Day Six – Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

June 27, 2010

8:00 am – dock (10 hours until boat launches)

8:45 am-4:30 pm – Best of Ephesus Tour

  • $110 per person
  • Drive in Turkish countryside
  • Visit house of Mary and Fountain of Our Lady
  • Short drive to Ehpesus
  • Open Air Archeological Museum of Ephesus
  • Pass by the Magnesia gate to  will enter the administrative section of ancient Ephesus
  • Guided walking tour – see the Odeon, the Fountain of Trajan, the steam baths of Scholastika, temple of Hadrian, library of Celsius, Grand Theater
  • Return to buses through the Arcadian way
  • Ephesus Archeological Museum (escorted through the 9 exhibits)
  • St. John’s Basilica
  • traditional Turkish lunch
  • Return to Kusadasi downtown area
  • refreshment stop
  • brief carpet presentation
  • walk to ship when finished

6:00 pm – ship departs

Things to do in Kusadasi

  • Grand Bazaar – shopping
  • Pigeon Island – small island with a castle

Notes about Kusadasi, Turkey

  • Lira (TRL) is the currency, but may be able to use dollars or Euros
  • A note about haggling from Cruise Critic: “When in doubt, offer a third of the trader’s price and haggle — hard — from there.”
  • If we go to mosques, legs must be covered (no shorts/short skirts) and females must wear head scarf.

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