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Kusadasi is your gateway to Ephesus, a city created by the Ionians in the 11th century B.C. and later expanded by the Romans. Now considered one of the grandest reconstructed sites in the ancient world, the region also hosted the likes of Cleopatra, Mark Antony, the Virgin Mary and John the Apostle.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
When you're in the area, don't miss the chance to visit the once powerful trading and religious city of Ephesus. Travel through the Magnesia Gate, the main entrance to the ancient city, and continue along marble streets grooved by chariot wheels. Gaze upon beautiful temples, porticoes, fountains and frescoes. Discover the three-story Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian, the Odeum, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theater.
|Explore the 14th-century Turkish baths and the Isa Bey Mosque on your way to the Basilica of St. John.|
|Visit the Temple of Artemis - one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.|
Shish kebab (skewer-grilled lamb) is a Turkish invention, and you'll find kebapçis everywhere. Lamb and fish (which can be expensive) dishes are the restaurant staples. Desserts are sweet (often honey-soaked) and tend to incorporate fruit, nuts and pastry in tempting combinations.
The Lira (TL) is the official currency of Turkey. Banks and exchange offices are generally open only weekdays - you may find it hard to convert your traveler's checks on weekends. ATMs are common in Turkish cities, towns and resorts, and many of them connect to worldwide networks such as Cirrus® or Plus® and to credit cards.
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Learn more about this port city with these tourist information guides.