Middle East Tech. Uni. · Physics Dept. · The Electromagnetic Spectrum of Neutron Stars: June 7-18, 2004, Marmaris, Turkey
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1) Ephesus all day tour

around 06:30 Departure from hotel
about 07:30 1st break for a traditional Turkish village breakfast in Cetibeli Calayan restaurant
11:30 Arrival at Efes
13:30-14:00 Visiting Ephesus till lunch time
  Visiting Virgin Mary House and Sirinyer village.
  On the way back possible to visit fabric of leather, ceramic or carpets situated on the road way back.
around 18:30-19:00 Returning time

Short Information about Ephesus

Ephesus is the best-preserved ancient site in the world. During its long history, which extends back into the third Millennium before Christ, Ephesus has been one of the most important centers of Antiquity, playing significant role in science, culture and arts. The largest temple of the cult of Artemis (Diana) which was developed out of the traditions of the Anatolian Mother Goddess Kybele, is also located in Ephesus. This temple is known to be among the seven wonders of the world. You will also visit the Museum of Ephesus in Selcuk town and see the original discoveries from Ephesus. After the Museum visit, you will visit the House of St.Mary which is located on the top of the Nightingale mountain, which is believed to be the last home of Virgin Mary. It is one of the famous places of Pilgrimage.

2) Cleopatra island

08:30 Departure from hotel
  transfer with bus to Akyaka nearby Gokova,
  Going through the river Azmak to Gokova port with small fishing boats,
  getting on the boat, on the way to Cleopatra island, there will be 2 swimming breaks and
about 11:00-11:30 arrival at island
around 13:30-14:00 visiting the ruins of town, getting information about island and having free time at place called Cleopatra beach
  Lunch will be given on the boat,
  after lunch easy sailing for another 2-3 swimming breaks on the way back to port of Gokova.
about 17:00-18:00 Returning time

Short information about Cleopatra island

Cleopatra Island is a unique paradise with its golden sands on Roman ruins, located in the Gulf of Gokova. The area is enveloped in green hills and is presently protected by a conservation law. On the way to the island, there is a 12km road through pinewoods and farmland to the shores of a small bay where you will be met by Turkish wooden fishing boats that provide the 20-minute boat ride to Akyaka harbour where we continue our trip to the island. You will spend dreamy hours swimming in crystal clear turquoise water or take a walk inland to discover the small Roman amphitheater, towers and a church. People say that the soft white sand was brought from Egypt for Anthony and Cleopatra's honeymoon pleasures. This special carbon based sand is very precious and must be conserved so please shake out your pockets and shoes before leaving the beautiful beach.

3) Boat tour around Marmaris

09:30 Departure from hotel
  transfer from hotel to Marmaris port and getting on the boat. Take advantage of the boat that chug away in the morning from the marina to scores of sandy beaches like Ciftlik bay, Paradise Island, Turunc and surrounding bays.
around 13:00 Lunch will be on the boat
  after lunch there will be a few more swimming breaks in bays around Marmaris.
around 17:00 Returning from trip to hotel
 
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