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    Meet your guide at Kusadasi port they will be waiting at the pier holding a sign with your name. After half a hour driving, the first site on our program is the House of Virgin Mary. It is believed that she was brought here by St. John and that she spent her last years in this area. We usually spend 45 minutes in this site.
    After you get all the necessary information from your guide, you will have enough time to explore the site on your own. Afterwards, there is 15 minute drive to Ephesus. You will start your Ephesus visit from the upper site gate. During this 2 hour visit you will have chance to learn about the history of Ephesus and see the highlights of this site: Odeon, Celsus Library, Great Theater and Hercules Gate. You will have plenty of time to walk around and take photos, if some group members want, they can visit the Terrace Houses, houses of rich Ephesians; (additional cost).
    The guide can give you general information about this area, while the rest of the group have time on their own. After you leave Ephesus, the next stop is the carpet workshop, where you would have lunch. After tasting authentic local food, you will have the chance to watch carpets being hand-made. Even if you are not in the market for carpet, it will be interesting to see the art of making a carpet, and you will deffinitely not feel any high pressure sales pitch. On the way back to the port, we would make the last stop in the Temple of Artemis, and spend about 30 minutes here. There is not much left to see on the site, but the history on this Ancient world is very interesting. Your tour finishes at Kusadasi port.
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    Reviewed December 22, 2018

    The tour was Special. The tour guide had great knowledge about the monuments of Ephesus and its history.

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank Ηρω Χ
    Reviewed August 6, 2018

    Get a good guide as lots of this is non-explained. There is a covered area that you have to pay extra for and it is worth it if you want to see mosaics and wall frescos. The slope is covered in houses with no roofs...More

    Date of experience: May 2018
    Thank lizdrewrys
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