Olympos Holidays

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Day 1: Cappadocia

Upon your arrival to Kayseri you'll be transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 2: Cappadocia

Full day touring with valleys to see the remnants of some older churches, rock formations and Kaymakli Underground City, the place early Christians hid from persecutors. Stop by Avcilar and pigeons valley to experience the moon‐like topography of Cappadocia continue to Open Air Museum in Goreme to see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia in rock‐cut churches with frescoes and paintings (10th to 13th century). and Pasabagi Valley. Proceed to the pottery town of 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.

Day 3: Cappadocia - Olympos

In the early morning optional balloon tour is available (book, pay locally). After breakfast you'll be transferred to your hotel in Olympos for overnight stay.

Day 4: Olympos - Gulet cruise

After breakfast you'll be transferred to your gullet. Pirates Cave and Sunken City of Kekova are the places to visit (as this Lycian‐Roman Archeological site is preserved are and under protection so we only will have a look). Simena is an traditional Turkish Fishing Village, The Castle is one of the many ruins to visit dated back to Byzantine / Otoman Period. Next stop is Gökkaya bay where you can do watersports also. Overnight will at the Pirates Heaven where you can have rest or join the night away party at Smugglers Inn.

Traditional gulet off the coast of Fethiye

Day 5: Gulet cruise

We will cruise to Kaş after the breakfast, where we also have swim break in a beautiful and quiet bay in front of this small town. Then we will anchor in the city harbour for lunch and sightseeing also. Visiting this charming fishing village with its narrow streets. We than will cruise to Kalkan anchore in Aquarium or Firnaz bay where we serve dinner and also overnight in one of these two bays.

Boats in Fethiye harbour

Day 6: Gulet cruise

We start the day with the sun rise to World Famous Butterfly Valley, where breakfast will be served and swim in the crystal clear waters of this beautiful place, Butterfly valley is also a place hosting 136 kinds of butterflies and moths. Oludeniz will be our next stop, if the weather and the sea conditions allows. The world famous Oludeniz (Blue Lagoon) is also a home for paragliding and is the best place to do this sport all around the world you can do Tandom Paragliding Flight here, we also will have our lunch here in Oludeniz. Last stop of the day dinner and overnight will be at St‐Nicholas Island. You can either visit the ruins on the island or swim

Looking out over the bay, Marmaris

Day 7: Gulet cruise - Marmaris

We will have breakfast on board than cruise to Samanlık Bay. Arrival to Fethiye harbour will be at around 11.00hrs. Then you'll be transferred to Marmaris for overnight stay

Day 8: Marmaris - Kusadasi

Today you'll be transferred to Kusadasi for overnight stay. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 9: Kusadasi

After breakfast visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. 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 have spent her last years together with St. John. After tour, we will drive to our hotel at Kuşadası.

Day 10: Kusadasi - Canakkale

After breakfast we drive to ancient city of Pergamum, 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 worldwide. Then drive to legendary Troy, a 5000 years old archaeological city, then you will see a reconstruction of the fabled Wooden Horse, which was used in the Trojan War.

Day 11: Canakkale - Istanbul

After breakfast we cross the Dardanelles and drive to Gallipoli to 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. Atfer the tour, we will drive to Istanbul for overnight.

Day 12: Istanbul

After breakfast in your hotel, there is a full day guided tour which includes St. Sophia the cathedral built by Emperor Justinian in 537 which was the largest church in Christendom for a thousand years. Then visit famed Blue Mosque of Sultan Ahmet I. After these visits we enjoy a Bosphorus cruise which covers both European and Asian shores will let you see the marvelous monuments and districts.

Day 13: Istanbul

The day is at leisure

Day 14: Istanbul

After breakfast you'll be transferred to the airport, end of the services

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