Your private guide will meet you at your hotel in Kusadasi and accompany you on a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle to Ephesus, one of the best-preserved ancient cities in the world.
As you arrive at the site, your guide will take you on a journey through time, revealing the secrets and wonders of this ancient city. You’ll visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and learn about its significance in ancient Greek culture.
Then, you’ll explore the sprawling ruins of Ephesus, which boasts impressive structures such as the Library of Celsus, the Great Theater, and the Odeon. You’ll be transported back in time as you walk along the marble-paved streets, marvel at the intricately-carved facades, and imagine the bustling city that once existed here.
As you stroll through the ancient city, your guide will share fascinating stories and insights into the lives of the people who lived here over 2,000 years ago. You’ll learn about their culture, beliefs, and daily routines, and gain a deeper understanding of the history of this remarkable place.
After your tour of Ephesus, your guide will take you to a local restaurant where you can enjoy a delicious lunch of traditional Turkish cuisine. You’ll have the opportunity to sample a variety of dishes, including fresh bread, grilled meats, and flavorful meze (small dishes).
Finally, your guide will take you back to your hotel in Kusadasi, where you can reflect on the incredible experience you’ve just had.
Note: This is just a sample tour, and can be customized to your preferences. You can add additional stops, or adjust the itinerary as you see fit. Your private guide will be happy to work with you to create the perfect tour of Ephesus from Kusadasi.
9:00am - Your private guide will meet you at your hotel in Kusadasi and accompany you on a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle to Ephesus.
9:30am - Arrive at the Temple of Artemis and learn about its significance in ancient Greek culture.
10:00am - Begin your tour of Ephesus, starting with the ancient city's main entrance, the Magnesia Gate.
10:30am - Explore the Odeon, a small theater that once hosted musical performances and political debates.
11:00am - Visit the impressive Library of Celsus, a two-story building that housed over 12,000 scrolls.
11:30am - Marvel at the Great Theater, which could seat up to 25,000 people and was used for concerts, plays, and gladiatorial games.
12:00pm - Take a break for lunch at a local restaurant and enjoy traditional Turkish cuisine.
1:00pm - Continue your tour with a visit to the Terrace Houses, a section of the ancient city where the wealthy residents lived.
2:00pm - Explore the Temple of Hadrian, a beautifully-preserved structure that once served as a monumental gateway.
2:30pm - Visit the ancient public toilets, where over 50 people could use the facilities at the same time.
3:00pm - See the remains of the Temple of Domitian, which was dedicated to the emperor and his family.
3:30pm - Return to your vehicle and head back to your hotel in Kusadasi.
4:00pm - Arrive back at your hotel, where you can reflect on the incredible experience you've just had.
Note: This itinerary is just a sample and can be customized to your preferences. Your private guide will be happy to work with you to create the perfect tour of Ephesus from Kusadasi.