Duration : 11 Hours
Route : Lion’s Gate – Tunnel – King’s Gate – Citadel – Grand Temple
We will Depart in the morning after driving 208 km we will arrive into Hattusas and before visiting the main capital we will proceed to Yazılıkaya to see the open air sanctuary as the sun light comes on the bas-reliefs direct in the morning. In the afternoon we shall visit the capital of Hattusas with Lion’s Gate, Tunnel, King’s Gate, Citadel and Grand Temple.
Hattusas was the capital of the Hittite Empire in the late Bronze Age. It was found to be located near modern Boğazkale, Turkey, within the great loop of the Kızıl River.Hattusas was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1986. For a long time it was rumoured that there were four great civilisations in ancient times: Egypt, Assyria, Mesopotamia and another which remained unidentified until relatively recently. Each of these civilisations had its own ‘Great King’, a title bestowed only upon the greatest of great. The re-discovery of the city of Hattusa and a script referring to the ‘Great King’ of the Hittites has led to confirmation that they were the fourth, great civilisation of ancient times. It was the ‘Hatti’ not the Hittites that first built Hattusa, existing in their own right as a superpower until the Hittite invasion in the mid eighteenth century BC. Hattusa was used as the Hittite capital for another 500 years during which time they conquered vast swathes of the middle east and Anatolia before they effectively disappeared from the history books in an extremely short period of time, a few short decades towards the latter part of the second millennium BC, as evidenced in the burnt and empty ruins of their capital Hattusa and other prominent Hittite cities lying in the arid centre of Anatolia.You have taken free time to relax, you can take some refreshments or lunch in the town.
After tour we will return to Ankara and back to your pick up point. End of your tour.
- Transportation with air-conditioned and non-smoking buses.
- Professional English speaking guide.
- All entrance fees to the sites and museum.
What’s Not Included
- Tips (optional)