This 3 Day / 2 Night tour takes you to the highlights of Ephesus area, such as Virgin Mary's House, Ephesus, Prienne, Miletus, Didyma, Aphrodisias and Pamukkale.
This is a private tour and the departure date can be any day.
Take the morning flight from Istanbul to Izmir. Our guide and driver meet you on your arrival to Izmir Airport and start the tour. We first drive to the Virgin Mary's House; after that we visit Ephesus which was founded in the eleventh century BC by the Ionians. Strolling through the streets of Ephesus, we will witness the perfection of the Greco-Roman Art. Later in the afternoon we will visit St John's Basilica, believed to be the tomb of the Apostle John, Christ's beloved disciple. From the basilica, we will be able to look down on the remains of the temple of Artemis. We end the day with our visit to the Isa Bey Mosque. After this, we drive to the hotel to check in. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Our guide and driver meet you at the hotel for the day's tour. We drive first to Prienne, formerly a leading member of the Panionic League. As we drive further South, we visit Miletus and then arrive at Didyma, where we have lunch at a local restaurant, circumstances permitting, across the road from the temple. As the historian Pausanias wrote, "The sanctuary of Apollo at Didymoi, and the oracle there are more ancient than the Ionian settlement". Overnight in Kusadasi.
Check out from the hotel after breakfast and meet the guide and driver at the hotel for the day's tour. We drive to Pamukkale giving an en route visit to Aphrodisias, which was the city dedicated to the cult of Aphrodite. As we visit the Sculptor's Museum in Aphrodisias, we have lunch at a local restaurant. We visit Hierapolis in the afternoon, then stroll over the calcareous terraces of Pamukkale. After this, we transfer you to Denizli Airport for the evening flight back to Istanbul.