Priene - Miletos - Didyma Tour

Your tour will take you to three unique cities along the coast of Ionia. Priene was one of the most active ports of the lonian Federation and is the oldest example of geometric city planning. In ancient times, Miletos was considered one of the greatest and wealthiest cities, and this is the city which provided its alphabet to the rest of the classical world. Miletos was a great port and the hometown of several philosophers and sages. Didyma's Temple of Apollo with its well-known oracles was one of the most sacred places of antiquity. Although looted and burnt many times, the original impressions remain. Not far from the site you come upon the beautiful beach of Altinkum. Your lunch will be along the tour route. Return to Izmir in the evening.

per adult from

$507

NZD

Duration

10 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Bottled water
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Lunch
    • Parking Fees
    • Private transportation
    • Soda/Pop
    • WiFi on board
    • Entry/Admission - Priene Antik Kenti
    • Entry/Admission - Miletus
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Priene Antik Kenti, Soke/aydIn Güllübahçe mahallesi, Gullubahce Turkey

    The historical town of Priene is located near the village of Güllübahçe, 16 kms from Söke. This town, a member of the Ionian Confederation, especially prospered during the Hellenistic period. The beautiful houses, public buildings and temples are the most important parts of this ancient city. The city walls surrounding Priene were 2 meters wide and 6 meters high. The front and rear faces of the walls were built of squared stone blocks while the space in between was filled up with rubble and mud. This construction technique, called "emplekton" is characteristic of the Hellenistic period. The Athena Temple, located on the culminating point of the city, was the oldest, most important and magnificent building in Priene. The architect of the building was Pythius, who also constructed the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, counted as one of the Seven Wonders of the world. The temple is accepted as being a classical example of the Anatolian-Ionian architectural style.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Miletus, Didim Turkey

    Miletus is 42 km away from Söke town, a county of the province Aydin. This place initially was founded during the 2nd Millenium B.C. on the coast of the Latmic Gulf (now Lake Bafa). The town became one of the most important of the twelve cities bordering the Aegean Sea, which formed the Ionian Confederation. The Theatre, erected on the south-west slopes of the hill of Kaletepe, profiting from the natural inclination, is the best-preserved building of Miletus. First erected in the 4th century BC it has taken its present form by later alterations undergone in the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods. The theatre, which could seat 5,300 spectators in the Hellenistic period, reached a capacity of 25,000 seats in the Roman period. The Caravanserai was built in the 15th century during the period of the Principality of Menteş. It comprises a courtyard and rooms for lodging. The lower floor of the two stored building was used as stables, and the upper floor to lodge travellers.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Didim, Aydın, Turkey

    The Apollo Temple of Didyma was known as a sanctuary and seat of an oracle attached to Miletus. Recent excavations revealed remains which showed that Didyma was not only a seat of an oracle but also the site of dense settlement. The research concerning the origins of the names of Didyma and Didymaion has been a subject of discussion. Along with several other myths, it was thought that the name Didymaion, which meant "twin temples", was related to Artemis, the twin sister of Apollo. However, as no definite evidence could be found, this theory also remains as a myth. The first excavations in Didyma were made in 1858. The area excavated was the Sacred Road. From the excavations, it was understood that the road was 16,5km long. The width of the road which was made of stone blocks, changed between 5 and 7 metres. On both sides of it were rows of shops, votive fountains, monumental tombs, baths, and the area for the cult of Artemis.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    - Hand sanitizers and masks will be available for the best hygiene practice.- Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time and let the lobby staff know that you are expecting a tour guide.- Comfortable shoes are advised- Wheelchair users must inform our agent whether guest(s) is/are fully dependent on the chair or partly able to walk or move.- Cruise port pickups from Izmir International Cruise Port are included in the tour price.- Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport pick up service is included in the tour pricePorts
    • Izmir Port, Umurbey, 35230 Konak/İzmir, Turkey
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 7/5/2020 - 10/24/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Service animals allowed
    • Stroller accessible
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • For healthier travel experience, we will be upgrading our standard vehicles to SUVs, MPVs and Vans for 8 people or less and 16 or 33 seater minibuses for 9 people or more, both options at no extra cost. All medical regulations will be adhered to during this time until further notice for your safety.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Deren Koray Tourism

Activity ID: V-107032P90

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