KUSADASI TOURS

DAILY TOURS FROM KUSADASI & IZMIR

Daily tours and shore excursions including Ephesus, Pergamum, Miletus, Pamukkale, Pergamum, Miletus, Didyma

Pamukkale and Epehsus Tour from Kusadasi




TOUR 1:HALF DAY IZMIR CITY TOUR (FROM IZMIR)

Only private and for small groups
Turkey’s third largest city and its major port on the Aegean Sea. According to ancient documents, it was Ionian Smyrna which was the birthplace of Homer, the author of the epic of Troy

Places to be visited:

Clock tower, symbol of the city, this picturesque clock tower in Konak Meydan was built in 1901 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Emperor Abdulhamit II's accession to the throne. The clock itself was a gift of Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany.
Konak Camii, the small but ornate 18th century mosque
Kemeralti, Izmir’s historical bazaar district, a maze of narrow streets
Archeology museum with an extensive collection of artifacts from the Izmir region.
Kadifekale (Mount Pagus): the fortifications built by the Byzantines and extended by the Ottomans at the summit of this small mount. This 4th century BC castle commands a bird's eye view of Izmir and is the perfect place to watch the sun set over the city.
Departure Days : Please ask for private tours.
Price : Please ask. Price pp. depends highly on total number of participants
 

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TOUR 2 :FULL DAY EPHESUS FROM KUSADASI AND IZMIR

Full day tour of Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary.

You will visit:
Ephesus - (Efes) Enter through the Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk with your guide into the ruins of this Roman provincial capital. Your route takes you past the Odeon, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theater. The Theater had seating for 25,000, was the site where St. Paul preached to the Ephesians, and is used today for a local spring festival.
House of the Virgin Mary - The Vatican has recognized this small house in the Solmissos Mountains as the final resting place of the Virgin Mary. A small shrine dedicated to St. Mary was found when the ruins of the house were first discovered. Lastly visited by Pope Benedict in his 2007 Turkey visit.
What you see along the way: From Kusadasi, you travel north to St. John’s Basilica, passing the Byzantine fortress at Selcuk and the ruins of the Temple of Artemis. Continue to Ephesus Open Museum then up to the House of Virgin Mary located in Bulbul Mountain. After the visit head for the upper gate of Ephesus. By the end of touring Ephesus, return to Kusadasi.
Special note: Ephesus tour requires walking long distances over uneven surfaces

Departures from Kusadasi (and Selcuk)

Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary Tour from Kusadasi
Available daily from 9:00 till 16:30.
Pick up from Kusadasi hotels or from Kusadasi port if you are arriving with a cruise ship.
Pick time depends on the location of your hotel, of which you will be informed after you make your reservation.
Price: 55 Euro for 1-3 participants, 50 Euro discounted price for 4 and more participants.
Price includes: Hotel/port pick up/drop back, transportation, guide, entrance fees and lunch

Private Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary Tour from Kusadasi.
Experienced guides. Approximately 7 hours. Flexible pick up time. Pick up from hotels or from Kusadasi port if you are arriving with a cruise ship.
Price: Please ask. Per person prices for private tours highly depends on number of participants.

Departures from Izmir / Izmir Airport.

Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary Tour from Izmir
Price: (valid 1-3 participants - special rates apply for big groups)
75 Euro per person from Izmir city and port
75 Euro 1 way from/to Izmir Airport (flights must be before 8 am, or after 19:30)
90 Euro 2 way from/to Izmir Airport (flights must be before 8 am, or after 19:30)
Discount: 5 Euro per person for each tour for 3 or more participants
Price includes: Hotel/port/airport pick up/drop back, transportation, guide, entrance fees and lunch

Private Ephesus Tour from Izmir
Price: Please ask. Per person prices for private tours highly depends on number of participants.

 

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TOUR 3 : PERGAMUM ( PERGAMON ) TOUR FROM IZMIR AND KUSADASI


Pergamum or Pergamon (Bergama in Turkish) was one of the most beautiful of the cities of ancient world that became an important kingdom during the Hellenistic period, under the Attalid dynasty, 281–133 BC. Its architecture and statues are among the finest samples of the Hellenistic world. Pergamon's library on the Acropolis (the ancient Library of Pergamum) is the second best in the ancient Greek civilization.
The majestic acropolis looms behind the modern town is the first destination to visit the Temple of Trajan, Hellenistic barracks and tower, palaces, library, temple of Athena, theatre, temple of Dionysus, altar of Zeus.
Asclepion was one of the most famous shrines and therapeutic centers in the ancient world.

The Red Basilica (Kizil Avlu) was originally was built as a temple of Serapis, an Egyptian God, which was later transformed into the Red Basilica complex about one kilometer south of the Acropolis. It consists of a main building and two round towers. In the first century AD, the Christian Church at Pergamum inside the main building of the Red Basilica was one of the Seven Churches to which the Book of Revelation was addressed

Archaeological museum of Pergamum will be visited before leaving Bergama

Pergamum Tour from Kusadasi:
Departure days: Everyday in summer. Ask for winter period.
Pick up: Pick time depends on the location of your hotel. Pick up from Kusadasi port is if you are arriving with a cruise ship at a convenient time.
Price: 73 Euro for 1-2 participants, 69 Euro discounted price for 3 and more participants.
Price includes: Pick up/drop back from hotels or port, transportation, guide, entrance fees and lunch

Pergamum Tour from Izmir
Departure days: Ask for availability.
Pick up:  Pick up from Izmir hotels or from Izmir port if you are arriving with a cruise ship. Pick time depends on the location of your hotel
Price: Please Ask.
Price includes: Pick up/drop back from hotels or port, transportation, guide, entrance fees and lunch.

Private Pergamum Tour from Izmir / Kusadasi / Selcuk: Experienced private guides, transportation and flexible pick up time.
Price: Please ask. Per person prices for private tours highly depends on number of participants.
 

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TOUR 4 : SARDIS TOUR FROM KUSADASI AND IZMIR


Sardis was once capital of the ancient kingdom of Lydia and from the 7th to the mid-6th century B.C. was the world’s richest city. A good part of its wealth was coming from gold being washed down from the mountain by the river Pactolus, which the Lydian collected in sheep skins spread in the shallows, perhaps a source of the legend of the Golden Fleece. The most famous monument remaining from the ancient Sardis is the temple of Artemis. Equally impressive are the Roman gymnasium and baths from the 2nd century A.D. Also shops and a Synagogue complete the complex with the marble Court in the centre.

Sardis Tour from Kusadasi:
There are no regular (group) tours of Sardis. Private tours are possible, prices will depending on total number of participants (roughly between 130 - 80 Euro pp for 2-5 pax). Ask for current prices.

Private Sardis Tour from Kusadasi / Izmir: Experienced guides, flexible pick up time. Pick up from hotels or from Kusadasi port.
Price: Please ask. Per person prices for private tours highly depends on number of participants.
Price includes: Private transportation, private guide, entrance fees and lunch

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TOUR 5 : PRIENE / MILETUS / DIDYMA TOURS FROM KUSADASI AND IZMIR


Priene-Miletus-Didyma Tour:
This tour covers 3 magnificent cities of ancient times, close to each other.

Priene: Despite of its small size, Priene was a very important city in ancient times because on its territory stood the Panionium, the central meeting-place and sanctuary of the Ionian Confederacy. The theatre, the temple of Athena, the agora, the Bouleterion and the temenos of Zeus Olympus will be the steps of this visit.

Miletus: Miletus was the principal port and the richest imperium at the Aegean coast. Thales of Miletus believed that there was a fundamental unity beneath the apparent disorder and complexity of nature and he postulated that water was the basic material for all things. The theater of Miletus is by far the most impressive of the town’s surviving monuments. There is also the council-chamber, marketplace, temples, baths and Islamic monument: Ilyas Bey Mosque to be visited.

Didyma: Didyma was an ancient Ionian city, the modern Didim, Turkey. The town formed just outside of the sanctuary containing a temple and oracle of Apollo, the Didymaion. Didyma was a neighbor of Miletus. To approach it, visitors would follow the Sacred Way to Didyma. Both Herodotus and Pausanias dated the origins of the oracle at Didyma before the Ionian colonization of this coast.

PMD Tour from Kusadasi:
Departure days: Everyday in summer. Ask for winter period.
Pick up: Pick time depends on the location of your hotel. Pick up from Kusadasi port is if you are arriving with a cruise ship at a convenient time.
Price: 55 Euro for 1-3 participants, 50 Euro discounted price for 4 and more participants.
Price includes: Pick up/drop back from hotels or port, transportation, guide, entrance fees and lunch

PMD Tour from Izmir
Departure days: Everyday in summer. Ask for winter period.
Pick up: Pick time depends on the location of your hotel. Pick up from Izmir port is if you are arriving with a cruise ship at a convenient time.
Price: Extra 15 Euro per person.
Price includes: Pick up/drop back from hotels or port, transportation, guide, entrance fees and lunch

Private Version: Experienced guides, flexible pick up time. Pick up from hotels or from Kusadasi port.
Price: Please ask. Per person prices for private tours highly depends on number of participants.
 

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TOUR 6 : PAMUKKALE  TOUR FROM KUSADASI AND IZMIR


Pamukkale & Hierapolis tour.
Visiting the amazing white colored travertines, hot spring pools and water terraces have been created by nature in millions of years on the mountain slopes of Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis which has the biggest ancient Necropolis of Turkey with 1200 gravestones. Pamukkale (Hierapolis) is one of the most enchanting and remarkable sights in the whole of Turkey with the great dazzling white plateau, almost 400 feet high, rising in a curtain of stalagmites and shallow pools, giving one into another on hundreds of different levels, and ancient city of Hierapolis located on this plateau. The great baths were constructed in the second century and are so well-preserved that they now serve as a museum.

Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour from Kusadasi:
Departure days: Everyday, all seasons.
Pick up: Pick time depends on the location of your hotel. Pick up from Kusadasi port is if you are arriving with a cruise ship at a convenient time.
Price: 55 Euro for 1-3 participants, 50 Euro discounted price for 4 and more participants.
Price includes: Pick up/drop back from hotels or Kusadasi port, transportation, English speaking guide, museum fees and lunch

Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour from Izmir
Departure days: Everyday in summer. Ask for winter period.
Pick up: Pick time depends on the location of your hotel. Pick up from Izmir port is if you are arriving with a cruise ship at a convenient time.
Price: 75 Euro for 1-3 participants, 70 Euro discounted price for 4 and more participants.
Price includes: Pick up/drop back from hotels or port, transportation, guide, entrance fees and lunch

Private Version: Experienced guides, flexible pick up time. Pick up from hotels or from Kusadasi port.
Price: Please ask. Per person prices for private tours highly depends on number of participants.



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