Stroll through history in the archaeological site of Ephesus, the western Turkey which is known as Asia Minor home to the best preserved archeological sites like Ephesus Pergamon Priene Miletus Didyma Pamukkale Church of the Virgin Mary. The city remnants highlight its former position as a top Mediterranean trading center: streets paved in marble, mosaic-covered sidewalks, private hill homes. Between Ephesus and the town of Selcuk, a convenient base camp for touring, sits a single remaining column from the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Crossroads Travel offers fully guided sightseeing tours and packages all year round.
Departure for Pergamon. Whose main function was social and cultural as much as it was sacred? Built on a conical hill rising 1,000 feet above the surrounding valley, Pergamum is home to two of the country's most celebrated archaeological sites: Pergamum's acropolis and Asclepion are both listed among the top 100 historical sites on the Mediterranean. We will see the famed library, the terrace of the spectacularly sited hillside theater, the main palace, the Altar of Zeus, and the propylaeum of the Temple of Athena. In the early Christian era, Pergamum's church was a major center of Christianity and was one of the Seven Churches of Revelation.
Guests must be able to walk approximately 1 mile over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, inclines and 10 - 50 steps. Comfortable shoes, a hat and plenty of sunscreen are recommended as shade is limited, the order of the tour itinerary may vary in order to avoid congestion. Guests should watch their steps at all times in order to avoid injuries..
Lunch, featuring a selection of Turkish cuisine with open buffed.
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