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In Search of Cybele

Arinna, Hepatus, Cybele, Artemis... are the names of the Mother Goddesses whom the ancient settlers of Asia the Minor had always worshipped them as the main deities. The Mother Goddess Cult had been the symbol of fertility and re-vitalization since the beginning of archaic civilizations in Anatolia. The 14-day tour aims to acquaint the guests with such a divine and sacred Cult which had been respected and worshipped throughout this land.

Day 1 Arrival at Ankara airport. Transfer to your hotel. Your guide will brief about The Mother Goddess Culture in Anatolia and itinerary while having welcome cocktail in your hotel. Dinner and accommodation in Ankara. ( D)

Day 2 a.m. visit museum of Anatolian Civilizations. After lunch tour of Gordion and Pessinus. Overnight in Ankara. (B,L)

Day 3 Drive to Boğazköy. After sightseeing of Hattuşaş and Yazılıkaya proceed to Kayseri. Overnight in Kayseri. (B,L,D)

Day 4 After visits of Huant Hatun Medrese and Gevher Nesibe Hospital continue to Cappadocia. Afternoon visit Göreme, Kaymaklı and Zelve. Overnight in Cappadocia. (B,L,D)

Day 5 a.m. continue sightseeing of Cappadocia, then drive to Konya. En route visit Caravanserailles. Overnight in Konya. (B,L,D)

Day 6 a.m. visit the Konya Museum, Mevlana Tomb and Çatalhöyük. After lunch proceed to Afyon. Overnight in Afyon.(B,L,D)

Day 7 a.m. visit Aslantaş, Aslankaya and Yazılıkaya ruins. After lunch drive to Pamukkale. Overnight in Pamukkale. (B,L,D)

Day 8 a.m. visit Aphrodisias. After lunch continue sightseeing of Sardis, Akpınar Kybele Relief and Ağlayan Kaya. Then proceed to İzmir. Overnight in İzmir. (B,L)

Day 9 Day trip to Ephesus. Visit Temple of Artemis, House of Virgin Mary, Museum and the ruins of Ephesus. Overnight in İzmir. Dinner at a sea food restaurant. (B,L,D)

Day 10 Drive to Çanakkale. En route visit Acropolis of Pergamon and Troy. Overnight in Çanakkale.(B,L,D)

Day 11 Depart for Istanbul crossing the Dardanelles by Ferry. Upon your arrival visit Roman Hippodrome, The Blue Mosque. Overnight in Istanbul ( B,L)

Day 12 a.m. visit Topkapı Palace and the Harem. Then continue visiting the Archaeological Museum. Lunch will be served at Topkapi Palace premises. Afternoon visit the Grand Bazaar. (B,L)

Day 13 Morning visit Dolmabahçe Palace and leisurely cruise along the Bosphorus. Lunch at Gulistan fish Restaurant. Afternoon visit Sadberk Hanım Museum with a rich ethnographic collection of Mrs. Sadberk Koc. Farewell dinner at Borsa Lokantası. ( B,L,D)

Day 14 Transfer to Istanbul airport for your flight.