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: ANTALYA
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 back to Antalya and stroll in the old town narrow streets and marina. In the afternoon, we will visit Antalya Archaeological Museum to see the artifacts excavated from the sites around Antalya.
We will have dinner in the hotel

DAY 4: PAMUKKALE
After breakfast in the hotel, 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 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 9: 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 10: 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 11: ISTANBUL
After breakfast in the hotel, we will have a full day classical Istanbul tour. We will visit Blue Mosque, Saint Sophia and Topkap 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 12: DEPARTURE
After breakfast in the hotel, we will depart for the airport.
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