4 Days Mediterranean Pearl Turkey Tour From Denizli

4 Days Mediterranean Pearl Turkey Tour From Denizli


4 Days





Pickup Point:



Aphrodisias, Termesos, Kemer, Phasalis, Cirali, Demre, Kekova, Antalya, Perge, Aspendos, Side


Regular Price:

€ ----- Per Person

4 Days Mediterranean Pearl Turkey Tour From Denizli

On this tour, you will discover Turkey's unspoiled nature, mountains, wildlife, turquoise beaches, clear streams, and waterfalls, the Taurus Mountains stretching from Pamukkale to Antalya, and the world's most beautiful ancient Greek and Roman cities around Antalya. After visiting the city of Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty, you will love the view of Termessos, which resembles an eagle's nest. You will also be amazed by the size of the Aspendos theater and its excellent preservation, as well as the aqueducts that bring water to the city.

Walking around the streets of Perge, visited by St. Paul, will awaken many different emotions in you. You won't get enough of Antalya's historical center, which stands out from the depths of history, its hundreds of shops, the Mountain of Touros, and the sea view. Either commemorating the gods in Olympos, the flames illuminating the night will add a different beauty. After greeting St. Nicholas, who was on the blue cruise in Kekova, I believe you will never forget this tour. You will not want to go back to your country.

  • Drive to Aphrodisias, It takes about 1.30 hrs
  • Aphrodisias Archaeological Museum
  • Aphrodisias Anceint City
    • The Ancient Stadium
    • The Temple of Aphrodite
    • Tetrapylon (Monumental Gate)
    • Hadrian Bath
    • Odeon
    • Bishop’s Palace
    • Agora
    • Grand Theatre
    • The House of Archeologist Kenan Erim
  • After the local lunch. Drive to Termesso Ancient City
  • Termessos Ancient ruins
    • Hellenistic Period City Walls
    • The monumental gate of the temple
    • Lower City Walls
    • Termessos the water source
    • Gymnasium
    • Columned Street and the channels
    • Agora
    • Stoa
    • Theater
    • The Parliament Building
    • Cisterns
    • Glorious villa, which is called as “the Home of the Founder”
    • The Tomb of Alcetas
  • Arrival to Antalya. Overnight in Antalya
  • Full-Day Antalya City Tour -Cirali-Overnight in Cirali
  • Antalya Archaeological Museum
  • The Statue of Ataturk
  • Tophane Park
  • Yivli Minaret
  • The clock tower of Antalya
  • The Hadrian Gate (Uc kapilar)
  • The old town of Antalya (Kaleici)
  • The old Marina of Antalya
  • Karaoglan Park
  • Hidirlik Tower
  • Drive to Cirali for Overnight
  • After the dinner, drive to Cirali
  • Free time at Cirali
  • Drive back to Cirali hotel
  • Drive to Saint Nicholas church; it takes about 30 minutes
  • Visit St. Nicholas Church and his Tomb
  • Myra Ancient Ruins
  • Kekova Boat Trip
  • Drive to Phasalis
  • Visit Phasalis Ancient Site
    • Aquaducts
    • Harbour
    • Roman baths
    • Shops
    • Theatre
    • Hadrian Gate
    • Agora
    • Military Harbour
  • Overnight in Antalya
  • Perge-Aspendos-Side Tour- Transfer to Antalya Airport
  • Drive only 20 minutes to Perge Ancient City
  • Visit Perge Ancient Site
    • Theater
    • Stadium
    • Roman Gate
    • Roman Bath
    • Hellenistic Gate (Oval Courtyard and round tower)
    • Main City Gate
    • West City Gate
    • East City Gate
    • Adriatic Period Jewelry Arch
    • Demetrius-Apollonius Jewelry Arch
    • The Macellum/Agora
    • Nymphaeum
    • Tetraconchh (4 Shells-Churches)
    • Propylon (Gateway)
    • South Bath
    • North-South Colummed Street
    • Acropolis of The City
    • Necropolis of the city
  • Drive to Aspendos Theater and Aspendos Aquaducts
    • Aspendos Theater
    • Aspendos Aquaducts
    • Basilica
    • Euromedon Bridge
  • After lunch break, we will drive to Side.
    • Side Amphitheater
    • The Temple of Apollo
    • Free time at Leisure in Side
    • Manavgat Waterfall
  • Drive back to Antalya-Drop off Antalya airport or Hotel

You will be picked up from your Hotel at Denizli or Pamukkale. Then drive to Aphrodisias, The journey from Denizli to Aphrodisias is 96 km/60 miles one way and will take around 1 hour 20 minutes.

Aphrodisias Archaeological Site

The ruins of Aphrodisias are definitely off-beaten tourist tracks. It is well preserved Greek/Roman city where a number of archeological excavations are still in progress. Since the site is pretty away from well-known routes.  It is easy to imagine the grandeur of the city in the past. Sebastion is the most interesting spot and most sought as there is nothing like Sebastion in other ancient cities.

The Temple of Aphrodite, now only a few columns, the stadium (as well as the theater), and especially the 170-meter-long swimming pool with some of the columns and buildings once three stories high that lined both sides and the Tetrapylon, probably the most famous image of Aphrodisias at the head of what was the main street towards the Temple of Aphrodite. The museum is also well worth a visit. One room maybe 50 meters long lined with dozens of carved sculptures and panels depicting stories from Greek mythology with very informative descriptions alongside is especially interesting.

Aphrodisias Archaeological Museum

The museum, where sculptures from the excavations in the Aphrodisias Ancient City belonging to the Roman Empire period, which is on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List, are exhibited, takes its visitors on a journey in history and takes them 2,500 years ago. It is noteworthy that the elements of women, family, and mythology, called the "Aphrodisias school", were engraved on 300 sculptures, 80 of which were 3D relief sculptures made by the students of the sculpture school of the period.

Relief sculptures, which preserve their originality, were placed in a specially made corridor inside the museum, as they faced the street in front of the Sebasteion Temple in the city’s center at the time they were made. An atmosphere of that day When we examine the sculptures in detail, more mythological scenes are described in marble, where the human anatomy is reflected very well. It offers us sections from the lives of the emperors of that period. We see the victories of the emperors reflected in the reliefs. We will have a local lunch by Aphrodisias; after lunch, we will drive to Finike. On the way visit, Teressos Ancient City. 236 km Termesos.

Termessos Ancient City

Termessos is the best preserved ancient city in Turkey. It is located on the Korkuteli road, 30 kilometers northwest of Antalya. It was built, on a natural platform southwest of Gulluk Mountain, at an average altitude of 1,150 meters above sea level. It is hidden among many wild plants and bordered by dense pine forests. Termessos, with its peaceful and untouched appearance, has a different and impressive atmosphere than other ancient cities. Due to its natural and historical riches, the city; has been included in the national park that bears its name. It is also among the rumors that Alexander, who could not take Termessos, said, "Let him stay; I have a long way to go; I cannot lose my army in front of this eagle's nest."

Considering it will take 45 minutes to climb up, you should wear comfortable shoes. The ruins, are intertwined with nature compared to other ancient cities in the region. The most influential and still standing one here is the Amphitheater with its splendor and the beauty of Antalya and the Mediterranean view over the high mountains from this theater. It must be the most impressive thing in the world: Theatre, cisterns, the hero Alcetas tomb, the southern cemetery, the gymnasium, the temple of Zeus and Athena, and the agora. Arrival to Antalya, Overnight in Antalya.

Antalya Museum was deemed worthy of the "Council of Europe Special Award" in 1988. Artifacts from many ancient cities such as Perge, Aspendos, Side Thermossos, Selge, and Patara, are on display. Before you visit the Ancient Cities, you should visit the Antalya Archeology Museum and see the original state of the sculptures. The first part consists of the exhibition of sculptures brought from ancient cities.

There are statues of gods (such as Athena, Aphrodite, Artemis, and Hermes) arranged around Zeus, the god of gods, and statues of Egyptian gods (such as Isis and Serapis) opposite them. All of them were; found during the Perge excavations. In the 2nd century AD. The second part exhibits the items used since the first ages, such as jewelry.

"Today, Antalya Museum consists of 14 exhibition halls, open-air galleries where sculptures and various works; are exhibited, and a garden on an area of ​​30,000 square meters. You can see 10,000 years old artifacts. An important part of the three ancient cultural regions Lycia, Pamphylia, and Pisidia, located within the borders of Antalya Region, one of the richest corners of Anatolian lands, has witnessed the history of humanity without interruption, constitutes the area of ​​responsibility of the Antalya Museum."

From Antalya Museum we will drive Ataturk Staute, You will come across this place on your way to Antalya port, to the keeper. There is a statue of Ataturk in the square. Ceremonies, wreath laying, and official ceremonies; are held here. A significant monument in the Republic Square, built as a national ascension monument, is surrounded by beautifully landscaped, young male and female figures standing next to Ataturk on a rear-mounted horse. Then we walk to Yivli Minaret, is one of the first Islamic structures in Antalya. It is a 13th-century Seljuk work.

The height of the Yivli Minaret is 38 meters and can be reached; by 90 stairs. The body part; is made of brick and turquoise-colored tiles. It is an eight-fluted minaret. Part of the Yivli Minaret, decorated with brick and turquoise tiles. It was named Yivli Minaret because of its grooves. The next building is The Clock Tower, built in the early 1900s on the pentagonal bastion built in the 2nd century at the Kale Gate, is the main entrance gate of Historical Kaleici. Then we walk to Hadrian Gate. The Hadrian Gate, It is in the heart of the city. It was built during the reign of Emperor Hadrianus in 130 AD due to his arrival in Antalya.

It is a rare historical artifact that has remained intact since 130 AD. In those years, it is also known as the "three gates" due to the 3 door openings with round arches on the walls surrounding the ancient port. Although not many remains of the old port walls, Hadrian's gate is standing tall despite the years. Very exquisite artistry and durability. It is the first place you should see in Antalya.The lighting at night is excellent. Old Town of Antalya, The old town is the streets leading down to the port of Antalya.

Kaleici is magnificent with its streets opening to the sea. It is really beautiful, you can spend the whole day here, we recommend it to those who want to get lost in the old narrow streets of Kaleici, adorned with bougainvillea, in the castle walls, and take beautiful photos. Here is what you look for; a small and very clean beach, famous side streets with bars, restaurants, discos, boutique hotels, shops and taverns, Antalya Marina, When you go down to the sea from Antalya Marina, Antalya Castle, there are restaurants, cafes, and historical places, you can go down on foot.

There is an elevator from the square, you can go down by elevator. When the sea is calm and the sunset and sunrise are wonderful, you can go on a yacht cruise. Take lots of photos and selfies. This is a place you will definitely see. Karaalioglu Park is one of the first places that comes to mind when Antalya city center; it is mentioned when the Taurus Mountains (Beydaglari) and Antalya Bay are laid underfoot in all their splendor. Located on the rocks: it was established in an area of ​​140 thousand square meters. Fifty-four bird species live in the covered park, With flowers, trees, and plant species that reflect the flora of Antalya.

In addition to the species such as the 'Green Parrot,' which is under protection, it is possible to come across species such as the Bush Nightingale, Bee Bird, Isaac Birds, and Small Pigeons. You can watch Konyaalti Beach and the cliffs from the viewing terraces and explore Kaleici Streets by heading towards the Hidirlik Tower from the continuation of the park. You can have a pleasant break in the tea gardens in the park.

Karaalioglu Park, which offers the opportunity to experience many breathtaking beauties of Antalya due to its location, is an escape point within the city, away from the city, where the people of Antalya breathe with its ease of transportation and uniqueness. Spacious walking areas among nature and greenery.

Hidirlik Tower, Located by the sea in Antalya Kaleici region, Hidirlik Tower was built in the 1st A.D. The tower is said to be an Etruscan tomb. It said that the lower part; was created as a burial chamber, and the upper part was built for defense purposes at different times during the Roman period. Adding a historical texture to the liveliness of Kaleici in the evening hours in Antalya, which is the most preferred city in summer, HidirlikTower creates a magnificent ambiance with its incredible lighting. End of the Antalya old town tour. We will drive to Cirali for overnight.

After the dinner, drive to Cirali, The Turkish name for Olympus is Yanartas, 'burning stone.' This refers to a natural phenomenon known in antiquity as the Chimaera on the mountainside to the N of the city. On a slope c 250m above sea level, perpetual flames flicker and burn in a grey, rocky area. Probably produced by methane gas, they can not be extinguished with water. A flame will disappear for a few minutes if covered with soil, only to rekindle itself close by. At night the mysterious lights are visible far out to sea. It is not surprising that the ancients believed this phenomenon to be of supernatural origin.

They called it the Chimaera after the fire-breathing beast that, according to legend, terrorized ancient Lycia. This composite creature had a lion's head and front, a goat's middle, and a snake at the back. Bellerophon; was tasked with killing it by lobates, king of Lycia. He dropped lead into its mouth. These melted and choked it. Hephaestus, the god of fire, was worshipped at Olympos, and his shrine's ruins; may be seen nearby. The site of the flame was linked to the city by a paved Roman road. Then drive to hotel in Cirali.

After breakfast, depart to Demre; we will visit the tomb of St. Nicholas and his church. St. Nicholas of Patara was a bishop here for a long time and lived in Myra in the 3rd century AD, one of the largest cities and capital of Lycia. The city of Myra, where the Church of St. Nicholas is located, became the capital of Lycia in the 5th century AD. Myra maintained its position as the capital city of the Lycian region from the 5th century to the end of the 14th century since it was where the famous saint of Orthodox Christians, Nikolaos was a bishop, died here, and his tomb was found here.

The renowned saint of the Christian world, Nicholas, was born in Patara and lived there until he became the bishop of Myra (Demre). Many stories about the life of Nicholas have survived. As Santa Claus, he distributed gifts to the children who became famous for the miracles he performed throughout his life. He became the patron saint of New York and Moskov with the name of Santa Klaus. He integrated with other reindeer legends in the Vikings and reached today's sleigh-riding Santa Claus type. In the 11th century, the Byzantine king and his wife showed particular interest and restored the destroyed church. And It was once fixed.

Then we will drive to Myra, just a few km to Demre. Myra Ancient City is not large but has quite beautiful craftsmanship. Ancient theater original. The theater has a capacity of 10 thousand people. Photography lovers will love this city. The Ancient City of Myra carried out the sea transportation and trade of the region. It has a history dating back to V. BC. Capital of Lycia. Demre is especially famous for its Lycian Period rock tombs, which are the most remarkable structure. They carved designs similar to the houses of the living people into the rocks for the dead: Roman theater Period and Byzantine Period St. Nicholas Church (Santa Claus).

Then we will drive to Ucagiz, For The Boat Trip to the Kekova Sunken City Tour. Because the boat tours are called Kekova Tour, the region that includes Ucagiz, Kalekoy, and Kekova Island is called Kekova.  Kekova Island, which is a small and rocky island, is known as the Sunken City due to the city's ruins on its shores and under the sea. Swimming and anchoring are prohibited. While passing by boat, it is priceless to see the ruins of the Lycian port city of 2000 years ago.

While visiting this place and watching the bottom of the sea, it is a beautiful feeling to know that it was once a city; you can see the stairs, roofs, structures, coffins, and doors on the surface, some under the water, and the visible stairs, potteries, and amphoras. It is lovely to swim alone or with your Family in unique bays. The magnificent scenery and the endless blue around you are priceless. You are resting in peace by passing through the underwater city.

Then we will drive to Antalya for overnight but on the way we will stop to Phasalis Ancient ruins. Phaselis is in the Olympos region. It is by the sea and is the only city in history that gave a golden crown to Alexander the Great. Phaselis city theater, bath, temple, Hadrian's gate, and aqueducts, It is well preserved with its three harbors and a magnificent natural beach. A magnificent treasure from the depths of history, ancient city ruins and beaches are magnificent.

The great integration of history and the sea, the general cleanliness, and the extraordinary nature of the region are like a painting. The cleanness and clarity of the water will conquer your heart, with its windless blue water stretching out to other bays like a sheet. Overnight in Antalya.

After breakfast, we will drive to the extensive remains of ancient Perge (16km from Antalya), Perge (Greek: Πέργη Perge) is an ancient city that was once the capital of the Pamphylia Region. It is thought that the acropolis in the city; was founded during the Bronze Age. During the Hellenistic period, the town was considered; among the wealthiest and most beautiful cities in the old world. It is also the hometown of the Greek mathematician Apollonius of Perga. It is easy to imagine what life must have been like in this prosperous town of over 100,000 inhabitants.

Greek heroes supposedly founded the city after the Trojan War. Still, it did not earn its place in history until it sided with the omnipotent boy wonder Alexander the Great. The stadium, which seated a crowd of 12,000, has a wall at the far end meant to protect spectators during the wild beast fights that took place here. Against the opposite hill, an impressive theater features finely rendered reliefs of Dionysus. Entering the Roman gate, you'll see a large agora (marketplace) to your right. Up ahead, two imposing Hellenistic towers mark the beginning of the long colonnaded avenue leading to the nymphaeum.

In ancient times, water flowed from here into a fountain that flowed the length of the street. Don't miss the remains of the public baths to your left. After that drive to Aspendos Theater: The Aspendos theater is the only one of all the ancient theaters that have survived completely. The theater is at the top of the UNESCO list in Turkey. Aspendos is the third largest city of Pamphylia after Antalya-Perge. The population is around 30,000. It was founded in 800 BC. Aspendos Theater; is located on the region's slope of a small hill.

The building; was designed by Zenon and dedicated to the gods and emperors of the period. This magnificent theater, which draws attention with its splendid acoustics, has a capacity of 15-20 thousand people. The most famous structure of the ancient city, where many of its construction have survived, the ancient theater with a capacity of 12 thousand, is among the oldest examples of the stages that have survived to the present day. Aspendos Ancient City, which is visited by many local and foreign tourists annually, also hosts events such as theater and concerts.

Agora, basilica, monumental fountain, parliament building, a monumental arch, Hellenistic temple around the street, and theater are other must-see structures in the ancient city.

The most critical remains after the theater in the ancient Aspendos ancient city are the aqueducts. The length of these aqueducts, which bring water to the town from the mountains in the north, is 1 km. The building, most of which is still standing today, reveals the engineering skills of its age.

After the local lunch break, we will drive to Side; on the way is a photo break at Seljuk’s Bridge, next to the ancient city of Aspendos, which is a Roman period work. Later, like many other works, it was destroyed in the earthquake. During the reign of Aladdin Keykubat, the Seljuks built a 220 mt bridge on the bridge piers. However, about 20 years ago, the Koprucay-Belkis Bridge completely renovated, keeping its shape.

Side's History, It dates back to the 7th century B.C. Side was founded by the Kymers living in Western Anatolia. The ancient city was the most important port city of Pamphylia at that time. The ancient theatre, the temple of Apollo, the city gate, the bath, the walls, the port, the necropolis, the agora and the Vespasianus fountain are the important historical structures of the city. With a capacity of approximately 15,000 people, the ancient theater is a complete work of art. Side amphitheater is in the top 10 again with Aspendos-Perge-Patara-Efes-Milet. Among the ancient cities such as Perge-Ephesus-Kbyra-Milet-Nysa-Patara, Turkey is among the top 10.

After completing to Side tour, we will drive back to Antalya. On the way we will stop at Manavgat Waterfall.  After resting and cooling down with the unique nature view and the sound of the waterfall that takes your eyes and makes your ears and soul a therapy, you will be dropped off at the Antalya hotel or Antalya airport.

PS: If you wish, you can do an Extention, you may stay a few days more in Antalya.  Or you can add the Cappadocia tour to your program.

* Private 4 days Short Turkey Tour runs every day and is available all year round.
* The documents with details and confirmations will be e-mailed to you after your 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 Myra-Demre where civilizations lived to make your visit unforgettable.

What’s Included?

  • Pick-up from Denizli -Pamukkale Hotels
  • Transportation by a comfortable AC nonsmoking Luxurious Car/Van
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Entry fees to the sites and museums
  • Parking fees
  • Local taxes and service charges
  • Highway price
  • Drop-off to your Hotel

What’s Not Included?

  • Lunch and Drinks
  • On personal expenses
  • Tips to Guide and Driver

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