Kusadasi or Izmir Shore Excursions:
DAY 1: Full Day Tour to Pergamon - Izmir :
We depart hotels from Kusadasi or Izmir or pick you up from Izmir airport and drive to Pergamon. Upon arrival to the Pergamon antique city, first visit to Aesculapium, the ancient medical center built in the name of Aeusculapis, the God of medicine. We continue to Pergamum Acropolis, visit Athena and Trojan Temples - Temple of Zeus - Temple of Dionysus - Gymnasium of Youth - Odeon - Library - Agora - Great Theatre - and Roman Bath. We have lunch around typical Turkish restaurant. We drive back to Izmir to your hotel. (L)
DAY 2: Full day Tour in Ephesus and arrive to Pamukkale:
Breakfast and drive to Ephesus, Ephesus the city dedicated to Artemis, the best preserved ancient city of Asia Minor with its majestic theater, marble road, Temple of Artemis, the Church of the Virgin Mary or the Double Church, the library of Celsus, the stadium, the lecture hall Tyrannus Then visit the Basilica and Church of St. John and his Tomb in Selcuk before driving to the home of the Virgin Mary, who was brought to Ephesus by John, the beloved disciple of Jesus. The home of Virgin Mary on a hill top, where she lived out her days is now visited by over a hundred thousand pilgrims each year. The pilgrims drink the water of the sacred spring, meditate and pray for health at this ancient spot of worship. Both Pope Paul VI in 1967 and Pope John Paul II in 1979 have celebrated mass here. Drive to Pamukkale C/in to hotel, dinner and overnight. (B,L,D).
DAY 3: Pamukkale and Hierapolis tours, back to Kusadasi:
After having our breakfast in the hotel, drive to visit Hierapolis ancient city. Then have a tour of the spectacular natural site of Pamukkale. Its hot thermal springs of calcium spill over the plateau's edge creating dazzling white formations called Cotton Castles. Visit the ruins of Hierapolis which also was the home of Papias and Epicitus, early Christian writers and Philip the Evangelist. The Martyrium of St. Philip, an octagonal chamber has recently been discovered. Free time to enjoy hot waters in thermal pool. Given time to enjoy hot waters and thermal pool. Your transfer to Kusadasi or Izmir or Antalya direction. End of tour and our servies (B,L)