Greco-Roman Sites of Aegean and Mediterranean Turkey

DAY 1: ANTALYA

Upon arrival to Istanbul airport, connected flight to Antalya. Then transfer to hotel.
We will stay in the hotel.

DAY 2: ANTALYA

After breakfast in the hotel, we do sightseeing of Pamphylian ancient sites by the Mediterranean Sea. We drive to Perge and visit ancient site. We walk in an extremely beautiful ancient main street and see Agora and Roman Baths. Then we drive to Aspendos and visit the theatre.
In the afternoon, we will visit Side. We will go and see the theatre and Roman Baths.
We will have dinner in the hotel.

DAY 3: ISPARTA

After breakfast in the hotel, we will drive up the Tauros Mountains and visit the Pisidian ancient site Termessos. It will remind us that Greko-Roman sites were not built just by the seashore but also on mountains. Then we will drive to Sagalassos and visit the site.
We will have dinner in the hotel in Isparta. 

DAY 4: PAMUKKALE

After breakfast in the hotel, we will drive to Laodicia and visit the site still largely under excavation. We will see the Agora, Roman baths, fountain and theatre. Then we will drive to Hierapolis and visit the site. We will see the theatre and necropolis and will have a time in white calcareous mass terraces also called Pamukkale.
You may enjoy indoor and outdoor thermal pools in the hotel.
We will have dinner in the hotel.

DAY 5: BODRUM

After breakfast in the hotel, we will drive to Bodrum. We will visit Bodrum castle, which is Underwater Archaeology Museum. We will see ancient shipwreck artifacts in the museum. Please note that at weekends some of the exhibition halls are closed.
We will have dinner in the hotel.

DAY 6: KUSADASI

After breakfast in the hotel, we will drive to Euromos to see Temple of Zeus. Then we will drive to Didyma to see Temple of Apollo. Then we will drive to Miletus, which was the most powerful Ionian city that established many colonies on the Sea of Marmara and Black Sea. We will see the theatre, Roman bath, agora and harbor area, which was covered by silt of the river. Finally, we will visit Priene. We will see the Temple of Athena, theatre and bouliterion. We will stroll in the streets of this well-preserved city.
We will have dinner in the hotel.     

DAY 7: IZMIR

After breakfast in the hotel, we will drive and visit Ephesus ancient site. Then we will visit the museum to see the artifacts excavated from the site. We will also visit the site of the Temple of Artemis that was one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
We will have dinner in the hotel.

DAY 8: CANAKKALE

After breakfast in the hotel, we will drive to Pergamon and visit the Acropolis of Pergamon. We will see the Temple of Trajan and foundation structure of several Hellenistic period buildings: The Temple of Athena, library, palaces, heroon and the most important monument of Pergamon, the Altar of Zeus.
Then we drive to visit Asklepion, the Temple of Asklepious. It was important healing centre in ancient period.
In the afternoon, we will drive to northern part of the Aegean region to visit Troy. Nearby Dardanelles we will see the legendary city of King Priamos.
We will have dinner in the hotel.

DAY 9: ISTANBUL

After breakfast in the hotel, we will drive to Istanbul and visit Archeological Museum in Istanbul. We will see many primary artifacts excavated from the sites we visited. Then we will admire more to the ancient art.
We will have dinner in the hotel. 

DAY 10: ISTANBUL

After breakfast in the hotel, we will have a full day classical Istanbul tour. We will visit Blue MosqueSaint Sophia and Topkapı Palace. This later period buildings well resembles ancient structural forms. Finally, we will have visit to Grand Bazaar.
We will have dinner in the hotel.

DAY 11: DEPARTURE

After breakfast in the hotel, we will depart for the airport.

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