Half Day Tour of Izmir City (AM only)
Start your half day city tour of Izmir including the Roman Agora, which was used as a square shaped market place during the Roman rule of the city; Archaeological museum, which houses several Hellenistic and Roman findings from Izmir and surrounding area, including roman mosaics, sarcophagi, statues and so on; Mount Pagos, today known as Kadifekale, has a impressive fortress on hilltop controlling the city and offering a great panorama. A final visit will be made to the historic Elevator to enjoy another great view of Izmir.
Full Day Ephesus & Mary''s House
Drive to Selcuk, and visit the Shrine of Virgin Mary, where she is believed to spent her last days. Proceed to ancient Ephesus and see the Odeon, the Bouleterion, the fountains, the temples, the brothel, the library, the agoras, the great theater, the roman baths, the gymnasiums and so on. After lunch visit the Archeological Museum, St. John''s Basilica and his tomb and the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world.
Full Day Pergamon
Drive to Pergamon. Visit the Acropolis where you''ll see the Temple of Athena, the library, the Royal Palaces, the Temple of Trojan, the steepest theater of the world, the Temple of Dionysos, the Altar of Zeus and so on. Then visit Archeological Museum and Asclepion, the most famous ancient medical center in Anatolia.
Full Day Sardis
Drive to Sardis, ancient capital of ancient Lydia, where you''ll see the significant ruins of the city such as the great Temple of Artemis, the golden river Pactalos, the Persian Royal Road, the reconstructed Synagogue, the Gymnasium and so on.
Full Day Priene - Miletus - Dydima
Depart for Priene, the first planned city of the ancient world dominating today''s cotton lands. Visit the theater, the Temple of Athena, the Prytaneion, the agora, and the Altar of Zeus and Cybele. Proceed to Miletus, one of the principal Ionian cities and home of Thales. Visit the great theater with a Byzantine Fortress built on top of it, the agoras, the harbor, the Delphinium, the Nymphaeum, the Bouleterion, and the Faustina Baths. Then, continue to Dydima and visit the great Temple of Apollo which was the center of oracles for many centuries.
Full Day Pamukkale
Drive to Pamukkale (the cotton castle) which is one of the most spectacular sites. See the wonderful calcium formations of the travertine and watch the cataracts falling into basins at the bottom of the mountain. Visit the ancient Greco-Roman city of Hierapolis, its largest Necropolis in Asia Minor, thermal baths, great theater, temples, and streets.