Troy recieved it`s fame from the sagas of the Trojan Wars delivered by Homer in the `ILIAD` and the `ODYSSEY` . It is also made a historical landmark through the passionate efforts and excavational successes of Heinrich Schliemann in the 1870`s.
Together with a full explanation of the history and mythology that lay hidden here for centuries, your fully trained , English speaking guide will cover the facts behind the Trojan Horse , Helen of Troy , the Trojan Wars , The battle between Achilles and Paris , the sacrificial altars , the 3700 years old city walls and much , much more...
You will be provided with such a myriad of information and experience....
We depart for Troy ancient city with our air-conditioned `NO-SMOKING` tour bus from Hotel . The guide will explain the mythology surrounding Troy, the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy, as well as explaining the history and discoveries of the archeological diggings from its discovery by Heinrich Schliemann in the 1870`s to the present day and on going. Nine cities have been discovered built one on top of the other dating back to 3500 B.C.
Who was Helen of Troy and was she the real cause of the Trojan wars or was it economy?
- Did the wooden horse really exist?
- What is happening with the current excavations?
- You will learn the answers to these and many other questions.
You`ll also see and hear about :-
- The Trojan Horse.
- Helen of Troy.
- The Trojan Wars.
- The battle between Achilles and Paris.
- Sacrificial Altars.
- The 3700 year old city walls.
- Houses of Troy I , 3000 B.C. - 2500 B.C.
- The Bouleterium (Senate Building).
- The Odeon (Concert Hall).
- Current excavations in progress.
- Remains of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX.
Tour comes back to Hotel at around 11:45.
Troy Tour includes:
- All Transportation in A/C `NO - SMOKING` coach.
- Entrance fee to the site
- Professional guidance in English
PERGAMUM Full Day tour
Drive to Pergamum. Visit the Acropolis, and see, the Temple of Athena, the library, the Royal Palaces, the Temple of Trojan, the steepest theater of the world, the Temple of Dionysos, the Altar of Zeus (Seat of Satan). Then visit Archeological Museum and Asclepion, ancient medical center. Lunch is included.
SARDIS Full Day tour
Drive to Sardis, the capital of ancient Lydia. See the significant ruins of Acropolis. Visit the Temple of Cybele and Diana. See the golden river Pactalos and the Royal Road. Then visit the reconstructed Synagogue, the Gymnasium. Lunch is included.
PRIENE - MILETUS - DYDIMA Full Day
Depart for Priene, the first planned city of the ancient world. Visit the theater, the Temple of Athena, the prytaneion, the agora, and the Altar of Zeus and Cybele. Proceed to Miletus, one of the principal Ionian cities and home of Thales. Visit the theater, the Byzantine Fortress, the delphinium, the nymphaeum, the bouleterion, the Faustina Baths. Then, continue to Dydima and visit the Temple of Apollo. Lunch is included.
IZMIR CITY TOUR Half Day
Visit the ancient Agora and Alexander the Grate's Castle overlooking the city of Izmir. Then visit the Archeological and Ethnographic Museums.