3 Days Ephesus and Cappadocia Tour

Price Included Airport Transfer Servıce
Domestic flights from Istanbul to IZMIR and Kayserı to Istanbul
1 night Cave Hotel ın Cappadocıa wıth Breakfast
Bus Ticket From Selcuk / Kusadası to Cappadocıa
1 day guided EPHESUS  Tour  wıth Lunch
2 Days Cappadocıa Tours wıth Lunch
All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
Professional English-speaking tour guides
Price Excluded Drinks, tips to guide and driver, personal expenses and optional Tours.

 

Save time on traveling between regions with domestic flights included Tour Cappadocia and visit UNESCO-listed Göreme Open-Air Museum, Ortahisar Castle, Kaymakli Underground City and more..

Ephesus was controlled by the Romans in 190 BC. The city was given to the Bergamian kings for a time. With the death of King Attalos 3 in 133BC, the city was re-ruled by the Romans. Ephesus reached to its height and was notorious for its wealth and luxury between 1-4 AD., especially during the reign of Augustus. During the period, the population of Ephesus increased to 225 000, and the city became the capital of the new Asia. By cleaning the river Caystros from the alluviums, the great trade port of Ephesus, a gateway to foreign countries, enriched the prosperity of the city and continued to thrive with commerce and culture. The city was constructed, adding new models to the former magnificence of Ephesus. “Celsus Library” clearly exemplifies the perfecta of the era, with the delicate details of the construction.

Ephesus has played significant roles during the date, in the early Christianity, as well. The prestige of Ephesus increased with the arrival of Saint Paul, for spreading the Christianity to the Ephesians worshipping to Artemis. St. Paul and the disciplines of Christianity were strictly refused by Ephesians, elderly. With the long tiring struggles of St. Paul, Christianity was accepted by the most of the population around Ephesus. St. Paul had also sent one of his most famous letters to the church in Ephesus. Additionally, St Jean and Virgin Mary visited Ephesus and Virgin Mary settled down the Mount Bulbul, located close to Ephesus, around the years of 42 AD.

Ephesus became a state of Seljukian in the year of 1090, for a time was held by Byzantine. In 1307 Seljukians controlled the city again. However, years later, the River Caystros was silted up, leaving the site far inland. Therefore, the city of Ephesus has lost its significance, due to the development of the ports of Izmir and Kusadasi in sea-trade.

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Day 1

Day 1 – MORNING FLIGHT TO IZMIR AIRPORT at 07:30am
Arrive Izmır Aırport at 08:30am
Meet and Transfer to Selcuk / Kusadası

Full Day Tour of Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary
First you will visit The House of Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last days. Some four to six years after the death of Christ, St. John is said to have accompanied the Virgin Mary to Ephesus. This is a holy place for both Christians and Muslims. We proceed to visit the world famous ancient Greco-Roman City of Ephesus, some of the best preserved ancient ruins in the world. After visiting this impressive site, we have lunch and later make a stop at the Basilica of St. John, a once great church built on a 2nd century tomb thought to hold the remains of St. John. While the church is now in ruins, many frescoes, mosaics and graceful columns attest to the glory that marked the place where St. John the Evangelist, lived and died
EVENING BUS TO CAPPADOCIA

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Day 2

DAY 2 :MORNING ARRIVE TO URGUP BUS STATION
MEET AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL
GOREME MUSEUM & FAIRY-CHIMNEY TOURS
Depart from your hotel to visit Devrent Valley to see the unigue fairy-chimneys. Drive to paşabağ (Monk’s Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles.Drive to the city of Avanos .In the afternoon visit another beautiful open air museum at Göreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years.Lastly,before returning to your hotel, visit the natural castles at Uçhisar.
Overnight in Cappadocia
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Day 3

DAY 03: ROSE VALLEY & KAYMAKLI UNDGROUND CITY TOUR
Depart from your hotel to visit Red valley,and explore the famous rock- cut churches and hike 5 km through the Güllüdere valley. Then visit Çavuşin village.This village is famous for the houses and churches of the christian clegymen.After lunch Drive to the pigeon valley . In the afternoon visit Kaymaklı underground city. Where early Christians lived in fear and faith.
EVENING FLIGHT TO ISTANBUL
END OF OUR SERVICE

€ 380.00 / Person

€ 760.00 / 2 Person(s)

€ 1120.00 / 3 Person(s)

€ 1520.00 / 4 Person(s)

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