Enjoy a 3 days and 2 nights tour of the ancient city of Ephesus,Hierapolis and Pamukkale from Izmir. See famous landmarks such as The Temple of Artemis, The House of the Virgin Mary , Pamukkale Travertine (Cotton Castle) Hierapolis ancient City and take in the atmosphere of these ancient cities.
You will meet with your tour guide at the reception or in the airport of Izmir to begin the tour of this enjoyable 3 days tour of Ephesus and Pamukkale
1st Day , EPHESUS
First, you will have a panoramic drive from Izmir to Selcuk town. The town has many historical places in its own border.
You will explore the site and remains of the Temple of Artemis, also known as the Temple of Diana.
Once considered one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world, this grand temple was destroyed in the 5th century.
Explore the ancient ruins of magnificent Ephesus, as an optional you can enter and visit the history,life and living in the terraced houses (optional )Come see this incredible city founded by the Carians and Lelegs, which later was to become the honeymoon playground of Anthony and Cleopatra.On your walk visiting, the famous Celsus Library façade as well as the Grand theater of Ephesus that holds more than 25,000 people. The Theater is the site where St Paul preached to the Ephesians in the 1st century AD, and where rocker Elton John held an unforgettable concert 2,000 years later—it's truly a venue for the ages. Next on our itinerary is the House of the Virgin Mary. This Christian shrine is believed to be the stone house that Mary was taken to by Saint John, and where she lived until her death.
Lunch is recommended in a local restaurant.
Then, you can visit the Basilica of St. John(optional).
After exploring other historical sites, you will be driven to your hotel in Kusadasi.
Overnight at Kusadasi Hotel. You will have a chance to discover city center in the evening .
2nd Day, PAMUKKALE
The Pamukkale Overnight tour will provide you with the experience of UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pamukkale Travertines and Hierapolis ancient city
Leaving your hotel you will be meet your guide for a 3-hour drive to Pamukkale.Prepare to be dazzled by the fantastic UNESCO World Heritage Site at Pamukkale, where geo-thermally heated water cascades down immense slopes, leaving a residue of calcium carbonate that hardens into travertine. You can walk through the terraces pools with broad stretches of bright white and golden mineral deposits. Lunch is recommended in a local restaurant. After lunch, we will continue to Hierapolis—a therapeutic bath center founded in 190 BC by Eumenes II, King of Pergamum. The necropolis here is the most significant ancient cemetery in Anatolia, with approximately 1,200 graves, and the theater is a 2nd-century AD building in Roman style. Its many relief scenes depict the Emperor Septimus Severus and the life of Dionysus. After the enjoyable site visit you will be taken to your hotel in PamukkaleOvernight at Pamukkale3rd DayDEPARTURE Early in the morning you will meet your tour guide and depart to Airport or Hotel in Izmir