4 Days Pamukkale Ephesus Izmir Alacati Cesme Chios

4 Days Pamukkale Ephesus Izmir Alacati Cesme Chios


4 Days




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Izmir St.Polycarp Church, Agora, Sardes Ancient city, Pamukkale Hierapolis, Cleopatra Pool, Ephesus ruins, The House of Virgin Mary and The Temple of Artemis (Diana), Alasehir (Philadelphia), Akhisar (Thyatira), Bergama (Pergamon) and Laodicea


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€ 268 Per Person

4 Days Pamukkale Ephesus Izmir Alacati Cesme Chios

"Pamukkale translates to 'Cotton Castle'... 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. Once we arrive here, it is easy to see why. Pamukkale is like an alien landscape."

  • Pick up From Denizli cardak Airport or Denizli Hotels
  • Drive to Hierapolis, It takes about 50 minutes
  • 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
  • Open Buffet Local Lunch
  • Drive to Red Spring
  • Drive to Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi
  • Pick up From Kusadasi or Selcuk Hotels
  • Drive to Ephesus, It takes about 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
    • Relief of Medicine
    • The Monument of Memmius
    • Relief of Niki
    • The Fountain of Trajan
    • Relief of Hermes
    • Hercules Gate
    • Relief of Pharmacy
    • Scholastica Bath
    • Terrace Houses
    • The Temple of Hadrian
    • Marble Street
    • The Public Toilet
    • Brothel
    • The Library of Celcius
    • Foot Print
    • The Commercial Agora
    • Grand Theatre,
    • Arcadian Street
    • Virgin Mary Church (Church of Council)
    • Vedius Gymnasium
    • The Stadium
  • Pick up From Hotel
  • Agora of Izmir
  • Konak Square
  • Clock Tower
  • Dario Moreno Street
  • Asansor (Elevator)
  • Kadifekale (Velvet Castle)
  • Kemeralti Bazaar
  • Havra Street (Synagogues Street)
  • Kizlargasi Inn
  • Kemeralti Bazaar
  • Kordon
  • Republic Square
  • Drive to Alacati or Cesme
  • Overnight in Cesme
  • Cesme Castle
  • Agios Haralambos Church
  • Ilica Beach
  • The city of Erythrai
  • Alacati
  • Church of the Virgin Mary (Ayios Konstantinos)
  • After the tour, we will drive to Izmir airport or Ferry to Chios


"Pamukkale translates to 'Cotton Castle'... This natural phenomenon, designated a UNESCO Heritage site in 1988, with spectacular white calcium cliffs and beautiful turquoise blue pools, is a sight to behold. Once you get here, it is easy to see why. Pamukkale is like an alien landscape. The journey from Denizli airport to Pamukkale is 66 km/41 miles one way and will take around 50 minutes. You will be picked up from your Hotel or Denizli Cardak Airport. Then drive to Pamukkale; during your journey, your local tour guide will give you lots of information about Pamukkale and Hierapolis. Your local tour guide will also hand you your Pamukkale, Hierapolis, and Turkey Maps to keep throughout your tour.

White Terraces -Calcium Travertines-Cleopatra Pool-Overnight in Kusadasi

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 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. Remember your towel! Do not worry; if you do not have a bathing suit or towel, you can buy a Turkish Towel, Do not Forget it is a Cotton principal crop. As a nice suvinour, you can take it away to your home.

Cleopatra’s Pool

It would be best if you had a healing dip in the sacred fountain of Cleopatra's Pool before leaving Pamukkale Tour. 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 a fantastic collection of striated columns and capitals, a striking reminder of 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. 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 they are also fascinating and worth the visit. After walking 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, was 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. After the local lunch, we will drive to Red Spring. It will take about 7 minutes.

Red Spring (Karahayit)

Karahayit (Red Spring) heals its visitors with the famous red water. Your guide will explain in detail the properties, benefits, and diseases of the waters in the hot springs. You can extend your tour and stay in the spa hotels here. Red Water emerges from its source at 60 ºC with its distinctive red color in different seasons of each year. In addition to the thermal water, whose temperature values are constantly the same, it produces thermal mud. Red Water contains very rich minerals, so it is a unique source of healing. Green, white and red-colored travertine layers have been formed due to the mineral oxides in this hot water. The carbon dioxide rate in Red Water is also very low. Karahayit has travertines just like Pamukkale Travertines.

However, don't expect a cotton-white look here. You will see red travertines here with the effect of red water. Of course, there is no unique view like Pamukkale, but a different view awaits you. The most important feature of red water is that it contains hypotonic and hypothermal mineral waters. It is known that it is good for circulatory system disorders in humans, and this information has been proven as a result of research. It is generally known to benefit blood pressure, diabetes, brain, gall bladder, heart, asthma, and liver diseases.
After the Pamukkale day trip, we will drive to Kusadasi.

After Pamukkale, we will continue to Kusadasi. It will take about 3 hrs, It is 183 km /114 miles). 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 of the window as you can see some of the most beautiful scenery along the way so keep your eyes on high mountains and highlanders on the route. Overnight in Kusadasi.

After breakfast, we will drive to Kusadasi. It will take about 20 minutes. Our first stop will be the house of The Virgin Mary.

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 course, lets’ not forget the awe-inspiring 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 fabulous 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 to Cesme. Overnight and in Cesme.

Christianity was born in the Holy Land, but it became a world religion in the Land of Asia Minor (today's Turkey). Izmir is one of the Seven Churches of Revelation mentioned in the Bible as "the suffering church" (Rv 2:8-11). At the same time where Saint Polycarp was martyred. Our first stop will be Ancient Agora, or Marketplace, built in the 4th century BCE by Alexander, destroyed by an earthquake in 178 CE, and rebuilt by Emperor Marcus Aurelius soon after.

Izmir Castle offer a thrilling panorama of the bay. Above the city is the most enduring of Alexander’s legacies, the Kadifekale Castle, originally built in the 4th century BCE. Konak Square, Clock Tower, and Kemeralti bazaar. The tour will finish at around 17:00 and then you will be transferred to Alacati or Cesme to Overnight.

After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel and drive to the Cesme city center. Our first stop is Cesme Castle, built in 1508 by the Ottoman Sultan II. It was made during the Bayezid period. There are six bastions on three sides of the Castle, which is rectangular. Events such as Cesme International Music Festival and Cesme Festival are held in the Castle. UNESCO included the Castle on the World Heritage Tentative List in 2020.

The next stop is Agios Haralambos Church, as its name suggests, a building built in the name of St. Haralambos in the center; this building was restored after being in ruins for years and taking its current form. Fener-Greek Patriarch Bartholomew conducts the ritual in memory of the birth year of St. Haralambos.
The Next stop is Ilica Beach; it is trendy and 3 kilometers long; you can swim in spring and autumn. As a result of its proximity to familiar spring waters, the sea water is highly mineralized and warm. It is even said to be medicinal for this reason. 

The city of Erythrai is one of the exceptional places in Izmir and deserves critical praise for its natural beauty and is a historical place. Visiting the ancient town of Erythrai requires some conditioning. The view you will see when you reach the peak will be worth your exhaustion. Getting lost in the sounds of seagulls flying above you is the plus of our trip. Cesme peninsula opens to the South Aegean. The sailboats and boats it hosts can take the route Seferihisar, Samos, Furni, Ikaria, Patmos, Arki, Lipsi, and Leros by taking the base here. You can travel to Chios on a journey that takes about 45 minutes. After the lunch break, drive to Alacati.
Alacati, one of Turkey's most popular summer destinations for the last ten years, is a fairy tale world with cobblestone streets, stone buildings with bay windows, bougainvillea, geraniums, and jasmines that surround every corner.

Pazaryeri Mosque and Church of the Virgin Mary (Ayios Konstantinos). An Orthodox church was built in 1832. When it was converted into a mosque in the 1920s, the frescoes inside were covered with paint and thus very well preserved. Today you will see it restored and unearthed. The skull (pirate emblem) in the center of his iconostasis, painted by a Renaissance-trained painter, is the most exciting element. Apart from this, the excellent quality of the frescoes about the prophets of the Torah and the life of Jesus and Mary draws attention. The evening is the end of our tour; if you wish, you can pass to the nearest Greek island Chios by Ferry. We may drop you at the harbor of Cesme. Or we may drop you at Izmir airport.

Note: After the tour, you may add an extra overnight to your program. You may visit Daily to Greek islands. Or drive back to Izmir airport or transfer to other cities such as Bodrum, Foca, Ayvalik, Kusadasi, Assos, Marmaris, Gocek, or Fethiye.

* 4-Day Short Turkey Tour from Pamukkale and is available all year round.
* The documents with details and confirmations will be e-mailed after pre-booking.

What’s Included?

  • Pick-up from Antalya
  • Transportation by a comfortable AC, nonsmoking Luxurious Car/Van
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Parking fees
  • Local taxes and service charges
  • Highway price
  • Drop-off to your Hotel

What’s Not Included?

  • 4 Nights Accommodation
  • Entry fees to the sites and museums
  • Ferry Tickets and tax
  • Lunch and Drinks
  • On personal expenses
  • Tips to Guide and Driver
  • Swimming in Cleopatra’s pool

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