2 Days 1 Night Nemrut & Sanliurfa & Gobeklitepe & Harran Tour From Istanbul
Istanbul - Adiyaman - Mt Nemrut
Start the day with an early departure from your Istanbul hotel to catch a flight to Adiyaman On arrival you will be picked up from the airport and take a drive to UNESCO site Mt Nemrut.
On the way take the chance to visit he Black Bird Burial Mound, known as ‘Karakus Tumulus’. You will pass the ancient Roman Bridge at Cendere, this Roman bridge was well built and today can still be used. The pair of castles, one old known as Arsemia and the new castle at Kahta.
Following these ruins, you head to the summit of Mt Nemrut. Here you will explore the ancient ruins that are protected by being made a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Here you can see the Tomb of King Antiochus with dozens of statues surround his final resting place ıncluding the Greek Gods, reliefs depict history including one of the oldest known images of human shaking hands.
From this high point, you will watch the sunset across the valleys slowly sinking below the horizon.
After enjoying the stunning views at the sunset ,we return to Adıyaman.
At the end of the tour,
Overnight at the hotel in Adiyaman or Kahta.
Gobeklitepe - Sanliurfa - Harran - Istanbul
Following the breakfast at the hotel ,we will drive to Harran where we will see the mud- brick beehive houses, where Abraham spent his last days as mentioned in the book of Genesis. Besides these conic houses , we will have a look at the ruins of the first Islamic university and the ruins of the fortress dating back to 8th century AD.
Our next stop is Sanliurfa city center, we will visit the cave of Abraham and the pools. This is a highly sacred site for Christians and Muslims, as it is thought to be where Abraham was thrown into the fire before God turned the fire to water and turned the burning logs to fish.
Following the city center we will take a 15 min short drive to 12.000 years old Gobeklitepe.
After being discovered by a group of German archeologists it has become the oldest human made structure in the world. Some belive it was built for astronomic reasons to watch the sky and the universe. With more digging and new artifacts we will understand Gobeklitepe more.
Once the tour is finished, you will be transfered to Sanliurfa Airport and catch the flight back to Istanbul. On arrival in Istanbul, you will be dropped off at your hotel.
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