shore excursions: Izmir port

Tour code: BOE-SSE-05
Tour: Sirince Village and Ephesus Ancient City Tours
Itinerary: Sirince Village, Ephesus Ancient City
Duration: 5 to 6 hours

When your cruise ship docks your professional tour guide will be awaiting you with a board where your name is written at the arrival gate of the Port. Then you will join your guide to get to the van. After an hour driving you will be arrived to Selcuk town where Ephesus ruins still stand. Firstly, you will stop at Ephesus. The extensive ruins which include The Odeon, State Agora, The Temples of Dea Roma, Prytaneion, Domitian Square, Hercules Gate, Curetes Street, The Fountain of Trajan, The Baths of Scholastica, Themple of Hadrian, Celsius Library , The Gymnasium, Grand Theatre.. And much more monuments create the special atmosphere of Ephesus, charming each visitor. Once it was a trade center of the ancient world, later on became a religious center of the early Christianity and today, a famous and unique tourism center proving all its perfects to the visitors around all over the World. Then we drive up to the pretty old Turkish Sirince Village in Greek architectur located on the top of a mountain, where anyone will enjoy the impressive wine yards, peach trees, olive groves, tangerine and fig lands and the rocky cliffs covered with pine trees. The village has synthesis of Turk-Greek culture. One of the best attractions here is the wine shops. Here you find a very unique type of wine - made from different kind of fruits. Try its taste in small cafés or in the former municipal school restored. There is also a nicely restored Orthodox church and mosques. You will be welcomed by the local women on the narrow streets with cobble stone pavements, and selling handcrafts of all kinds, olive oil and other organic products. Only few houses keep the same typical old Greek house style - inside the layont is very much Turkish though. After the tour, visiting handicraft center and having presentation for authentic Turkish arts and drive back to Kusadasi Port.


The Terrace Houses section is located inside of Ancient ruins of Ephesus and has an extra entrance fee - 15 USD per person. So called as "the houses of the rich romans", the oldest building dates back into the 1C BC until 7C AD. You will be able to see amazing mosaics and frescoes and the famous water-running and heating system with clay pipes. In this section there are over 100s stairs. We dont recommend for people who has physical disabilities. It takes minimum 30 min. to visit.

You need to inform us prior the tour date if you want to add its visit!

Ancient city of Ephesus it's an open air museum and includes 2 km. walking. Sun-cream-umbrella or hat is really recommended.

Program order: The order in which visits are mentioned might be changed and/or adjusted, according to circumstances.

- Private Professional Licenced Guide;
- Transportation in comfortable air-conditioned and non-smoking vehicles;
- Private Professional Driver;
- Entrance fees to the sights mentioned above the itinerary;
- Lunch

- Any tips for Guide & Driver;
- Any drinks (unless specifically mentioned);
- Any kind of other personal expenses;

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