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  • Kusadasi: Small Group Ephesus Tour

    1. Kusadasi: Small Group Ephesus Tour

    Your tour will begin as you are picked up from your accommodation between 8:30AM and 9:00AM in the morning. From there your first stop will be to the House of Virgin Mary, which is speculated to be the place where Mary spent her final days. The site was officially declared a shrine of the Roman Catholic Church in 1986, and has since become a popular place of pilgrimage. Your tour will then proceed to Ephesus. Ephesus is an exceptional testimony to the cultural traditions of the Hellenistic, Roman Imperial, and early Christian periods. It is an important site for Christianity; being one of the seven Churches of Revelation. Over the space of two hours you will explore the city by walking on the marble streets accompanied by an English-speaking tour guide. Throughout your tour you will see Odeon, State Agora, Prytaneion, Memmius Monument, Domatian Temple, Hercules Gate, Curetes Street, Ha...

    Our guide was good but he Set it us up for a carpet deal He knew his stuff and shared it well! Perhaps we could have spent more time in the village that was once Greek then exchanged during the great exchange . A little disappointing.

  • Turkey: 10-Day 4G SIM Card

    2. Turkey: 10-Day 4G SIM Card

    Stay connected while traveling around Turkey with a 4G SIM card from one of the leading mobile operators in Turkey, Avea or Turkcell. You will be free to use your sim immediately, with no need to register. Your SIM can be sent to your address anywhere in the EU, and will be valid for 10 days after activating.

    Good option to have internet all the time. For most of the time it was working with No problems (in Turkey). Remember to save at least 10days for delivery.

  • Full Day Private or Small Group Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi

    3. Full Day Private or Small Group Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi

    Visit Ephesus Ancient city for 1 hour 45 minutes. Ephesus is one of the well preserved Greco- Roman ancient city's in the world, famous with Odeon where the music concerts were organized; Domitian Temple which is one of the first temples in the history dedicated for a human; Celcius Library which was the third biggest library in the ancient age; the amphitheater is one of the biggest amphitheaters in the world with 24.000 people capacity and where St. Paul preached; Roman Baths; Fountains; Temples ; Agora; Love House; Public Toilets; (Terrace Houses,optional ) Terrace Houses are optional and not recommended for disabled people because of the steps. Minimum required time for Terrace Houses is 30 minutes. House of Virgin Mary is one of the pilgrimage centers of Christians where Virgin Mary passed her time and died. Pope Paul VI visited the shrine in 1967 and ‘unofficially’ confirmed its au...

    Overall I had superb Ephesus tour. The guide Ali is excellent. His in depth explanation of the historical facts let me fully enjoy the tour. Very entertaining. Highly recommended.

  • From Istanbul: 2-Day Ephesus & Pamukkale Tour by Bus

    4. From Istanbul: 2-Day Ephesus & Pamukkale Tour by Bus

    Enjoy a whirlwind tour of Ephesus and Pamukkale on a 2-day trip from Istanbul. Travel by overnight bus on a 10-hour journey and then spend 2 full days exploring the region. Visit the Temple of Artemis and the Virgin Mary's home. After a night in 3-star accommodations, wake up and travel to Hierapolis to see its necropolis and other ruins. Then visit the thermal springs of Pamukkale, before beginning your return trip to Istanbul. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Istanbul - Selcuk - Ephesus - Kusadasi (Meals: L) Upon your arrival in Ephesus, you will be met at the bus station and transferred to Selcuk for a tour of the ancient city of Ephesus. Visit the former site of the Temple of Artemis (Diana), one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, then stop for lunch. After, stop at the house of the Virgin Mary, where she spent the last years of her life, and then continue on to see Is...

    Excellent tour with wonderful activities and places! The guide was also excellent, thank you!

  • Izmir: Private Airport Transfer

    5. Izmir: Private Airport Transfer

    In Airports: Your driver will be waiting with a board with ‘’YOUR NAME’’  on it in front of the exit gate. You will be escorted to your vehicle and your driver will drop you off to any address in Kusadasi or any specific area. In Hotels ; Upon your reservation request the supplier will reply to you as fast as possible and send your confirmation. Your driver will be waiting in front of your hotel for your transfer service to any specific area such as Izmir airport,. The supplier offers you a 24 hour, 7 day, 365 day per year service to and from Izmir airport. All of the vehicles are air conditioned, clean, and fully insured for your protection. They offer 1st Class professional and reliable service with no fuss, no hassle, and no waiting time charges, just the first-class service you expect and deserve. The supplier is constantly monitoring flight times so please don't w...

  • Ephesus & Sirince Village Tour from İzmir

    6. Ephesus & Sirince Village Tour from İzmir

    Meet with your professional guide at the port in İzmir. Drive to Ephesus-Selcuk. Ephesus is considered to one of the spectacular open-air museums in Turkey and in the world - and one of the highlights of any visit to Turkey. During this privately guided tour, Ephesus city will come alive as you walk through 2,000 year-old marble streets to admire the Library of Celsius, Hadrian's Temple, the Fountains of Trajan, Polio, The Temples of Hadrian and Domitian, Vedious and Scholastic Baths, Bouloterion, and the Great Theatre with capacity of 24.000 spectators. Then it’s up into the mountains to the lovely little Turkish-Orthodox village of Sirince. Up here, far from the madding crowd, you can wander the narrow streets, where the women sell their handcrafts and oils. You can take a quiet drink in one of the small café’s and sample the local sweet fruity wine. At the end of your day you will r...

  • Ephesus and Kirazli Village Private Tour from Kusadasi

    7. Ephesus and Kirazli Village Private Tour from Kusadasi

    Explore the stunning ruins of Ephesus on this 6-hour sightseeing tour from Kusadasi Port. As it is a private tour you can start at any time you like, depending on the arrival and departure time of your cruise ship. One of the most breathtaking sites in the Roman and Greek complex is the Odeon Theatre, a semi-circular structure that could seat up to 1,400 spectators in its heyday. You will also see statues carved into marble slabs, and the beautiful Celcius Library. Completed by the Romans in 117AD, it is perhaps the most awe-inspiring façade still standing in Ephesus, with columns, statues and windows towering above you. As an added bonus, experience village life in Turkey on a visit to the hamlet of Kirazli. Pick olives, peaches ,and cherries with the villagers, and chat about their lives. Finally, you will visit the Camlik Steam Train Museum, and explore its stunning outdoor display...

  • Ephesus: Full-Day Private Shore Excursion

    8. Ephesus: Full-Day Private Shore Excursion

    After pickup from the pier, start your tour with a 20-minute drive to Ephesus. Visit the ancient city of Ephesus for 1 hour 45 minutes. Ephesus is one of the most well-preserved Greco-Roman ancient cities in the world, famous for the Odeon home to music concerts; the Domitian Temple, one of the first temples in the history dedicated to humans; the Celcius Library,the third biggest library in the ancient world; the amphitheater, one of the biggest amphitheaters in the world with a 24000 person capacity, where St. Paul preached; Roman Baths; fountains; temples; Agora; and the Love House.  Visit the House of Virgin Mary, one of the pilgrimage centers of Christians and the site where Virgin Mary passed her time and died. Discover its history with the former Popes, and see the gifts they brought for this shrine. Next, stop at the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient age...

  • Ephesus: Full-Day Tour with Wine Tasting in Sirince Village

    9. Ephesus: Full-Day Tour with Wine Tasting in Sirince Village

    Visit the ancient city of Ephesus on this full-day guided tour. Step into the world of ancient Greeks and Romans and explore archaeological treasures. Your guide will also reveal the secrets of this mesmerizing city, once considered the most important Greek city in the Eastern Mediterranean. See the Temple of Artemis, once one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Enjoy Ephesus top sights, from the Library of Celsus to the theater, the Odeon, and the Trajan Fountain. Did you know Cleopatra and Mark Anthony had their honeymoon in this city? That’s right, as you walk around this city you will feel like you have traveled back in time. Next, taste some classic Turkish food at an authentic restaurant. After lunch, discover the charming village of Sirince. This cute village is famous for its fruity wines and olive oil. Thirsty? No worries enjoy sampling some of the region's tasty ha...

  • Kusadasi: Private Ephesus Tour and Turkish Cooking Class

    10. Kusadasi: Private Ephesus Tour and Turkish Cooking Class

    Make a journey between History and food culture of Turkey as you discover the ancient city of Ephesus. Buy fresh ingredients at a local market and learn and cook Turkish Cuisine in a cooking class. Be picked up from your hotel, in a comfortable air-conditioned van and drive to Ephesus Greco-Roman city. Admire one of the best preserved ancient cities and see the Temple of Hadrian, Temple of Trajan, the Theater and the Library of Celsus. Go to a local market or a grocery to buy fresh vegetables and fruits from Selcuk/ Kusadasi. Join the cooking class and learn how to cook 3 delicious dishes from the Turkish cuisine. Take the opportunity to taste the mouth-watering results of your hard work on a beautiful terrace, as you judge your culinary abilities. Taste classic Turkish dishes and learn how they differ from the present day. Return back to Kusadasi Port or Hotel at the end.

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What people are saying about Izmir Province

My husband and I came to turkey for Honeymoon and we started in cappadoccia And will end in Istanbul throughout our trip we have had various tours all of which were wonderful but this trip took our breath away. Our tour guide’s name was Ali Tanriverdi ( I highly recommend you ask for him by name) and he was amazing, he explained everything wonderfully dealt with all our questions in a highly professional and charismatic manner. I would definitely take another tour just to have such wonderful hospitality and service.... truly added beauty to the whole Turkish experience. His English was great, he negotiated prices for us and was patient funny and hospitable. 6 stars to our guide and our driver who was very lovely too. P.S Ephesus is an absolute must see

Tour is excellent. The guide is very knowlegable and accomodating.

Overall I had superb Ephesus tour. The guide Ali is excellent. His in depth explanation of the historical facts let me fully enjoy the tour. Very entertaining. Highly recommended.

Fantastic tour

I had a great time. Communication as to exactly what to do & expect could have been better/clearer, but guides were great, people were helpful and tour itself was fantastic.

Excellent tour with wonderful activities and places!

Excellent tour with wonderful activities and places! The guide was also excellent, thank you!

The guide was knowledgeable and very helpful during the tour.