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4 Day Tour of Izmir & Environs

Duration 4 Days / Nights (Private Guided) 
Tour Highlights Izmir Polycarp’s Church
Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary
The Temple of Artemis , St John Basilica
Pergamum The Acropolis & The Asclepion
The Temple of Serapes (Kizil Avlu)
Description One of Smryna's most famous residents was Homer, the Greek poet who lived about 700 BC. Alexander the Great conquered Smyrna in 333 BC and moved the center of the city to Mt. Pagus (also called Kadifekale in Turkish). An earthquake destroyed Smyrna in 178 AD.

Day 1: Arrival Izmir & Half Day Izmir City Tour

Arrive in Izmir, is the third largest city in Turkey and a long time center for Jews and Christians. In Paul's day, Izmir was known as Smyrna. In the Bible Smyrna, is the second church of the Seven Churches of Revelation (Smyrna, Rev. 2:8-11). Meet your Guide at the Airport and visit the Polycarp's Church and the ancient agora, which is the oldest church in ancient Smyrna. Overnight in Izmir or Kusadasi. (D)

Day 2: Full Day Tour to Ephesus & House Of Vırgın Mary

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your Hotel and drive to visit the House of Virgin Mary. The belief that the Virgin Mary had spend her last days in a house in the vicinity of Ephesus and that she had died there. Proceed to visit St.John’s Basilica, which stands over the believed burial site of St.John, who is identified as the apostle, evangelist (author of the Fourth Gospel) and prophet (author of revelation). See the the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. After lunch, drive to Ephesus Ancient City, one of the best-preserved cities of antiquity in Asia Minor. The Grand Theater with 24,000-seat capacity, where St.Paul preached, the Trajan Fountain, the Temple of Hadrian, famous Street of Curetes and Celsus Library are among antique beauties to be seen during the visit to Ephesus Antique site. Overnight in Izmir or Kusadasi. (B/L/D)

Day 3: Full Day Tour to Pergamum (The Acropol & The Asclepion)

After breakfast, drive to Pergamum Acropolis, built on a conical hill rising 1000 feet above the surrounding valley. Pergamum (also spelled Pergamon, from the Greek for "citadel") was an important capital city in ancient times. It was here that the first Christians were executed by Rome. Then visit the southwest of Pergamon, The Asclepion; was an important health center of the ancient world and the Temple of Serapis (Kızıl Avlu) make this area a fascinating stop for history-lovers. Overnight in Izmir or Kusadasi. (B/L/D)

Day 4: Departure Home

After breakfast, check out from your Hotel and transfer to the Airport for your return flight home. End of our services. (B)

Including

  • 3 Nights Accommodation @ 4 or 5 Star or Boutique Hotels
  • Private Transfers from/to Hotel/Airport/Hotel
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Transportation in A/C & non-smoking vehicle during tours
  • Entrance fees to the sites and museums
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Local Taxes and Service Charges

Excluding

  • International Flight
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to the Driver, Guide and Hotel Staff
  • Beverages with Lunch & Dinner
  • Portrages at Hotels&Airports

NOTE:
* Itinerary can be customized upon request to suit your specific interest.
* Itinerary can be extended or shortened upon request.