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On this tour, you’ll travel in a small group by minibus to visit Ephesus, one of the most interesting and extensive ancient cities in the world, and also visit the impressive Terrace Houses. Upon reaching the once powerful city, passing by the Magnesia Gate, you’ll enter the administrative section of ancient Ephesus. On your guided walking tour you’ll see the Odeon, the Fountain of Trajan, the five terraces of the apartment houses, the Scholastica Baths, the Temple of Hadrian and the impressive Library of Celsius, which is adorned with columns and statues. The Grand Theater is the largest theater in antiquity and has a capacity of 24,000 seats. Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession through the Arcadian Way, and today you’ll proceed this way when you return to your bus.
On the slopes of Bulbul Mountain opposite the Hadrian Temple, you’ll visit the Terrace Houses of Ephesus, also called “the houses of the rich” because they were for the important and wealthy people. You’ll get an extra ticket to visit the inner sections of these houses where excavations still continue. The most ancient of the houses were built in the 1st century B.C. and most of the houses were restored in the 2nd century A.D. The houses seemed plain from outside, but inside were decorated with mosaics and frescoes. Following your visit of Ephesus, you’ll be welcomed to enjoy a “Roman feast” where Romans and Ephesians will be happy to greet you and share their goat cheese and wine with you. After your excursion, you’ll visit a shopping center where you’ll enjoy a refreshment and a presentation of carpets, leather or jewelry, followed by time for shopping.
Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.