SEVEN CHURCHES & CAPPADOCIA 6 NIGHTS / 7 DAYS

 

Day 1 : Arrival to Izmir Airport. Meet the guide and driver and drive to Kusadasi .

( Izmir - Kusadasi 80 km ) arrival and check in hotel

Meal : Dinner included
Hotel : the Panorama hill hotel or similar 4 stars

 

Day 2 : Kusadasi-Izmir- Pergamum ( 220 km )

After breakfast we depart to Ephesus at 0730am . We visit Ancient city of Ephesus including, The odeon, Hercules GAte, Domition Square, Trajan Fountain, Hadrian temple,library, marble street , tehather and Virgin Mary church .

We see one of the seven wonders of the ancient world Artemis Temple then Saint John Tomb and  church and drive to Symrna.

We visit Agora of Symrna and drive to pergamum  ( Symrna –Pergamum 140 km )
Upon arrival we see Pergamum Acropolis including Zeus Altar which was called the ‘thron of the satan ‘ by Saint John. Then we see the steepest thetaher of the world Pergamum theather , Temple of Trajan  , the Red Church

and checkin hotel .

Meal: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner
Hotel : Berksoy hotel or Labella Hotel or similar hotel
 

Day 3 : Pergamum –Thyateira-Sardes- Phildelphia-Pamukkale ( 370 km )
Breakfast at hotel after breakfast  departure at 0745 am we visit Asclepion ( The famous hospital of Pergamum in 2 C AD ) and drive to Thyateira .  Very little part of Thyateira has been excavted . We see  a part of the colonedad street and continue our journey to Sardes.
Sardes  was capital city of the Lydian who invented the money in this city in 620 BC. Sardes has been excated by HArward University and today we can see Artemis temple and the church next to the temple, The gold refinery, The Gymnasium, Palestra ,The oldest Synagoge of Anatolia .

Later we drive to Philedlphia another site of the seven churches. Here we see ruins of  Saint john  and drive to Pamukkale.. Before we  check in hotel  we visit Laodicea which was a commercial center in Roman period and it had 2 theathers unusually. Here we see the central church, the temples, the colonaded  street ..

Check in at a a spa hotel and enjoy the facilities of teh hotel
 

Meal: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner
Hotel : Pam Hotel or similar 5 stars spa hotel

 

Day 4  : Pamukkale- Colossae –Konya  ( 400 km )
In the morning we see Hierapolis Ancient City . This city was established in 3C BC and re-built in 1C AD by the Romans. We see The biggest Necropolis of Anatolia here, then we see the roman bath and church, frontinues street, theather, Saint Philip Church and tomb.** The recent discovery claims that the tomb of Saint philip is here.and white travertines of Pamukkale.

On the way to Konya we stop to see Colossae city. Colossae has not been excavetd yet. This city was home of Ephapras, the Saint who was at the prison with Saint Paul.

We arrive to Konya and check in hotel

 

Meal: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner
Hotel : Selcuk Hotel or similiar 4 stars hotel

 

Day 5 : Konya- Sultanhani-Ihlara Valley- Derinkuyu Underground city –Nevsehir ( 280 km )  

 

On the way we stop to see :

Konya  Mevlana museum The Ruling Monastery of Mevlevi religious Order which is used as Museum today.   Mevlana, the founder of this religius order whic is based on human love and great tolerance , tomb is here.
Sultanhan Caravanserai- The biggest caravanserai in the world.                     

Ihlara Valley  ( 150 meters deep canyon with a little river we walk   3 km and visit rock-cut churches and troglodytes )
arrival to hotel and check in

 

Meal : Breakfats Lunch and Dinner **Dinner is outside of the hotel at a local restaurant
Hotel : Gedik Cave hotel or sos cave hotle or similar standart cave hotel 

 

Day 6 : Fullday Cappadocia tour

***In the early morning optional hot air balloon***Hot air balloon fee is not included in the price.


Uchisar Cave Houses ( We enter to one of the cave houses which is still being used as a cafeteria and offer you an apple tea)

Pigeon Valley Photo stop ( We view the valley which is full of dove-cote and if we are lucky some of the pigeons are there)

Goreme Open Air Museum (rock-cut churches and monasteries &designed with  well preserved frescoes) listed by Unesco in the world heritage list.

Pasabagi ( The fairy-chimneys valley ) The mushroom shaped natural rock formations of Cappadocia were named fairy chimneys.

Avanos (Avanos has been a handcraft town since 19 C BC especially it is known pottery town of Cappadocia)

Rose  valley at the end of the day a little wine party under the sunset glow

 and back to hotel

Meal : breakfats lunch and Dinner **Dinner is outside of the hotel at a locla restaurant
Hotel : Gedik Cave hotel or sos cave hotle or similar standart cave hotel

   

Day 7 : Pick up from  hotel and transfer to Kayseri Airport . ( 100 KM )

Inclusions

* 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

Exclusions

* Drinks

* Hot air balloon tour in cappadocia

* 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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