We'll meet you at the port where your cruise trip will make a stop. In your limited waiting time, we will take you to the best attractions in Ephesus.
You will begin your journey at Ephesus, where you will be given a grand tour of some of the world's best surviving historical structures. There is also the Library of Celsus, which was created as a tribute to Gaius Julius Celsus Polemanus, the proconsul of Asia. The Grand Theatre is where St Paul preached to a crowd of up to 24,000 people. You will also get to see perfect Terrace Houses, which were recently discovered, and be astounded by the rooms that are still intact, the pictures on the walls, and the magnificent colorful tiled flooring.
The surprises of this tour did not quite end. Next, we will visit the House of the Virgin Mary out in the country, a holy destination to see while in Ephesus. Your professional guide will fill you in with fascinating anecdotes.
Now it is time to pay a visit to the Temple of Artemis. The Temple, which is one of the seven wonders of the world, is no longer standing still, but its legacy – and the relics left behind – opens a portal to the past.
There is one more place to visit during the tour. A trip to Sirince, a sweet small village on the highlands, will make your day. It is a peaceful stop on the tour, where you will get to relax among the fruit orchards, churches, and winding roads. A great spot for a leisurely lunch and a delicious local wine.
There will be time to explore as well. Sirince is a unique combination of Greek and Turkish architecture. So, you will see some great views there.
Now it is time to be back to the port to catch your cruise ship.