Welcome to Harran


On arrival buy a ticket (TL5) from the booth near the carpark. If anyone else in the castle tries to charge you, insist on being given the official ticket. Cheeky local kids can be slightly annoying, so an English-speaking guide (around TL15) is a worthwhile investment.

Harran gets very busy with domestic Turkish tourists at weekends, so try and visit on a more quiet weekday.


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TREASURES OF ANCIENT TURKEY

FRIDAY, DAY 1 – ISTANBULArrival and welcome briefing. Accommodation: 4 Star Ramada Old City Hotel or similarSATURDAY, DAY 2 – ISTANBUL Sites: Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar.Meal: Breakfast Accommodation:4 Star Ramada Old City Hotel or similarSUNDAY, DAY 3 – GALLIPOLI – DARDANELLES – CANAKKALESites: Rustem Pasha Mosque, Spice Market, Gallipoli World War I battlefields such as ANZAC Cove, Chunuk Bair and Lone Pine Cemetery.Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation:4 Star Akol Hotel or similarMONDAY, DAY 4 – TROY – PERGAMON – KUSADASISites: Troy, Asklepion in Pergamon.Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation:4 Star Marina Hotel or similarTUESDAY, DAY 5 – EPHESUS – CLAROS – KUSADASISites: Ephesus, Celsus Library, the Temple of Diana, House of Virgin Mary, Selcuk Museum,Temple of Apollo in Claros.Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation:4 Star Marina Hotel or similarWEDNESDAY, DAY 6 – APHRODISIAS – LAODICEIA – PAMUKKALESites: Aphrodisias, Archeological Museum of Aphrodisias, Laodicea, Pamukkale (White calcium travertine), Hierapolis, Ancient Necropolis (city of the dead), Pluto’s Gate or Door to Hell.Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation:5 Star Lycus River Hotel or similarTHURSDAY, DAY 7 – KONYA – CAPPADOCIASites: Konya, Whirling Dervish Museum, Karatay Madrasa.Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation:5 Star Dinler Hotel Urgup or similarFRIDAY, DAY 8 – CAPPADOCIASites: Goreme, Zelve Open Air Museum, Magic Valley, Pasabag Valley, Uchisar Rock Fortress, Kaymaklı Underground City.Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation:5 Star Dinler Hotel Urgup or similarSATURDAY, DAY 9 – MOUNT NEMRUT – ADIYAMANSites: Mount Nemrut, Mausoleum of Antiochus, Roman Bridge, Arsemia.Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation:4 Star Hilton Garden Inn or similarSUNDAY, DAY 10 – GOBEKLITEPE – HARRAN – URFASites: Gobeklitepe, Harran, Haleplibahce Mosaic Museum, Balikligol (Sacred Pool), Urfa roman Fortress and Archeological Museum.Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation:5 Star El Ruha Hotel or similarMONDAY, DAY 11 – GAZIANTEPSites: Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Museum of Turkish Sweet Baklava, Roman Castle and Old Markets.Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation:4 Star Sirehan Hotel or similarTUESDAY, DAY 12 – ISTANBULFly to Istanbul and transfer to your hotel.Meal: BreakfastAccommodation:Ramada Old City or similarWEDNESDAY, DAY 13 – ISTANBULTransfer to airportMeal: Breakfast 

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