Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
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Approximately 4 hours
Meals not included
Magnificent Ephesus, a stunning standout among the ancient ruins remaining in the world today, awaits your discovery. Come see this incredible city founded by the Carians and Lelegs -- the honeymoon playground of Anthony and Cleopatra.
On your walk, see the glorious Celsus Library façade and the Grand Amphitheatre that holds more than 25,000 people. To put its presence into dazzling, age-defying perspective, this amphitheatre is the site where St Paul preached to the Ephesians in the 1st century AD, and where rocker Elton John held an unforgettable concert 2,000 years later -- a venue for the ages.
You'll also see the Temple of Hadrian and pass the site of the Temple of Artemis -- one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Visit the Terrace Houses located opposite Hadrian's Temple -- a newly-excavated residential section of Ephesus decorated with mosaics and frescoes. Those on the upper slopes of Bulbul Mountain are reached by steps, and the roof of one house forms the terrace of the one above it.
Return directly to the pier or enjoy a optional carpet demonstration and some time for shopping.
Guests who wish to stay in town to shop or explore independently are welcome to do so but must make their own way back to the ship.
Please note: The two-hour walk is at a slow pace and mostly downhill, with the exception of the Terrace Houses, which are on a slope and require some stair climbing. Wear comfortable, non-skid walking shoes; bring sunscreen.