IZMIR & KUSADASI DAILY TOURS

Daily

IZMIR SIGHTSEEING TOUR (CODE DIZ151)

Half day tour

 20

US$

Visiting ancient Agora morning or afternon,then  Mount Pagos ( Crown of Smyrna), Alexander the great's castle overlooking the Izmir Bay and the city.Visit the Archeological museum.Those wishing to visit the old bazaar will be left by.A full day private tour can be arranged by Telepherique to Balcova.

Daily

FULL DAY EPHESUS TOUR (CODE DIZ152)

Full day tour ( Lunch Inc.)

40

US$

Visit the House of Virgin Mary, the small house where Mary lived from AD 37 to 48, which has been visited by two popes and millions of pilgrims. The guests will be visiting the largest archaeological site in the world; Ephesus. Unmatched by any archeological site anywhere in terms of sheer magnitude, Ephesus appeals to every visitor, whether serious or casual. The roots of this impressive site goes back to the 13th century B.C. The surviving ruins of Ephesus belong to the Roman Imperial Period.There is an impressive amphitheater big enough to hold 24,000 people and a well preserved and restored bibliotheque called the Library of Celsus

Drive to Sultankoy which is a private area where the lunch will be served. The garden is very charming with pine trees and grass all over and the guests will enjoy a typical atmosphere. There will be carpet weaving girls from the neighboring villages and traditional Turkish Pide (kind of pizza) will be cooked right on spot by ladies from the village. Visit the Basilica of St. John near Selcuk. It is believed that St.John lived in that area during the last years of his life and is buried under the Basilica.

09:30 A.M. From IZMIR 10:30 A.M. From KUSADASI

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FULL DAY PERGAMUM TOUR (CODE DIZ153)

Full day tour (Lunch Inc.)

35

US$

Leave Izmir for Pergamum, visit the Acropolis, Temple of Athena, the famous library, Royal Palace, Temple of Trojan, Steepest theatre of the world, temple of altar of Zeus, see the Red Basilica (Temple of Serapis). After lunch visit the Archeological and Etnographical Museum and Aesculapium (Medical center of ancient world). Return to Izmir.

Daily

FULL DAY SARDES & MAGNESIA TOUR (CODE DIZ154)

Full day tour (Lunch Inc.)

35 

US$

Leave Izmir for Sardes, capital of the ancient Lydia, see the ruins of the temple of Cybele and Diana where a church was added later. See the golden River Pactalos and the Royal road. Visit the reconstructed synagogue, the gymnasium. On the way to Manisa, see the rock cut relief of Cybele. After lunch, visit Archeological museum, the mosque of  Muradiye. Return to Izmir.

Daily 

FULL DAY DIDYMA, MILETUS & PRIENE TOUR (CODE DIZ155)

Full day tour (Lunch Inc.)

50

US$

Visit Didyma; the most impressive single monument on the west coast of Ionia, is the Temple of Apollo at Didyma. Here, one can see the famous stone relief Head of Medusa. Didyma, like Claros, was never a city in its own right, but a Miletian sanctuary of Apollo inhabited only by priests and the suppliants who came to consult the famous oracle there. Visit Priene has by far the most spectacular site of any of the ancient Ionian cities, standing on a narrow shelf of hillside high above the Meander Valley, with the mighty St. Mycale presiding majestically above the ruins. It is hard to believe now, that Priene was once an active port on the coast. Visit Miletos; although Ephesus is more famous, Miletos was by far the greatest of the Ionian cities, as measured by its enormous contribution of the development of Greek Civilization. It was the principal port and the richest emporium on the Aegean coast. During the 7th and 8th centuries BC, Miletos established nearly one hundred colonies. 

08:30 A.M. From IZMIR 10:00 A.M. From KUSADASI

Daily

FULL DAY PAMUKKALE (HIERAPOLIS) TOUR (CODE DIZ156)

Full day tour (Lunch Inc.)

60

US$

Leave Izmir for Pamukkale(the cotton castle) one of the most spectacular sites. See the wonderful formations of stalactite and watch the cataracts failing into Basin at the bottom of the mountain. Walk around the ancient city of Hierapolis, the monuments and thermal baths, see the theatre with its very well preserved stage and the temple of Apollo. If desired, 2 days private tour can be arranged with Aphrodisias. Aphrodisias a new site which has been excavated by Prof. Kenan Erim in New York University with its quite well preserved stadium, theatre, baths, agora and outstanding museum.