Ephesus and the village of Şirince private tour
Activity: Walking Tours
Languages spoken: English
Duration: 8 hrs
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- All the comforts of a private tour
- Remnants of the second biggest Roman city
- Tomb of John the Apostle
- Temple of Artemis – one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
- The old village of Şirince
- Vineyards with exquisite local wine
- Traditional Greek architecture
All about the trip
Visit the second biggest Roman city and see one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – the Temple of Artemis. Just a 15-minute drive away from the ancient city of Ephesus there is a lovely village of Şirince. Experience its daily life and crafts.
Our experienced driver-guide will pick you up at the Izmir harbour, ADB airport or at your hotel in Izmir or Kusadasi early in the morning. The guide will be holding up a sign with your name on it so you can find him easily. He will give you information about the plan for the day before heading off on your way to your destination.
We begin our tour in the ancient city of Ephesus. Seeing its ruins you can get the idea of the original splendor of the city. The terrace houses with their amazing interior decorations show the lifestyle of the wealthy.
The Temple of Artemis is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and it took 120 years to build with 100 marble pillars supporting its roof.
The impressive facade of the Library of Celsus is a proof of magnificent architecture as well as the open-air theatre built for 25 000 people.
From Ephesus we take a 15-minute ride to the village of Şirince.
There, on a mountain covered with vineyards and peach trees we can admire local architecture. Due to historical fusion of Greek and Turkish culture local houses have a typical Greek look from the outside but once you enter you find Turkish layout with courtyards inside.
In one of the courtyards there is an orthodox church. And several of the houses are open to visitors. You can still see people carpet dying, spinning and weaving here.
Enjoy your visit to the unique village where the best of old art and craft is still alive.What Wikipedia Says
What is included in the price
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off at the Izmir harbour, ADB airport or at your hotel in Izmir or Kusadasi
- Tour guide
- Air-conditioned minivan
- Entry fees (except for houses in Ephesus)
- Local taxes
What is not included in the price
- Entry fee for houses in Ephesus
- Lunch and beverages
Do you have a question or need more information about the activity?
You can reach our European office between 9am and 5pm CET on weekdays and between 11am and 5pm on weekends and holidays.
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