1 Day: ANTALYA -FRIG VALLEY-SEYİTGAZİ COMPLEX-ESKİŞEHİR-WOOD BAZAAR
We meet you at our meeting points at 00:00 at night and start our history, culture, nature, taste tour of the Phrygian Valley Yazılıkaya and Seyitgazi Kulliye with its 2800 years of history. We have our breakfast on the way, we start our tour with our guide in Seyitgazi, which is approximately 25 km from Eskişehir. Battal Gazi, whom we know from the movies, participated in the siege of İstanbul with the Umayyad army in the 8th century and was unsuccessful. Then Seyit Battal Gazi, who came to Eskişehir and fought against Byzantium, made Elanora, the daughter of Byzantine Tekfuru (Byzantine Governor) fall in love with him. The tomb of Battal Gazi, who was martyred in the Messiah Castle in the hands of Byzantium, was discovered years after his death in the Seljuk Period and a magnificent complex was built on it. Today, Seyit Battal Gazi and Elanora, who became a Muslim out of love for him, are sleeping together in this complex. During our visit to Battal Complex, we see the Tomb of Battal Gazi and Elanora, the Mosque of the Seljuk Period, the çilehanes, the madrasa, the soup kitchen and the bakery, and then we go to the top of the observation hill and take a break for tea and coffee. Afterward, we reach Yazılıkaya, the most important work of the valley, whose geological structure resembles Cappadocia, shaped by the lava erupted by the Türkmen Mountain. Today, we see rock monuments dedicated to the Phrygian Mother Goddess Cybele and other thousands of years old archaeological remains in the 2800-year-old settlement from the Phrygian period, where Circassians, Caucasian immigrants, lived. Located in Yazılıkaya Village, the 17 m high Midas Monument carved from the largest rock in Anatolia, the Kırkgöz rocks that contain the Roman Period rock tombs, the unfinished monument from the 6th century BC, the Phrygian rock cisterns that meet the water needs of the city, the Phrygian type traditional tombs and the ancient road where thousands of years old ruts can be seen, with the narrations of our guide. After the dusty roads of ancient history, we are moving to Eskişehir. We walk through the colorful streets where we can see the historical Odunpazarı houses built in traditional Ottoman residential architecture, which Evliya Çelebi praises in his travel book, and the Kurşunlu Complex, which was built in the 16th century and includes a mosque, mevlevihane, tabhane, matbah-ı sherif, madrasah and caravanserai. After the free time we will have here, we go to our hotel for dinner and accommodation.
Dinner: at the Hotel
2 Day: YILMAZ BÜYÜKERŞEN WAX MUSEUM-KENT PARK-SAZOVA CULTURAL PARK
We have our breakfast at our hotel in the morning, then we go to Yılmaz Büyükerşen Wax Sculptures Museum. Yılmaz Büyükerşen Wax Sculptures Museum, which was opened on 19 May 2013 and is the first example of wax sculpture museums in Turkey, is exhibited in art and politics from past to present, with historical and cultural characters, especially Atatürk, donated by Mayor Yılmaz Büyükerşen to the Metropolitan Municipality. Wax statues of more than two hundred famous names in the world are exhibited. After our museum tour, which also includes sections from the history of Eskişehir and Turkey, we go to Kent Park. Turkey's first artificial beach was built in the private area of Kent Park overlooking Porsuk Stream. We see the beach equipped with real sea sand and after the free time we will have, we start to visit Sazova Science Park. We visit the Fairy Tale Castle, Pirate Ship, Artificial Pond, Zoo, Eti Underwater Museum, Science and Experiment Museum, Saban Space House, which has a very large area of 400,000 square meters and is among the few parks in the world with the structures inside, and after the free time we will have here we start our return journey to Antalya. We bid you farewell to meet you on our next trip.
Breakfast: at the Hotel