Ephesus Shore Excursions

ephesus-kusadasi-turkeyEphesus Shore Excursions This tour is designed for the guests who would like to know the local and rural life of the Turkish people and their way of living. Board your coach and head to the lovely Town of Sirince (pronounced as she-RIN-jay); a wonderful little Aegean village of 600 inhabitants. Ephesus Tours It is located in the hills at about 1000 feet above sea level. Most of the houses in the village date from the 19th century or earlier and were built at a time when Sirince was predominantly a Greek village. The village lies in a lovely bowl of hills surrounded by peach orchards, vineyards and olive groves. Ephesus Shore Tours The higher hills are covered with pine forest. Nearly all houses command a pastoral panorama extending over many miles, undisturbed by any modern development. Farming remains the principal activity. Villagers make wine and olive oil, and grow some of the best peaches in the country. After exploring the village of Sirince you’ll travel through the small town of Selcuk, dominated by its gray stone Byzantine fortress, en route to the Temple of Artemis, built in honor of the Greek goddess of hunting, wild nature, and fertility. Deemed as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Temple of Artemis used to be the largest marble temple in the ancient Greek world since it was four times as big as the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. Ephesus Shore Excursions