Turunc Excursion - 2 Days Ephesus and Pamukkale

Departure from Turunc 06:00
Return to Turunc 19:30
Days Thursday & Friday
Adult : £ 65.00
Child : £ 32.00

Why not add a bit of culture to your holiday?

The cradle of civilisation since the 14th century, Ephesus is the best-preserved classical city on the Mediterranean, and perhaps the best place in the world to get the feeling for what life was like in Roman times. As a strategic coastal gateway to the Eastern World, this Ionian refuge grew to be the second largest city in the Roman Empire, the site of a Christian shrine, and one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Follow in the footsteps of St. Paul and Emperor Justinian and be swept back in time as you experience what life was like in times gone by. Visit the House of the Virgin Mary where it is believed that Mary spent her final days. The house is now a shrine shared by both Catholic and Muslim faiths. Outside the shrine, see the "wishing wall" where pilgrims tie their personal intentions on paper or fabric. After staying overnight in a good quality, comfortable hotel in Hierapolis, you will spend your second day in Pamukkale, which consists of hot springs and spectacular scenery. It is one of the most extraordinary natural wonders in Turkey. The big attraction is a vast white cliff side with scallop-shaped basins of water. It looks as if it's made out of snow or cotton. The Turks have named this geological fairyland Pamukkale (cottoncastle), from pamuk for cotton and kale for castle. For thousands of years a deep underground spring has been pouring out streams of hot, mineral-saturated water. As it has flowed down the mountainside the steaming water has hollowed enormous circular basins in the earth, and the water's rich mineral content has coated them in a smooth layer of dazzlingly-white calcareous rock. To the ancients such beauty could only mean that the place was sacred to the gods. Built near the natural hot springs, the grand city of Hierapolis attracted a steady stream of pilgrims, who came to bathe in the curative waters. Hierapolis was named after Hiera, the wife of Telephos, founder of Pergamum in mythology.

Throughout history, Pamukkale has been a famous spa, with baths and open pools set into the snow-white cliffs. The scientific explanation is that hot thermal springs pouring down the hillside deposit calcium carbonate, which solidifies as travertine. If you take off your shoes, you can carefully roam the terraces or paddle in the pools.

This 2 day excursion is a wonderful opportunity to visit two unique ancient sites and experience some fantastic ancient history first hand.
Every Thursday and Sunday from 06:00 till 19:30
Insurance
Pick up service from hotel
Lunch
Evening Meal
Bus Fare
Breakfast
Entrance Fee
0-6 years old free
Guide
Hotel
Breakfast Second Day
Lunch Second Day
Note: Enjoy Your Excursion.
Adult : £ 65.00
Child : £ 32.00