Day 4: Adana - Tarsus - Cappadocia. After breakfast and a short drive to Tarsus, where St. Paul was born, we pay a meaningful visit to St. Paul's well, believed to have healing properties. After a short visit to the gate of Cleopatra, continue to Cappadocia for dinner and overnight. Includes: (Breakfast, Dinner)
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192 Kms from Tarsus
We were flying over the rippled valleys of Cappadocia which we planned to visit later on the same day. We saw Rose valley, Pigeon valley, Open Air Goreme Museum, etc.; all from a bird’s eye view. A pilot can only guide the balloon vertically, as the horizontal path is clearly directed by the wind around. Dennis was professional and fluent in English and was properly describing about the sights we were flying over. He had years of experience in flying the balloon and we felt absolutely safe while flying with him.
289 Kms from Tarsus
Selcuk – A quaint little town which houses the Ephesus, the Temple of Artemis (one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world) and the house of Virgin Mary (it is believed that Mother Mary spent her last few days here when St John brought her to Turkey after the death of Jesus). It’s also just a few hours away from Pammukale (the cotton castle with the hot springs and travertine) and few minutes away from Kusadasi which is one of the biggest ports in Turkey where most of the cruise ships halt.
324 Kms from Tarsus
Alanya is a famous for extraordinary sunny shores, numerous fish restaurants, clubs and bars. It’s as prevalent with the locals as it is with tourists. There’s bounty to see and purchase from the neighborhood workmanship shops, and the storehouses are well worth a visit.