MARVELOUS ANATOLIA



Day 1: Home - İzmir

Arrival in İzmir. You’re welcomed at the airport and transferred to your hotel by your tour director. Dinner and overnight in İzmir (D)

Day 2: İzmir - Pamukkale

Departure for Pamukkale. On the way visiting Aphrodisias, the only ancient city dedicated for Aphrodite, with its Museum full of excellent examples of sculpture. Departure for Pamukkale, unique in the world with its fantastic formations of stalactites, cataracts and basins. Visiting the ancient city of Hierapolis. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale. (B, D)

Day 3: Pamukkale - Cappadocia

Departure for Konya. Visiting the Mausoleum of Mevlana, founder of the mystic sect for whirling dervishes, the Karatay Medresesi, housing the Museum of Tiles. Departure for Cappadocia. On the way visiting Sultanhan, a Seljuk caravansarai. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. (B, D)

Day 4: Cappadocia

Visiting the Göreme Open – air Museum, the monastic complex of rock chapels covered with frescoes, the valley of Zelve, the village of Avanos, famous for its pottery, onyx and carpets, the troglodyte village of Göreme and the rock pinnacle of Uçhisar. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. (B, D)

Day 5: Cappadocia - Ankara

Departure for Ankara. On the way visiting the spectacular underground city of Derinkuyu, strolling through its labyrinth of corridors, the village of Gelveri (Güzelyurt), the valley of Ihlara, a canyon housing more than one hundred Churches bejeweled by frescoes. Arrival in Ankara and overnight in Ankara. (B, D)

Day 6: Ankara - Afyon

In the morning visiting the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations and the Mausoleum of Ataturk. Departure for Afyon. On the way visiting Gordion, the famous capital of Phyrigians. Dinner and overnight in Afyon. (B, D)

Day 7: Afyon Kuşadası

Departure for Kuşadası. On the way visiting Sardis, the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Lydia with its historical synagogue, the temple of Artemis and one of the Seven Churches of Apocalypse. Dinner and overnight in Kuşadası. (B, D)

Day 8: Kuşadası - Home

In the morning visiting Ephesus, the celebrated city of antiquity with its marvelous monuments, the House of Virgin Mary and the Archeological Museum. Transfer to the airport for return flight or to a hotel in Kuşadası. (B)

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