Anatolia is one of the best examples of a land which cherishes the diversity of different belief systems and cultures, despite all the efforts to destroy it - As Olympian Travel Group, we wish to get your dream come true. We give you the chance to visit Anatolia from top to bottom which has been a cradle of many different civilisations throughout history.
Arrival to Istanbul, upon arrival, visit St Sophia, a great architectural beauty and an important monument both for Byzantine and for Ottoman Empires, Once a church, later a mosque, and now a museum at the Turkish Republic, Hagia Sophia has always been the precious of its time. Then Hippodrome, as a circus that was the sporting and social centre of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire. Today it is a square named Sultanahmet Meydanı(Sultan Ahmet Square) in the Turkish city of Istanbul, with a few fragments of the original structure surviving. It is sometimes also calledAtmeydanı (Horse Square) in Turkish. Next stop is Sultan Ahmed Mosque, is an historic mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is popularly known as theBlue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. Lunch in a local restaurant.
Drive to Canakkale. It is approximately 6 hours away from Istanbul. Upon arrival,dinner at hotel.
ÇANAKKALE – KUŞADASI
After having breakfast at hotel, check out procedure and transfer for visiting Troy Ancient City, ancient city in Northwestern Anatolia that holds an enduring place in both literature and archaeology.Then drive to Selcuk via Pergamon and visit Acropolis, certainly dramatic, perched atop a high, steep-sided hill to the northeast of the modern city center.
Short break at a local candy shop. Lunch break in a local restaurant and transfer for the hotel in Kusadası. Dinner at hotel.
KUŞADASI – PAMUKKALE
After having breakfast at hotel, check out procedure and transfer for the city tour. Visit a local leader shop, drive through the Ephesus, was an ancient Greek city, and later a major Roman city, famed for the Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BC), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Lunch break in a local restaurant. After visiting this archaeological site, drive to Pamukkale. Hieropolis, an ancient city located on hot springs in classical Phrygia in southwesternAnatolia, and Thermal terraces is next stop. Lunch at a local restaurant. Transfer for the hotel in Pamukkale. Dinner at hotel.
After having breakfast at hotel, drive to Antalya, on the way of it, Kaklik Undergroup Cave, is one of the lesser known places among visitors in Denizli region. Lunch break in a local restaurant and arrival to Antalya. Visit Duden Waterfalls that are a group of waterfalls in the province of Antalya,Aspendos Theatre, an ancient Greco-Roman city in Antalya province of Turkey. Old city of Antalya and Fortress are the other places we will visit. Transfer for the hotel and dinner at hotel
After having breakfast, departure form Antalya for Cappadocia. Lunch on the way of it in a local restaurant. Visit Konya Plateau and Caravansarai on the way.
Upon arrival transfer for the hotel and dinner at hotel in Cappadocia.
After having breakfast, transfer for the city tour of Cappadocia. 1 hour Jeep Safari and visit Goreme Open Air Museum that is obviously the first sight to be visited by any traveler in Cappadocia, standing as it does in the very center of the region with easy access from all directions. Lunch at local restaurant. Visit Pottery Village Avanos, whose name in ancient times was Venessa overlooks the longest river of Turkey, the Kızılırmak (Red River), which also separates Avanos from the rest of Cappadocia.
The most famous historical feature of Avanos, which is still relevant and very visible today, is its production of earthenware pottery, it is also the most economic activity in the town.
Dinner at hotel and After having rest, transfer for the local restaurant for show, include belly dance with drinks.
CAPPADOCIA – İSTANBUL
After having breakfast and check out procedure, visit for Turkish Carpet Handicraft Shop. Lunch in a local restaurant and transfer for the airport for domestic flight to Istanbul.
Upon arrival to Istanbul, visit for Grand Bazaar which is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 3,000 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily.
Transfer for the dinner at a local restaurant and accomodation in Istanbul.
After having breakfast and check out from to hotel, transfer for visiting Topkapi Palace which is a large palace in Istanbul, Turkey, that was the primary residence of the Ottoman Sultans for approximately 400 years (1465-1856) of their 624-year reign. After our next stop is Underground cistern is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul (formerly Constantinople), Turkey.
If you request you can visit Dolmabahce as optional. It is located in the Beşiktaş district of Istanbul, Turkey, on the European coastline of the Bosphorus strait, served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire from 1856 to 1922, apart from a 22-year interval (1887–1909) in which Yıldız Palace was used.
If you request you can have Bosphorus Cruise as optional as well.
Enjoy your trip…