St. Paul`s Turkish Riviera

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Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival Antalya

    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

    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. expand
    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).Drive to east to SILIFKE-Seleukia a city founded by Seleukos I 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.

  • Day 03 : Silifke - Cappadocia

    Breakfast and departure for CAPPADOCIA. En route visits to TARSUS (Tars) including House of St. PAUL'S, 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 marvelous panoramic view. expand
    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.

  • 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 Djalladini Rumi' Mosque, Mausoleum and Theological School KARATAY. Dinner and overnight. expand
  • Day 06 : Konya - Pamukkale

    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
    Afternoon at leisure, dinner and overnight at hotel.

  • Day 07 : Pamukkale - Antalya

    Breakfast and departure to ANTALYA. En route visit to NYSA (Gymnasium, Stadium, Library, Theater, Roman Bridge, Tunnel, Bouleuterion, Agora, Roman Baths, Basin, Necropolis) and APHRODISIAS (Acropolis, Theater, Temple of Aphrodite, Odeion, Agora, Portico of Tiberius, Baths of Hadrian, Stadium). Dinner and overnight in ANTALYA. expand
  • Day 08 : Antalya and departure

    Full day at leisure or optional tours. Transfer to Airport for return flight back to home. expand


  • 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 and bridge crossing fees, tips and portages.
  • Valuable Tax and services charge.
  • Economy air fare Istanbul - Adana on schedule flights of Turkish Airlines.
  • Each 21st person is free of charge.