Turkish Riviera - Kusadasi to Antalya  and 2015

The loveliest tour of Turkey along important ancient towns and mythological ruins; rugged  mountains dotted with Lycian tombs and sparkling clear turquoise waters with white lazy sailboats gliding between hidden coves. All hotels on this tour are special historical or boutique hotels for those preferring local charm.

10 nights/ 11 days tour number 14
 Oct 15 2014 until Oct 14, 2015 Summer only
 

Coastal tour of Turkey along the Caryan coast line with ancient mythological towns and beautiful vistas from Antalya to kusadasi

Visit Turkey’s southwestern shore, called “the Turquoise Coast” with its fine beaches and stunning scenery. Drive from Antalya to Perge and Kalkan  and see Santa Claus's little church at  Demre. You will have opportunity to swim at beautiful beaches along and an option to take a side-trip to the Greek Island of Rhodes. 

Day 1 Wed: Kusadasi
Arrival on your own. Meet at the Kusadasi port and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure or relax afternoon by the Mediterranean coast. D

Day 2 Thu: Ephesus & St Mary's House - Pamukkale
Morning tour of the glorious ruins at Ephesus, explore 2,000 year-old marble streets, a theater, the library of Celsius, a gymnasium and Hadrian’s Temple. Take a short drive to see St. Mary’s stone cottage where she stayed later in life accompanied by St. John. Continue to a regional rug producing center to learn  about the secrets of this ancient craft.  Afternoon drive to the lush valleys of Pamukkale world famous for its lime cascades and thermal waters. This evening enjoy a refreshing swim in your hotel thermal spring pool. Overnight in Pamukkale. B D

Day 3 - Fri. Pamukkale - Bodrum
In the morning visit the ancient Roman spa resort of Hierapolis then depart to Bodrum to visit the Castle of St Peter and the renowned Underwater Museum that was awarded the best Underwater Museum of the World in 2000.  Dinner and overnight in Bodrum. B D

Day 4 Sat: Bodrum - Marmaris
Later morning Proceed to the ruins and foundations of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassos which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. After the visit departure to Marmaris, the popular sea side resort, a jetsetters paradise.  The rest of the day is at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Marmaris. B.D.

Day 5 Sun. Marmaris
Day at leisure at this lovely town of Marmaris, a jetsetters paradise or an Optional day tour by ferry to the Greek island of Rhodes. B D

Day 6 Mon.
Marmaris - Dalyan - Kalkan
Morning departure to Dalyan village, take a river boat to the famous mud baths and sulfur springs. View the Ancient Kings Tombs of Caunos City followed by a relaxing swim at Iztuzu Beach well known as a protected beach sheltering Luggerhead Sea Turtles and Blue Crabs.  Continue to Kalkan and overnight . Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant B.D.

Day 7 Tue: Kalkan - Myra - Antalya
Morning departure to Antalya. Enroute visit the famous little Byzantine church of Santa Claus (St Nicolas) and international pilgrimage site where you can still see the legendary saint's sarcophagus at Demre. We will also view the Lycian tombs at Myra carved high in the hillside and protected by the vertical walls of sheer rocks. Dinner and overnight in Antalya. B.D.

Day 8  Wed:  Perge - Aspendos - Antalya 
Today we will have a full day excursion tour to the ancient Roman city of Perge and the famous well-preserved Roman theatre in Aspendos, the best preserved antique theatre in the world. Dinner and overnight in Antalya, the capital of the South. B. D.

Day 9 Thur Antalya - Transfer to the airport for your return flight or continue on a second tour to Cappadocia.


Hotels:
Kusadasi: Efe Boutique (SPC)
Pamukkale: Pam Thermal (FC)
Bodrum : Doria Hotel (FC+)
Marmaris: Fantasia (SFC)
Kalkan : Patara Prince (SPC)
Antalya: Puding Maria (SPC)  

Departure dates 2015

Price Per person in Double/twin rooms

Single supplement

Per person in Triple rooms

Apr 22, May 6, 13, 20, 27,  Jun 3, 17, 2015 1345 404 1295
Jul 1, 15, 29,
Aug 12, 26,
Sep 9, 16, 23, 30,
Oct 7, 14, 2015
1395 588 1375

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