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|FAMOUS TOURISTIC PLACES TURKEY
You will find one of the most fantastic landscapes in the world, here. Three million years ago, violent eruptions of the volcanoes covered the area with tuff. Wind and weather have eroded the soft volcanic rock into hundreds of strangely shaped pillars, cones and "fairy chimneys".
Since the most ancient of times, men have hollowed out troglodyte dwellings from this soft rock, and here at the dawn of Chiristianty,the early Chiristians made countless cave churches, chapels and monasteries as well as underground cities to retreat and reside in until danger from their enemies had passed.
We recommend you have minimum 2 days tour to discover these beauties. In these 2 days, you will be able to visit the open-air museum, cave houses, underground city, Ihlara Valley, rock castles and millions of fairy chimneys.
Pamukkale is an extraordinary natural wonder. The calceus waters rise from the ground at a temprature of 35 C°and tumble down the mountain from a height of 100 meters, forming a myriad of pools. Cream-colored stalactites are formed as the water overflows from the pools, creating a breathtaking sight unequalled in the world.
We recommend you to spend at least one full day in the area and visit the antique theatre, archeological museum, grand bath, Apollon Temple, Necropolis and these pools.
According to tradition, Ephesus, one ot the most important cities of antiquity, was founded by Androclos, although it has been established that the Lelegians and Carians inhabited the site earlier. The city must have been colonized no later than the 10th century B.C., by the lonians. The ruins remaining are of the city established by Lyssimachos, one of the generals of Alexander the Great in the 3rd century B.C. During its Golden Age (2nd century), the city had a population of around 300.000; it monopolized the wealth of the Middle East and was one of the principal ports of the Mediteranean. Today, a visit to Ephesus is one of the highlights of any visit to Turkiye.
Our Ephesus tour is full day and we take you to the shrine of Virgin Mary where supposedly she spent her last years. Then we see the ruins from the period of St. Paul, Odeon, monumental fountains. Temple of Hadrian and Serapis, Agora, Library of Celcius,Great Theatre, Double Church, Arcadian Way, Gate of Magnesia. We will not miss the Temple of Diana which was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world
The Pergamum of Eumenes II (197-159 B. C.) is remembered most of all for its library. Said to have more than 200.000 volumes, it was a symbol of Pergamum s social and cultural climb. His library came to challenge the world's greatest in Alexandria (700.000 books). The Egyptians were afraid Pergamum would attract famous scholars away from Alexandria, so they cut off the supply ot papyrus from the Nile. Eumenes set his scientists to work, and they camo up with "pergamen" (Latin for 'parchment'), a writing suriace made from animal hides rather than pressed papyrus reeds
In one ful day tour, we will remind you the imperial days of the past by showing the Acropolis, Temple ol Athena, Temple of Zeus, Dionysos and Trojan Temples, Gymnasium of youth, Odeon. the famous library. Agora, Great Theatre and Roman Bath. We also visit the Aesculapium, ancient medical center built in the name of AesculapisGod of Medicine.
PRIENE, MILETUS & DIDYMA
South of Ku?adast lie the ruins ol threo very ancient and important settlements wall worth a day trip.
Priene occupies a dramatic position overlooking the plain of the river Menderea Miletus preserves a great theatre, and Didyma 's Temple of Apollo is among the world's most impressive religious structures.
In this day trip, we will first visit Pnene-the first planned city of the ancient world. In Priene, we will see the theatre, the Temple ot Athena. th» Prytaneum, the Agora, the Altar of Zeus and Cybele. We will continue to Miletus-one of the pirincipal Ionian cities and home ot Thales-, twice visitotl by St. Paul. Our last stop will be Didyma with its best preserved Temple ot Apollo.
ANTALYA AND ENVIRONS
Antalya, Turkiye's principal holiday resort, is an attractive city with shady palm-lined boulevards and a prize-winning marina. In the picturesque old quarter, Kaleici, narrow, winding streets and old wooden houses abut the ancient city walls.
Besides the city itselt, you have the chance to visit natural and historical sites near Antalya Some of your daily tour options are:
- Boat Tour (Marina. Lower Duden Waterfalls. Mouse Island. Konyalti Beach).
- Tour to the ancient city of Termessos and Kursunlu Waterfall.
- Tour to Duden Waterfall. Kemer Marina. Phasellis ancient city.
- Tour to Perge, Aspendos. Side -The 3 best preserved ancient cities- and famous Manavgat Waterfall.
- Tour to Myra ancient city, sunken city of Kekova, Simena and Qcagtz.
Let us know how many days you can spend in this lovely city. We can offer you the best alternatives.
With the intention of capturing the Ottoman capital and the road to eastern Europe, Winston Churchill, First Lord of Admiralty, organized a naval assault on the straits. A strong Franco-British fleet tried first to force them in March 1915 but failed. Then, in April British, Australian and New Zealand troops were landed on Gallipoli. After nine months of disastrous defeats the Allied forces were withdrawn.
With our day trip departing from Qanakkale, you will have the chance to feel the heat of the battlefields. We take you to Brighton Beach and Museum at Gabatepe to see the intended landing place and relics of the war. We will continue to Beach Cemetery, Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Memorial, Shrapnel Valley, Chunuk Bair.An Burnu hills.In these areas, you will see the cemeteries of Anzac & Turkish troops.
Homer immortalized Troy in the stones of King Priam, Hector, Paris and the beautiful Helen. Archaeological excavations have revealed nine seperate periods of settlement and the ruins of city walls, house foundations, a temple and a theatre.
The first people lived here during the Early Bronze Age. The cities called Troy I to Troy V (3000-1800 B.C.) had a similar culture but Troy VI (1800-1275 B.C.) took on a new character, with a new population of Indo-European stock related to the Mycanaeans. Troy VI is the city of Priam which engaged in the Trojan War. This heroic Troy was followed by Troy VII (1275-1100 B.C.). Troy VIII (700-300 B.C.) and then a Roman one Troy IX (300 B.C. - 300 AD.)
In our day trip out of Istanbul or Qanakkale, we will visit the relics of these ancient cities.
The sailing paradise of Turkiye is home of the Blue Voyage, This idyllic cruise means sailing with the nature. It means also experiencing the history of human being from the sea rather than from the land: a journey which carries you to the private beach of Cleopatra.the eternal fires of Mt. Olympos and Myra, the remains of ancient civilisations. For
active life lovers, sailing in clear waters provides the opportunity of swimming,
fishing, skiing, surfing and diving.
Sailing in Turkiye also allows you to experience a truly enriching cultural
exchance with the hospitable and gracious people of the coastal villages and
towns. Let us arrange this experience for you in our well designed Gulets on the
lovely waters of the Mediterranean