Turkey Ancient Ionian Science

Duration: 11 Days

Departure Type: Group Departure

Trip Route: Istanbul, , Istanbul, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Izmir

Countries Turkey

About A Unique Tour for those who are interested in Ancient Ionian Science. For Groups Only - Departures Between April - October

Departure Dates:

Descriptive Itinerary

Tue, 23-07-2024
DAY 01 ISTANBUL
Arrival in Istanbul, the only city in the World spanning two continents. Meet and transfer to your hotel. Before your dinner, a “Welcome Briefing” will be presented by your English speaking Expert Guide, who will accompany you during the entire tour. (D)
Meals: No Meal

Wed, 24-07-2024
DAY 02 ISTANBUL
Full day of discovering Byzantine and Ottoman treasures in Istanbul; the Topkapi Palace with its priceless collection of jewelry and rare porcelain on display, the St. Sophia Museum rebuilt in 6th century by Emperor Justinian, and now the fourth largest Christian Church in the world, the Blue Mosque with its six Minarets, the Underground Cistern, the Hippodrome, and the famous Grand Covered Bazaar with its four thousand tiny shops. Overnight in Istanbul. (B,L,D)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Thu, 25-07-2024
DAY 03 ISTANBUL - NICAEA (IZNIK) - ISTANBUL
Early departure to Iznik, first the Bithnian capital, then the Roman provincial capital of Nicaea. The name Nicaea derives from the name of Lysimachos’ wife (one of Alexander’s most brilliant generals), the city became an important religious center when the first Council of Nicaea settled here in 325 AD. Visit the ancient tomb of the man who invented trigonometry, the science of right angled triangles, discovered less than twenty years ago by a local boy digging on a hillside. Discover his role in the world system that held sway over the imaginations of men until the scientific Renaissance in the 17th century. Here were made the magnificent tiles used to decorate the interior of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. (B,L,D)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Fri, 26-07-2024
DAY 04 ISTANBUL - ANTAKYA
Morning flight to Antalya. Drive to Perge whose story goes back to 1000 BC. In the first century, Perge reached its greatest extent, a population of 100,000. Visit the magnificent Roman and Hellenistic structures. Suppose you knew no geometry but that catalogued by Euclid and applying to plane figures. Could you extend geometry to conic sections? Appollonios did. Discover his magnificent legacy to Galileo, Kepler and Newton. Overnight in Antalya. (B,L,D)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sat, 27-07-2024
DAY 05 ANTAKYA - FETHIYE
Departure from Antalya to Fethiye, drive along the Mediterranean coast, Kekova, Myra, Xanthos, and Letoon. Overnight in Fethiye, one of Turkey’s largest cities on the southwest coast. (B,L,D)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sun, 28-07-2024
DAY 06 FETHIYE - KNIDOS - MARMARIS
Drive to Knidos, the important ancient city located at the end of the Datca Peninsula. The Temple of Apollo in Knidos served as the center of six cities (Lindos, Camiros, Ialysos, Cos, Halicarnasse, Cnide) forming the Doric Hexapole. The city’s world famous statue of Aphrodite was sculptured by Praxiteles in the 4th century BC. Knidos is also the home town of Eudoxos. Learn how he created an advanced mathematics which led to the
calculation of areas and volumes of shapes and surfaces. (B,L,D)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Mon, 29-07-2024
DAY 07 MARMARIS - MILETOS - KUSADASI
Visit the birthplace of Thales, creator of science in Western civilization. See olive groves where he garnered a fortune in response to a challenge to show that science is of value in practical business matters; a fragment of a wall probably old enough to have surrounded Miletos in the time of Thales, 2600 years ago; the agora of the city rebuilt by the architect Hippodamos after the Persians destroyed Miletos in 494 BC. ; the still standing Roman theater and baths that were built before a great river washed away the commercial life of the “ancient Venice. ” Drive to Kusadasi for overnight. (B,L,D)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Tue, 30-07-2024
DAY 08 KUSADASI - SAMOS - KUSADASI
Early morning ferry to the Greek island of Samos which was the birthplace of Hera, here she was espoused to Zeus. The Eupalineion aquaduct is one of the major feats of engineering, designed by Eupalinos. The 10th century BC. Heraion, temple of Hera, was replaced in the middle of 7th century BC. by a larger edifice, work of the Samian architect Roikos. Return to Kusadasi by afternoon ferry. (B,L,D)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wed, 31-07-2024
DAY 09 EPHESUS - CESME
Visit famous Ephesus, home of Herakleitos, and the House of the Virgin Mary. Proceed to Cesme, the Turkish town across the Greek island of Chios. (B,L,D)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Thu, 01-08-2024
DAY 10 CESME - CHIOS - CESME
Early morning ferry to Chios, home of Hippocrates, the great crescent squarer. Learn why his pioneering innovations were fundamental not only to geometry but to industrial engineering, aerospace engineering and other branches of applied mathematics that would not exist for 2400 years. Return to Cesme by afternoon ferry, and drive to Izmir, ancient Smyrna for overnight. (B,L,D)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Fri, 02-08-2024
DAY 11 IZMIR AIRPORT - FLY HOME
After breakfast transfer to Izmir airport. Fly back. End of services. (B)
Meals: Breakfast

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
Transfer-In in Istanbul
Air ticket Istanbul - Antalya
Transfer-Out in Istanbul
4 nights accommodation in Istanbul
2 nights accommodation in Kusadasi
1 night accommodation in Ephesus
Meal according to the itinerary: 10 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 9 Dinners
All transfers in air-conditioned vehicles as per the itinerary
Domestic airfares (economy class): Cairo / Aswan & Luxor / Cairo
3 nights in Cairo at a 5-star hotel including breakfast
3 nights aboard the Nile River cruise ship
Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
English-speaking guide
Entrance fees mentioned by the itinerary
Local taxes and service charges

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
International Flight Tickets.
Egypt Entry Visa.
Optional tour to Abu Simbel.
Any optional tours.
Services not mentioned in the program.
Optional tours mentioned in the program, they will be provided at an additional cost.
Drinks with meals.
Travel insurance (recommended).

IMPORTANT INFO
Please be advised that the order /sequence in which the daily tours occur within the above day-by-day package tour itinerary can be subject to change depending on the availability of domestic flight tickets per the itinerary, opening/closing of various historical sites, etc.

Planned Transportations
Date Type Departure Arrival Company Price
Tue, 23-07-2024  Transfer - - - Istanbul (IST) - - - Included
Fri, 26-07-2024  Air ticket Istanbul (IST) Antalya (AYT) - - - Included
Fri, 02-08-2024  Transfer Istanbul (IST) - - - - - - Included
Planned Accommodations
Type Location Establishment Classification
Hotel Cairo Ramses Hilton***** Luxury
Hotel Cairo Barceló Cairo Pyramids**** Primary
Hotel Cairo Cairo Pyramids Steigenberger Hotel***** Luxury
Type Location Establishment Classification
Hotel Cairo Ramses Hilton***** Luxury
Type Location Establishment Classification
Hotel Cairo Ramses Hilton***** Luxury
Hotel Cairo Cairo Pyramids Steigenberger Hotel***** Luxury
Hotel Cairo Barceló Cairo Pyramids**** Primary
This is the list of the establishments most frequently used in this programme. It is given for indicative purposes only, and passengers may be accommodated in similar or alternative establishments.
Price per person
# Departure Date Option TripleDoubleSingle
Book NowTue, 23-07-2024Option #1USD 2,100.00USD 2,250.00USD 2,600.00
Book NowTue, 23-07-2024Option #2USD 2,150.00USD 2,300.00USD 2,700.00
Book NowTue, 23-07-2024Option #3USD 2,250.00USD 2,400.00USD 2,850.00
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