Ancient Splendors of Western Turkey (land tour)

Dates: Friday, May 1, 2020 (11 days)

The marble-paved Arcadian Way at Ephesus. Image © R. Todd Nielsen.

Detailed infomation will be coming soon.  Please contact us at aia@studytours.org for more information when it becomes available.

 

Along the magnificent Aegean coast of Turkey are some of the world’s most spectacular Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman temples, theaters, and stadiums; early Byzantine churches, Ottoman palaces, and outstanding museums. Highlights of this custom-designed program include Istanbul, the Byzantine capital for 1,000 years and Ottoman capital for 500; legendary Troy, site of the epic siege in Homer’s Iliad; Assos, Aristotle’s retreat, with breathtaking views of the Aegean; the spectacular ruins at Pergamon, one of western Asia’s greatest ancient cities; Ephesus, the best preserved classical city in the eastern Mediterranean, visited by St. Paul; Priene, the oldest- and best-known example of a Hellenistic city; Didyma’s enormous oracular Temple of Apollo; the vast site of Aphrodisias, with its magnificent sculptures and well-preserved stadium; and Bodrum’s Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Maximum of just 14 participants.


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Itinerary

Day 1– Depart Home
Day 2 – Arrive Istanbul
Day 3 – Istanbul
Day 4 – Istanbul
Day 5 – Istanbul | Troy | Assos
Day 6– Assos | Pergamon | Kusadasi
Day 7 – Kusadasi | Ephesus | Selçuk | Kusadasi
Day 8– Kusadasi | Aphrodisias | Kusadasi
Day 9 – Kusadasi | Priene | Diddyma | Bodrum
Day 10 – Bodrum
Day 11 – Bodrum | Istanbul | Fly Home

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