What to expect during your Pamukkale – Ephesus Excursion?
Visit two of the most important archeological and natural locations in Turkey during your stay in Istanbul with this amazing 2-day excursion. Pamukkale and Ephesus 2-Day Excursion From Istanbul is the best option for those who want to visit both cities during their short stay in Turkey. It is also the perfect way to do some extra activities that are still on your bucket lists such as Paragliding or Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon.
This amazing Pamukkale and Ephesus 2-day excursion begin in Istanbul with pick up at your hotel early in the morning and brings you from your hotel in Istanbul towards to airport. From there, you will catch your flight to Denizli airport. At Denizli Airport our driver or our tour guide will welcome you at the exit of the Airport and drive you towards Pamukkale. During the first day of this excursion, you will visit the most notable sites in Pamukkale.
Pamukkale hot springs aren’t the only springs in the region. In this tour, our first destination will be another hot spring pool in the village of Karahayit. Our tour begins with a visit to Karahayit’s famous water springs named red spring. Because of the high percentage of iron content in the water, the small cliffs are red in color. You can kick off your sandals and paddle into the hot waters. Please remember that the water is burning hot. Our next destination will be the North Gate of Hierapolis. You will discover the history of Hierapolis. You will see the Necropolis, Baths and the Basilica, Frontinius Gate, Frontinius Street, Byzantine Gate, Latrine, the Triton Fountain, and the Temple of Apollo, the ancient theater.
Our guide will give you enough time then we will enter the Cleopatra pool, where Cleopatra has taken her beauty and our guide will provide you with free time to swim and take photographs. Keep in mind the Cleopatra Pool is not free to swim, you need to pay an additional fee that can be paid at the entrance of the Cleopatra Pool. In the Cleopatra pool, we will relax our bodies and add a little sparkle to our beauty, and we will leave to see the Travertines, one of the most famous places. We will bring you together with the calcium-formed white cliffs that are described as the largest unique white paradise in the world. You will be able to spend an hour freely on the Travertines. Enjoy the combination of naturally formed white cliffs and hot water ponds here. We will have our lunch in a typical Turkish restaurant.
At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to Kusadasi, where you will arrive in the early evening to spend the night.
The second day of the excursion begins with breakfast at the hotel. Then, you will be transferred to the ancient city of Ephesus. Ephesus as we know it today was the second-largest city after Rome and one of the most important trade and political centers. Nowadays, it is characterized as a UNESCO site of cultural heritage. Ephesus has a lot of structures to observe and interesting history to learn. However, the most impressive highlight is the Temple of Artemis which used to be there. This temple is characterized as one of the wonders of the ancient world. Visitors are currently able to see just the ruins of this temple.
After this first part of the excursion, we will have a lunch break and then the excursion continues with a visit to the House of the Virgin Mary. Situated in a picturesque and charming landscape, this house is the one where Virgin Mary spent her last days. This location is very important for the Christian population and receives many visitors every year. Admire the serenity of the setting and learn the history of this site during your time there.
The last stop of the Ephesus tour will be made at the Isabey Mosque. It is one of the most important structures of the period of Principalities and demonstrates a rare Turkish-Anatolian architectural design.
At the end of the day, your guide and driver will transfer you to Izmir airport. You will embarque and you will fly back to Istanbul. In Istanbul, our driver will pick you up at the exit of the airport. and ride you back to your hotel in Istanbul.
Activities to do during the Pamukkale- Ephesus Excursion with the extra cost?
- Pamukkale Full-Day Excursion
- Hot air Balloon in Pamukkale
- Pamukkale Paragliding
Pamukkale and Ephesus 2-Day Excursion From Istanbul.
STARTS: Istanbul Hotels
ENDS: Istanbul Hotels
DEPARTS: Daily Full Year
GROUP SIZE: Min 2 / Max 30 PAX
TOUR DURATION: 2 Days