Ankara to Gordion (Phrygian Times) Tour
Morning 08:00am Meet with our tour guide and transfer and continue way to Polatli (Yassihoyuk) Gordion, after visits arrive back to Ankara (around 20:00pm).
After meet in Ankara, Departure for Gordion and visit Gordion, which was the capital of ancient Phrygia. Visit the ruins of the city including the city walls, the Royal Palace, the Tumulus Tomb of King Midas and the Archaeological Museum. Gordion), the former capital of the Phyrgians, is located near Polatlı (on the Izmir highway), about 93 kilometers away from Ankara. It was named after King Gordios, founder and ruler the Phyrgians.
Excavations made on the upper part of the city revealed a high passage and houses belonging to royal family. Tumulus, the most famous of which belonged to King Midas; with its 53-meter height and 300-meter width,it is the second biggest tomb of its type in the world. Tour the excavations of the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Phrygia, where Alexander the Great cut the proverbial knot and thus opened the way to Asia. The opportunity for your guide to tell the legend of King Midas with the golden touch comes as he leads you to the rulers great earth tumulus. Today the Gordion Museum displays artifacts in chronological order, with every period represented by characteristic examples: pots, pans, tools made from steel and textile looms from the Antique Bronze Age, Pre-Phrygian Period which ended with King Midas. Additionally, Greek ceramics from BC 6 - AD 4, materials from the Hellenistic Era and Roman times, seals and coins are also exhibited. (Lunch included) We return back to Ankara and your transfer to airport or your hotel in Ankara. ( L)
Tour Dates: Tour depart and can be organise private or regular base any date years around.
Tour Route: Tour will be start transferring you from your hotel in Ankara or meet/pick you up from Ankara Esenboga airport/ Train Gar or Ankara main Bus station.
Tour Visit: Gordion antique city, Gordion Museum and back to Ankara.