We offer 2 days 1 night trip to Ephesus and Pergamon from Istanbul by flight everyday. First flight destination may change due to flight schedule. Ephesus was political and economic centre of the Roman. Pergamon , the Great Altar dedicated to Zeus and Athena by II. Eumenes.
- Things to see: Ephesus Ancient City, Celsus Library, the Great Theater, Artemis Temple, Virgin Mary House,
- Learn about the history of the ancient site from a professional guide.
- Explore the best-preserved classical city in the Eastern Mediterranean.
- Includes tour from Istanbul, two ways air ticket from/to Istanbul, lunch, transportation, guide, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
What to Expect
Day 1 – Istanbul to Ephesus ( Ephesus Tour )
Transfer from your hotel in Istanbul to airport. Flight to Ephesus. After arriving transfer to ancient city for tour as ;
Ephesus Ancient City , Ephesus was the capital of the Luwian Kingdom or Arzawa (16 th-13th centuries B.C) The foundation myth refers to Androcios , the son of a legendary Attic king, who wrested Ephesus from the indigenous Carians Leleglans and Lydians .
The Curetes Street, (in antiquity, the Embolos) running through the valley depression between the two city mountains as the former Processional Way, does not follow the orthogonal street grid of the Hellenistic-Roman city.
The Temple of Hadrian, P. Vedius Antoninus Sabinus donated the small, temple-like monument which, according to a building inscription, honoured Emperor Hadrian (A.D. 117-138).
Celsus Library, assumed that the constrcution was completed in 117 A.D. It is made of very good marble and decorated with figures of Eros, Nike, rosettes and garlands in relief. The most distinctive building and one of the most photographed structure that is commonly associated with Ephesus. It was erected by Gaius Julius Aquila(son of Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus).
House of Virgin Mary, after the death of Jesus Christ, Virgin Mary had gone to Ephesus with Saint John and lived here since then on until her death at the age of 101. The Popes Paul VI and Jean Paul II visited this house. The House of Virgin Mary is declared to be sacred and an important pilgrimage spot visited by Christians from all over the world. It is close to the peak of Bülbül Mountain, one of the hills overlooking Selçuk.
The Temple of Artemis, was in its day the largest in the world, eclipsing even the Parthenon at Athens, and thus earning a spot on the list of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Only one of its original 127 columns remains, often as not topped by a stork’s nest; a poignant testament to the transitory nature of human achievement.
End of tour transfer to hotel in Selcuk/Kusadasi.
Day 2 – Pergamon Tour and Fly back to Istanbul
After breakfast depart from hotel and continue to ;
Asklepieion, different treatment methods applied as sleeping rooms, kryptoporticus, circular treatment structure. The applied treatment methods include accompanying the patients (with psychological problems) in the sleeping rooms to incubation and interpreting of their dreams by priest doctors(treatment with inspirational conditioning); hot, cold and mud baths, treatment with healing herbs, diet treatments, massages with vegetable oils and creams, blood letting, emptying of the intestines and sunbathing for physical illnesses.
Pergamon , was a powerful city. Situated on a steep rock, it dominated Teuthrania, i.e. the fertile plain of the river Caicus (modern Bakırçay), which emptied itself in the Aegean Sea some thirty kilometers west of Pergamon. Like Athens and Rome, Pergamon was close enough to the sea to benefit from interregional trade, but far enough to be protected against pirate raids.
End of tour transfer to airport. Flight back to Istanbul or any other destination you wish.
Services Included for Tour
- Domestic flights from/to Istanbul
- 1 Night hotel accommodation with breakfast
- Services of professionally licensed tour guide and service fee
- Lunch at the local restaurant
- All transfers from/to airport and your hotel mentioned in the itinerary
- All Entrance fees & Museum fees mentioned by the itineraries
- All local taxes and services
Tips and gratuities
Drinks at lunch