Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey Cruise Port

4.6 out of 5

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acemanuel1 says ...
Most people raved about their tours. We didn't take one but spent some time walking...
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About Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

This charming, picturesque resort where Antony and Cleopatra used to vacation is best known as the port for the ancients ruins of Ephesus - one of the world's most wondrous archaeological sites. Explorations should include such masterpieces as the Great Amphitheatre, where St. Paul addressed the Ephesians, the Library of Celsus, and the temples of Athena and Apollo - all connected by marble streets rutted by the wheels of countless chariots.

What people said about this port:

"Tours that include House of Virgin Mary and Ephesus are a must here!!" in 16 reviews.

"However, at the end, the tour guide took us to a rug shop where we were taken upstairs to a 5..." in 22 reviews.


407 reviews and tips of Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey




Survivor2014
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Experience:
7+ cruises

The people were great in Turkey. There are many bargains to be had. Be sure to bargain. Also, I do recommend taking an excursion to Ephesus. It is worth the trip.

Visited: Jul 09, 2016

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jcdavey
Contributor Level: Deck Hand

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
2-3 cruises

This was the highlight stop of the trip--Ephesus! We purchased a shore excursion through CheapCruises & used the voucher they provided, which cut the price in half. It was a wonderful and intimate (6 people) walk through the ancient city & ruins of St John's basilica with our knowledgable guide (Rose, in english; don't remember her proper Turkish name). Lunch was in a large garden outside a carpet shop. Food was excellent and the setting very relaxed. The carpet-making explanation was fascinating and impressive. We were not in the market for a carpet and are happy to say the sales pitch was not high-pressure, even though we were the last cruise ship of the season.

Visited: Nov 21, 2015

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jandi
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
7+ cruises

The ruins in Ephesus have only been 10% excavated and the area is huge. Go to a carpet making demonstration. It is so interesting to see what the local women produce by hand, and they do take no for an answer when you don't want to buy.

Visited: Jul 22, 2015

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