Start the day at a time that’s convenient for you, meeting a private driver/guide at your cruise port, hotel, or at the airport. With expert local knowledge, the guide can help you plan a day of exploring, choosing only the places that appeal to you.
If you want to explore Ephesus’ ancient history, head to the Greco-Roman city that’s now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see excavations that include Roman baths, theaters, a library, and temples. Many of the artifacts from the ancient city of Ephesus are now at the Ephesus Archeological Museum, where exhibits feature statues, frescoes, and art.
Take in the area’s biblical history at the Basilica of Saint John and the House of the Virgin Mary, or see the remains of the Temple of Artemis, once a “Wonder of the Ancient World.” Food lovers can sign up for a two-hour “lunch and learn” experience at the Selcuk Cooking School, and there’s a lifetime of water parks, beaches, parks, and scuba diving for outdoors enthusiasts.
At the end of this flexible day in Ephesus, your guide will drop you off at your original departure point.