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Diamonds of Turkey Aegean Coastline Tours

Sirince, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Bodrum
  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Tour Type: Group Guided
  • Transport: By Coach
  • Available on: Everyday
  • Departure: Istanbul
  • Arrival: Bodrum

Diamonds of Turkey Aegean Coastline Tours

Day 1: Fly from Istanbul to Izmir – Sirince Village
Flight from Istanbul to Izmir. You can choose the flight in the morning, noon, afternoon or late evening. Upon arrival to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport. You will be picked up from the airport and drive to Sirince Village. It takes 1 hour 10 minutes. Rest of the day and Overnight at the hotel in famous old Sirince Village.

Sirince Village: Sirince is a beautiful hill and local village located about 8 kilometers (5.0 mi) east of the Selcuk town, near Ephesus, in the Aegean hinterland south of Izmir city in Turkey. It is only 30 km away from Kusadasi town. It was settled in the 15th century after Ephesus was abandoned. However, the current buildings date back to the 19th century. It was once Cirkince (ugly). Indeed its habitats gave this name on purpose as they did not want to be bothered by foreigners nor to share the beauty of their village. Still, after years, visitors understood that the village was not ugly at all and called it Sirince (pretty). As the village is located on the top of a mountain, anyone will enjoy the impressive wine yards’ and peach trees’ views on his way. Today the village is a perfect synthesis of Turk-Greek culture. Şirince acquired worldwide fame when tourists flocked to the village in December 2012 to witness the Mayan Apocalypse, as New Age mystics believed its ‘positive energy’ would aid in weathering the catastrophe, during the 2012 phenomenon.

Day 2: Ancient Ephesus & Virgin Mary Tour  –  Kusadasi
Breakfast and Check out from the hotel.
Pick up from the hotel in Sirince Village and drive to Ephesus Ancient City. You are going to have fully guided Ephesus & Virgin Mary House Tour.
You are going to start to visit Celsus library, the Temple Of Hadrian and the Trajan Fountain in the Ancient Ephesus. After walking on the historical marble street the Great Theater where St. Paul preached will meet at the end. Drive Isa Bey Mosque, After visiting Isabey Mosque, stop in a local restaurant for lunch. In the afternoon will visit the Proceed to the shrine of Mother Mary (Virgin Mary House), it is believed where she spent recent years of her life. Then visit Temple Of Artemis (Diana), on the side of one of the seven wonders of ancient World.
At the end of the Ephesus tour, Check into hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 3: Pamukkale & Ancient Hierapolis Tour
Breakfast at the hotel.
Pick up from the hotel in Kusadasi and join to the group. Drive to Pamukkale for fully guided Pamukkale & Hierapolis Ancient City Tour.
You will see the Cotton Clifts. Pamukkale is an extraordinary natural wonder. The calceus waters rise from the ground at a temperature of 35 C and tumble down the mountain from a height of 100 meters, forming a myriad of pools. Cream-colored stalactites are formed as the water overflows from the pools, creating a breathtaking sight unequaled in the world. Also visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its basilica, theater, Roman Bath, and Necropolis.
** Swimming in ancient spring pool of Pamukkale is possible with extra charge if you are planning to swim please bring your swimming suits with you.
At the end of the Pamukkale tour, return back to the hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 4: Ancient Priene – Miletus & Didyma Tour – Bodrum
Breakfast & Check out from the hotel in Kusadasi.
Pick up from the hotel for fully guided Miletus Priene & Didyma Tour. Drive to Priene Ancient City. We will visit the theater, the temple of Athena, the Bouleterium, the Agora, and the Altar of Zeus and Cybele. After visiting Priene, we will have lunch in one of the local restaurants in the area. Afterward, drive to Didyma Ancient City, Visiting Temple Of the Apollon which was the biggest Oracle Center of ancient Turkey. Our last stop will be at Miletos Ancient City, established on the sea shore at that period. Also, it was known Thales’s home. The city was destroyed by the Persians in 5th century BC. At the end of the tour, bus transportation to Bodrum. Upon arrival to Bodrum. Check into hotel and Overnight in Bodrum.

Day 5: Bodrum
Breakfast at the hotel.
Today is your leisure in Bodrum to explore Bodrum and relax on the famous beaches. Overnight in Bodrum.

Day 6: Bodrum
Breakfast at the hotel.
Today is your leisure in Bodrum to explore Bodrum and relax on the famous beaches. Overnight in Bodrum.

Day 7: Bodrum
Breakfast and Check out from the hotel in Bodrum. Tour Ends.

Additional Information:
According to your travel plan, we can add flight ticket for back to Istanbul, ferry ticket from Bodrum to Kos island or bus ticket to other cities of Turkey. Also, we can combine this program with the Marmaris, Fethiye, Olympos, Antalya and Cappadocia. Please contact us for more details to make your tailor made Turkey tour program.

Price Includes
Flight Ticket from Istanbul to Izmir
1 Night Hotel in Sirince Village with Breakfast
Ephesus Guided Tour
2 Nights Hotel in Kusadasi with Breakfast
Pamukkale Guided Tour
Didyma Priene & Miletus Guided Tour
Bus Transportation to Bodrum
3 Nights Hotel in Bodrum with Breakfast
Guiding Service on the Tours
Entrance Fees to the sights
Lunches at the local restaurant
Transportations by air-conditioned non-smoking tour coaches
Parking and Road tolls
Local Taxes
Price Excludes
Personal Expenses
Drinks at the lunch
Dinners
Lunch on Free Days
Entance Fee to Thermal Pool in Pamukkale
Return Flight Ticket to ıstanbul or bus to other cities of Turkey
Exact pickup time will be given at the time of booking.
You are kindly requested to present yourself at the pickup point 15 minutes prior the pre-advised pickup time.
Comfortable shoes and a hat is recommended as shade is limited in summer time.
The order of the tour itinerary may vary in order to avoid congestion.

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