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EPHESUS & PAMUKKALE FROM ISTANBUL

2 Days / 1 Nights
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Ephesus & Pamukkale from Istanbul

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Guaranteed daily departures from Istanbul.

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What is included in this tour

  • 2 day/1 night Tour according to itinerary with half board in a 4* or 5* hotel.
  • Entrance fees included to the archaeological sites visited during the guided excursions.
  • All necessary transfers as mentioned in this itinerary.
  • 24/7 emergency Phone line.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Taxes and fees.

Not included & Optionals

  • Gratuities or personal expenses.
  • Ask for extensions to Greece
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  • 10% discount for groups of more than 10 travelers

Hotel pickup

The tour includes pick-up and drop off from/to the majority of the hotels. Upon reservation, we will advise you about the pick up time from your hotel or the closest pickup point.

Approximate duration and dates

This tour has guaranteed daily departures all year round from Istanbul throughout the year.

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Cancellations

Full refund for cancellations at least 48 hours in advance. For cancellations or modifications later than 48 hours prior to departure, 100% of the total cost will be applied as cancellation fees.

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Excursion Itinerary: Ephesus & Pamukkale From Istanbul

FROM ISTANBUL TO EPHESUS
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FROM ISTANBUL TO EPHESUS

In the early morning we will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to Istanbul airport. After about an hour's flight, you will arrive at Izmir airport. Your assistant will be waiting for you with a name sign and direct you to the starting point of the first tour.

The first place to visit is The House of the Virgin Mary, where she is believed to have spent her last years. This house is now a church that was visited by Pope Paul VI, - John Paul II and Benedict XVI. Your next destination is the ancient city of Ephesus, the best preserved classical city in the eastern Mediterranean and one of the best places in the world to get an idea of ​​what Roman life must have been like. Ephesus was a large city with a population of about 250,000. Rumor has it that it was founded in the 13th century BC, became the Roman capital of Asia Minor and the home of the great Temple of Artemis, a pilgrimage center and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. During the tour, you will visit the Odeon, the grand Theater, where Saint Paul preached and had a capacity of 25,000 spectators, Curetes street, one of the main avenues, the Temple of Serapis, the elegant facades of the Temple of Hadrian, the impressive Library of Celsus, constructed with a double-wall technique to preserve the 12,000 scrolls that were housed there, old public baths, terraced houses, remains of fountains and various temples. After lunch, you will make a stop at a local leather goods center, where you can shop for some soft leather items and practice your bargaining skills at the same time.

At the end of the day you will be transferred at the hotel in Kusadasi.

Greca Tip:Go on a stroll along Kusadasi's seaside promenade and enjoy a refreshing cocktail or a cup of traditional Turkish tea.

PAMUKKALE AND RETURN TO ISTANBUL
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PAMUKKALE AND RETURN TO ISTANBUL

We will pick you up in the morning at your accommodation to start the second tour in the area of Pamukkale

Pamukkale, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, seems to have been thrown on this planet straight from a fairy tale. Comprised of numerous calcium-based levels, filled with warm water, packed with minerals, this natural phenomenon is unlike anything you've ever witnessed. No trip to Turkey would be complete without taking a dip in the warm pools that make up the most visited attraction in the country. Also known as "Cotton Castle" Pamukkale is a marvel with its natural beauty.

Hand in hand with the town of Pamukkale is Hierapolis, an ancient Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine spa town. You will visit the remains of this ancient site consisting of the remains of columns and arches, as well as a massive open-air theater, with best preserved decorative features and holding up to 10,000 people, and a necropolis. The ruins can be freely explored and an interesting introduction to the site is given, giving visitors an idea of ​​what the city might have looked like in its heyday. There is also a museum that showcases a variety of fascinating artifacts of the beautiful and cultural heritage of this once important city. During the tour you will have free time to swim in the antique pool, beside the Temple of Apollo.

At the end of the tour, transfer to Denizli airport to take the flight back to Istanbul. Arrival and transfer from Istanbul airport to your accommodation.

Greca Tip: The antique pool costs extra and a locker is included in the price of the ticket.  There are also change rooms available but you will need to bring your own towel.

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