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 30 min. driving you will be arrived to Selcuk town where Ephesus ruins stand.
Firstly, you will stop in Ephesus Ancient City. The extensive ruins which include Varius Bath Complex, The Odeon, State Agora, The Temples of Dea Roma, Prytaneion, Domitian Square, Hercules Gate, Curetes Street, The Fountain of Trajan, The Baths of Scholastica, Temple of Hadrian, Celsius Library, The Gymnasium, Great Theatre.. And much more monuments stand in the special atmosphere of Ephesus, charming each one. Once it was a commerce and trade center of the ancient world, later on became a sacred religious place of the early Christianity and today, a famous and unique tourism center proving all its perfects to the visitors as one of the biggest open air museum in the world.
Next stop is to visit the pretty old Turkish Sirince Village in Greek architecture located on the top of a mountain, where anyone will enjoy the impressive wine yards, peach trees, olive groves, tangerine and fig fields 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. The village has a nicely restored Orthodox church. 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.
To the end of your tour you are going to have chance to see a cooperative where turkish hand-made rugs carpets and klimms are weaven by ladies who comes from different villages around ephesus ancient city. Drive back to the port.
Ancient city of Ephesus it's an open air museum and includes 2 km. walking. Sun-cream-umbrella or hat is really recommended.
NOTE! The Terrace Houses section is located inside of Ancient ruins in Ephesus and has an extra entrance fee - 15 USD per person. So called as "the houses where the richest romans used to live", 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.
A Promise: We assure that you are not going to miss your cruise.