Yivli Minaret / Antalya
Day 1: Antalya
Flight to the Turkish riviera. Antalya is the capital of tourism in Turkey. Drive to the hotel.
Day 2: Antalya
Meeting cocktail. We will have to meet and give you information about the programm and the trip. The rest of the day is for leisure. Dinner and overnight in Antalya.
Day 3: Pamukkale
We drive via The Toros Mountains to Denizli. Denizli is nestled against high mountains, near the river Büyük Menderes (Meander). Surrounded by the natural beauty of the averdant valley, the area is also rich in culture and history. Next to Denizli is Pamukkale; a spectacular and unique natural site, which was declared as world heritage by UNESCO. Pamukkale is a fairyland of stalactites, cataracts and basins, that have been formed by thermal spring waters, laden with calcareous salts, running off the plateau's edge. The hot springs have been used since the roman period for their therapeutic powers. We will enjoy free time at the terrace of Pamukkale. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 4: Pamukkale / Antalya
After breakfast we drive back to Pamukkale. Behind the calcareous terrace of Pamukkale lie the ruins of the ancient city Hierapolis. We will visit the biggest necropolis in anatolia, the thermal baths, the shopping arcade and the theater. Afterwards we will visit a carpet handicraft center with beautiful carpets and will have the possibility to learn how carpets are crafted. After lunch we drive via Lake Salda to Antalya. Overnight in Antalya.
Day 5: Antalya
In the morning we are going to visit the Kursunlu and the Düden Waterfalls. We will have lunch and visit the old town, with its historical narrow streets and houses, that are from the Ottoman Period. The city walls go back to the roman period. Shopping facilities are available.
Day 6: Antalya
Manavgat Waterfall, on the Manavgat River, is near the town of Side, 3 kilometres north of the town of Manavgat. The white, foaming water of the Manavgat Waterfall flows powerfully over the rocks. Near the waterfall are shaded resting places and somewhere to dip your feet in the water.
Our next visit is Side, the Temple of Apollo. This is the most romantic and moving antique monument of Anatolia. These structure date back from the 2nd century AD and is located at the southwestern tip of Side's harbor. The temple of Apollo has partly been re-erected and has become Side's trademark.
Later we are going to visit the Aspendos Ancient Theatre… It dates back to the 5th century B.C. The theater which was built in the 2nd century A.D. was periodically repaired by the Seljuks who used it as a caravansaray. It is one of the best preserved theaters to be found today. The theater holds 7000 spectators, with an additional 500 in the orchestra. Today it is used for concerts, festivals and grease wrestling events.
Day 7: Antalya - Deaprture
Day of Leisure. Transfer to airport