Explore all what Turkey has to offer with this amazing trip, that will take you across this breathtaking country. Visit Dalaman, Istanbul, Pamukkale, Cappadocia and Antalya in with flights from Vienna for only €130!
Explore the subterranean water reservoir, located 150 metres (490 ft) southwest of the Hagia Sophia. It was built in the 6th century, on the site of a 3rd-century basilica, to store fresh water for the palace and nearby buildings. People used to get water and even catch fish from the holes in their basements. After the conquest of Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks in 1453 the reservoir was used to water the plants in the gardens of Topkapi Palace. In 1963 Basilica Cistern was used for shooting scenes of the James Bond film 'From Russia with Love'.
Known as the Sunken Palace, the underground chamber has the capacity to store 100,000 tons of water. The ceiling is supported by 336 marble columns that appear to have been recycled from the ruins of older buildings. This well-preserved marvel of architecture is the largest of several hundred Byzantine cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul.
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Vienna – Dalaman – Istanbul – Denizli (Pamukkale) – Kayseri (Cappadocia) – Antalya (day layover) – Vienna
Remember that travel dates are flexible so feel free to adjust them to your needs
Baggage during the trip:
Lauda: One personal item
Pegasus – one cabin bag per passenger.
Turkish – one cabin bag and one checked in baggage per passenger
Vienna – Dalaman ->>
Dalaman – Istanbul >>
Istanbul – Denizli >>
Denizli – Kayseri (Night bus, €12-€15, still not bookable online for the travel dates)
Kayseri – Antalya >>
Antalya – Vienna >>
In Istanbul consider staying at Asia City Hotel Istanbul which offers free WiFi and breakfast included in price!
In Kayseri consider staying at well reviewed Holiday Inn, with Spa and Fitness center
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