Private Sardes Tour

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You will be/can be met at the harbour / ADB airport or even at your Hotel in Izmir or Kusadasi. The guide will be holding up a sign with your name on it clearly so that you take the correct pick up service for your convenience, it’s here you shall also meet your tour guide for the day who will give you some information of the plan for the day before heading off on your way to your destination We head on the road and drive to Sardis which was the capital of the Lydian Empire, we will go to visit the temple of Artemis that was built in the 3rd century BC. The temple lays just under the Acropolis of Sardis and you may Snapshot the Acropolis and also the temple as memory to take back with you to show family and friends, you also you might see the revelation church on the right corner of Temple. We will have a lunch break for about 1 hour and afterwards we will move onwards and make a visit to Sardis Ancient City where you will see the roman gymnasium, and Jews Synagogue, they are well restored by archaeologist and we know that when Babylon Temple destroyed 125.000 Jews moved to western part of Turkey. There was a Synagogue built in honour of the Jews by the Romans during the 2nd century A.D. Sardis was on the top of its glory. The Persians made Sardis the capital of the western districts of their empire, they also made the city the western terminal of the Great Postal Road that started in Susa in Elam near the Persian Gulf where are now the oil fields. This road was so well organized that it took only a week to bring important messages. Alexander the Great defeated the Persians and ancient Lydia together with all Asia-Minor was conquered by this Macedonian King and after his death Sardis fell into the hands of the Seleucids of Syria. The Roman Era started here in the second century B.C. In Byzantine times Sardis became the centre of a bishopric with the arrival and settling of Christianity one of the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse was known to be founded here. The town passed into the hands of the Turks. The most important architectural works that were discovered here were the synagogue and the Gymnasium. Both buildings date from the third century A.D. Other famous ruins are: the Byzantine Church, The House of Branzes, the Roman Stadium, the Roman and Byzantine Baths, and a Theatre built in the Hellenistic times and the Acropolis. The temple of Artemis is situated 2 km south of the city. An Altar had existed already here since the end of the fifth century B.C… The original Temple of Artemis was built in 300 B.C. It was attached to the before-mentioned altar and had its face to the west. Sardis had reached its zenith. The Sardians were of a very soft and weak character because of their wealth and fertility. Therefore, Sardis was a very suitable place for the Christians to settle. Once the tour comes to an end it will be time to get back on the bus and to be driven back to your allocated drop off points, we trust that your tour with us today has been excellent and hope to see you again!

Tour Details

You will be/can be met at the harbour / ADB airport or even at your Hotel in Izmir or Kusadasi. The guide will be holding up a sign with your name on it clearly so that you take the correct pick up service for your convenience, it’s here you shall also meet your tour guide for the day who will give you some information of the plan for the day before heading off on your way to your destination We head on the road and drive to Sardis which was the capital of the Lydian Empire, we will go to visit the temple of Artemis that was built in the 3rd century BC. The temple lays just under the Acropolis of Sardis and you may Snapshot the Acropolis and also the temple as memory to take back with you to show family and friends, you also you might see the revelation church on the right corner of Temple. We will have a lunch break for about 1 hour and afterwards we will move onwards and make a visit to Sardis Ancient City where you will see the roman gymnasium, and Jews Synagogue, they are well restored by archaeologist and we know that when Babylon Temple destroyed 125.000 Jews moved to western part of Turkey. There was a Synagogue built in honour of the Jews by the Romans during the 2nd century A.D. Sardis was on the top of its glory. The Persians made Sardis the capital of the western districts of their empire, they also made the city the western terminal of the Great Postal Road that started in Susa in Elam near the Persian Gulf where are now the oil fields. This road was so well organized that it took only a week to bring important messages. Alexander the Great defeated the Persians and ancient Lydia together with all Asia-Minor was conquered by this Macedonian King and after his death Sardis fell into the hands of the Seleucids of Syria. The Roman Era started here in the second century B.C. In Byzantine times Sardis became the centre of a bishopric with the arrival and settling of Christianity one of the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse was known to be founded here. The town passed into the hands of the Turks. The most important architectural works that were discovered here were the synagogue and the Gymnasium. Both buildings date from the third century A.D. Other famous ruins are: the Byzantine Church, The House of Branzes, the Roman Stadium, the Roman and Byzantine Baths, and a Theatre built in the Hellenistic times and the Acropolis. The temple of Artemis is situated 2 km south of the city. An Altar had existed already here since the end of the fifth century B.C… The original Temple of Artemis was built in 300 B.C. It was attached to the before-mentioned altar and had its face to the west. Sardis had reached its zenith. The Sardians were of a very soft and weak character because of their wealth and fertility. Therefore, Sardis was a very suitable place for the Christians to settle. Once the tour comes to an end it will be time to get back on the bus and to be driven back to your allocated drop off points, we trust that your tour with us today has been excellent and hope to see you again!

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  • Private Professional English speaking guides
  • Private luxurious AC Mini Bus
  • All entrance fees where necessary
  • All Local taxes
  • All transportation in destination location

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