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Ephesus Shore Excursions from Kusadasi Port

We had a wonderful experience on our Ephesus Tours from Izmir with Joseph (Yusel) and Istanbul Tours in Istanbul for two days with Juli (Julideh). Both Ephesus Tours and Istanbul Tours are superb guides who strike the right balance of providing excellent information and giving us time to explore on our own and take pictures. Both were very supportive and provided excellent recommendations for lunch and dinner too. Significantly, they were flexible and responded to our needs and made the right choices so we could pack in as much sightseeing as possible in the limited time we had in both locations. They were also very patient in answering many questions about the history and culture of Turkey! Our drivers and the vehicles were also excellent and contributed to our enjoyment of the tours. Alix did a great job working with you to arrange these tours for groups from the Norwegian Jade.

In particular, we appreciated Joseph’s great sense of humour, good nature and balance. He responded all our Ephesus Tour questions and very patiently to our many enthusiastic questions throughout and remembered that one of the guests wanted baklava at lunch but didn’t get any so he stopped and got some for all of us on the way back. He helped us order lunch at a good restaurant in Sirince and made sure we picked local specialties. He knew instinctively to give us the right amount of information without obscuring the beauty of the surroundings with an overload of facts. We all had a great time.

Juli was also very patient and thorough in taking us through an exhausting array of sites. She demonstrated very detailed knowledge of history and answered all questions with aplomb. She guided us very competently through all the sites in a calm, confident and compassionate manner. We knew we were in good hands with Juli who taught through example which places were worth seeing and when and which deserved more time than others.

For cruise passengers, however, these are great Ephesus tours and Istanbul Tours which I think provided more varied and personable experiences than those offered by the cruise company (who, to be fair, are dealing with hundreds of people and have to stick to a prescribed itinerary and timeline). I thought the prices of these Ephesus Shore Excursions from Kusadasi Port and Istanbul Tours were very reasonable and the fact that payment is by credit card on the day of the tour is very helpful as it helps to maintain our cash and limits the risk of carrying large amounts of money.

Peter

Private Ephesus Tours Kusadasi Turkey

Ephesus Tours Kusadasi Turkey

We spent a winter at Ephesus when the ancient seaport was famous for its wealth and luxury. We only have half a day among its ruins, more than 2000 years later, but there’s plenty of evidence left to help us envision their toga’d life. At its peak Ephesus, or Efes, ruled first by Greeks and then Romans, was a seaport home to 250,000 people
Now it lies some eight kilometers inland, in ruins due to pestilence, fire and earthquakes, and is home only to the ubiquitous cats of Turkey. But the amphitheater, its marble streets, temples, library and even its toilets offer glimpses of its past. The very public toilets, carved holes in one long marble slab with no partitions, would have been pre-warmed for wealthy users by their slaves. A carving, believed to be the world’s oldest advertisement, shows the way to the local brothel.
The marble stones are deeply scored and scratched, presumably to prevent sandalled feet from slipping on the way to the shops or the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. For all you history and art buffs, Ephesus is just a few kilometers outside Selcuk, home to the Ephesus Museum and the smaller relics of the ancient site.
It’s a picturesque town with orange trees, sunny squares and carpet shops and there are plenty of other nearby sights to see, including the Basilica of St John the Apostle and a small stone chapel, believed to be where the Virgin Mary lived out her last days. We fell in love with nearby Sirence, an old Ottoman town. We reached it by winding up a valley past olive groves and citrus orchards to the steep streets of the village that has become famous for its olive oil, fruit wines and stunning views.
After our private Private Ephesus Tours Kusadasi Turkey we have our lunch in Artemis restaurant and wine house , a former school at the top of the village with stunning views and delicious food. The interesting menu can be found online. If anyone has ever tried the “cow pea of sea”, I’d like to know. We opted out.

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Since 1954, excavations and ephesus shore excursions restorations have been carried out not only by the Austrian Institute, but also by the archaeologists of the Ephesus Museum. In their intensive work ephesus tours since 1954, they have uncovered and restored important structures. The Ministry of Culture and Tourism accelerated ephesus tours from istanbul this cooperative work in 1979 through its program “Selcuk-Ephesus Excavations, Restorations, and Systematization of its Environs.”

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Temple of Isis. Her name ephesus shore excursions literally means “Queen of the throne”, which was portrayed by the emblem worn on her head, that of a throne. ephesus tours She is known as being the goddess of magic and healing. Ancient Egyptians believed that the Nile flooded every year because of her tears of ephesus tours from istanbul sorrow for her dead husband, Osiris. He was killed by her other evil brother, Set, god of chaos and destruction.

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Apostle or Evangelist Luke is ephesus shore excursions the author of the Gospel of Luke, the companion ephesus tours of the Apostle Paul (Phil 1:24, 2 Tim 4:10-11). He was born in Antioch, studied Greek philosophy, medicine, and art in his youth. ephesus tours from istanbul He came to Jerusalem where he came to believe in Lord Jesus. He and Cleopas met the resurrected Lord on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24).

Ephesus Day Tour

Ephesus Day Tour The gate opened to Agora which was a very popular marketplace and a famous trade center in those times. Crossing the gate, you enter the Agora which is also worth seeing. It was a huge marketplace with shops lined up all over that place selling all kinds of manufactured goods. The agora was built in the first century BC. there was a water clock and a sundial placed in the middle of the agora.

ephesusThese places having a great historical significance are worth visiting and admiring Ephesus. The agora is now in ruins since it was destroyed by an earthquake but the gate is in very good condition and will inspire everyone with its great art and architecture.

just take a Private Ephesus Tours and enjoy the great historical site of Ephesus. The private tour guide will tell you about each site as tour visit. As an alternative, you can also go for an Ephesus shore excursion which is also equally exciting. Ephesus Day Tour

 

 

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Ephesus Shore Tours The stage was decorated with columns, relief, statues and niches. over the years, the stage was heightened to three storey levels which was accessible by ramps on the side. It was an outdoor theater and the audience could see the outdoor environment as well just like the theaters in those times.

It is definitely worth visiting. Take Private Ephesus Tours or the Ephesus shore excursions to visit this place and witness one of the wonders of the world which will take your breath away.

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Although all the other historical monuments and artifacts are in ruins, you would find the gate of Mazaeus and Mithridates to be in very good condition as recently restoration work has been carried on it to restore it and prevent it from ruining.

Ephesus site is really worth seeing as it is the finest example of architecture of those ancient times. This gate was built in 3 BC and was dedicated to Augustus and Agrippa by two rich men, Mazaeus and Mithridates. This gate is entirely made of marble and it is really amazing to see such an ancient monument still preserved in good condition. Ephesus Shore Tours

 

 

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Ephesus Tours Excursions The city also has the remains of the ancient temples and the ancient city, that were destroyed by the Goth. Ruins are present, that can attract people interested in culture and history.

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One of the great distinction between the private and public tours is that in public tours, a person has to travel in crowd buses, while in private ones, there are the options to travel comfortably in air conditioned vehicles. Moreover, in public vehicles, one or two tourists cannot ask the whole bus to stop at the restaurant, since some may agree with it, and some may not. private Ephesus tours give this facility to the tourists to stop at any restaurant for lunch or for some refreshment. However, the price of lunch or refreshment is not included in them. the guide is always there to guide the tourists to the bet restaurant in town. However, stopping at a restaurant may depend on how much time who have left for the tour to complete, since all the tours have specific time periods. Ephesus Tours Excursions

 

 

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Ephesus Tours Another great thing about some of the private Ephesus tours is that there are some places that are not included in the tours, but of the tourists have enough time, they could visit them. For instance, there are some companies that do not include the Terrace Houses in their private tours. However, with the availability of enough time, tourists can request to visit the terrace houses in the city. These houses are situated in the Bulbul Mountains. Opposite to the mountain is the Hadrian Temple, which is also a place to visit. The specialty of these terrace houses is that they were for the wealthy people of Ephesus, which means that not all could afford those houses.   private tours izmir

 

EphesusCuretesStreetViewThere are always a number of places to visit in the tours. Kusadasi day trips The private Ephesus tours include the places in the tours like the House of Virgin Mary, the Artemis Temple, which is one reason why many people visit Ephesus. Also there is the St JohnsChurch and many other architectures and ruins in the city. Ephesus Tours