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Kusadasi Day Trip to Ephesus Including Lunch
"Once you meet your guide at a designated meeting point you can get ready for a day of sightseeing while travelling with an English-speaking guide. Once in Ephesus visit the Odeon temple of Hadrian Roman Baths the Fountain of Trajan
From EUR85.00
 
Kusadasi Half-Day Trip to Ephesus
"Once you meet your guide at a meeting point you can head to Ephesus in a private A/C minibus. Visit to Ephesus and see highlights with a small group tour with an English speaking professional guide. You will visit Oden Temple of Hadrian Roman Baths the fountain of Trajan the Celsius Library
From EUR55.00
 
Ephesus Small Group Day Tour from Izmir
"Today you can visit the amazing historical sites in Selcuk area. Some of the best ruins in the world still are standing at The Ancient City of Ephesus. This large marble city used to be the Capital of the Roman Empire for the east and was said to have a 00 people. The ruins that date back to over 3000 years ago are some of the best preserved ruins of today's modern world. You will be taken through the ruins to visit some of the major sites within such as the Odeon the Celsius Library and Temple of Hadrian. One of the seven wonders of the ancient world lies right at your feet in the swampy lands of Selcuk. The Temple Of Artemis foundations are still standing for you to marvel at. You can still imagine the b along with the history provided will give you a real impression of how this temple once was.Sitting high upon the top of the BulBul Mountain that overlooks Selcuk is the House Of Virgin Mary. This is now quite the pilgrimage site as it is said to"""Today you will be marveled by the amazing sites and ruins in and around the Selcuk area an area which is so rich in history and important artifacts. This day tour from Izmir will take you into Selcuk to visit the sites of Ehpesus Ruins
From EUR60.00

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Curetes street

Favorite thing It is the small portion of the sacred way, running between the Celsus Library and the Hercules Gate. It took its name from the class of priests referred to as "curettes" in long lists found at the clerical school of priests. Colonnaded galleries with mosaics on the floor were located on both sides of the street with a roof to protect the pedestrians from sun or rain.
There were also fountains, monuments, statues and shops on the sides of the street. The shops on the south side were two-storied. Ephesus had many earthquakes, in which many structures including the Curetes Street were damaged. These damages especially on the columns were restored by the new ones, but after the earthquake in the 4th century, the columns were replaced by the other ones brought from different buildings in the city.
The differences between the design of the columns can be seen today. The street has its appearance from the 4th century.

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miman
Jul 27, 2006

The Curetes Way

Favorite thing The Curetes Way is essentially the main thoroughway through Ephesus. It begins at the Library of Celsus and heads up to Gate of Hercules. Along the way you pass by several important monuments such as the Temple of Hadrian and the Terraced Houses.

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Paul2001
Jun 04, 2005

Efesus - main street

Fondest memory When-ever I came back to Ephesus again, I saw something new again, like in 1990 the recently restored " Houses on the hills " with its great mosaiques

and as there is certainly much more to be seen today, I will try to return as soon as possible

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globetrott
May 05, 2003

Efesos - walking down the main street

Fondest memory Most tours start at the upper gate and take you down this main-street, leading directely to the famous Celsus-Library
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In many places you will be offered antiques by locals, who pretend to have dug them out somewhere themselves - this might be correct sometimes, but it is of course a severe crime to buy these things, and if they catch you, you might even go to prison - not really a good way to explore Turkey...

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Oct 02, 2002
 
 
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Ephesus from above

Favorite thing Great view of Ephesus...You have to climb (with a taxi) to the entrance to the site...At some point, you will look upon the grace of the city of Ephesus, with its main promenade..just great.

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Feb 18, 2003
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"THE WONDER OF EPHESUS"
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"Ephesus - Ancient city"
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"The Inspiring Roman Ruins of Ephesus"
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"Ephesus the open air Museum"
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"Ephesus (Efes) and Nearby Selcuk"
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Things to Do Near Ephesus

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Celsus Library

It's a long way down the main road, lined with the ruins of several buildings that your guide will describe in detail. Finally it all ends facing the library, whose facade is the best preserved of...
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Isa Bey mosque

After checking many small mosques it was time to check the big one (it’s base is 48 x56 meters). Isa Bey camii is located 350m from the Information Center walking up St Jean Caddesi It’s an...
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Artemision - Temple of Artemis

I took a free map from the Information Center (opposite otogar) and realized that the Artemis Temple that some advertise as part of their daily tour in the area was just 100m away :) As I walked in...
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Terrace Houses

Rising up from the Curetes Street near its end at the Celsus Library is a complex- Terrace House 2 - of some six residential homes. These were homes for very wealthy families dating back to the 1st...
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Virgin Mary’s House

We were told to visit this location on a cruise stop. Upon the 50 minute drive via cab into the mountain to be dropped off to pay $13 a person to get in to look at a house built in 1955 was an insult...
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