3 Days Ionian Coastline Group Tour (Ephesus+Pamukkale+P.M.D)

3 Days Ionian Coastline Group Tour (Ephesus+Pamukkale+P.M.D)


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Pamukkale Hierapolis, Cleopatra Pool, Ephesus ruins, The House of the Virgin Mary and The Temple of Artemis (Diana), Priene, Miletus ancient ruins, and The temple of Apollo in Didyma

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3 Days Ionian Coastline Group Tour (Ephesus+Pamukkale+P.M.D)

3 Days Ionian Coastline Group Tour; New to traveling to Turkey and confused about where to go, what to see and do? Looking for budget group tours or Private tours? Then look no further as we have all of your answers right here. While visiting Turkey you must take full advantage of all the wonderful tours whether it be part of a small group or as a private tour is available so you can get a real feel for such a beautiful country and go back home feeling like a local. Taking part in one of our one-day short Turkey tours you will get to delve into the history/culture / and true life within Turkey, especially by choosing the region of the Aegean coastline.

In this 3-day Short Turkey tour, you will see the best archaeological sites of Turkey, one of them being Pamukkale. Pamukkale (cotton castle) might be famous as this natural formation is amazing, however, visiting this museum will certainly recommend and value-added to your tour and visit as you will find another world of Hierapolis which was brilliant. Swim in Cleopatra Pool and calcium Terraces. Your time spent in Pamukkale will surely be a day to remember!

The next day visits Ephesus Ruins and the area. Ephesus is one the most famous ruins of Turkey, as a Travel Through Time. The Temple of Artemis, The House of the Virgin Mary, St. John Basilica, and Ephesus ruins will leave you enthralled. Also on this tour, you will visit the Ionian cities, temples, and coastlines of Ancient Ionia. The three are easy to combine into one trip and it is an excellent excursion. Priene, Miletus & Didyma on a tour from Kusadasi. The gigantic Temple of Apollo at Didyma (Didim in Turkish) was among the most famous oracles in the ancient world, equal in importance to the oracular temple at Delphi in Greece.

Day 1: Pamukkale and Hierapolis - Overnight in Kusadasi

  • Pick up From Izmir Hotels
  • Drive to Pamukkale, It takes about 3.30 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)
  • Overnight and dinner in thermal hotels in Pmaukkale

Day 2: Ephesus Ruins - Overnight in Kusadasi

  • 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
    • The Fountain of Trajan
    • Scholastica Bath
    • Terrace Houses
    • The Temple of Hadrian
    • Foot Print
    • The Public Toilet
    • Hercules Gate
    • The Library of Celcius
    • Brothel
    • The Commercial Agora
    • Marble Street
    • Grand Theatre
    • Arcadian Street
    • Virgin Mary Church (Church of Council)
    • Vedius Gymnasium
    • The Stadium
  • After the Ephesus tour, Overnight and Dinner in Kusadasi

Day 3: Priene - Miletos, and Didyma - Transfer to Bodrum

  • Drive to Priene Ancient City
    • Grand Theatre
    • Temple of Athena
    • Odeon
    • Temple of Zeus
    • Agora
    • Hellenistic synagogue
    • Stoa
    • Gymnasium
    • Stadium
  • Then drive to Miletos Ancient city
    • Grand Thetare of Miletos
    • Faustina Bath
    • Caravanserai
    • Ilyas Bey mosque
  • Then drive Didyma for lunch and The Temple of Apollo
    • The Temple of Apollo
    • Temple Stadium
    • Sanctuary Wells

Note: If you wish, you can extend your tour, or if you request transfer service from us to other cities such as Bodrum, Alacati, Cesme, Denizli, Konya, Cappadocia, Antalya, Marmaris, Gocek, Fethiye, Pergamon, Troy, and Istanbul.

* 3 days Ionian Coastline Group Tour runs every day and is available all year round. Also, documents with details and confirmations will be e-mailed to you after your booking.

3 Days Ionian Coastline Group Tour; Pamukkale or "Cotton Castle" when translated has been drawing tourists from all around the world 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 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 are 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 are not particularly deep, you can get fully submerged if you want, do not forget your towel! Do not worry! If you do not have a bathing suit or towel, you can buy a Turkish Towel, do not Forget is a Cotton 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, 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 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.

Hierapolis City

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 which is 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 amongst other decretive elements.

During Pamukkale Day Tour, you will have one hour of free break time to rest, take in the views, and of course, take some 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. Tour of Pamukkale will finish at around 17:00 and then you will be transferred to Kusadasi. The journey from Pamukkale to Ephesus is 179 km/111 miles one way and will take around 2.30 hours but there shall be stop-off breaks.

The dinner and Overnight in Kusadasi.

After Early breakfast, depart to Ephesus archaeological area. Our first stop will be the House of the Virgin Mary.

The House of Virgin Mary

We will pass through the verdant and picturesque countryside before arriving at our first stop which is 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 combined with the biblical statement that Jesus consigned her to John's care (John 19:26-27).

Ephesus Ancient Ruin

After The House of Virgin Mary, we will then head on to the next destination which will be 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 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 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 enable 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, its wealth, and the tension that existed between the Romans and Christians that settled in the area over the centuries.

Then We will drive to Kusadasi. Overnight and dinner in Kusadasi.

Priene Ancient Ruin

After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel, and we will drive to Priene. Priene enjoys a commanding position just below Mt Mykale, giving it a real natural grandeur. This Greco-Roman site is delightful to explore, with pine trees providing shade while its isolated location deters the crowds.

Like Ephesus, Priene was once a sophisticated port city with two harbors. But all that went pear-shaped when the changing course of the Meander River silted them both up. Today it's very peaceful, its elevated position giving stunning vistas across patchwork fields.

Priene was important by 300 BC (when the League of Ionian Cities held congresses and festivals here. On a high bluff backed by a stark mountain and overlooking what was once the sea stands the ruined Temple of Athena Polias, dating from the 4th century BC. Priene's biggest and most influential structure was designed by Pytheos of Priene, who also designed the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus (now Bodrum).

Theatre of Priene (capacity 6500) is among the best-preserved Hellenistic theatres anywhere.

Nearby lie the ruins of a Byzantine basilica from the 5th century AD (note the fine stone pulpit and steps to the apse) and Roman Baths. Also see the nearby bouleuterion (city hall). To the west are remains of private houses a Hellenistic synagogue; to the south are the gymnasium, stadium, and agora.

Miletus Ancient City

After Priene, we have a short drive to Miletus. Miletus (Miletos), the capital of civilization, culture, art, and science, is one of the most important cities in human history with its 3,500-year history. It is the home of people who question and observe nature and try to understand it by thinking, which is accepted as the basis of positive science.

Miletus, also known as the "city of philosophers", raised many historical figures such as the philosophers Thales, Anaximander, and Anaximenes and the city planner Hippodamos. Miletus, which was dominated by free thought 2,600 years ago, became a center of attraction, became the largest city of the Ionian civilization, a cosmopolitan place where people came and lived from all over the world, became the capital of civilization.

The theater of Miletus was built at the end of the 4th century BC and was significantly expanded in the 1st and 2nd centuries. The cavea section is so large that it constitutes a landmark not only in Miletus but also in the entire Menderes Plain. In the Hellenistic period, large stoas were built surrounding the South Agora.

Although the agora is hidden under lush fields today, the massive infrastructures of the stoas can be easily seen in the field, giving an idea of the size of the city center in the Hellenistic and Roman periods.

It is only 150 meters from the Miletus theater; The Roman Bath was built by the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. This bath, which was built by the Emperor in the name of his wife Faustina, was repaired in certain periods. Nusa statues found here are currently exhibited in the Istanbul Archeology Museum.

Didyma The Temple of Apollo

Didyma is a sacred space dedicated to Apollo, the God of Light, Knowledge and Enlightened Minds. In this area, which is shaped around a magnificent temple, there are small religious buildings and buildings used for daily life apart from the temple.

Hosting one of the largest temples of the ancient period, Didyma is a dazzling ruin with its 2,300-year-old monumental ruins. The Apollon Sanctuary, where ordinary people, kings and emperors consulted for thousands of years, has been a religious center that shapes history with the prophecies given by the priests here.

An unforgettable experience awaits visitors in the gigantic Temple of Apollo, whose construction continued for 500 years and was never completely finished. While walking inside the intact temple, it offers visitors the opportunity to experience the past and travel in time.

After the tour, If you wish we can make the transfer to you; either to Bodrum or drive back to Izmir.

What’s Included?

  • Pick up From Izmir Hotels
  • English-speaking tour guide during the tours
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • 2 Night Accommodation in Kusadasi (3-4 Star)
  • 2 Dinner in Kusadasi Hotels
  • 3 Local Lunch (Vegetarian lunch option available upon request).
  • Entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Local taxes and service charges

What’s Not Included?

  • Swimming fee for Cleopatra Pool
  • Personal expenses and Gratuities
  • Drinks

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