Ephesus Tours From Kusadasi
Ephesus Tours From Kusadasi Cruise Port
Kuşadası (Kusadasi) is a cute little town located western Turkey. Kusadasi has always been a popular holiday spot but the cruise ships made it grow much quickly. Nowadays, there are luxurious hotels, fancy stores, boutique hotels adorning this small town.
Mediterranean Cruises, starting their trip from Italy, then stopping at the Greek Islands and they finally come to Turkey. Cruise ships usually have two major places to stop in Turkey: Kusadasi and Istanbul.
When Cruise ship anchors at the Kusadasi Cruise Port, passengers usually join shore excursion tours, in order to visit major sightseeing place in the area: The Ephesus.
It’s important to choose the right travel agency to join nice Ephesus tour. In this blog post, I will give you the website and contact adress of a local travel agency that organizes excellent guided tours of Ephesus.
Kusadasi Cruise Port – Kusadasi Cruise Terminal
Ephesus Ancient City
Ephesus is a very large ancient city which is located at the Western side of Turkey. Ephesus is the most visited museum in Turkey, alongside with the Hagia Sophia (Istanbul).
There is a considerable Greco-Roman heritage in Turkey’s West Coast including Pergamum (Bergama), Hierapolis (Pamukkale), Aphrodisias (Aydın), Letoon and Xanthos (Antalya).
Among all these breath-taking ancient sights, Ephesus is considered as the gem of Eastern Mediterranean, as a well-protected city from Roman era.
Ephesus Ancient City, Selçuk Province, İzmir
Why Ephesus City Was Important In The History?
Ephesus had been the capital of Asia Minor during the Roman Empire rule. It was the most important harbour in the Mediterranean coasts, during the ancient ages. Therefore, Roman Emperors (Trajan, Hadrian) made big investments in this city by building temples, houses and a great library.
Things To See in Ephesus 2018
Library of Celsus
Library of Celsus is definitely the gem of Ephesus, alongside with the Temple of Artemis. The Library actually not more important than the Artemis Temple historywise. However the condition of the library is much better than temple so that it became the symbol of the Ephesus.
Celsus Library Of Ephesus City
Temple of Artemis
Unfortunately almost nothing left from this incredible building of the ancient history. Artemis Temple (Formerly Cybele Temple) had been the most importan building in the Ephesus throughout the history.
People of Ephesus had always adored this temple and did their best to maintain it. However it had been a victim of a great fire in the city once, then rebuilt but again ruined in centuries.
Hypothetical Appearance Of Great Artemis Temple
Strolling Through The Ruins Of Ephesus
Getting around Ephesus will make you feel like a Roman citizen, who wanders around the agora, old streets and temples of the Ephesus.
It’s certainly a must-see attraction to see, if you would like to get that feeling. It’s also recommended to be accompanied by a guide, who tells you about the secrets and legends of this ancient site.
Ephesus Hadrian Temple
Ephesus Tours From Kusadasi By Serhat Engül