MYSTERIC MESOPOTAMIA WHERE THE HISTORY, BELIEF AND CIVILAZATION BEGINS
DAY 1ST : FLIGHT TO MARDIN-MARDIN OLD TOWN-MARDIN HOTEL
We meet at 08:45 o’clock at Eşref Girginç Park (opposite of LC Waikiki) and departure to ……….. Airport. We do our check – in for the ………………… flight with …………. Airlines. After landing to Mardin we start our Mardin Old Town trip. We will walk in the old streets of Mardin where you will feel like you are in a movie.We will see Zinciriye Madrasah and Ulu Mosque. We will give you free time to do some shopping in Historycal Bazaar of Mardin. After finishing our Old Mardin Trip we will go to our hotel for dinner and rest. (Mardin accomodation)
DAY 2ND : MİDYAT- DARA ANCIENT CITY – DEYR-UL ZAFERAN MONESTRY
After we have breakfast at the hotel departure to Midyat the most famous Province of Mardin where Syriac Orthodox churches and monastries are located. On the way to Midyat we visit Dara Ancient City; Founded by the Persians in 300 BC, the city was named after the Persian Emperor Darius. It is an archaeological site that has been a center of trade and religion for centuries, as well as being the border post of Northern Mesopotamia at a point where the roads intersect. After Dara Ancient City we will visit Monastry of Deyr-ul Zaferan and learn about culture and religon of Syriacs. On the way to Midyat we’ll also visit Virgin Mary Church. In Midyat We will visit State Guest House where many serial movies taken. Than we move to city centre of Midyat to see 5 thousands years old Silver Filigree Mastery. After finisihin our visits in Midyat we return back to the hotel to have dinner. (Mardin accomodation)
DAY 3TH : NEMRUT MOUNTAIN – ŞANLIURFA – BALIKLIGÖL – SIRA NIGHT
After breakfast we departure to 8th wonders of the world which is National Park of Nemrut Mountain. We will see The Tumulus of Kommagene Kingdom of Hellenistic Period and ancient giant statues of kings and mytologic characters Zeus, Hercules. After finishing Nemrut mountain visit we departure to Şanlıurfa province. We visit Balıklıgöl, also known as Halil-Ür Rahman Lake and Aynzeliha, one of the symbols of Urfa. After finishing our visits we go to hotel for dinner. After dinner if you want you can join the optional Urfa Sira Night organized in the evening .You can relieve the tiredness of a long day by participating in Mesopotamian tunes, folk songs and dances, and enjoy the most famous food of the region, raw meatballs with plenty of hot isot. (Şanlıurfa accomodation)
DAY 4TH : GOBEKLİTEPE – HARRAN – HALFETİ BOAT TRIP- GAZİANTEP
After breakfast we leave the hotel and departure to Gobeklitepe. Gobeklitepe is the oldest known cult building community in the World at the moment. You will be amazed how human being builded that temple in that times and you’ll want to learn more about it. After Gobeklitepe we’ll visit Harran Plain where the first İslamic University was built. You will see that old traditions are still peoples life style there and you can take interesting photos. Then, on our way, we pass by the district of Halfeti, famous for its "Black Rose". We have a chance to see this black rose, which is the only one in the world, which is known to bloom in spring and autumn. We’ll have a chance to taste local dishes in a restaurant with the view of teh Euphrates river. After lunch if you want you can join the optional boat trip which is highly recomended. You’ll have a chance to see Savaşan Village which is half underwater and historical Rumkale Castle on the Euphrates River during that boat trip and you can take amazing photos. After finishning our visits we departure to Gaizantep. We will have dinner and rest in our Antep Hotel. (Gaziantep accomodation)
DAY 5TH : ZEUGMA MOSAIC MUSEUM – BAKIRCILAR BAZAAR – ANTEP CASTLE- FLIGHT TO BODRUM-MARMARIS TRANSFER
After breakfast we leave our hotel. First we visit the Zeugma Mosaic Museum, famous for its Gypsy Girl Mosaic, where unique mosaics that decorate the houses and palaces of the elite population of Mesopotamia are exhibited. After seeing mosaics with beautiful themes, we go to the famous Bakırcılar Bazaar in Gaziantep. After a quick walk with our guide to explore we give free time to shop in this bazaar where we can still hear the hammer sounds. After free time, we meet with our vehicle at the time and point determined by our guide and move to the airport to catch the ………………... After landing at Bodrum airport and taking our luggage, we get into our vehicle waiting for us and move to Marmaris. At the point we meet with you, we say goodbye and hope to see you again on other trips .
IMPROTANT NOTES :
**This is a basic programme that we do in our South East trips but depending to the flight times we can do some changes on the day to day programme. Please contact us to learn detailed programme for the date that you are interested.
**This basic programme starts from Mardin and finishes in Gaziantep. Depending on the flights, some programmes starts from Gaziantep and finishes in Mardin. For that programmes we apply the reverse programme.
**All the Hotels are high standart nice hotels that we used many times for our trips
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