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Historical and Natural Wonders of Ephesus and Surroundings

Historical and Natural Wonders of Ephesus and Surroundings Itinerary

Published: 2024 May 12

Ancient Ephesus Exploration

Morning
Start your day with a traditional Turkish breakfast at Sirince Koftecisi, known for its delicious kofte (meatballs) and local specialties. After breakfast, visit the iconic Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Afternoon
For lunch, head to Artemis Restaurant and enjoy a meal with a view of the ancient ruins. In the afternoon, explore the ancient city of Ephesus, including the Library of Celsus, the Grand Theatre, and the Terrace Houses.
Evening
Relax and enjoy a traditional Turkish dinner at Ephesus Terrace Houses Restaurant, savoring the local flavors and ambiance.
Bedtime
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Ephesus Countryside and Pamukkale Excursion

Morning
Have a leisurely breakfast at Saray Muhallebicisi, known for its authentic Turkish desserts. After breakfast, take a day trip to Pamukkale to see the stunning white terraces and thermal pools.
Afternoon
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the thermal pools and visit the ancient city of Hierapolis nearby. For lunch, try the local cuisine at a restaurant in Pamukkale.
Evening
Return to Ephesus in the evening and have dinner at Nur Restaurant, known for its fresh seafood and Mediterranean dishes.
Bedtime
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Coastal Delights and Historical Sites

Morning
Start your day with a scenic drive to Ölüdeniz Beach and Blue Lagoon, one of the most beautiful beaches in Turkey. Relax on the sandy shores and take a dip in the crystal-clear waters.
Afternoon
For lunch, enjoy fresh seafood at a local restaurant in Ölüdeniz. Afterward, visit the ancient ghost town of Kayakoy, with its abandoned Greek houses and churches.
Evening
Watch the sunset at Gemiler Island, known for its ancient ruins and stunning views. Have dinner at a seaside restaurant and savor the flavors of Turkish cuisine.
Bedtime
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Nature and Adventure in Saklikent and Tlos

Morning
Have an early breakfast at your hotel and then head to Saklikent National Park, where you can hike through the narrow canyon and enjoy the natural beauty of the area.
Afternoon
After your hike, have a late lunch at a local restaurant near Saklikent. In the afternoon, visit the ancient city of Tlos, with its Lycian rock tombs and stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
Evening
Return to Ephesus in the evening and have a relaxed dinner at a cozy restaurant in the town.
Bedtime
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Culinary and Cultural Immersion in Izmir

Morning
Take a day trip to the vibrant city of Izmir, known for its bustling bazaars and historic sites. Start your day with a traditional Turkish breakfast at a local cafe.
Afternoon
Explore the Kemeralti Bazaar and the Konak Square, and don't miss the opportunity to try the famous kumru sandwich for lunch. Visit the Kadifekale fortress for panoramic views of the city.
Evening
Conclude your trip with a farewell dinner at Kaleici Meyhanesi, a popular meyhane (tavern) in Izmir, where you can enjoy mezes and raki in a lively atmosphere.
Bedtime
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