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GREEK CIVILIZATION IN IONIC LANDS

DAY 1 MADRID – ISTANBUL Meeting in the airport to embark on a flight to Istanbul. Arrival in Istanbul. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 2 ISTANBUL – MUDANYA – BURSA – CANAKKALE Breakfast and departure for the port of Istanbul. We will take a ferry to go to Mudanya across the Marmara Sea. Departure in coach for Bursa. Tour of the city with its Citadel, green Mosque, Ulu Camii and the Bazar. Lunch. Departure for Canakkale. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 3 CANAKKALE – TROY – PERGAMO – SMYRNA Breakfast and departure for Troy. Tour of the ruins of Troy. Troy VI, Acropolis, Temple of Atenea. Lunch. Departure for Pergamon. Tour of the ruins: Asklepion, Portico, Library. Theater, Temples of Telesphorus and Esculapius, Heroon, Temples of Trajan and Athena, Altar of Zeus. Departure for Izmir (Smyrna). Dinner and lodging.

DAY 4 SMYRNA – SARDES – KAFIDEKKALE – SMYRNA Breakfast. Departure for Sardes. Tour of the ancient capital of Lydia (Synagogue, gimnasio, Temple of Artemis). Lunch en route. Continuation to Izmir, with intermediate visit to the Citadel Kafidekkale. Arrival in Smyrna. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 5 SMYRNA – FOCEA – COLOFON – KUSADASI Breakfast. Departure for Focea, metropolis of Marseille and Ampurias. City tour. Lunch. Departure for Colophon. Tour of the archaeological site (remains of houses and buildings from the 7th century). Departure for Kusadasi. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 6 KUSADASI – EPHESUS – PANAYA KAPULU – KUSADASI Breakfast and departure for Ephesus. Tour of the ruins of Ephesus: Theater, Library of Celso, Agora, Serapeion, Temple of Hadrian. Lunch. Tour of the Basilica of Saint John and tour of the town de Panaya Kapulu, location of Meryemana. Departure for Kusadasi. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 7 KUSADASI – PRIENE – MILETUS – DIDYMA – PAMUKKALE Breakfast. Departure for Priene. Tour of the ruins: walled section, Temple of Cibeles, Agora, Theater, Acropolis, Temple of Athena. Continuation to Miletus, where we will visit the ruins: Theater, Port, Shrine of Apollo. Departure for Didyma. Lunch. Tour of the temple of Apollo. Departure for Pamukkale “Cotton Castle”. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 8 PAMUKKALE – AFRODISIAS – BODRUM Breakfast. Tour of Hierápolis (Pamukkale): Thermal baths, Theater, Ninfeo, Temple of Apollo , Plutonio, Necropolis. Departure for Afrodisias. Lunch. Tour of the Theater, Thermal baths, Portico of Tiberius, Thermal baths of Hadrian, Odeon, Temple of Aphrodite. Continuation to Bodrum. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 9 BODRUM – ISTANBUL Breakfast. Tour of the ruins of Halicarnasus (acropolis, bay, mausoleum), Saint Peter’s Castle and the Port. Lunch. Transfer to the airport to take flight In the afternoon from Bodrum to Istanbul. Lodging in Istanbul.

DAY 10 ISTANBUL Breakfast. Tour of Istanbul: Circus of Constantine, Basilica of Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Galata Tower. Lunch. In the afternoon: tour of the Grand Bazaar. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 11 ISTANBUL Breakfast. Morning tour of the Egyptian Bazaar or Spice Bazaar. Lunch. Cruise through the Bosphoros through the Asian part. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 12 ISTANBUL Breakfast. Tour of the Archaeological Museums and the Golden Horn. Lunch. Afternoon free. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 13 ISTANBUL – MADRID Breakfast. In the morning free time until the time to transfer to the airport to embark on the flight to Madrid. Arrival to Madrid and END OF TRIP