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Leave Istanbul early am and travel to Gallipoli. After arriving Gallipoli you will visit, The World War I open air museum, Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery, Johnston’s jolly (Turkish and Allied Trenches and tunnels), The Nek, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. You will stop for lunch and then continue your tour. Atfer the tour, cross the Dardanelles and arrive in Canakkale.
Visit Troy, a 5000 years old archaeological city, then you will see a reconstruction of the fabled Wooden Horse, which used in Trojan War.Then travel to Behramkale and visit the Temple of Athena.Return to Canakkale for overnight.
Drive to ancient city of Pergamon, one of Turkey's oldest civilized settlements and it has been inhabited from pre-historic times through the Ionic, Roman and Byzantine civilizations. It has yielded archeological treasures whose importance is recognized world-wide.To the southwest of Bergama, Asklepion, an important health center of the ancient world, the acropolis founded on top of a steep hill (300 m) and the Temple of Serapis (Kizil Avlu) make this area a fascinating stop for history-loving tourists. The Altar of Zeus was smuggled to Germany in 1897.
Today we drive to Selcuk and visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.Continue to your hotel and rest of the day at leisure. In the afternoon you will visit charming Sirince village where you will be able to taste the delicious vines of the region.
Pick-up from your hotel for a full day tour of Ephesus and Virgin Mary’s House. First, Then proceed to the Ancient City of Ephesus where you will 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.
Today, we drive to Pamukkale which is the center of natural thermal spring waters with healing properties. Visit the travertines and the ancient city of 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.
Today early drive and visit Priene , Miletus, Didyma. Discover the ruins of Priene at a dramatic mountainous setting, and with one of the most active Lonian ports in ancient times. See the Temple of Athena, the Stoa, Agora, Market Place, Temenos of Zeus Olympic, Bouleuterion, Prytaneion, the Hellenistic Theater, the Sanctuary of Demeter and more. Then proceed to Miletus, which provided the alphabet to the rest of the classical world. It was a great port and the hometown of several philosophers and sages. Then stop at Didyma, a sacred place of pagan worship, where you will see the Temple of Apollo from the 7th century BC. This was one of the sacred places of antiquity where well-known oracles were consulted.
Today, we drive to Bodrum. Say goodbye to your guide today! Rest of the day at leisure.
Day at leisure. Today you have the option to join a private cruise around Bodrum or take a daily ferry to Kos Island (book and paid locally).
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cappadocia. End of services.
Called Byzantium and later Constantinople, Istanbul is the only city to span two continents. It sits on the Bosphorus, the ...