shore excursions: KUSADASI port

Tour code: BOE-KSE-06
Tour: PMD Tours
Itinerary: Priene, Miletos and Didyma Ancient Cities
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.

It takes half an hour to arrive the first Ancient City of Priene. One of the most important episcopate center during the Byzantine era, the ancient city Priene north of Miletus was given a very geometric design of intersecting right angles which is so called hippodamus plan(grid-plan). The most important structure in the city is the Temple of Athena on top of the hill with its five columns. In addition, northeast of the city is a 7000 person seating capacity theater constructed in the Hellenistic era which is definitely worth to see.

Then after drive to; Miletos Ancient City Located north of Didim, Miletos was a coastal city with 4 ports and one of the most important Ionian settlements. Its golden age was the 7th and 6th centuries BC. During this period philosophers in Miletos were putting down what would become the foundation of Western science and culture. The 5300 person theater built in the Hellenistic era was later enlarged to by the Romans and had a final seating capacity of 15,000. Faustina bath complex is really worth to see as well.

Next stop is to visit the Didyma Apollon Temple. It was the center of prophetic oracles behind ranking Apollon Temple at Delphoi in antiquity. The Temple of Apollon in Didim was planned as a dipteros (having two rows of columns) but was never completely finished.

After the tour, Drive back to the port.

A Promise: We assure that you are not going to miss your cruise.

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

- Any tips for Guide & Driver;
- Any drinks;
- Personal expenses;

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