surcharge, parking
- Drinks at lunchtime
- Hotels meals, or room services
- Cleopatra Swimming Pool in Pamukkale (10 € self-payment on entrance)
- Gratuities/TIP (optional)
- Anything else that is not specifically mentioned in the included section