EPHESUS & PAMUKKALE TOUR 2 DAYS/1NIGHT DEPARTS FROM ISTANBUL Most Famous & Visited Historical Site in Turkey EPHESUS ANTIQUE CITY Ephesus is without a doubt one of the best preserved Roman City in the Mediterranean area. Once the Roman Capital of Asia Minor, the city had a population of 250.000 and is said to have been visited by St.John and the Virgin Mary, followed by St. Paul who wrote his Letter to the Ephesians here. Walking along the marble street to the magnificent Library of Celsius where you can imagine well how was the life here in Roman times. PAMUKKALE (Hierapolis) Hierapolis was an ancient Greco-Roman city in Phrygia, located on hot springs in southwest Anatolia.Its ruins are adjacent to modern Pamukkale Turkey. Pamukkale is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The hot springs there have been used as a spa since the 2nd century BC, and people came to soothe their ailments. Pick-up from your hotel at 19.00 or 20:00 pm from our Office in istanbul to Otogar. 21:30 bus departs from Istanbul arrives to Selcuk Otogar at 07:30am where you will get picked up and continue to Ephesus for full day Ephesus tour. Tour Starts at 09:00-09:30 am DAY-1 EPHESUS & VIRGIN MARY’S HOUSE 09.30 Visit the ruins from the period of St.Paul, Odeon, Monumental fountains, Library of Celsus, Theatre, Temple of Artemis, Gymnasiums, Church and Stadium. After lunch, visit the Basilica of St.John and his tomb, Temple of Diana and Virgin Mary’s House where she spent last year of her life. 17.00 End of tour,transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at 3*Hotel in Kusadasi. DAY-2 PAMUKKALE (Hierapolis) 08.00 Pick-up from your Hotel in Kuşadasi,Drive to Pamukkale/Hierapolis for full day tour; Visiting the Ancient Hellenistic and Roman city ruins of Hierapolis.See the magnificently preserved Necropolis of the ancient Hellenistic World, Roman Basilica Baths, Domitian Gate, Agora, Byzantine Gate, Roman Fountains and Roman Theatre which is cap.9.500 (Greek style) famous Thermal waters have been used since Roman times for their therapeutic powers, white traverten of Pamukkale.As a result,the calcium carbonate is precipitated.So the water forms magnificent viewed travertine.There is a high amount of calcium and carbon dioxide in the combination of the water. 16.30 End of tour, drive back to Selcuk transfer to Selcuk Otogar get overnight bus at 20:30 pm back to Istanbul Arrive Istanbul according to traffic by 06:30 am . FAQ - additional info (English): The bus company provides Free shuttle services to some areas in Istanbul.Sultanahmet-Taksim etc. please let them know where you want to get off. Includes Transportation by A/C,No smoking wehicles,visits,conducted by expert licensed guides,Entrance fees,Lunch during the tour.