The 2010 Annual Meeting of the







EPHESUS  ( 14.00 - 18:00 ) 

Free for registered conference participants.

The tour includes  transportation, entrence fees and guidance.



Ephesus is the best-preserved classical city on the Mediterranean,and perhaps the best place in the world to get the feeling for what life was like in Roman times. As a strategic coastal gateway to the Eastern World, this Ionian refuge grew to be the second largest city in the Roman Empire, the site of a Christian shrine, and one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Legend has it that the Virgin Mary,accompanied by St. Paul, came to Ephesus at the end of her life,circa 37-45 AD. Renaissance church historians mentioned the trip, and it is said that local Christians venerated a small house near Ephesus as Mary's. In 1967 Pope Paul VI. visited the site, where a chapel now stands, and confirmed the authenticity of the legend. Also the Basilica of St. John is located near Ephesus. St. John is said to have lived the last years of his life here and after his death, a shrine was located over his grave.










Half Day Kusadasi Tour (*)


Half Day İzmir Tour (*)


Pergamon (*)



(*) Prices include transportation and guidance. Entrance fees and meals are not included.

(**) Please read the details below.

(***) Prices are valid for minimum of 30 participants, otherwise individual fare will apply

Kusadasi, It is only 6 km. to the Surmeli Hotel, the Conference Hotel


Duration: 4 Hours

Fare: 00

Price includes  transportation and guidance.



Kusadasi indeed is a perfect getaway for tourists, truly a wonderful escapade to paradise.


Kusadasi is usually said to be one of the most beautiful cities facing the Aegean Sea since the scenery and landscape of the area is just as fascinatingly beautiful as its history. It has been a center of art and culture not only of Turkey but also of many civilizations since it was founded in 3000 B.C. Today, it resembles a modern European city. Because of its hot Mediterranean climate for roughly 92% of the year, so Kusadasi has become one of the most traveled destinations in Europe.


The Kusadasi city has an open sea side at the back of the peninsula, where public beaches are located. Among the most popular swimming spots in town is the Ladies Beach, town beach, Bird Island Beach and on and on.


Kusadasi offers top class restaurants, a number of aqua parks, high-starred hotels and beach bars. Along with such amenities is Turkey’s natural scenery of open beaches lined with palm trees, blue waters and clear skies, and historical sites that are Turkey’s memoirs of the past.


Pigeon Island

Pigeon Island, with its gleaming image, really deserves to be symbol of Kusadasi. The eye-catching view of the island, uniting with the panoramic colors of sunset attract every visitors. As the island was much-frequented place of birds during the seasonal migrations, it was named as Bird Island.


National Park

The ideal place to escape from town fuss and noise is a well-merited rest and beach afternoon in the national park  of Kalamaki in the "Dilek Peninsula". Located approx. 30 km South of Kusadasi, it is only 1-2 km far from the Greek island Samos.


Duration: 4 Hours

Fare: 00

Price includes  transportation and guidance. Entrance fees and meals are not included.



Start with a drive to the top of Mount Pagus which rises above the city center. Enjoy the panoramic views of the city and Bay of Izmir from the walls of Kadifekale, an ancient fortress built by Alexander the Great. Visit the city's symbol, its Ottoman Clock Tower. Finally, penetrate its elaborate bazaar (one of my favorites in all of Turkey) which stretches for blocks. You can see the best of Izmir in only 3 hours!


Kadifekale (on Mt. Pagos)

Kadifekale (or ‘Velvet Castle’) was supposedly built after Alexander the Great received a vision in the 4th century BC. Many antiquities belonging to the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman times found here can be seen in the İzmir Archeology Museum. 


Kemeraltı, İzmir’s Old Bazaar

Kemeraltı is the crowded trade area where Ottoman-style buildings abound. This area has a rich cultural heritage thanks to its old streets, squares, historical and religious buildings. Spice, candy, and textile shops which have been passed from generation to generation are still satisfying customers from all over the world.


Hisar Mosque (1592), Kestane Bazaar Mosque (1663), Kemeraltı Mosque (1671), Kızlarağası Inn (1741), Konak Yalı Mosque (1754), Ethnography Museum (1831), The Clock Tower (the symbol of the city for over one hundred years) are among the multicultural elements that have decorated the city for hundreds of years.


Duration: Full Day

Fare: 00

Price includes  transportation and guidance. Entrance fees and lunch are not included.  




Drive to Pergamon. Visit the Acropolis, the Temple Of Athena, the famous Library, the Royal Palaces,the Temple Of Trojan, the steeps Theatre of the world,the Temple Of Dionysos, the Altar Of Zeus (seat of satan), and the view of Red Basilica (St.John's Church).


Lunch in town. Visit the Ethnograhical And Archeological Museums and the ruins of Asclepion (medical center of the ancient world)

Pergamon was a small settlement during the Archaic Period. Lysimachos, one of the generals of Alexander the Great and who had become the sovereign of Anatolia after 301 B.C., delivered the war expenditures, at the amount of 9000 talents (1 talent is believed to be US$ 7,500 approx.), to Philetarios who was the commander of Pergamon, and the kingdom founded by Philetarios by using this sum of money following Lysimachos's death, flourished and became the most eminent center of culture of the Hellenistic period for 150 years. Eumenes I, Attalos I and Eumenes II were enthroned successively after Philetarios. Eumenes II took acropolis of Athens as an example and had the acropolis of Pergamon adorned with works of art which reflected fine taste, and Pergamon became one of the most graceful cities of the world. Attalos III who succeeded Attalos II, handed over his land to the Romans when he died in 133 B.C.


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Conference participants will have opportunities to see major sightseeing in İZMİR. Travel arrangements will be coordinated with Hey Travel Trends,  for those who might want to take advantage visiting the beauty of izmir.


IMPORTANT NOTE: You may register to all sightseeing & excursions at the Hey Travel Agency Stand once you arrive in Conference Venue.


Please note that Hey Travel Agency has some other popular cultural & nature tours as well. You may get more information about these tours once you arrive in Turkey.

Hey Travel Trends is one of the largest travel agency and tour operator in Turkey, having 150 on-line sales and 6 branch offices throughout Turkey.

Hey Travel Trends  is professional, ethical and dynamic and has been recognised as provider of quality services.


Hey Travel Trends is a member of TURSAB, Associations of Turkish Travel Agencies.



Important Disclaimer: Tours information and packages are provided as a courtesy to the participants at conference. Hey Travel Trends assumes full responsibility of all travel tours it organizes, the rates provided, and the fulfillment of all its obligations. Neither SoSReS nor the conference organizers will be held responsible in any form with any activity related to the above mentioned tours.