Mystic Turkey (Anatolian) Round Trip 1
MYS-7:ANATOLIAN DREAM (14 Days)
Day 1: ISTANBUL
After being welcomed at the airport,you'll be transfered to your hotel.The remaining of the day is at your leisure.
Day 2: ISTANBUL-GALLIPOLI-CANAKKALE
Early in the morning,depart for Gallipoli Peninsula where the campaign was held during World War-1.Then board on ferry to pass accross the strait DARDANELLES. Accomodations in Canakkale.
Day 3: CANAKKALE-TROY-IZMIR(SMYRNA)
Visit the city of legendary King Priam,TROY.Then drive to Pergamum,one of the highlights of ancient world with its unique acropolis,Temple of Trajan,the steepest theatre in Asia Minor, Temple of Zeus and more.See the ancient health center of area, ASKLEPION. Accomodations either in Izmir or Kusadasi.
Day 4: IZMIR-EPHESUS-HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY-PAMUKKALE(COTTON CASTLE)
Drive to Ephesus to see the highlight of Asia Minor,the largest ancient Roman city in Asia Minor with its well-preserved Celsus Library,Temple of Domitian & Hadrian,Fountain of Trajan, impressive marble roads and largest Roman theater and more... Visit the Temple of Artemis,one of the Seven Wonders of Ancient World. Then drive to Pamukkale. Accomodations in Pamukkale.
Day 5: PAMUKKALE-HIEAPOLIS-ANTALYA
Visit the ancient city of Hierapolis which was established on the white cascades.See the unique white terraces,overhanging surfaces formed by running warm- spring water.Then drive down Mediterranean to visit Turkish Riviera, ANTALYA. Accomodations in Antalya.
Day 6: ANTALYA-PERGE-ASPENDOS
Get the chance to walk in the old city.Visit the Archeological Museum and drive to Perge with its best preserved Roman bath complex,ancient stadium, well- preserved agora and more.At the end of the day,get the chance to see the best preserved ancient Roman theatre in Turkey. Accomodations in Antalya.
Day 7: ANTALYA-KONYA
Depart for Konya,the city of Whirling Dervishes.See the Mevlana Museum. Accomodations in Konya.
Day 8: KONYA-CAPPADOCIA
Drive to fairy land with its unique & fascinating landscape.On the way to Cappadocia,visit Kaymakli(or Derinkuyu) Underground City. Accomodations in Urgup.
Day 9: CAPPADOCIA
Visit all Cappadocia(ancient Katpatukya,the name given by Persians,meaning ''the land of beautiful horses'' as beautiful horses were bred here).See the amazing churches carved into tuffs in GOREME Open-Air Museum,such as Saint Basil's Church,Apple Church,Saint Barbara's Church, The Serpent Church and more... Then visit Pasabag Valley where you can watch the formation of fairy chimneys.See the ancient village of ZELVE carved into the rocks in two natural valleys.At the end of the day visit AVANOS,the town best known for the beautiful pottery made with red mud which is taken from the river bed,and also for the production of wine. Accomodations in Urgup.
Day 10: CAPPADOCIA-ANKARA
Drive to Ankara,the capital.On the way to capital,visit one of the caravanserai AGZIKARAHAN.Arrive to Ankara and visit Anatolian Civilisation Museum & Mousaleum of ATATURK,the founder of modern Turkish Republic. Accomodations in Ankara.
Day 11: ANKARA-GORDION-BURSA
Drive to Gordion,the city of King Midas.Arrival to Bursa and visit Grand Mosque,Green Tomb & Mosque,Silk Cacoon Han.Accomodations in Bursa.
Day 12: BURSA-ISTANBUL
Drive to Yalova to board on ferry.Arrival to Istanbul and visit Grand(Covered) Bazaar.Accommodate in Istanbul.
Day 13: ISTANBUL
Visit the historical peninsula with its ancient Hippodrome,Blue Mosque,St.Sophia and Topkapi Palace. Accomodations in Istanbul.
Day 14: ISTANBUL-USA
Remember all that you experienced in MYSTIC TURKEY while flying back to your home.
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