GEMS of AEGEAN 07 / JADE of KARIA / AKYAKA - STRATONEIKA ANCIENT CITY -DALYAN ,MUD BATHS ,KAUNOS ANCIENT CITY -IZTUZU BEACH (2 Days) from KUSADASI
Today you’ll drive to the little cute aegean town ‘’Akyaka’’.This little 25-minute trip in this exquisite stretch of Akyaka town will perhaps be the most beatiful boat tour you will ever do in you life.You can take colorful photos in the forest where many different bird species live.Then you will have free time in Akyaka .
After the visit of Akyaka you arrive to the village of Bozüyük(Güzelköy) and you’ll have Lunch at the tradıtıonal local restaurant in the village of Bozüyük(Güzelköy)
After you had lunch ,you arrive to the ancient city of Stratonikeia.
Ancient city of Stratonikeia, the city of retired gladiators, a member of UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Lists.Stratonikeia Ancient City, located in Eskihisar neighborhood of Yatağan, on the roadside at the 7th km of Yatağan – Milas highway. In the ancient city of Stratonikeia, the remains of nearly 3 thousand years whole have preserved with the settlement texture since ancient times. A Hellenistic parliament building and an Ottoman-era mansion stand on both sides of the stone paved road. All of the ancient buildings can reached by stone paved roads of the Ottoman and Republican eras. Apart from the ancient period temples and churches, mosques, bath buildings from the Roman and Principalities, fountains from different periods, and roads from the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and Republic periods, as well as village squares from the Ottoman and Republic periods were taken under protection in the ancient city. In this respect, Stratonikeia has a different settlement and urban texture.
After the visit of the ancient city of Stratonikeia,you are going to visit the sanctuary of Stratonikeia named as ‘’Lagina Hekate’’
The sacred area of Lagina ,which is an important cult center of Carians ,is the religious center,and Stratonikeia,which is 11 km away from here,is the political center of the region.
As we learn from the inscriptions still present Lagina and on the walls of Stratonikeia bouleuterion,these two cities are connected to each other by a sacred road.
End of the day ,you arrive to the hotel in Dalyan.
2nd DAY :
Today you’ll start to visit Dalyan and embark to the boat to visit Dalyan mud bath.Mud bath is said to be good for rheumatism,lower back pain, and sciatica.Also, sulfur in the mud bath is effective against the wrinkles and stretching your skin.For this reason, Dalyan mud bath, beauty mud or beauty bath is also called.According to the rumors, the Egyptian queen Cleopatra also made a mud bath in Dalyan and even owed its beauty to these baths.
After entering the facility, you enter the pool where there are natural muds. After entering the pool because of the amount of sulfur inside the pool, it’s beginning to smell like rotten eggs. By removing some amount of mud from the bottom, such as cream, you should not leave a gap on you. After you have found your place in the mud, including your face, you should rest yourself in the sun for a while, you should let the mud dry on.
You feel that your muddy body you are releasing to the sun begins to stretch slowly. After about 30 to 40 minutes, you arrive at the shower room where you can reach the staircase and take a shower under the flowing cold water. After being washed thoroughly, enter the pool where the thermal water pool is located. Thermal water having a temperature of 39 degrees; having sulfur, fluoride and radioactive gases. Therefore, thermal waters; from rheumatism to nervous diseases, joint and lime disorders, kidney diseases are said to be good for many diseases.
After the visit of mud baths ,you’ll continue to visit to ‘’ the hidden paradise Dalyan ‘’, you arrive 20 minutes to the ancient city of Kaunos.
Ancient City of Kaunos near Dalyan, Turkey is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the area. Kaunos was an ancient city founded in the 9th century BC, and it was quite important by 400 BC. It was located on the border between Lycia and Caria, and the city's culture had characteristics of both empires. The city was once an important trading post on the sea, though today it is set back a few miles from the sea since the coastline has moved over the centuries. The receding coastline, attacks from various tribes, and a malaria epidemic led to the decline of Kaunos, and the city was abandoned by the 15th century. The ruins include a well preserved theater, parts of the old city walls, and an acropolis. There's also a basilica, Roman baths, two Hellenistic temples and four Roman temples. From the acropolis, you can enjoy a gorgeous view of the ancient city. The theater could hold 5,000 people and is still occasionally used for events. Nearby you can also see Lycian tombs in the rocks above the Dalyan River.
After the visit of Kaunos ancient city ,you’ll continue by boat to have Lunch by the river at the local restaurant.
Then you’ll continue by boat to the İztuzu beach
This begins extending vertically from the bottom of the mountain to the sea, yellow sand beach of Dalyan Delta, which close the mouth of gold and thin. The crystal clear sea İztuzu which Sigma has a coastal beaches, velvety taste are left under your feet as you walk.
İztuzu beach is a 5 km long Mediterranean beach near Dalyan town of Ortaca district of Muğla Province. The beach is one of the rare beaches between sea water and fresh water. The beach is also called "Turtle Beach" because Caretta caretta lay their eggs. The areas where the eggs are marked are regularly marked so as not to damage the eggs by the swimmers on the beach. According to the decision taken in 1988, the beach is closed between 20:00-08:00 in order not to disturb the turtles and it is forbidden to make noise or light around it. There is also a treatment center on the beach where injured turtles are treated.
End of the day you drive back to Kusadası
THE GUIDE MAY CHANGE THE ROUTE FOR THE VENUES
THE CAPACITY OF THE TOUR MAXIMUM 12 PAX
MUSEUM CLOSED ON MONDAYS İN TURKEY
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 ciities 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.
|2||390,00 EUR||780,00 EUR|
|3||265,00 EUR||795,00 EUR|
|4||200,63 EUR||802,50 EUR|
|6||135,00 EUR||810,00 EUR|
|9||91,67 EUR||825,00 EUR|