EPHESUS PAMUKKALE TOURS

2 DAYS EPHESUS PAMUKKALE HIERAPOLIS TOUR

▼▼▼ PLEASE CHECK DETAILED ITINERARY BELOW ▼▼▼

HIGHLIGHTS: • The Temple of Artemis • Ancient City of Ephesus (Theatre, Celsius Library, Agora, Odeon, Domitianus Temple, Trajan Fountain, Roman Latrine) • Virgin Mary House • Pamukkale • Ancient City of Hierapolis (Necropolis, Domitian Gate, Byzantine Gate, Roman Bath)

Low Season: 145 Euro per person (November to March)
High Season: 169 Euro per person (April to October / New Year)

Included: One way overnight public bus ticket, one night accommodation, 2 daily city tours, 2 lunches, entrance fees, all local transportations, professional guides

Excluded: Drinks at lunch, return bus ticket, personal expenses

We also offer flight option instead of overnight bus in the same itinerary. Please check: 2 Days Ephesus Pamukkale Hierapolis Tour by flight

DEPARTURE FROM ISTANBUL: Shuttle from Sultanahmet around 20:00 to the bus station where you will get the overnight public bus from Istanbul to Kusadasi. The road takes about 12 hours.

DAY 1 - EPHESUS - VIRGIN MARY HOUSE - THE TEMPLE OF ARTEMIS TOUR (L)
Pick up from the bus station or your hotel around 09:00. We will start visiting the Virgin Mary‘s House which is located on the top of the "Bulbul" Mountain. After that, we will drive to Ephesus Ancient Site to see the Odeon, Agora, Domitianus Temple, Roman Latrine, Theatre, The Fountain of Trajan, the stream baths of Scholastic, the temple of Hadrian, impressive library of Ephesus (Celsius Library) and the Grand Theatre where Saint Paul preached.

After lunch, we will continue to the Temple of Artemis (Diana) to see little remains of the temple. Return to your hotel around 17:00.

Accommodation in Kusadasi

DAY 2 - PAMUKKALE and HIERAPOLIS TOUR (B, L)
Pick up from your hotel around 08:00. Then, we will drive to Pamukkale. We will visit the north gate of Hierapolis ancient city, the Necropolis (cemetery) with over 1.200 graves, Roman Bath, Domitian Gate, the Main Street, and Byzantine Gate. After that, we will continue to natural part of Pamukkale. We walk down on walking path while 35ºC Spring water flowing around your feet.

After lunch, you will have free time for relaxing in the ancient Cleopatra’s pool (entrance fee is not included in the tour price), where you can swim amongst Roman ruins. Please take your towel, sunglasses and swimming suit. The tour finishes around 16:00.

END OF OUR SERVICE

Ephesus, Pamukkale and Hierapolis are in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

We can arrange return bus or flight tickets from Denizli-Pamukkale to any other cities in Turkey (please contact us).

NOTES
* Please ask for single supplement.
* Hotel is based on bed and breakfast. Check in time is 14:00 and check out time is 11:00.
* All tours are regular. Please contact us for private tour options.
* You can make any changes on the programme..

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

Balloon Tour in Pamukkale with the cost of 110 Euro per person
Tandem Paragliding in Pamukkale with the cost of 59 Euro per person

Temple of Artemis was a Greek Temple, dedicated to Artemis who was the daughter of Zeus and was the goddess of the hunt, wild animals, and wilderness. This temple was one of the Seven Wonders of The World.
Ephesus Theatre's capacity was 25.000 spectators, used for dramas in antique-greek times and gladiator combats in Roman times.
Celsus Library was built by Celsus' son. 12.000 documents (scrolls) had served in this Library in its time.
Odeon was a small theater which had 1.500 spectators capacity and built by Vedius Antonius and his wife for plays and concerts in 150 AD
Domitianus Temple was one of the largest temple in the city. There was the store rooms on the west side.
Trajan Fountain was built by Emperor Trajan. Giant statue of Emperor Trajan was located in the center niche
Roman Latrine was the public toilets which were in the same room without separation.
Virgin Mary House was believed by many Christians that Virgin Mary lived in this house as well as St John.
Hierapolis is located on the top of a hill. Since the ancient time, this city was the hot spring (spa) center. The ancient city of Hierapolis consists of the theatre, Temple of Apollo, Antique Pool, The Bath, Cleopatra's Pool, Necropolis and, Hierapolis Archeology Museum.
White Travertines is formed by Calcium Carbonate. When the thermal spring water is flowing, it leaves the Calcium Carbonate on the surface of the travertine. In the beginning it is like a gel, then it gets harder and becomes cotton-shaped white travertine.