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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.


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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On the southwest ephesus shore excursions corner of the State Agora there are the remains of a fountain. According to an inscription the magnificent construction ephesus tours of this fountain was ordered by Gaius Laecanius Bassus in 80-82 AD. The facade of this fountain constructed by Bassus, one ephesus tours from istanbul of the governor of Ephesus, was richly decorated, and consisted of two floors which faced the street.

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Ephesus, a territory that ephesus tours from izmir was traditionally Greek to the core, became subject of the Roman Republic. The city felt at once the Roman ephesus tours from kusadasi influence. Taxes rose considerably, and the treasures of the city were systematically plundered. In 88 BC Ephesus welcomed Archelaus, ephesus tours istanbul a general of Mithridates the Great, king of Pontus, when he conquered Asia (the Roman name for western Asia Minor).

Shore Excursions Ephesus Turkey


Shore Excursions Ephesus Turkey At 5:00 AM, jet lag had switched me “on” and I was soon up and about, roaming the still sleeping ship. Staff were busy hosing down the decks, washing windows, vacuuming public rooms and getting the LOUIS OLYMPIA ready for the day. Out on the starboard Deck 7 promenade, I admired the freshly polished teak woodowork and caprails. I made several circuits as the lights of Asia Minor came into view. anzac day gallipoli tours

I watched from the forward portion of Deck 7 as we took on the pilot and made a gradual approach to Kusadasi,  Turkey Anzac Tour the popular Turkish stop for visits to the spectacular Roman ruins of Ephesus. Having been countless times since my first visit on the STELLA OCEANIS in 1992, it was a chance for me to take some photos of the LOUIS OLYMPIA and get some work done in the pierside internet center. Shore Excursions Ephesus Turkey

Ephesus Private Tours

EphesusCuretesStreetViewEphesus Private Tours If you are planning to make your next vacations at Ephesus, then you are making perfect decision. you could book your Ephesus shore excursions and Ephesus private tours beforehand. However, before doing the booking for the private tours, you need to have a bit of information about them, which you are going to find here. So, whichever of the Ephesus private tours companies you choose, you must know that they would start from the Kusadasi port. One of the tours include a visit to Miletus, which is also an ancient city. It was known to have a special importance in the ancient times, as it provided a trade route. being a highly populated city, it was also highly prosperous. After Miletus, the next place visited is Didyma. the name of this place has the meaning of ‘twins.’ The name was kept such, because this place is known to be a meeting ground for Leto and Zeus for their twins Artemis and Apollo. Yes, with the name of Artemis, you would know the Artemis Temple is also a place visited.

The best thing about getting private Ephesus tours is that the guide is always available to tell the tourists the significance of each and every place they visit. The Artemis Temple s one of the wonders of the world, and many people visit Ephesus specially because they want to see this wonder of the world. Included in the tour, there are also the ruins of Ephesus, and the Celcus Library, as well as the theatre. Ephesus culture can be seen from the museum and the library. Ephesus Private Tours



Ephesus Tours From İstanbul

Ephesus Tours From İstanbul My wife and I are planning a trip in Turkey arriving on 30 September 2013 and departing 25 October.

We are English-speaking Australians in our mid 50s and are looking for a tour at a relaxed pace, with 4 to 5 stays at key areas and then day trips from these areas. We would consider being part of a small group tour for a portion of the trip, perhaps along the Aegean coast. We like 3 or 4 star accommodation and prefer to stay in places with good natural light and views.

mayfield-diana-fatih-bridge-crossing-the-bosphorus-from-rumeli-hisari-fortress-istanbul-istanbul-turkeyFor travel between areas, we are open to considering bus or self drive car. In areas, locations without good transport, we are happy to hire a car to get around. Ephesus Tours From İstanbul

We like to do some touring on our own but have guides to show us through major historical attractions.

We are seeking a Turkish based travel agency who can arrange accommodation, tour guides and transport. Can you please review the itinerary below and advise what service you could offer to arrange our holiday. Ephesus Tours From İstanbul

Our preliminary thoughts on itinerary are as follows.

1) Arrive 30th sept – 5 nights –  apartment with separate single bedroom accommodation , preferable with basic self catering/kitchenette

Tour Istanbul 1,2,3,4 Oct

2) 5th oct – travel to Aegean cost /west cost area and stay for 6 nights. Apartment with separate single bedroom and with good views and good location to restaurants

Visit Troy, PergamumEphesus, Hierapolis and other regional attractions

3) 11th Oct. travel to Mediteranean coast  and stay 7 nights. House or apartment with good sea views and walking distance to beach.

Relax and do a small amount of touring to key attractions/places in the region possibly, Faralya, Oludeniz, KazAntalya

4) 18th October – To Cappadocia by plane from Mediterranean area. stay for 3 nights. Stay in upmarket cave accommodation Ephesus Tours From İstanbul

19,20, 21, Tour Cappadocia area.

5) 22 Oct. Travel to Istanbul – plane – 3 nights in small family hotel

23,24th oct. Istanbul and other day trips 25th depart Turkey.

Can you please advise service you can offer in arranging the above


Greg Vero

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