Duration: 10 hours (aprox)
Route: Aphrodisas ancient City-Aphrodisas Museum-Aphrodisas Stadium
You can be picked up from Cesme Harbor, Izmir Port, Izmır Airport, Cesme Hotels, or even the Cesme cruise ship port. A guide will come to meet you and will be holding a sign that shows your name on it, as it will be alot easier for ensure your find your way to your correct tansfer. Also your cesme tour guide or turkish local travel agency will provide you with a complimentary Izmir City map, Turkey map and also some Turkey brochures. This Cesme tour will take approximately 10 hours and afterwards we will drive you back to your Cesme Harbor, Izmir Port, Izmır Airport, Cesme Hotels, Cesme cruise ship port in Turkey.
Optimistic archaelogist believe Aphrodisias will outshine Ephesus in 50 years, and, already, the sensation of being transportedback in time is palpable, standing in the midst of this sanctimonious site.While the stunning remnants of Aphrodisas have been scrutinized for decades,archaeologists believe that a great deal remains to be discovered.The ruins unearthed to date include well preserved Roman Stadium and Odeon,as well as a temple of Aphrodite,an Agora,A Bishop Palace, and some thermal baths.Although getting to Aphrodisias is a hassle,the site is less overhelming(and less crowded) than Ephesus,and the carefully preserved ruins make it worthwhile.The highlight of a visit to Aphrodisias is the ancient Stadium,the most well preserved ever excavated.Even marble blocks that once marked the starting line for foot races are stil in the central arena,whose seating capacity was 30.000 Roman Gladiators shed blood here in the search of glory and prestige before a full house.The looming structure at the bottom of the hill is Hadrian Bath,equipped with sauna,frigidarium and changing rooms.After the bath visit the The Temple of Aphrodite Marks the site of ancient venereal veneration.Although only a portion of its 40 column spiral fluted Corinthian colonnade remains,the temple retains its elegance.Dating from 1st century CE,the shine originally housed a famous statue of Aphrodite,smilar in appearance to the many-breasted Aretmis of Ephesus.So far ,only copies of the original have been unearthed.One of the most recent and most exciting of the discoveries at Aphrodisas has been made in an area a short distance to the SW of the Aphrodisas Museum. Here are the ruins of the Sebastion. This complex, which has been dated to the first half of the 1C AD, was dedicated to Aphrodite, with no doubt, Agustus and Certanly Tiberius and Livia. After Sebastion Visit the well preserved Theatre of Aphrodisas had an estimated seating capacity of 8000.Originally consructed in the late Hellenistic Period, the theatre was modified considerably during the second half of the 2C Ad. Its horse-shoe shaped cavea had two, posisibly three, diazomata. According to an inscription, the stage building was consructed at the expense of a late1C BC notable, Iulius Zolios. A former slave, he played an active part in the affairs of the city at that time. Our last stop is Aphrodisias Archaelogical Museum, Among the highlights of the site’s must see museum are megastatues of Aphrodite and Satyr carrying the child Dionysus. After you have taken in the sights your Aphrodisias Tour, we will drive for our lunch stop and afterwards we will continue our journey by driving to Pamukkale. Pamukkale has been drawing the weary and the curious from all around the world to its thermal springs for more than 23 centuries. The Turkish name refers to the extraordinary surface of the snow white cliffs, shaped over millennia by the accumulation of calcium deposited by mineral springs. Legend has it that the formations are actually solidified cotton (the area’s principal crop) that was left out to dry by giants. Dripping slowly down a vast mountainside, mineral rich water foams and collects in bowls that terrace the decline, spilling over petrified cascades of stalacties into milky pools below. The site of ancient Hierapolis and the accompanying museums are overshadowed by the springs but are nevertheless fascinating.You shouldn’t leave Pamukkale without having a healing dip in the sacred fountain of Cleopatra’s pool. Cleopatras Pool has warm clear fizzy water that bubbles from the springs source, but in these days has now blocked off to prevent divers from disappearing into its hidden depths. On the bottom surface of the pool you can clearly see the Ancient remains of the Roman columns – Cleopatras Pool is an Oasis. After taking a walk along the terraces we will take a short walk to Hierapolis City, outside the main entrance is the Necropolis (Grevyard), with more than 1200 tombs and sarcophagi the people who wished to have been buried here believed that bee within close proximity to the hot springs and vapor-emiting that the cracks would ease their trip to the Underworld. Among the tombs lies the Martyrium which is a octagonal 5th centruy edifice believed to have been erected upon the site where St.Philip was martyred in 80 CE. Hierapolis City Bath – The springs of Hierapolis were particularly popular among vacationing Romans. The cities bath’s had a glossy marble interior that has now been converted into a mediocre Archaelogical Museum. You will notice that carved into the side of the mountain is the monstrous Grand Theater that dominates the Vista of Hierapolis, almost all of the seating area which had a capacity for 25.000 is still intact,and so are various ornately sculpted decorative elements adorning the 3rd century CE. As Hierapolis was our last point of call it has become the end of your the tour, so we will then drive you back to allocated cllection points. We trust that your time with us discovering and exploring some of Turkeys hidden treasures has been everything that you wanted and more, we would also like to wish you a pleasant journey home and shall look forward to seeing you again on one of our many other time travelling packages.
PS: Aphrodisias and Pamukkale tours can also provide private tours which means they include a driver and a separate tour guide who speaks english and they will accompany you throughout the tour and they will be able to answer any questions or queries during your tour. Those who book in advance avoid the rush and tight squeezes of traveling with all of the crowds.
- Private Professional Licenced English Speaking Tour Guide.
- Private Deluxe A/C VIP Vehicle.
- Parking Fees of vehicle
- Pick up From Cesme Harbor, Izmır Port, Izmir Airport
What’s Not Included
- Gratuities to the guide and driver.
- Personal expenses.
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|A tour document with details and confirmations will be e-mailed after booking.
Private Aphrodisias&Pamukkale Tour From Cesme is runs everyday and available all year round.