Private Ephesus Miletus Dydima Tour from Port Kusadasi

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Stop At: Samyeli Residence, Türkmen, Tavaslı Sk. No:4/1, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey

An excellent Samyeli Travel full-day tour for guests wishing to visit more of the historic sites of the Ionia…

You will meet Samyeli Travel guide at the Port of Kusadasi from where you will start your Private Ephesus Tour. The first place you will visit is at Miletus, an ancient city located the present Akköy...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Samyeli Residence, Türkmen, Tavaslı Sk. No:4/1, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey

An excellent Samyeli Travel full-day tour for guests wishing to visit more of the historic sites of the Ionia…

You will meet Samyeli Travel guide at the Port of Kusadasi from where you will start your Private Ephesus Tour. The first place you will visit is at Miletus, an ancient city located the present Akköy at the mouth of the Buyuk Menderes (meander) River. As a center of a trade route in the past, Miletus was one of the largest cities in Anatolia region with a between 80.000 and 100.000 inhabitants.

Booming Miletus was abode of the 6C BC philosophers Anaximander, Anaximenes and Thales, the town planner Hippodamus and architect Isidorus. Besides, many colonies were founded by the Miletus. With a prominent position, Miletus became the most significant port in this region, as well as one of the high active members of the Ionian Confederation of the twelve cities. In the 7th century, BC Lydians besieged the city. After that, the city was controlled by the Persians, Roman and Seljuk Turks.

After Miletus, we will visit Didyma, a prophecy center dedicated to Apollo.

The world Didyma meant “twins” and it was associated by some as being the meeting place of Zeus and Leto to have their twins Apollo and Artemis. Didyma was famed as a prophecy center dedicated to Apollo, which served a similar purpose as the Delphi of Anatolia. It was not a city, but a sanctuary linked to Miletus by Milesians with a 19 km/12 miles sacred road. Then we will drive the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world where your guide will explain to you the value of this important site.

After that, we will visit Ephesus, one of the most significant cultural centers of the ancient world. You will visit the Ephesus Ruins, which consist of monuments such as ancient concert hall Odeon, the Temple of Hadrian, Celcus Library, the Roman Baths and the Theatre. Last one is still in use, especially for concert performances, and it has an amazing capacity of 25,000 seats. As you will be walking through this ancient city, you will notice the streets paved with marble which give a hint this was a city of great wealth. Once the tour is finished, and before heading to the Port, you will have some free time to visit shopping facilities.

INCLUDED = Pick up & drop-off at Port of Kusadasi, A/C private transportation, Professional guide,

DURATION = approx 8 Hours (Departing Everyday)

You will be met by your guide at the Port of Kusadasi where you will begin your Private Ephesus Tour.

First we will visit Miletus, an ancient city located near the present Akköy at the mouth of the Buyuk Menderes (meander) River. Miletus owed its importance to its position on the trade routes. It was one of the largest cities in Anatolia with a population of between 80.000 and 100.000. Highly prosperous, it founded many colonies and was the home of the 6C BC philosophers Anaximander, Anaximenes and Thales, the town planner Hippodamus and architect Isidorus. Having a prominent position, Miletus became the most important port in this area and it was the most active member of the twelve cities of the Ionian Confederation. In the 7th century BC Lydians besieged the city. The city was then controlled in turn by the Persians, Roman and Seljuk Turks.

The next visit after Miletus will be Didyma. The world Didyma meant “twins” and it was associated by some as being the meeting place of Zeus and Leto to have their twins Apollo and Artemis. Didyma was famed as a prophecy center dedicated to Apollo, which served a similar purpose as the Delphi of Anatolia. It was not a city but a sanctuary linked to Miletus by Milesians with a 19 km/12 mi sacred road.

Then we will drive the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world where your guide will explain to you the significance of this important site.

Following this we will make our way to Ephesus which was one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient word. We will visit the Ephesus ruins, Odeon, Celcus Library and the Theatre which is still in use today for concerts and has an amazing capacity of 25,000. As we walk through this ancient site you will notice the streets paved with marble which gives a hint to this city’s great wealth many years ago.

Once the tour has finished some free time for shopping facilities and you will be returned to the Port of Kusadasi.

Tour Included:

Pick up & drop-off at Port of Kusadasi,

A/C private transportation,

Professional guide,

Tour Excluded:

entrance fee

Personal Expenses,

Lunch & Drinks,

Any Gratuities for Guide & Drivers

Ephesus Tour

Duration: 6 hours

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Important Details

Included
  • Lunch - Buffet lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • 100 % Satisfaction
  • Very luxury Brand new of Mercedes vehicle with Separate Driver Port
  • All Parking fees All Taxes
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Not Included
  • Entry/Admission - Samyeli Residence
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
Departure Point
Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkish Aegean Coast

Traveler pickup is offered

Ports

  • kusadasi cruise port


Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Minimum 2 adults per booking required
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Voucher Requirements

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.