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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.


ephesus shore excursions

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).

ephesus shore excursions

In Ephesus, ephesus shore excursions the works of art dug up between 1867-1905 were transported to the British Museum ; those from 1905-1923 ephesus tours taken to Vienna. Then Turkish Republic ephesus tours from istanbul forbade taking antiques out of the country and founded a museum in Selçuk near Ephesus.Its present form was given in 1983.

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 Excursions

winter-promotion-cappadocia-ephesus-pamukkale-4Ephesus Excursions The more recently excavated, multi-level, Terrace Houses — dating from the 1st century B.C. — demonstrate how wealthy Ephesians lived in homes decorated with mosaics and vivid frescoes. The Ephesus Museum showcases statues of leaders and 50,000 works, including medical instruments and jewelry. Ephesus Full Day Tours


Kusadasi is a resort town for locals, and repeat visitors will find much of interest beyond Ephesus. The port, Scala Nuova, is right in town. Archaeology addicts find other excavated sites close by as well. Ephesus Private Tours Christian and Muslim pilgrims flock to the stone house where many believe the Virgin Mary stayed. You can also visit the Basilica of St. John, where the saint is buried.

Tip: At Ephesus, which has little shade, summer temperatures of 95-to-100-degrees Fahrenheit are typical, so be sure to wear hats, bring shade umbrellas and tote plenty of water. Be cautious about inexpensive tour guides advertised on the Internet. Be sure they’re recommended, as some have proven unreliable. Ephesus Excursions


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 Kusadasi

winter-promotion-cappadocia-ephesus-pamukkale-4Ephesus Tours From Kusadasi 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.

There are always a number of places to visit in the tours. 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 Johns’ Church and many other architectures and ruins in the city. Ephesus Tours From Kusadasi


Ephesus Tours From Kusadasi

winter-promotion-cappadocia-ephesus-pamukkale-4Ephesus Tours From Kusadasi Even prior to the Ottoman period, the island was used as a defensive position which guarded the shores from attacks by sea and as such was used for military purposes. A Byzantine castle or fortress was built high atop the island, with some walls and towers remaining today. The castle was known as “Pirate Castle,” although there may be conflicting opinions as to why. One source states that “Ironically, legend has it that during the 1500’s the island was used by Kheired-din Barbarossa (Ottoman admiral and privateer, or pirate, depending on point of view) as a base from which to operate throughout the Mediterranean Sea, and also as a place to stash his treasure.” However, some Turkish guide sources contend that it was actually used as a citadel against pirates. Ephesus Tours Turkey
The causeway to the island makes it very accessible for day trips where several cafes serve refreshments and offer a splendid seaside retreat to view a glorious sunset. The “Citadel of Küçük Ada” now boasts a lighthouse, restaurant, and nightclub. For bird lovers, there is an aviary with several birdhouses — migrating birds still make use of the island. Day visitors might enjoy diving around the huge foundation rocks and those scattered nearby in the sea because they give sanctuary to a wide variety of sea life to view. Ephesus Tours From Kusadasi