The Ankara Friends of ARIT are organising a three-day trip for Ankara residents to visit some of the most significant archaeological sites along the central Aegean coast. Prof Dr Vasıf Şahoğlu of Ankara University will lead this trip, which includes visits to the Bronze Age maritime settlements of Bağlararası in Çeşme (where Prof Dr Şahoğlu leads excavations), Erythrai, Klazomenai and Liman Tepe, etc. The group will also visit the ANKÜSAM campus in Urla and local museums.
The package price includes two nights in Urla, wine tasting in Urla, transportation by private coach, private transfers to and from the airport in Ankara, three lunches and two dinners at local restaurants and the hotel, all entrance fees, tips and parking for site visits, all tips for the hotel, restaurants and for the driver, and the ARIT guide’s expenses. Airfare, travel insurance, single room supplement, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages (other than the wine tasting), extra sites and things of a personal nature are excluded.
Attendees are advised to be prepared for both rain and sunshine, and bring a hat, good walking shoes, and casual and comfortable clothing. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call +90 312 427 3425 to learn more about the itinerary and book your spot.
If you want to read more about this region, we suggest Barnaby Rogerson’s homage to Terence Mitford and George Bean, who for more than thirty years painstakingly identified and recorded the forgotten ancient sites of Turkey’s Aegean and southern shores. The article was published in Issue 23.