Crossroads Travel offers fully guided sightseeing tours and packages to Priene, Miletus and Didyma all year round. This tour covers three archaeological sites which are known as the jewels of ancient Ionia. Priene is the first city where they have city planning, home to philosopher Bias, Miletus once was the cultural capital of ancient world and birth place of Thales and Isidoros also one of the biblical sites where St Paul preached. Didyma means Twin. You will see the remains of the oracle temple of Apollo. This tour recommended for the individual and all size of group who has interest to archaeology, Mythology, Nature and Multi Culture.
Daily tour to Priene, Miletus and Didyma starts with Priene, the first grid-system planned city of the ancient World, built on hillside. We will be walking in between the theater, the temple of Athena, the Bouleterium, the Agora, and the Altar of Zeus and Cybele. Later on departure to Miletus, the home of the Thales (who is according to Herodotus, and Eudemos May 28, BC 585 are assumed to have occurred) has reported forecasted solar eclipse. He has been dealing with astronomy and solstices as one of the first astronomer to calculate in advance. And a principle Ionian city. See the remains of Ancient Miletus, Delphinium, the Nymphanion, the Teather, and the Faustina Baths. Keep driving to Didyma for lunch, continue to Didyma Apollo Temple to visit its gigantic columns, it is the biggest Oracle Center of ancient Turkey.
Guests must be able to walk approximately 2.5 miles over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, inclines and Priene has about over 100 steps up to hillside. 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. Due to the nature of this tour, it is not recommended for guests with walkers or wheelchairs.
Lunch, featuring a selection of Turkish cuisine with open buffed.
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