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ORNMM31 Full-Day EPHESUS AND HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY
Leave for Ephesus and first visit will be the House of the Virgin Mary where she spent the last years before she died. Moving on to Ephesus, we will visit the Fountains, Temples, the Agora, the Great Theatre, and the Library of Celcius together with the Odeon and
Gymnasium. After lunch we will move on to St. John’s Basilica and the Temple of Artemis (one of the Seven Wonders of the World). Transfer back to Kusadasi. (L)

ORNMM32 Full-Day PERGAMON AND ASCLEPIUM
Drive to Pergamon, visit the Acropolis, Temple of Athena, Library, Royal Palace, Temple of Trojan, Temple of Dionysus, Altar of Zeus. Lastly we will visit the ruins of Asclepium. (L)

ORNMM33 Full-Day PRIENE, MILETUS, DIDYMA
Departure for Priene which is recognized as the first planned city of the ancient world and one of the most attractive sites on the West Coast. We will visit the Theatre, the Temple of Athena, the Agora and the Altar of Zeus and Cybele. We then proceed to Miletus, one of the principle Ionian cities and the home of Thales, twice visited by St. Paul. We will visit the Theatre, Byzantine Fortress, the Delphinion and the Faustina Bath. We will then continue on to Didyma and visit the Temple of Apollo. (L)

ORNMM34 Full-Day PAMUKKALE – HIERAPOLIS
We drive to Pamukkale to view the extraordinary formations of travertine and walk around the ancient city of Hierapolis, the Monumental Gate, the Theater, Thermal Baths and the magnificent Necropolis, house of the dead (L)

ORNMM35 Full-Day PAMUKKALE – APHRODISIAS
Pick up from the hotel early in the morning and drive through the Aphrodisias Ancient site. Visiting all historical place with accompany of professional guide. Join the lunch and resting then drive through the Pamukkale. Visit Hierapolis and walking in white terraces and
swimming in thermal water. (L)

ORNMM36 Full-Day SARDIS & IZMIR
Drive to Sardis, capital of the ancient Lydia. The most important architectural works that were discovered here were the Synagogue and Gymnasium. Visit Temple of Artemis situated 2km south of the city. An altar had existed already here since the end of the fifth century B.C. to the before mentioned altar had it face to the west. Sardis had reaches it zenith. See the famous Patroclos River once king Midas of the Phrygians had a bath in it. One of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor. After lunch we proceed to Izmir, visit Kadifekale Castle, on Mt. Pagos, the impressive ruins of the castle and its walls, we continue to Agora, or market place, was built during the time of Alexander the Great. We visit the Archaeological museum. The Museum, which is close to Konak square, has marvelous collection of antiquities. Finally, we visit Kemeralti Market. Most visitors find the streets of Kemeralti Market area fascinating. (L)

ORNMM37 Half-Day SIRINCE VILLAGE
This delightful village nestling in the mountains 8km from Seljuk has 19th century homes where villagers still live, some thought have been converted into restaurants and guesthouses. This lovely Turkish village is famous for its wine, olive oil and garden produce. Sirince especially worth visiting for the magnificent scenery, in particular the breathtaking views of olive groves and lush countryside en-route to the village.


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Comments

  1. Dedel
    October 26th

    So good to see an update via the blog Sounds like you are relaly doing a lot of traveling across beautiful, historic country! Can’t wait to hear about Ephesus & your journey to Greece and so glad you have found Turkey to be better than the first day’s experience in Istanbul!Oh I haven’t yet received my Turkish Baklava yet I’m pretty sure you would have found some delightful treats there by now & thought of me just a tad ..Love you both!

    • Nikolai
      December 22nd

      Ron and ShirleyI have just had a chance to get chgaut up on your travels. I have read every word and looked at all of the pictures several times. It must be SO AWESOME! I can’t wait to hear about Ephesus and my favorite, Paul. We miss you both so very much. Our prayers continue to be with you.bennie

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