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Ephesus and Pamukkale 2-Day Tour from Marmaris

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Activity provider: TOURMANIA

Ephesus and Pamukkale 2-Day Tour from Marmaris

Activity provider: TOURMANIA

From US$ 127.52 per person

Explore one of Turkey’s most extraordinary archaeological sites, and the “cotton castles” of Pamukkale. Visit the House of the Virgin Mary, see the stunning Celsus Library, and swim in thermal pools.

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
Dutch, English, German, Polish, Turkish, Russian
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in Marmaris, Icmeler, Armutalan, or Beldibi

Experience

Highlights
  • See the remains of the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World
  • Marvel at the "cotton castles" of Pamukkale
  • Visit the House of the Virgin Mary where she is said to have spent her final days
  • Enjoy an overnight stay at a thermal hotel in Pamukkale
  • Discover the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis
Full description
Tour one of the world's best preserved archaeological sites, and walk in the footsteps of ancients on a 2-day (overnight) tour of Ephesus and Pamukkale, with round-trip transfers from the Turkish Riviera. Marvel at the calcium-filled springs that pour down the mountain side to form a kind of Arctic wonderland called “cotton castles.” Learn more about the Ephesians and the ancient Greek city that they built on the coast of Ionia. See some of the best-preserved ruins, including the Celsus Library, Temple of Hadrian, and amphitheater. Day 1: Ephesus Meet your guide at 07:00 and depart early, heading west towards İzmir Province in western Anatolia. Enjoy breakfast en route so that you can make good time to reach Ephesus by 10:00. Upon arrival, you will have approximately 3 hours to explore the ruins, and walk down the marble streets once walked by the ancients. The city was famed as the site of the Temple of Artemis (one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World) and while only a single column remains, much of the rest of Ephesus is remarkably well-preserved. Admire the façade of the Library of Celsus, built to store 12,000 scrolls and to serve as a mausoleum for Celsus, who is buried in a crypt beneath. See stone carvings of Roman and Greek gods, and get a close-up view of the amphitheater. After lunch, continue to the House of the Virgin Mary on Mt. Koressos. Experience the holy spirit of the humble house where the Virgin Mary is said to have spent her last days. Transfer to your hotel for dinner. Day 2: Pamukkale and Hierapolis Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before the transfer to the ruins of Hierapolis, built over the hot springs of classical Phrygia. Now enshrined as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ruins of Hierapolis give an insight into the lives of the ancients during pre-Roman, Roman, and medieval times. Admire the remains of the city gates and theater, along with the Nymphaeum in front of the Temple of Apollo. Beyond the city walls, and passing the Thermae Extra Muros (Outer Baths) lies an extensive necropolis that extends for over 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) on both sides of the old road to Phrygian Tripolis and Sardis. Along with an inclusive lunch and a chance to photograph the local villages, you will visit the extraordinary “cotton castles” of Pamukkale over which Hierapolis was built. The hot springs and travertines of the mountains have created terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water, leaving a unique landscape in the River Menderes Valley. Depart Pamukkale for Marmaris in the afternoon for an estimated drop off back at your hotel at 19:00.
Includes
  • Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
  • Guide
  • ª Breakfast (x 2)
  • Lunch (x 2)
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Entrance fees
  • Drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Please remember to bring your passport as it is needed for the hotel check-in
  • Please wear comfortable shoes, and bring extra money, your camera, cap, sunglasses, and sun cream
  • Bring your swim suit if you want to swim in the pool at Hierapolis
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.5 /5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    1/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    3.5/5
  • Safety
    4/5

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Wonderful landscape

July 21, 2019

1 no Ned guide 2 was 1da unkind 3 left us on the 1st day in Ephesus 4 take taxi to Sultans 50 tl 5 wanted us to pay extra while everything was paid. I gladly had a print with me which was included so that he could not sew us.

September 27, 2019

Product ID: 44869