Starting in Bodrum and ending in İstanbul, this 8 day tour offers travelers with a mix of rarely visited sites and popular destinations on the coast like Ephesus and Pergmon and Troia.
March through November
8 Days, 7 Nights
7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch Pack, 4 Dinners
Aprox 888 km of total driving
The transfer will meet you at the airport to take you to your hotel in Bodrum. The trip book, mobile phone and GPS will be ready at the hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you may visit some of the nearby sites Bodrum Underwater Archaeology Museum or the old streets of Bodrum.
Overnight at Manastır Hotel, Bodrum
Driving Distance: 36 km
The day starts as you drive to Labraunda and explore these extensive ruins. This ancient pilgrimage site will probably be all yours as there are rarely any visitors. Then you will start the hike down to Kargıcak village, after which you will drive to the mountain village of Comakdag, known for its traditional houses and rich culture. You will be staying with a local family, an unforgettable experience and a true insight into village life.
Dinner and overnight stay in village house (private room, bathroom).
Driving Distance: 86 km
Today is a journey into history, from Byzantine Period frescoes to Neolithic wall paintings, from Hellenistic city walls to Roman period ruins. Kapıkırı, like Comakdag is a quite authentic village where you can see traditional Aegean culture.
Dinner and overnight stay in Agora Pension, Kapikiri.
Driving Distance: 39 km
A day in the Roman Capitol of Asia Minor, visiting the important sites around Ephesus, including St Jean Basilica, İsa Bey Mosque, Ephesus, and House of Virgin Mary.
Overnight stay in Kalehan Hotel, Selcuk
Driving Distance: 105 km
A three hour drive takes you back in time to the ancient hilltop city of Pergamon. Continue along the Aegean coast, stopping at an Olive Oil Museum before arriving at your hotel, situated on the ancient harbor of Assos.
Overnight at Assos Kervansaray Hotel, Assos
Driving Distance: 357 km
Start your day with a morning walk along a stone paved ancient road, probably used by residents of Assos. Spend the afternoon driving the picturesque coastal roads and relax with some sightseeing: optional visits to the castle of Babakale village and the Apollon Smintheion temple at Gürpınar. End the day in the peace and quiet of your hotel in Yaniklar Village.
Dinner and overnight stay in Dagbasi Otel, Yaniklar.
Driving Distance: 122 km
Today’s easy hike, a mix of paths and roads, takes you past two authentic villages. Then an hour drive takes you to legendary Troia. Before exploring the site, take a walk through the newly opened Troia Museum. The day finishes as you drive to Çanakkale.
Overnight stay in Grand Anzac Hotel, Çanakkale
Driving Distance: 107 km
You will take the morning transfer on the ferry across the Dardanelles. Then a 20 min drive will take you to the Gallipoli War Memorials. A usual tour around the Peninsula visits Anzac Cove, Lone Pine and Conkbayırı. Then a long drive (aprox 5-6 hrs) takes you to your hotel in İstanbul.
Our services end with your arrival to İstanbul. We will arrange the pick up of the car either for this evening or tomorrow morning.
Driving Distance: 346 km
7 day car rental with unlimited mileage and basic insurances (theft protection and collision waiver damage).
All transport during the walking program including the main transport from Bodrum Airport on day 1.
7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch Pack, 4 Dinners
6 nights accommodation in standard quality hotels, 1 night at a village house with private room & bathroom.
We provide a GPS (handheld for hikers and a car GPS for self-drive tours), a prepaid Turkish phone, and a detailed trip-book outlining your tour program with lots of pictures and relevant information.
For different group sizes and prices, please contact us.
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