DAY 1: ISTANBUL TO IZMIR-PERGAMON-THYATIRA-IZMIR
Early morning pick up from your hotel and transfer to domestic airport.
Flight to Izmir. Greeted by our guide in Izmir and visit the oldest
church in ancient Smyrna St.Policarp, which sembolized the community
of the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse.Drive to Pergamon, which
was a great center of culture and the capital of East-Empire. On
the Acropolis there are numerous remains including the celebrated
Library, the steepest Theatre of Anatolia, the Temples of Trajan
and Dionysos, the place of monumental Altar of Zeus famous with
the releif of Gods and Devils, the Gymnasium situated on the terraces,
the Lower Agora. After a delicious lunch with Turkish specialities
you will visit the medical center of the ancient world, Asclepion,
the first pyschological treatment hospital dedicated to the God
of Health. Then drive to Akhisar to visit the chruch of ancient
Thyatira. Return and overnight stay in Izmir. Today's meals: lunch.
DAY 2: IZMIR-SARDES-PHILADELPHIA-PAMUKKALE
Drive to Sardes capital of the ancient Lydia, see the Temples of
Cybele and Diana, which later became a chruch. Continue to Philadelphia
in Alasehir, visit the scanty remains of the Cathedral. After lunch
drive to the combination of history and nature, Pamukkale. You'll
visit the Roman city Hierapolis with Apollo Temple competing with
Delphi, Monumental Nympheum a 4th century Basilica and the Theatre.
Overnight stay in Pamukkale.
(Today's meals: breakfast,lunch and dinner). Overnight.
DAY 3: PAMUKKALE-LAODICEA-PHILADELPHIA-APHRODISIAS-KUSADASI
First visit the ancient city of Laodicea, one of the Seven Churches,
and remains of the Cathedral still exist. Then drive to Aphrodisias,
the city of the Goddess of Love see the Temple of Aphrodite, the
Odeon, the Theatre, Agora and Hadrian Bath. Drive to Kusadasi and
overnight stay. (Today's meals: breakfast,lunch and dinner). Overnight.
DAY 4: KUSADASI-IZMIR-ISTANBUL
You will visit the best preserved and restored ancient city in Turkey,
which is known to be the Commercial, the Religious and the Social
Center of Antiquity, and one of thr highlights of any visit in Turkey;
Ephesus; a site 116 th years under excavation. Highlights will include
the Celcus Libraray,(third largest library of ancient time) The
Theatre,Agora, Temple of Hadrian,Trajan Fountain and join the lunch,
after lunch After visit the ancient city, drive to the Hourse of
the Virgin Mary, where she spent her last days. After enjoying the
Turkish cuisine at lunch, visit the Archaeological Museum of Ephesus.
Transfer to Izmir airport. (Today's meals: breakfast and lunch).
Flight to Istanbul. Transfer to your hotel in Istanbul.
Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir
Domestic flight from Izmir to Istanbul
All Enterance Fees
3 night accomodation in 3 or 4 Star Hotels
Buffet Breakfast, Dinners and lunches mentioned in the itinerary
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
Service Charges and V.A.T
Professional English speaking guide