LYCIA

A Comfortable experience

Do not believe that you will go how you come. They have gone, but their mind has remained ever in Bodrum…”

These are the words written by Fisher of Halikarnas

Silent Bays, Hilly Landscape, Cave Tombs and Holy Cities of antiquity are the grand stages which shape our round trip.

1. Day : Arrival to Izmir

2. Day : Euremos – Labranda

3. Day : Bodrum Mausoleum

4. Day : Ölüdeniz – Lycian Tombs

5. Day : Xanthos – Pamukkale

6. Day : Hierapolis

7. Day : Ephesus – Virgin Mary

8. Day : Return or begin the seaside vacation in Kusadasi

* Transfers, suitable Excursions and round trips, with Air-conditioned Coaches

* 7 overnights in 4 * up to 5 * Hotels (land type) with Air-condition and partly

Also with Swimming Pool

* Double Room with Bath or Shower and WC

* Half Board (Breakfast and Diner) partly as open Buffet

* Qualified, educated, official, English speaking Guides

* All entrance fees

* Welcome cocktail

* All tips and park coast

1. Day: Welcome to Izmir

Flight to Izmir. Your guide will meet and accompany you to your hotel. With a refreshing drink you will get the first information. Overnight is in Izmir.

2. Day: The Ancient Trade Road

Driving by Bafa Lake we reach Euromos, one of the important cities of ancient world. The Temple of Zeus is well known as one of the six best preserved temples of Asia. Labranda was the most holly place of the Caria. Than among the marvelous landscape of mountains you enjoy a picnic. Pancake and cheese will never have tasted so good before because of the amazing nature. The journey will continue to Bodrum. Overnight is in Bodrum. (Izmir-Bodrum 278 km)

3. Day: World wonder Halikarnasos

The city was the capital of Caria, was birth place of Herodotus and house of King Mausoleums monumental tomb which is one of the seven wonders of ancient world today. You visit the castle of St.Peter which is the most prominent feature of Bodrum. The museum is waiting for us with its underwater foundations. The road is continues to Dalyan at Köycegiz Lake. Two overnight in Fethiye.(Bodrum-Fethiye 240 km)

4. Day: Turquoise Blue

Every color strikes a town, so the “Turquoise blue” strikes of Ölüdeniz. The famous Lycian tombs can be seen on the upper side of the city, especially the magnificent tomb of King Amyntas. In Myra you will visit cave tombs which are said to be one of the most fascinating sightseeing places of the area with and the engraved tomb the church where St. Nicolas is buried.

5. Day: Xanthos and Pamukkale (both UNESCO World Heritage Center)

In the ancient city of Xanthos, which was the oldest and largest capital city of the Lycian Federation, you can see the unique monuments, graves, and Sarcophagi adorned with relieves. The road will bring you inland through the villages to Pamukkale. The famous limestone terraces are waiting for you with its unique landscape and warm water. After a walk on this beautiful area you will have time for swimming in thermal hotel pools. Overnight is in Pamukkale.

6. Day: Hierapolis

Hierapolis was established in Hellenistic age. You will visit the temple of Apollon, The Nympheum and the well preserved Roman Theater. The meander road reaches Kusadasi. On the way we will take a break at the Carpet Weaving Center and see the interesting carpet making demonstration. Two overnights in Kusadasi

7. Day: Ephesus

Ephesus is the best preserved classical city on the Mediterranean and perhaps the best place in the world to get the feeling for what life was like in Roman Period. Theater, luxurious Baths and the library show the great prosperity of the city. Than you will travel to the Holy place, located on top of the “Bülbül” Mountain stands the shrine of Virgin Mary. The Holy place enjoys a marvelous atmosphere hidden amongst in the greenery.

8. Day: Return

You can begin the seaside vacation in Kusadasi or return Flight.