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Pamukkale & Hierapolis

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Price :  50 Euro pp Region : Pamukkale Comments : An unusual natural and historical site with the sparkling white castle -like cascades, Pamukkale is one of the most important highlights of Turkey, unique in the world.Warm calcium-laden mineral waters spring from the earth to cascade over a steep cliff, forming gleaming white travertine pools. The Romans built the health spa of Hierapolis here.                 Hierapolis; which has the biggest Nekropol with 1200 gravestones in Anatolia. The sacred pool also is one of the highlights of the site. There shallow thermal waters ripple over a wonderful scattering of ancient roman ruins that lie beneath.Deriving from springs in a cliff almost 200 m high overlooking the plain, calcite-laden waters have created at Pamukkale an unreal landscape, made up of mineral forests, petrified waterfalls and a...

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Pergumum

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Price :  80 Euro pp Region : Pergumum Comments : Drive along the coast of the Aegean Sea towards Pergamum. Pergamum which once was a major selletment in Asia Minor is definitely worth seeing. With it’s Temple, Ancient theatre built on a steep hill and it’s Gymnasium and Asclepion Medical Centre it is a unique site to visit.                 This was a major city in western Asia Minor in New Testament times. It lies in a spacious valley, sixteen miles from the Aegean Sea in what is today the country of Turkey. In the centuries before Christ, Pergamum was the capital of an independent kingdom. As one of the most beautiful cities of ancient world it became an important kingdom during the Hellenistic period, under the Attalid dynasty, 281–133 BC. Its architecture and statues...

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PMD Tour (Priene-Miletus-Didyma)

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Price :  60 Euro pp Region : Priene-Miletus-Didyma Comments : Ephesus may be the creme-de-la-creme of the Aegean ruins but Priene, Miletus and Didyma are still important ancient settlements. Priene occupies a dramatic postion overlooking the Meander Valley and plain. Miletus preserves a spectacular theater. And Didyma has a Temple of Apollo vaguely reminiscent of the great temples at Karnak in Egypt.             Priene; which in its time was one of the most spectacular of all the ancient Ionians cities. Set dramatically at the foot of a sheer mountain wall, Priene overlooks the aptly named Meander River. This 2500 years old Ionian city was among the first to be planned with a grid system of streets.  Miletus; with its magnificent Theatre and the Byzantine fortress on the acropolis. These ancient ruins lie on a hill near...

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Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary

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Price :  50 EURO pp Region : Izmir                 During both the Hellenistic and Roman periods Ephesus was the most important port and cultural center of the eastern world. The remains of the city are still spellbinding today. Of all the ancient cities of Turkey, Ephesus is the best preserved and most visited one and is as popular as it was in ancient times. This is due to the miraculous discovery of the House of the Virgin Mary. The city had splendid buildings and was dedicated to the Goddess Artemis, whose temple was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World.  Main monuments that will be visited during today’s tour are; Ephesus Ancient City; Ones the most important trading City of the Aegean Coast.., walk along  the street of Arcadian, visit the majestic Theatre,...

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Sardes & Philadelphia Private Tour

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Price :  Price on request Region: Izmir                         This tour will allow you the visit of another remarkable sight in the Aegean area, Sardes, which was once the wealthy capital of the Lydian Empire and Philadelphia, one of the 7 Churches of Revelations, which played an important role in the spreading of thought patterns and activities of the Hellenistic civilization and Christian faith. Sardis; which once was Capital of the ancient kingdom of Lydia and from the 7th to the mid-6th century B.C. the world’s richest city. A good part of its wealth was coming from gold being washed down from the mountain by the river Pactolus, which the Lydian collected in sheep skins spread in the shallows, perhaps a source of the legend of the Golden Fleece. The most famous...

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