West Anatolia- Pamukkale – Bodrum – Lycia-Antalya ( 10 Night 11

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 : Transfer from Izmir airport to Hotel
Arrival to Izmir airport meet the driver and guide and transfer to hotel in IZmir

Meal : Dinner

Day 2 : Izmir – Pergamon – Cunda Island – Izmir ( 290 km )
Departure from hotel to Pegramum at 0800 am.
Upon arrival weascend 400 meters by cable car to Acropolis.of Pergamum
*Pergamum Acropolis The place where parchment paper was invented ,the ruins of the city
including, Zeus Altar , Athena Temple, The Trajan Temple , theater and the ruins of the Palaces
of the kings of Pergamum Kingdom which was established in 3 C Bc and reigned till 132 BC.
(listed by Unesco in the world heritage list)
* Asclepion the healing center of Pergamum where the psychotherapy was practiced and home of
Galinus the famous physician of the Roman Era.
Afternoon we drive to Cunda Island ( Ali Bey island)
Cunda island is connected to the land by isthmus. It has very beautiful ancient houses built with
local stones and many of them converted to small hotels or restaurants and cafes.
We see the most interesting mill-church ( Sevim &Necdest Kent Library) The building was a
church but a wind mill added to the church and finally converted to a library.
We visit Rahmi Koc car musuem . This building is actually a Greek Ortodox Church which was
called Taksiyarhis Church (Gabriel and Michail CHurch).
In 2011 it was given to one of Turkish Business man , Rahmi Koc. He renovated the church and
converted to a car musuem .
We walk in water front eat the famous gummy ice cream or we have turkish coffe at one of the
water front cafeterias and depart back to Izmir.

Meal : Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3 : Izmir – Ephesus – Sirince – Kusadasi ( 80 km )
Today we visit the best city of asia Minor during Rome Empire
* Virgin Mary House; where she spent her last days on a mountain nearEphesus..
• Ephesus Ancient City The biggest Roman City of Asia Minor . its population was
approximetly 200.000in 3 rd C AD.
Ephesus is the temple of the archeological world . Here we spend around 3 hours to see the ruins
such as Agora , Roman BAths, Odeon, Prynthinion , Trajan Fountain , The Library , The Theather
, the harbpur street etc..
• Artemis Temple One of the seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was built in 8 C BC. It was
the biggest temple in its era and there were 129 pillars around the temple each one of them with
189 meters hight . Unfortunetly
* Saint John Tomb and Basilica ( Saint john escaped from Jerusalem to Ephesus he lived here
and died here too. His tomb which is housed by a church and the ruins of the church are visible
today .
*.Sirince – Old Town, famous for its traditional Greek Houses built in 18 th and 19 th C. The
fruits wine of sirince is very famous. , After we visit the town we have wine at one of the wine
* Leather fashion show and shoping opportunity
Arrival to Hotel and check in.

Overnight Stay : Kusadasi
Meal : Breakfast and dinner

Day 4 : Kusadasi – Aphrodisias – Pamukkale (254 km)

We drive to PAmukkale and ond the way we detour to visit Aphrodisias Antique City.
*Aphrodisias -City of Aphrodite goddess of the love. The site of the city first was ingabited
during the neolithic age . LAter it was re-establihsed by the Greek settlers who invaded the region.
Finally re-built in Roman Time.The city was known for its artists( Sculptors) and philosophers.
We see the biggest stadium of Anatolia ,its cappacity 30.000 people, The tehather , Roamn Bath,
Agoras, Aphrodite Temple and the magnificent musuem which is housing many thousands reliefs
and marble carving .

* Pamukkale; the beautiful, cascading, snow-white terraced cliff-side basins and hot spring water
famous for the healing properties of their thermal mineral baths.
* Hierapolis; an ancient Hellenic and Roman city. See the vast Necropolis Roman basilica baths,
Domitian gate, latrines, Agora, Colonnaded Street, Byzantine Gate, Roman fountains, and Grand

Overnight Stay : Kusadasi
Meal : Breakfast and dinner

Day 5 : Pamukkale – Priene – Miletus – Didyma – Bafa Lake – Bodrum ( 325
After breakfast at hotel departure to west coasts of Turkey which was known Ionia and Karia
region in antiquity..
We visit :
Priene Ancient city- Located on slope of Samsun Mountain fortifed with city walss and has very
beautiful ruins of Bouleterion , Athena Temple , tehather Agora and so-called Alexander The
Miletos Ancient City – The ctiy was established by the local people around 11 C BC. The greek
settlers conquered the city and re-established it . It was an important trading harbour city . The
Miletions established many trade colonies in Black Sea region today even in Nile Delta in Egypt.
The city is known home of Thales as well. We see the tehather , The Harbour monuments ,
,delphinum , The Roman Baths …
Didyma – Didyma is the worshiping place of Miletos ancient city. Miletos people built a very big
temple for Apollon the god of the light. It was center of profecy and its oracles were as famous as
Delphi ISlands oracle.
We see the ruins of Apollon Temple which is still defying the time and standing upward to the
Bafa Lake -Once it was connected to the Aegean but by the ages Meandros River silted the sea
and seperated the lake from the sea.Nowadays it has connection with sea by the river only
It is famous for its eel . It will surprize you very much how the eels imigrate from Mexico
Saragossa gulf all the way to Bafa Lake.
After arrival to Bodrum check in hotel

Overnight Stay : Bodrum
Meal : Breakfast and dinner

Day 6 : Bodrum (museum) – Dalyan (Kaunos)- Fethiye ( 250 km )
Today we visit Bodrum, the poetic city, city of Halikarnasos Fisherman Cevat Sakir the famous
Turkish writer who advertised Bodrum to the world.
We see Bodrum Castle which was built by Saint John Knights in 14 C. Later it was conquered by
the Turks and in the 20 th century converted to under water archeological musuem . The findings
of the ship wreckages of the region are exhibited in the castle today..The bronze age
wreckage,Byzantine wreckage and Karia Princess hall are worthed seeing indeed.. It is called
saint Peter castle as well. we see the Italian Tower, French Tower, British tower , German Tower.
of the castle as well.
*Mausoleum of Bodrum – Tomb of Mausolus King of Karia . it was counted one of the seven
wonders of the ancient world. After Mausolus died his sister-wife Artemisea built a monumental
tomb for him. The word of Mausoleum comes from this monumantel tomb. Unfortunetly not too
much left from this magnificient monumental tomb but dont worry when you visit Bodrum Castle
you see its stones in the castle. Saint John Knights re-used the blocks of the tomb in castle
*The wind Mills – 19 C wind mills are located atop of hill between Bodrum and Gumbet
We drive to Dalyan.
*Dalyan is a big river connecting Koycegiz Lake with Aegean . We embark on a private boat and
sail from Dalyan Village to Iztuzu Beach. We view the Lycian Tombs which were carved into the
cliff of the mountain from our Boat. Arrival to Iztuzu Beach where the caretta -caretta sea turtels
lay their eggs. We may see some of teh caretta -caretta in Dalyan River during our sailing to the
Aegean .
In summer free time to swim in Iztuzu Beach.
We embark on boat and sail back to Dalyan and drive to Fethiye

Overnight Stay :Fethiye
Meal : Breakfast

**Dinner at Fethiye Fish Market . You buy your won fish from the market and get it cooked
at nearbyu restaurant .

Day 7 : Fethiye Tour
Today we explore Fethiye neighbourhood.

*Tlos Antique City- Tlos was one of the biggest cities of Lycian Leage.. it is was established in
12 C BC.In later centuries it was re-built a few times. Finally the Romans conquered the city and
re-establish it. We see the Acropolis , The stadium , Theather, Byzantine Era Church , Roman
Bath etc..
*Saklikent Gorge .- it is one of the deepest gorges in the world . In some places it is 300 meters
deep and 2 meters wide. We walk about 30 minutes and enjoy this beautifull and impressive
*Pinara Antique city : It is famous for its carved rock tombs. Many rock tombs carved into the
cliff of the mountain and they look like pigeon nests from distance .
*Kayakoy Village – A Greek village which was abondoned in 1923 during the population
exchage between Turkey and Greece. It is a ghost town today. The schools , The churches,
Houeses are all deserted ..
* Oludeniz Lagoon and beach
Back to hotel

Overnight stay : Fethiye
Meal . Breakfast and dinner

Day 8 : Fethiye – Letoon – Xanthos – Patara – Kas ( 110km)

They came to our city from the sea
They came from the bottom of the sea
They made our houses tombs to us
And the tombs became our houses.
For sake of our freedom we lit a fire behind us which will last forever

A Lycian Poet from Xhantos wrote in 6 C BC.

Today we will visit Lycian Cities . The land of the honorable people. They commited suicide
when their cities fell into hands of their enemy . They died for their freedom.Instead of being
surrendered they prefered to die . Lycian lived in todays south west of Turkey , Lycia Region.

They established the first federal state system . They had 23 member cities in the leage. These
cities had their own parlement but they had a joint parlement in PAtara and every city was
represented by votes according to its population. USA federative system was modelled from
Lycian Leage. .
Our first stop is Xhantos.
Xhantos was represented by 3 seats in Lycian Leage.. People of Xhantos fought their enemy the
Persian till last minute and when the enemy was about to capture their city, Xhnatos they first
killed their children then their women , they burned the city and killed themselves.
We see the theather, the inscribed. pillar which has the only Lycian characthers on it , The
Churches and the tombs atop of pillars.
* Letoon Ancient City – Letoo mother of Artemis and Apollon . It is belived that she came here
with her children when she was escaping from Hera.. The city named after her. We see The three
temples. Artemis Letoo and Apolloon Temple side by side in Letoon city.
*Patara – Home town of Saint Nicholas and capital city of Lycian Leage. We see The Lycian
Parliament . , Saint Nicholas church , The Roman baths , The
colonaded street..
we walk to PAtara beach and see the 13 km long beach ..
In summer there is swimming break in patara beach
We drive to KAs and check in hotel .
We spend the evening by strollimg in Kas's water front..

Overnight Stay : Kas
Meal : Breakfast and dinner

Day 9 : Kas – Kekova – Myra – Phaselis – Antalya ( 200 km )
In the morning we see the small but charming theather of Kas. We view the eye from the
eyebrow. Yes kash means 'eyebrow in Turkish. And the eye is castellorizo island, The Greek
Island which is located just across of KAs. .
We drive to Kekova to see the sunken city. We embark on boat and sail into the sea to see
Ucagiz ( Dolichiste City) which was sunken into the water of Mediterranean after an earth quake
in 2 C AD. We will sail by our private boat and see the submerged tomb in the water , the ruins of
the bath etc..
There is also a swimming break in Sunken city beside the old shipyard.
Disembarkation and drive to Demre .

We will see Saint Nicholas church and his tomb . Saint Nicholas lived here in the 4 th Century.
*Myra rock -tombs carved into the cliff of the mountain and the theater of the ancient city
*Phasalis Ancient city which was established on shores of Mediterranean and has 3 ports. Here
we visit the ruins of the city the ancient ports a swimming break on beach of Phasalis .

Overnight Stay : Antalya
Meal . breakfast and dinner

Theater and tombs in Myra

Day 10 : Antalya – Perge – Aspendos – Termessos – Antalya

Today we explore Antalya and its neighbourhood.Antalya is the capital city of the Turkish
Tourism. Beautiful and lovely mediterreanean city.
We visit :
Aspendos Theather ( Aspendos is a Roman Period Theather was built in 2 C AD theather which
is still used for some performances even today and considred to be the best preserved theather of
The Roman Era .
* Perge : An anceint city which was established as early as 12 C BC and then occupied and re-
built by the greeks and romans in later centuries. Here we see the stadium, the helenistic gate, the
Agora, The colonaded streets , HAdiran Bath , churches etc..
*Duden waterfall ( One of the best waterfalls in Turkey )
* Kaleici – the old city of Antalya which has old houses , churches, towers, mosques , cafeterias
,bars and restaurants and narrow streets paved with stones.

Over night Stay Antalya
Meal : Breakfast and dinner

Day 11 : Antalya halfday tour and departure to airport

We visit Antalya Archeological Musuem which is housing artefacts of the old city of Antalya .
There are fabolous statues, marble carvins, sarcophagus', inscriptions, reliefs in the musuem .
One of the best archeological musuem of Turkey .

Including the tour price :

 Enters fee for Museum
 Hotel accomodation
 An English sepaking guide
 Transportation (A.C)
people bus with 45 seaters)
 Breakfast and dinner at hotel
 Hotel tip

Excluding tour price :

* Lunch
* Drinks
* Tip of the driver and guide