Pergamum King Aktallos II-nd ordered his soldiers to discover the retreat of heaven on earth. Upon this command, the soldiers had wandered around till they came to the place of Antalya and exclaimed "This is heaven". Then founded city “Attalia" which today enables you to feel like you are in heaven. Stretching out along the coastline of Antalya, Alanya, Manavgat-Side, Kemer, Kaþ, Finike, Serik, Demre and many other destinations expect you for a holiday never to be forgotten.
Day 1: Arrival to Antalya Airport. Transfer by luxery buses from airport to hotel. Welcome cocktail in hotel. Check in rooms and after panoramic Antalya city tour. Dinner and overnight in hotel. Includes: (D).
Day 2: After breakfast full day Ancient City of c. Perge was an important city of ancient Pamphylia, orginally settled by the Hittites around 1500 BC. St. Paul visited the city on his first missionary journey. The theatre stage has finely carved marble reliques and other carvings from around the city are displayed in the stadium. Amateur archaeologists will want to see the handsome city gate flanked by two loft towers, a long colonnaded road once paved with mosaics and lined with shops, a large agora, the public baths and gymnasium.” (Visit City Gate, Theatre, Stadium, Agora, Public Baths, Gymnasium). Dinner and overnight in hotel. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 3: After breakfast full day Ancient City of Aspendos and Side Tour. Visit in Side, Magnificent Theatre, Agora, Temple of Apollo, Foundation, Necropolis, Roman Baths and Archeological Museum. Aspendos - was a major port city in the Roman period with the navigable river of Köprüçay. Aspendus Theater is one of the largest ancient buildings in Anatolia and may well be accepted as the best preserved theater of antiquity. The theater's capacity is estimated to have been 15.000 people. Visit Aspendos Amphitheatre. Dinner and overnight in hotel. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 4: After breakfast full day Ancient City of Myra Tour. Ancient City of Myra, now called Demre or Kale. It was inhabited as early as 500 BC. Many splendidly carved rock tombs dating from the 4th century BC overlook the magnificent Roman theatre. St. Nicholas (Santa Claus), who was born in Patara, was the bishop of Myra during the 4th century AD. And died there in 345. Every year in December the St. Nicholas Commemoration. Ceremony attracts many tourists who spend their Christmas holidays on the sunny Mediterranean coast of ancient Lycia. Visit Myra Rock Tombs, Roman Theatre, The Statue of St. Nicholas, St. Nicholas Church. Dinner and overnight in hotel. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 5: After breakfast full day Manavgat and Düden Waterfalls Tour. Manavgat Waterfalls are not high, milky white, foaming water rushes powerfully over the rocks. Next to waterfalls shady tea gardens and restaurants make the falls a pleasant, cool resting spot.You are especially welcomed after a day of sightseeing. You can take a delightful boat trip up the Manavgat River to explore this lovely area. At the Upper Düden Waterfalls, 14 km northeast of Antalya, you can walk behind the rushing cascade for a thrilling experience. On the way to Lara Beceh, the Lower Düden Waterfalls plunge straight into the sea. The nearby rest area offers an excellent view of the falls and view is even more spectacular from the sea. Dinner and overnight in hotel. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 6: After breakfast full day Antalya City Tour. Surrounded by amazing scenery of sharp contrasts, Antalya, Turkey’s principal holiday resort, is an attractive city with shady palm-lined boulevards and a prize-winning marina. In the picturesque old quarter of Kaleiçi, narrow, winding streets and old wooden houses abut the ancient city walls. Visit Kaleiçi, Hadrian’s Gate, the award-winning Antalya Kaleiçi Marina, Antalya Archeology Museum with artifacts from the Paleolithic Age to Ottoman times, offers a glimpse of the area’s reach history. Two-coloured ceramics dated at 5400-8500 BC are worth seeing! Dinner and overnight in hotel. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 7: After breakfast transfer to airport by luxury buses. Includes: (B).
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