ALACHATI -EPHESUS-HOUSE OF THE VIRGIN General Information About
We invite you to join our informative, historical and pilgrimage tour of the Aegean coast of this surprisingly diverse region of Turkey. The rich historical past will be presented to us in the form of the ancient city of Ephesus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the House of the Virgin Mary, the holy springs with unusually delicious water. Cesme Peninsula (tour.Çeşme), where the famous Russian-Turkish naval battle under the command of Prince Orlov ( Chesmensky) took place, now there are fashionable resorts. And at the end, we will visit the picturesque village of Shirinje, where grapes are grown from generation to generation and excellent wine is made, not only from grapes. The fruit wines of the Sirince brand are known far beyond the country's borders.
Departure from Antalya in the evening 22: 00-23: 00, overnight on the road .
Day 1 - is the day of the picturesque embankments and surroundings of Izmir. We will explore Urla and Alacati with its cobbled Albanian parapets, stone houses and wind roses; Cesme, a fortress built by Sultan Suleiman and the town of the same name, which has become a holiday destination for wealthy Turks, thanks to the favorable climate. In the afternoon, we will spend time in Izmir – the business capital of the region and visit the embankment, delicious cafes, shopping streets, old synagogue, central square with a clock tower, etc. Dinner and overnight at the hotel
Day 2. Ephesus-House- Sirince.After breakfast we will go to ancient Ephesus, a lot has been written and told about it-need to see - city is well preserved and admirable! then a visit to the house of the Virgin Mary – a holy place for many Christians from all over the world. The village of hereditary winegrowers Sirince with its picturesque fields and houses on the hills, an old church, wine cellars and tastings, of course …. Return to Antalya at the night