Day 1 (Kusadasi, Ephesus, Virgin Mery's House and Sirince Village)
After breakfast on your ship ,we pick you up from your hotel or Izmir (Symirna) port.We drive for less than an hour to the world-famous ancient Greco-Roman site of Ephesus, one of the largest and best-preserved ancient cities in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can walk on the remarkably preserved wide marble streets, flanked by columns and temples. We see the Library of Celsus, a tiered façade decorated with exquisite statues. In the mphitheater we’ll see is the same one where St. Paul preached to the Ephesians. And there are also remarkably preserved baths. Ephesus was also the site of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. No longer standing, it was said to be one of the most colossal temples ever built.Lunch in a local restaurant,than . We also visit the nearby House of the Virgin Mary, nestled high in the hills overlooking the city of Ephesus. AFrom here we drive about 30 minutes to a village wich is called Sirince to have lunch breake in this local family run restaurant.Greek Orthodox Church from 19th century. Later this afternoon, we have the unique opportunity to get acquainted with the oldturkish carpet-making tradition of Anatolia, befor we drive to hotel in Kusadası or your cruise ship in Izmir or Kusadasi.