At your Izmir hotel, meet your local guide for your full-day tour of Jewish sites in Sardis. Begin with an air-conditioned coach ride toward the bottom of Tumulus Mountain. Then, gaze over the Hermus River plain as you arrive in Sardis, the ancient capital of Lydia.
Next, see the remnants of the Temple of Cybele and Diana and learn how this former 4th century basilica eventually transformed into church. Nearby, admire the Royal Road and quaint river Pactolus.
Afterward, stop along the tour route for a delicious lunch before heading to the rebuilt Marble Synagogue, Archaeological Museum, the Gymnasium and gorgeous Mount Pagus. After a full day of sites head back to your Izmir hotel with a new and profound appreciation for Jewish history.