VOICE19PO GEMS of AEGEAN 03 (2 days tour) / REFLECTION of ANCIENT AEGEAN
SARDES & PHILADELPHIA and TRIPOLIS ANCIENT CITIES , PAMUKKALE,ANCIENT HIERAPOLIS and ANCIENT LAODIKEIA
FİRST DAY : After Breakfast our guide will take away you from hotel .
You’ll drive first to the ancient city of Sardes or which is called Sardis by Lydians, was the capital of a state with major economic and political power in the 6th and 7th centuries BC .The ancient city of Sardis contains many historical values from Lydians and Romans, under the rule of which it has gotten after Lydians.
The Temple of Artemis, one of Anatolia's seven temples and Sardis Synagogue, which one of the most impotant evidences of the Jewish presence in Western Anatolia in ancient times, which are located in historical conservation area are quite prominent and unique cultural artifacts in respect of ruins of Bath-Gymnasium Complex of the Roman period.
Many typical mausoleums of the ancient age, which are called tumulus and located in Bintepeler territory near Sart which is thought to be the acropolis of Sardis Ancient City, are in this region as an ancient memory of the rich and glorious history of Lydians
Then you’ll drive to the Ancient Philadelphia, modern Alaşehir, is a town located in Manisa Province in the Aegean region of Turkey. It was built in 189 BC by King Eumenes II of Pergamon. The remains of the 600 AD Byzantine basilica of St. John are considered to be the main archaeological attraction in the modern city. In early Christian times, Philadelphia was home to a significant Christian church, mentioned as one of the seven Churches of the Book of Revelation.
You will have Lunch at the local restaurant
After the visit of Philadelphia you’ll visit the ancient city of Tripolis.(Ancient city with 4 names and fascinating ruins)
Tripolis sounds intriguing enough as it is, and at least to us, the name was enough to spark curiosity and to have a closer look at the site. But it seems one name wasn’t enough for this place, which is also known as Neapolis, Apollonia, and Antoniopolis. Whichever name you prefer, this ancient site close to Pamukkale is rather pretty and worth adding to your itinerary if you’re in the area.
Tripolis dates back as far as 4.000 BCE. In the Hellenistic period, The city was at the borders of the Phrygia, Caria, and Lydia regions. However, most of the ruins you’ll see today originate from the Roman and Byzantine periods, the most lustrous time of the city. Most public buildings, including the city gates, streets, baths, stadiums, theaters, and council halls, were built after the 2nd century.
In 2013, a 1.500-year-old church was discovered, and in 2019, excavations revealed a 2nd-century fountain. The city minted its own coins, some of which carried the image of Leto.
End of the day you arrive to the thermal hotel in Pamukkale (dinner at the hotel )
2nd Day :
You’ll visit second day the ancient city of Hierapolis in Pamukkale.
The surreal, brilliant white travertine terraces and warm, limpid pools of Pamukkale hang, like the petrified cascade of a mighty waterfall, from the rim of a steep valley side inTurkey’s picturesque southwest. Truly spectacular in its own right, the geological phenomenon that is Pamukkale, literally "Cotton Castle" in Turkish, is also the site of the remarkably well-preserved ruins of the Greek-Roman city of Hierapolis. With such a unique combination of natural and man-made wonders it’s little wonder that Pamukkale-Hierapolis has been made a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. With over two million visitors annually, it is also Turkey’s single most visited attraction.
The ancient city of Hierapolis, which is not only our country but also the most important ancient city areas of the world, is located in the UNESCO World Heritage List just like the travertines. The unique antique legacy left by the Kingdom of Bergama was famous for its thermal springs and medicinal properties even in 197 BC, when it was founded.
Hierapolis, which takes its name from the presence of a thermal springs and a cave out of the gas (carbon dioxide) that causes the living creatures approaching to it to die, is "the Holy City". The earthquakes that lived in 133 BC and 60 AD destroyed the city, which was recognized by the temples of the world, but later rebuilt by the Romans.
Hierapolis ancient city ;Known as Hell Gate, Pluto's Gate or Ploutonion, the cave is located near Hierapolis. Animals slaughtered with carbon dioxide gas leaked from the cavern, which was considered the entrance gate of the underground world ruled by God Plouton and his wife Persophone, were sacrificed by the priests.
You’ll have Lunch at the local restaurant .
After Lunch you’ll visit the ancient city of driving to Laodikeia.Laodikeia is an ancient city located in the Lycus River Valley of Anatolia, near Hierapolis in Denizli province. It is one of the largest and most important archaeological sites in Turkey. Laodikeia is the home of unique and magnificent structures dating from the Hellenistic, Roman Imperial and Early Byzantine Periods. The area of the city covers more than five square km.
End of the tour you’ll drive back to İzmir
THE GUIDE MAY CHANGE THE ROUTE FOR THE VENUES
THE CAPACITY OF THE TOUR MAXIMUM 12 PAX
For Children, those younger than 4 year old are free of charge, between 5 and 9 year old are charged with the half price, children beginning from 10 year/old are charged with the adult price. Therefore, please inform us about the children’s ages.
Children need to have ID card or Passport for visiting ancient cities and museums.
• There is no shop visit and shopping in the content of the tour.If the whole group demands and confirm and there is enough time ,the shop can be visited
• Comfortable walking shoes, comfortable clothing, a hat, sunscreen and insect repellents are recommended. Guests should watch their step at all times in order to avoid accidents.
• Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.5 miles over uneven and cobblestone surfaces in ruins.
• Temperatures can reach extreme highs during summer months; We recommend that you have a lot of water and use suitable sunscream while on the tour.
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|3||257,93 EUR||773,80 EUR|
|4||195,28 EUR||781,10 EUR|
|6||131,40 EUR||788,40 EUR|
|9||89,22 EUR||803,00 EUR|