Istanbul, which was known as capital of the capital cities, and created huge peace geographies with reigning to first Roma, and then Eastern Roman (Byzantium) Empire and continents, and was the capital city of Ottoman Empire, is going to a modern future with preserving magnificence of history with proud. Ayvalýk, a district of Balýkesir, is a tourism center with beautiful coasts surrounded green olive grove, pure sea water and beaches, and contains historical and archeology values. The modern day name comes directly from its ancient name, Pergamum.
Known for centuries for its monuments, it was a great city and served as the centre of Pergamum kingdom. Its location made it strategic in the Middle Ages and it was the centre of the Karesioðullari Principality before it finally became a part of the Ottoman State. The city's golden era was during the reign of Attalos I and his son Eumenes II, the time when an acropolis, theatre and other important projects were completed. It was an important city in the Roman period. The city experienced many developments during the reign of Hadrian (117-138 AD), and it was adorned with Roman works of art. In the Byzantine era after the spread of Christianity, Bergama was first under the influence of the bishopric of Ephesus, and then became a metropolis.
Day 1: Arrival to Istanbul Atatürk Airport. Transfer by luxery buses from airport to hotel. Welcome cocktail in hotel. Check in rooms and after panoramic Istanbul city tour. Dinner and overnight in hotel. Includes: (D).
Day 2: After breakfast full day Istanbul city tour. Hippodrome, St. Sophia Church, Topkapý Palace, Blue Mosque, Yerebatan Cistern, Covered Bazaar and Spice Bazaar. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Includes: (B), (D).
Day 3: After breakfast we drive to Gallipoli. After 5 hour journey we arrived Gallipoli. Half day Gallipoli Tour. Visit Kilitbahir Castle, the National Park of Gelibolu Peninsula, Memorials and Ceneteries, the museum of Gallipoli Wars. After tours arrive to hotel. Check in rooms and free time. Dinner and Overnight in hotel. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 4: After breakfast drive to Ayvalik. Ancient City of Assos. The acropolist at Assos is 238 metres above sea level. The temple of Athena was built in the 6th century B.C. An agora, theatre and a gymnasium descend from the top of the hill towards the sea. Visit Athen Temple, Antique Harbour, Assos Bridge Theatre, Agora, Gymnasium. Arrive to Ayvalýk and rest at the hotel. Check in rooms and free time. Dinner and overnight in hotel. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 5: After breakfast full day Pergamon - Aesclapium Tour. The ancient city of Pergamon was a cultural centre involved in shipping and trade between the Aegean and the east. Bergama is today one of the best archaeological centres in Turkey. Visit Acropolis, Temple of Athena, Temple of Dyonysus, Altar of Zeus, Archeological and Etnographic Museum, Ruins of Aesclapium. After Pergammon - Aesclapium Tour we visit Þeytan Sofrasý. Dinner and overnight in hotel. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 6: After breakfast departure from Ayvalýk to Istanbul. Ancient City of Troya (Troy has gained immortality through Homer’s stories of King Priam, Hector, Paris and the incomparable Helen. Archaeological excavations here at different times have revealed residental neighbourhoods, city walls, foundations of houses, a temple and a theatre. A symbolic wooden statue a horse reminds one of ancient battles. We see famous wooden horse. Arrival to Istanbul at noon. Check in hotel and free time and overnight Istanbul hotel. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 7: After breakfast transfer to airport by luxury buses. Includes: (B).
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