|PICKUP LOCATION||Hotels in city center|
|HIGLIHGTS||Ephesus, Kusadasi, Laodicea, Hierapolis, Pamukkale, Slope Houses, trekking, pilgrimage, chapel|
Take the early morning flight from Istanbul to Izmir.
Arrival and meeting at the airport, transfer to Ephesus. Visit to magnificent ruins of Ephesus. We will spend several hours walking in the footsteps of Alexander the Great, Caesar, Cicero, Apostles Paul and John and many other familiar historical names. The recently opened Slope Houses where the wealthiest Romans lived are an excellent example of sensitive excavation and presentation. The mosaics and frescos are spectacular. Tradition has it that Virgin Mary was brought here by St John after the Crucifixion and lived her final years near the city of Ephesus on an isolated mountaintop. A lovely chapel is constructed on the site tended by Franciscans and open to visitors. It has been designated a pilgrimage site by the Pope. Overnight Kusadasi.