4 Days Pamukkale Ephesus Pergamon Troy Tour From Bodrum

4 Days Pamukkale Ephesus Pergamon Troy Tour From Bodrum


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Pamukkale, Ephesus, Pergamon, Troy


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4 Days Pamukkale Ephesus Pergamon Troy Tour From Bodrum

If you have chosen Bodrum this time for your holiday, then you must check out the wonderful Ephesus, Pergamon, Troy and Hierapolis Pamukkale tour that is at your fingertips. Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Turkey.

Traveling back in time to Ephesus, Visit the Temple of Artemis, The House of the Virgin Mary, and Ephesus ruins. Pamukkale is a miracle of nature and is famous for its white thermal pools. Aphrodisias is the city of the goddess of love and beauty. After the tour drives back to Bodrum or Transfer to Bodrum Airport.

  • Pick up from Bodrum Hotels
  • Laodicea Archaeological Sites
  • 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
  • Drive to Pamukkale
    • 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
  • Drive to Pamukkale Hotel
  • Ephesus Ancient Ruin
    • 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
    • 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
  • Local Lunch
  • House of Virgin Mary
  • The Ephesus Archaeological Museum
  • The Temple of Artemis (Diana)
  • Drive to Kusadasi
  • Pick up From Kusadasi Hotels
  • Pergamon Acropolis
  • The Temple of Zeus
  • Temple of Athena
  • The Library of Pergamon
  • Grand Theatre of Pergamon
  • Arsenals
  • Gymnasium
  • Red Court( Basilica)
  • Asclepion Roman medical center
  • Open Buffet Local Lunch (Drinks Extra)
  • Izmir St.Polycarp Church
  • Agora of Izmir
  • The Castle of Izmir
  • Konak Square
  • Clock Tower
  • Kemeralti Bazaar
  • Drive back to Kusadasi
  • Drive to Troja or Troy.
  • Visit The Trojan Wooden Horse
  • The Ten "Cities" of Troy
  • The Pithos Garden
  • Ancient City Troy
  • The East Wall
  • The Northeast Bastion
  • Lone Pine Australian Memorial
  • The Temple of Athena
  • The Megaron
  • Citadel Wall
  • The Fortification Wall
  • The Residence (Manor House)
  • Schliemann's Trench
  • The Palatial Residence (VI M) - Troy VI
  • The Sanctuary
  • Trojan Horse, Homer, and the Iliad
  • The Lower City
  • Ariburnu Cliffs
  • The Water Cave of Troy
  • The Bath
  • Tuz Golu (Salt Lake)
  • The Odeion and The Bouleuterion
  • The South Gate
  • Local Lunch Break at the seafront (Eat out and Help out)
  • Drive back to Bodrum or Kusadasi

Today we will pick you up from Bodrum Hotel or Bodrum Airport. And we will drive to Laodikeia. From Bodrum to Pamukkale, it will take 3 hours. You will see two ancient cities. Laodikeia (Laodikeia) Ancient City is one of the important cities for Christians. One of the first seven churches of Christianity is located in this city. The city is significant in being a Holy Pilgrimage Center for Christians. Laodicea is called "neither hot nor cold Church" in Revelation.

Excavations started here 15 years ago, and new finds are being found daily. The West Theater once again hosted a cultural and artistic event after 1690. The change experienced in the Western Theater revived using 97 percent original materials was dazzling. You will be amazed by the size of this city, the restoration work, and the church mentioned in the Bible. After the Laodikeia tour, we will drive to Pamukkale. It will take around 20 mins.

"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 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'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 particularly deep, 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 it 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 Pool's pedigree. Cleopatra's Pool has warm, clear fizzy water that bubbles from the source of the spring, but these days have 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.

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, 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. 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, 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 a selection of ornately sculptured statues, columns, and arches, amongst other decretive elements. During Pamukkale Day Tour, you will have 2 hours 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. After Pamukkale and Hierapolis, we will drive to Hotel.

You will be/can be met at your Hotel in Pamukkale. Then we will drive to Ephesus it will takes around 2.30 hours; during your journey, your local tour guide will give you lots of information about Ephesus, The House of the Virgin Mary, and The Temple of Artemis. Your local tour guide will hand you your Ephesus Map and a 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. 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, let's 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 lunch. One hour is Lunch Break. 

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 unique 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 local lunch, drive to Kusadasi or drive back to Bodrum.

Pergamon Acropolis - Asclepion - Izmir St.Polycarp Church - Agora

You will be/can be met at your Hotel in Kusadasi; You will visit two biblical cities, Pergamon and Izmir. We will drive to Pergamon; during your journey Castle Travel, is independent Turkish Local Travel Agency, will give you special Turkey, Pergamon, and Asclepion Maps as a gift so that you can understand this tour better and make your trip more conscious of keeping throughout your Pergamon tour. Also, your local tour guide will give you lots of information about Pergamon, Asclepion, Alexander The Great, the Red Basilica, and Christianity in Pergamon.

The journey from Kusadasi to Pergamon will take around 2 hours. The ruins of Pergamon cross the river in Bergama's pleasant, modern city. The deep-bedded Caicus River flowing through the town adds to Bergama's quiet charms. Pergamon's archaeological sights, towering 330 m above the city, are extensive and impressive. Its ruins, loping over more than 3000 acres, are located on two main sites.
The Acropolis, which looms above the town, and with one world's wealthiest libraries, the ruins make it one of Turkey's finest archaeological sites.

Pergamon Acropolis

Extremely worthwhile UNESCO world heritage site atop a massive hill. The vantage point is incredible. It's high, panoramic views, its establishment, and the whole city complex in itself; you will love this place because it's overlooking the entire town. The theater on the side of the hill is simply amazing. The most notable attraction is the mammoth amphitheater, capable of seating 10.000 spectators. It is the steepest theater whole Mediterranean coastline. Most of the Altar of Zeus, consisting of the remains of a marble offering table, graces the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.

The Temple was the "throne of Satan," referred to by St.John in the Book of Revelations. In ancient times, only the library in Alexandria surpassed Pergamon's, which contained more than 200.000 volumes. When the Alexandrians attempted to eclipse the Pergamon book bonanza by limiting the flow of papyrus from the Nile, Pergamon schoolers invented parchment from goat hides. The plot thıckned: when the library's Egyptian rival went up in flames. Marc Antony plundered Pergamon's shelves and presented the pilfered collection to Cleopatra.

Asclepion (Medical Center)

Under the direction of Galen, the most famous physician of the Roman Empire, Pergamon became the center of the cult of Asclepius, the Greek demi-god of healing and eponym of the Asclepion, which was both a temple and place of healing. Allegedly, no patient left here unhealed, though undoubtedly, many were rushed out the back door in the throes of death. An impressive portion of the Asclepion remains, including a marble colonnade street, a theater, a library, a natural spring, and healing rooms.

Kizil Avlu (Red Baslica)

Red Basilica, which was originally built as a second-century temple to the Egyptian God Serapis and converted into a basilica during to Byzantine Empire. Pergamon Acropolis, The Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Emperor Trojan, the Theatre, the Pergamum Library, Arsenals, Red Basilica, and the Ascleion medical center; after visiting all of them, we will drive for lunch. After lunch, drive from Pergamon to Izmir. It is 197 km/122 miles one way and will take around 1.10 hours.

Izmir- Agora and St.Polycarp Church

Izmir is one of the Seven Churches of Revelation mentioned in the Bible as "the suffering church" (Rv 2:8-11).
Our first stop will be St.Polycarp Church, It was built in 1600 in the name of St.polycarp, who was martyred at the age of 86 in Velvet Castle by the Romans in 155 because of his faith, and it is the oldest church in Izmir. The church always attracts the attention of tourists with its different architectural structure and the process it has gone through in history. Ancient Agora, Agora etymologically means city square, bazaar, marketplace.

Agora, which has commercial, judicial, religious, and political functions, is where art is concentrated, and the foundations of philosophy are laid; It is the place where stoas, monuments, altars, and statues are located.
It is the heart of traders. It dated from the Roman Period (2nd century AD) and was built on three floors. Smyrna Agora is a very impressive historical place. Columns, tombstones, and texts written on stones are very impressive. Especially the arches and the fountain on the lower floor are wonderful traces of the history of humanity. You should definitely go and see it.

After that, we will drive to Kadifekale; Kadifekale is an excellent world heritage that has survived since Alexander the Great. According to legend, Alexander, who came to Smyrna during the Eastern Campaign, fell asleep while hunting on Pagos Hill and had a dream. In his dream, he said he had to move the city to the foot of this hill. The Transport Process took place after the death of Alexander. The ruins of the castle are still standing. It is a beautiful place to watch Izmir from the top, as a panoramic view.

Konak Square and Clock Tower, Each city has its own characteristics. When Izmir is mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is the historic clock tower and Konak Square, where this work is located; the square has the feature of a center. In addition, Yalı Mosque, which draws attention with its tiles, Clock tower in the middle, Yali Mosque on one side, retired people sitting and resting in the shade of the plane tree on the other, Kemeraltı bazaar at the back, and the historical square overlooking the sea. End of the day, drives to the Hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.

After breakfast, we will drive to the Legendary City of Troy or The famous Helen of Troy. If you are familiar with Hector, Ajax, Agamemnon, Paris, Helen of Troy, Dardanelles, Hellespont, the Trojan horse, and Odysseus in Homer's Iliad, Then you must not miss visiting the legendary city of Troy. History comes alive here, and you can imagine the glory of the earlier days. The city of Ancient Troy, Turkey, was built at a strategic point on the Dardanelle Straits, which connects the Aegean Sea with the Black Sea.

Troy forms a basis for Homer's Iliad, written some 500 years after the Trojan War. Ancient Troy holds a unique position in history, literature, and archaeology. Ancient Troy or Troja in Turkish and its location has been written about by ancient Greek and Latin Authors for centuries. However, the location of ancient Troy wasn't identified until relatively recently. The site of the ancient ruins of Troy became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1998. Even better if you've just seen the Brad Pitt movie.

On this tour, you will find all your answers. After Troy sightseeing, then we will drive to Canakkale to see the Wooden Horse. Hollywood's gift horse that brings hordes back to Troy, Tourists descend on the sleepy Turkish town of Canakkale at all hours to gawp at the Hollywood star - a 12-tonne fiber-glass horse, held together with bolts, ropes, and nails, which dominates the seafront. It was a gift from Warner Brothers.
The bloody battles fought here in 1915 are still alive in Turkish and foreign memories and hold important places in the Turkish, Australian, and New Zealand national narratives. Today, the Gallipoli Peninsula battlefields are protected landscapes covered in pine forests and fringed by idyllic beaches and coves after the Troy tour we will back to Bodrum or Kusadasi.

What's Included?

  • English Speaking Guide
  • 3 Nights Accommodation
  • All Entrance Fees
  • A/C Vehicle
  • Parking Fees
  • Cable Car

What's Not Included?

  • Personal Expenses and Gratuities
  • Local Lunch and Drinks
  • Cleopatra's Pool

PS: If you wish, you can do an Extention, or you may request transfer service to Kusadasi, Denizli, Konya, Cappadocia, Antalya, Marmaris, Gocek, or Fethiye.

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