New York Times article about Kusadasi in 1966
New York Times had an article about Kusadasi on November 06, 1966 By ANNE LAMBTON.
I truly enjoyed reading about it. It is so funny to hear there is hardly to see someone. It is totaly different than how it is today. Writer says Kusadasi is awating an Immenent Discovery:
KUSADASI BEFORE TOURISM ARRIVES; Turkish Village on the Aegean Coast Is Awaiting Imminent 'Discovery'
KUSADASI, Turkey The Aegean coast of Turkey is one of the few remaining corners of Europe little known by tourists. It is possible to spend an entire day in this wild, unspoiled countryside without seeing another living soul, except perhaps a shepherd tending his flock, or boys fishing off the rocky coast in a boat.
The below pictures will also show you the big change:
Private Ephesus Tours for Crystal Symphony Passengers from Kusadasi Port.
In 2021, Crystal Symphony of Crystal Cruises is scheduled to call to Kusadasi Port like previous years. First call of Crystal Symphony will be on August 16th 2021. We provide custom made private Ephesus Tours for Crystal Symphony Passengers.
Crystal Cruises offer also private Ephesus tours for their passengers. We offer a better service with a better rate. Our private Ephesus tours offer cruise passengers incomparable personal care, handy services, time flexibility, and sense of control compared to Cruise Line tours. Private and custom tours offered by the cruise lines are extremely expensive.
There are many advantages to book a private Ephesus tour. They allow visitors to do exactly what they want, go to the sites that they find interesting, and eat exactly the type of food they wish to eat. Tourists on a private Ephesus tour never have to wait for slower group members, or hurry up to keep up with the group. People traveling on a private Ephesus tour can speed through a site they find boring, or linger longer at ones they find interesting. It makes the entire tour experience more unforgettable.
For a family with children, a private Ephesus tour is the best way to visit Ephesus. Children do not always have the same attention as adults, and with a private Ephesus tour the tour can be altered to fit them. For groups having children, we add a stop at a tile workshop where kids enjoy seeing how pottery is made.
For more information please do not hesitate to contact us.
Ephesus Private Tour Review by Harris Armstrong
We have just received the following Ephesus Tour Review by Harris Armstrong whom we served in December:
Private Ephesus Tours for Princess Cruises Passengers: Enchanted Princes and Island Princess
Enchanted Princess and Island Princess of Princess Cruises will call to the Port of Kusadasi in 2021. First call will be made by Enchanted Princess on October 17th during 11 Night Grand Mediterranean Cruise.
It is our pleasure to be in service to Princess Cruises passengers for their needs of private tours to Ephesus from Kusadasi Port. We organize custom made private guided tours of Ephesus with English, Spanish, Russian and German speaking tour guides at competitive prices. For more information please contact us.
Ephesus Tour Review by Alan J Rew
Just received the below e-mail from a client that we served last month. We are very gald that our guests are pleased with our services.
Firstly I would like to say how pleased all our group were with Sam
(Sami) as our tour guide on September 28th. He was very knowledgeable on subjects we talked to him about and on the sites themselves. He was also a lot of fun to be with.
The bus size was perfect for our 12 and it was in excellent
condition. Also it was punctual. Ephesus, was a real surprise and a highlight to the group, we talked
about it a lot. We had a lovely Gozleme lunch at a small village which everybody
And we got back in time for the girls to spend some time shopping in
the bazaar. Some may even want to return to Turkey, at varying times, as a result
of the visit and the service we received.
Please pass on our expressions of thanks, from all of our group to Sam
(we had to teach him Aussie, Aussie Aussie), and let him know that if he is in
Perth (which I believe he may be) he is welcome to contact us. My details
below. We would be happy to recommend your company to any fellow
travellers. I also did a review on Trip Advisor per below.
Alan J Rew
Galaxy Resources Limited
Tripadvisor Review about our Ephesus Tour Guide: Mehmet Cibikci
We have just receved the following tripadvisor comment for our Ephesus Tour Guide : Mehmet Cibkci and driver Samet : We almost have 200 reviews on our tripadvisor page.
If I had to pick one favorite day of our one month vacation in September 2013, it would be our day at Ephesus we booked with Denizhan Pekoz TransBalkan Tours. Our group of 4 able adults docked at Izmir Port and only had a 5.5 hours stop. Since Izmir is 1 hour 15min drive to Ephesus, we only had 3 hours to tour. Many ship and private tours could/would not accommodate my request. We wanted to see the Ancient City of Ephesus, INSIDE the Terrace Houses with a very short stop at Mary's house or Temple of Artemis. We did not want the carpet or leather factory tour or lunch since our time was short. Our driver was Samet and guide was Mehmet. They were both very nice.
Private excursions of Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary with Italian speaking tour guides from Kusadasi Cruise Port
We offer private excursions of Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary from Kusadasi Cruise Port with Italian speaking, licensed tour guides. Our Italian speaking tour guides know what people like to see in Kusadasi and Ephesus area. Our Italian speaking tour guides are all university graduates with many years experience and licensed by the ministry of culture and tourism. They are fluent in Italian and have received very good professional training in tour guiding, history and archaeology. They love their work and ready to offer you an excellent service.
Recommend excursion and costs are as follows:
HalfDay (4.5 hours) Temple of Artemis + Ephesus + House of Mary
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. Your driver and tour guidewill take you to another site or drop you at the desired location.
Cost of private excursion of Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary with an Italian speking tour guide from Kusadasi Cruise Port:
(Except Terrace Houses, there is no admission fee for children under 11 years old. For the proof of age, please bring passport copies with you.)
Approximate cost of entrance fees:
Ephesus: 12.5 euro per person (40 Turkish Lira)
House of Mary: 6.5 Euro per person (20 Turkish Lira)
Temple of Artemis: Free of Charge
There is no prepayment required for the reservation. To avoid disappointment, we recommend to make your private Ephesus tour reservation at earliest possible.
Payment can be made in Euro or US Dollar cash at the end of the tour. There is no prepayment required. If you would like to pay with a credit card. We accept credit card payments via Paypal. Therefore we ask the payment to be made at least 1 week prior to the service date.
You can cancel a tour 72 hours in advance of your tour departure without any charges. If you would like to cancel a tour, simply send us an email and we will be happy to assist you. Once you are within the 24 hour tour departure window, the tour becomes non-refundable. This is because our guide and vehicle have set aside space to accommodate your request and will often not be able to fill that space with another customer so close to departure.
For more information contact us.
Private Ephesus Tours and Shore Excursions
If you visit Ephesus by cruise make sure to book a Ephesus Shore Excursion in advance. Our Private Ephesus Tours are led by local licensed Ephesus tour guides. We are one of the leading Ephesus Travel Agency that provide Ephesus Tours and Ephesus Shore Excursions. Ephesus Travel Guide offers exclusive Ephesus Tours.
If you are travelling on land and need some advice like Ephesus Hotels or Ephesus shopping, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please click here to read Ephesus Reviews about us. Ephesus Travel Guide provides you Ephesus History and an online Ephesus Map which would be useful during your visit. Cities near Ephesus also offer many ancient highlights, recommended to be visited. Ruins of Ephesus or currently known as Ephesus Archaeological Site is a must travel destination. You can also click here to see the ruins of Ephesus pictures. Mary`s tomb has not been excavated yet. Archaeologists still searching for that. Modern day Ephesus is known as Selcuk.
In our web site you can find information about: Ephesus Tour Reviews, Ephesus Tour from Izmir, Ephesus Tour from Kusadasi. From Kusadasi private tours and Ephesus trips is organized by Ephesus private guide Denizhan Pekoz. From port of Kusadasi to Ephesus takes 20 minutes. The distance from Izmir Port to Ephesus is 1 hour 15 minutes drive.
For more information please contact us.
For the travelers who will be staying in Kusadasi, Sirince or Selcuk.
Pamukkale (Hierapolis), Priene, Miletus, Didyma, Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary, Basilica of St. John
After departing from your hotel, drive east approx. 3 hours. Enter the site from North Gate and walk through the Ancient Necropolis (Cemetery). So far Italian archaeologists excavated over 1200 tombs in the area. The total number is expected to exceed 3000. No where in the world you can see such a gigantic ancient cemetery. Afterwards see the Roman Bath, walk through Domitian Gate, Frantinus Avenue to see the other remains. View the huge Roman theater having a capacity of 10000. Walk on the calcium deposit terraces of Pamukkale. Enjoy the stunning views. The water temperature is 32 degrees. For the ones interested there is an opportunity to swim at the ancient pools of Cleopatra. Kindly note there is an extra entrance fee approximately 15 Euros per person.
(If requested Aphrodisias or Laodicea ancient cities can also be added to private tours of Pamukkale.)
Priene, Miletus, Didyma
Following the departure from your hotel, the first stop will be PRIENE. The ancient harbor city of Priene probably changed its location when the silt of the Meander River threatened to bury it. Now it is nearly 16km away from the sea. The original place of the city has never been found but it was probably a peninsula with two harbors. Priene was laid out on a Hippodamian system of grid plan at the foot of a spectacular cliff on mount Mycale and contained many famous examples of Hellenistic art and architecture. All the streets intersect at right angles. Next visit MILETUS, an ancient city located near the mouth of the Meandros River. Miletus owed its importance to its position on the trade routes. It was one of the largest cities in Anatolia. Highly prosperous, it founded many colonies and was the home of the ancient philosophers Anaximander, Anaximenes and Thales, the town planner Hippodamus and architect Isidorus. Having a prominent position, Miletus became the most important port in this area and it was the most active member of the twelve cities of the Ionian Confederation. From the 7th century B.C. the city has been controlled in turn by the Persians, Roman and Seljuk Turks. The last visit in the tour will be DIDYMA. The world Didyma meant "twins" and it was associated by some as being the meeting place of Zeus and Leto to have their twins Apollo and Artemis. Didyma was famed as a prophecy center dedicated to Apollo, which served a similar purpose as the Delphi of Anatolia. It was not a city but a sanctuary linked to Miletus by Milesians with a 12 mile sacred road.
Ancient City of Ephesus, Haouse of Virgin Mary, Basilica of St. John
Meet with your guide in front of the Kusadasi port passenger terminal. Drive to the country. Your first stop on this fascinating tour is at theHOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY. Then, you will continue on to visit ancient EPHESUS, one of the most magnificent and best-preserved ancient sites in the world. See the Odeion, the Market Basilica, Curetes Street, Bath,Celsus Library, Marble Street and the Great Theater with a seating capacity of 25,000 people. Afterwards visit the BASILICA OF ST. JOHNand see the TEMPLE OF ARTEMIS, one of the wonders of the ancient world. En-route to Kusadasi enjoy the scenery or shopping opportunity
Ephesus Tour-Bewertung von Andreas Lauko
Wir haben die folgenden Ephesos Tour-Bewertung empfängt nach einen unserer Kunden, die wir im Dezember serviert:
Sehr geehrter Herr Pekoz,
Comentarios de nuestros clientes de nuestra excursión privada a Éfeso
A continuación encontrará una revisión de cliente para nuestra excursion privada a Efeso. Servimos a estos clientes el 1 de diciembre. Llegaron al puerto de Izmir con Norwegian Jade.
Gracias a nuestro guia , pudimos disfrutar de una visita a Efeso y a la casa de la Virgen María
NCL `ы Norwegian Jade круизное судно находится в порту Измир сегодня.У нас есть группа из 28 из cruisecritic.com. Один из наших выдающихся гидов: г-н Tazegul предоставляет им экскурсию на целый день Эфес, дом Девы Марии и Базилика Св. Иоанна. Norwegian Jade оставят Измир в 6:00 вечера.
Если ваш корабль также будет звонить в Измире, мы были бы счастливы быть в обслуживание к вам. Пожалуйста, свяжитесь с нами для частных программ тур Эфес из Измира порт.
Opinion de un cliente sobre la excursion privada de Efeso
Siguiente encontrara un opinion de uno de nuestros clientes que serviamos:
Excursiones privadas a Efeso con guías turísticos de habla hispana desde Kusadasi.
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