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Ephesus (Hittite Apasa; Ancient Greek Ἔφεσος; Turkish Efes) was a city of ancient Anatolia.Ephesus was one of the seven churches of Asia cited in the Book of Revelation. The Gospel of John might have been written here. It is also the site of a large gladiator graveyard. The city was famed for the Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BC), which was destroyed by the Goths in 263. The emperor Constantine I rebuilt much of the city and erected a new public bath. The town was again partially destroyed by an earthquake in 614. The importance of the city as acommercial centre declined as the harbor slowly filled with silt from the river.

Places to see in Ephesus; The House of the Virgin Mary, the Seven Sleepers, the Temple of Artemis, the Gladiator Graveyard and much more.


7 Days Istanbul, Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour by bus

Day 1: After arrival to Istanbul Ataturk airport, you will be transferred to the hotel, free time and Overnight stay.

Day 2: You will be picked up from the hotel at 08:30 Am and begin with a half day Bosporus Cruise, starting with the Spice Bazaar, Rustem Pasha Mosque and Bosporus Cruise, Transfer back to the hotel or Sultanahmet square for a free afternoon. (Breakfast)

Day 3: A day for you to explore Istanbul. Visiting Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, the Cistern Basilica and the Grand Bazaar etc. End of the day transfer to the bus station and take an overnight bus to Selcuk. (Breakfast)

Day 4: Transfer from the bus station to the hotel. Depart from the hotel for a full day tour of the Ephesus Ruins, Temple of Artemis and Hadrian, Celcius Library and House of the Virgin Mary. End of the tour transfer back to the hotel and overnight stay in Selcuk. (Breakfast & Lunch)

Day 5: Pick up from the hotel for a full day tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis. Pamukkale which means Cotton Castle, has been formed over time by the natural hot springs, rich in calcium and carbonate, that flow down the slope. Visit the ancient Roman Health Spa of Hierapolis, made most famous for it is thermal springs, theatre, Agora and the Necropolis. End of the tour transfer to the bus station and overnight bus to Istanbul. (Breakfast & Lunch)

Day 6: Shuttle transfer from Istanbul bus station to Sultanahmet. Free day and overnight in Istanbul.

Day 7: Free day and transfer from the hotel to the airport. (Breakfast)


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