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Tantalizing Turkey - Tour
  • Attaturk Airport, Istanbul
  • 7 Nights 8 Days

Tantalizing Turkey

₹ 70,000

  Destinations: Istanbul, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia Istanbul’s history encompasses three major civilizations of the ancient world: Roman, Greek, and Byzantine and Ottoman Empire. And, all that history is visible on almost every street corner with modern buildings built on top of ancient ruins and remnants of ancient walls lining today’s streets. The Bosporus, a waterway famed in the ancient world, provides the backdrop to all that makes Istanbul Istanbul–exotic, Eastern and yet Western, a magical skyline. Pamukkale, famous for its healing thermal mineral waters, and beautiful snow-white petrified pools and waterfalls; a walk among the ruins of Hieropolis, now famous for its wellpreserved Necropolis. Ephesus is one of the Western world’s finest examples of a classical ancient city.Originally a Greek city, built in 1000BC, it became a center for the worship of Cybele, the Anatolian Mother Goddess. The ruins of today date from the 4th century BC and the city founded by Lysimachus, successor to Alexander the Great. However, it was under the Romans that Ephesus became a major port on the Aegean. Ephesus played an important role in the spread of Christianity, as two great Councils of the early church were held here, in AD 431 and 449. Cappadocia’s landscape is hard to describe in physical terms. It’s often been described as a moonscape, so unusual with its conical rock outcrops, called fairy chimneys. It is also home to churches and chapels carved into the rocks, many decorated with extraordinary frescoes, and extensive underground cities, built to protect the early Christian inhabitants from invaders. A local guide will add special touches and anecdotes to this trip. Get your own SLR's and succumb to the sights and sounds of this vibrant country which was the seat of the Ottoman Empire!!

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