Ankara Holidays

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Day 1: Ankara

Upon to your arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 2: Ankara - Cappadocia

After breakfast we depart for Cappadocia. In Cappadocia we first visit the Kaymakli Underground City, the place early Christians hid from persecutors, Goreme Open Air Museum to see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia in rock-cut churches with frescoes and paintings (10th to 13th century) and natural fortress in Uchisar. Here, we will have the opportunity to discover and understand the rich history behind local handicrafts, Turkish tiles, onyx and potteries.

Day 3: Cappadocia

Early in the morning, usually before sunrise we drive to take-off site for you hot air balloon ride. After getting your flight certificates accompanied by champagne you will be back in your hotel around 08:30am. After arriving your hotel you will have your breakfast. Then your tour starts. You will visit village which is an abundant rock-cut settlement continue to a carpet making school and drive to Avanos where Kizilirmak (Hallys), the longest river of Turkey, meanders leaving the red clay on its banks that has been the raw material of pottery for centuries. You experience how to make pottery. Lunch in a cave restaurant. Afternoon visit one the famous local wine factory to taste and learn about Cappadocia wine.

Day 4: Cappadocia - Pamukkale

After breakfast we depart for Pamukkale. We visit the 13th century Seljukian masterpiece Sultanhani Caravanserai on the way and then continue to Konya. We visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana also known as the Green Mausoleum or Green Dome, is the original lodge of the Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes, a mystical Sufi Muslim group. It containes the tomb and shrine of the Mevlana, or Rumi, which remains an important place of pilgrimage. We continue our drive to Pamukkale later today.

Day 5: Pamukkale

After breakfast, visit the ancient Hierapolis which has the biggest Nekropol with 1200 gravestones in Anatolia. The sacred pool also is one of the highlights of the site. There shallow thermal waters ripple over a wonderful scattering of ancient roman ruins that lie beneath, graveyard and the lime cascade.

Day 6: Pamukkale - Kusadasi

After breakfast, we drive to Selcuk to visit Temple of Artemis 'one of the seven wonders of the ancient world' then continue driving to Ancient city of Ephesus, where we explore some of the best preserved theatres, fountains and buildings in the world. A definite must while in Turkey. Then visit to the House of Mother Mary where she is supposed to spend her last years together with St. John. In the afternoon, experıence and participate in an upbeat fashion show showcasıng the unique leather products manufactured ın Turkey. (Farewell to your guide).

Day 7: Kusadasi

Day at leisure.

Day 8: Kusadasi

After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to Izmir Airport for your flight to Istanbul. End of Services.

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