AIR TOUR '' OLD CICVILIZATONS'' General Information About
We all know that our civilization originated in Mesopotamia – a fertile valley between the two rivers Tigris and Euphrates. Scientists can trace the evolution of humanity at every stage, as this area has been continuously inhabited for more than 8000 years. Mesopotamia has grown from small settlements to powerful cities and great empires, whose fame still excites the mind. The peoples of Mesopotamia gave us many elementary things that now seem completely ordinary to modern people: the first cuneiform-we can write, we count from 1 to 10, we divide an hour by 60 minutes, and min - by 60 seconds, geometry, astronomy, 7 days a week, zodiac signs..... In this tour you wıll explore Northern Mesopotamia, which occupies the south-east of Turkey. Most of the major cities in this area of the country stand on the archıtectural ruins of ancient city-states: Sumer, Akkad, Babylon, Urartu. You have heard all this, now it's your turn to see it and tread ın the footsteps of Hıstory!
Day 1. Pick up at the airport at 06: 00 and fly from Antalya to Diyarbakir on the Tigris River . Here we will see the fortress wall, built during the Urartu Empire, dating back to 1500 BC, considered the second largest after the Chinese one! And finally-Midyat and its pearl of ancient architecture, the Midyat Guest House. In the evening, free time in old Mardin and the opportunity to visit the Bazaar of silver products known far beyond the region. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2. A tour to ancient Sanliurfa, a city that was born about 5000 BC. Ancient burial mounds in the city of Nevaty-Chori and Gebekli-Tepe have preserved the ruins of temples dating back 8000 years! We will visit the ancient active monastery of Deirulzaferan , its significance for Syrian Christians can be compared to the Vatican. Visit to Harran, guest houses with domes dating back to 6000 years BC, the world's first university, Harran fortress, excavations of the ancient cult center Gebeklitepe with a history of more than 11000 years ! Arrival in Adiyaman, transfer to minibuses that will take us to the mounds of the reigning persons of the Commagene kingdom and further, to Mount Nemrut. Sightseeing and photo sessions with sculptures of the Gods and contemplation of a picturesque sunset on their background. Return to Adiyaman, dinner at the hotel, overnight.
Day 3. After breakfast -to Halfeti, from here we will take a boat tour. Then drive to Gaziantep- a real treasure trove for history lovers. According to legend, it was from here that stones were taken out for the construction of Babylon, the oldest quarry dates back 2000 years, so the myth is similar to the truth. Now it is a modern city with a highly developed industrial zone and the "gastronomic capital " of Turkey. We visit the Zeugma Mosaic Museum , where mosaics, frescoes, valuables found during the excavations of the ancient city of Zeugma are displayed, free time in the centrum and transfer to airport, flight to Antalya at 15:00
|200,00 €||0 - 1 Age 10,00 €|
2 - 0 Age 190,00 €
|The days the tour is organized: Friday|
• Transport, airline tickets
• Guide services
• Hotel accommodation for 2 nights HB
* Breakfasts and dinners at the hotels
Services not included in the price
* Breakfast and Lunch outside the hotel
* Museum entrances
• Personal expenses
* Boat trip
Children 0-2-free of charge ( 10 EURO – airport tax) , no seating available