After being picked up at your Izmir hotel around 8am for your 6-hour tour, the group is be transported 37 miles (60 kilometers) to the ancient city of Ephesus. Your guide brings you to all the major sites of the area and tells the hidden history of ancient lives during the Greek and Roman eras in Anatolia. Stop at the excavated remains of historical structures such as Magnesia Gate, Governmental Agora, Basilica, Bouleterion (Odeon), Currates’ Street, Heracles Gate, Traianus Fountain, the Temple of Hadrianus, Latrinas (ancient bathrooms), Scolastica Baths, Celsius Library, Arcadian Way, Commercial Agora, and the Great Theatre. As one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Temple of Artemis is a particular treat to see firsthand. You also visit the Church of Mary, where the 3rd Ecumenical Council was held.
After a satisfying buffet lunch at Selcuk village, the tour continues with a trip to the oldest mosque of the Aegean region from the Anatolian Beylik period. Please note that modest dress is required to enter sites of worship.
Depending on the time, the group may also have the chance to visit jewelry, leather, carpet, or ceramic centers in the area. At the end of the day, you are dropped back off at your hotel.
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.