VOICE40 / ALLURES OF AEGEAN 04 / BIBLICAL HISTORY AND BEAUTIFUL VISTAS (SATURDAY)
THE TEMPLE OF ARTEMİS, ISABEY MOSQUE,THE BASILICA of St JEAN,SELCUK MARKET, KEY MUSEUM
Today ,you’ll start the tour by ride of the Temple of Artemis and İsa bey Mosque in Selcuk.
The Temple of Artemis where is the one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The temple was dedicated greek fertility goddess Artemis and built in 3rd BC. According to its giant size and being the first temple made of marble, it is accepted as one of the seven wonders of the ancient World
İsa Bey Mosque is in Selcuk district of İzmir,between Artemis Temple and St.Jean Church.It was built in 1375 y Aydınoglu İsa bey.It is the work of Architect Şamlı(Damask) Ali.
İsa bey Mosque is one of the oldest and most spectacular works of Turkısh architecture belonging to the Anatolian Principalities period.It was also used as a caravanserai in the 19th century.
The mosque ,which was built in an unsymmetrical plan,has two entrance doors located on the slope on the West and east sides.The western gate is decorated with inscriptions and geometric figures.Walls from the West side are covered with marble ,other facades are made of cut stone.Its facade,window sills and drums of both domes are decorated with Seljuk tiles.
Our next stop the Basilica of St.John.This site is the burial place of St.John,the writer of the gospel of the same name and the disciple who brought the Vırgın Mary to Ephesus.Built to the shape of a cross it has six large domes.The Byzantine Emperor Justinian and his wife Theodora had the church built over the site of the grave.In the Byzantine period the entrance in the walls had embossed friezes which showed the pursuit of Achilles and for this reason is known as the ‘’Takip kapısı’’(Pursuit Gate). From the courtyard of the church there is a wonderful panorama of the temple of Artemis İsa Bey Mosque and the Aegean at Pamucak.
After the visit of the basilica of St.John you visit the Selcuk Market. Selcuk market is a colorful World where many products can be found from organic vegetables and fruits to thousands of local deliciasies ,from textile products of fampus brands to handcrafted handicraft by housewives,and tells you about the culture of the region ,human relations,in short everything.
Then you’ll have Lunch in a local Restaurant in Selcuk.
After Lunch you’ll continue on to visit Key Museum (Classic car Museum).
Key Museum is an automobile museum located in İzmir’s torbalı district.May 6,2015 opened museum is 7.000 m2 and owned by turkey’s largest car museum,130 cars and 40 motorcycles.the model of years of the vehicles in the museum range from the late 1880s to 2011.
There are also other exhibits in the museum,such as model cars,car mascots from the past ,and an original US gas station design from the 50s.every year ,20.000 visitors g oto Torbalı to see the collection
End of the tour you’ll drive to İzmir
İZMİR : 8 hours
KUSADASI : 7 hours
ÇESME : 9 hours
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 the 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.
|2||145,60 EUR||291,20 EUR|
|3||98,93 EUR||296,80 EUR|
|4||74,90 EUR||299,60 EUR|
|6||50,40 EUR||302,40 EUR|
|9||34,22 EUR||308,00 EUR|