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Halfday (4hours) Tour of Ephesus & Temple of
Meet with your guide in
front of the Kusadasi port passenger Terminal. Drive to the country. See the
TEMPLE OF ARTEMIS, one of the wonders of the ancient
world. Then a visit to EPHESUS is a visit to one of
the best preserved ancient cities in the world. Ancient historians believed that
Ephesus was founded by the Amazons, but now, it is believed to have been the
Hittite city of Apasa. With your guide, you will see the Odeion, where the
advisory council held its meetings and the Baths, as well as many other columns,
monuments and ruins, including the Celsus Library. En-route to Kusadasi enjoy
the scenery or shopping opportunity.
Fullday (8hours) Tour of Ephesus - Christian
Meet with your guide in
front of the Kusadasi port passenger Terminal. Drive to the country. Your first
stop on this fascinating tour is at the HOUSE OF VIRGIN
MARY. Then, you will continue on to visit ancient EPHESUS, one of the most magnificent and best-preserved
ancient sites in the world. See the Odeion, the Market Basilica, Curetes Street,
Bath, Celsus Library, Marble Street and the Great Theatre with a seating
capacity of 25,000 people. After lunch visit the BASILICA OF ST. JOHN and see the TEMPLE OF ARTEMIS, one of the wonders of the ancient world.
En-route to Kusadasi enjoy the scenery or shopping
KUSADASI - No:3
Fullday (8hours) Ephesus &
Meet with your
guide in front of the Kusadasi port passenger Terminal. Depart the pier for the
20 minute drive to one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world: TEMPLE OF ARTEMIS. After seeing Temple of Artemis drive to
the magnificent ancient site of EPHESUS. Ephesus is
the best preserved of the Greek/Roman cities in Anatolia and while you are
visiting the ancient ruins of this magnificent site, your guide will bring them
alive. You will see the beautiful Celsus Library, restored and reconstructed
according to its original form by the architect Friedmund Hueber in the 1970's.
The most spectacular building of Ephesus is the Grand Theater, built during the
Hellenistic age to hold 25,000 spectators. It is there that St. Paul preached.
Opposite the Temple of Hadrian are the Hill Houses, homes of Ephesus' wealthy
citizens. The city was also the hometown of great philosopher Heraclitus. After
a visit to Ephesus Antique Site, you will arrive at SIRINCE
VILLAGE. This old Orthodox Village, 30 km from Kusadasi, was once
"Cirkince"(ugly). Indeed its inhabitants gave this name on the purpose as they
did not want to be bothered by foreigners nor to share the beauty of their
village. Still after years, visitors understood that the village was not ugly
and called it "Sirince" (pretty). Today the village is a perfect synthesis of
Turkish-Greek culture as of the 1920's; after the Turkish Independence War,
people exchange between Greek and Turks has occurred and all those typical Greek
houses, though they kept their original outside characteristics, have received
the local layout inside. At Sirince Village you will have chance of seeing the
local life at a village and purchasing some small local souvenirs and
handicrafts. The village is also famous for its local grape and other fruit
wines. Your last stop will be the visit to the ISA BEY
MOSQUE, a delicate masterpiece of Turkish architecture from the
Fullday (8hours) Temple of Artemis + Ephesus + Kirazli
Boarding your vehichle at port of
Kusadasi, drive eastwards to Selcuk Town.. En-route see the cotton fields,
olive groves and pine forests while driving along the blue Aegean shores.
Your first stop will be The Temple of Artemis, one of
the 7 wonders of the ancient world. Continue to Ephesus where you start at the Magnesia Gate and walk
downhill through the city.Your guide will point out the sights, bringing the
history of Ephesus to life as you pause at the Odeon, Upper Agora, Town Hall,
Fountain of Trajan, Temple of Hadrian and Domitianus, Memmius Memorial, Roman
Baths, Terrace Houses and the extarordinary Library of Celsus. At the end of a
marble street leading from the library, gaze up at the impressive theater, built
to seat 24.000 people. Here St. Paul preached to Ephesians. Afterwards proceed
to the quaint Village of Kirazli. Meet with locals,
witness the unspoiled local life. See real Turkey !. Afterwards drive back to
KUSADASI - No:5
Fullday (8hours) Priene, Miletus and Didyma
(This Tour is designed for 2nd timers to
Meet with your guide in front of the Kusadasi port passenger Terminal.
Following the departure from the pier, the first stop will be PRIENE. The ancient harbor city of Priene probably changed
its location when the silt of the Meander River threatened to bury it. Now it is
nearly 16km away from the sea. The original place of the city has never been
found but it was probably a peninsula with two harbors. Priene was laid out on a
Hippodamian system of grid plan at the foot of a spectacular cliff on mount
Mycale and contained many famous examples of Hellenistic art and architecture.
All the streets intersect at right angles. Next visit MILETUS, an ancient city located near the mouth of the
Meandros River. Miletus owed its importance to its position on the trade routes.
It was one of the largest cities in Anatolia. Highly prosperous, it founded many
colonies and was the home of the ancient philosophers Anaximander, Anaximenes
and Thales, the town planner Hippodamus and architect Isidorus. Having a
prominent position, Miletus became the most important port in this area and it
was the most active member of the twelve cities of the Ionian Confederation.
From the 7th century B.C. the city has been controlled in turn by the Persians,
Roman and Seljuk Turks. The last visit in the tour will be DIDYMA. The world Didyma meant "twins" and it was
associated by some as being the meeting place of Zeus and Leto to have their
twins Apollo and Artemis. Didyma was famed as a prophecy center dedicated to
Apollo, which served a similar purpose as the Delphi of Anatolia. It was not a
city but a sanctuary linked to Miletus by Milesians with a 12 mile sacred road.