Our guide Selcuk came with the chauffeur Hasan in a van to pick us up at the Kusadasi harbour. On the way to Ephesus Selcuk gave us some basic info on the locals such as the climate, the average income, the current politic situation..etc. It was very insightful. We were provided with different kinds of fruit drinks on the ride. They also had wheelchairs ready just in case my in-laws might need them.
Our tour started from the House of Virgin Mary where my in-laws, who happens to be Catholic, prayed and our kids tagged their wishes on wish walls. Of course, we each had a sip from the 3 taps which represent wealth, health and fertility.
Coming down from the hill, we reached Ephesus and from the entrance near Magnesium Gate we entered Ephesus. Travelling with kids and the elderly is always challenging. Thanks to this private tour customized to our needs, we had a great and peaceful tour where Selcuk thoroughly introduced the long history to us with some amazing anecdotes. Our kids found the Latrine so amusing that they could not stop laughing while imitating how kids 2000 years ago used the potties.
Compared to the tour offered by the cruise ship in terms of price and the itinerary, this well-organized and yet totally flexible private tour was the best choice ever.
Many thanks to Ephesus Tours, especially to our gudie Selcuk and the driver Hasan. Hope to see you next time.]]>
Then, we reached Mary’s house and toured the site very interesting. Then it was off to Ephesus where we had a leisurely and informative tour through the amazing ruins. Make sure to get the added tour of the terrace houses. This is the most well preserved ancient ruins ever discovered.
Then it was off to St John’s Basilica and the Temple of Artimis to finish the tour. The tour was incredible and a highlight of our trip.
I would highly recommend this private tour the price was very reasonable.
A Perfect Private Tour of Ephesus]]>
Throughout the day, she shared many fascinating details about the historic sites that we visited as well as allowing us a glimpse into not only what daily life was like back in ancient Turkey but present day Turkey as well. Perhaps the best complement I can pay Taylan and Ephesus Tours, is that because of them, I will return to Turkey, as one day just isn’t enough in such a beautiful and captivating country.]]>
The only thing that kind of tired me out was the heat! My advice to anyone who plans to visit Ephesus in the summer is to make sure you wear hat or use an umbrella and have a big bottle of water with you.
What a great tour we enjoyed !