Ephesus & Pamukkale & Beach Resort

Ephesus & Pamukkale & Beach Resort

Prices from £1,198 per person
 

visit ancient ruins of Ephesus and the natural wonders of Pamukkale, stunning Temple of Aphrodite and relax on the beach

This sample tailor made holiday is very flexible, the itinerary and the length of the time you stay can be changed on request. You will visit a few World Heritage sides, the ancient ruins of Ephesus and the natural wonders of Pamukkale, the ruins of the ancient city of Aphrodisias and finally relax on the beach.

Day 1: UK to Izmir.

Fly to Izmir and transfer to hotel for overnight in Ephesus (Selcuk).

Day 2: Ephesus.

Drive to ruins of Ephesus to visit this ancient Roman city, one of the best preserved and most visited in the world, with its grand marble streets and imposing library. Once home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, temple of Artemis, was a Greek-Roman temple dedicated to an ancient, local form of the goddess Artemis.. It was also here that St Paul preached some of his most famous sermons, and where the Virgin Mary spent her last days. The Basilica of St. John was a basilica in Ephesus. It was constructed by Justinian I in the 6th century. It stands over the believed burial site of John the Apostle. It was modeled after the now lost Church of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople. overnight in Selçuk.

Day 3: Aphrodisias.

After breakfast, drive to the ruins of the ancient city of Aphrodisias, world heritage side,  with its stunning Temple of Aphrodite. The Aphrodisias is located in southwestern Turkey, near Pamukkale. Aphrodisias was founded as a city-state in the early 2nd century BC. An orthogonal street grid defines the pattern of the city; only a few structures, such as the temple of the goddess Aphrodite, are not aligned with the grid. Because the city shared a close interest in the goddess Aphrodite with Sulla, Julius Caesar and the emperor Augustus, Aphrodisias came to have a close relationship with Rome. It obtained a privileged ‘tax-free’ political status from the Roman senate, and developed a strong artistic, sculptural tradition during the Imperial Period. Many elaborately decorated structures were erected during the period of Roman rule, all made from the local marble.  After exploring this fasinating site drive to Pamukkale for overnight.

Day 4: Pamukkale .

Explore all day Pamukkale,  literally translated as ‘Cotton Castle’, this unique natural wonder appears from a distance as a shimmering white fairytale castle. Its limestone-laden thermal spring waters have created a magical landscape of white rocks and warm shallow pools, which are said to cure all types of ailments. Hierapolis-Pamukkale is  UNESCO World Heritage site. The Turks say that bathing in the hot spring pools in Pamukkale will cure illnesses such as nutritional and chronic disorders, digestive and circulatory problems, eye and skin diseases, etc. Because of this, Pamukkale has been a flourishing spa resort since ancient times. Even Cleopatra bathed in the healing pools. Overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 5- 9:  Hierapolis – Pamukkale and Akyaka ( or can be any chosen resort )

After breakfast  visit the ancient thermal spa town of Hierapolis, with its original Roman baths and graveyard containing over 1,200 tombs. It is located in Pamukkale, an ancient Roman spa city founded around 190 B.C. Ruins there include a well-preserved theatre and a necropolis with sarcophagi that stretch for 2km. The Antique Pool is famous for its submerged Roman columns, the result of an earthquake. After exploring the Pamukkale and Hierapolis ruins, you will be driven to your chosen resort for your beach holiday. In this sample itinerary, we chose to stay 4 nights in Yucelen Hotel 4* BB in Akyaka.  You may stay as long as you like. End of your stay, we will transfer you to the nearest airport for your return journey.

Neo Efessos Boutique Hotel 

Ephesus - 4* - Bed & Breakfast

This exceptional boutique hotel offers true personal service and amazing architecture representing old glory days of Ephesus. 

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Richmand hotel

Pamukkale - 5* - Bed & Breakfast

Richmond Pamukkale Thermal 315 invites you to renew both spiritually and physically within its health-filled thermal waters, in the confines of its garden and Pine trees.

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Ephesus

Drive to Ephesus to visit this ancient Roman city, one of the best preserved and most visited in the world, with its grand marble streets and imposing library. Once home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, it was also here that St Paul preached some of his most famous sermons, and where the Virgin Mary spent her last days.

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Pamukkale

Literally translated as ‘Cotton Castle’, this unique natural wonder appears from a distance as a shimmering white fairytale castle. Its limestone-laden thermal spring waters have created a magical landscape of white rocks and warm shallow pools, which are said to cure all types of ailments.

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Tour Name Low Season Mid Season High Season
Ephesus & Pamukkale & Beach Resort£1,298£1,498£1,598

Price Includes:

  • One way direct flights to Izmir
  • Private transfer from airport to your hotel in Ephesus (Selcuk)
  • 2 nights BB in 4* Neo Efossos Hotel 4* (or similar standard hotel) in Ephesus
  • Escorted tour with English speaking driver (with Professional Guide extra on request) covering ruins of Ephesus, the ancient city of Aphrodisias and Pamukkale.
  • 2 nights BB in 5* Richmand Hotel (or similar standard hotel) in Pamukkale
  • 5 nights in Ece Saray hotel 5* BB – in Fethiye
  • Return private transfer to local airport
  • Return flight back to home

Flights info: 
Flights are included in above prices, however price subject to change depending on flight departure airports and flight timings. We can book any flight from any airport on request. Once you book flights with us, we will issue ATOL certificate for all packages including flights and you will be protected financially for any airline failures.  

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"Our holiday in Turkey exceeded our expectations. Cappadocia was interesting and beautiful. It was exciting staying in cave. Istanbul was amazing. We had very little previous experience of Turkey and Turkish people, so we enjoyed the beauty of the country and friendly hospitality of the people. We felt safe and not at all threatened in the city. The quality of food and service in restaurants was good. Efes beer is very tasty."  Mr David Hyam

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