Ephesus & Pamukkale / 2 DAYS

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Ephesus & Pamukkale / 2 DAYS

➤ Day 1:
Meet the tour guide at the Izmir cruise port / hotel /airport . 3 hours drive to Pamukkale with a short break on the midway. Visit to  Pamukkale which is natural and historical site, a Unesco Wold Heritage for the unique hot springs forming white terraces known as Travertines  with shallow little pools and stalactites formed by calcium deposits and the ruins of ancient city of Hierapolis.

3 hours drive back to Izmir and overnight in Izmir. (Lunch)

➤ Day 2:
After breakfast at the hotel, depart for Ephesus was the Roman capital of Asia Minor, and home to over a quarter of a million people—from slave traders to saints—at its peak between 1 AD and 2 AD. 150 years of excavations at Ephesus have revealed the most complete Greco-Roman classical city on Earth.

Then Ephesus Archelogy Museum is a great opportunity to see artifacts and finds mainly uncovered from excavations of ancient Ephesus and its environs.

After a lunch break to taste the local flovers of rich Turkish cuisine, continue to St John’s Basilica, was the second largest church of Byzantine Architecture and the burial of Apostle John, one of The Four Gospel  Writers. After a short walk downword to Isa Bey Mosque, being  one of the oldest Mosques of Western Turkey, from Seljukian Turks, who are famous for handmade rugs and tiles and nearby opportunity for presentation of traditional arts.

The final stop is at site of Temple of Artemis, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Ephesus  and the above mentioned sites were added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2015.

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