Agean Tour / 4 days

Explore Turkey’s Agean treasures in this 4-day tour by bus and flight.

In this small-group tour along with a professional guide, we will dive deep into the mysteries of ancient Rome and Greece, exploring its marvelous temples and centuries of history.

  • Visit Troy, a UNESCO World Heritage and see the Trojan Horse
  • Explore the ancient ruins of Pergamon and marvel at the Temple of Zeus, Temple of Dionysos and the Acropolis.
  • Discover the beauty of Pamukkale’s stalactites, waterfalls and basins
  • Explore the ruins of Hierapolis including the Roman theater and the Necropolis
  • Swim in the ancient Pool of Cleopatra
  • Explore the Ancient City of Ephesus and visit the House of Virgin Mary
  • See the Temple of Artemis and the Great Theatre

  • Duration:

    4 days

  • Start:

    Early morning pick up from hotel in Istanbul and embark on a bus journey to Eceabat.

  • Excluded:
    • Attraction tickets
    • Drinks are not included with meals
    • Dinner
    • Personal expenses
  • Included:
    • Hotel pick-up and airport transfers
    • Bus tickets
    • Flight tickets
    • Professional tour guide
    • Entry fees
    • Accommodation
    • Lunch on both days (Vegetarian option available)
    • Breakfast at the hotel on day 2

The main places that you will get to see:

Day 1: Troy (L)

Upon arrival in Eceabat, we will sit down for a nourishing lunch and then head off to the tour starting point. In Troy we will explore the following highlights:

Troy: A UNESCO World Heritage site, Troy is famous for the Trojan War as narrated by Homer in the epic of the Iliad and the Trojan Horse used in the Hollywood movie. Along with your professional tour guide get a picture of the most important historical and cultural aspects of the many civilizations which once prospered in this 5000+ years old city.

  • The Trojan Horse
  • Sacrificial Altars
  • The 3700-year-old city walls
  • Houses of Troy I, 3000 B.C. – 2500 B.C
  • The Bouleuterion (Senate Building)
  • The Odeon (Concert Hall)
  • Current excavations
  • Remains of the various cities from Troy I to Troy IX

End of day 1: Having explored all of Troy, our driver will transfer you to your hotel in Eceabat where you will spend the night.

Day 2: Pergamon (B, L)

Start the day with a nourishing breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast, meet with your tour guide and head off to the tour’s starting point. In Pergamon we will cover the following highlights:

Pergamon: Pergamon is a testimony to the unique aesthetic achievement of civilizations. This UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the most important cities of the Hellenistic and Roman periods and is attached to great names such as Xenophon’s march of The Ten Thousand and Alexander the Great.

  • Aesculapius and Acropolis
  • Athena and Trojan Temples
  • Temple of Zeus, Temple of Dionysos, and Gymnasium of Youth
  • Great Theatre and Roman Bath.

End of day 2: Having covered the highlights of Pergamon we will drive to Kusadasi or Selcuk and drop you off at your hotel, where you will spend the night.

Day 3: Pamukkale (B, L)

After breakfast, meet with the team and embark on a bus journey to Pamukkale.

Pamukkale: Pamukkale, which means cotton castle, is comprised of a series of limestone terraces formed by the action of the hot spring. The water is highly concentrated on carbonic acid and lime and flows downhill forming wonderful stalactites.

Hierapolis: This ancient Hellenic and Roman city stands right on top of the Cotton Castle, on a plateau made of sedimentary limestone-rock formed over the centuries. Learn how Stephanus of Byzantium influenced the creation of its real name, which translates to Sacred City.

  • Roman Basilica Baths
  • Domitian Gate
  • Latrines
  • Agora
  • Colonnaded Street
  • Byzantine Gate
  • Roman fountains
  • Ancient Pool of Cleopatra

End of day 3: Having finished the tour at Pamukkale, we will return to Kusadasi or Selcuk and drop you off at your hotel.

Day 4: Ephesus (B, L)

Morning pick-up after breakfast. Meet with the team and head to the tour starting point at Ephesus.

Ephesus: Ancient Greek city that rose to prominence as a seaport during the Roman golden age. In this most important archaeological site of Turkey, you will get the chance to visit highlights such as the Library of Celsus and the massive Great Theater, where St Paul once preached.

  • Baths of Varius
  • Odeon
  • Prytaneion
  • Fountain of Polio
  • Temple of Hadrian
  • Temple of Domitian
  • Library of Celsus
  • Basilica of St. John
  • Isabey Mosque: After a tasty lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Isabey Mosque, an excellent example of stunning medieval Anatolian architecture.
  • Temple of Artemis: Also known as the Temple of Diana, the Temple of Artemis was once one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. While you wonder amidst the temple’s remnants, admire the magnificent pieces of ancient Greek architecture.
  • House of Virgin Mary: Pay a visit to one of the most important Christian shrines. It is believed that Virgin Mary spent the last years of her life in this monumental stone cottage, where St. John brought her.

End of the tour: Having the tour finished, you will be transferred to the Izmir airport for a flight back to Istanbul. Upon arrival, our team will meet you and drive you back to your hotel.

Important notice: This is a shared group tour; however, it can be provided as a private tour upon request.

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