Mystical Turkey

DAY 1: CAPPADOCIA
Pick up from Kayseri – Nevsehir airport or hotels. Our first real encounter with Cappadocia almost Martian landscape is in the Dervent valley. We visit Pasabag’s “fairy chimneys”, where the voice of the wind harmonizes with songs of the fairies. From here we pause at Avanos center of terracotta art we will see how the ceramic and tiles made by hand. After lunch we visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum to see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia. We complete the tour with a visit to the Uchisar Rock-Castle, giving you a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia.

 

DAY 2: CAPPADOCIA
Depart from your hotel to visit Red valley and explore the famous rock- cut churches and hike 5 km through the Gulludere valley. Then visit Cavusin village. Old Cavusin was abandoned several decades ago due to avalanches. The current village of Cavusin is located on the road. Old Cavusin, with its rock-cut dwellings and stone houses, had several hermitages. After lunch drive to the Pigeon Valley. In the afternoon visit Kaymakli Underground City, where early Christians lived in fear and faith. The houses in the village are constructed around the nearly one hundred tunnels of the underground city, which is one of the most interesting underground settlements in Cappadocia. The underground city was originally carved out as eight floors; however four floors are available to visit. In wartime about 5000 people can refuge in. The tunnels are still used today as storage areas, stables, and cellars. On the way back visit the natural castles at Ortahisar (B, L)

DAY 3: KONYA – PAMUKKALE
Visit the Mevlana Mausoleum, the great mystic poet and Islamic spiritual leader, who founded the sect of ”Whirling Dervishes” and visit 13th century Selcuk caravanserai “Sultanhan” in Konya… Overnight in Pamukkale. Driving Distance approx. eight hours (B, L D)

DAY 4: PAMUKKALE – LEODICIA
Once known as Hierapolis which is famous with its healing thermal / mineral Baths beautiful snow-white “petrified waterfalls”. After lunch visit Hierapolis, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the main Street and Gates, the thermal Baths, Masterpiece Theater and then Laodicea ancient site is of great religious importance as it is mentioned in the Bible as one of the ‘seven churches of Asia’. Overnight stay in Kusadasi. (B, L, D)

DAY 5: EPHESUS
The tour starting with Isa Bey Mosque, then drive to an Ancient City Ephesus which is located on the west coast of Asia Minor, stroll past the celsus library, the Temple Of Hadrian and the Trajan Fountain in the Ancient Ephesus. After walking on the historical marble street to the Great Theater where St. Paul preached will meet at the end. Open buffed lunch in a local Turkish restaurant. In the afternoon will visit the carpet cooperative weaving center to see how the Turkish carpets are made by hand. At the end fashion show will be at leather outlet center Proceed to House of Mother Mary, it is believed where she spent recent years of her life. Finally proceeding to Temple Of Artemis (Diana), on the side of one of the seven wonders of ancient World. Overnight stay in Kusadasi (BLD)

DAY 6: PERGAMUM – TROY
After breakfast we start to explore the city of Pargamon in the north of the Aegean of West Anatolia with the frontiers to ancient Mysia, forms a significant part of the Aegean and Asia Minor history with Acropolis, one of the centers of Hellenistic and Roman ages then proceed to the famous archaeological and mythological site of Troy, home of the “Trojan Horse” and “Helen of Troy”. Overnight stay in Canakkale. (B, L)

DAY 7: GALLIPOLI – ISTANBUL
The tour starts to visit with Gallipoli, Kabatepe War Museum, Brighton Beach, Anzac Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, Anzac Commemoration Site, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston’s Jolly, the Nek and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. Drive to Istanbul. (B, L)

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  • Package Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days
  • Destination: Ephesus ancient city, House of Mother Mary, Pamukkale terraces, Konya Mevlana Museum, Cappadocia, Goreme open air museum and Kaymakli Underground City Pergamon Troy Gallipoli.

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