Ուղեւորութիւն դէպի պատմական Կիլիկիա / Voyage to Historic Cilicia / Voyage en Cilicie historique

Ուղեւորութիւն դէպի պատմական Կիլիկիա
Voyage to historic Cilicia (Click here for details in English)
Voyage en Cilicie historique

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CILICIA – CAPPADOCIA TOUR 2024 ITENERARY

Note about airline tickets
Departures from the Western Hemisphere must start at least 1 day earlier (on August 10), in order to arrive in Adana on August 11, 2024 (anytime in the afternoon).

Plan A: Cilicia. $1800/adult person in double occupancy. Individuals opting to use the entire room alone are charged an additional $400. Some rooms are designated for three people.

Plan B: At the end of the voyage in Adana (August 19) continue by air to Bolis (Istanbul) for an additional fee of $800. Staying at “Miss Istanbul Hotel” near Aya Sofia in the Fatih neighborhood. During August 19-23, individuals may join the group for excursions or spend their time alone. The suggested plan includes visits to: Aya Sofia, Topkapi or Dolmabahche, the Grand Bazaar, Bank Ottoman, the Bayazid Square (20 “Gakhaghanner”), Pera Street, Marmara newspaper offices, the Armenian Patriarchate, Getronagan School, Skudar (by boat), 2 islands (by boat), Shishli cemetery, Agos newspaper offices, the Bosphorus, Galatia, the Blue Mosque, and others…

August 2024

11 Sunday: Arrival at Adana airport, meet and assist, transfer to the Hilton Hotel. Rest period. Fruit basket for dinner. Stay overnight.

12 Monday: Adana – Anazarpa – Missis – Ayas
Breakfast @ 8:00. Crossing the historic bridge on the Sihoun River, visit the old Armenian Quarter in Adana. Drive to the garrison city of Anazarpa in the Cilician Plain, then drive to Missis. Driving south to the Mediterranean Sea, visit the ancient port of Ayas. Back in Adana, dinner at the Sihoun river lake, fruit for the night, and stay overnight.

13 Tuesday:   Sis – Hadjen – cross to Cappadocia Plain.
Breakfast @ 7:30. Drive north to Sis, the last capital of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia. Visit the Royal Castle and the Catholicosate. Drive north into the Taurus (Davros) Mountains, arrive at Hadjen, and visit the Castle and the Church. Continue to the mountain pass to cross to the Plain of Cappadocia and arrive at Urgup. Dinner at the hotel, stay overnight.

14 Wednesday: Urgup – Ortahissar – Uchisar – Georeme
Breakfast @ 7:30. Visit ancient and medieval sites in Urgup, Ortahissar, Uchisar and the churches in Georeme. Traditional Cappadocian lunch with local wine. Free time in Urgup. Dinner at the hotel, stay overnight.

15 Thursday: Evereg – Tomarza – Gessaria
Breakfast @ 7:30. Drive to Evereg. Visit the Armenian Quarter and the church near the school. Then to Tomarza, visit the church. In Gessaria, lunch of Basterma / Soujoukh in the Armenian churchyard. Free time in Gessaria. Return to Urgup. Dinner at the hotel, stay overnight.

16 Friday:  Zeitoun – Marash – Aintab
Breakfast @ 6:30. Drive East to Dzamentav, then south to Eastern Cilicia. Arrive at Zeitoun and visit the Historic Fountain and the Old Bridge. After a panoramic photo at the lake, drive south to Marash, and visit the Castle. Snack and ice cream in Marash. In Aintab, visit the Great Church in the old Armenian Quarter. Traditional dinner, stay overnight.

17 Saturday:  Kilis – Antioch – Mousa Ler
Breakfast @ 7:30. Drive south to visit Kilis, then east to Antioch. Free time in Antioch. After lunch, drive to Mousa Ler, and arrive at Vakef village, where villagers are preparing the harissa in the churchyard. Participate in the annual celebration of the village with traditional music and dances. Return to the hotel in Antioch and stay overnight.

18 Sunday:  Mousa Ler – Iskenderoun – Dort Yol
Breakfast @ 7:30. Again to Mousa Ler, visit the villages of Kheder-Bek, Yoghun-Oluk, and Hadji-Habibli. Return to Vakef for lunch (harissa). Then drive to Iskenderun and visit the Armenian church. Continue to Dort-Yol, stay overnight.

19 Monday: Dort Yol – Adana – Departure to ISTANBUL
Breakfast @ 8:00. Visit Dort-Yol, the Armenian Quarter, and the Church ruins. Free time. Then return to Adana to take your flights A: back home, or B: to Bolis

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