TURKEY BY FLIGHT
08 NIGHTS / 09 DAYS
Bosphorus Cruise, the strait between Black Sea and Marmara Sea which separates Istanbul into two continents, a beautiful cruise to see different aspects of Istanbul.
Egyptian Spice Market, see the atmosphere of an Ottoman shopping centre which still has several shops for spices.
After the tour, return to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Spend night in Istanbul.
Hagia Sophia; 6th C. One of the oldest, the biggest and the most beautiful buildings of Istanbul. A Byzantine church, an Ottoman Mosque, a Republican museum and a temple for all civilisations.
Blue Mosque; The only Imperial mosque of the Ottomans with six minarets. The mosque takes its name from its 21043 dominant blue colored hand made tiles. It is built on the site of the Great Palace of Byzantium, on the southeastern side of the Hippodrome.
The Hippodrome of Constantinople, a chariot-racing track and the sporting and social centre of Constantinople.
Grand Bazaar, enjoy some free time for shopping.
Return to your hotel. Spend night in Istanbul.
Citadel of Uçhisar, the highest point of Cappadocia with a huge big rock Castle with almost 300 caves.
Göreme Openair Museum, the biggest monastery of Cappadocia from Byzantine times. The cave churches are beautifully decorated with fresco.
Paşabağ Valley, the most interesting part of Cappadocia in terms of landscapes is the biggest Fairy Chimneys (Mushroom shape rocks)
Avanos the handcraft center of Cappadocia, is the center of pottery for 4000 years
Devrent Valley is famous with its new rock formations and a good place to enjoy the formation.
Later check into hotel. Spend night in Cappadocia.
Red Valley; 4 km hiking in the nature and visit the cave church
Cavusin Village; Free time to explore the abandoned Cave Village
Kaymakli Underground City; Underground settlements of the early Christians
Pigeon Valley; Pigeon Houses in the rocks all along the valley
Return to the hotel. Spend night in Cappadocia.
Ephesus; One of the world's finest examples of an ancient classical city
Temple of Artemis (Diana), the site is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world
House of Virgin Mary, probably where she spent the last years of her life
Isa Bey Mosque, this impressive mosque from XIV Century A.D. is unlike any other you will see in this country.
Return to the hotel. Spend night in Kusadasi.
View the geographical phenomenon of the unique white calcium waterfall
Hierapolis, an ancient health spa with the largest necropolis (cemetery) in the Asia Minor. Impressive ruins & splendid theatre.
Return back to the hotel. Spend night in Kusadasi.