• 4 Days Cappadocia, Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour

4 Days Cappadocia, Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour
  • Duration: 4 Days

This tour offers a comprehensive 4-day excursion from Istanbul, covering some of the most renowned historical and natural sites in Turkey: Cappadocia, Ephesus, and Pamukkale.

Day 1: Departure from Istanbul to Cappadocia by flight. Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The day begins with a visit to the Goreme Open-Air Museum which is famous for frescoes dating from the 10th to 12th centuries. Later, you will explore the unique Fairy Chimneys, which are peculiar rock formations shaped by millennia of wind and water erosion. You will also visit the imposing Uchisar Castle, which offers a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. The day ends with dinner and an overnight stay in Cappadocia.

Day 2: The second day continues the exploration of Cappadocia. You will delve into the fascinating Derinkuyu Underground city, an ancient multilevel underground settlement that could accommodate thousands of people. Afterwards, you will be taken to the picturesque Ihlara Valley for a leisurely hike, allowing you to absorb the tranquil ambiance and natural beauty of the area. The day concludes with a return flight to Istanbul.

Day 3: An early morning flight takes you from Istanbul to Izmir. Here, you will embark on a journey through history in the ancient city of Ephesus. You will visit the well-preserved Roman structures, including the Library of Celsus and the Great Theater. You will also visit the House of the Virgin Mary, believed to be the last residence of Mary, mother of Jesus, and the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The day concludes with an overnight stay in Ephesus.

Day 4: Your journey continues with a drive to Pamukkale, home to the stunning white travertine terraces known as the Cotton Castle. After soaking in the thermal waters, you will explore the ancient city of Hierapolis, with its well-preserved theatre and ancient cemetery. The tour concludes with a return flight to Istanbul.

Please note that this itinerary might have slight modifications based on flight schedules and availability of the sites.

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