Turkish Aegean

Beautiful Heaven of Earth

It’s saying the Aegean has “most beautiful heaven” and “most pleasant weather of the world” The west Turkey enthused not only with beautiful beaches, but also with the ancient treasures and its impressing background. Greek, Roman, Christian and Islamic conquerors leaved their Marks to the coast – that reason not least the Turkish coast will be designates as biggest open air museum of the world.

1. Day: Arrival to Izmir

2. Day: Pergamon

3. Day: Pamukkale

4. Day: Aphrodisias

5. Day: Ephesus

6. Day: Didim-Milet-Priene

7. Day: Boat Trip

8. Day: Return

* 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: Pergamon

We make a round circle through the ancient Smyrna, the home town of Homer and the third biggest city of the Turkey. The following sightseeing’s are in our program: driving over the mount Pagos, visiting the citadel which dates 4. Century, enjoying from an impressing panorama of the city, the Golf of Izmir and a roman agora which accommodates well preserved Columns and Statues of Poseidon and Artemis. Further we will drive to Pergamon, one of the impressing cities of minor Asia. We see fundaments of the Zeus altar and the Library; glance at the Theatre. Asklepeion is an ancient Greek sanatorium, waiting us in the down town

3. Day: Pamukkale

Pamukkale is famous not only for the extraordinary beauty of its unique geological formations, but also for its historical remains of Hierapolis which is located directly on top of the travertines. After the rumbling on this beauty; you will have still time for swimming in thermal hotel.

4. Day: Aphrodisias

On the way to Aphrodisias we will have break at Carpet Weaving Center and see the story of how carpets are made. We will learn the steps made from the raw material, silk, wool and cotton, right through to the finished product. Not only good conserved ruins but also magnificent foundation makes the Aphrodisias one of the famous archeological city of east Mediterranean at Greco-Roman time. Four overnights in Kuşadası.

5. Day: Ephesus

Today we discovering the foundations of Ephesus, richest capital of ancient time, and the city invite us to the Greek and Roman world. After the visiting of St.John basilica we drive to an interesting mountain village and enjoying with a glass of wine all week experience.

6. Day: Didyma – Miletus– Priene

We will drive to Didyma. The Apollon Temple is definitely evidence of the power and pride of Roman period. Even before the Ionians Didyma was sacral city and its oracles was very attended and dreaded persons. In Miletus, the home town of famous Thales, we will visit the Theatre and the Bath. In the harbor town Priene we explore the Hellenistic Amphitheatre and the Athena Temple.

7. Day: Free Time or Boat Trip

You may enjoy from free time in your seaside hotel or possibility to join a beautiful boat trip.

8. Day: Return

You can begin the seaside vacation in Kusadası or return flight.