TOUR of GÖBEKLİ TEPE & NEMRUT



Day 1 GAZİANTEP - HALFETİ - SANLIURFA 

 
Early in the morning start the tour from Gaziantep Airport and drive to town. Visit Zeugma Archeological Museum which is the second largest mosaic museum of its kind in the world as well as the largest one in Turkey. The museum exhibit magnificent mosaics discovered at the ancient Roman site of Belkis-Zeugma before the Birecik Dam flooded most of the site. Drive to Halfeti (Cittaslow) that is one of the unusual sites since the old town is mostly submerged into water due to the construction of the dam. Enjoy boat tour of Dam Lake in Halfeti. After lunch at local restaurant, drive to one of the amazing and the oldest uncovered temple in the world at Gobekli Tepe. Late in the afternoon, drive to Sanliurfa. Dinner will be at the hotel including “sira gecesi” show. Overnight at the hotel
 

Day 2 SANLIURFA - ADIYAMAN - NEMRUT

 
Morning visit Archeological Museum of Sanliurfa displays the region’s rich cultural assets. Continue visiting Halil Ibrahim Mosque and “Balıklı Göl - Pools of Abraham” known as the place of the Prophet Abraham thrown into a fire and the mystic cave where local tradition says the Prophet Abraham was born. Before lunch, free time at the historical bazaar area. Drive to Kahta and take minivans to Nemrut Mountain. On the way, visit “Karakus Tumulus - Black Bird Burial Mound” which is a memorial tomb built on behalf of the wife, daughter and granddaughter of the Commagene King 1. Have a stop at Roman Bridge at Cendere built by Roman Emperor Septimius Severus (193-211). The last stop will be the old castle Arsemia. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Nemrut.
 

Day 3 NEMRUT - ADIYAMAN – İSTANBUL

 
Early in the morning take minivans to Mountain Nemrut before sunrise. Once the sun is up have chance to explore the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site, featuring the tomb of the famous king Antiochus, surrounded by dozens of statues, as well as relics depicting the oldest known humans shaking hands. Then back to the hotel for late breakfast. Rest of the day is at leisure till transfer to Adiyaman Airport for flight back.

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