2 Days Biblical Tours from Denizli

2 Days Biblical Tours from Denizli

Duration:

2 Days

Departing:

Denizli

Time:

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Pickup Point:

Denizli

Highlights:

Laodicea, Colossae, Ephesus, Pamukkale and Hierapolis

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Private Price:

€ 86 Per Person

2 Days Biblical Tours from Denizli

Extremely important to visit; Pamukkale is one of the most special places in Turkey. Join our one-day Biblical Cities Tour. Laodicea is called "neither hot nor cold Church" in Revelation (3:14-22). After that, we will drive to Pamukkale or Cotton castle. Pamukkale is a miracle of nature and is famous for its white thermal pools. Explore the ancient ruins of Hierapolis. St.Philip was martyred in Hierapolis. Visit the Largest graveyard of the ancient world in Hierapolis, the main street, the grand theatre, swim in Cleopatra Pool, and Calcium Terraces. Our last stop is Colossae ancient city.

Colossae, one of the important religious centers of ancient times, 30 km from Pamukkale, is mentioned as a religious center. In this city, the first Christians lived in a part of the Bible as "Letters to the Colossians." One of the seven largest churches in the world, surveys were carried out in the Colossae Ancient City, which is thought to be located in the Church of St. Michael. On the second day, we will drive to Ephesus. Ephesus is the most famous historical place in Turkey.

It is also Turkey's best-preserved ruins. You will be fascinated by the Temple of Artemis, the House of the Virgin Mary, the Basilica of St. John, and the ruins of Ephesus. The Seven Churches of Asia Minor are all located in Turkey; Ephesus was one of the 7 Churches of Revelation.

  • Pick up From Denizli Airport or Pamukkale Hotels
  • Drive to Hierapolis; it takes about 50 minutes
  • Colossae Archaeological Site
  • Laodicea ancient city
    • Stadium and Gymnasium
    • Grand Theater
    • Little Theater
    • Agora and Roman Bath
    • The Main Street (Syria Street)
    • Monumental Fountain
    • Parliament building
    • The Great Church
    • The City Gate and Walls
  • Open Buffet Local Lunch
  • Hierapolis and Pamukkale Travertines
  • White Calcium Carbonate Terraces and Pools
  • Hierapolis Archaeological Museum
  • Cleopatra’s Pool
  • Hierapolis Ancient City
    • Grand Theatre
    • The Temple of Apollo
    • Nymphaeum (Monumental Fountain)
    • Plutonium
    • Christian Basilica
    • City Gate
    • Necropolis
    • Martyrium of St. Philip
  • Overnight and dinner in Pamukkale
  • Pick up From Denizli or Pamukkale Hotels
  • Drive to Ephesus; It takes about 2hrs 20 minutes
  • The House of Virgin Mary
  • The Church of St. John
  • Isabey Mosque
  • Selcuk Castle
  • The Temple of Artemis (Diana)
  • Ephesus Ancient Ruin (the things to see in the ancient city of Ephesus)
    • Odeon
    • Roman Bath
    • State Agora
    • Prytaneum (Town Hall)
    • The Temple of Domitian
    •  The Monument of Memmius
    • Relief of Niki
    • Relief of Medicine
    • Relief of Hermes
    • Relief of Pharmacy
    • Hercules Gate
    • The Fountain of Trajan
    • Scholastica Bath
    • Terrace Houses
    • The Temple of Hadrian
    • The Public Toilet
    • The Library of Celcius
    • The Commercial Agora
    • Marble Street
    • Brothel
    • Foot Print
    • Grand Theatre
    • Arcadian Street
    • Virgin Mary Church (Church of Council)
    • Vedius Gymnasium
    • The Stadium

P.S. If you wish, you can do an Extention; you may stay in Denizli or transfer to another city. Such As Fethiye, Marmaris, Gocek, Bodrum or Antalya.

* 2-Day Biblical Cities Tour from Pamukkale runs daily and is available all year round.
* The documents with details and confirmations will be e-mailed after booking.

P.S. Please note that there will be a shopping possibility where you may have the chance to see and buy some special traditional & handmade souvenirs from Pamukkale and Ephesus, where civilizations lived to make your visit unforgettable.

You will be picked up from your Hotels in Denizli or Pamukkale. Then drive to Pamukkale; during your journey, your local tour guide will give you lots of information about Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Laodicea, and Colossae. Also, your local tour guide will hand you your Pamukkale map, Hierapolis Map, and Turkey Map to keep throughout your Pamukkale tour. The journey from Denizli or Pamukkale is 19 km/12 miles one way and will take around 20 minutes. On the way to Pamukkale, our first stop will be Colossae.

Colossae Biblica Site

Colossae Ancient City, which was established on the north of Honaz (Cadmos) mountain, on the edge of Aksu Stream, is the fourth ancient city where excavations started after three ancient cities in Denizli. Colossae, one of the important religious centers of ancient times, 30 km from Pamukkale, is mentioned as a religious center. In this city, the first Christians lived, in a part of the Bible as "Letters to the Colossians." One of the seven largest churches in the world, surveys were carried out in the Colossae Ancient City, which is thought to be located in the Church of St. Michael. AD 1st century. At the beginning of the year, it became advanced in wool and weaving together with Laodicea.

According to Xenophon, Colossae is one of the six largest cities of Phrygia. The city had a bright period when it was under Persian rule, but this period was in BC. III. It ended with Hierapolis and Laodikeia, which were founded in the 19th century. The Colossae, which was devastated by the earthquake that took place in the Nero period in the 1st century AD, was completely abandoned in 692-787 AD as a result of the great earthquake disaster. When you come to Colossae, you should see the mounded hill, the Acropolis, the rooms carved into the rock, and the house-type tombs. Then we drive to Laodicea Biblical City, Laodicea Biblical City ( Neither hot nor cold Church) Extremely important to visit, Laodicea is one of the most special places in Turkey.

You'll know when you've arrived because you will look back and think, wow. This ancient city is not just any city; it is a mega city. And now, all that's left to do is walk for hours but don't forget to pick your jaw off the floor; it is mind-blowing. Excavations and restorations have been ongoing in the ancient city since 2003. Some 4,000 artifacts have been uncovered so far. You will visit Syria Street, Fountains, temples, Stadium, and Theatre, and discover the sacred Agora, which is home to one of the seven holy churches. Laodicea is called "neither hot nor cold Church" in Revelation. After discovering Laodicea, we will drive to lunch. We stop local restaurants. After lunch, drive to Pamukkale.

White Terraces -Calcium Travertines

Pamukkale and Pamukkale Tours is one of the top Famous Turkey Trips. Pamukkale, or 'Cotton Castle' when translated, has been drawing tourists from around the world to its thermal springs for more than 23 centuries. The Turkish name refers to the extraordinary surface of the snow-white cliffs, shaped over millennia by the accumulation of calcium deposited by mineral springs.

Legend has it that the Cotton Castle formations are solidified Cotton (the area's principal crop) that was left out to dry by giants. Dripping slowly down a vast mountainside, mineral-rich water foams and collects in bowls that terrace the decline down the mountainside, spilling over petrified cascades of stalactites into milky pools below. These saucer-shaped travertines (or terraces, as they're also called) wind sideways down the powder-white mountain, providing a stunning contrast to the clear blue sky and green plain below. To protect the unique calcite surface, you must traverse the area barefoot.

Although the terrace pools aren't particularly deep, you can get fully submerged if you want, don't forget your towel! Don't worry, and if you don't have a bathing suit or towel, you can buy a Turkish Towel, Do not Forget it is Cotton's principal crop. As a nice suvinour, you can take it away to your home.

Cleopatra’s Pool

You shouldn’t leave Pamukkale Tour without having a healing dip in the sacred fountain of Cleopatra’s pool. A swim in the effervescent waters of Cleopatra’s Pool should be at the top of any Turkey Travel Itinerary. Strewn about the bottom of the crystal-clear pool is an amazing collection of striated columns and capitals, a striking reminder of the pool's pedigree.

Cleopatra's Pool has warm clear fizzy water that bubbles from the source of the spring. With temperatures of 35C, you can bathe in the natural thermal mud and waters and enjoy the curative effects (both medicinal and beauty) of the water, which had previously benefited the ancient Greek and Roman peoples for centuries. This curative water with its Thermo mineral and magnesium, calcium, carbon dioxide, sulfide, and bicarbonate is suitable in many areas as a curative treatment.

The Ancient City of Hierapolis

The nearby ancient Hierapolis and its accompanying museums may be overshadowed by the springs but they are also fascinating and well worth the visit.
After taking a walk along the terraces we will take a short walk to Hierapolis City, also known as ‘Holy City.’ Just outside the main entrance is the Necropolis (Graveyard), containing more than 1200 tombs and sarcophagi of people who wished to have been buried here. It was believed that the proximity of the hot springs and vapor-emitting cracks would ease their journey into the Underworld.

Among the tombs lies the Martyrium, an octagonal 5th-century edifice believed to have been erected upon the site where St. Philip was martyred in 80 CE. The Hierapolis City Bath; the springs of Hierapolis were particularly popular among vacationing Romans. You will notice that carved into the side of the mountain is the monstrous Grand Theater that dominates the vista of Hierapolis At its height, the Grand Theatre could host 25.000 boisterous fans and is still largely intact until this day.

It features a vast network of decorative elements from the 3rd century CE, including a selection of ornately sculptured statues, columns, and arches. After the Pamukkale sightseeing tour, we will drive to Hotel. Overnight and dinner in the hotel.

We are Castle Travel and an independent Turkish Local Travel Agency that will give you special Turkey and Ephesus Maps as a gift so that you can understand this tour better and make your trip more conscious of keeping throughout your Ephesus tour.

You will be picked up from your hotel at Denizli or Pamukkale. Then We will drive to Selcuk (EPHESUS); during your journey, your local tour guide will give you lots of information about Turkey, such as the climate and different regions in Turkey that holds beautiful full historical places.

The journey from Pamukkale to Ephesus is 182km / 113 miles and will take around 3.20 hours, but there shall be stop-off breaks along the way so you can stretch your legs and grab some refreshments. Also, be sure to watch out the window as you can see some of the most beautiful scenery along the way, so keep your eyes peeled on Meanderos Valley and the route.

The House Of The Virgin Mary

Our first stop is The House of the Virgin Mary; following the Predominant Christian tradition, Mary was brought to Ephesus by the Apostle John after the resurrection of Christ and lived out her final resting years here. This is based mainly on the traditional belief that John came to Ephesus and the biblical statement that Jesus consigned her to John's care (John 19:26-27).

Ephesus Ancient Ruin

After The House of the Virgin Mary, we will head on to the next destination, the Ancient City of Ephesus; the tour here shall be a walking tour and will take you through one of the most magnificent archaeological sites in the entire world. You will be able to see the Odeon, The Fountain of Trajan, the steam baths of Scholastic, the Temple of Hadrian, and of course, lets' not forget the very impressive library of Ephesus. The library is adorned with columns and statues.

The Grand Theatre, where Saint Paul preached, is the largest in antiquity, with a capacity of 24.000 seats. You will then return to the bus through the Arcadian Way, where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession. After your 2 hour exploration around Ephesus, we will head for a lunch break for about 1 hour.

The Temple of Artemis (Diana)

Then we will continue on tour and head on for our next stop, which is the Temple of Artemis (Diana); this outstanding temple was built in honor of the Greek Goddess of hunting, wild nature, and fertility, deemed as one of the Seven wonders of the ancient world. The temple of Artemis used to be the largest marble temple in the ancient Greek world since it was four times as big as the Parthenon in Athens, Greece.

The temple served as both a marketplace and a religious institution. Offerings by thousands of pilgrims each year enabled the temple to grow so wealthy that it became the world's first bank. Today, little remains of the magnificent structure. Your guide will describe its importance, wealth, and the tension between the Romans and Christians that settled in the area over the centuries.

After the Ephesus tour and local lunch, we will drive back to your hotel at Denizli or Pamukkale.

What’s Included

  • Pick-up from Denizli Airport, Karahayit/Pamukkale, and Akkoy Pamukkale Hotels
  • Transportation by a comfortable A.C. nonsmoking Luxurious Car/Van
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Entry fees to the sites and museums
  • Parking fees
  • Local taxes and service charges
  • Highway price
  • Mineral water
  • Drop-off to your Hotel

What’s Not Included?

  • 1 Night Accommodation
  • 1 DinnerLunch and Drinks
  • On personal expenses
  • Tips to Guide and Driver
  • Swimming in Cleopatra’s Pool

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