5 Day tour of Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Didym - Milet - Priene & Ephesus
Day 1: Flight to Kayseri / Cappadocia Tour 1 (L)
04:00 Pick up from your hotel & transfer to Ataturk Airport.
05:30 Depart from Istanbul.
06:20 Arrive in Kayseri. Met on arrival & transfer to Cappadocia.
09:30 Full day tour of North Cappadocia. In this day you will be able to see:
Zelve Open air museum where three canyons meet in the Valley. Then visit Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy-chimneys. Drive to Paþabag (Monks Valley) to see most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Drive to the city of Avanos for lunch. In the afternoon visit Göreme Open-Air Museum where the remains of rock-hewn churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Before end of the tour visit the naturel Castle at Uchisar. After the tour transfer back to the hotel. Overnight stay in Cappadocia (Cave Hotel).
Day 2: Cappadocia Tour 2 / Bus to Pamukkale (B-L)
09:30 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of South Cappadocia. In this day you will be able to see:
Derinkuyu Underground City to visit the huge refugee settlement carved by early Christians, where they used to hide from persecutors. From Derinkuyu continue to the beautiful Valley of Ihlara, formely known as Peristerema. Explore the famous rock-hewn churches and hike 4 km through the valley. On the way back to monasteries in Selime Village and 13th century Caravansaray built by Selcuk Turks on the Silk Road. After the tour transfer back to the town and free time. After the tour take a night bus to Pamukkale.
Day 4: Pamukkale Tour (B-L-D)
Arrival in Pamukkale and transfer to hotel to fresh up before start tour.
You will see the Cotton Cilifts. Pamukkale is an extraordinary natural wonder. The calceus waters rise from the ground at a temperature of 35 C and tumple down the mountain from a height of 100 meters, forming a myriad of pools. Cream-colored stalactites are formed as the water overflows from the pools, creating a breathtaking sight unequalled in the world. Also visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its Basilica, theatre, Roman Bath and Necropolis. At the end of the day, we will drive to your hotel in Kusadasi for dinner and overnight stay in Kusadasi.
Day 3: Didym - Milet - Priene Tour (B-L-D)
08:30 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of Didym - Milet - Priene. In this day you will be able to see:
Drive to Didym where visit Oracle Temple, Prytaneum, Ilyas bey Mosque, Byzantine Fortress, Nymphoion then drive to one of the Ionian city Miletos, Bouleterion, Faustine Bath, Temple of Athena where visit theatre and continue to visit Priene and columns. Breakfast & Lunch. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 5: Ephesus Tour / Flight to Istanbul (B-L)
08:30 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of Ephesus. In this day you will be able to see:
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 tour free time and transfer to the Izmir Airport.
21:30 Fly from Izmir to Istanbul
22:25 Arrive in Istanbul and pick up from Istanbul airport to back to your hotel.