This 7 day tour, starts from Kuşadası, Turkey, and ends at Antalya, Turkey. It focusses on ancient history visiting some of Turkeys most fasmous acheological sites including 3 UNESCO sites (Ephesus, Pamukkale and Aphrodisias) and the sites of two of the seven wonders of the ancient world (Mausoleum of Halicarnassus and The Temple of Artemis).
Welcome to Kusadasi. Free day for you to chill or explore the city centre.
Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.
This morning we will head to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers.
Today our first stop is the lake side town of Dalyan. Here we take a leisurely boat trip along the Dalyan River, passing the ancient Kaunos tombs that have been carved into the cliff face. The Dalyan Delta is a nature conservation area and a home to protected loggerhead turtle (Caretta Caretta) nesting grounds. And finally there is the Sultaniye mud baths, fun, rejuvenating and surely a great chance for a snapshot.
From here its a short drive to our final stop, the seaside town of Fethiye.
Today we take a 12-island boat cruise from Fethiye, you can swim in the crystal clear blue water and enjoy the amazing views of the Turquoise bays, small islands and secluded beaches. You may even see dolphins or sea turtles !
This morning we head to Kayakoy. The morning light provides excellent photos of this deserted Greek village. Afterwards we drive to the resort town of Antalya. Here we will take a walking tour of the old town area of Antalya known as "Kaleiçi". Amongst other things we'll visit Hadrian's Gate, the Ancient Harbour and Suna-Inan Kiraç, Kaleiçi Museum which even has a Greek Orthodox Church in its garden!
After breakfast our tour concludes.