EPHESUS SHORE EXCURSIONS
The guests will be greeted on the Kusadası pier at 8:30 am your by UTS- Nurdan’s United Travel Services’ expert bilingual guide who will be holding a sign with the guests’ names, for departure by air-conditioned private vehicle to the remarkable Greco-Roman archaeological site of ancient Ephesus. Dating back to the 11th century BC, it has been painstakingly excavated and restored to be one of the world’s most fascinating ancient sites today.
The guests walk along the Royal Road will also take them past the remains of some of the ancient city’s major civic buildings and temples as we move toward the Ephesus Theater from which St. Paul once preached to the Ephesians. The theater, seating 25,000, has exceptional acoustics, and is still in use today for concerts and theatrical performances.
The guests will also visit the ongoing excavation of the Greco Roman Palaces, the “Elite Yamac Homes of Antiquity “, (Terrace Houses) with their magnificent mosaics and frescoes being restored by archaeologists as you visit the site.
In addition to the historic monuments, their excursion will also include a visit to the House of the Virgin Mary, a lovely little chapel set in the hills behind Ephesus believed by some to be the site of Mary’s last home.
Following the tour, there is the option of returning to the ship by approximately 4 pm or spending time in Kusadasi for independent shopping.
To book this tour, please contact UTS – Turkey Team