Aegean Coast Region, Turkey
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  • Selcuk: Full-Day Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary Tour

    1. Selcuk: Full-Day Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary Tour

    Following a pickup from your hotel in Selcuk, enjoy a short drive to Ephesus in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan. Start by visiting the extensive ruins in the ancient city. Admire the fascinating ancient structures surrounding you, including the spectacular Temple of Hadrian, the stunning facade of the Library of Celsus, and the vast Great Theater.     Continue the tour to the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Then, stop by the house of Virgin Mary, a popular place of pilgrimage for Catholics, where it is believed the Virgin Mary spent the remainder of her life. Located on top of Bulbul Mountain, it offers visitors a panoramic view of the town.   Finally, explore the Isa Bey Mosque and marvel at its crown-like doors, a jewel of Seljukian architecture combined with decorative elements from the Ottoman Empire.

    Our guide, Marcy is a warm-hearted passionate woman. She is a great storyteller, so as we were touring, we could envision the ancient places. Ephesus is really worth going with a great guide.

  • Marmaris Grand Hamam 2-Hour Turkish Bath and Massage

    2. Marmaris Grand Hamam 2-Hour Turkish Bath and Massage

    Experience a traditional spa treatment at the Grand Hamam Marmaris, and enjoy the pleasures of a Turkish Bath. Transfer from your hotel in Marmaris or Icmeler to the Grand Hamam Marmaris, and enjoy the sauna facilities, along with peeling, foam massage, and oil massage treatments that will leave your skin feeling amazing. A Turkish Bath is the Turkish variant of a steam bath, sauna, or Russian Bath. It is distinguished by a focus on water instead of ambient steam. In Western Europe, the Turkish Bath became popular during the Victorian era as a method of cleansing and relaxation. The process involved is similar to that of a sauna, but more closely related to ancient Greek and Roman bathing practices. The history of the Hamam extends far back in time, but it is still as prevalent as ever. It has never been a place to just cleanse the skin; its special atmosphere provides an enervating e...

  • From Izmir: Pamukkale Full-Day Tour

    3. From Izmir: Pamukkale Full-Day Tour

    We will depart from Izmir in the morning and two and a half hours later arrive at Pamukkale which means the cotton castle in Turkish. These white rock formations, known as travertines, are world famous and have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The water of Pamukkale is famous for the benefits it gives to the eyes and skin. It is also said to cure illnesses such as asthma and rheumatism. It is possible to swim in certain areas, so be sure to bring your swimsuit. Many centuries ago the Romans, aware of the powers of Pamukkale’s water, decided to build a large spa city called Hierapolis nearby. We will visit Hierapolis after lunch, which will be provided. Hierapolis means Holy City in Turkish and despite not having been lived in for several centuries it remains a fascinating place to visit. Hierapolis has a well preserved 12,000 seat amphitheater and the massive Necropolis wh...

  • From Marmaris: Day Trip to Dalyan with Lunch

    4. From Marmaris: Day Trip to Dalyan with Lunch

    Be collected from your accommodation in Marmaris at 8:30 AM and travel 45 minutes to Koycegiz. When you arrive, board your riverboat and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Koycegiz Lake. Visit the thermal springs and mud baths, which provide secret health benefits. The waters are rich in blue-hydrogen and radon, which relieve joint pain and aid the musculoskeletal system. In the vicinity of the village of Dalyan, there are 12 springs with different chemical compositions of water. Continue your tour and sail through the narrow ducts of the river. See rock tombs built between the 5th and 4th centuries BC during the oligarchy of the ancient city of Kaunos. They are the best examples of Lycian graves in the territory of Turkey. Return to your boat and be served a mouth-watering meal. The final stop will be at Turtle Beach. The unique sandy Iztuzu beach is where Caretta-Caretta turtles lay th...

  • From Istanbul: 2-Day Ephesus & Pamukkale Tour by Bus

    5. From Istanbul: 2-Day Ephesus & Pamukkale Tour by Bus

    Enjoy a whirlwind tour of Ephesus and Pamukkale on a 2-day trip from Istanbul. Travel by overnight bus on a 10-hour journey and then spend 2 full days exploring the region. Visit the Temple of Artemis and the Virgin Mary's home. After a night in 3-star accommodations, wake up and travel to Hierapolis to see its necropolis and other ruins. Then visit the thermal springs of Pamukkale, before beginning your return trip to Istanbul. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Istanbul - Selcuk - Ephesus - Kusadasi (Meals: L) Upon your arrival in Ephesus, you will be met at the bus station and transferred to Selcuk for a tour of the ancient city of Ephesus. Visit the former site of the Temple of Artemis (Diana), one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, then stop for lunch. After, stop at the house of the Virgin Mary, where she spent the last years of her life, and then continue on to see Is...

    Excellent tour with wonderful activities and places! The guide was also excellent, thank you!

  • Kusadasi: Traditional Turkish Bath Experience

    6. Kusadasi: Traditional Turkish Bath Experience

    Rejuvenate your skin as you relax in the sauna and enjoy a peeling and foam massage at the traditional Turkish bath in Kusadasi. With this 2-hour visit to the Kusadasi Haman you can experience the pleasures of a traditional Turkish bath. Here, you can enjoy the sauna, steam room, and a peeling and foam massage. This full regime will leave your body feeling more fit, and your spirit feeling more healthy.  For a cleansing spa experience in Kusadasi, a Turkish bath at a hamam is the perfect solution if you are looking for a bit of calm and relaxation on your holiday. Indulge yourself with a body scrub and soap massage as you enjoy one of Turkey’s most unique and relaxing traditions.

  • Full-Day Turkish Bath Experience in Bodrum

    7. Full-Day Turkish Bath Experience in Bodrum

    The Turkish bath is a long revered custom, centuries old; perfect for those looking for a truly physical and spiritual cleansing experience. The first public bath house was built in 1741 by Sultan Mehmet who chose natural lighting and izonic coloured tiles to create a tranquil and harmonious experience. Prepare to leave the chaos and humdrum of life behind as soon as you enter the Turkish bath. Immerse yourself and embrace traditional custom by wearing the waistcloth and clogs provided. Not exactly for the faint hearted, inside the temperature can reach up to 50 degrees celcius under the central dome of the building. The combined intense heat and humidity encourages the pores to open and impurities to be extracted from the body. Following which, your skin will be gently exfoliated with a Turkish scrub and you will receive a soothing soap massage. Finally, after resting, you can enj...

  • Ephesus Full-Day Tour to House of Mary, Temple of Artemis

    8. Ephesus Full-Day Tour to House of Mary, Temple of Artemis

    After meeting at the cruise ship port, we will drive to the ancient city of Ephesus. Enter theis historic place through the Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk with your guide into the ruins of what was once a Roman provincial capital. Your route takes you past fascinating ancient landmarks including the Odeum, the Celsus Library, the majestic Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theater. Then, take a short trip just outside Ephesus to see the House of the Virgin Mary. The Vatican has recognized this small house near Mount Koressos as the final resting place of the Virgin Mary. Then, visit the site of the famous Temple of Artemis one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Learn more about what made this temple so remarkable and special in its time. Finally, we will stop at the Basilica of St. John. St. John the Evangelist is believed to have spent his...

  • Tour of Pamukkale Hot Springs from Kusadasi

    9. Tour of Pamukkale Hot Springs from Kusadasi

    In the morning, your guide will pick you up from Kusadasi and take you to Pamukkale, which is about 3 hours away. When you arrive, you will learn the history of this antique city, which has become famous for its thermal hot water springs and spas. The hot water springs here cure many sicknesses, and people have come to the region for centuries in order to take curative baths. The natural beauty of the rock formations are also incomparable. This beauty, combined with the healing powers of the water, will create an experience you are not likely to forget. After a day of relaxation on Pamukkale, your guide will take you back to your hotel.

  • Dalyan Tour From Kusadasi

    10. Dalyan Tour From Kusadasi

    You'll depart from your hotel in Kusadasi for a journey to Dalyan, boarding the boat and cruise to the mud baths. You'll also visit rock tombs and Turtle beach, with lunch included. Heading back to Kusadasi, you'll stop off for dinner en-route, and arrive back to your hotel at around 20:30.

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What people are saying about Aegean Coast Region, Turkey

Overall rating

3.6 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Was a great day trip. The service was nice and not pushy. The music on the ship wasn't disturbing either. Since the season was almost over, the ship was not as full. It was very pleasant. Unfortunately, there wasn't much time for swimming on the turtle beach. The children enjoyed the mud bathing a lot.

Our guide, Marcy is a warm-hearted passionate woman. She is a great storyteller, so as we were touring, we could envision the ancient places. Ephesus is really worth going with a great guide.

This is probably the best tour I had during my stay in Turkey. Our guide Marsy was so informative and entertaining, made the whole tour a great experience.

On arrival staff very helpful, will offer extra add-on to the package. But they are worth it. Very relaxing. Would highly recommend. Will diffently return.

Great price-performance ratio. Was a little skeptical at first, but is really recommended.