Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
After breakfast, depart from hotel, to visit the Seljukiian caravanserai Karatay on the way to Kayseri. Have a Tea break in Pinarbasi, Lunch in Tekir before making a stop in Kahramanmaras to sample the authentic Maras beatan ice cream. Have a tea break on the way to Kahta before arriving at your hotel at around 6 pm. Dinner and overnight in Kahta.
Mount Nemrut is a 2,150 meters high mountain in eastern Anatolia. At the top of Mount Nemrut, King Antiochus Theos of Commagene built his tomb-sanctuary along with huge statues (8-9 meters high) of himself and various Greek and Persian gods in 62 BC. This tomb contains stone carvings of gods, such as the head of an eagle. The arrangement of such statues is known by the term hierothesion.
We will then depart for Commagene, the forgotten Kingdom. The West terrace is the most sacred place on the mountain. From this terrace, you look out on the edge of the plain of Mesopotamia, the cradle of our civilization. The sun, the moon and all stars of the zodiac rise on your left, reaching their zenith directly in front of you, before descending to your right.
Cendere Bridge is a surviving Roman bridge from 3rd century built in the time of Septimus Severus. It spans the Kahta River in one single arch. It is constructed of 92 stones each weighing about 10 tons. The three columns (two at one end and one at the other) are 9-10 metres in height. Next we will visit the Holy Town Urfa.Urfa, also known as Sanli Urfa, is a city in eastern Turkey, and the provincial capital of Urfa Province. The city of Urfa is situated about eighty kilometres east of the Euphrates River. It's a very ancient city, for you can visit the cave where Abraham was born. Urfa is a great city where you can both walk in the dark streets of past and touch the bright future that you can see in the warm eyes of the innocent kids. Harran is an archaeological site in south-eastern Turkey, 24 miles (39 kilometres) southeast of Urfa famous for its beehive shaped traditional houses.