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Guide by etglink posted 3 months ago
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Pick up from Izmir hotel to visit the ancient historical sightseeing of Ephesus city. Ancient Ephesus was a great trading city and a center for the cult of Cybele, the Anatolian fertility goddess. Under the influence of the Ionians, Cybele became Artemis, the virgin goddess of the hunt and the moon, and a fabulous temple was built in her honor. You will visit the temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BC), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Emperor Constantine I rebuilt much of the city and erected new public baths. Visit the Basilica of St. John, who came here with the Virgin Mary and wrote his Gospel. Continue to House of Virgin Mary one of the most important ancient cities of Asia Minor, and St. John’s Basilica and finally you will handicraft center to have a presentation about authentic Turkish arts. Return back to your hotel in Izmir.

Biblical Ephesus Trips From Izmir
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Pick up from Istanbul hotel for full day sightseeing tour in Istanbul city visiting Topkapi Palace home of the Ottoman sultans for nearly 400 years, the heart of the vast Ottoman Empire. As well as a royal residence, the palace was a setting for state occasions and royal entertainments. Byzantine Hippodrome of Constantinopole, Blue Mosque one of the most beautiful mosques in the world. The National Mosque of Turkey was built in the early 17th century. Its name is derived from the blue tiles decorating its interior. St. Sophia is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul. The Hagia Sophia was the largest cathedral in the world for over a millennium, until the city of Seville, Spain got ambitious. The Hagia Sophia is one of the de facto city symbols. Finally stop at and Istanbul Grand Bazaar to have an interesting and enjoyable experience in a historical shopping area before returning back to your hotel.

Istanbul City Sightseeing Tours
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Pick up from Istanbul hotel for 6 hours sightseeing tour in istanbul city. First visit Dolmabahce Palace an imperial structure that for the first time looked to Western models rather than to the more traditional Ottoman style of building. It was the administrative center of the late Ottoman Empire. then you will get around Ortakoy district one of the nicest neighborhoods of Besiktas districts, right under the first Bosphorus Bridge. Continue to Galata Tower it is a 55 meter tower providing a panoramic view of the old town. Galata Tower is one of the oldest of its kind in the world, constructed during the reign of the Byzantine emperor Justinian. In the 13th century it became a Genoese watchpost. Then proceed to Taksim Squre the heart of modern Istanbul and symbol of the secular Republic because of the Cumhuriyet Anıtı (Republic Monument) that stands in the middle of the plaza, Istiklal Caddessi The city’s most popular strolling, shopping and snacking street, now reserved for pedestrians, is lined with boutiques, cafes, consulates, restaurants, galleries, cinemas and banks, with residential apartments above. Return Back to your Istanbul hotel.
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