Day 1: Cappadocia - Nemrut. Departure in the morning from Goreme. After passing Kayseri, visit the 13th century Seljuk Caravansarai "Karatayhan". The next stop will be in Pinarbasi for a short tea break, then drive to Tekir for lunch. Take a picture of the beautiful scenery of the Tekir Valley. Drive to Kahramanmarab to have world famous ice cream, than drive to Kahta. Tea break, and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Nemrut - Harran. Very early departure up to the ruins. After get-off the minibus, 25 minutes walking to the top where you will watch the beautiful sunrise between the colossal size statues and heads of the kings and Gods. After sun rise, free time to walk around and taking pictures. Then drive back to the hotel for breakfast. Drive to Kahta, on the way visit the ruins of the Arsemia Roman bridge of Cendere and Tumulus Tomb of Karakus. Tea break in Kahta. Drive to Sanliurfa-Harran, on the way visit Ataturk Dam which is the biggest dam in Middle east.
Drive to Harran, a village of fascinating Mud-Birck "beehive" houses mentioned in the book of Genesis where Abraham spend last years of his life. Visit the ruins of Harran including city walls, oldest Islamic university and the castle dated to eighteen century. After the sun set drive back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Urfa - Cappadocia. Departure from Sanliurfa to Adana-Birecik which is the famous with its bald-ibis (Kel aynak) birds. These birds are living only in Bilecik in the world. After lunch, drive up to the Taurus Mountains after Adana. Tea break and drive back to Goreme.
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