It costs 40 Euros per person for a round trip from Samos to Kusadasi. Ferries depart from Pythagorion port at 8.30am and arrive Kusadasi at 9.45am. Return ferry is at 5.00pm. This will give you approx. 7 hours to visit Ephesus and surrounding areas. For more information about ferries from Samos to Kusadasi please visit: www.fastsamosferry.com
Suggested private tour program is as follows:
FullDay (6 hours) Temple of Artemis + Ephesus + House of Mary + Traditional Turkish Lunch
After meeting your guide drive through the fertile lands. Your first stop will be the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. Afterwards proceed to the mountain where Virgin Mary is believed to spent her 9 years. The house is approximately 1000 feet above sea level and running as an active chapel. Roman Catholics believe that Virgin Marycame to Ephesus with Saint. John 5 years after the crucification. At the age of 63 she is assumed to heaven. Altough there is no fact that Virgin Mary lived here approximately 1.5 million people visit the site each year. After 30 minutes visit to the House of Mary, drive to ancient city of Ephesus. You will be dropped at the upper gate of Ephesus with yourtour guide. Start exploring the city. You will be walking down the hill approximately 1.5hrs. You will see the Odeon, the basilica, domitian square, fountain of Trajan, Celcus library, Terrace Houses (optional),Marble street, the Grand Theater of Ephesus and the Harbour Street. You will be endng your tour at the bottom gate. Enjoy a traditional Turkish lunch in the grounds of a country house. Here you will see a private demonstration of the traditional carpet making process from dying to spinning to weaving at a school where young girls are trained in the craft. Return back to Kusadasi Port.
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