Legendary Sites Of The North Aegean

Overview

This itinerary stretches west from Istanbul, across the Dardanelles, via legendary Troy, and then south to the mystical and fertile lands of Ionia to the south west corner of Turkey. Visit and stay at the most picturesque towns of Turkey, such Assos, Pergamon and Alaçatı. We visit spectacular sites, stay in characteristic places, eat in authentic small restaurants, visit local markets and stroll the streets of towns and villages and meet real people. This trip easily combines with all the Hike & Sail trips.

Trip Information

Trip Lighlights

  • Troy, Assos, Mount Ida
  • Zeus Altar, Pergamon
  • Organic winery, Ancient olive press
  • Fish auction, Local markets, Cooking class
  • St John Basilica, Ephesus ruins, Şirince Village

Trip Cost

The cost of the trip starts from 1950 USD/person for a group of 10.

Group Size

Maximum 12 people

Trip Duration

5 days

Difficulty Level

〈1〉2 3 4 5

Trip begins / ends

İstanbul, Turkey

Location

İstanbul, Turkey

What’s Included?

  • Accommodation at luxury boutique hotels.
  • All meals with great representation of Turkish Cuisine.
  • All bus, minibus transportation in Turkey.
  • Certified professional guide.
  • Parking fees, guide’s expenses, etc.
  • Entrance fees to museums and archeological sites.

Best time to go

This trip is good all year round.

Who would love this trip?

This trip concludes some of the world’s supreme highlights, such as İstanbul, Troy, Pergamon and Ephesus, plus some of the most charming historic spots and Citta Slow (slow towns), such as Assos, Klazomenai, Erythrai, Urla and Alaçatı. Our guests who like the ancient history, organic wines, olive oil and Aegean cuisine, and into arts and music, love this trip.

Accommodation

Galata Anemone Hotel İstanbul

Anemon Galata Hotel serves in a building with a second degree historical monument status which is restored to its authentic state. Especially the ceiling decorations at the rooms are worth seeing. The hotel is conveniently located right next to Galata Tower, at a walking distance from İstiklal Street, with a clear view of historical sites like the Spice Market, Topkapı Palace and St. Sophia. The hotel features a restaurant, bar and wine boutique, non-smoking rooms, LED TV, free of charge tea and coffee, iron/ironing board at the rooms, free of charge safe box at the rooms.

Nazlıhan Spa Hotel Assos

 Assos Nazlıhan Hotel is the most suitable address to be provided to those who wish to experience the history of Assos in the ancient harbor. The hotel is situated at the foothill of the acropolis of Assos ancient city, where Aristotle spend time. Like the few other hotels in this spot, Nazlıhan is also converted from a historic warehouse, where they used to store the acorn before shipping.

Les Pergamon Hotel Bergama

This magnificent group of stone buildings were built in 1867 as a greek school for boys (ARRENAGOGION) by Dr. Nikolaos Rallis, later in Turkish Republic it was used as “GAZİ PAŞA” primary school for many years. It was restorated in 2008-2010 by the city of Bergama and turned into a boutique Hotel and a restaurant.

İmrenhan Hotel Alaçatı

Featuring unique architecture with its stone built structure, this hotel is only 3 km from the sandy Ilica Beach. Imren Han Hotel offers air-conditioned rooms and an outdoor pool in the green garden.

The classically decorated rooms of Imren feature stone walls and wooden floors. They all have a minibar, LCD TV and a private balcony with views. Free Wi-Fi is also included.

A Turkish village breakfast with fresh organic products is served every morning. Guests can also enjoy a cup of Turkish tea and a piece of cake at the terrace with olive trees all around.

Nişanyan Hotel Ephesus Area

Nisanyan House is considered one of Turkey’s finest hotels, yet it is a simple and friendly sort of place. It offers you beauty and peace, even a certain degree of elegance. The grounds are extensive, but they make you feel you own the place by yourself. Set in a remote rural village, it is only ten minutes from Ephesus, one of Turkey’s top tourist destinations. It probably serves the best food within 100 miles, though you’d think it is mom and pop cooking. It has the most intricately detailed decor of any hotel in the country, yet it all feels perfectly spontaneous and casual.

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