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Ionian Glory 6 days Tour

IONIAN GLORY TOUR
6 Days Tour – Departure every Friday - Wednesday

1 day: Flight to Izmir
Arrival to Izmir Airport, transfer to the hotel. Leisure time to enjoy the hidden beauties of this magnificient city
2 day:Izmir City Tour
Depart from your hotel in Izmir. Tour starts with the visit of Agora Museum (means public square), which is the biggest, and best protected of the Ion agoras. Thereafter you will visit the Archaeological Museum with artcrafts from old Symrna and Ephesus. Proceed to Clocktower, which is the symbol of Izmir. After having sightseeing in the heart of Izmir, which is Alsancak district, our service ends with dropping you to your hotel or to the old bazaar Kemeraltı.
3 day:Ephesus & Virgin Mary & St. John
Depart from your hotel  in the morning and drive to Selçuk which is one of the most visited touristic destinations within Turkey. After an 1 hour drive, tour starts with the visit of the best preserved and restored ancient city in Turkey. You will visit Ephesus which is known to be the commercial, the religious and the social center of antiquity. Ephesus is probably the best combination of Greek, Roman and Byzantine civilisations. With the mithological stories and spectacular ruins you will feel the life in ancient Ephesus. You will visit the fountains of Trojan, Polio, the Temple of Hadrian and Domition, Private House, the Library of Celcius, Varius and Scolastica Baths, Bouloterion and the Great Theatre with a capacity of 24.000 spectators. After lunch, you will visit the House of Virgin Mary where she spent last days of her life, located on Mt.Koressos (Mount Nightingale). Thereafter you will visit the Basilica of St.John which was  constructed by Justinian I in the 6th century. At the end of the tour you will be transferred  to your hotel depending on your schedule.
4 day:Priene & Didyma & Miletos Tour
Depart from your hotel  in the morning. After a 2 hours drive tour starts with the visit of Priene which was one of the most active ports of the Ionian Federation. The city is the oldest example of geometric city planning. Thereafter visit Miletos which has provided its alphabeth to the rest of the classical world, was a great port and the hometown of several philosophers and sages. Continue to Didyma’s Temple of Apollo with its very well-known oracles was one of the most sacred places of antiquity. Altough looted and burnt many times it keeps all the original impression. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to the airport or to your hotel depending on your schedule.
5: day: Pamukkale tour (optional)
For this day we suggest you an optional tour to Pamukkale.Depart from your hotel  in the morning and drive to Denizli. After a 3,5 hours drive you will reach to a combination of history and nature : Pamukkale. This beatiful and spectacular natural site, unique in the world with the fairylike, dazzling white, patrified cascade. There you will see the thermal spring water laden with clacareous salt, plunging down the mountain-side has created this natural formation of stalactites, cataracts and basins. Because of this therapeutic power the thermal water has been used since the Roman period. You will visit the ancient city of Hierapolis with Apollo Temple competing with Delphi, Monumental Nympheum a 4th century Basilica and the Theater. After visiting the best preserved Necropolis, return to Izmir. Lunch is included in the tour as well as transfer back to your hotel .
6day: Flight from Izmir
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Izmir Airport.

Package Include:
  • 5 overnights in Izmir at 4* central located hotels with private facilities  
  • Breakfast daily
  • Transfers from / to Izmir Airport
  • Half Day organized Izmir city tour with A/C buses and English speaking guide
  • Full day Ephesus & Virgin Mary & St.John  tour with A/C buses and English speaking guide
  • Full day Priene & Didyma & Miletos Tour with A/C buses and English speaking guide.
  • Museum entrance fees
  • All service charges VAT
Note: There is possibility of extension and selection between several categories of hotels. Museums are closed on Monday.

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