Ephesus: Broaden your Turkish experience with a visit to two of the country’s most beautiful cities. Whereas Ephesus was one of antiquity’s most important – not to mention beautiful – sites, it is nowadays one of the world’s best-preserved ancient cities.
To begin your trip to these amazing places, a bus will pick you up from your hotel. As you step off it, you find yourself in the midst of the legendary city of Ephesus, where ancient frescoes still decorate old houses’ walls. To start, one of its most extraordinary landmarks is its old amphitheatre, which has an astounding capacity of 24,000 people. As you wander round the marble paved streets of Ephesus, you also won’t want to miss out seeing the Celcus Library, by far the city’s most breath-taking building. But the most famous site is the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world.
From here we visit the 800 year old Isabey Mosque. Admire its impressive architectural beauty before settling down for a buffet lunch. After lunch we go to the House of the Virgin Mary, where it is said she spent the last few years before her death. Depending on time we also visit some shops or outlets.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel lobby.
Start/opening time: From 8am.
End/closing time: From 5pm.