Discovery of Southern Anatolia & Cappadocia and Asia Minor

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Detailed Itinerary

7 nights / 8 days

  • Day 01 : Arrival Istanbul

    Arrival at ANTALYA International Airport. In assistance of our local professional tour-guide, transfer by bus to hotel in Antalya for overnight. Welcome-Cocktail at the hotel. expand
  • Day 02 : Antalya - Silifke ( Mersin )

    Breakfast and departure for MERSIN well-known as Turkish California. En route visits to antic sites PERGE (Greco-Roman theater, Stadium-One of the best preserved stadiums of antiquity, Tomb of Plancia Magna, Agora-a large square 65x65 m. In area, Roman baths, The Bishopric Basilica of Perge, Acropolis, Nymphaion i.e. Fountain from Hadrian`s period), SIDE (City Wall, Main Gate, City Fountain, Aqueduct, Colonnaded Street, Agora, Theater, Monumental Gate) , ASPENDOS-The only city besides Side which was minting silver coins by early 5th century (Agora, Basilica, Market Hall, Nymphaion, Aqueduct-One of the most impressive Roman aqueducts to be found in Turkey,Theater, Stadium).expand
    Drive to east to SILIFKE-Seleukia a founded by Seleukos at the beginning of 3rd century B.C. and visits to Church of St.THEKLA dating from the 5th century A.D., KORYKOS known by the local inhabitants as Cennet and Cehennem (Heaven and Hell), POMPEIPOLIS and OLBA-DIOCAESAREA located 30 km. North of Silifke are some of the most important and best preserved ruins in Turkey among them are Temple of Zeus Olbios, The Tychaion-Temple dedicated to the goddess of good Fortune, Theater, Tomb, Tower, Gymnasium. Dinner and overnight in Silifke or Mersin. Breakfast and departure for MERSIN.

  • Day 03 : Silifke - Cappadocia

    Breakfast and departure for CAPPADOCIA. En route visits to TARSUS (Tars) including House of St. PAUL, CLEOPATRA & ANTONIUS Gate. On the way to Cappadocia visit to Monastery ESKI GUMUS and Underground City of KAYMAKLI. Arrival Cappadocia for dinner and overnight. expand
  • Day 04 : C a p p a d o c i a

    Whole day in mystic Valley of Cappadocia with the visits to Natural Castle/Hill of UCHISAR to get the marvellous panoramic view. Continue visits by Real open-air Museum of GOREME, IHLARA Valley and it's FAIRY CHIMNEYS. A short pause in authentic Village URGUP, visit to AVANOS and Ceramics Ateliers. Return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight. expand
  • Day 05 : Cappadocia - Aksaray - Konya

    Breakfast and departure for KONYA, en route visit to famous Caravanserai in SULTANHANI. Continue and by the arrival KONYA visits to MEVLANA Djalaladdini Rumi`Mosque, Mausoleum and Theological School KARATAY. Dinner and overnight. expand
  • Day 06 : Konya - Pamukkale - Kusadasi

    Departure for PAMUKKALE-Cotton Fortress and en route visit to HIERAPOLIS-One of the most famed of the ruins surviving from antiquity, (City Baths, Christian Basilica, Monumental fountain, Temple of Apollo, Theater, Martyrium of St. Philip, Necropolis-Containing tumuli, sarcophagi and house-shaped tombs, it represents one of the best preserved of the ancient cemeteries in Turkey.) to PAMUKKALE-The magnificent cotton-white plateau formed by the travertine deposits of the calcium oxide.expand
    On the way to Kusadasi visit to APHRODISIAS (Acropolis, Theater, Temple of Aphrodite, Odeion, Agora, Portico of Tiberius, Baths of Hadrian, Stadium). Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.

  • Day 07 : Kusadasi - Izmir - Istanbul

    Full day excursion to EPHESUS, one of the most important and best preserved cities of the ancient world, with its huge theater, the Odeon, the Library, and Roman baths. expand
    On the way to EPHESUS, visit the Temple of ARTEMIS, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Drive to the Basilica of St. John, which was build here after the death of Apostle John. Drive to the chapel of the VIRGIN MARY (Panaya Kapulu). After visit to ISABEY Mosque, drive to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport for flight to Istanbul. Arrival Istanbul and transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.

  • Day 08 : Istanbul and departure

    Breakfast and departure to sightseeing tour including visit to famed TOPKAPI Palace, the great palace of OTTOMAN Sultans, ST. SOPHIA Museum, a fifth century basilica with its spectacular frescoes and immense central dome still considered as an architectural marvel; The BLUE Mosque, exquisitely decorated with blue tiles; the HIPPODROME of the old city, location chariot races and the center of early Byzantine life; the 11th century Church of ST. SAVIOUR in CHORA, with its marvelous 14th century mosaics and frescoes on gold and the grand closed bazaar. Late evening transfer to airport for back home flight.


  • Accommodation at selected hotels, in Dbls with twc, on H/B basis.
  • All excursions and visits of the museums mentioned in the program.
  • Transportation by modern touristic class buses with air-conditioning system.
  • Guiding services of our local professional tour-guide during the whole stay in Turkey.
  • Highway, ferry crossing fees, tips and portages.
  • Valuable Tax and services charge.
  • Economy air ticket on route Izmir - Istanbul