PRE-CONFERENCE TOUR

TWO DAYS EPHESUS & PAMUKKALE

Ephesus is thebest-preservedclassicalcity on the Mediterranean,and perhaps the best place in the world toget the feeling for what life waslike in Roman times. As a strategiccoastalgateway to the Eastern World, thisIonianrefugegrew to be thesecondlargestcity in the Roman Empire, the site of a Christianshrineandone of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Legend has it thatthe Virgin Mary accompaniedby St. Paul, cametoEphesus at theend of her life, circa 37-45 AD. Renaissancechurchhistoriansmentionedthetrip, and it is said that local Christiansvenerated a smallhousenear Ephesus as Mary's. In 1967 Pope Paul VI. visitedthe site, where a chapelnowstands, andconfirmedtheauthenticity of thelegend. AlsotheBasilica of St. John is locatednear Ephesus. St. John is said to have lived the last years of his life here andafter his death, a shrinewaslocatedover his grave.

31 August 2013: Departure from Izmır Adnan Menderes Aırportat 15:30 andcontinueto Selçuk (about30 munites) and visit the Ioniancity of Ephesus, the Roman capital of  AsiaMinor, The Odeon, The Marble Street, The HadrianTemple, The Celcius Library -magnificientrestoration by Austrians- The Great Theatre. Afterwards, we will visit The House of Virgin Mary. Departfrom Selçuk for Pamukkale. (Max. 2 hrsdrive) We will visit the Cotton Castle and the wonderful travertines. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.
(Before dinner posibilitiestoswim in thethermalpool)
Recommendedflight:
TK2230   31 August Istanbul Ataturk Airport - Izmir    14:00   15:10

01 September 2013: After breakfast visit the ancient Hierapolis in Pamukkale, Necropolis, The Roman Bathsand the Theater. Optionallunch in a localrestaurant. Drive to Aphrodisias and visit the ancientcity of Aphrodisias, The Theater, TheBasilica, The Roman Baths, the big gest stadium of theancient time and the museum with the magnificientmarblestatues. Departfrom Pamukkale anddriveto Antalya.

Included Services:
Transfersfrom Izmır Adnan Menderes Airport
English speakingstate-licencedguide
Transportationbyair-conditionedvehicle
1 nightaccommodation in 4 star hotel at Pamukkale (breakfast and dinner included),
Entrancefees for museums

Tourprice for single accommodation      : 215 Euro
Tourprice for double accommodation    : 380 Euro

For more information… http://www.ccr-hotels.com/

POST-CONFERENCE TOUR

TWO DAYS CAPPADOCIA

06-07 September 2013: We will meet at Kayseri Airport at 00:15 on 07 September morning and drive to the hotel at Cappadocia, the land of stonedwellings, rock chapels and monasteries. On 07 September after breakfast at the hotel, we will visit The Citadel of Uçhisar, PigeonValley, Avcılar Valley, Paşabağ Valley, Zelve Valleyand Avanos, the pottery village. Afterwards, we will visit the Göreme Open-airMuseum with it schurcheshewn out of rock and colourful frescos and Karanlık Church which has recently been restored and presented to the treasure of the world by Unesco. Optional lunch either in a fish or meat restaurant with at selection of local Cappadocia wines. Opportunities for taking photos of incredible landscape during the day. Drive to hotel. Dinnerandovernight at the hotel.(If requested optional tours to a simple winehouse or to a local folkloric performance after dinner)

Recommendedflight:
PC154    06 September Istanbul Ataturk Airport - Kayseri      23:00 - 00:15
(arrival on 07 September)

08 September 2013: After breakfast we wil lvisit the Underground City of Kaymaklı , PancarlıkValley , Çavuşin Village and Soğanlı Valley. Drive to Nevsehir airport and fly back tohomevia İstanbul.

Recommendedflight:
TK2009   08 September Nevsehir-Istanbul Ataturk Airport 19:40 - 21:00

Included Services:
Transfersfrom Kayseri Airport / toNevsehirAirport
English speakingstate-licencedguide
Transportationbyair-conditionedvehicle
2 nights accommodation in 4 star hotel at Cappadocia (breakfast included),
Entrance fees for museums

Tour price for single accommodation       : 285 Euro
Tour price for double accommodation     : 450 Euro