Tour Name: Cilicia Tour 5 Nights 6 Days
Type: Private and Group Tour
Start & End Point: Hatay /Antiochia) & Adana
Operates: 01 April - till 15 October - EVERYDAY
Tour duration: 5 Nights / 6 Days
Transport: (According to size of your party) Minivan / Minibus / Coach
Stay: (Accommodations in your choice of hotels) Budget / 3 Star / Boutique / 4 Star / 5 Star & Deluxe Hotels
Size: Minimum 1 Person
Tour Code: Tour Code: Armenian Treasures
Cilicia Tour 5 NIGHTS 6 DAYS
Day 1: Arrival to Hatay Airport and transfer to Hotel
Hotel : Narin Hotel or similar ;
Meal Not included
Day 2: Antakya- Vakifli Village- Samandag- Musa Mountain- Arsuz
After break fast departure from hotel to explore Antakya.
We first visit Antakya Archaeological Musuem which has one of the best mosaic collection in the world. The Mosaics here mostly from the Roman and early Byzantine Era .
Later we visit the first church of the Christian World ,Saint Peter Church which was established by Saint Peter in the first century.
We walk in old stret of Antakya and see the Ortodox, Chatolic churches as well as the mosques and the Synagogue line up in the same street .These historical temples are witnes of brotherhood in Antakya .
Afternoon we depart to Samandag and visit Titus Tunnel and Vakifli Village which is still inhabited by Armenians today.
We see the village the church and sample the famous fruit wine of the village and depart to Arsuz.
We will drive around Musa Mountain and arrive to Arsuz and check in hotel
Meal .Breakfast and dinner
Hotel : Gumus Hotel or similiar 3 stars hotel
Day 3 : Arsuz – İskenderun- Anvarza- Sis -Adana
After breakfast at hotel departure from Arsuz to Iskenderun
Here we visit Surp Karasun Manuk Armenian church which is still used by the Armenian Community of Iskenderun. We drive along the coast of tiskenderun gulf and depart to Anvarza.
Upon arrival to Anavarza we visit Anavarza castle which was built by Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia .
Later we drive to Kozan ( Sis)and visit The Armenian Cilica Monastery ruins , Kirkor House ( Yaverin Konak )and we drive to Adana .
Arrival and check in hotel
Meal : Breakfast and dinner
Hotel : Mavi Surmeli Hotel or similar 4 stars hotel
Day 4 : Adana – Tarsus- Kizkalesi
We have breakfast at hotel and depart to visit Adana the biggest city of Cilica today.
We see The Roman Bridge which was built in the Roman Era.
We see Bebekli Church ( Saint Paul Church ) built by Armenian of Adana in 19 C .
We drive to Tarsus and see Saint Paul Church , The Roman Road , Saint Paul house and well.
After Tarsus we drive to Kizkalesi ( Corycos )
Upon arrival we visit Kaliyantis antique city and the Kanli Divane sinkage .
Arrival to Hotel and check in .
Meal : Breakfast and dinner
Hotel : Lamos Hotel or similar
Day 5 : Corycos Tour
Today after breakfast we drive to Uzuncaburc Antique city and see the ruins including Zeus Temple , the Roman Theather , Fortune Temple and other ruins.
Later we drive to Cennet-Chennem Chasm.
We enter in to the Cennet ( Heaven Chasm) and see Virgin Mary Church which is around 75 meters deep in the chasm.
In the end of the day we visit Corycos CAstle ( Kizkalesi-maiden castle ) which is located on a smal islet in Mediterranean .According to the local legend in the olden times a king had a bad dream about his daughter and he was told by the fortun teller his daughter will die from a snakebite.The king built a castle in the sea and put his daughter in the cstle in order to protect her from the snakes.
One day his daughter asks him to bring a basket of figs for her in his next visit .
The King get prepared a basket of figs . However a snake nestles in the basket. The father without knowing there is a snake in the basket he carries the basket to his daughter in the castle.
When the daughter opens the basket the snake bites her and she passes away. Sometimes the mortals can not change their destiny
Meal : Breakfast and lunch
Hotel : Lamos Hotel
Day 6 :
Kizkalesi Adana Airport .
After breakfast we depart to Airport of Adana and end of our tour
* Hotel accomodation as written above
* Meals as written in itinerary
* All transfers from to airport
* Hotel tip
* A Private van ( from 1 to 2 SUV, 3-4 Mercdes Vito with 8 reclying seats from 5 till 10 Mercdes Sprinter with 14 reclying seats )
* A certifed English guide
* Driver and guide tip ( Not compulsory but customery)
* Personal Expenses
* Visa Fee upon arrival to Turkey
* Domestic flight ticket ( We can arrange with extra fee )
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