This tour focuses on the Ancient City of Ephesus with its all glory and explores the authentic Greek village of Sirince.
This tour gives you chance to know the Ancient City of Ephesus with its all glories and to enjoy rural life in the rest of your day. Once you enter the Open Air Archeological Museum of Ephesus and pass by the Magnesia Gate, you will enter the administrative section of ancient Ephesus. The guided walking tour will take you through one of the most magnificent excavations in the world. See the Odeon, the Fountain of Trajan, the steam baths of Scholastika, Temple of Hadrian and the impressive library of Celsius. The Grand Theater, where St. Paul preached, is one of the largest theaters in antiquity with a capacity of 24,000 seats. After the termination of the visit to Ephesus, your bus will take you to Sirince. Sirince (pronounced as she-RIN-jay), a wonderful little Aegean village of 600 inhabitants. It is located on the hills at about 1000 feet above sea level. Most of the houses in the village date from the 19th century or earlier and they were built at a time when Sirince was predominantly a Greek village. The name of the village, Sirince, comes from the word Cirkince which means 'ugly' in Turkish. The village used to sit, deserted on the top of a mountain with very limited access and very dry weather. Today, Sirince is a famous location due to its wonderful vineyards and rich wine. The smell of the fruits and the taste of the wine are all there for you to enjoy. After exploring the village of Sirince, a typical Turkish lunch will be served at Ephesus Theme Park as well as exclusive interactive show and free time will be provided. Your tour will take you to one of the carpet weaving villages close to Ephesus where you will be given brief information about this dying work of art with shopping opportunity. On your return to Kusadasi, you will have free time to browse in Kusadasi downtown.
Note: Guests must be able to walk approximately 2 miles over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, inclines and 10 - 30 steps. Visiting Ephesus includes walking approximately 1 mile over uneven and cobblestone surfaces with inclines and steps. Comfortable walking shoes and clothing, a hat and sunscreen are recommended. Insect repellent is recommended in July and August. Guests need to watch their step at all times in order to avoid injuries. The order of the tour itinerary may vary in order to avoid congestion at the sites. Due to the nature of this tour, it is highly recommended that guests with walkers or wheelchairs and for persons who have difficulties in walking, climbing, and/or managing steps not take this tour. Water, tea or coffee are included during the lunch. Soft drinks and/or alcoholic beverages are available at an additional cost.