On the footprints of Alexander the Great

11 Days / 10 Nights

Alexander III of Macedon commonly known as Alexander the Great was the most important king of the Greek World of his Century or may be all Greek times. Until by the age of thirty he had conquered (334 – 324 before JC) Middle East, he subsequently overthrew the Persian King and had the entirety of the Persian Empire and created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from Greece to Egypt and into present-day Pakistan. He was undefeated in battle and is considered one of history’s most successful commander and he has given its public an immense territory and servant labor force.

In this tour we offer you a journey on the footsteps of Alexander and reconstitute a part of conquest in Anatolia..

Day 1: Izmir
Izmir, is the cosmopolitan city on the Aegean Coast, where the most spoken language is Greek -like Thessalonica Until its liberation from Greek by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in 1922 and the nit became the rival of Istanbul in terms of commercial and industrial activities.

Day 2: Izmir – Pergame – Selcuk (280 km apprx.)
Bergama (Pergamon), one the richest and interesting archeological sites in Turkey. Around Acropolis on the hill you will see the famous bibliotheque, the theater, Altar of Zeus, Trajan, Dionysos and Athéna temples and the ruins well preserved.

Day 3: Ephesus – Priene – Didim (170 km apprx.)
On the way to Selçuk (Ephesus), we will commence by the visit of Virgin’s House on the mountain Aladag. And then we will discover one of the historical sites well preserved with its temple, one of the seven wonders of the Universe Temple of Artemis.

We will be on the road again to reach Ionia a perfect example of urban settlement of Antique Age. And then for the antique site of Didim well know for its temple of Apollon.

Day 4: Dalyan – Kas – Kalkan (160 kms apprx.)
Departure on “kayik”(small boats) for the discovery of the famous rocky tombs lycian. Then visit of Caunos site. Launch. Stop of swimming. Then visit of Patara Beach.

Day 5: Kaş – Antalya (150 kms apprx.)
Departure for Antalya. Visite of Phaselis. Lunch. Discovery of Termessos in the afternoon. Dinner at accommodation in Antalya.

Day 6: Antalya – Cappadoce (500 kms apprx.)
Departure in the morning for Aspendos. Lunch stop on the road. And then continue for Cappadocia. We will not neglect visiting a a Seljukian Caravanserai.

Day 7: Cappadocia
Day dedicated to discovery of this unique region with lunar landscape: Departure for Goreme Valley, Open Air Museum in a wild natural setting near a typical Cappadocia village with its different style Rock-Cut churches and frescoes. This site classified as the World Heritage by Unesco as it presents frescoes from Xe to XVIIi Centuries.

Day 8: Cappadoce – Kayseri – Kahramanmaras – Adiyaman (500 kms apprx.)
Day dedicated crossing the regions of Central Anatolia with picturesque and mountainous views.Lunch in Kahramanmaraş.

Day 9: Nemrut Dagi (60 kms apprx.)
The expedition over Nemrut Mountain will certainly be the most spectecular souvenir of this journey. Culminating to 2206 m of altitude, the summit will offer you a magnifiencent view over the region and its mountains. Sunset will leave you a priviledged moment and unique of its kind as the last sun ligths will illuminate the faces of statutes “stone figures” covering the mountain.

Day 10: Nemrut Dagi (60 kms apprx.)
Arrival to Adana at lunch time. Discovery of Adana and ıtss surroundings.

Day 11: Nemrut Dagi (60 kms env.)
Departure for Adana airport to way back home.

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