Nemrud Tour

  • Includes
  • *Personal expenses
  • Excludes
  • *Personal expenses

The history of nemrut
The region that lies between the Taurus Mountain sand the Euphrates was called Commagene during the Greek and Roman periods. Commagene was established originally as an independent kingdom in 162 BC by Mithridates Kalinikos. I. Mithridates brought together Persian sand Macedonian sand other communities in the area to form this powerful state and named it Commagene, which means "community of genes" in Greek. The kingdom was at the height of its splendor during the period of King Antiochos I (69-36 B.C.), who succeeded Mithridates. Most of the archeological remains which survive to our times, including the tumulus at the peak of Nemrut Dag, which still refuses to revealallits secrets, are from the time of Antiochos I. 

At the coneshape summit of this 2,200m elevated mountain one can find statues mythical figures of Apollon, Zeus, Hercules and others. The segigantic heads fallen from the tomb of the obscure Commagene king Antiochus, stare at you silenty for more than 2000 years and were first found in 1881 by Karl Sester, a Germanarcheologist. They are carved around 63 B.C during the reign of Antiochus-I, the emperor of the Commagene King. Here you can wonder around the coneshape, a man made summit, where Antiochus' tumulus was located which were hidden under the man made lime stone dome.

In 1987, Nemrut mountain became a member of UNESCO World Heritagelist. It is also a National park.

NEMRUT TOURS - Classic Nemrut Tour from Cappadocia (2 nights, 3 days)

Day 1 (Cappadocia - Nemrut Mountain, No Meal): You will pick up from your around at 8:30.
Depart from Göreme. After Kayseri city, we will visit Seljuk Caravanserai (Karatayhan). After that, we will keep driving to Kahramanmaraş. When we arrive to Kahta/Adıyaman, check-in your hotel. Overnight  Kahta. It takes about 8 hours.

Day 2 (Nemrut - Harran, BreakfastOnly): Departing from hotel, early morning. Now the next destination is the “Ruins”. End of the road , will get of the van, and walk about 25 minutes. Now you can watch the beautiful sunrise. After sunrise your guide will some information about Commagene King domand the statues while you are walking around taking pictures. Also you can visit the ruins belove;

-Roman Bridge and of Cendere
-Tumulus Tomb of Karakus

The next destination is Sanlıurfa and Harran. On our way we will see “Ataturk Dam” (this is the biggest dam in middle-east).
You will check-in the hotel and have lunch here. After lunch we will visit Göbekli Tepe, which is 15 km’s north-east of the town of Sanliurfa. This hill top sanctuary is about 11,500 year sold.
After a drive about 25 minitues you will visit Abraham’s Cave and Pools of Holy Carp.
Now we will drive to Harran. After visit intheruins of Harran, we will drive to back o hotel and overnight in Sanliurfa.

Day 3 (Sanliurfa - Gaziantep - Cappadocia, BreakfastOnly): After breakfast at the hotel, we will see Urfa Museum with its fine collection of artifacts from the entire region.
The tour continues to Gaziantep before noon time and we will visit Gaziantep Mosaic Museum which is one of the richest mosaic museums in the world.
We will transfer you to Cappadocia. Or if you want we can transfer you to Gaziantep airport for fllight to Istanbul or Antalya.
The tour ends in Goreme in the evening. 

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