This tour provides a glimpse of two sites unique to Turkey: Ephesus, one of the best preserved cities of the ancient world and Pamukkale, with its marble pools of filled with hot mineral water.
Day 1 : Ephesus
We will pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul and transfer you to the airport for your early morning flight to Izmir. Your driver and guide will meet you at the airport and drive you to Ephesus, an important city of the ancient world. You’ll visit the Temple of Artemis (Diana), one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the House of Virgin Mary, where many believe she spent the final years of her life, and Isa Bey Mosque, an impressive mosque from the XIV century AD in Selcuk. Overnight in Kusadasi or Selcuk.
Day 2 : Pamukkale
After breakfast at your hotel, you will depart for Pamukkale with your driver and guide. Pamukkale or the “Cotton Castle” is famous for its healing thermal mineral waters, and beautiful snow-white petrified waterfalls. After lunch in Pamukkale, you’ll visit Hierapolis, the ancient city known for its magnificently preserved Necropolis. You will see the Main Street and Gates, the Thermal Baths, the Devil’s Hole, and the Theatre. Swimming in the therapeutic bath in a hotel pool’s hot mineral waters is possible year-round. After your tour of Pamukkale, you will be transferred to Denizli airport where you will catch an evening flight back to Istanbul. Upon arrival at the Istanbul airport we will transfer you to your hotel.
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