Ephesus Pamukkale Tour

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About Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour ( 2 Days)

This is a 2 day tour of ancient cities and a miracle of nature...

Ephesus and Hierapolis are well preserved ancient sites that attract history lovers, and Pamukkale thermal pools are one of the best spots for taking unique photos...

Ephesus & Pamukkale Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Ephesus Tour:

  • After you meet your guide in a hotel in Kusadasi or in Selcuk, the first place to visit is the House of Virgin Mary.  According to Christian tradition, Mary was brought to Ephesus by the Apostle John after the Resurrection of Christ, and lived her final days there. This church was erected on the foundation of that house, and its authenticity has been confirmed by Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II.
  • The highlight of the tour is the ancient city of Ephesus, the largest open-air museum in Turkey and the best preserved classical city in the Eastern Mediterranean. Cleopatra, Mark Anthony, Virgin Mary and John the Apostle once walked its streets. As you walk through this spectacular city, a local guide will give you information about life in ancient Rome.
  • After lunch, we will visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world.
  • After the tour we will drop you off to the hotel.

Day 2 - Pamukkale Tour:

  • Driver and guide will meet you in the hotel lobby. There is three hours driving to Pamukkale, so an early pick up is suggested.
  • After we get to Pamukkale, we will walk through the ruins of ancient Hierapolis.
  • We will take a short break to take photos and after that continue walking to well preserved Roman theater.
  • You can visit the Necropolis, the graveyard with more than two thousand graves.
  • Passing by the Roman baths, we will reach the Ancient Pool where you can spend some free time swimming in thermal water.
  • Instead, you can also choose to spend that time walking barefoot down the Travertines, filled with thermal water enriched with calcium.
  • We suggest a quick lunch stop before the sightseeing, because of limited time during this tour.
  • After the tour, we will drive back to your hotel or transfer you to Denizli airport.

Further Details About Ephesus Pamukkale Tour

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Testimonials

  • Fabulous day, very informed and knowledgeable. We learned so much more than if had gone alone. Ertunga took us to a great local outdoor restaurant to sample a variety of foods. I highly recommend this day!
    Cindy Winn€
  • Just returned from a 12 day Medeterranean cruise. Ertunga was our tour guide for Kusadasi/Ephasus. He absolutely made it an awesome experience, by far our best tour of any on this trip. Ertunaga was professional, friendly, and absolutely knew his stuff. He was patient and flexible and ensured the trip met our expectations and requirements. Highly recommend his services to anyone travelling to Turkey.
    Serge D.
  • Had a private tour of Ephesus with Ertunga. Well worth the money. We were picked up right from our cruise ship and got to pick what we would like to see that day. He walked around with us and explained everything that we saw. It was so helpful. It made the experience so much more meaningful. I would highly recommend him. He also guaranteed to get us back to our cruise ship on time which is always a concern. Great day.
    Susansmith2015 - Ontario, Kanada

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Some Questions

What is the best time to visit Ephesus?

The best time to visit Ephesus is March to mid-June and September to November. Summer is very hot in Ephesus and it is almost impossible to find shade, and winter can be very cool and rainy.

Is Ephesus open every day?

Ephesus is open every day, with opening times varying between 8 am and 6:30 pm from mid-April until the end of September, and 8:30 am - 6 pm during the winter.

When should I visit Pamukkale?

The best time to visit Pamukkale is in spring and autumn (mid March to mid June and mid September to mid November). Summer is very hot in Pamukkale, and winter can be very cool and rainy.

Can I swim in Pamukkale?

Thermal pools are not deep, so you can take a dip and spend some time sitting and relaxing in the pools. The antique pool known also as the Cleopatra’s Pool is slightly deeper and there is a fee for swimming in it.

When is Hierapolis & Pamukkale open?

The site is open every day, from 08.00 am to 07.00 pm (between April 1 and October 1) and from 08.00 am to 05.00 pm (between October 1 and April 1).

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