Turkish Delights: 17 Days

Ephesus Turkey
Have a taste of 6 marvellous places in Turkey: Istanbul – Canakkale – Kusadasi – Pamukkale – Antalya – Cappadocia


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TRIP ITINERARY

Day 1 Flight Day
Depart the U.S. on a flight to Istanbul.

Day 2 Istanbul
Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to the hotel. Welcome meeting and orientation walk in the Sultanahmet square.

Day 3 Istanbul
Today explore the great ancient landmarks of Istanbul in Sultanahmet Square. Visit the Roman Hippodrome, the Byzantine Haghia Sophia, the Ottoman Topkapi Palace, and the Blue Mosque

Day 4 Istanbul
Visit the Underground Cistern and the Istanbul Archeological Museum, featuring of many Hellenistic and Roman treasures, especially Alexander’s sarcophagus from Sidon. Later, stroll through the bazaars of Istanbul, the Spice Market, and the Grand Bazaar.

Day 5 Canakkale
Drive to Gallipoli where we will visit the Battle Field of Gallipoli War. Continue along to the Dardanelles-the narrow waterway that separates Europe from Asia- for the ferry across the water to Canakkale. Tour the famed archeological site of Troy and unfold the strata of the mound from the Early Bronze Age to the Roman era.

Day 6 Kusadasi
Travel along the Aegean Coastline and around the legendary Mount Ida. Enjoy the tour of Acropolis of Pergamon, crowned by the temples dedicated to Zeus, Athena, Demeter, and finally Roman Emperor Trajan. Continue to the site of Asclepion, one of the most important healing centers of the ancient world in where Galen practiced. Drive to Kusadasi via Izmir.

Day 7 Kusadasi
Today explore the famous ancient site of Ephesus and environs. Ephesus contains extensive ruins of the agora, the Library of Celsus with its imposing facade, the biggest theater, and the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Also tour the Basilica of John, the Selcuk Museum, and the House of Mary in the afternoon.

Day 8 Kusadasi
Enjoy the free time in the waterfront of Kusadasi in the morning. Then travel through the delta of the River Meander on where ancient people once sailed. Visit the most important cities of the classical period, the Ionian cities of Priene, Miletus, and Didyma. As the home of the renowned philosophers, these ancient cities are the best example of the Hellenistic cities.

Day 9 Pamukkale
Drive along the River Meander and visit the ancient city of Aphrodisias, one of the most important sculpture centers of the entire Roman world. This remotely site received extensive donations from Roman emperors because of the city’s association with Aphrodite. Then continue to Pamukkale where the mineral water forms the pools of white travertine, one of the most dazzling natural beauties of Turkey.

Day 10 Antalya
Drive along the Lycus Valley and tour the biblical cities of Hierapolis with its extensive necropolis and then Laodicea, one of the seven churches in the Revelation. Travel through the highlands and descend from the Mountain Taurus to Antalya along the Mediterranean Sea in the afternoon.

Day 11 Antalya
Enjoy time at leisure in the morning followed by a tour of the Archeological Museum where exhibits all the archeological findings from Perge, Aspendos, and the other sites in the region. Stroll through the streets of the old harbor and enjoy the free afternoon in downtown Antalya.

Day 12 Antalya
Goodbye to the crew after the last breakfast on gulet. Visit the ancient city of Myra for its rock-cut tombs, extensive theater, and church dedicated to St. Nicholas. Travel along the Mediterranean coastline to Antalya and tour the Archeological Museum where exhibits all the archeological findings from Perge, Aspendos, and the other sites in the region.

Day 13 Cappadocia
Travel through the most spectacular and picturesque route from Antalya to Konya over the Mountain Taurus. Visit the Mevlana Museum, the center of the whirling dervishes in Konya and discover their humanistic theology based on love and respect to the diversity of the universe. Continue to Cappadocia along the Silk Road and visit one the caravanserai where ancient travelers stayed overnight on their journeys. Arrive in Cappadocia and drive to our cave hotel.

Cappadocia

Day 14 Cappadocia
Explore the lunar and surrealistic landscape of the region with its valleys and churches. Visit the Goreme Open-Air Museum and its churches with vivid frescoes depicting the biblical scenes as the best example of the local Byzantine art. Stroll through the fairy-chimneys of the Red and Pasabag Valleys. Visit Uchisar and Cavusin villages with their inspiring settings and dwellings.

Day 15 Cappadocia
Start the day with an optional balloon trip in Cappadocia. Travel to the lesser visited sites of Cappadocia. The dramatic settlement of the Soganli Village attracts travelers to its distant beauty as well as the vibrant people of the village. Then continue to Cemil Village to enjoy a village lunch prepared in a village house. End the day by visiting the labyrinths of the Underground Cities of the region.

Day 16 Istanbul
Take a morning flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival in Istanbul visit the Kariye Museum, the church of Holy Savior in Chora. This museum house exquisite frescoes and mosaic as some the best examples of the Byzantine art in the world. Take pleasure in the cruise along the Bosphorus on a private boat and enjoy free afternoon for shopping and packing.

Day 17 Departure
Transfer to airport for return flight to the United States.

Aphrodisias Theathre 

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CLIMATE

Average air temperatures in Fahrenheit (and Celsius) and number of rainy days by month along the route (Istanbul and Antalya)

  May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
IstanbulMaximum70 (21)
77 (25)
84 (29)
84 (29)
77 (25)
68 (20)
Minimum52 (11)
59 (15)
64 (18)
64 (18)
54 (15)
53 (12)
Wet Days
8
5
4
5
6
10

 May
JunJul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Marmaris68 (20)
72 (22)
75 (24)
79 (26)
77 (25)
73 (23)
Antalya70 (21)
75 (24)
81 (27)
82 (28)
81 (27)
77 (25)
Wet days8
5
4
5
6
10

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