Think of Western Turkey and a host of great archaeological sites come to mind. Unsurpassable the monuments of Istanbul with the St. Sophia Church and the famous Blue Mosque. No other city in the world is as scenic as Pergamum Acropolis on the top of hill. Only the Bosphorus river cruise takes you on a whole magical journey between two continents, Europe and Asia, during the boat ride in the world. The world’s oldest and largest bazaars are located in the cities center of Istanbul, Bursa, and Edirne. All are very colorful and bustling and almost everything is available underneath their old brick domes. In this trip, you’ll visit Troy and see the Trojan Horse along with the eternal story between Helen & Menelaus which caused ten years bloody war, between Trojans and Spartans. When you’re at top of Assos Acropolis in this tour, you might be hearing the echoes of Aristo’s lectures coming through winds. Back then in Assos, St Paul sailed to Lesbos in the second half the first century AD. This tour includes the great visits to Anatolian Civilizations Museum, the famous Cappadocia volcanic region and also delightful couple days on the Turkish Mediterranean coast. All over, this tour package is a perfect historical journey in the western part of Turkey with GuideOmer.
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Today’s explorations are the Acemhoyuk mound and Sultanhani Caravanserai en route to Konya. Later the day, visit to the mystic Mevlana museum and ancient Alaaddin hill area. Overnight in Konya. (B)
Depart for the Mediterranean coastal region through the spectacular Taurus mountains. Then visit the Antalya archeological museum. Overnight in Antalya. (B)
A relaxing and enjoyable day on the Mediterranean beautiful beach hotel. Perhaps another exploring day to the Pamphylian sites of Perge, Aspendos and Side. Or design your day. Tonight the farewell dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Antalya. (B,D)