2 Days Ephesus Aphrodisias Pamukkale By Flight (Private)

2 Days Ephesus Aphrodisias Pamukkale By Flight (Private)

Duration:

2 Days

Departing:

Istanbul

Time:

09:00 am

Pickup Point:

Izmir, Selcuk or Kusadasi

Highlights:

Ephesus-Aphrodisias-Pamukkale

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Regular Price:

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2 Days Ephesus Aphrodisias Pamukkale By Flight (Private)

Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure for 2 days with a private flight? Follow the traces of ancient Rome in Ephesus, discover the magic of an ancient city in Aphrodisias and relax in the hot water travertines of Pamukkale. Enjoy this unique experience with a luxury private flight and personal guide!

  • Fly from Istanbul to Izmir
  • Meet with the guide and Drive to Ephesus
  • The House of Virgin Mary
  • 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, Medicine, Hermes and Pharmacy
    • Hercules Gate
    • The Fountain of Trajan
    • Scholastica Bath
    • Terrace Houses
    • The Temple of Hadrian
    • The Public Toilet
    • 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
  • After the Ephesus tour, drive to Kusadasi
  • Overnight in Kusadasi
  • Pick up From Kusadasi Hotels
  • Drive to Aphrodisias; It takes about 2 hrs
  • White Calcium Carbonate Travertines
  • 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
  • Open Buffet Local Lunch (Drinks Extra)
  • Drive to Pamukkale, It takes about 3 hrs
  • White Calcium Carbonate Travertines
  • 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
  • 17:00 Depart from Pamukkale to Denizli Airport
  • 19:30 Flight from Denizli to Istanbul
  • 20:30 Arrive in Istanbul. Transfer back to your hotel in Istanbul

05:30 Early morning transfer to Istanbul airport
08:00 Direct Flight from Istanbul to Izmir.
08:10 Arrive at Izmir Airport, meet your guide, and drive to Selcuk-Ephesus ruins.

During your journey, your local tour guide will inform you about Ephesus, The House of the Virgin Mary, and The Temple of Artemis. Also, about Turkey, such as climate, different regions in Turkey that hold the most beautiful historical places, and all while standing in front of the Turkey Map as they will then pinpoint these certain places for you, to make it easier to follow the tour guides Turkey Map. Still, your local tour guide will also hand you your Ephesus Map, Pamukkale Map, Hierapolis Map, and Turkey Map.

The House of Virgin Mary

We will pass through the verdant and picturesque countryside before arriving at our first stop, The House of the Virgin Mary. In accordance with 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 visit the Ancient City of Ephesus; The tour here will be a walking tour and will take you to one of the most magnificent archaeological sites in the world. Ephesus was once the cultural and economic capital of the Roman empire in Asia Minor; you will be able to see the Fountain of Trajan, the steam baths of Scholastic, the Temple of Hadrian, and of course, remember the awe-inspiring library of Ephesus. The library is adorned with columns and statues. It also housed the Library of Celsus, the third-largest library in the Roman world.

It housed over 12,000 scrolls and manuscripts in niches along the inner wall. When St. Paul visited Ephesus in AD 53, he found a sizable Jewish community there. Menorah graffiti: The carvings on the stairs of the Ephesus Celsus Library are a mystery. The menorah was used as a Jewish symbol in the 3rd century; So far, three have been found in ancient Ephesus, which had a thriving Jewish community.

The Great Theatre, where St. Paul preached, is the largest in antiquity, with a capacity of 24,000 people. You will then return to the bus down the Arcadian Road, where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in the parade.

After your 2-hour exploration of Ephesus, we set off for an approximately 1-hour lunch break.

The Temple of Artemis (Diana)

Then we will continue on the 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, drive to Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.

You will be/can be met at your Hotel in Kusadasi. Then we will drive to Aphrodisias; during your journey, your local tour guide will hand you; Turkey Map, Pamukkale, and Hierapolis Map, The journey from Kusadasi to Pamukkale is 181km one way and will take around 2 hours.

Aphrodisias Ruin

Aphrodisias was named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of Love who had her unique cult image, the Aphrodite of Aphrodisias. The city was built near a marble quarry that was extensively exploited in the Hellenistic and Roman periods, and sculptors in marble from Aphrodisias became famous in the Roman world. Aphrodisias was one of the foremost cities of the age, surrounded by fertile fields producing every type of foodstuff.

It also possessed a flourishing wool and cotton industry, highly developed commercial, political, religious, and cultural institutions, a beautiful arts and crafts tradition, world-famous schools of philosophy and sculpture, and a large and energetic body of citizens. You will see that the Tetra pylon (Tetra= four; pylon=gate) was the monumental gate of the city.

Tetra pylon refers to its being composed of four groups of four columns. The stadium in Aphrodisias is the best preserved of all the ancient stadiums in the Mediterranean region. Located in the northern section of the city, it is 262m in length and 59m wide with a seating capacity of 30,000; Odeon and Bishop's Palace, Agora, Baths of Hadrian, Theatre, Sebastion (Sebastos is the Greek equivalent of the Latin Augustus) has consisted of a temple dedicated to the cult of Emperor Augustus.

Aphrodisias Archaeological Museum

The Museum of Aphrodisias is one of the most outstanding museums in western Anatolia. The monuments of unsurpassed value, which have been found at the excavations, are displayed here. Once the tour ends, it will be time to return to the bus and be driven back to your allocated drop-off points; we trust your tour with us today has been excellent.

What other artifacts are displayed at the Museum of Aphrodisias? - Statue of Aphrodite of Aphrodisias, The shield portraits(Pythagoras, Socrates, Pindar), The statue group represents Achilles supporting the dying Amazon queen Penthesileia, The Centaurs at Banquet, Selene (Goodes of the moon) is in a chariot, night fights giants, and From Sebastion and The Statue of Aineias flight from Troy.
After the Aphrodisias, we will have a local lunch. Then we will drive to Pamukkale.

"Pamukkale translates to 'Cotton Castle'... Once you get here, it's easy to see why. This natural phenomenon; designated a UNESCO Heritage site in 1988, with spectacular white calcium cliffs and beautiful turquoise blue pools, is truly a sight to behold. Pamukkale is like an alien landscape;

Snow White Calcium Travertines, Terraces, and Calcium Pools

Pamukkale, or ‘Cotton Castle’ when translated, has been drawing tourists worldwide to its thermal springs for more than 23 centuries. Pamukkale and Pamukkale Tours is one of the top Famous Turkey Trips. 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 giants left out to dry.

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 are obliged to traverse the area barefoot.

Although the terrace pools aren't bottomless, you can get fully submerged if you want, don’t forget your towel! Don’t worry, if you don't have a bathing suit or towel, you can buy a Turkish Towel, Do not Forget is Cotton’s principal crop. As a nice suvinour, you can take away to your home. You shouldn’t leave Pamukkale Tour without having a healing dip in the sacred fountain of Cleopatra’s pool.

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, but these days has now been blocked off to prevent divers from disappearing into its hidden depths. With temperatures of 35C, you can bathe in the natural thermal mud and waters and enjoy the water's curative effects (both medicinal and beauty), which had previously benefited the ancient Greek and Roman peoples for centuries.

With its Thermo mineral and magnesium, calcium, carbon dioxide, sulfide, and bicarbonate, this curative water suits 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 are also fascinating and well worth the visit. After taking a walk along the terraces we will take a short walk to Hierapolis City, which is 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.

The proximity of the hot springs and vapor-emitting cracks was believed to 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 ornately sculptured statues, columns, and arches, amongst other decretive elements. During Pamukkale Day Tour, you will have 2 hours of free break to rest, take in the views and refreshments from the onsite cafeteria.

You can use the provided Pamukkale Map and Hierapolis Map to visit other nearby sites in your allotted free time. After Pamukkale and Hierapolis, we will drive to Aphrodisias and have a local lunch. After lunch, visit the Aphrodisias.

I hope to see you again! Aphrodisias and Pamukkale tour will finish at around 17:00, and then you will be transferred to Cardak Denizli Airport.

17:00 End of the Pamukkale Day Tour.
17:00 Depart from Pamukkale to Denizli Airport.
19:30 Flight from Denizli to Istanbul.
20:30 Arrive in Istanbul. Transfer back to your hotel in Istanbul.

What's Includes:

  • 1 Night 3-4*+ Hotel Accommodation (Ilayda Hotel or Similar Hotels)
  • 1 Breakfast
  • English Speaking Guide
  • All Entrance Fees
  • A/C Vehicle
  • Taxe
  • Parking Fees

What's Excluded

  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips to Guide and Driver
  • The Cleopatra’s Pool
  • Lunch, Dinner, and Drinks

PS: If you wish, you can do an Extention, or you may request bus tickets or transfer service to Pamukkale, Cesme, Canakkale, Gocek, Fethiye, or Istanbul.

*Private two days Ephesus and Pamukkale Package Turkey Tour run daily and is available all year round.

*Also, documents with details and confirmations will be e-mailed after booking.

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