€ 500.00

I think that there is not much to say about these cities. Ancient history already told us more than a lot about them. I can tell you just a thing: You have to go there and that it will be one of the unforgettable experience of your life, trust me!

Ephesus, the best preserved of the Greek/Roman cities in Anatolia, will come alive to you as you explore the ancient ruins of this magnificent site. You will see the beautiful Celsus Library, restored and reconstructed according to its original form by the architect Friedmund Hueber in the 1970s. You will also see the Grand Theater, the most spectacular building of Ephesus, built during the Hellenistic age to hold 24,000 spectators. It is there that St. Paul preached. Opposite the Temple of Hadrian are the Hill Houses, homes of Ephesus' wealthy citizens. The city was also the hometown of great philosopher Heraclitus. After a visit to Ephesus Antique Site, you will arrive at Sirince Village. This old Orthodox Village, 30 km from Kusadasi, was once named "Cirkince" (ugly). Indeed, its inhabitants gave this name so as to discourage foreigners from visiting, because they did not want to share the beauty of their village. Still, after several years, visitors understood that it was not ugly and re-named it "Sirince" (pretty). Today the village is a perfect synthesis of Turkish-Greek culture as of the 1920's; after the Turkish Independence War, cultural exchange between Greek and Turks occurred and all those typical Greek houses, although they kept their original outside characteristics, have received the local layout inside. At Sirince Village you will have a chance to see the local life at a village, as well as purchase some small local souvenirs and handicrafts if you so choose. After lunch, you may be able to enjoy a cup of traditional Turkish coffee at the main coffee house of the village and, depending on the number of guests, a gypsy woman may tell your fortunes by looking at the coffee grains remaining in the cup. Your last stop will be the visit to the Archaeological Museum of Ephesus. Established in 1929, it displays very interesting and valuable finds from Ephesus.

Celsus Library
Grand Theater
The Temple of Hadrian
Sirince Village

Private English-speaking Driver at disposal as per Itinerary

Any Entrance or Admission not mentioned in the Itinerary
- Lunch / meals
- Gratuities

8 hours