Experience the Treasures of Turkey: Explore Ephesus, Pamukkale, and Turkish Riviera on an Unforgettable 7-Day Journey from Izmir!

Travel from Izmir to the rich history and stunning architecture of Ephesus, to the surreal landscapes of Pamukkale and the best part of the Turkish Riviera.

Including
* Accommodation in a 5-star sea-front hotels & deluxe cave hotel in Cappadocia.
* All admissions, transfers, guiding and logistics, flighty tickets from Izmir included
* Option to customize and return to different city at the end is available.

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Tour Program

Day 1 – Exploring Ephesus / Overnight in Kusadasi – (L/D)
AM Pickup from your hotel in Izmir or Kusadasi, or Izmir Airport
and meet your knowledgeable guide who will accompany you throughout the day.
Depart for Ephesus, a remarkable ancient city that was once a thriving center of Roman civilization. As you enter the site, step back in time and explore its well-preserved streets, grand monuments, and intricate architecture. Marvel at the intricate mosaics, admire the towering facade of the Library of Celsus, and imagine life in this bustling city.
Visit the Great Theater, the largest ancient theater in Anatolia, where performances and gladiator fights once entertained the masses. Stand at its center stage, envisioning the crowds that once filled the seats.
Afterwards, make your way to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Learn about the historical and cultural importance of this awe-inspiring sanctuary dedicated to the Greek goddess Artemis. Admire the remnants of this magnificent structure, which now serve as a testament to the past.
Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, savoring traditional Turkish cuisine and local flavors.
After lunch, explore the Ephesus Museum, where you can admire a collection of artifacts and sculptures that were discovered in and around Ephesus. Gain a deeper understanding of the society and culture that once thrived in this ancient city.
Finally, return to your hotel in Kusadasi, check in,
Dinner served in the hotel from 19:30 to 21:30 pm
Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 2 – Kusadasi to Pamukkale – (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we will depart from Kusadasi to Pamukkale; upon arrival, we will continue on the
guided tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis.
Our drive will take us through a rich agricultural area,
teeming with cotton fields and fruit orchards.
Sites we will visit
-Pamukkale, Whitewashed terraces, ancient pools, and more..
-Ancient city of Hierapolis
Dinner at the hotel – 19:00 to 22:00 pm —- Overnight in Pamukkale

Day 3 – Pamukkale to Kas – (B/L)
Breakfast between 07:00 to 09:00
09:30 am Meet up with your guide and the driver
Depart from Pamukkale on a Scenic Drive, cutting across the Taurus Mountains to Kas
Short Stop at the Leblebi (AKA Chickpea) town
(sample local chickpeas with different flavors, sweet and salty …. )
Lunch on the way, in a traditional Nomadic Restaurant on the Taurus mountain.
Afternoon arrival in Kas, check into your hotel, enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure.
Dinner on your own.
Overnight in Kas. (Beach Hotel)

Day 4 – Kas – Kekova – Simena – Kas – (B/L)
Breakfast between 07:00 to 09:00
09:30 am Meet up with your guide, walk down to the harbor,
Board the Traditional Gulet – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulet
Enjoy a full day flexible Sail and cruise excursion to Kekova – Simena
Kekova (“The Sunken City”): has a surface area of 5.7sq km and while the majority of its ruins are submerged underwater, they are still visible. Kekova was an ancient town destroyed by an earthquake during the 2nd century. Rebuilt during the Byzantine Empire period, it was finally abandoned because of Arab incursions. Tersane Bay (meaning “dockyard”) was the site of the ancient city of Xera – which features ruins of a Byzantine church) is also on this island.
Kalekoy is a Lycian site on the Turkish coast. It is a small village which features the partly-sunken ruins of Aperlae as well as a castle; access to the village is possible only by sea.
After explore return to Kas Harbor
Dinner Provided at the hotel
Overnight in Kas. (Beach Hotel)

Day 5 – Kas to Antalya – (B)
Breakfast between 07:00 to 09:00
08:00 am Meet up with your guide, depart from Demre Harbor on a scenic drive along the coastal route to Antalya.
on the way, will make photo stops at Olympos, Chimera: is a geographical feature near the Olympos valley and national park It is the site of dozens of small fires which burn constantly from vents in the rocks on the side of the mountain. Directly below the fires are the ruins of the temple of Hephaistos, the Greek god who was associated with fire through his role as the blacksmith to the gods. To see the fires and the ruins, visitors must first go to the entrance at the foot of the mountain. The site is at the top of an easy one-kilometre climb.
In ancient times sailors could navigate by the flames, but today they are more often used to brew tea.
Then will continue our drive, and if you are interested and feel like it, then stop at the ancient site of Phaselis.
Noontime arrival in Antalya, check into your hotel.
Free time for rest and refreshing.
Overnight in Antalya.

Day 6 – Free day in Antalya – (B)
Breakfast between 07:00 to 09:00
Rest of the day at leisure, exploring Antalya at your own pace.
Optional day tour to explore Side, Perge and Aspendos Ancient Sites and Duden Waterfalls available, contact us if interested
Overnight in Antalya.

Day 7 – Traveling to Izmir/Istanbul – (B)
Breakfast between 07:00 to 09:00
Meet up at the lobby of the hotel & transfer to Antalya Airport and put you on a short domestic flight back to Izmir.
We can also provide flights to Istanbul and transfers to different destinations.

Note: This itinerary can be customized to suit your preferences and interests.
You may choose to add additional stops or extend your time at any particular site.

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From $….. US Dollars per person
Contact us with your travel dates & number of guest, to get accurate price informatio

Includes
* Hotel accommodation in Kusadasi (Deluxe 5-star Sea-side hotel) 1 night
* Hotel accommodation in Pamukkale (Deluxe 5-star Thermal hotel) 1 night
* Hotel accommodation in Kas (Deluxe Sea-side hotel) 2 nights
* Hotel accommodation in Antalya (Deluxe Sea-side hotel) 2 nights
* All land transfers with comfortable vehicles
* All of the meals mentioned in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch & D-dinner)
* Professional, English-speaking tour guides during the tours
* Admissions to Ephesus, Pamukkale sites
* All Day Blue Cruise Excursion to Sunken Cities of Kekova…..
* Domestic flight tickets from Antalya to Izmir
* All the fuel, toll roads, parking fees during all the transfers
* All taxes and service charges

Excludes
* Optional tour in Antalya on day 6
* Drinks with meals
* Travel Insurance

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