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Day 1 Ankara-Cappadocia:
Early morning flight from Istanbul to Ankara. Morning tour of Ankara to visit the Hittite Museum and Mausoleum of Ataturk. Mausoleum of Ataturk is the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the leader of the Turkish war of Indepedence and the founder and First President of the Republic of Turkey. After lunch drive to Cappadocia. Dinner. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 2 Cappadocia:
After breakfast,morning visit to the Underground city of Kaymakli & Citadel of Uchisar. Kaymakli Underground city is built under the hill known as the Citadel of Kaymakli and was opened to visitors in 1964. The people of Kaymakli(Enegup in Greek) village have constructed their houses around nearly 100 tunnels of the Underground city. Citadel of Uchisar - where you have a nice view of the castle and the fantastic cone-shaped rock formations surrounding it.
*Lunch time as usual traditional Turkish food are included in the schedule.
Goreme Open Air Museum - the most famous tourist attraction in Cappadocia, a complex of ancient cave churches cut into the rock by orthodox monks. Ancient town of Avanos,which was called Venessa in the old times. Pasabag Valley, where highly remarkable mushroom-shaped rock formations can be seen. Return to hotel for dinner. Overnight.
Day 3 Cappadocia-Konya-Pamukkale:
Early departure for Konya. On the way visiting the 13th century Seljuk Caravanserai,located in the town of Sultanhanı, Aksaray province.It was built in 1229. by the Syrian architect Muhammad ibn Khalwan al-Dimasqi. It is one of the best examples of Seljuk architecture.Konya - Mevlana Museum is the mausoleum of Jalal al-din Muhammad od Rumi.Theological School of Whirling Dervishes - Found by Mawlana Jalal ad-din Rumi,whirling dervishes are performing a dance between the material and spiritual world since the 13th century AD.
Day 4 Pamukkale-Aphrodisias-Kusadasi:
After having breakfast, the day after, breakfast, visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, the ruins of the biggest Necropolis Graveyard, Roman Baths, Basilica. Drive to Aphrodisias. Lunch. The beautiful city Aphrodisias is one of the finest archeological sites of Anatolia, still partly excavated and partly undiscovered. Drive to Kusadasi. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 5 Kusadasi-Izmir:
After breakfast, you will visit the house where Virgin Mary use to live her life and spent her last days, also we will continue to Ephesus, the Roman capital of Asia Minor, where you will visit the ruins of Odeon, Hercules Gate, the Temple of Hadrian, the magnificent Library after lunch, we will go back to Istanbul.
Places to be visited:
• The Hittite Museum
• Mausoleum of Ataturk
• Underground City
• Citadel of Uchisar
• Goreme Open Air Museum
• Pasabag Valley
• Seljuk Caravanserai
• Konya-Mevlana Museum
• The ruins of the Necropolis Graveyard, Roman Baths, Basilica
• House of Virgin Mary
• Ruins of Odeon
• Temple Of Hadrian
• Hercules Gate
• Museum entrance fees mentioned on the itinerary
• Professional Guidance
• Free pick up and drop off service from your hotel
• Transportation with A/C vehicles
• TURSAB insurance, which covers the costs of services accepted and committed by the travel agency
• Flight tickets
• Drinks at lunch
• Optional Gratuities